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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 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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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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(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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Ulta shoplifting suspects
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Ulta shoplifting suspects sought by Howell police

A probe of shoplifting at the Ulta in the Howell Commons shopping center raises two possible suspects, based on surveillance images. Howell Township police want to hear from you if you recognize either, or both.

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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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Beach buggies that Funtown Pier is bringing to Seaside Park
Beach buggies that Funtown Pier is bringing to Seaside Park (Funtown Pier)
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Seaside Park approves beach buggies

SEASIDE PARK (AP) — Beach buggies are on their way to a New Jersey shore town.

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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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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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