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DOT Crews Salting NJ Highways To Fight Black Ice

You may notice Department of Transportation crews on the roads today in New Jersey. They're out with salt spreaders trying to prevent and fight black ice.  State Police say there were 228 accidents during yesterday's blizzard, despite Governor Christie's state of emergency order. Snowfall amounts varied, with northern New Jersey getting the most.  Vernon and…

Shoppers Prepare Ahead Of Blizzard Warning

People have been preparing for the blizzard warning issued for our area.  Forecasters say at least 18-inches of snow could fall starting overnight and continuing well into Tuesday afternoon.  Shoppers are heading out to stock up on supplies like salt, and many stores are running low.  The Lowe's in Paramus says it's run out of…

International Travel At Newark Airport Declines After Trump Travel Ban

International travel bookings to Newark Liberty International Airport have fallen seven-percent since President Trump announced his second travel ban.  NJ Advance Media reports that the study looked at bookings between February 17th, when Trump said he would issue a second order, and March 9th.  The data comes from travel analysts ForwardKeys.  They said Newark was…

Body Of Missing New Jersey Teen Found

A New Jersey community is reacting to news that the body of a missing 19-year-old woman has been found.  According to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office Rachel Oakes' body was found near the Raritan River in Edison on Sunday.  The woman had previously attended Old Bridge High School and was missing for nearly two months.…

Plainfield High Students Protest Spending Cuts With Walk Out

Students at Plainfield High School are expressing their outrage at proposed spending cuts in the latest Board of Education budget. Over 500 students walked out of their classrooms Thursday to protest the slashing of hundreds of thousands of dollars to social workers, guidance counselors and at least one school.  Education officials have said charter schools…

Local Man Indicted For Springfield Sex Assault Robberies

A Springfield man is accused of sexually assaulting two women during armed robberies.  Police say Tarik Gourdine forced himself on the women, threatening them with a gun or knife, before stealing their cell phones.  Both assaults happened last summer in Springfield, but a third woman managed to get away before she could be sexually assaulted.…

Booker Co-Sponsors Legislation To Block Trump's Travel Ban

  (Newark, NJ) -- New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and a bunch of his colleagues are trying to block President Trump's revised travel ban.  Booker is co-sponsoring legislation that holds back funding to help carry out Trump's order.  Booker argues the ban doesn't make America safer and says it goes against the nation's values.  Trump…