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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.          
Several policemen stand guard outside the building where Dr. Craig Spencer lives
Several policemen stand guard outside the building where Dr. Craig Spencer lives (AP Photo / John Minchillo )
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Ebola across the Hudson: First News

Today in New Jersey’s First News:

A Manhattan doctor remains under quarantine this morning, the first confirmed case of Ebola In New York City. Officials are telling people not to be alarmed despite reports the doctor rode the

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(Governor's Office/Mykwain Gainey)
(Governor's Office/Mykwain Gainey)
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Christie eases NJ’s Ebola fears: First News

Today in New Jersey’s First News:

As concerns about Ebola keep rising, Governor Christie has announced the creation of a special Ebola response task force. He's also calling on all Jersey residents to take a deep breath and stay calm.

Newark Liberty International Airport
Newark Liberty International Airport (Townsquare Media)
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Possible Ebola case reaches NJ: First News

Today in New Jersey’s First News:

A north Jersey hospital remains on lockdown this morning after a passenger was brought there from Newark airport with signs of Ebola.  The West African failed the new screening process in place at the airport and rem

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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:

A handful of New Jersey schools are being forced to deal with and answer questions about Ebola.  In Burlington County, a local family and the school has decided to hold out two s

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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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