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Brick, NJ’s ‘aggressive’ swan is saved by luck after officials tried to kill it
A male mute swan named "Alfie" may have been accidentally saved from certain death on Friday when it was discovered near Seawood Harbor trapped in fishing line.
NJ kidnapping homicide suspect was freed from 2018 strangulation charge
Tyler Rios is accused of killing Yasemin Uyar, whose body was found in Tennessee.
UPDATE: Body of Rahway, NJ mother found after child’s dad arrested
The body of a missing Rahway mother was found Saturday a day after authorities issued a widespread Amber Alert for her abducted child.
Newark, NJ man steals fire department vehicle from fire scene, cops say
A Newark man took a fire department vehicle for a joy ride and crashed it 20 miles away, officials said.
NJ man, who wants to be governor, charged with driving into crowd at Washington Monument
A Gloucester County man has been charged with driving his car at a crowd of people at the Washington Monument.
NJ to drop indoor masks before Memorial Day, report says
New Jersey was one of just a few states whose governors chose not to adapt to the latest CDC recommendations that allow fully vaccinated people to congregate indoors.
NJ ends outdoor masking requirement in public places
Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed an executive order repealing the state's general outdoor masking requirement but rules about masking in indoor public places remains in place.
Murphy intends to end NJ’s ‘state of emergency’ in June
The pandemic may officially be coming to an end.
NJ reopening 100% (sort of) on May 19 as COVID numbers fall
Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday is expected to lift most pandemic restrictions by May 19.
Earlier than expected, NJ starts paying 75,000 unemployed after error
State labor officials said this weekend that payments would begin going out to the 75,000 people who had lost their benefits extension.
75,000 in NJ unemployment limbo could get paid next week
Nearly 75,000 state residents have been cut off from unemployment benefits that they're due. But state officials say they should start getting payments by next Friday.
Fire rages at Ocean City boardwalk amusement park
Firefighters were battling a fire that erupted Saturday morning on the boardwalk.