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12/26/2014
Rutgers, North Carolina square off today in the Quick Lane Bowl
The Rutgers football team makes its ninth bowl appearance in ten seasons on Friday when the Scarlet Knights play North Carolina in the Quick Lane Bowl Friday afternoon.  The game is at Ford Field in Detroit, home of the NFL's Lions.  RU is seeking to go 8-5 in its first season as a member of the Big Ten.  The Scarlet Knights come into the game 7-5, while the Tar Heels are 6-6. WCTC's extensive coverage of the Quick Lane Bowl begins at noon with Mike Pavlichko hosting a special bowl edition of "Football USA" from 12-1:30.  Then, it's our one-hour bowl special, "Rutgers Football: Welcome to The Big Ten," at 1:30.  A special, expanded, one-hour edition of "Rutgers Gameday" begins ...
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12/26/2014
Gas prices in Central Jersey continue to fall
    Central Jersey gas prices continue to fall, with regular now down 50-cents since Halloween.  It's also down a dollar since the end of July.  Here are the Central Jersey averages, followed by the AAA national average for the week ending December 26th:      Regular - Central Jersey: $2.21, down 10-cents; National:  $2.35, down 13-cents.       Mid-grade - Central Jersey:  $2.52, down 9-cents; National:  $2.58, down 12-cents.       Premium - Central Jersey:  $2.73, down 6-cents; National:  $2.77, down 12-cents.      Local averages are calculated using the prices at ten gas stations in Edison, Franklin, New Brunswick, North Brunswick and South Brunswick.  The national average is calculated by using the AAA's fuel gauge report, which can be found here.
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12/24/2014
New Jersey Transit offers early getaway service on Christmas Eve
New Jersey Transit will offer early bus and train service for the holiday.  Trains will operate on a weekday schedule on Christmas Eve with additional early getaway trains from New York Penn Station, Newark Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal starting at 1 p.m. on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines.  There's early getaway service from the Port Authority Bus Terminal starting around 1 p.m.
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12/24/2014
Probation officer working in Middlesex County accused of taking bribes
A New Jersey probation officer working in Middlesex County has been arrested and charged with taking bribes from a client.  Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey says 46-year-old Rhonda Battle of Roselle has been charged with official misconduct and bribery.  Bail was set at $20,000.  Investigators allege Battle took an undisclosed amount of cash from the client in exchange for making sure the client passed drug tests and didn't violate the conditions of a court-ordered probationary term.  Battle was assigned to the drug court program at state Superior Court in New Brunswick. The program provides alternatives to incarceration such as counseling, rehabilitation and probationary terms.
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12/24/2014
East Brunswick gas station robbed at knifepoint
Police in East Brunswick are looking for two suspects in connection with the robbery of a Ryders Lane gas station at knifepoint.  Authorities say it happened around 6:45 yesterday morning at a Raceway near Ryders Lane.  Police say a white vehicle pulled up to the attendant as he walked form the pumps back to the office, and one of the suspects got out, brandished a knife, and demanded money.  The suspect also allegedly took the victim's wallet and cell phone, then sped off on Ryders Lane toward Route One.
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