Here are the top New Jersey news stories for Wednesday:

⬛ 2 wanted after kicking man in the face in North Wildwood

Suspects in North Wildwood arcade assault
Suspects in North Wildwood arcade assault (North Wildwood police) (Mayor Patrick Rosenello)
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NORTH WILDWOOD — Police are looking for two suspects wanted for an assault Sunday on a Pennsylvania man at the Jersey Shore.

Police did not disclose many details about the assault except that it occurred in the area of 26th Avenue and the boardwalk in North Wildwood, which is the location of the Gateway 26 arcade and casino.

Kenneth Golembewski, the father of the alleged victim told 6 ABC Action News that the pair said something to his son's girlfriend, which triggered an argument. The argument turned physical when his son Lucas was pushed to the ground and kicked in the face, according to Golembewski.

⬛ LOOK: Lego designer builds this NJ landmark, with hope Lego makes sets

(Princeton Nassau Hall by Bricksmitherd, via ideas.lego.com_projects)
(Princeton Nassau Hall by Bricksmitherd, via ideas.lego.com_projects)
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A national landmark in New Jersey has been pitched as a Lego building set.

Nassau Hall at Princeton University was built by the creator dubbed "Bricksmitherd," using 2,998 Lego bricks.

It even includes climbing ivy that adorns the exterior walls of the historic structure.

⬛ Madison, NJ man charged with vandalizing his town's Pride flags

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MADISON — A Morris County man was arrested and charged with mishandling Pride flags.

Cormac M. McNamara, 21, of Madison, took six flags from light posts in the Waverly Place area on June 9, borough officials said. Some of the flags were also found in poor condition from being in the hands of McNamara.

Surveillance video from a business shows McNamara putting the Pride flags in the trash in front of Chase Bank, officials said.

⬛ Could Trump lose NJ liquor licenses?

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Former President Donald Trump greets supporters and sign autographs during the final round of the Bedminster Invitational LIV Golf tournament at his golf course in Bedminster, N.J., Aug. 13, 2023. On Monday, June 10, 2024, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office said it is looking into whether the former president’s 34 felony convictions in a New York case might affect his continued ability to hold liquor licenses for this three New Jersey golf courses. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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The state Attorney General's Office is looking into whether Donald Trump's recent felony convictions in New York make him ineligible to hold liquor licenses at his three New Jersey golf courses.

A spokeswoman for the office said Monday that it is reviewing whether Trump's conviction on 34 felony counts involving payment of hush money to a porn star and falsifying business records in an attempt to hide it should impact the former president's continued ability to hold liquor licenses.

⬛ Powerball jackpot won by ticket sold in New Jersey

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New Jersey had its first Powerball jackpot winner of the year in Monday night's drawing.

One ticket won the jackpot with an estimated value of $223 million ($104 million cash). The winning numbers were 3-10-33-58-59 and Power Ball 9.

The New Jersey Lottery said the winning ticket was sold at Preet Food Market on Chews Landing Road in Lindenwold.

NJ's crazy haze, choking smoke, and sinister sky

Canadian wildfire smoke affecting New Jersey in 2023.

Gallery Credit: Dan Zarrow

The best supermarkets in New Jersey

These are the highest-rated supermarkets in each of New Jersey's 21 counties. The ratings are based on reviews left by customers on Google. To be included in the top, a supermarket had to have a substantial number of reviews (typically at leas a thousand).

NJ schools that made the most calls to police

These are the 30 schools in New Jersey that made the most notifications to police during the 2022-23 school year for reasons including violence, weapons, vandalism, substances and harassment or bullying. The number of arrests made by police at the schools is also provided when applicable. The schools are listed by number of police calls from least to greatest. The data comes from the state Department of Education's annual School Performance Report.

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