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Justice for James Foley, what’s right in AC and more: 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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“The Entire World is Appalled” - The White House has authenticated the video showing Isis fighters beheading journalist James Foley. President Obama, speaking from Martha’s Vineyard, said there is no religion that justifies their actions.The administration is not ruling out the prospect of a military operation in Syria to bring to justice those responsible for Foley’s beheading.

Thoughts and Prayers - Praying for the future in Atlantic City. Clergy and a casino workers union organized a rally and prayer service Wednesday night for the nearly 8,000 workers who will be jobless when Revel, the Showboat and Trump Plaza close down over the next few weeks. It was held at the New Shiloh Baptist Church in Atlantic City. The Atlantic Club closed in January. Showboat is closing Aug. 31, followed by Revel on Sept. 1-2 and Trump Plaza on Sept. 16.

The crowd on the Atlantic City beach for Lady Antebellum
The crowd on the Atlantic City beach for Lady Antebellum (@VisitAC via Twitter)

What is Right in AC? - Much of the news out of Atlantic City involves the freefall of the casino market, but AC has been doing a great job on the non-gaming front and attracting a demographic that hasn’t visited in a while.

GPS Spying – Would you call the police if you found out your ex installed a GPS on your car without your knowledge? Most people would, but it would be a waste of time because there’s no law against it.

Motorcycle Tragedy – A motorcycle accident has left a Camden man dead and two people injured. A motorcycle operated by 32-year-old Michael Rivera struck a 14-year-old boy in Gloucester City on Tuesday night. Rivera was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at Cooper Hospital. The 14-year-old’s condition is unknown.

Two Injured - An industrial accident at an Edison lab injures two workers.

Acting Governor Kim Guadagno today signed Assembly Bill No. 2072 into law, requiring high schools to provide students with hands-on training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).
Acting Governor Kim Guadagno today signed Assembly Bill No. 2072 into law, requiring high schools to provide students with hands-on training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) (Tim Larson, Governor’s Office)

New Requirement – New Jersey high school students will be required to have CPR training starting this year. Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno has signed a law requiring the lesson for all public and charter school students in ninth through 12th grades.


Merger Benefits
– It’s been just more a year since the big Rutgers – UMDNJ merger took effect. Governor Cristie says the move has helped strengthen the state’s multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry.

Shooting Lawsuit - The family of a mentally ill man shot to death by a Paterson police officer is seeking $10 million in a federal lawsuit. Saulo del Rosario’s family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and the police department. Del Rosario was shot and killed by police in 2012.

Pipeline Opposed – A proposal to put a 30-inch wide natural gas pipeline through parts of Hunterdon and Mercer counties isn’t sitting well with environmentalists in New Jersey.

Proposed route of the PennEast Pipeline
Proposed route of the PennEast Pipeline (PennEast)

 


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