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Authorities: Man Planning Robbery Inadvertently Calls 911

Authorities say the Branchburg robbery occurred the same day Esser allegedly made the inadvertent phone call.


Hundreds of demonstrators rally before marching and blocking traffic in a major intersection outside a Wal-Mart store during rush hour September 5, 2013 in Hyattsville, Maryland.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Activists Rally Outside Secaucus Walmart To Demand Higher Wages

The company’s CEO is defending the retail giant. Bill Simon says his stores offers opportunity.


Michael Karwan and his family appear at a news conference at Newark Liberty International Airport on Nov. 27, 2013. (credit: Tracee Carrasco/CBS 2)

Autistic N.J. Teen Reunited With Parents Week After Disappearance

Michael Karwan, 19, was found in shelter in Cleveland, Ohio Tuesday evening.


Michael Karwan, 19, of Marlboro, N.J. was found in Cleveland, Ohio after vanishing. (Credit Marlboro Police Department)

Missing N.J. Autistic Teen Found Safe In Cleveland, Ohio

A communications agency said a missing autistic teenager has been found safe in Cleveland, Ohio, a week after he was last seen at leaving his Marlboro, N.J. home.


Michael Karwan, 19, of Marlboro, N.J. has been missing since Tuesday, Nov. 19. (Credit Marlboro Police Department)

NYPD Joins Search For Missing Marlboro, N.J. Teen

Karwan was wearing a dark leather jacket, blue jeans, a light-colored button down shirt, and green shoes.


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)

Sandy Recovery Won’t Come Soon Enough For Union Beach Residents

There are plans for levees, flood walls and pump stations, but the Army Corp Of Engineers won’t start work in Union Beach until 2015.


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More Than 20 Planes Fly Over Hudson River Thursday

The aircraft will fly south for approximately 15 minutes before departing to the west, back to Sky Manor Airport.


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Hot Air Balloon Fest Comes To N.J. With Special Tribute To Sandy Recovery

More than 100 hot air balloons will be on display this weekend at the 31st Annual Quick Check NJ Festival of Ballooning in Readington Township, N.J.


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Goats Back In Custody After Brief Escape In N.J.

Hey, if you eat poison ivy, you’re bound to do something rash.


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N.J. Transit Launches Real-Time Bus Service Information Program For Northern N.J.

N.J. Transit is expanding the the MyBusNow program to cover all of New Jersey. The service offers real-time bus arrival estimates to a specific stop within a 30 minute window.


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Mike Rice Coaching Seventh-Grade Girls In N.J.; Parents Come To Defense

What has Rice been up to since his firing from Rutgers? He’s coaching a girls youth basketball team — and it seems the parents like him.


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The N.J. Craft Beer Boom

Not since before prohibition has the Garden State seen more locally brewed beer. NJ Monthly magazine tapped into the craft beer bonanza in its latest issue. Editor Ken Schlager stopped by The Couch to fill us in on the state’s beer history and the current craft beer boom.


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Lichtenstein: NCAA To New Jersey — Drop Dead!

We’re used to hypocrisy from politicians. It’s their job to say whatever it takes to get (re)elected. But in my lifetime nothing compares with the nonsense spewing from the mouths of those running the NCAA.


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N.J.’s 5 Best Summer Festivals And Outdoor Fairs

New Jersey is busting with great weekend plans for you in all corners of the state. Here are the highlights of the summer festival scene.

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Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt Arrested In New Jersey

Police arrested Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt in his hometown of Bayonne, N.J., after an officer reported seeing him speeding.