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Be safe, NJ! These towns have the most sexually transmitted diseases
Cases of sexually transmitted diseases and infections have been rising in New Jersey in recent years, alarming health officials and lawmakers.
Hey, paisan! The most Italian-American towns in New Jersey
Some New Jersey towns are majority Italian-American. Check out our map to see if yours is one of them.
Murders & muggings — Most violent towns in Central Jersey and the Shore
See how your town's violence crime rate compares to the rest of New Jersey.
‘It’ factor: Will new movie revive NJ ‘creepy clown’ scare?
Who could forget New Jersey’s great creepy clown scare of 2016?
Toms River superintendent accused of sexually harassing employee over her legs
A lawyer for the teachers union in one of the state's largest districts has threatened to sue if administrators don't take action.
Abbie Smith stabbed to death in Keansburg — ‘One of the worst crimes’ prosecutor’s seen
New details came to light Friday afternoon when suspect Andreas Erazo made his first appearance in court.
Island Beach State Park is closed to you — but still open to Christie’s guests
Police are turning people away from Island Beach State Park on the Saturday of Fourth of July weekend. But one family will have free access: Christie's.
Happy Fourth of July! Christie makes some fireworks legal in NJ
A week before the nation celebrates its independence, Gov. Chris Christie signed a law that makes some fireworks legal in the Garden State.
NJ students arrested after weapon photos spark high school lockdown
Three students charged with creating false public alarm at Absegami High School.
NJ firefighter loses fight to save job after shoplifting $7.98 from a Wawa
Is the punishment too harsh? Prosecutors say it doesn't matter that he was off duty when he committed the crime.
Ultimate sacrifice: The 72 New Jersey troopers who died in the line of duty
Frankie Williams is the 72nd officer of the State Police force to lose his life in the line of duty.
Road rage caught on video: Driver near Monmouth Mall almost causes crash
A Monmouth County commuter's dashboard camera caught a road rage incident that unfolded Thursday morning on his way to work.