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Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee .
Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee . (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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Amtrak CEO vows to put safety technology into operation

Federal safety regulators and Amtrak officials face questions at a congressional hearing Tuesday on why technology to slow trains that are going too fast wasn't in place before last month's deadly derailment in Philadelphia.

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(L-R) suspects Alicia Noble and Damian Arena
(L-R) suspects Alicia Noble and Damian Arena (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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New arrests in Sin City, Broken Rule drug probes

Investigators who collared dozens of suspects in a probe of two major heroin operations at the end of April add 13 more to the total.

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Operation Sin City suspects (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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Two heroin networks smashed in twin probes, say authorities

Two networks suspected of moving tens of thousands of hits of heroin each week through Ocean, Monmouth, Atlantic, and Union Counties and Philadelphia are simultaneously shut down and 34 suspects are identified in a two-pronged probe centered in Ocean County.

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It’s National Cheesesteak Day

Since we're so close to Philadelphia, it's safe to say that most Ocean County folks can appreciate a good cheesesteak.  If you haven't had one in a while, today you've got a good reason to indulge.  It's National Cheesesteak Day!

Though the main ingredients are beef and cheese, some of the options that people debate about are whether or not to add fried onions or Cheese Whiz

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Townsquare Digital
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Philadelphian Charged in Maple Shade Corpse Discovery

The investigation surrounding a corpse found in a car trunk at a Maple Shade hotel leads to the arrest of a suspect from Philadelphia accused of hiding it there.

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Philadelphia Felon Admits Extortion through Homosexual Sex Ad

A Philadelphia felon with eight convictions in his past can expect to spend another five years in prison for blackmailing a victim in New Jersey who answered his Craigslist ad for a homosexual encounter.

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Songquan Deng - ThinkStock
Songquan Deng - ThinkStock
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What Do You Consider to be “The City”?

Having grown up mostly in Middlesex County, I've visited "The City" plenty of times. It's only recently though that I realized that when you say "do you want to go to The City?", it may not mean the same thing to everyone.

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Eastern State Penitentiary
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Exploring a Huge 184 Year Old Haunted Prison [Photos]

This past weekend I got to explore one of the locations that I've been itching to ghost hunt for years.

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Eastern State Penitentiary
Photo by Justin Louis
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Getting Ready to Check Out a Ghost Hunter’s Dream Site

It's one of the eeriest compounds that many of us will ever see. It has a lengthy history of violence and mystery. It's a ghost hunter's dream location to investigate.

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Before and After shot of Center City Philly building collapse on 22nd and Market streets (Left to right: Google Street View / Twitter User sojourn_ceil)
Before and After shot of Center City Philly building collapse on 22nd and Market streets (Left to right: Google Street View / Twitter User sojourn_ceil)
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Building Collapses in Center City Philadelphia [VIDEO]

A four-story building being demolished on the edge of downtown collapsed with a thunderous boom Wednesday, raining bricks down on a thrift store, injuring 12 people and trapping two others, the fire commissioner said

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