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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.…

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…

One Of Nation's Oldest Trees Will Be Cut Down

A 600-year-old tree that has been watching over a New Jersey community and a church, is about to be removed.  Crews will arrive today at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church to begin removing the imposing white oak tree, believed to be among the oldest in the nation.  The tree began showing rot and weakness in…

Former Dunellen Teacher Claims She Was Fired Over Chemo Treatment

A former Middlesex County teacher is suing the New Jersey Board of Education, claiming she was canned for taking time off to receive chemotherapy.   In a lawsuit filed earlier this month, the teacher alleges she was the target of discrimination at John P. Faber Elementary School in Dunellen.  The former special education teacher, who…

Somerset County Woman Sues Wells Fargo

A former Wells Fargo bank worker from Somerset County is suing the bank, claiming she was fired for refusing to scam New Jerseyans.   Melinda Bini filed a lawsuit in Middlesex County Superior Court earlier this month against Wells Fargo and three supervisors at its Highland Park branch, where she served as a former assistant…

Bridgewater Couple Stabbed By Own Son

Police in Bridgewater Township are investigating the stabbing of a couple believed to be at the hands of their own son.  The violence went down at a home on Washington Valley Road late last night. NBC 4 New York is reporting the suspect's mother died at the scene.  His father was rushed to the hospital…