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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…

Rutgers Professor Reprimanded Following Anti-Semitic Remarks

A Rutgers University professor has reportedly been relieved of some of his duties after school officials say he posted anti-Semitic remarks on social media.  Officials announced in a letter to faculty members that tenured professor Michael Chikindas was removed as head of the Center for Digestive Health at the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health…

Governor-Elect Murphy Vows To Increase Minimum Wage In New Jersey

Governor-elect Phil Murphy is promising to hike the state's minimum wage to 15-dollars.  During a news conference in Trenton Monday, Murphy was joined by fellow Democrats and announced he will begin work to fulfill his campaign promise of upping the minimum wage from eight-dollars and 44-cents to 15-dollars an hour over the next few years. …

NJ Pharma Giant Tackles Veterans Suicide Tragedy

Johnson & Johnson, the nation's largest healthcare company, is mounting a campaign to raise awareness about the suicide rate among military veterans.  The Veteran Administration's own statistics show there are 22 suicides a day, or one every 65-minutes. Dr. David Hough, a neuroscientist at J&J, says veterans who experience combat are more prone to depression,…

A Handful of Races Held The Attention Of New Jersey Voters

As expected most Democratic incumbents held onto their seats in the state legislature as all 120 were up for grabs in Tuesday's elections.  The former chairman of the Monmouth County Democratic Party is assuming the District Eleven state Senate seat.  Vin Gopal defeated incumbent Republican Jennifer Beck of Red Bank in yesterday's election.  Gopal is…

NJ Woman Attacked By Neighbor's Dog

A New Jersey woman is missing part of her ear after she was attacked by her neighbor's dog.  Police say a 150-pound Argentinian Mastiff mauled Elizabeth Romanaux and bit off part of her ear, broke her finger, and cracked her hip.  Authorities have given a summons to the Franklin Township resident for owning two unlicensed…

New Jersey Mosques Receive Threats Following NYC Terror Attack

Multiple New Jersey mosques are receiving threats following Tuesday's deadly truck attack at a New York City bike path.  The Islamic Center of Passaic County has received a series of angry calls threatening violence and arson but authorities have not said whether any of them was credible. The president and chief executive officer says one…

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.…