Here are the top New Jersey news stories for Thursday:


⬛ NJ has among lowest gun ownership in U.S.
Anti-gun group ties gun ownership to gun deaths. Ranks NJ among the safest states.

Click HERE to read more.
⬛ NJ's bag ban 'makes no sense'? Residents split on changing law
More than half of New Jersey's residents are not content with the state's current ban on single-use paper and plastic bags, according to poll results released Wednesday out of FDU.

Click HERE to read more.


⬛ Whale washed up on Manasquan, NJ beach was struck by vessel
The whale named "Valentine" by Clean Ocean Action had internal injuries resulting from a vessel strike, according to a necropsy of the 35-foot humpback whale.

Click HERE to read more.
⬛ Cops: South Brunswick man arrested for 3 months of road rage
The first incident took place on Nov. 3 of last year, police say.

Click HERE to read more.
⬛ Counseling available after students see sexy women in underwear
Superintendent Sean Adams said an investigation revealed the teacher was unaware his laptop was still projecting images onto a screen.

Click HERE to read more.

Start your day with up-to-the-minute news, traffic and weather for the Garden State.

New Jersey's First News with Eric Scott is the longest running new program in New Jersey. Eric Scott began hosting the program in 1991.

It airs live on New Jersey 101.5 each weekday morning from 5:30 - 6 a.m.

New Jersey's First News with Eric Scott is the winner of the prestigious National Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast.

National Murrow Award Winner featured

Eric Scott is the senior political director and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at

Click here to contact an editor about feedback or a correction for this story.

Netflix’s Most Popular English-Language TV Shows Ever

These are the most popular TV shows ever on Netflix (in English), based on hours viewed in their first 28 days on streaming.

Unbelievably Expensive Divorces

New Jersey's license plate designs through the years

NJ Diners that are open 24/7

More From New Jersey 101.5 FM