Top NJ news stories for Monday, Jan. 16, 2023.

Eric Scott has this morning's top news on New Jersey's First News.

⬛ Scam Alert
Protect yourself as a new wave of text message scams is hitting New Jersey

⬛ Dead Whale
It appears a ship hit and killed the Humpback Whale that washed up in Brigantine

⬛ Tragedy in Hazlet
A mom and her young daughter perish in house fire

⬛ Rain returns?
A quiet start to the week, but it will turn wet tomorrow

⬛ Inequality
As New Jersey marks MLK Day, residents are pessimistic about ever seeing equality.

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