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Monmouth County Courthouse (Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media NJ)
Monmouth County Courthouse (Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Monmouth County Courthouse To Stay Closed On Wednesday

The Monmouth County Courthouse remains closed for another day while the investigation into what caused almost 80  people to get sick presses on.

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Fox Photos, Getty Images
Fox Photos, Getty Images
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This Day in History for June 20 – First Commercial Telephone Service and More

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

1837 – Queen Victoria ascends to the British throne (More info)

1840 – Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph (More info)

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Frederick M. Brown / Vittorio Zunino Celotto, Getty Images
Frederick M. Brown / Vittorio Zunino Celotto, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for June 20 – John Goodman, Nicole Kidman and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

John Goodman
Age: 60
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Scene-stealing turns in the films ‘Raising Arizona,’ ‘The Big Lebowski’ and ‘O Brother Where Art Thou?,’ and a nine-year stint playing patriarch Dan Conner on the TV series ‘Roseanne’

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Krystle Garcia (WNBC TV)
Krystle Garcia (WNBC TV)
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NJ Woman Jailed On Decade-Old NYC Traffic Summons

An Elmwood Park woman says she spent a night in a New York City jail after police discovered she had a decade-old traffic summons.

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The Toms River Veterans Recreation Complex on North Bay Avenue, back in November 2011, when the softball fields were still under construction (Debbi Winogracki)
The Toms River Veterans Recreation Complex on North Bay Avenue, back in November 2011, when the softball fields were still under construction (Debbi Winogracki)
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Toms River Sportsplex Has Historic Past

Kids playing on the newest softball fields in Toms River are probably unaware that they’re frolicking on land with ties to the township’s past and America’s defense of liberty.

Dedication of the fields in the 26-acre Toms River Veterans Recreation Complex on North Bay Avenue took place Saturday, led by Mayor Thomas Kelaher, Township Council President Maurice Hill and Township Clerk and Historian J

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Michael Loccisano / Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images
Michael Loccisano / Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for June 19 – Phylicia Rashad, Paula Abdul and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Phylicia Rashad
Age: 64
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her role as no-nonsense Clair Huxtable on ‘The Cosby Show,’ being the first African-American actress to win a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for ‘A Raisin in the Sun,’ and her former marriage to retired football star Ahmad Rashad

Paula Abdul
Age: 50
Occupation: Singer, Dancer, Choreographer and TV Personality
Known For: Hit singles including ‘Straight Up’ and ‘Forever Your Girl,’ choreography work for artists like Janet Jackson, and eight years as the perpetually ditzy judge on ‘American Idol’

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Missouri History Museum
Missouri History Museum
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This Day in History for June 19 – US Abolishes Slavery and More

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

1862 – Congress abolishes slavery in US territories, nullifying the Dred Scott Case (More info)

1910 – The first Father’s Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington (More info)

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NJ State Senator Robert Singer (Townsquare Media)
NJ State Senator Robert Singer (Townsquare Media)
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Shore-Based Bill Aims To Stop Student Athlete Cardiac Deaths

A shore-based state measure that would try to prevent cardiac-related student athlete deaths by requiring defibrillators at all school sports events inches forward.

The state Senate  Budget and Appropriations Committee approved “Janet’s Law” today

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Monmouth County Courthouse Evacuated

The Monmouth County Courthouse in Freehold is being evacuated for the second time in two business days due to people having difficulty breathing.

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United State Coast Guard's Spencer (United States Coast Guard)
United State Coast Guard's Spencer (United States Coast Guard)
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Another Faked Distress Call Spurs Another Coast Guard Search

Coast Guard officials have suspended a search off the southern New Jersey coast that began after the agency received a mysterious distress call on Sunday morning.

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Clark And Jean Paradise Win National Prize (Home Instead)
Clark And Jean Paradise Win National Prize (Home Instead)
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Toms River Homeless Support Volunteers Win National Award

What started as a one-man mission to help Ocean County’s homelessness victims rebuild their lives has grown into a nonprofit organization reaching throughout New Jersey and beyond – and the 85-year-old founder has gotten new energy for his mission with a $5,000 award.

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Sea turtle at Island Beach State Park (Facebook via Jersey Shore Hurricane News)
Sea turtle at Island Beach State Park (Facebook via Jersey Shore Hurricane News)
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Dead Sea Turtles Wash Ashore On Several Beaches

Four dead sea turtles have washed ashore on beaches in New Jersey.

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