Here are the top New Jersey news stories for Tuesday:

⬛ War in Israel: Americans killed, survivors from New Jersey

Israel Palestinians Daily Photo Gallery

New Jersey is praying for friends and family still in Israel and those being held hostage after the attack by Hamas that killed nearly 700 people in Israel, including at least 11 Americans.

Temple B'nai Jeshurun in the Short Hills section of Millburn hosted the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ Solidarity with Israel Rally with over 2,000 in attendance.

⬛ Powerball soars again!

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YouTube screenshot

The Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $1.73 billion after no one matched the game’s six numbers and won the giant prize.

The winning numbers announced Monday night are: 16, 34, 46, 55, 67 and the Powerball 14.

There has been no winner for 35 consecutive drawings.

⬛ Win Powerball? Shut up, sign the ticket and find good advisors

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Powerball card (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media)

When you win the Powerball jackpot with an annuity jackpot of over a billion dollars what's the first thing you should do?

"The first thing you need to do is shut up," Toms River certified financial planner LouScatigna told New Jersey 101.5.

⬛ Bedbugs crash newlyweds' first night at NJ hotel, lawsuit says

Courtyard by Marriott in Somerset (Google Maps)
Courtyard by Marriott in Somerset (Google Maps)

FRANKLIN (Somerset) — A husband and wife were met with painful bites and infested sheets when they tried to celebrate their first night together as a married couple at a Somerset County hotel, according to a lawsuit.

The couple claims bedbugs swarmed them in bed at the Marriott hotel in Somerset on Davidson Road

⬛ Two NJ teens die in separate weekend car crashes

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Isabella Todaro (Maguire-Scala Memorial Home)

A 17-year-old Hackettstown girl was one of two teens who died in separate crashes in New Jersey this weekend.

Washington Township police said the teen died following a crash around 2:25 a.m. Saturday with a utility pole on Flocktown Road. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

In another accident, one of the victims of a horrific triple fatal crash early Saturday morning has been identified as a Lacey High School student.

UPDATE 2023: All the NJ stores that sell legal weed

The number of recreational cannabis dispensaries continues to grow, since the first NJ adult use marijuana sales in April 2022.

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LOOK: A real hidden gem winery in South Jersey

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30 neighborhoods in NJ where richest families live

These ZIP codes in New Jersey have the highest percentage of households earning more than $200,000 in annual income, meaning these are the neighborhoods were the wealthiest families are most likely to live. The figures are based on 5-year data by the U.S. Census American Community Survey as of 2021.

Gallery Credit: New Jersey 101.5


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