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The beach in Seaside Park
The beach in Seaside Park (Joe Palmer, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Weekend weather forecast – nice start, but a rainy and cool finish

Aside from a few isolated showers, both Friday and Saturday will bring decent weather to New Jersey, while Sunday will be a big transition day.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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New Jersey faces ‘moderate drought’ conditions

Despite heavy rain in spots Thursday, New Jersey this spring has seen a drying trend that, combined with warm temperatures, has put us on drought's doorstep.

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A Wall Township police officer displays one of Monmouth County's new body cameras. (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Monmouth County launches body camera pilot program

Three municipalities in Monmouth County are taking part in a pilot program that equips police officers with body cameras.

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NJ's Salute to Small Business
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NJ’s smallest businesses optimistic about their future

A new survey shows the smallest businesses in the Garden State were continuing their slow, but steady recovery from the recession.

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Sirens
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Catching ‘swatters’ isn’t easy, authorities say

The disruptive trend known as "swatting" has taken New Jersey by storm. There have been several incidents this past week alone, prompting heavy police presence at a school, mall or hospital for absolutely no reason.

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Police respond to bomb threat made to the Oak Street School in Lakewood
Police respond to bomb threat made to the Oak Street School in Lakewood (The Lakewood Scoop)
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More swatting incidents plague New Jersey

As more threats are made to more New Jersey schools, the Ocean County Mall opened as usual on Thursday morning following a false bomb threat that led to an evacuation, one of three across the state on Wednesday.

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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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College graduation
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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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