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FIRST NEWS PLUS for Monday, July 7, 2014

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.

Partly sunny, hot and humid.High: 90-95
Partly cloudy. Low: 60s
TOMORROW: Partly sunny. Humid. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. High: 90-95

Hearing room at the Statehouse
Hearing room at the Statehouse (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Summer Session – It’s typical in New Jersey for all 120 state lawmakers to disappear for the summer right after the budget is signed into law. This summer will different as the senate and the Assembly are expected to get some work done.

Shot on a Scooter – A 12-year-old girl riding a scooter in Paterson was shot and killed by a stray bullet. Police believe the shooter was aiming at someone else when Genesis Rincon was struck Saturday evening. Two other children with her were not injured.

Summer Lunch – New Jersey students who receive free or reduced price lunches will have access to meals all summer thanks to the state Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program.

Missing Boater Report “Unconfirmed” – Rescue crews have ended their search for a paddle boarder who reportedly went missing in waters off Sea Bright this weekend. Sea Bright Police announced Sunday morning that they were not planning to resume the search, calling the missing person report “unconfirmed.”

More than Beaches – New Jersey’s beaches aren’t the only tourist attraction in the state this summer.Plus, parking is free at most of their locations.

2 Weeks of Work – Construction begins today through downtown Sayreville as part of a Parkway paving project.

Paying Their Own Way –  It looks like more college students are footing the bill all on their own. Even though th  number is still high, a new study finds fewer parents are shelling out their own money

Search for Hit and Run Drivers -Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck and seriously injured a teenager in Wldwood. It happened early Saturday morning. Responding officers found the 16-year-old boy unconscious and suffering from a “serious head injury.” Meanwhile, A Newark man has died from injuries he suffered in a hit-and-run accident on a city street early Sunday morning. The driver remains at large…

Arrests Made – In Gary, Indiana, three people have been taken into custody after a city police officer was found shot to death in his patrol car…


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