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Sun in the sky (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Cooling centers around New Jersey

Many communities around New Jersey are opening cooling centers to offer relief for those without air conditioning.

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The Heat is On
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Long stretch of hot, humid weather continues for New Jersey

Temperatures in the 90s will approach record highs on Wednesday, as high humidity continues to make for uncomfortable weather conditions.

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A Rutgers banner hangs on the New Brunswick campus
A Rutgers banner hangs on the New Brunswick campus (Connie Lee)
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Rutgers to give athletes stipends of more than $4,000

PISCATAWAY (AP) — Rutgers University is planning to give its scholarship athletes up to $4,900 in stipends under a new NCAA rule.

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Interior of  Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal B 9 Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Interior of Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal B 9 Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Port Authority says cop suing agency tried to flout security

NEWARK (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says a former high-ranking official who claims he was pulled off a flight at JFK Airport on Friday has tried to flout airport security on three occasions.

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New Jersey State Police cruiser
New Jersey State Police cruiser (NJSP)
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Authorities say off-duty trooper fires at car with teens inside

SPARTA (AP) — The state Attorney General's Office says an off-duty New Jersey state trooper fired at an occupied vehicle over the weekend.

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The warm weather hasn't hurt Jersey Fresh produce. (Viktor Fischer, ThinkStock)
The warm weather hasn't hurt Jersey Fresh produce. (Viktor Fischer, ThinkStock)
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The heatwave isn’t hurting New Jersey’s summer crops

After a cool spring and a rainy start to the summer, it's been hot and dry for the past month or so, leading to some concern about New Jersey's fruit and vegetable crops.

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A baseball in the grass
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Deaf student-athlete may file waiver to play high school sports

A deaf student-athlete at Hackensack High School, held back a couple of years in grammar school due to his impairment, is currently banned from playing sports during his senior year, but he may fight the system.

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Lawmakers are looking to create a program for smoking cessation despite a lack of funding. (aquarius83men, ThinkStock)
Lawmakers are looking to create a program for smoking cessation despite a lack of funding. (aquarius83men, ThinkStock)
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Smoking cessation programs would get a boost under proposed bill

In 2003, New Jersey set aside $30 million from its cigarette tax for smoking cessation programs, but then began dialing back the funding until completely eliminating it in the Fiscal Year 2012 State Budget. There is now a plan to get the programs up and running again with even more funding without asking anyone to pay more.

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(Oksana Kostyushko, ThinkStock)
(Oksana Kostyushko, ThinkStock)
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Winning NJ Lottery numbers, July 28

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Here are the winning numbers selected Tuesday night in the New Jersey State Lottery:

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Hurricane Sandy - LBI - dunes
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Beachfront homeowners win suit against state, town

LONG BEACH ISLAND, N.J. (AP) -- The state and Long Beach Township must pay seven oceanfront homeowners for illegally taking their properties for six months for a storm protection project.

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