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Used Car Dealer Sentenced for Conning Buyers into Superstorm-Damaged Vehicles

The former owner of a used-car lot in Old Bridge can expect to spend three years in prison for palming off Superstorm-damaged cars on unwitting buyers.

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NJ Speaker to introduce Meadowlands reform bill

Looking to spur job creation and economic growth in northern New Jersey while also eliminating government bureaucracy by merging two major state agencies, Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto (D-Secaucus) said he plans to introduce a Meadowlands region reform measure. The bill would also change the tax sharing system used by 14 area towns.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Energy Sector Luncheon in Calgary, Alberta on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Larry MacDougal)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Energy Sector Luncheon in Calgary, Alberta on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Larry MacDougal)
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Christie praises Keystone pipeline during visit to Canada

Burnishing his conservative credentials in advance of a possible 2016 presidential run, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie used a portion of his keynote address at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce's Energy Sector Luncheon Thursday to extol the virtues of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project.

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Toms River Mom Wants Later School Start

Cindy Botwinick is leading a petition drive to convince the Toms River School District to begin the school day later than 7:15 a.m. The mother of three has collected more than 500 signatures so far by going door-to-door and soliciting names online.

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Judge Sides with Margate in Beach Replenishment Suit

Margate wins a round in their ongoing battle over seizing beach front land to build sand dunes. A federal judge sided with the town's assertion that the state should not have used an administrative order to obtain easements giving government the right to carry out the work

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Jury Finds Husband Guilty in Middletown Frying Pan Murder

 

A Middletown man has been found guilty of the first degree murder of his wife of twenty years by bludgeoning her with a frying pan and stangling her. Prosecutor's convinced a jury that former securities salesman Patrick Allen killed his wife Kimberly during an argument when she learned that they were deep in debt.

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Fatal Crash Probe Under Way in Tinton Falls

A crash on Route 537 in Tinton Falls that sources say left one person dead late this morning remains under investigation this afternoon.

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State Officials Kick of NJ’s Christmas Tree Season

Now that the holiday season is upon us, New Jersey Christmas tree farmers are in high gear. State Department of Agriculture Public Information Officer Lynn Richmond said New Jersey ranks seventh in the number of Christmas tree farms in the country.

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Hundreds of Santas to spread cheer in Asbury Park

The global Santacon Convention returns to Asbury Park for a third year on Dec. 13. Countless merry-makers dressed as Saint Nicholas will gather at noon at the Asbury Park Train Station to spread holiday cheer.

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NJ trails most states in charitable giving

A new survey finds New Jersey is one of the least charitable states in the country.

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