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$20 Million For AC In Boardwalk Preservation Fund

Atlantic City is getting a $20 million piece of the state’s $100 million Boardwalk Preservation Fund. According to the Press of Atlantic City, the money comes from the American Rescue Plan. Other local municipalities benefiting from the grant are Brigantine ($1,185,838), Cape May ($6,722,552), North Wildwood ($10,259,827), Ocean City ($4,859,175), Sea Isle City ($1,997,000), Ventnor ... Read more

Seven Arreated In AC In Drug Surveillance Operation

The Atlantic City Police Department arrested six men and a woman during surveillance operations targeting areas that were of frequent complaints from individuals attending the Citywide Citistat meetings. On February 19, 2024, officers were conducting surveillance in the area of Renaissance Plaza located in the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue. Officers observed Alexie Cordero and ... Read more

Construction Project On Route 30 Draw Bridge

The New Jersey Department of Transportation will begin an overnight construction project on the Route 30 draw bridge over Beach Thorofare, located on Route 30 at milepost 56.77, as part of a larger bridge rehabilitation project. This work will severely impact motorists entering and exiting Route 30. The work is tentatively scheduled to begin Monday, ... Read more

AC Council Reconsiders Green Zone Territory

In Atlantic City, Albany Avenue west of the bridge was added back into an ordinance to expand the green zone where cannabis businesses are allowed, after a long debate by City Council Wednesday night and an impassioned speech by Mayor Marty Small Sr. According to the Press of Atlantic City, Council then voted again, and ... Read more

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Texas county issues disaster declaration ahead of April total solar eclipse

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(KILLEEN, Texas) -- A small county in Texas is bracing for a state of emergency when hundreds of thousands of skywatchers are expected to flock to the South for the total solar eclipse in April.

Bell County Judge David Blackburn issued a local disaster declaration this week, ahead of the April 8 natural phenomenon, saying the county's population of 400,000 residents is...

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A "very happy" Kelsey Grammer says 'Frasier' reboot will be back for season 2

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On Thursday, Kelsey Grammer and Paramount+ revealed the rebooted Frasier will be back for a sophomore season.

"Frasier is a love story, and I am very happy we will be allowed to continue it," Grammer said in the announcement.

He added, "I'm delighted that our partners at CBS Studios and Paramount+ are on board for another season, and I can't wait for the fans to see what we...

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Alexei Navalny's death listed as 'natural,' mother says, accusing Russia of blackmail

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(LONDON) -- Alexei Navalny's cause of death has been listed as "natural" on his medical report, according to Navalny's spokesperson Kira Yarmysh, who was relayed the information on the death certificate by the Russian opposition leader's mother.

"The medical report on death shown to the mother of Alexei Navalny stated that the causes of death were natural,"...

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Children's MMR vaccine rate drops 2%, 250,000 kindergarteners vulnerable to measles: CDC

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(NEW YORK) -- National MMR coverage has dropped 2% from the 2019-2021 school year to the 2022-2023 school year, which means approximately 250,000 kindergartners are at risk for measles infection around the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The 93.1% rate during the 2022–23 school is 2% lower than the 95% rate in the 2019-2...

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The housing market is cooling again. Here's why.

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(NEW YORK) -- A sluggish housing market for most of last year began to heat up as the calendar turned to 2024.

In recent weeks, however, the market has cooled once again.

A surge in mortgage rates accounts for the slowdown in the housing market, experts told ABC News, pointing to elevated home prices pushed out of reach for most consumers when combined with high borrow...

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DHS looking for increased authority to investigate drug crimes

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(WASHINGTON) -- It would only take a small change in legislation to allow more Homeland Security Investigations agents to investigate drug crimes without first getting the authority to do so from the Justice Department, a top Immigration and Customs Enforcement official told ABC News Thursday.

At the heart of the issue is law enforcement agencies' Title 21 authority -- which ...

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