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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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People signing up for unemployment fill a room at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City
People signing up for unemployment fill a room at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Looking Elsewhere for Work – Many former Showboat and Revel employees say they’ll be looking out of state to try and find a new job.

This morning, the New York Post reports the Trump Taj Mahal has broken some agreements with creditors and could be headed for Chapter 11 within days. The paper quotes sources who say Trump Entertainment and its creditors have not found an out of court solution.

Not Giving In – President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron say they will “not be cowed” by the Islamic militants who beheaded two American journalists. Obama and Cameron have written a joint editorial published in the Times of London ahead of Thursday’s start to the NATO summit in Wales.

Toughening Penalties – Summer is winding down but there are still some hot days ahead and one lawmaker wants to dramatically increase penalties for leaving a child unattended in a car. Since 1998 there have been 631 documented cases nationwide of heatstroke deaths of kids left in cars.

David Wildstein
David Wildstein recently resigned from the Port Authority as the Bridgegate controversy worsened. (William Thomas Cain, Getty Images)

Keeping Quiet About Delays – Police officers on the George Washington Bridge during the Bridgegate lane closures said they warned superiors about the hazardous conditions and were told not to talk about it on their radios, according to a summary provided by their lawyer to a legislative panel investigating the scandal. Investigators are looking into who approved closing the lanes in Fort Lee.

Cost of Gun Crime – Gun violence nationwide costs taxpayers nearly $500million per year, according to a new report…

“Fat Denial” – We know a significant percentage of the population is either overweight or obese, but it turns out most people are in complete denial about how big they really are…

Miss New Jersey Cierra Kaler-Jones
Miss New Jersey Cierra Kaler-Jones . (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

There They Are – Miss America is back in Atlantic City, just in time to brighten the mood in this dazed gambling city that’s licking its wounds. The 53 contestants met the public Wednesday afternoon on the Atlantic City boardwalk.

Cleaning Up
– The New York Times is spending millions to clean up a contaminated site in Edison where there printing facility once stood.

Corn Mazes and Apple Picking – The summer isn’t officially over just yet, but the fall agritourism season is already underway in New Jersey.

Attempted Murder – A Florence mom accused of trying to drown her three teenage children by driving a minivan into the Delaware River earlier this year has been indicted on three counts of attempted murder. 50-year-old Joann Smith also faces three counts of child endangerment in the indictment.

Stronger Was OK – The fed says New Jersey did not run afoul of any regulations when Gov. Christie starred in ads that promoted the shore in the summer after sandy hit the state.

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