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Scott Says Irma Could Impact Both Coasts

Florida Governor Rick Scott says the state's top priority right now is getting fuel to residents so they can get out Hurricane Irma's way. Irma remains a dangerous life-threatening Category 5 storm as it heads toward Florida from the Caribbean. Speaking in Hialeah, Florida this morning, Scott says he's working to get federal rules and…

Too tough to choose: Piscataway and Sayreville share top spot in preseason Central Jersey High School Football Top Ten

Even though three area teams have already played their opening games of the 2017 season, WCTC unveiled its preseason Top Ten Saturday, and Piscataway and Sayreville share the Number One spot.  It's how both teams ended last year, after each won a state title. Following are the pre-season rankings.  The season opens in earnest next…

Audit Shows Transit Workers Allegedly Abused Sick Policy

An internal audit alleges that employees abused the federal family sick leave policy that led to a shortage of New Jersey Transit crew members.  That forced cancelled and delayed trains this summer at a time when commuters were already dealing with schedule changes because of work at Penn Station. "NJ Advance Media" got its hands…

Red Cross: 90 Percent Goes To Relief Efforts

The American Red Cross Chief Public Affairs Officer says 91 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to relief efforts.  Suzy Defrancis made that statement to MSNBC one day after a Red Cross executive made headlines for saying he wasn't sure what percent of donations actually went to those in need.  The Red Cross has…

Justice Department Outlines Upcoming Case Against Senator Menendez

Federal prosecutors are detailing their strategy for the upcoming corruption trial of Democratic New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez.  Menendez and his co-defendant, ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, are charged with 18 counts of fraud and bribery.  Prosecutors filed a brief on Wednesday explaining that they will be using emails, hotel bills, credit card bills and federal Election…

New Jersey Medical Professionals To Help In Harvey Recovery

New Jersey doctors and nurses are heading to Texas on Thursday to help in recovery efforts following Harvey.  Around 50 medical professionals will make the trip.  They'll provide aid at hospitals and medical centers in regions hard hit by the storm.  The New Jersey staff will also give nurses and doctors in Texas a chance…

NJ Cop Shot While Nabbing Bombing Suspect Charged With DWI

A hero New Jersey cop shot while nabbing the Chelsea bombing suspect is facing DWI charges. Police Officer Angel Padilla  was arrested by fellow Linden cops last Saturday after his Jeep collided with a car. Padilla was charged with driving while intoxicated and placed on administrative leave while the incident is investigated.  The 49-year-old police…

FEMA: Shelter Mission Biggest Battle Right Now

FEMA Administrator Brock Long says the shelter mission for Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas is one of their biggest battles right now. During a briefing this morning, Long admitted that shelters are never an ideal situation but they are throwing everything they can at them. He says this mission is going to continue for several…

Governor Christie Vows To Help Harvey Recovery Efforts

Governor Chris Christie says the state is sending emergency personnel to help the recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.  He encouraged lawmakers in the state to approve any aid that can be sent to Texas and Louisiana. Christie is also criticizing Texas Republican lawmakers after a majority of them voted against federal aid…