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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.…

Union Co. Files Challenge To New Charter School

Education officials in Union County are asking the state to stop the opening of a charter school.  Officials in the town of Linden allege that the school's application contains fraudulent information about the level of community support and involvement in the school.  The Union Arts and Science Charter School is scheduled to open in September…

Two Children Charged In Linden Playground Fire

Two boys now face criminal mischief charges in connection with a fire that destroyed a playground in Linden, New Jersey yesterday.  Mayor Derek Armstead says neighbors spotted the 11- and 13-year-olds at the playground but it's not clear how the fire started or circumstances surrounding it.  The playground on Wales Park was destroyed and the…

NJ Man Robbed While Rescuing Co-Worker From Oncoming Train

Police are looking for a heartless thief who robbed a New Jersey man while he was rescuing a woman from an oncoming train.  Anil Vannavalli leaped onto the tracks at the Edison train station last Friday morning to save a co-worker who'd fallen off the platform.  While the Piscataway man carried her to safety, a…

Accused Chelsea Bomber Case Will Stay In Union County

The trial of the accused Chelsea bomber charged with attempted murder following a shootout with Linden police is staying in Union County.  A judge has said "no" to Ahmad Rahimi's request to move the trial to Camden.  Rahimi, who's from Elizabeth, doesn't believe he can get a fair trial in North Jersey because of extensive…

Boa Constrictor Slithers Into NJ Classroom

Officials in Princeton are trying to figure out how a boa constrictor made its way into a local public school. It slithered into a third-grade classroom on Tuesday.  At first, the kids thought it was their class pet, another boa, but when they saw that Cuddles was still in her cage, they knew they had…