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More Cops Will Be at NJ Schools Morning After Texas Massacre
Parents and students in New Jersey might see a greater police presence Wednesday morning after a man gunned down 18 children and three adults at an elementary school in Texas.
NJ Lawmaker Calls on Murphy to Save Shore from Pop-up Party Madness
A Jersey Shore lawmaker is calling on the Murphy administration and NJ Transit to take action in the wake of a viral pop-up party that resulted in arrests and a curfew in this oceanfront city on Saturday.
Chaos in Long Branch, NJ: Curfew Enacted After Rowdy Crowd Takes Over
In a troubling repeat of what happened in June of last year, a pop-up party overwhelmed this Monmouth County beachfront community on Saturday, resulting in a massive presence of police in tactical gear and an emergency curfew.
Teen Dies, Younger Sister Trapped After Sand Collapses While Digging on NJ Beach
A rescue effort is underway on a beach after sand collapsed onto two kids who had been digging.
Shooting Prompts Lockdown at American Dream Mall in East Rutherford, NJ
While initial concerns that the incident could have been an "active shooter" situation prompted the lockdown for a couple of hours, police determined that it was an isolated incident.
9-year-old Girl Shot Dead During Brawl in Trenton, NJ, Courtyard
An innocent 9-year-old girl is the latest homicide victim in the state's capital city.
Murder Charge in Evesham, NJ, After Solar Salesman, Dog Stabbed to Death
A 25-year-old web designer has been charged with murdering a 26-year-old township resident and could face additional charges related to the victim's dog.
Chemical Plant Fire in Passaic, NJ: Residents Urged to Keep Windows Closed
A massive fire at a chemical plant in the city's downtown shut Route 21 in both directions on Friday night and resulted in evacuations from neighboring residences.
North Bergen, NJ, Police Officer Killed in Fiery Crash With Garbage Truck
A North Bergen police officer died Saturday after crashing into a garbage truck on his way to work.
First NJ City Implements Vaccine Passport for Restaurants, Theaters
The state's largest city isn't waiting for Gov. Phil Murphy to bring back restrictions.