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Cold Comfort – February Made the Weather Record Books

If you spent any length of time outside during the month of February, chances are, you felt the bone-chilling cold. In fact, February 2015 will go down as one of the coldest on record.

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A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew located a truck that fell through the ice on Toms River early Sunday
A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew located a truck that fell through the ice on Toms River early Sunday (US Coast Guard)
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Coast Guard Locates Truck Under Frozen Toms River

A Coast Guard rescue crew has located the spot in the Toms River where a small pick up truck fell through the ice early Sunday morning with a dog inside.

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A winter storm will bring ice and snow accumulation to most of New Jersey for the first day of March.  (Dan Zarrow, Townsquare Media)
A winter storm will bring ice and snow accumulation to most of New Jersey for the first day of March. (Dan Zarrow, Townsquare Media)
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March roars in like a lion with ice and snow

The threat of accumulating snow and ice will likely make travel hazardous from Sunday afternoon through the Monday morning commute.

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Theft protection – Did your credit card get its makeover?

There's an October deadline to get microchip-enabled credit cards into the hands of all U.S. cardholders, but a new survey suggests the industry is lagging in its attempt to reach the new standard.

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State pensions – NJ Treasurer says full funding would be ‘irresponsible’

New Jersey's state treasurer says it would "irresponsible" for Gov. Christie to make the full, legally-required contribution of $3 million to the public employee pension fund, even though a judge has now ruled he should.

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New State Program Helps Sandy Homeowners Pay Rent

Financial help will soon be available for families paying rent while waiting for the rebuilding or elevation of their Sandy damaged homes. According to nj.com, a new program announced by the state today will offer homeowners up to $825 dol

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Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Budget dealing is far from done in New Jersey

Gov. Chris Christie has proposed a $33.8 billion State Budget that keeps funding essentially flat for schools, higher education, municipalities and property tax relief programs. But the spending plan will not be adopted as is, because budgets never are.

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Chris Christie says he ‘played by the rules’ during recent travels

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who's still mulling a 2016 presidential run, has traveled extensively in recent months, but it's not his absence from the state that has turned out to be the main point of contention.

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Shoppers at Woodside ACE Hardware stock up on ice melt and shovels as they prepare for a snowstorm. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
Shoppers at Woodside ACE Hardware stock up on ice melt and shovels as they prepare for a snowstorm. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
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Expensive weather? Rough winter dampens economic recovery

Another harsh winter is having an impact on what we buy and when. It's helping some businesses but hurting others.  

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Fire investigator John Lightbody photographs the remains of a Stafford Township home
Fire investigator John Lightbody photographs the remains of a Stafford Township home (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
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Stafford explosion determined to be accidental

The explosion of a home in Stafford Township on Tuesday has been determined to be accidental to according to a joint investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, Stafford Township Police Department, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI, and Ocean County Fire Marshall.

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Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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NJEA to Christie – Not So Fast on That Pension ‘Accord’

Not so fast, the New Jersey Education Association is saying, after Gov. Chris Christie's budget address Tuesday.

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Volunteers sort through donations at the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties
Volunteers sort through donations at the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ Food Banks, Pantries Cite Greater Need with Colder Weather

When the temperatures go down, the need goes up for help from food banks and pantries throughout New Jersey. Unfortunately, it's also a time of year when donations are lighter than normal.

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