Sweltering temperatures had many across New Jersey heading to the beaches, but rip currents and heavy surf led to numerous distress calls and two missing swimmers.

THURSDAY'S HEADLINES

  • A swimmer in Asbury and another in Seaside Park remain missing, as searches were suspended yesterday, but have resumed today.
  • Dino Flammia spoke to New Jerseyans about how they are handling the heat wave.  We have also posted a survival guide.
  • As lawmakers get set for a marathon session at the State House, Kevin McArdle examines what the effects of a government shutdown would mean for you.  The millionaires' tax figures to be at the center of today's sessions.
  • The Monmouth County Courthouse remains closed through the weekend.
  • The State Comptroller releases a new report that uncovers Medicaid fraud.
  • The Coast Guard announces a link between the Sandy Hook yacht hoax and a distress call in Texas.
  • Lawmakers announce a plan to try and remedy the flooding problems in the northwest part of the state.
  • A new reports shows that New Jersey has an unhealthy funding rate of their pension program.
  • Should cancer be covered under the 9/11 health fund?

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Alan Kasper has all the details on when the heat will break with his 5-day forecast and daily blog.

Wednesday's poll asked if you agreed with the decision to suspend the red light camera program, while fixes are made.  There were a ton of votes on this.  22% agreed...another 75% agreed, but want the program suspended immediately, while just 3% have no issue with the cameras.

TODAY'S POLL

 

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