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NJ Transit Ticket Agent Busted For Selling Fake Tickets

A long time New Jersey Transit ticket agent is facing charges for allegedly selling fake tickets.  Authorities say 49-year-old John Davey would place "no cash" signs on ticket vending machines at the New Brunswick station, leading customers to his ticket booth where he would sell them fake pre-printed tickets. Davey would then pocket the money.…

Menendez Joins Cuomo In Asking For Federal Help At Penn

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez is joining Governor Cuomo in calling on the Trump Administration for help with Penn Station.  Cuomo sent a letter asking for federal funding for the Penn Station summer repair project and money for transportation alternatives during the work.  The New Jersey Senator is calling for more buses, cross honoring and ferry…

NYPD Tightens Security Following Deadly Manchester Bombing

The NYPD says while there's no specific terror threat to New York City, they're tightening security following that deadly bombing in Manchester, England.  Heavy weapons teams are being deployed to high profile locations across the city, including airports, bridges, tunnels, mass transit locations and Times Square.  They've also assigned vapor wake explosive detection dogs and…

One Dead, Another Critically Injured In NJ Boat Race Crash

One person is dead, another fighting for his life following a power boat race off the Jersey Shore. Tragedy struck during a preliminary event yesterday at the second annual Point Pleasant Beach Grand Prix.  The man killed has been identified as 38-year-old David Raabe of Forked River, the throttle man on a boat called the…

NJ Senator Menendez Unveils Jobs Bill, Kicks Off Job Initiative

New Jersey's senior senator is unveiling a new jobs bill today and kicking off a statewide jobs initiative. Bob Menendez will be at Union County College this morning announcing new legislation to put people to work and fulfill local hiring needs.  The bill would create a direct pipeline between community colleges and local businesses.  The…

Deportations Up 30 Percent In New Jersey

Illegal immigrant arrests are up 20 percent and deportations are up 30 percent in New Jersey over the past year.  The head of immigration enforcement in New Jersey tells the "Record" the department has been directed to go after those connected with gangs and public safety crimes.  John Tsoukaris says under President Trump's illegal immigration…

Student's Death Caused By Choking Game

The Superintendent of Schools in Bernards Township says the death of a student in February was due to the "choking game." In a letter to parents earlier this week, Superintendent Nick Markarian said this game, also known as "space monkey" or the "fainting game," involves young people who strangle themselves in an attempt to get…