"The President is not a liar." That's the initial, and swift response to former FBI Director James Coney's virtual accusations before the Senate Intelligence Committee today. The panel sought Comey's sworn comments in a larger probe of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives before and during the November election - something Comey asserted without doubt - and his allegations of obstruction in the agency's investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Flynn was forced to resign after misleading Vice-President Mike Pence about his interactions with a top Russian official.

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Equipment worth an estimated $10,000, and a company truck, vanish from a Jackson landscaper's property - and the search for a suspect is on. Township police said that Down To Earth Landscaping was looted before dawn Wednesday. Trenton police recovered the truck.

If you're anywhere near Veterans Middle School in Brick Township Friday, between 8 AM and 1 PM, you will hear gunshots. Guaranteed. No need to call police. They know. The school hosts a Civil War re-enactment.

Renowned skateboarders roll into Berkeley Township this Saturday, for the grand re-opening of the newly-rebuilt and expanded skate park in Veterans' Park. Township Councilman Angelo Guadagno says that there are accommodations for skateboarders, in-line skaters, scooters and BMX riders.

K-Mart in Manahawkin is one of 72 casualties nationwide, in a new round of store closures by Sears. Sites in Vineland and Mantua are also among those expected to be shuttered by September.

Supporters say the Financial Choice Act slashes overbearing regulations that are strangling small banks and preventing many potential borrowers from getting loans. Critics say it's a reversion to the bad old days before the 2008 financial collapse that bred much of the Dodd-Frank Act. The House of Representatives approved it today. The bill is still under consideration the Senate.

The last vestiges of Superstorm Sandy damage are gone from the rebuilt Leonardo State Marina in Middletown. Saturday's grand reopening forms the centerpiece of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection's celebration of National Marinas Day. Organizers promise free kayak tours, a kids' fishing event, vendors and refreshments.

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