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Lightning in Belmar during Saturday's storm (Facebook via Jersey Shore Hurricane News)
Lightning in Belmar during Saturday's storm (Facebook via Jersey Shore Hurricane News)
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Woman Struck By Lightning In Monmouth Beach Dies

A New York woman who was struck by lightning while visiting the New Jersey shore has died.

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Photo Courtesy Flickr User _snapp
Photo Courtesy Flickr User _snapp
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Protecting Your Business From Extreme Weather

Hurricanes and gale force winds might not seem like a common place occurrence in the Garden State, but the Hurricane Irene and the recent storms in Atlantic County show the area is not immune to extreme weather. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety is warning that businesses, especially those in strip malls, need to take precaution by conducting a simulation of extreme winds.

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Ocean County Fair in 2011 (Townsquare Media NJ)
Ocean County Fair in 2011 (Townsquare Media NJ)
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What’s Got Pig Races, Amusement Rides, Entertainment and Food All In One Spot?

The 66th Annual Ocean County Fair kicks off this Tuesday at the Robert J. Miller Airpark in Berkeley Township. The family-friendly event that puts the spotlight on 4-H Fair projects, will also feature live entertainment, amusement rides, food and a host of attractions.

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Flickr user ChrisandBlake
Flickr user ChrisandBlake
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NJ Doctor Shortage Worsens [AUDIO]

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld Obamacare, millions of additional people will soon have health insurance – and that’s expected to make a doctor shortage in Jersey even worse.

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Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
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Governor Christie Releases Video Rewind Of His Term So Far [VIDEO]

As things have cooled in Trenton following a heated budget season, the Governor’s Office has released a new video detailing  Chris Christie’s 2+ years in office.

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New Jersey American Water mechanic assists in prepping the 36-inch water main yesterday, which is now in service and delivering water to the treatment plant (Facebook)
New Jersey American Water mechanic assists in prepping the 36-inch water main yesterday, which is now in service and delivering water to the treatment plant (Facebook)
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Outdoor Water Ban Lifted For Some Monmouth Residents

The outdoor watering ban is lifted for some Monmouth County residents. The good news applies only to all non-New Jersey American Water customers.

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Nine Nabbed In Ocean County Pot Busts

Eight people from Berkeley Township and one from Manchester face marijuana-related charges in an ongoing quality-of-life probe by investigators of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s office.

Armed with warrants, members of the county Special Operations Group and Berkeley Township police searched homes on Butler Boulevard and Holly Boulevard on Monday, July 2.

Investigators say they uncovered 14 bags of marijuana,

Flickr User jetssandzeppelins
Flickr User jetssandzeppelins
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Have You Had Enough of the New Jersey Heat Wave?

It’s another very hot day in the Garden state – with temperatures climbing up into the mid 90’s today and tomorrow – and then we’ll approach 100 degrees on Saturday!

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Accident Scene, Whittier and Longfellow Avenues (Toms River Police Dept.)
Accident Scene, Whittier and Longfellow Avenues (Toms River Police Dept.)
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Toms River 12-Year-Old Recovering After Car Mishap

A Toms River boy is recovering from injuries after being run down by a car Wednesday night.

Police say Hunter Calvetto, 12, was struck at the intersection of Whittier and Longfellow Avenues at about 8:45 p.m.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
Mario Tama, Getty Images
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12 Ways to Tell It’s Way, Way Too Hot

Temperatures are reaching new heights as we move into the summer. Sweltering humidity have made being outdoors almost unbearable. The sun is laughing at us.

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Storm damage in Northfield (Townsquare Media NJ)
Storm damage in Northfield (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Atlantic City Electric Meets 90% Restoration Goal

Atlantic City Electric has apparently met its goal of having 90% of those who lost power during Saturday’s storm  back on line by midnight Wednesday night.

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Gianni Ferrari, Getty Images
Gianni Ferrari, Getty Images
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This Day in History for July 5 – The Bikini Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1865 – The Salvation Army is founded in London (More info)

1937 – The luncheon meat SPAM is introduced by the Hormel Foods Corporation (More info)

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