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8/19/2014
State Troopers rescue truck driver after his big-rig crashes, tying up GWB traffic
An upstate New York truck driver who fell into a creek after his tractor-trailer crashed through a guardrail and caught fire along the New Jersey Turnpike is in a hospital.  State Police say 66-year-old Lawrence Scherf of Vails Gate, New York, sustained burns and lacerations.  Trooper Jeff Flynn says Scherf was headed north near where the turnpike meets Interstate 80 when his tractor-trailer crashed, burst into flames and the cab dangled over the side of the overpass in Ridgefield Tuesday morning.  The driver fell into a creek below.  Flynn says three state troopers rescued Scherf.  He was airlifted to a hospital.  The cause of the crash is under investigation.
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8/19/2014
Casino plans for the Meadowlands are being unveiled
Business leaders from North Jersey are unveiling a new blueprint for the Meadowlands sports complex in the wake of increasing calls to expand casino gambling to the area.  With Atlantic City's casino market struggling, there's more talk of a casino just outside New York City.  A recent poll showed residents are split, with 50 percent opposing opening casinos outside Atlantic City and 42 percent in favor.  Governor Christie has said he will give Atlantic City five years to show serious signs of improvement before he will consider asking voters to approve casinos elsewhere in the state.  That clock started ticking with the February 2011 enactment of a state-administered tourism district in Atlantic City.
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8/19/2014
New Brunswick man gets 34 years for child sex assault
A judge in Middlesex County has sentenced a New Brunswick man to 34-years in prison for sexually assaulting - and taking inappropriate photos of - a young girl over a seven-year period, beginning when she was nine years old.  42-year-old Melvin Calix-Antunez will have to serve 85-percent of his term before becoming eligible for parole.  Also under the sentence handed down Monday by Judge Diane Pincus, when released, he'll have to register under Megan's Law.  Calix-Antunez was convicted back in April of two counts of aggravated sexual assault, one count each of sexual assault and aggravated sexual contact, and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.  The girl's mother called police after learning of the assaults.
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8/19/2014
Monmouth County man critical after Parkway motorcycle accident in Woodbridge
A motorcyclist from Monmouth County is in critical condition after a chain-reaction crash on the Parkway in Woodbridge.  It happened Sunday night around 7:45 p.m., when 31-year-old Steven Bonfiglio was thrown from his bike after it hit an SUV.  Another motorcycle rider from East Brunswick - 22-year-old Nathaniel Villaman - suffered injuries to his arm when he crashed into Bonfiglio's bike.  The Parkway was closed for several hours afterward for an investigation.  It didn't re-open until almost 3 a.m. Monday.
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8/19/2014
Central Jersey Congressman Rush Holt to hold office hours in North Brunswick Tuesday
Central Jersey Congressman Rush Holt will hold community office hours in North Brunswick Tuesday, an opportunity to reach out to constituents having trouble with federal agencies or programs.  Staff will be on hand at the North Brunswick municipal building from 5-7 p.m. to answer questions, or at least field them and provide a response at a later date.
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