Here are the top New Jersey news stories for Wednesday:

⬛ What is causing a dangerous salmonella outbreak in NJ?

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Townsquare Media illustration

A salmonella outbreak in New Jersey may be linked to ground beef purchased at Shoprite stores.

However, the CDC has yet to confirm the source as they look into illnesses reported in four states.

At least six people who fell ill needed to be hospitalized. Most of those who reported symptoms recalled they had bought 80% lean ground beef at Shoprite.

⬛ Who won the Mega Millions Jackpot?

New Jersey Lottery
New Jersey Lottery

The Mega Millions jackpot climbed to an estimated $910 million after a drawing without a winner extended a stretch of bad luck dating back to April.

The numbers drawn Tuesday night were: 3, 5, 6, 44, 61 and the yellow ball 25.

The new $910 million prize is among the largest in U.S. lottery history and follows a $1.08 billion Powerball prize won by a player July 19 in Los Angeles.

⬛ Heatwave set to begin in New Jersey


New Jersey 101.5 Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow says we will see 90-degree temperatures today.

The combination of heat and humidity will put us in the "danger zone". But the impending heat wave will be brief — no more than four days.

⬛ School bus aide charged in Franklin girl's death is released from jail

Amanda Davila
Amanda Davila (Somerset County Prosecutor's Office)

FRANKLIN (Somerset) — A 6-year-old girl struggled mightily in her wheelchair as a bumpy road caused her wheelchair restraints to tighten around her neck, court documents show.

Bus monitor Amanda Davila, 27, of New Brunswick, was looking at her phone with her earbuds on for 14 minutes after improperly securing Fajr Atiya Williams at the back of the bus on June 17, according to the criminal complaint and affidavit obtained in the case by

The lap belt and ankle restraints of the four-point harness were not put in place by Davila, which contributed to the harness tightening around her neck, according to the complaint.

⬛ Nurses prepare to strike at RWJUH in New Brunswick

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Google Maps/Townsquare Media illustration

Talks have broken off between the nurses' union and management at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

More than 1,700 nurses are expected to walk off the job in less than two weeks.

Nurses are represented by United Steelworkers Local 4-200. President Judy Danella says a seven-hour negotiating session failed to produce an agreement on Sunday.

"Unfortunately, the hospital was unwilling to offer any changes worthwhile to the membership," read a notice on the union website.

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