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  • That Trump-backed law that curbs your property tax break still isn't unpopular with voters

    The Monmouth University poll said less than 4 in 10 Americans approved of the Republican tax bill WASHINGTON -- After a political action committee tied to House Speaker Paul Ryan launched ads attacking New Jersey House Democratic challengers for their opposition to the Republican tax cuts, a Monmouth University poll said the candidates' stance was the more popular one. The survey released Monday said the tax bill championed by President Donald Trump, which caps the...
  • The hardest (and easiest) N.J. colleges to get accepted to

    Looking for a safety school? Want to know your chances of getting into Princeton? Find out how hard it is to get into these New Jersey colleges.
  • These 13 towns are saying no to plastic bags as Murphy weighs statewide tax

    As Gov. Murphy mulls a statewide fees for single-use bags, these communities have decided to take matters into their own hands.
  • Woman divulged her boyfriend's plot to hire hitman to kill his ex-wife, cops say

    The ex-N.J. resident was arrested with his girlfriend on Saturday after they met with an undercover law enforcement officer When former Woodbridge resident Narsan Lingala approached the hitman he wanted to hire, he showed up to the meeting with more than just his ex-wife's name in mind -- he had photos of her and her home. That's according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, which on Saturday arrested Lingala and his girlfriend Sandya Reddy on attempted...
  • Another hearing set in Penn State fraternity hazing death

    The hearing will determine whether the case against some of the defendants goes to trial Former members of a Penn State fraternity are due in court for a preliminary hearing on charges related to the February 2017 death of a pledge from New Jersey after a night of hazing and drinking. The hearing Tuesday before a district judge will determine if there's enough evidence to send charges against several of the defendants in the case to county court for trial. It could...
  • Veteran with PTSD brought service dog to zoo but was bullied, told to leave, suit claims

    A lawsuit was filed in federal court by a North Cape May family, saying they were "bullied" for having a service dog at the zoo. A disabled veteran and his family filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday, stating they were harassed for having a service dog at a zoo. Jonathan and Jacqueline Hinker of North Cape May filed a seven-count lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Camden Friday against Cape May County, the Cape May County's Sheriff's Department, and other...
  • Cops seeking hit-and run driver who killed pedestrian

    The 31-year-old was hit as he crossed Route 1 in Woodbridge earlier this month Woodbridge police are asking for the public's help as they continue to search for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a 31-year-old township man along Route 1 earlier this month. Investigators have determined the vehicle that hit John Kukuch Jr. on Aug. 13 was a black or dark-colored, new model, smaller SUV.  The SUV is believed to have front, passenger-side damage to the headlight...
  • On the market: 6-bedroom Victorian home in Toms River for $1.3M

    According to its Trulia listing, the taxes are estimated at about $18,066. In this week's "On the market" property, we feature a home in Toms River with 6,606 square feet of living space.  The home is listed for $1,350,000. According to its Trulia listing, the taxes are estimated at about $18,066. The home features 6 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and 2 partial baths. The median sale price for homes in the area is $290,000. Alexis Johnson may be reached at...
  • Man who sexually assaulted 4 kids gets 17 years in prison

    Adan Otero committed the assaults in multiple locations in Atlantic City in 2016 A 27-year-old man convicted of sexually assaulting four children under the age of 10 in Atlantic City has been sentenced sentenced to 17 years in prison, officials said. Adan Otero (Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office)  Adan Otero, who committed the assaults in multiple locations in the city during the spring of 2016, also pleaded guilty in February to endangering the welfare of a...
  • FOX4 Forecast: Pockets of drizzle… then sunshine!

    You may run into pockets of drizzle on your morning commute… but by the afternoon some sunshine returns with clouds mixing in! Highs remain below average in the upper 70s and low 80s. But a change in our pattern heads our way later this week with Summer-like temps making a comeback. Details in the updated Long Ranger. Check out the latest forecast in the video above! Be sure to download our apps and follow us on Facebook. iPhone fox4kc weather […]

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  • Inside the confession of Christopher Watts

    FREDERICK, Colorado — The father of two young girls found submerged in oil tanks after being missing for days told authorities his pregnant wife killed the children after learning he wanted a separation, and that he erupted in rage after witnessing the killings and strangled their mother inside the family’s suburban Denver home, according to court documents. Days after letting police inside his home so they could help find his missing family, Christopher Watts told investigators “he would tell...
  • Cedar Point to begin ‘next chapter’ today at 2 p.m.

    SANDUSKY, Ohio — It’s a cryptic tweet that has amusement park enthusiasts scratching their heads. On Monday, Cedar Point tweeted a picture of a wooden pencil with the words, “We begin writing out next chapter…tomorrow at 2pm.” We begin writing our next chapter…tomorrow at 2pm. ✍️ 📖 ✏️ 🚨 — Cedar Point (@cedarpoint) August 20, 2018 A man by the name of Daniel responded that “Wood pencil means wood coaster. #2 pencil means 200ft. The only 200ft coaster was […]
  • Ashtabula becomes a ‘straws on request’ city

    ASHTABULA, Ohio — If you want a straw at a restaurant in Ashtabula, you’re going to have to ask for it. On Monday, the city council voted unanimously to pass a resolution limiting the use of non-recyclable plastic straws and making them available on request. Camille Licate is the director of “Kids for Positive Change.” She worked with a group of local kids to convince the city council to pass the resolution. “They have been a catalyst for positive change,” […]
  • Bachelor's Alex Nation reveals heartbreaking news about son Elijah in a poignant post

    Bachelor winner Alex Nation was just 19 when she welcomed her son Elijah.

