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Fantastic Friday, steamy and stormy Saturday for NJ

Friday continues the pleasant warm stretch of weather for the Garden State, but Saturday temporarily turns hot and humid with the chance for thunderstorms.

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NJ Gymnast Laurie Hernandez
NJ Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez goes pro in Rio (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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NJ Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez goes pro while in Rio

Gymnast Laurie Hernandez has made Olympic headlines even before her first competition. The Old Bridge teen told us how she'll keep her cool at the summer games.

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All that rain last weekend did help NJ stave off potential drought

Conditions in New Jersey are improving, due in part to the heavy rains that drenched parts of the state last weekend, but also because last month turned out to be the 14th wettest on record.

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Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ
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NJ towns thank Mother Nature for great beach badge sales so far this year

The beach badge business can be hit or miss in New Jersey, and Mother Nature has delivered mostly a hit through early August. So towns along the Jersey Shore are reporting very healthy numbers as they take on the last full month of summer.

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Aedes aegypti mosquito (James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP, File)
Aedes aegypti mosquito (James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP, File)
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Confirmed Zika cases in NJ triple since June, but still all travel-related

The state Department of Health would not comment on whether any of New Jersey's cases involved pregnant women. They are the most at-risk population given Zika's confirmed link to a serious birth defect of the brain known as microcephaly.

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NJ firefighter, 33, killed in crash with SUV, authorities say

The Country Hills Fire Department announced the death of Lt. Kevin McMorrow in a Facebook post Thursday.

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Senate President Steve Sweeney addresses a Statehouse news conference (Photo via Senate Democrats)
Senate President Steve Sweeney addresses a Statehouse news conference (Photo via Senate Democrats)
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Plug about to be pulled on pension funding amendment to NJ’s constitution

Given transportation funding uncertainly, the pension amendment is a "dangerous, wrong approach," says the Senate president. NJEA's leader calls him dishonest.

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Freehold Borough school construction gets state approval and aid

After years of chronically-crowded classrooms, the Freehold Borough School District can look forward to expanded facilities for its booming student population - the lion's share to be paid by the State of New Jersey.

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Logo for Robbinsville Township (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ identity crisis: Another town loses bid to get its own ZIP code

As far as the U.S. Postal Service is concerned, Robbinsville doesn't exist and is a part of Trenton.

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New England Towns Struggle With Opioid And Heroin Epidemic
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As needle-exchange funding dwindles, advocated begin crowdsourcing

A GoFundMe page has been established to raise money for the state's Syringe Access Program.

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House in Pohatcong where a man claims he was attacked by a bear
House in Pohatcong where a man claims he was attacked by a bear (ABC 7)
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NJ authorities say that was NO bear attack on porch, but injured man sticks to story

Pohatcong Police said there is no evidence of a bear attacking a man on Wednesday in Pohatcong.

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Barbed wire, nail booby traps found on NJ trail where cyclists, hikers feud over turf

Whoever left barbed wires and nails on a trail at High Mountain Park in Wayne could face serious charges.

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