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Crest decorates a wall at the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, DC. (Photo Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
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FBI task force attacks child exploitation

One wouldn't necessarily associate child sex trafficking with the Garden State, but according to an FBI Special Agent, it's a much bigger problem than most people expect.

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food and water at the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties
Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ
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Colleges, universities opening their own food pantries

Faced with the after effects of the economic downturn, along with the rising cost of tuition, more college students are going hungry.

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Shell casings
Shell casings (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Crime-fighting tool helps NJ police solve crimes

County and local police departments throughout New Jersey are employing technology to track shell casings from a firearm in hopes of solving crimes.

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Forest Fire Service Plane, Photo courtesy of The Lakewood Scoop
Forest Fire Service Plane, Photo courtesy of The Lakewood Scoop
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Plane helps Douse Brush Fire in Lakewood

Hours after finishing a forest fire course, the Lakewood Fire Department and the State Forest Fire Service battled a brush fire along New Hampshire Avenue Sunday afternoon. 

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Ambulance
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Lacey Toddler Medivaced to Hospital with Soup Burns

A Lacey Township toddler had to be helicoptered to the Saint Barnabas Burn Center in Livingston after being scorched by hot soup in his Lanoka Harbor home Sunday afternoon, according to police. 

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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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SDFK Boat Ride
Photo Courtesy: Tim Sharkey, Sharkey Images
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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
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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