Here are the top New Jersey news stories for Friday

⬛ Teen girls assault teacher at Atlantic City High School, cops say
Three teen girls were charged with assaulting a teacher at Atlantic City High School during a fight Wednesday before their guardians fought waiting for them to be released from police custody.

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⬛ NJ perv coach, teacher with 23 organizations to be sentenced
The longtime coach of a number of teams and former Sayreville special education teacher had been accused of meeting and sexually abusing children. Denuto now faces 7 years in prison.

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⬛ NJ trying to regulate drug that avid users say beats coffee
The American Kratom Association is supporting efforts to regulate kratom in NJ, while disputing reports it is harmful

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⬛ NJ's 'dirty dirt' law — clean fill may be the opposite
A relatively recent New Jersey law that targets illegal dumping of contaminated dirt flew under the radar during the pandemic, and advocates and officials want to make sure you're fully aware of the rules in place.

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⬛ Why is there no Waffle House in New Jersey?
Waffle House could never compare to a Jersey diner - or could it? Why this legendary restaurant does not have a location in New Jersey

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