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  • Devastated family begs for driver to come forward in deadly KC hit-and-run crash

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Family members say 33-year-old Andrea Mitchell had a warm personality and a huge heart. ”She was just so sweet. My sister was a really, really good person,” Sylvia Mitchell-Maldonado said Monday. Now, her relatives are suddenly mourning and preparing for Mitchell’s funeral. ”It’s just so surreal for me to know that my little sister is gone. It makes no sense that someone hit her, left her out there like she was an animal and then left,” Mitchell-Maldonado […]

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  • ‘It’s just that time’: Bob Jones Shoes to close after 58 years in KC Crossroads

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An iconic store in the Crossroads is closing after 58 years in business. The owners of Bob Jones Shoes, Rocky Horowitz and Harry Bosley, announced on Monday that they have decided to retire. “Business is good, but it’s just that time,” Horowitz said. Businessmen Bob Jones and Ernest Horowitz opened the store on Grand Boulevard in 1960 as Bob Jones Outlet. It was a general discount merchandise store. In the 1980s, under the leadership of Horwitz’s […]

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  • Don Lemon heckles Donald Trump and his team during flashback of litany of lies: 'You can't make this up'

    President Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Guiliani told NBC’s Meet the Press that “truth is not the truth.” This statement sparked CNN’s Don Lemon opening segments, as he played a montage of President Donald Trump’s team making even more absurd claims. In one clip Guiliani said, &... The post Don Lemon heckles Donald Trump and his team during flashback of litany of lies: ‘You can’t make this up’ appeared first on Raw Story.

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  • Metro contractor running for KC Council lands in Problem Solvers Hall of Shame

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Blake Segers, a candidate for Kansas City’s city council, should be a name you remember by November's election day. Two months ago, FOX4 Problem Solvers warned you about Segers, his business partner Nick Williamson and their business, B&N Enterprise. FOX4 first learned about B&N Enterprise after receiving complaints from homeowners in Kansas and Missouri. Erick Bales paid B&N Enterprise $3,650 as a deposit for remodeling work on his home. After cashing...

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  • Kluber, Indians top Porcello, Red Sox 5-4

    BOSTON -- Greg Allen hit a tie-breaking homer right after Boston pitcher Rick Porcello was struck in the midsection by a line drive, and Corey Kluber tied for the major league wins lead as the Cleveland Indians beat the Red Sox 5-4 Monday night. Kluber (16-6) pitched into the seventh inning and matched Washington's Max Scherzer and the Yankees' Luis Severino for the most victories in the majors. Michael Brantley and Melky Cabrera also homered to help the AL Central-leading Indians improve...
  • Occasional showers and thunderstorms

    Our next system moves in tonight with a series of fronts.  First up: a warm front, followed by two cold fronts. We’ll have periods of rain and thunderstorms Tuesday; more numerous as the day goes on.   Some may turn strong to severe, especially east of I-77…Stay tuned. **Download the FOX 8 weather app** Here is a hour-by-hour outlook through early Tuesday morning: Cooler, more fall-like air will filter in behind the front and sunshine takes over by the latter part […]
  • Immigration debate takes center stage at MTV Video Music Awards with human wall

    NEW YORK– With a human wall, the immigration debate took center stage at the MTV Video Music Awards in a performance criticizing the Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the border. Wearing white T-shirts reading “We Are All Human Beings,” more than two dozen immigrant children and their parents joined Logic and Ryan Tedder on stage Monday night. The children, including some younger kids who appeared intimidated by the crowd, stood in a line, some swaying and clapping to […]
  • Shawnee man battles city for years over stream, storm water damaging his yard

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — A metro man has gone head-to-head with the City of Shawnee for decades, but he said, as he gets older, he just can’t do it anymore. It all comes down to a natural stream that runs through the front of his property. David King spoke at last week’s city council meeting, something he said he’s been doing for years. “The storm water system is not natural. They built it! They created it! That’s my whole story right […]

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  • Video shows rescue of mother, son and dog after vehicle plunges into California marina

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – Dramatic video captured over the weekend shows lifeguards rescuing a mother, her son and a dog after the driver crashed through a guardrail and plunged into the water of a Long Beach, California marina. The incident occurred about 1 p.m. Saturday when a pickup truck went “blasting” into the water from an elevated parking lot in the Alamitos Bay Marina, Long Beach Fire Department Capt. Jeff Jones explains in the video. The footage shows the lifeguards working quickly […]
  • 11-year-old boy from Gaza travels to Northeast Ohio for prosthetic leg

    AKRON, Ohio — What 11-year-old Abdelrahman Nofel has been through is extraordinary. “He’s a very active child and suddenly he’s an amputee. And then he’s in a foreign country without his family not speaking the language,” said Steve Sosebee, founder of the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund. According to Sosebee, Abdelrahman, also known as Abood, is a refugee who traveled over 6,000 miles to Akron for a new leg after being shot in the Gaza Strip in April. “We were able to […]