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David Wildstein, right, arrives with his attorney Alan Zegas at federal court for a hearing Friday in Newark.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
David Wildstein, right, arrives with his attorney Alan Zegas at federal court for a hearing Friday in Newark. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Bridgegate reckoning – A day of indictments, but none implicate Gov. Christie

A former ally of Gov. Chris Christie pleaded guilty Friday to helping to engineer traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 and concocting a cover-up along with two other officials with close ties to Christie.

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See our 5 adoptable NJ pets of the week: Hansel and Gretel, Blue, Wanda and Angus

NJ101.5 has partnered with local animal rescue organizations EASEL Animal Rescue League and Friends of EMAS (Edison Municipal Animal Shelter) to feature adoptable local pets in need of homes. Help us find these pets homes by sharing this information with family members and friends who may be interested in adopting a shelte

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Cloudy skies Friday, then a big warmup for the weekend

Friday will be cloudy, breezy, and cool with a few showers, but a nice warming trend will ensue this weekend through early next week.

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Gov. Chris Christie at the Iowa Ag Summit in Des Moines, Iowa
Gov. Chris Christie at the Iowa Ag Summit in Des Moines, Iowa on March 7, 2015. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Bridgegate could be a ‘game-changer’ for Christie

Political experts have consistently said voters in Iowa and New Hampshire don't care about the Bridgegate scandal, but that could change as early as Friday if former Port Authority official and Gov. Chris Christie's longtime ally David Wildstein enters a guilty plea.

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Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers School of Criminal Justice and Rutgers School of Law-Newark (
Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers School of Criminal Justice and Rutgers School of Law-Newark (Rutgers)
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Rutgers adopts ‘emergency grading’ policy due to cyber attack

With final exams set to begin, the Rutgers University Information Technology team says they have successfully ended "persistent" cyber attacks that have crippled the school's internet network.

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A new study shows that millennial women are having fewer babies. (Wavebreakmedia Ltd, ThinkStock)
A new study shows that millennial women are having fewer babies. (Wavebreakmedia Ltd, ThinkStock)
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Millennial women are having fewer kids, study shows

A new report from the Urban Institute finds millennial women are having fewer babies than previous generations.

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Overdose deaths in New Jersey declined in 2014

New Jersey finally saw a drop in the number of overdose deaths last year. That news was delivered by the state's top law enforcement official. The chairman of the State Senate Health Committee said he was encouraged, but not satisfied.

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Gov. Chris Christie (L) and David Wildstein
Gov. Chris Christie (L) and David Wildstein (Andrew Burton and William Thomas Cain, Getty Images)
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Wildstein could enter guilty plea this week in connection with Bridgegate

Former Port Authority official David Wildstein is expected to enter a guilty plea when he appears in Federal Court Friday in connection with the unannounced lane closures in Fort Lee that set off the Bridgegate scandal.

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A new AAA survey shows that it costs 2 percent less to own a car than last year. (Dmitriy Melnikov, ThinkStock)
A new AAA survey shows that it costs 2 percent less to own a car than last year. (Dmitriy Melnikov, ThinkStock)
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Cost to operate a vehicle is down 2 percent this year

Falling gas prices and finance charges have brought the annual cost to own and operate a vehicle down to $8,698, which is about 2 percent lower than last year, according to AAA's 2015 Your Driving Costs study.

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The PARCC debate rages on with round two underway

The second round of the controversial Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers testing is underway this week in New Jersey classrooms. There remains a fair amount of parental and legislative opposition to the exams, but the state's education commissioner has defended the tests in hearings before Senate and the Assembly committees.

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East Brunswick's Jax performs Kelly Clarkson's "Beautiful Disaster" on "American Idol"
East Brunswick's Jax performs Kelly Clarkson's "Beautiful Disaster" on "American Idol" (YouTube)
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Jersey girl Jax returns home after latest ‘American Idol’ triumph

Jersey Girl Jax will be honored by her hometown Friday when she returns to the Garden State. She took one step closer to the American Idol finals this week, becoming the only woman in the competition's top 4.

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Preventing school violence: NJ event teams educators with officers

School violence cannot be avoided entirely, but through a conscious effort from school staff and law enforcement, today's students can be safer than in the past.

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