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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.          
A Pennsylvania State Police Trooper stands guard in front of the Blooming Grove State Police barracks after suspected killer Eric Frein was captured and taken into custody at the barracks
A Pennsylvania State Police Trooper stands guard in front of the Blooming Grove State Police barracks after suspected killer Eric Frein was captured and taken into custody at the barracks AP Photo / The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)
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Arrest in the Poconos: First News Thursday

Gov. Chris Christie (R) addresses the release of nurse Kaci Kickox from quarantine in Newark while campaigning in Florida
Gov. Chris Christie (R) addresses the release of nurse Kaci Kickox from quarantine in Newark while campaigning in Florida (YouTube/Governor's Office)
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Gov. Christie silences heckler: First News Thursday

Today in New Jersey’s First News:

Kaci Hickox has broken her quarantine, stepping out of her home and shaking the hand of a reporter-- even taking a morning bike ride.  State police in Maine are following her every move.  They cannot detain her unle

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Gov. Christie on NBC's "Today"
Gov. Christie on NBC's "Today" (NBC)
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Gov. Christie cancels Halloween? First News Wednesday

Today in New Jersey’s First News:

That Ebola nurse who was briefly quarantined in New Jersey but released to home quarantine in Maine it doesn't look like she's going anywhere soon.  Her lawyer insisted Kaci Hickox could pretty much do as she pleases after staying

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Ebola workers
Joern Pollex, Getty Images
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Quarantined nurse heads home: First News

Today in New Jersey’s First News:

Kacy Hickox is no longer New Jersey's problem. The nurse who was quarantined here after treating Ebola patients in Africa has been released and sent to Maine where she agreed to a voluntary 21-day quarantine.  But her lawyer hints she probably won’t adhere to it.  He cites CDC guidelines

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Kaci Hickox
Kaci Hickox (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)
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Ebola quarantine controversy and confusion: First News

A nurse has been released from quarantine in Newark after a weekend of controversy and confusion over the mandatory quarantine policies announced late Friday by the governors of New Jersey and New York.

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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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