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Unemployment up, but trend is positive

New Jersey's unemployment rate inched up in October to 6.6 percent, and while preliminary estimates put job losses for the month at 4,500, the overall trend in the job market is a positive one.

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Emergency workers at the scene of a fatal multiple shooting in Tabernacle, NJ Thursday. (Dino Flammia, Townsquare New Jersey)
Emergency workers at the scene of a fatal multiple shooting in Tabernacle, NJ Thursday. (Dino Flammia, Townsquare New Jersey)
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Mother and 3 children shot, two fatally, in NJ Pinelands home

TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) — State police say the four people found shot in a southern New Jersey home, two fatally, are a mother and her children.

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Officials from the State Department of Labor and the main casino workers' union, Local 54 of Unite-HERE, help displaced workers file for unemployment
State Department and union officials help displaced Atlantic City casino workers file for unemployment Oct. 31. (Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
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NJ jobless rate inched up to 6.6 percent in October

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Labor Department reports unemployment in the state inched up in October to 6.6 percent.

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Revel Casino, now closed. (Jessica Kourkounis, Getty Images)
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Future dim for Taj Mahal, former Revel casinos

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The prospects for Atlantic City's crumbling casino market are worsening.

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Monmouth Park was ready to offer sports betting. (NJ Sports & Exposition Center)
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Lawyer argues New Jersey betting regulations are illegal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey could drop its ban on betting on sports entirely, but it cannot legally set conditions as it ends the prohibition, a lawyer for the NCAA and four major sports leagues told a federal judge Thursday.

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Heroin pill circulating in New Jersey

The New Jersey State Police are warning of a pill version of heroin popping up in South Jersey, especially in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties.

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Buffalo area braces for more snow: First News Thursday

Today in New Jersey’s First News:

Call it the Buffalo double blast. Western New York already is trying to dig itself out of nearly 6 feet of snow. And now forecasters say more snow is coming Thursday, up to 3 feet more. Gov. Andre

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Salem police released new photos of Latia Harris
Salem police released new photos of Latia Harris,the suspect in the brutal beating of a mother caught on video (Salem Police)
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Woman indicted in videotaped beating

A southern New Jersey woman accused of beating a mother in front of her young child earlier this year has been indicted on aggravated assault charges.

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(Jakub Jirsák, ThinkStock)
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NJ lawmakers introduce ‘Free Means Free Act’

Have you ever been duped by an offer to get something for free only to find out later that you have to pay something? A lot of people have and that is why a trio of New Jersey lawmakers has introduced legislation to outlaw misleading advertising of free products. The measure has been dubbed the "Free Means Free Act."

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Frozen turkeys are needed by food banks in New Jersey. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Frozen turkeys are needed by food banks in New Jersey. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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The need continues for food donations this season

An unprecedented number of families are in need of turkeys this holiday season, according to Carlos Rodriguez, executive director for the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties in Neptune.

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