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AAA Rescues Over 61,000 As Frigid Temps Wreak Havoc On Batteries 

Hamilton, NJ, January 3, 2018 – More than 61,000 AAA Mid-Atlantic members across the auto club’s five-state and Washington, D.C. region called AAA Mid-Atlantic for emergency roadside service over the 10-day year-end holiday travel period, a 25 percent increase over the anticipated call volume of 49,000, based on last year's figure for the time frame. Busiest…

Long Branch Teen Charged with Killing Family Members

A 16-year-old Long Branch boy will make his first court appearance today on multiple murder charges. Scott Kologi is being charged as an adult in the New Year's Eve shooting deaths of his father Scott, mother Linda, his sister Brittany and 70-year-old family friend Mary Schultz.  Authorities say the teen used a semi-automatic rifle to…

NWS Issuing A Hazardous Weather Outlook

The National Weather Service is saying snow may be on the way this week.  The agency released a "Hazardous Weather Outlook" yesterday that extends through Sunday, and it says the potential for accumulating snowfall Wednesday night into Thursday has increased for central, northwest and northern portions of New Jersey.  Projected snowfall totals are not yet…

Beachgate' Comes Back To Haunt Governor Christie

New Jersey's governor-elect is needling Governor Chris Christie and his infamous photo of him sitting on a lounge chair on the beach.  North-Jersey-dot-com reports Governor-elect Phil Murphy is seen smiling next to the giant cutout of the governor looking upward, dressed in shorts and a baseball cap. The photo was captured after Christie shut down…

Newark Police Continuing To Provide Senator Booker Protection

Newark Police are continuing to provide increased protection for New Jersey Senator Corey Booker following a death threat.  U.S. Capitol Police told local authorities about the issue after Booker received a Christmas card threatening to lynch him and his family.  Newark Mayor Ras Baraka released a statement Saturday detailing the city's response.  Recently Booker campaigned…

Holiday Travel Volume to Set All-Time Record, says AAA

Locally, 2.7 million New Jersey Residents to Travel Nationally, 107 million to travel during the year-end holidays. Hamilton, NJ, December 14, 2017 - ‘Tis the season for travel – and in record numbers!  AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates more than 2.7 million New Jersey residents will travel 50 miles or more away from home for the year-end…

Rutgers Student Killed In Weekend Amtrak Strike

Rutgers University says one of its students was killed early Saturday when he was struck by an Amtrak train in New Brunswick.  The student, Kenneth Patterson, was hit by a train around 4 a.m. that was on its way to Norfolk, Virginia.  The school issued a statement asking for prayers for Patterson's family during this…

Port Authority Bomb Suspect To Be Arraigned Bedside

  The would-be Port Authority suicide bomb suspect is being arraigned bedside today on federal terrorism charges. Akayed Ullah is under arrest at Bellevue Hospital where he's being treated for burns and lacerations in Monday's botched bombing. U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said the Bangladeshi-born 27-year-old went to the busy New York City transit hub to…

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