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NJ Candidates For Governor Square Off On Debate Stage

The race to succeed Governor Chris Christie is heating up as the two candidates eying the leadership position met on the debate stage Tuesday evening.  Republican Kim Guadagno and Democrat Phil Murphy clashed on everything from property taxes to marijuana.  Things turned fiery when movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who's been accused of sexually harassing women,…

More Guilty Pleas In Short Hills Mall Murder

Two more people are pleading guilty in the carjacking murder of a man at the Short Hills Mall.  The last two defendants, including the gunman, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the fatal shooting of 30-year-old Dustin Friedland in December 2013. Under terms of the plea deal, gunman Hanif Thompson must serve 30 years before being eligible…

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.…

Two Arrested In Bear Hunt Protest

Two bear hunt protesters face charges.  Authorities say Catherine McCartney of Highland Lakes was sitting in the road blocking a hunter's car during the first day of the hunt yesterday.  Jerome Mandel was taken into custody after allegedly not keeping to the protest area in Sussex County.  It's day two of a six-day hunt taking…

Candidates Square Off In Debate In Governor's Race Tonight

"Kim who?"  "Who's Phil Murphy?"  "There's a debate tonight?"  Those are just some of the responses from many New Jerseyans when asked whether they would be watching the New Jersey gubernatorial debate tonight.  The two main candidates running for governor will face off in the first of two televised debates.   The race between Republican Kim…

First Televised NJ Governor's Debate Is Set For Tuesday Night

New Jersey's major candidates for governor will face each other tomorrow in the first of two televised debates.  Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno will square off against her Democratic rival Phil Murphy. The latest Monmouth University Poll has Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive, ahead by 14 points.  The debate will be televised at 7 p.m.…

Twitter Takes Back Extra 140 Characters Given To Governor Candidate

Twitter is taking back the extra 140 characters it gave to New Jersey's Democratic candidate for governor.  Phil Murphy was among a small group of users selected nationally last month to try out an enhanced Twitter pilot program allowing 280 characters per message.  His Republican rival, Kim Guadagno, was not among those selected which triggered…

Child Dies, Another Injured In Fall From Balcony In Perth Amboy

Police say a child is dead and another seriously injured after they fell from a second floor balcony in Perth Amboy Thursday afternoon.  Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey says the incident happened around 5 p.m. Thursday at a home at 73 Brighton Avenue.  One child, nine-year-old Dariel Sosa, died at the scene.  His 13-year-old cousin,…

Two Arrested After Motorcycles Hit Cops At Accident Scene

Two men are facing charges after a deadly crash turned into a crime scene with injured police officers in Union City.  Sixteen-year-old Sean Lemus of Union City died when his bicycle was hit by a garbage truck. But while Union City cops were investigating the accident Wednesday night, motorcycles blew through the crash site.  One…

Newark Is Suing Opiod Manufacturers

New Jersey's largest city has filed a civil lawsuit against several opioid manufacturers claiming deceptive and false advertising, among other claims.  Newark's lawsuit follows an investigation into the marketing of prescription opioids by nearly a dozen manufacturers.  The suit alleges the companies unfairly and deceptively marketed and falsely advertised opioids, created a public nuisance, committed…