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Vulnerable terrapins find loyal fans in South Jersey

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Brian Williamson entered an aquarium room at the Wetlands Institute, sending dozens of tiny turtles scampering for cover in their terrarium.

Holiday weekend shaping up to be seasonably nice

Three consecutive nice weekends are now in the books, but in this case, the fourth time is the charm.

Vehicle fire reported in Hamilton Township

5:00: Pockets of volume on the Atlantic City Expressway eastbound from Exit 12 (Mays Landing) to Exit 7 (Garden State Parkway).

How much are homes selling for near you?

Transactions are from county property records. Settlement dates are listed; deed filings may be delayed. Location may reflect address of seller rather than property sold. If your property is incorrectly listed, call 609-272-7253.

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.

Your Friday traffic updates

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

Barnegat manhunt cost town at least $30,000

BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP — The manhunt for escaped convict Arthur Buckel last month brought with it nervous residents, extra police officers, national attention and a high cost to township taxpayers.

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.

Stafford armed robbery arrest nets Ocean County man

STAFFORD — An Ocean County was charged after he hid in a woman’s car while she was in a store, then choked and used a Taser on her when she got back into her vehicle, authorities said.

Meridian Health merges with northern Hackensack health network

Hackensack University Health Network and Meridian Health have announced the two health networks will officially merge and become Hackensack Meridian Health next month.

Barnegat man pleads guilty to robbing 8 banks

TRENTON — A Barnegat Township man has admitted robbing eight banks during a three-month period, authorities said.

Christie proposes equal school aid for every student

Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday declared the current school funding formula a failure and proposed a dramatic change that would provide the same amount of state aid to every student in the state, regardless of where they live.

A.C. conference welcomes black businesswomen, professional women

ATLANTIC CITY — The Mid-Atlantic District of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs will convene for its 51st Conference this week at the Claridge Hotel.

Heroin antidote keeping death rate down, officials say

Without the lifesaving opiate antidote naloxone, Ocean County would have averaged more than one fatal heroin overdose per day in 2015.

How Stafford doctor's case exposed holes in drug laws

Liviu Holca was a perfect example of a doctor feeding the growing opiate epidemic, according to the charges lodged against him in 2014.

New Miss New Jersey can't wait to get started

For Brenna Weick, the fourth time’s the charm.

Mays Landing meeting seeks solutions to opiate deaths

“My son was a heroin addict,” Tammy Schmincke told the small gathering. “He didn’t want to die. He had a disease.”

Stinging sea nettles' rebound needles Jersey shore

BRICK TOWNSHIP — The polyps never saw the scrub brushes coming. Those wielding the brushes never saw the polyps.

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