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Yesterday's round of heavy rain ended with a rainbow over Route 18 in New Brunswick.  (Jerry Salit, Facebook photo)
Yesterday's round of heavy rain ended with a rainbow over Route 18 in New Brunswick. (Jerry Salit, Facebook photo)
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Another warm, muggy, and potentially stormy day

Scattered thunderstorms with localized heavy downpours are likely to pop up again this afternoon, as temperatures soar well into the 80s.

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Underwater breath-holding games can be fatal to swimmers, according to the CDC. (JaySi, ThinkStock)
Underwater breath-holding games can be fatal to swimmers, according to the CDC. (JaySi, ThinkStock)
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Dangerous underwater breath-holding games can be fatal

The summer months are almost upon us and as children and adults head to swimming pools, lakes and the ocean, officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning of the dangers of underwater breath-holding games and exercises.

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NJ college affordability panel gets to work

The New Jersey College Affordability Commission is not expected to report its recommendations to Gov. Chris Christie and the Legislature until September of 2016, but the panel took testimony Wednesday at the Statehouse and received a variety of ideas to consider in an effort to lower the cost of a college education in New Jersey.

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Obesity rates – New Jersey is 16th best

At least 25 percent of New Jersey adults are considered obese, according to the latest rankings from Gallup and Healthways.

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Gov. Chris Christie on the May edition of Ask The Governor. (Kira Buxton, NJ 101.5)
Gov. Chris Christie on the May edition of Ask The Governor. (Kira Buxton, NJ 101.5)
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Christie supports expanding gambling in North Jersey

As gambling has continued to expand across the region, it's no secret that, for years, New Jersey casinos have been struggling. Tonight on Townsquare Media's Ask the Governor program, Gov. Chris Christie said he'd support a move to put a question on the ballot that would extend gaming to the northern part of the state.

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Strong storms possible today, as heat and humidity continue

The sweet spot for thunderstorms today will be north and west of the New Jersey Turnpike as a Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued and temperatures once again soar well into the 80s

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Monmouth County SWAT team responds to an earlier incident
Monmouth County SWAT team responds to an earlier incident (Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office)
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Fatal SWAT shooting in Middletown under state investigation

Gunfire unleashed by a Monmouty County SWAT team officer that left a Middletown man dead before dawn today catches the attention of acting New Jersey Attorney General John J. Hoffman's office.

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New Jersey still lagging in jobs recovery

Unlike neighboring states and the rest of the country, New Jersey still hasn't recovered all the jobs lost during the Great Recession that ended in 2009.

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Category: New Jersey News, News Tags: ,
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What you need to know about dog flu

Canine influenza, or "dog flu," is on the radar of veterinarians across New Jersey, now that the state has tallied its first case stemming from an outbreak in the Midwest.

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(kevin mayer, ThinkStock)
(kevin mayer, ThinkStock)
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Health care premium could surge soon, report shows

When health care claim costs rise, premiums increase as well. A new Wells Fargo survey suggested claim costs could go up significantly through the rest of 2015 and into 2016.

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