Atlantic County

Atlantic City officials are trying to reinvent the town after two casinos closed and more are threatening to do so. (Credit: CBS 2)

September’s Employment Numbers Show Atlantic County’s Largest Unemployment Spike In 25 Years

Between Showboat, Revel and Trump Plaza casino hotels all closing around Labor Day weekend this year, Atlantic County’s September unemployment, at 11.4 percent, was a huge 1.3 percent jump from August.

10/31/2014

A child holds an umbrella as she walks to school during a snowstorm on February 13, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Parts Of Tri-State Area Could Wake-Up To White St. Patrick’s Day

Another major winter storm is headed to New Jersey, one that will likely drop several inches of heavy snow in southern areas but very little in the northern region.

03/16/2014

The ruins of a destroyed home sit in the sand on November 21, 2012 in Mantoloking, New Jersey. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NJ Offering Interest-Free Loans To Those Buying Homes In Sandy-Ravaged Communities

The state of New Jersey has launched a loan program designed to boost home ownership in the counties hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.

08/06/2013

Great Egg Harbor River (file / credit: Great Egg Harbor Watershed Association)

New Jersey To Preserve Over 5,000 Acres In South Jersey

New Jersey is spending $9.7 million to preserve more than 5,000 acres of woodlands and wetlands in Atlantic County’s Great Egg Harbor River watershed.

01/17/2013

Belongings that were ruined by floodwaters sit outside a house devastated by Superstorm Sandy on November 2, 2012 in Union Beach, New Jersey. Over 200 homes in a town of only 6,200 residents were destroyed by the storm. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

FEMA Launches Rapid Repair System For 5 New Jersey Counties

Residents of Atlantic, Cape May, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties can apply for the grants through their town governments for money to pay for repairs.

12/07/2012

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Linwood, N.J. Police Probe Slaying Of Ex-Radio Show Host April Kauffman

On a suburban street in Linwood on Friday friends said 47-year-old April Kauffman led the perfect life as a volunteer and advocate for veterans’ causes.

05/11/2012

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Democrats Hold Their Ground In New Jersey Legislative Elections

New Jersey Democrats ceded little if any ground to Republicans in the legislative elections, despite the popularity of Gov. Chris Christie and the millions of dollars he raised for the state GOP.

11/09/2011

Long Branch Shelter (credit: CBS 2)

Shelter Volunteers Work To Reassure Evacuees From NJ

The first rain and wind from Hurricane Irene arrived in New Jersey by midday Saturday, and by the evening,thousands of evacuees headed to local shelters to wait out the storm.

08/27/2011

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Gov. Christie Tells New Jerseyans To ‘Get The Hell Off The Beach’

“The most important bit of advice I can give to any of the 8.8 million citizens of this state is think — don’t react — think. Think about what you need to do to protect your life and the life of your family,” Christie said in a news conference.

08/26/2011

Morris County, NJ (file / credit: Morris County Tourism Bureau)

Morris County Tops Quality Of Life List In New Jersey Survey

The results are in from a new survey on the quality of life in the counties of New Jersey.

08/02/2011

Marijuana (file/credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

New Jersey Announces Locations For Medical Marijuana

A half-dozen alternative treatment centers across New Jersey could be legally selling marijuana to patients with certain medical conditions by late summer.

03/22/2011

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AC Police: Officer Shoots At, Misses Suspect

Authorities say an Atlantic City police officer fired a shot while she and another officer struggled with a suspect Saturday morning. No one was struck by the bullet.

01/15/2011

Generic Hospital Bed File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Shore Memorial Hospital Buying Out 90 Workers

Hospital management says it won’t know if other cuts will be needed until it sees how many workers take the buyout.

12/02/2010

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Mother Of Two Beaten To Death In New Jersey

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office says a resident walking to his mailbox spotted Deanna Downs’ body in a courtyard behind her Egg Harbor City apartment.

10/18/2010