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Crime tip lines need more protection, says lawmakers

Two New Jersey lawmakers want to reinforce anonymity protection to those who call criminal tip hotlines after hearing complaints from residents that the identity and personal information of some tip line callers have been compromised.

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NJ’s bond rating second worst in nation

New Jersey's bond rating is now the second worst in the nation. While many taxpayers may think that doesn't impact them, it does. A weak credit rating will translate into higher interest rates when the state needs to borrow money, and it's the taxpayers who foot the bill.

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Putting together the pieces of autism

While the cause of autism remains a mystery researchers at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark are continuing to try and figure out why the Garden State's rate has increased over the past decade and remains the highest in the nation. 

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Winning NJ Lottery numbers, March 1

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

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Highlighting shows how engineer's original language under "deleted" in the right hand margin is replaced by the words "were not" in the revised passage on the left. (Townsquare Media)
Highlighting shows how engineer's original language under "deleted" in the right hand margin is replaced by the words "were not" in the revised passage on the left. (Townsquare Media)
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How a 48-minute rewrite deleted support for an NJ couple’s Sandy damage claim

An insurance inspection report on Superstorm Sandy damage to a New Jersey couple's home was extensively rewritten at the engineeering firm's home office, overturning hours of on-site examination in 48 minutes and reversing findings that had supported their claim for coverage.

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February among coldest on record

If you spent any length of time outside during the month of February, chances are, you felt the bone-chilling cold. In fact, February 2015 will go down as one of the coldest on record.

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Job application, Ban the Box
Certain employers can no longer ask about a job applicant's criminal history until an initial interview has been completed. (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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‘Ban the box’ law takes effect in NJ

The new law states that Garden State employers with 15 or more workers cannot inquire about a job applicant's criminal history until completion of an initial interview.

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Snow falls on Route 206 in Bordentown near the New Jersey Turnpike
Snow falls on Route 206 in Bordentown near the New Jersey Turnpike (Jacqueline Longo Cuccia via Twitter @theWeatherboy)
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Hazardous road conditions in NJ from snow, sleet and ice

The calendar says March but more winter weather has made for slick driving across the state.

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A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew located a truck that fell through the ice on Toms River early Sunday
A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew located a truck that fell through the ice on Toms River early Sunday (US Coast Guard)
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Coast Guard locates truck under frozen Toms River

A Coast Guard rescue crew has located the spot in the Toms River where a small pick up truck fell through the ice early Sunday morning with a dog inside.

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Mercer County Prosecutor Joseph Bocchini
Mercer County Prosecutor Joseph Boccrhyhini (Brian McCarthy, On Scene News)
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Longtime Mercer County prosecutor officially leaves office

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The longtime prosecutor for the county that includes New Jersey's capital city has retired.

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