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Extra Police Out In Matawan, Hazlet, Middletown Thanksgiving Eve

Thanksgiving can be deadly: Motorists navigating unfamiliar roads, often late, are more likely to crash, especially if they've been drinking MATAWAN, NJ - Police announced there will be extra officers out starting Wednesday night "Thanksgiving Eve" in these following towns in the Bayshore region: Ab


Monmouth County drug deaths drop

Steven Molok spent six days in Monmouth County jail following a violation of probation arrest, sitting in a cell 21 hours a day staring at the ceiling and writhing. Molok, 26, addicted to heroin for five years, was detoxing cold turkey, he said. As soon as he got out, he made an unlikely call - to t

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-11-24 19:11:24

He showed her his 'Gundam' and a social media love story ensued

It is a love story like you'd find in a Nancy Meyers romantic comedy - if Myers was into social media and anime. Boy matches with girl on Tinder, boy messages girl a picture of his "Gundam," girl is impressed, boy and girl date and get engaged. That's the story shared by one Middletown woman whose t

NJ.COM - 2017-11-23 22:12:43

Repentant shoplifter returns items -- with a note of apology

RED BANK -- An unidentified individual who blamed the incident on alcohol recently returned two stolen video games to a Red Bank arcade. The remorseful individual, a self-described regular customer at Yestercades, also included an unsigned note of apology that refers to the incident as "ignorant and

NJ.COM - 2017-11-24 14:09:38

Glimpse of History: When Woolworth's was on Smith Street

The Historic Perth Amboy Virtual Museum notes that there were five "five-and-dime" stores in the city at the time. The Woolworth's store later became the site of a Chinese restaurant. If you would like to share a photo that provides a glimpse of history in your community, please call 973-836-4922 or

NJ.COM - 2017-11-24 16:00:00

Small Business Saturday: Shore businesses offer alternative to Black Friday mania

SPRING LAKE - Alison Maccoine, the owner of Barefoot, an "athleisure" boutique on Third Avenue in Spring Lake, will spend this Saturday working her usual hours (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) with the usual number of employees (one) and a couple of vendors she invited to the store to sell their wares. But don't

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-11-24 10:00:00

Car crash in Stapleton leaves 329 temporarily out of power

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A car crashed into a utility pole in the vicinity of Hillside Avenue and Van Duzer Street in Stapleton earlier today, leaving 329 customers out of service, according to a Con Edison spokesperson. Following the accident, a Con Edison crew had to shut power down temporarily in o

SILIVE.COM - 2017-11-24 18:14:09

Fishing: Bass blitz is on

The bass blitz is on. In the last week striped bass of all sizes have been caught with the big bass in the 40-50 lb ranges being the center of attention. The action has shifted from Raritan Bay out to the oceanfront from the Shrewsbury Rocks down to Manasquan Inlet. Here there have been enormous con

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-11-23 23:54:14

Gobble, gobble! Thanksgiving runners fill Greensburg streets for annual Turkey Trot

Over 2,000 people -- some wearing festive holiday costumes -- participated in the annual Greensburg Turkey Trot. In its 26 years, the 5K run/walk has raised over $500,000 for local nonprofits. One of the main beneficiaries is Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region. "We just want to support th

WTAE.COM - 2017-11-23 18:10:00

Author signing at Barnes & Noble, Greensburg

An author signing will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, at Barnes & Noble, 5155 Route 30, Greensburg, from 1 to 3 p.m. Multiple local authors will be in store to sign and discuss their latest books. The authors include Chuck Wagner of Shanksville, Richard Gazarik, Kevin Engle, J.P. Ronald, David Nabhan and


Dreamers protest at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

NEW YORK - The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade got political Thursday as a group of protesters broke through barriers and sat in the middle of the parade route. The protesters wore shirts in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The "Dreamers," named after the proposed DREAM

WPXI - 2017-11-23 20:50:00


Over the past month and a half, the United States has endured three heinous mass-casualty attacks. An Uzbekistan native used a truck to kill eight people and injure a dozen more in downtown Manhattan, and a pair of homegrown assailants armed with semiautomatic rifles killed a total of 82 people and

HERALDSTANDARD.COM - 2017-11-24 07:00:00

State College dubbed Pennsylvania's 'drunkest city'

Updated less than a minute ago State College ranks as Pennsylvania's 'drunkest city,' with more than one in five adults reporting that they drink excessively, according to a report out this week . The financial news website 24/7 Wall St. said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show t

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2017-11-24 20:09:54

Double murder suspect kills self, Pennsylvania police say

Clearfield District Attorney Bill Shaw said the suspect in the double homicide Friday morning apparently shot himself. A third person was who shot was taken to an Altoona hospital to undergo surgery. WJAC reports that Shaw said the body of 26-year-old Cody Bush was found later near Route 53. Shaw sa

WPXI - 2017-11-24 20:06:27

A decade later, drilling tax still roils Pennsylvania politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A decade after energy companies began realizing the explosive economic potential of the vast Marcellus Shale natural gas reservoir, the politics of taxing it still roils Pennsylvania, now the nation's No. 2 gas state. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf made taxing Marcellus Shale produ

BUTLER EAGLE - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Hunters can share their harvest with Pennsylvania's hungry

Gov. Tom Wolf kicked off the 2017 Hunters Sharing the Harvest deer donation program Tuesday at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, in Harrisburg. During the 2016-17 hunting season, sportsmen donated 2,947 deer, yielding 120,515 pounds of meat and providing nearly 600,000 meals to food banks, churche

DAILY ITEM - 2017-11-24 00:39:48

Rivalry still a big hit

FITCHBURG -- Some say the rivalry between football foes Fitchburg High and Leominster High has cooled. Others say don't let those people fool you. That's according to several fans who on a sunny, chilled morning Thursday wore blue or red and packed local bars and tailgates, readying themselves for

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-24 12:01:59

The food is warm -- and the hearts are even warmer

FITCHBURG -- Two-hundred-and-fifty taxi drivers, gas-station workers and those with limited mobility or without a home were delivered a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day thanks to the annual culinary contributions of Help for Our Community. Dozens of volunteers with the local nonprofit spent Thursday mo

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-24 11:32:11

LETTER: Says Tran 'most qualified' to serve as senator

I'd like to take this opportunity to endorse Dean Tran for state Senate (Clinton precincts 1 and 2). Dean truly embodies the American dream. He was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and immigrated here as a young child. He and his family fled a communist regime and lived in a refugee camp two years awaiting

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-11-24 11:00:00

Fitchburg 34, Leominster 21: Sal Figueroa (321 yards, 4 TDs) sends Red Raiders to first Thanksgiving win since 2008

FITCHBURG - Some call it "The Rivalry." To others, it's the "Turkey Bowl." But what wasn't debatable over the past eight years was the dominance of Leominster in their historic Thanksgiving Day showdown against Fitchburg. All that changed on Thursday morning, thanks in large part to a performance no

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-11-23 23:37:45