A quick-moving and dramatic storm ripped through New Jersey Saturday evening, which broke the heat, but left a path of destruction in its wake.


  • The storm caused mass power outages, especially in Ocean and Monmouth Counties, along with downed trees and branches.
  • Meanwhile, Atlantic City Electric customers had power restored after more than a week after a separate violent storm.
  • Thousands of computers may be unable to access online because of a malware virus.  Here is everything you need to know.
  • Officials are making sure that employers are following rules and regulations with their younger summer employees.
  • The New Jersey filmmaking industry continues to flourish.
  • Senate President Steve Sweeney says his house does not plan to take a summer break.
  • Assembly Speaker Oliver says Governor Christie has been kinder and gentler this year, but it hasn't totally stopped the back and forth between Christie and Dems over a tax cut plan.
  • A doctor shortage in NJ has worsened.
  • An initiative to remove eyesores in Atlantic City has progressed with success.
  • This week's "What's So Great About the Garden State" spotlights the efforts of PBA Local 252 in Seaside Heights, as they honor Wounded Warriors with a "Day at the Beach."

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Our weekend poll asked how you were planning to cope with the heat wave.  This was a split result.  45% planned to stay indoors as much as possible, 41% said it would be business as usual, 5% cancelled all weekend plans, and 9% were headed to the beach.




Courtesy Associated Press