Here are the top New Jersey news stories for Thursday


Murphy reminds us he's not from NJ with comments about Eagles
NJ Gov Murphy refuses to say who he is rooting for in the Super Bowl

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⬛ NJ may require opioid antidote spray on college campuses
New Jersey has already seen more than 200 fatal overdoses in 2023.

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⬛ Beware the 'Distract and Grab' scam hitting NJ stores
Stafford Township police said there have been reported cases of the scam which targets people who are by themselves in a store, restaurant or parking lot.

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⬛ Prosecutor: Body of missing NJ teacher found in shallow grave
Luz Hernandez, 33, of Jersey City, was reported missing on Monday, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Separately, a man was charged with murder in a 24-year-old woman's stabbing death in West New York.

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⬛ Prosecutor tries to keep records secret in councilwoman's killing
Several media outlets have submitted Open Public Records (OPRA) requests to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office requesting records connected to the investigation related to the shooting of Eunice Dwumfour.

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LOOK: Here's where people in every state are moving to most

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How much does the average NJ home cost? Median prices by county

Everything is costing more these days — and housing is certainly no exception in New Jersey.

Data for 2022 from January through August, compiled by New Jersey Realtors, shows that South Jersey has been seeing homes hit the market and sell in less than a month, on average.

Median prices for single-family homes have reached $500,000 and above in nine counties in North and Central Jersey.

All but two counties have seen houses go for more than the list price, on average, this year.

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