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Girls Basketball: Somerset County final preview - No. 6 Rutgers Prep vs. No. 1 Franklin

2-Rutgers Prep (20-4) vs. 1-Franklin (25-0), 1 p.m. How they got there: Franklin has started slow in the tournament. It took a strong fourth quarter to beat eighth-seeded Gill St. Bernard's in the quarterfinals and Franklin had to sweat out a six-point win over fifth-seeded Ridge in the semis. A win



Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives Frank R. Crisologo, Chief. Al Payne Raritan Township Police Department and Kari McGann Superintendent, Flemington.


Flemington DIY to host Kick StART art showcase beginning on Friday, March 1

Flemington DIY will host an opening reception of its Kick StART class art showcase from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 1, at 90 Main St. in Flemington. Kick StART classes are art classes for individuals with varying disabilities of all ages. The art showcase is a great opportunity for our students


Tanker truck crash, fuel spill shuts down New Jersey highway

MARLBORO, New Jersey (WABC) -- A tanker truck crash and fuel spill has completely shut down a New Jersey highway Friday morning. The crash involved more than one truck and happened just before 10 a.m. on Route 9 at CR 520/Robertsville Road in Marlboro.


Reward Offered for Former Flemington Man

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the apprehension of a former Flemington resident, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.


Hunterdon County authorities seek Elliott Morris -- fugitive of the week

Elliott Morris, 45, is wanted under a warrant for narcotics offenses, according to the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office. Morris, whose last known address is in Califon, is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall and 160 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair.


Flemington-Raritan Intergrated Preschool lottery admission, fee change

The Flemington-Raritan Regional School District (FRSD) offers a 2019-2020 Integrated Preschool program for residents of the community who turn 3-4 years of age on or before Oct. 1, 2019.


New Jersey Senate approves bill that could keep Trump off state’s 2020 ballot

The Democrat-controlled New Jersey Senate approved a bill that would keep presidential candidates off the state’s 2020 ballot unless they release their tax returns. The bill — which was passed Thursday in a 23-11 vote largely along party lines — needs the approval of an Assembly committee and the fu


Video shows alleged drunk driver going out of control and onto sidewalk in New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Newly released video shows an alleged drunk driver going out of control and onto a sidewalk in New Jersey, narrowly missing a man. The incident happened the night of Feb. 9 in Jersey City.


'Helping Hands' is New Approach to Opioid Epidemic

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The state Attorney General’s Office has awarded a grant to the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office for a new Prosecutor’s program in Hunterdon called Operation Helping Hand.


Suspect arrested in spree of more than 50 New Jersey burglaries

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New Jersey man was under arrest in connection with a burglary spree involving more than 50 homes since last year. Saveon Hayles, 29, formerly of Montclair, was arrested Monday in Jersey City.


Man Gets 40 Years for Beating Sleeping Girlfriend to Death With Hammer in New Jersey Home

A man who used a hammer to fatally beat his sleeping girlfriend at her South Jersey home has been sentenced to 40 years in state prison. Lashaun Smith had pleaded guilty last month to murder in the November 2017 death of 28-year-old Sarah Phillips. The prison sentence was handed down Friday. He must


Prosecutor names Elliott Morris Fugitive of the Week for Monday, Feb. 25

The Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office has named Elliott Morris, with a last known address in Califon, as Fugitive of the Week for Monday, Feb. 25. Morris is a 45-year-old male with blue eyes, brown hair, standing 5-foot, 11-inches and weighing about 160 pounds.


Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Being Charged With Soliciting Prostitute

Police in Florida are charging New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution, saying they have videotape of him paying for a sex act inside an illicit massage parlor.


Hunterdon Freeholders Seek PennEast Attorney General Investigation

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Hunterdon Freeholders voted unanimously on Tuesday to call for an investigation into what Freeholder John Lanza called “significant and troubling” potential conflicts of interest between Gov. Phil Murphy’s Administration and a company that is part owner of the proposed PennEast pipe


Bridgewater Council Divided Over Police Department Expansion

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Bridgewater Council is divided at the moment on how much to increase the Township Police Department's force. There is a common agreement that an increase is necessary, but by how much is the question?


Somerset County Revives Proposal for Amazon HQ2

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine plans to reopen talks with Amazon about locating the company’s second headquarters – HQ2 – in Somerset County. He made the announcement Feb. 22 at a meeting of the Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee.


No injuries as car overturns in Tewksbury Twp.

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – No one was injured when a vehicle overturned in Tewksbury Township Wednesday. Carlos A. Hinostroza-Pozo, 30, of Lodi, NJ was traveling southbound on Guinea Hollow Road when he reportedly slid off the roadway due to the road conditions, police said.


The man who will be remembered as a part of the first fart joke in movie history comes to New Hope

By his own count, Burton Gilliam has acted in “52 movies, a coupla hundred TV shows, and I don’t know how many commercials.” But he’ll forever be remembered as part of the first, and most epic, fart joke in cinematic history.


Park ranger furloughed by the government shutdown cashes out with $30 million in the New Jersey lottery

(CNN)During the longest government shutdown in US history, many employees were concerned about the status of their jobs and when they would return to work. Judith Smith, a National Park Service employee, was one of the many workers facing furlough, but instead of stressing about not receiving a payc