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AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ gas prices still falling

1-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are still seeing lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the state on Friday was $3.28, down 4 cents from last week. That's also nearly the ...
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Business Owners’ Reaction Mixed to Stronger Than The Storm Campaign

1-17-14
Some Jersey Shore business owners believe the Stronger Than The Storm ads featuring Gov. Christie benefited the governor more than hurricane recovery, but others believe his star power helped.
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Sandy-Impacted Residents Decide on Home Buyouts

1-17-14
Residents in Sayreville and South River have received offers to buy out their flood-prone homes since Hurricane Sandy hit. Many have accepted the offers, but others say they're not worth it.

AP: Borgata ends fake chip-tainted poker match

1-17-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey investigators say one or more people used "a significant number of counterfeit chips" at an Atlantic City poker tournament, and have canceled the tainted match. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement on ...

Man accused of selling gun in NJ train shooting

1-17-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested the man accused of selling a handgun used in a shooting that left three people wounded aboard a commuter train in New Jersey. Port Authority police say 28-year-old Julio Mella of Jersey City ...

State seeks to buy flood-prone homes in Manville

1-17-14
MANVILLE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Environmental Protection Department is offering to buy 150 flood-prone homes in Manville. Most of the homes are in the town's Lost Valley section, where the Royce Brook meets the Millstone River. The neighborhood ...

NJ search for missing WSJ reporter reaches 6th day

1-16-14
LONG HILL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The search for a Wall Street Journal reporter who left his northern New Jersey home to go for a walk and disappeared has stretched into its sixth day. Dozens of police officers, rescue workers and volunteers looked ...

NJ-Beijing flight returns after turbulence; 5 hurt

1-16-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A commercial jet traveling from New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport to Beijing has experienced turbulence and been forced to return to the airport. Five flight attendants have suffered minor injuries. Port ...

Dismantling of closed Atlantic Club casino starts

1-16-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The dismantling of the former Atlantic Club Casino Hotel has begun in Atlantic City. Workers disconnected hundreds of slot machines, wrapped them in plastic, and wheeled them out the front door Thursday onto tractor ...

Boehner: House won’t repeal flood insurance hikes

1-16-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner says the GOP-controlled House won't take up legislation aimed at neutering a 2012 overhaul of the federal flood insurance program that is hitting homeowners who have long paid below-market rates with big ...