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Police Investigate Sexual Assault On RU Campus

Police in New Brunswick are investigating a reported sexual assault on the campus of Rutgers University.  According to police, a female student told officials that she was in her room on the College Avenue campus on Friday afternoon with the door open, when a man she didn't know came in and began to kiss and…

New Jersey Teen Climbs High Voltage Line, Is Electrocuted

A New Jersey teenager from Edison was electrocuted after police say he climbed up a train trestle in Metuchen.  The 17-year-old boy fell about 30 feet and was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.  His condition is still unknown this morning.  The incident happened about 5:30 p.m. yesterday on the railroad tracks near St.…

Earthquake Strikes Near Morris Plains

Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey say there was a small earthquake near Morris Plains Monday night.  The 1.5 magnitude earthquake happened shortly after 6:30 p.m. The Morris Plains Police Department says it received numerous calls from concerned residents.  Officials say the earthquake was a shallow one, occurring about five kilometers below the surface, which…

Vigils Held In New Jersey Denouncing Racist Violence in Charlottesville

Hundreds of people are denouncing violence in Charlottesville, Virginia in a number of vigils held in New Jersey Sunday.  About 150 people gathered at the Clarence Dillon Library, not far from where President Trump has been staying at his golf club, to call for an end to racism and white supremacy. Several demonstrators blamed the…

Teenager Connected To Police Standoff In New Jersey Arrested

A man is under arrest after being accused of robbery in an incident that led to a hours-long standoff last week in New Jersey.  Authorities say 19-year-old Edson Dorsainvill robbed a woman last Friday in Rahway, after which a heavy police presence formed in an area surrounding the Union County Performing Arts Center.  After failing…

Teen Injured In Times Square Attends Her Graduation

A Dunellen High School teenager injured when an out of control driver plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in Times Square has graduated.  Destiny Lightfoot, who spent days in the hospital recovering from serious injuries, attended the ceremony in a wheelchair Wednesday night.  She continues to recover from a severely fractured leg.  Another Dunellen High…

Man Critically Injured Following Piscataway House Explosion

A Piscataway man is being treated for critical burn injuries after an explosion blew a house he was living in right off of its foundation.  Mayor Brian Wahler says the man, who is in his 50s, is lucky to have survived.  Authorities are investigating the cause of the Sunday morning explosion but think a gas…

Murphy, Guadagno To Battle For Governor In November

Former Ambassador Phil Murphy and Republican Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno will face off in New Jersey's governor's race after winning their party's primaries Tuesday. Murphy bested five rivals to win the Democratic contest.  Guadagno held off a challenge from state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli  as well as three other candidates to top the Republican ballot.  Murphy…

NJ Students Buy Ill Classmate A Robot

Students at a New Jersey Catholic school are showing their love for a classmate who's been out of school battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma since last December.  Twelve and 13-year-olds at St.  Bartholomew's in East Brunswick bought Tyler Knurek a robot called V-Go so he can be with them at school or on field trips without actually…

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.…