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Crest decorates a wall at the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, DC. (Photo Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
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FBI task force attacks child exploitation

One wouldn't necessarily associate child sex trafficking with the Garden State, but according to an FBI Special Agent, it's a much bigger problem than most people expect.

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Colleges, universities opening their own food pantries

Faced with the after effects of the economic downturn, along with the rising cost of tuition, more college students are going hungry.

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Shell casings (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Crime-fighting tool helps NJ police solve crimes

County and local police departments throughout New Jersey are employing technology to track shell casings from a firearm in hopes of solving crimes.

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‘Swatting’ hoaxes are wasting money and police resources

Prank phone calls, for the most part, are a harmless joke, but at times, they end up costing towns and taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars.

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Deadly tick-borne virus is raising health concerns in New Jersey

The Powassan virus has gained the attention of health officials in New Jersey. It's rarer than Lyme disease, but this tick-borne illness is deadlier and has had some activity in the Garden State over the past couple years.

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Facility at Earle Weapons Naval Air Station (Twitter)
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Before hurricane season, all hands standing by at Earle

Stand by for heavy rolls. Atlantic hurricane season arrives June 1. The U.S. Navy is preparing now for whatever heads in our directon until it's over.

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Officials take steps to prevent suicide attempts at NJ bridges

The problem is more serious than you might think. Every year in New Jersey dozens of people attempt to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge.

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Sketch of Emma Grace (NJ State Police)
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Emma Grace burial tomorrow, search for mother continues

The infant we've come to know as Emma Grace will be buried in Howell Township Saturday. But how her head and body ended up separately among trash at a Farmingdale recycling center last November is still a matter for investigators, and they hope that finding the mother will shed light on it.

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Ocean County Sheriff's Facebook Page
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Flags in NJ half-staff for Manchester patrolman

Flags at all New Jersey state buildings lower to half-staff Friday in memory of Manchester Police Officer Scott R. Thompson, who died suddenly at age 47 last week.

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Eatontown apartment fire claims a victim

A severely-burned victim 's struggle for life since last Friday's Eatontown aparment fire is over.

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Another Nice Day but rain is on the horizon

While Thursday’s high temperatures will be a bit cooler than Wednesday’s, we should still squeeze out one more pleasant spring day before April showers return to the forecast.

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(Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Lone wolf terror threats in NJ – Can we stop them?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation in New Jersey is very concerned about a possible ISIS sympathizer launching a one-man, or one-woman, "lone wolf"-style attack in the Garden State.

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