Ten drug and warrant suspects are rounded up in a raid at the Americana Hotel in Toms River. The township Special Enforcement Team and Quality of Life task force collaborated on the November 22 warrant search.

Americana Motel Arrests (Toms River Police Dept.)

New Jersey Forest Fire teams are conducting controlled burns in Berkeley Township and Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan. Plumes of smoke drifting from wooded areas should be no cause for alarm.

Apparently, benching Eli Manning was about the most unpopular thing the Giants could do besides losing consistently. Fans bought billboard space around New Jersey to send the message, "Big Blue, Shame On You."

Several of the 26 suspected welfare fraudsters in Lakewood, arrested last summer, will let grand juries decide their futures. Time is running out on the state Community Affairs offer of amnesty for anyone who admits taking government money illegally.

New Jersey rolls the dice, so to speak, in front of the US Supreme Court next week, in its ultimate bid to legalize sports wagering. State officials opted not to activate it when four other states did, a quarter-century ago. If New Jersey succeeds, other states are poised to follow suit.

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