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Aftermath of a home explosion on Oak Avenue in Manahawkin
Aftermath of a home explosion on Oak Avenue in Manahawkin (Ocean County Sheriff)
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Gas explosion levels a house, causes multiple injuries in Stafford

Several people, including utility workers and firefighters, have been injured in a gas explosion that destroyed a home in Stafford Township, authorities said.

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Financial hazard – when credit card debt exceeds savings

Credit card debt can be extremely difficult to escape, and according to a new report from Bankrate.com, that debt outweighs savings for nearly a quarter of U.S. consumers.

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A proposed bill would strengthen gun laws in NJ to protect domestic violence victims from gun violence. (JOHN GOMEZ, ThinkStock)
A proposed bill would strengthen gun laws in NJ to protect domestic violence victims from gun violence. (JOHN GOMEZ, ThinkStock)
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Domestic abuse – the danger grows when guns are present

New Jersey has some of the toughest gun laws of any state in the nation, but recent data shows woman who become victims of domestic violence still face an elevated risk of being killed by a firearm.

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The lagoons of Beach Haven West in Manahawkin, Stafford Township are almost completely frozen over.  (Dan Zarrow photo)
The lagoons of Beach Haven West in Manahawkin, Stafford Township are almost completely frozen over. (Dan Zarrow photo)
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Deep freeze continues; how far off is Spring?

Record-breaking cold has returned to New Jersey, with temperatures remaining 10 to 20+ degrees below seasonal normals through the rest of the week.

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Online transactions – NJ police move to protect buyers and sellers

Risky online transactions from websites such as Craigslist, where buyers or sellers sometimes fall prey to unscrupulous predators, have prompted action from one South Jersey town.  

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As the cold weather continues, many New Jersey residents are booking vacations to warmer destinations. (Jupiterimages, Thinkstock)
As the cold weather continues, many New Jersey residents are booking vacations to warmer destinations. (Jupiterimages, Thinkstock)
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New Jerseyans Look to Escape the Cold

The bone-chilling cold and regular snowstorms have left phones ringing off the hook in travel agencies across New Jersey with many people looking to plan trips to warmer weather destinations.

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Robert Marshall Dead

Robert Marshall, sentenced three decades ago for organizing his wife's murder in Ocean County, reportedly died during the weekend.

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Jersey mayors are hoping to receive more state aid

New Jersey's mayors are crossing their fingers that they will see more money coming to their municipalities from the state in the future.

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Arctic cold returns but how deep will temperatures dive?

Another Arctic blast will bring very cold temperatures, gusty winds, and snow showers for Monday, but the outlook for the week looks much quieter.

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Quality of New Jersey Life is Measured in Poll of Residents

Residents are feeling better about life in New Jersey, according to the latest Monmouth University Poll's Garden State Quality of Life Index released on Feb. 23.

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A slushy wintry mix in downtown Toms River
A slushy wintry mix in downtown Toms River (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Rain, wintry mix ends; cold air returns

It was a messy, snowy, icy night across New Jersey; as the precipitation ends today, we'll have to brace for the return of arctic cold air.

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This weekend will bring a messy combination of snow, ice, and rain to New Jersey.  (Dan Zarrow, Townsquare Media)
This weekend will bring a messy combination of snow, ice, and rain to New Jersey. (Dan Zarrow, Townsquare Media)
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10 things to know about this weekend’s wild weather

Mother Nature is bringing a wide variety of weather to New Jersey this weekend: from cold and snowy, to warm and rainy.

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