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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


Next Somerville Food Tour Set For March 23

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Consider yourself a "foodie" or maybe you just want a chance to sample new dishes in Somerville? Either way check out Jersey Girls' next Somerville Food Tour on Saturday, March 23 from 3 to 6 p.m.


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.


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?


Malinowski Invites 7th Dist. Residents to Sound Off on Loss of SALT Tax Deduction

SOMERVILLE, NJ - With tax season upon us, and residents of New Jersey's 7th Congressional District feeling the sting of lower than expected tax refunds, Congress is poised to take action, according to Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th.


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


5 Recently Sold Homes In Somerset County

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — Wondering what's been selling in Somerset County? Check out these five most recently sold home, according to realtor.com. A home at 254 Alexandria Way in Basking Ridge sold for $475,000. It has 1,524 square feet and sits on a 6,098 square-foot lot. Click here for more informati


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


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.


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.


Somerset Police Chiefs Endorse Parenti for Somerset County Sheriff

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Association of Chiefs of Police has endorsed North Plainfield Police Chief William G. Parenti for Somerset County Sheriff. Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano will remove his badge at the end of this year, retiring after a 50-year law enforcement career that


41 blockbuster movies you didn't know filmed in New Jersey

Can you feel it in the air? It's Oscars season once again — the 91st annual Academy Awards air 8 p.m. Sunday on ABC — and that means everyone is talking about the year’s best films. Who saw “Green Book,” who thought “A Star Is Born” was overrated, who is pulling for “Black Panther”; the same convers


Queen Latifah comes home to redevelop New Jersey neighborhood

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Rapper and actress Queen Latifah is giving back to her New Jersey hometown in a big way. The star, whose real name is Dana Owens, is a part of an extensive redevelopment project on a neighborhood spanning the west and south wards of Newark.


New Jersey Unlikely To See Legal Marijuana Sales Until January 2020

TRENTON (WCBS 880) — Legal sales of marijuana in New Jersey will have to wait until next year at the earliest. According to state Senate president Stephen Sweeney, bills still need to be finalized, some lawmakers will still need to be convinced and regulations need to be set before sales can ever be


Closing arguments begin in New Jersey trial of man accused of murdering classmate

FREEHOLD, New Jersey -- Closing arguments are set to begin Friday in the trial of a man accused of murdering a former high school classmate and throwing her body off a bridge in New Jersey.


VIDEO: Alleged drunk driver speeds down New Jersey sidewalk

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (WPVI) -- Recently released video shows an alleged drunk driver going out of control and onto a sidewalk in New Jersey. The incident happened the night of February 9 in Jersey City.


Eat Like Anthony Bourdain on This New Jersey Food Trail

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Breaking: Massive explosion rocks Afrin after bomb is detonated in front of FSA base (video)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – A massive explosion rocked the city of Afrin this afternoon following the detonation of a car bomb near the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) headquarters.


Somerville (61) at Madison (52) - Girls Basketball

Meghan Pedrani scored a game-high 24 points and Caitlin Breidenbruch and Kelsey Mehan both notched double-doubles to lead Somerville to a 61-52 win over Madison in Madison. Somerville (16-8) held just a one-point lead going into the second quarter, then outscored Madison (14-9) by 11 to take a 29-17


New Jersey Sheriffs: mostly white guys

New Jersey has had sheriffs since the 1600’s when the King of England appointed them as their representative of royal authority in the colonies. Since then, the office of county sheriff has been held largely by white men.