Today in New Jersey’s First News:

The kids charged in the Sayreville sexual hazing case will not be tried as adults.  The Middlesex County Prosecutor says family court is the appropriate venue.  Seven football players were arrested and face multiple charges including sexual assault.  They are all between the ages of 15 and 17.  The football program was shot down and the coaching staff suspended after the scandal broke.

Arrests have been made, but officials are expecting even more in connection with the recent rash of robberies in the area of Rutgers New Brunswick.  This past weekend saw another two instances, and authorities are stepping up patrols.

If you travel the Parkway South to Lakewood, be advised exit 88 is now permanently closed.  You'll have to use exit 89 to access route 70.  The closure is part of an ongoing widening project.

Sad news this morning. Sammy the Cocker Spaniel has passed away.  Sammy was rescued after his owners left him emaciated and covered in feces, his fur was so matted he could not walk.  He was nursed back to health but had recently suffered a stroke and passed Monday in the arms of his adopted family.  His former owners pled guilty to animal abuse but the judge gave them no jail time.

Beach concerts drew over 120-thousand to Atlantic City last summer.  There will be two more in the summer of 20-15.  We don't know who just yet.  Linkin Park, Fleetwood Mac, and Miranda Lambert have already been confirmed for Boardwalk Hall.

In advance of tomorrow's summit on the future of Atlantic City, Senate President Steve Sweeney has unveiled a plan to help address what he calls the city's emergency fiscal crisis. He says immediate action is needed to stabilize Atlantic City's workforce, casinos and schools.

Owners of the Trump Taj Mahal are asking their main union to drop an appeal of a court ordered cost savings package designed to keep the struggling casino open past the end of this month.  Union officials have not commented.  In a letter to it's employees the casino describes itself as a sick patient lying on his death bed.

The New York City doctor who contracted Ebola after treating patients in West Africa is due to be released from the hospital this morning.  Health officials say he is virus free.  Spencer drew harsh criticism after he admitted riding the subway and even going bowling after starting to run a fever.

No animals were harmed in a fire in a barn at the Six Flag's Safari.  The flames sparked up last night but were under control by 11.  No word on a cause.

Gasoline prices have dropped so far this year, many are speculating about their effect on other areas of the economy.

A man who was arrested at a fast food restaurant in wall for performing a sex act on himself in front of an 8yr-old-boy is facing new charges this morning.  Police say three more victims have come forward.  49-year old Greg Rittman remains jailed this morning facing sexual assault and child endangerment charges.

This Veterans Day we honor and remember the men and women who have served in our armed forces and fittingly a jersey lawmaker has introduced a package of bills to boost assistance for wounded warriors and their caregivers.


Fencing is going up this week on the victory bridge connecting Sayreville with Perth Amboy.  Been the scene of dozens of suicides and suicide attempts in recent years.  The project should be done by the end of the year.  The route 9-bridge will be done next year.

The lunches we pack for our kids are generally less healthy than the lunches provided by their school. That's according to a new study in the journal of national education and behavior.

A former South Brunswick Fire Commissioner is admitting he stole almost a quarter million dollars from the department.  Charles Hoens was also serving as treasurer for one of the fire districts and was writing checks to himself for years.  He may receive as much as 10-years in prison and has to pay the money back.

New data from the federal reserve shows consumer borrowing is shooting through the roof, but the experts tell us this is nothing to worry about in fact they insist it's a good sign.

Former president George W. Bush tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that it's 50-50 as to whether his brother runs for president and he says his Jeb Bush is wrestling with the decision right now. Governor Christie has close ties to the bush family and he has addressed the notion of Jeb running.

The jetty at Island Beach State Park is open again to fisherman after a seven million dollar project to repair damage from sandy.  They had the shore up 740 feet of jetty rocks on the north side of Barnegat Inlet.

WEATHER from chief meteorologist Dan Zarrow:

TODAY... Increasing clouds. Highs 62-68

 TONIGHT... Mostly cloudy. Lows 48-53

 TOMORROW... Morning fog and drizzle. Breezy and turning colder in the afternoon. Highs 61-69

To view Dan’s extended 5-day forecast, click HERE.


Pick 3: 9-1-7

Straight pays $212.50. Box pays $35. Pair pays $21.

Pick 4: 9-2-1-6

Straight pays $2,726.50. Box pays $113.50.

Cash 5: 11-19-20-26-41

5 of 5 pays $0. 4 of 5 pays $682. 3 of 5 pays $16.

Pick 6: 04-11-21-24-37-45

There were no top prize winners in Monday night’s Pick 6 Lotto drawing, New Jersey Lottery officials said.

Five out of six paid $3,366 to 9 winners; four out of six paid $60 to 555 winners; three out of six paid $3 to 10,824 winners. Thursday’s top prize estimate is $5,600,000 annuity.

Here are the winning numbers selected Monday in the midday New Jersey State Lottery drawing:

Pick 3: 8-0-0

Straight pays $179.50. Box pays $59.50, Pair pays $17.50.

Pick 4: 5-7-2-2

Straight pays $2,510.50. Box pays $209.

New Jersey’s First News, hosted by Eric Scott, written and produced by Matthew White and Patrick Lavery. Full podcast available here. Digital support, with additional links, by Dan Alexander.