Here are the top New Jersey news stories for Wednesday:

⬛ Tornado in February? Winds, hail rip through Mercer County
The area of Lawrence Square Village on the Lawrence-West Windsor border took heavy damage with multiple large trees knocked down in backyards, and roof damage.

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⬛ Murphy - 'no link' between wind power and whale deaths
NJ governor rejects calls to halt offshore wind development projects amid rise in whale deaths. Phil Murphy claims opponents are being 'political.'

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⬛ 30 mayors from coastal NJ have urgent demand for Biden and Murphy
They’re concerned acoustic surveys related to the planned wind farm could be responsible for the unprecedented rise in whale deaths

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⬛ NJ lawmaker says carjackings, pop-up shore parties must stop
A State Senator rolls out a multi-bill no-nonsense package to crack down on crime in New Jersey

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⬛ NJ closes American Dream Water Park after shocking accident
The state Department of Community Affairs issued two orders Monday that keeps the eight acre indoor water park closed during what would likely be one of its busiest of the year as many schools are on their February vacation.

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