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Rutgers reporter asks Obama for interview _ and gets it

WASHINGTON — A college reporter spending time at the White House has landed what many beat reporters long for: an interview with President Barack Obama.

Shore's biggest one-day festival arrives with Saturday's Bayfest

SOMERS POINT — Bayfest shuts down 14 side streets by the bay, causes traffic detours and sometimes creates crowd-control issues.

A.C. spending increased $46 million under state's watch

ATLANTIC CITY — Since the state first assigned fiscal monitors to the city in 2010, municipal spending has increased by more than $46.1 million, according to a review of city budgets by The Press of Atlantic City.

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Slain Stockton student buried in graduation cap and gown

ATLANTIC CITY — Nikita Cross was supposed to graduate from Stockton University on May 15, but instead she was buried Friday in her cap and gown.

A 50-50 weekend: Saturday the drier half, Sunday will be wetter

The month of April wraps up today, a month that will meteorologically be remembered for its streakiness and its extremes. The first ten days of the month brought record cold and even some rare April snow. Ten consecutive days of sunshine then followed through the middle of April.

Ocean City fire station hopes to hold on for another summer

OCEAN CITY — Ever since Hurricane Sandy flooded fire Station No. 2, the Ocean City Fire Department has been fighting to leave the damaged structure. Now that the city has condemned the old building and said it will replace it with a new one by June 2017, the firefighters want to stay — but only for the summer.

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.

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Obamas trash talk Prince Harry over veterans games

LONDON — It helps to have friends in high places when you’re promoting an athletic event.

Man robs banks one week after serving sentence for bank robberies

A Pennsylvania man who was previously convicted and imprisoned for robbing a Cape Bank in Atlantic City and a Citizens Bank in Philadelphia was sentenced on Friday to 71 months in prison for robbing the same two banks a week after his release in April 2015.

Customer sues TD Bank, saying coin-count machines were ripoff

A coin-laundry owner has filed a class-action suit against TD Bank in federal court in Camden, charging that the bank’s coin-counting machines have been taking customers’ money by giving inaccurate counts on the coins they put in.

Atlantic City Connector to close for railroad crossing repairs

The Atlantic City Connector will be closed, starting Monday at 6 a.m, for repairs to the railroad crossing that are expected to take 10 days to complete.

State won't release $1.5 million Ernst & Young report on Atlantic City

The state has refused to release data on Atlantic City finances compiled by accounting firm Ernst & Young, which was paid at least $1.5 million by state taxpayers.

Atlantic City could default Monday

ATLANTIC CITY — Mayor Don Guardian will announce at 11 a.m. Monday whether the city defaults on its debt.

Cape consultant distributes trees for Arbor Day

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- A township consulting firm distributed trees to children Friday in five Cape May County towns for Arbor Day.

Firefighters douse bathroom fire in Wildwood home

WILDWOOD -- Firefighters doused a blaze at a home on West Youngs Avenue on Thursday.

Single car crash on Garden State Parkway sends one to hospital

A single car crash on the Garden State Parkway sent one person to the hospital on Friday afternoon.

EHC mayor says she's correcting 'dysfunctional' police department

EGG HARBOR CITY — More than a month after the Atlantic County Proseuctor’s Office released a report calling the city’s Police Department “dysfunctional,” Mayor Lisa Jiampetti released a statement saying she has taken personnel and other actions to correct the problems.

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