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Gas tax hike talks have not died, according to NJ lawmakers

Negotiations to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), possibly with an increase in the gas tax, have not broken off despite published reports to the contrary, according to leaders in the General Assembly. They said the talks continue, but politics is at play and that could stall a gas tax hike for the time being.

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Mater Dei boosters surpass fundraising goal

Mater Dei Prep in Middletown's chances for survival brighten significantly as volunteers reach a fundraising milestone.

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Bill would put Christie’s tax incentives under microscope

Details of business tax incentives like the $5 billion handed out under Gov. Chris Christie would have to be more extensively disclosed under a bill moving in the Legislature.

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Wednesday’s winning Powerball ticket sold in New Jersey

Wednesday's winning $40 million Powerball ticket was sold in New Jersey.

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Officials salute outside of Linden Presbyterian Church before funeral services for Linden Officer Frank Viggiano in Linden
Officials salute outside of Linden Presbyterian Church before funeral services for Linden Officer Frank Viggiano in Linden (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Funeral for Linden police officer killed in wrong-way crash

A funeral has been held for an off-duty Linden policeman killed in a wrong-way crash in New York that also left a friend dead and two fellow officers seriously injured.

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Aviation club member Peter Ruecker with a glider flown by Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in Montabaur, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Aviation club member Peter Ruecker with a glider flown by Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in Montabaur, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
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Co-pilot described as ‘very happy’ with Germanwings job

MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) -- Andreas Lubitz never showed any sign he was anything but thrilled to have landed a job with Germanwings, according to those who taught him the trade as a teenager in this town in the woody hills of Western Germany.

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan at the time of his release. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan at the time of his release. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)
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Bergdahl, charged with desertion, cites torture by his Taliban captors

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban, beaten with a copper cable as he spent months blindfolded and chained spread-eagle to a bed.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, at a press conference last November. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, at a press conference last November. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Obamacare, safety net programs targeted in House GOP budget

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans are using their new congressional majorities to push strikingly conservative budgets through the House and Senate, aiming to eliminate deficits by overturning President Barack Obama's health care law and slashing safety net programs for the poor.

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Fog on the campus of TCNJ in Ewing
Fog on the campus of TCNJ in Ewing (Dan Alexander,Townsquare Media NJ)
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Wet and warm today – a real taste of Spring for New Jersey

Periods of rain and fog, with a few rumbles of thunder, are expected Thursday as high temperatures soar into the 60s across New Jersey.

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Wreckage from the crashed Germanwings flight is seen in the Southern French Alps.
Wreckage from the crashed Germanwings flight is seen in the Southern French Alps. (AP Photo via French Interior Ministry)
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Co-pilot ‘deliberately’ crashed Germanwings airliner plane with pilot locked out of cockpit, officials say

PARIS (AP) -- The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and "intentionally" rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain's frantic pounding on the cockpit door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday.

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