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 I'm Eric Scott. Welcome to the digital edition of New Jersey's First News, with text summaries and PODCASTS of our 5 to 6 a.m. weekday broadcast, plus links to additional coverage on NJ1015.com and other media websites. Written and produced by Matthew White and Patrick Lavery, with digital support by Dan Alexander.          
50-yard line of the Sayreville High School football field
50-yard line of the Sayreville High School football field (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Sayreville football coaches suspended: First News

Today in New Jersey’s First News:

Sayreville head football coach George Najjar will not be at work today.  He and four of his assistants have been suspended amid the sexual hazing scandal that has rocked the school.  The coaches are all tenured teachers and have been suspended with pay as prosecut

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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New cases of enterovirus confirmed in NJ: First News

Today in New Jersey’s First News:

In New Jersey, health officials have confirmed three new cases of enterovirus.  They are all in Monmouth County.  That brings to 17 the total number of confirme

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50-yard line of the Sayreville High School football field (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
50-yard line of the Sayreville High School football field (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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New developments in Sayreville hazing story: First News

Today in New Jersey’s First News:

There are new developments in the Sayreville sexual hazing story. The varsity coach apparently addressed his team a day before the season was cancelled, as allegations of upper classmen sexual attacking freshman players began to surface.  A player says the coach told the team, "i don't trust you guys anymore."  But if

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Ebola
Ebola (Dan Kitwood, Getty Images)
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Educating NJ about Ebola: First News

Today in New Jersey’s First News:

As customs officers at Newark Liberty Airport get ready to start screening passengers arriving from West African countries for Ebola tomorrow, Jersey hospitals are participating in Ebola readiness drills where fake patients show up in the emergency room to see if they're treated appropriately. Meanwhile, President Obama says the world, as a whole, needs to step up. Obama also

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Banners for state championships for the Sayreville War Memorial High School football team are lined up on a sign along Main Street in Sayreville, N.J., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.  Seven students were charged with sex crimes in connection with a series of assaults amid an investigation into hazing by the high school football team, which already led to the cancellation of the rest of the season, authorities said. Six of the seven students, ranging in age from 15 to 17, were arrested Friday night, and the seventh was being sought, police and prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Banners for state championships for the Sayreville War Memorial High School football team are lined up on a sign along Main Street in Sayreville, N.J., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Seven students were charged with sex crimes in connection with a series of assaults amid an investigation into hazing by the high school football team, which already led to the cancellation of the rest of the season, authorities said. Six of the seven students, ranging in age from 15 to 17, were arrested Friday night, and the seventh was being sought, police and prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Fallout from the Sayreville football scandal: First News

Today in New Jersey’s First News:

Kids are back to school but generally not talking about seven of their classmates who have been charged with the brutal attacks on freshman.  Some kids remain angry that their school has gotten such a bad reputation so quic

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A sign points to the entrance to the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
A sign points to the entrance to the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
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The latest Ebola warnings: First News

Today in New Jersey’s First News:

Health officials are warning there may be more Ebola cases connected to the man who died in Texas last week.  It's not clear how a nurse got infected she was wearing full protection gear when

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Millville High School
Millville High School (Google Street View)
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More bad news for Millville HS football standout: First News

Today in New Jersey’s First News:

A star running back in South Jersey, with a scholarship to Purdue, has been kicked off the Millville football team. Senior Rob Ennis was charged with aggravated assault for hitting a woman at a beaut

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Sayreville school superintendent Dr. Richard Labbe addresses the media about an incident involving the high school football team
Sayreville school superintendent Dr. Richard Labbe, at a press conference earlier this month. (Courtesy of PIX 11)
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Horrific details emerge in Sayreville football scandal: First News

Today in New Jersey's First News:

The latest in Sayreville - For freshman football players...it must have been terrifying.  The lights in the locker room would go out.  Someone would make a w

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The entrance to Sayreville War Memorial High School
The entrance to Sayreville War Memorial High School (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Sayreville hazing details emerge, more enterovirus in NJ: First News with podcast

New Jersey’s First News, hosted by Eric Scott, written and produced by Matthew White and Patrick Lavery. Full podcast available below. Digital support, with additional links, by Dan Alexander.

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Scoreboard at Sayreville High School
Scoreboard at Sayreville High School (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Sayreville Season Canceled, Hands Free Distraction : First News with podcast

New Jersey’s First News, hosted by Eric Scott, written and produced by Matthew White and Patrick Lavery. Full podcast available below. Digital support, with additional links, by Dan Alexander.

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