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Drunk School Bus Driver Arrested While Taking Kids Home from School BERKELEY TOWNSHIP-Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Berkeley Township Chief of Police Karin DiMichele announced the arrest of Anthony Rodriguez, age 64, of South Toms River.

3 People Killed In Early-Morning Crash On I-80 In Parsippany New Jersey State Police say multiple vehicles crashed around 1:45 a.m. near exit 45. As CBS2's Christina Fan reports, one car is crushed, and another has flipped onto its side. Multiple injuries are also reported. All eastbound express lanes are currently closed, and drivers should expect delays in the area.

DitD & Open Post - 10/18/19: Finally! Edition New Jersey Devils and Related Hockey Links for 10/18/19.

3 dead in Route 80 crash, portion of highway closed Pictures posted by RLS Metro Breaking News showed a car in the middle of the express lanes and a second car, along with a tractor trailer, parked on the shoulder of the local lanes, with several fire trucks on scene. New Jersey Fast Traffic's Bob Williams said the crash will also impact traffic on Route 287 approaching Route 80.

New Jersey Devils Ride Team Effort In Beating New York Rangers The New Jersey Devils got the monkey off their backs with a win against the New York Rangers. It took everyone to win this game.

Just 'breezy' Friday for NJ - watching a potential weekend storm So it's still not a sure bet, but I believe the truth lies somewhere in the middle - mostly cloudy to overcast skies, a period of steady rain possible for southern and coastal New Jersey, and scattered showers stretching through the rest of the state on Sunday.

Burlington Stores to open at the Somerville Circle Shopping Center in Raritan Off-price retailer Burlington Stores is planning to open a new, 46,000-square-foot location at the Somerville Circle Shopping Center in the spring of 2020, according to Levin Management Corp., the leasing and managing agent for the 150,000-square-foot shopping center in Raritan.

Unemployment rate in N.J. dips to 3.1% in September The unemployment rate in New Jersey is staying on trend in September, dipping lower once again for the sixth consecutive month, while job levels stayed the same, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

'False statement' helped secure $2.4M tax break from New Jersey The task force examining problems in New Jersey's tax incentive programs detailed another round of issues at a hearing Thursday, including one applicant that faked interest in an out-of-state alternate site and another given permission to count its fees to the state as a business investment.

Devils Fight Back, Ride Three Goal Surge to Beat Rangers 5-2 The Devils are undefeated in games where they score a power play goal.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra starts season with multimedia journey to 'The Planets' With NJSO music director Xian Zhang conducting - and the Newark Voices choir, conducted by Heather J. Buchanan, adding ethereal majesty with their appearance during the "Neptune" section - the sound was glorious, and the film was certainly fascinating.

FBI: Criminals may be 'skimming' your online payment info Unfortunately, this latest warning from the FBI office in Newark doesn't come with any simple solutions. Just hope you're not one of the unlucky ones. The FBI has received an increase in complaints over the past year about "e-skimming," through which cyber criminals can obtain your card data in real time when you make an online purchase.

Veteran N.J. GOP operative Tom Szymanski lands key role in Trump-targeted state MINNEAPOLIS, MN - President Donald Trump was in Dallas, Texas on Thursday night hosting one of his patented mega rallies, but last week's Minnesota event indicates how seriously the Republican incumbent's reelection machine is taking the only state Ronald Reagan failed to carry in 1984.

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 10/19/19 - 10/20/19 Use our event submission… Two Chances to Watch George Washington's Annual Delaware River Crossing Two Chances to Watch George Washington's Annual Delaware River Crossing December 11 and 25, 2016 Each December, thousands gather on t… Exploring the History of High Bridge, NJ Written by William Honachefsky Jr.

MacArthur hosts fundraiser for Toms River GOP ticket - Former NJ-03 Congressman Tom MacArthur made a public appearance on Thursday evening at a Aqua Blue Restaurant fundraiser for the Toms River 2019 GOP ticket. The event to benefit Mo Hill for Mayor and Lotano, Kopp and Geoghegan for Toms River Council was co-hosted by Ocean County Republican Chairman Frank Holman.

Comedy benefit for 'Catch' manager in coma with no benefits Thanks for whatever you can do! More from New Jersey 101.5:.

One-Armed High School Football Player In New Jersey Nominated For 'Heart Of A Giant' Award Christian was born with a cancerous tumor on his right hand. The side effects of chemo forced his family to make a tough decision when he was six months-old. Their baby's arm was amputated at his elbow.

JOBS REPORT: N.J. workforce still hasn't recovered from the Great Recession - The Murphy Administration released new jobs numbers this week and the news is bleak. In September 2019, the state experienced a net job loss of 200 positions. Meanwhile, the overall U.S. economy added 135,000 new jobs in the same month.

Palatucci Cautions GOP about 'Wasting' Money on CD7 Contender Becchi But if Bill Palatucci, who represents New Jersey on the national Republican Committee, has his way, Becchi won't be getting any more campaign checks. An email from Palatucci making the rounds in Republican circles urges folks to forget about donating to, or raising money for, Becchi.

Record-low unemployment in NJ with private-sector boom New Jersey's unemployment rate has dipped to a new record low of 3.1% as of September, according to figures from the state Department of Labor and Workforce development. The that is the state's lowest jobless rate since the start of record-keeping in 1976.

Sea Isle City born actress in Eric Roberts movie One such project being a series produced for famed horror director Eli Roth's digital network, Crypt TV." Fast forward to the present and Fletcher is now playing Holly Vienna in the new movie "Hollywould," starring Eric Roberts, who also came on my show to talk about the upcoming film, and Torrei Hart.

Halloween costume ideas: 'Only in New Jersey' edition From puns to obvious New Jersey horror pop culture, we've got a few points of inspiration for those holiday parties.

NJ dog shot in family's backyard by air soft gun, owner says The dog is expected to recover, cops said. A month ago in Burlington County, a different dog was put down and a neighbor was charged.

Candy, costumes, trick-or-treating: What's normal for Halloween in '19 Monmouth University Poll finds younger adults enjoy Halloween a lot, more teens will have chaperones while trick-or-treating and peanut butter cups are the favorite candy.

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