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EHT man charged in Atlantic City stabbing death

An Egg Harbor Township man has been charged in connection to the stabbing death of Carlton Williams that occurred on May 2 in Atlantic City.

School's out, lifeguards out daily on local beaches

OCEAN CITY — Beach patrols across South Jersey are beginning daily operations for the thousands of tourists who will visit the shore every weekend from now until the end of summer.

Pinelands may loosen rules on business signs

The state Pinelands Commission may give towns the power to regulate commercial signs at businesses within their borders, after years of restrictions that one mayor said stymied commerce.

United Way celebrates women who give

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Attorney Ellen Bailey remembers years ago buying diapers to help a friend with a new baby. She didn’t think much of the assistance at the time but came to understand the impact it had on the friend.

Donald Trump v. Steve Wynn, and other Atlantic City battles

As president, Donald Trump has said he’ll get his way on the world stage — by making Mexico pay for a border wall and China change its trade policies, for a start.

Pleasantville police seize multiple handguns, drugs

PLEASANTVILLE- The city's new Street Crime Unit is making arrests and progress fighting criminal activity, taking multiple handguns off the streets in the last week, police said. 

Local 54 sets negotiation dates with 5 Atlantic City casinos

ATLANTIC CITY — The city’s casino-workers union, threatening to strike July 1 at five city resorts, has contract negotiations with casino management scheduled for Saturday and next week, a union spokesman said.

Hammonton to celebrate top crop at Red, White and Blueberry Festival

HAMMONTON — Some of the blueberries being picked and packed at farms throughout town will end up for sale Sunday at the 30th Annual Red, White and Blueberry Festival at Hammonton High School.

Atlantic County murder suspect pleads guilty to aggravated manslaughter

A Camden man pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated manslaughter in a 2014 stabbing death in Hamilton Township.

Your Friday traffic updates

So far the South Jersey traffic scene is pretty clear. Here's what to watch out for later today.

Egg Harbor City cyclist hurt in Absecon crash

ABSECON - A driver struck an Egg Harbor City woman on her bicycle Thursday evening at Pitney Road and Hobart Avenue, police say.

Tour new Tropicana nightclub, a Bangkok-inspired ‘parallel dimension’

ATLANTIC CITY — When Revel closed in September 2014, it left many — including club promoter Ivan Kane — looking for their next project in the resort city.

State says former Atlantic City school supervisors can't keep higher salary

Two Atlantic City school district supervisors, who were bumped back to teaching level positions during last year’s layoffs, cannot keep their supervisory level pay, the state Education Commissioner has ruled.

Stockton's bond rating drops, but could get more state aid

Stockton University would get an extra $4 million in state aid for 2016-17 under the budget proposed by the state Legislature Thursday.

Atlantic City Connector still a controversial topic 15 years later

ATLANTIC CITY — Every time Laura Williams leaves her Erie Avenue home in the Monroe Park section of the city, she can’t help but think about how much the neighborhood has changed over the years.

Cape storm was microburst, not a tornado, officials say

The winds that blew through lower Cape May County late Tuesday afternoon may not have been rotating.

State trooper involved in crash released from hospital

UPDATE: New Jersey State Police said the trooper involved in the crash was released from the hospital after sustaining minor injuries. 

Southern New Jersey faces another threat of storms

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Residents in southern New Jersey face another threat of storms, two days after strong wind and heavy rain downed trees and power lines through the area.

Circus arrives at 4-H grounds, not everyone thrilled

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — The circus came to town this week, but not everyone was thrilled.

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