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‘Swatting’ hoaxes are wasting money and police resources

Prank phone calls, for the most part, are a harmless joke, but at times, they end up costing towns and taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars.

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A Great Time for a Great Cause

The Shore Dreams for Kids organization is once again planning to offer free power boat rides for children with special needs this summer, but they can't make it happen without your help.

The group's annual Casino Night fundraiser is coming up in June, but Communications Director Dave Patnaude says that's just the begin

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Island Beach State Park (Facebook via Jersey Shore Hurricane News)
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Fee Proposal Sparks Backlash from Boaters

The State Department of Environmental Protection's plan to impose a $3 fee for use of the walkway that allows access to Island Beach State park from Tice's Shoal is prompting backlash from boaters.

DEP spokesman Larry Hajna says the money would be used to pay for lifeguards, which would in turn allow the park to open more beach area for public use

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Deadly tick-borne virus is raising health concerns in New Jersey

The Powassan virus has gained the attention of health officials in New Jersey. It's rarer than Lyme disease, but this tick-borne illness is deadlier and has had some activity in the Garden State over the past couple years.

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Icons of American Culture: History of New Jersey Diners, Cornelius Low House
Icons of American Culture: History of New Jersey Diners, Cornelius Low House (Townsquare Media NJ)
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New Jersey’s diner history unfolds at new museum exhibit

A new museum exhibit in Middlesex County will have visitors craving disco fries and open-faced sandwiches on the way out.

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Route 70 Crash, April 17, 2015 (Photo Courtesy: Manchester Township Police)
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Vehicle Overturns on Route 70

Route 70 in Manchester Township had to be temporarily shut down Friday afternoon after a 2-car crash ended with one of the vehicles overturned.

Police say the car being driven by 75-year-old Norma Vasquez of Barnegat was re-entering the roadway from the shoulder when it struck the a passing eastbound vehicle

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Does money buy happiness? New research says no

Researchers at Princeton University who polled 450,000 people several years ago found the optimum income amount for most seemed to be about $75,000 a year.

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Facility at Earle Weapons Naval Air Station (Twitter)
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Before hurricane season, all hands standing by at Earle

Stand by for heavy rolls. Atlantic hurricane season arrives June 1. The U.S. Navy is preparing now for whatever heads in our directon until it's over.

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Victory Bridge, Perth Amboy
Victory Bridge, Perth Amboy (YouTube)
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Officials take steps to prevent suicide attempts at NJ bridges

The problem is more serious than you might think. Every year in New Jersey dozens of people attempt to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge.

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Wells Fargo survey finds modest economic gains in NJ

As New Jersey continues its sluggish recovery from the recession, a new Wells Fargo report shows the Garden State is still lagging behind the economic growth of its neighbors.

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