Friday, November 15, 2013
New Jersey at 7 p.m. EST.
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PARAMUS —In surveillance video from inside a New Jersey mall where a man fired shots before killing himself last week, a store employee can be seen ducking down and trying to close each of the store's four heavy glass doors, locking each at the bottom, before turning and scrambling toward the back of the store moments before a man dressed all in black and carrying a large gun walks slowly past. By Samantha Henry. SENT: 530 words. Video, audio.
MANASQUAN — Rescuers say the outlook for a young whale freed from a tangle of fishing rope Friday off the New Jersey coast is "quite good." Scott Landry, a leader of the rescue effort, says workers used a knife at the end of a 30-foot pole to slice through rope that was wrapped around both sides of the whale's tail. It took a while for the wounded animal to realize it was free, but once it did, it swam away quickly. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 400 words.
WASHINGTON — Annmarie Chiarini's long-distance boyfriend was goading her to pose nude. The pictures would be for his eyes only, Chiarini recalls him saying, because she was so beautiful and because he missed her so much. He promised, she said, they would be stored on a compact disc and hidden in his drawer. Chiarini believed him — until they broke up and the CD was auctioned on eBay with a link emailed to her friends and family. Copies were later mailed to her son's Catholic school kindergarten teacher and the department head at the college where Chiarini taught English. The images eventually wound up on a pornographic video-sharing site, earning 4,000 views in less than two weeks. By Anne Flaherty. Photos.
CARNEGIE MELLON-TEPPER GIFT
PITTSBURGH — Investor David Tepper has given $67 million to Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University. The school says in a Friday release that the gift will help fund a new 295,000 square foot building for its school of business, and other initiatives on a 4.5 acre site that will be called the Tepper Quadrangle.
AROUND THE STATE:
PRINCETON — Officials at Princeton University in New Jersey are considering measures to stop the spread of meningitis on the Ivy League campus. NBC reported Friday that federal health officials have agreed to import Bexsero, a vaccine licensed in Europe and Australia but not the U.S.
SOMERVILLE — A former educator who admitted secretly videotaping teenage boys in the shower at a central New Jersey high school has been sentenced to six years in prison, but could be released as soon as next month.
PATERSON — A judge has ruled a former New Jersey diner manager charged with a murder-for-hire plot can remain out on bail.
TAX REFUND SCHEME
NEWARK — A central New Jersey man has been sentenced to four years in prison for his role in what authorities say is one of the largest tax-refund fraud schemes ever uncovered.
NEW BRUNSWICK WATER
TRENTON — New Jersey's Environmental Protection Department claims the New Brunswick Water Department and its now-suspended operator repeatedly filed false water quality reports.
SCHOOL GUARD-STUDENT SEX
CAMDEN — Authorities have accused a Camden High School security officer of having sex with a student and paying her on two occasions.
ROXBURY — Investigators say they're developing promising leads after human remains were found in Morris County.
NJ PET PIG
SOMERS POINT — A southern New Jersey woman can keep her pet pig.
TOMS RIVER — Police are looking for two young men suspected of stealing a dog mannequin from a store in the Ocean County Mall.
DENVILLE — Students return to a northern New Jersey school after they were sent home early because of a suspicious package.
PATH STATIONS CLOSED
JERSEY CITY — Workers along the PATH system are still removing corrosive salt from the rails and tunnels left behind more than a year ago by Superstorm Sandy.
JETS-BILLS BLACKOUT EXTENSION
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — For the second time in two months, Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr. is buying the remaining tickets to a home game to avoid a local television blackout. Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon announced Friday that Wilson has guaranteed a sellout of this Sunday's game against the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
FLORHAM PARK — Tone Time is back for the New York Jets. Santonio Holmes will play at Buffalo against the Bills on Sunday after the wide receiver missed five games with a hamstring injury. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 880 words.
PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles could be without as many as four starters because of injuries, excluding Michael Vick. Safety Early Wolff, cornerback Bradley Fletcher, linebacker Mychal Kendricks and left tackle Jason Peters are all iffy for Sunday's game vs. Washington. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5 p.m.
NEWARK — Playing their best hockey of the season and coming off a win over the Rangers, Jaromir Jagr and the New Jersey Devils face the Los Angeles Kings, the team that beat them for the Stanley Cup two seasons ago. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
PISCATAWAY — Despite having only two losses and a shot at the American Athletic Conference title, Cincinnati is heading into the final three weeks of the season with much to prove. The Bearcats (7-2, 4-1) have feasted on the league's struggling schools in becoming bowl eligible. They stretched their winning streak to four games last weekend with a 28-25 win over SMU. By Sports Writer Tom Canavan. Photos.
BKC--NJIT-ARMY, 7 p.m.
BKC--FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON-HARTFORD, 7 p.m.
EAST RUTHERFORD — Argentina, minus the world's top player, Lionel Messi, who is injured, faces South American foe Ecuador in an exhibition. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.
ATLANTIC CITY — Quinton Rampage Jackson was one of the biggest stars in UFC. He's trying to prove he's still one of the baddest fighters in MMA when he makes his debut for rival Bellator. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING 750 words, photos. Card starts at 9 p.m.
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