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Smoke and carbon monoxide detector (Credit: Mike Rachel)
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Carbon monoxide – A silent killer strikes in New Jersey, Maryland

Two tragedies this week where families may have misused generators or heaters that emitted deadly levels of carbon monoxide is creating more awareness of this dangerous poison.

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Many NJ schools are paying a lot of money for their children to take part in extracurricular activities. (Siri Stafford, ThinkStock)
Many NJ schools are paying a lot of money for their children to take part in extracurricular activities. (Siri Stafford, ThinkStock)
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Lawmaker says NJ schools shouldn’t charge for extracurricular activities

Recent data shows for every pupil attending school in the Garden State, the state Education Department is spending a record $19,211, but of that total, only $274 goes toward extracurricular activities. 

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Water main break in Freehold Borough

A ruptured water main in Freehold Borough leaves taps dry in part of the community into the night.

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Daniel Regan and his mother, Lynn. (Credit: Regan family)
Daniel Regan and his mother, Lynn. (Credit: Regan family)
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Heroin Wasteland – NJ families ‘turned upside down’ by drug addicted kids

Heroin Wasteland (Part 3 of 5): In an exclusive series on New Jersey’s drug abuse epidemic, we examine the growing problem of heroin addiction in the Garden State and the programs being employed to combat the situation.

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Chris Christie’s presidential prospects and the New Jersey budget

Fully funding transportation projects and the public employees' pension and health benefits system would cost New Jersey billions of dollars and the state simply doesn't have that kind of cash. Raising the revenue would be all but impossible without tax increases and that's where presidential politics come into play with regard to the Fiscal Year 2016 State budget.

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Wet week continues with scattered showers and cool temperatures

Damp, dreary, and cool weather will continue for today and tomorrow, but some big changes are in the forecast for the end of the week.

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The fishing vessel Capt. Gavin after running aground in Point Pleasant Beach near Manasquan Inlet
The fishing vessel Capt. Gavin after running aground in Point Pleasant Beach near Manasquan Inlet (US Coast Guard)
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Fishing boat runs aground of Point Pleasant Beach

POINT PLEASANT BEACH (AP) — No one was injured when a commercial fishing boat ran aground off Point Pleasant Beach.

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Gas price roller coaster – What’s causing it?

The elevator ride that is gasoline pricing continues its up and down movement, making for a very unusual spring for drivers.

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Calling Doctor Google – Be careful about self-diagnosis online

Many of us have done it. We feel ill and head straight to the Internet to look up our symptoms on medical websites, often in hope of arriving at a diagnosis. But is this something patients should be doing without first consulting their doctor?  

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April showers in the forecast for the rest of the week

Spot showers already have been moving through New Jersey this morning, and a period of wet, unsettled weather looks to continue through the end of the workweek.

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Rep. Tom MacArthur (R) with Tom Mongelli
Rep. Tom MacArthur (R) with Tom Mongelli (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Ask the Congressman with Rep. Tom MacArthur – April, 2015

Townsquare Media New Jersey presents the monthly program Ask The Congressman with new 3rd District representative Tom McArthur (R) Monday night at 7 p.m. hosted by Tom Mongelli.

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Warm and dry today, but grab an umbrella for the rest of the week

Sunshine and a stiff southwest breeze will push temperatures to the upper 60s for Monday, while steady rain chances move in for Tuesday and beyond.

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