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Two rounds of wintry weather headed for Central Jersey
Get out the shovels and rock salt.  By the time we reach Monday morning, we could see up to 9 inches of snow in Central Jersey.  Round One comes Friday night into Saturday morning, when WCTC Meteorologist Tommy Else says we could see 2-to-4 inches of snow.  But the good news is, you'll be in bed when it happens.  Then, after a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain ends Saturday, we'll see partial clearing, but another shot of snow Sunday evening into Monday morning, with anywhere from 3-to-5 inches possible.
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Fall in gas prices slows in Central Jersey, nationwide
     The price at the pump is down again in Central Jersey, but not as much as in recent weeks.  They were down a dime across the board this week, after seeing double digit decreases for the last seven.  Here are the Central Jersey averages, followed by the AAA national average for the week ending January 23rd:      Regular - Central Jersey: $1.83, down 5-cents; National:  $2.04, down 5-cents.       Mid-grade - Central Jersey:  $2.14, down 5-cents; National:  $2.26, down 5-cents.       Premium - Central Jersey:  $2.32, down 5-cents; National:  $2.45, down 5-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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N.J. unemployment dropped in December
The state Labor and Workforce Development Department says New Jersey lost 400 jobs in December but the unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent from 6.4 percent in November. The department also says 2014 marked the fifth straight year of job growth for the state's private sector, which added almost 152,000 jobs.
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Former Midddlesex County College hoops coach indicted in sex assaults
A former basketball coach at Middlesex County College in Edison has been indicted on charges he sexually assaulted two boys -- and engaged in sexually explicit conversations with two others.  Christopher Tarver of Jackson coached at Middlesex County College from 2006 to 2014, and was also recreation director in Dunellen and North Plainfield.  Authorities say some of the assaults occurred at the college and the Dunellen Recreation Center in 2010 and 2011.  Tarver also is charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old in 1995.  Defense attorney Peter Weiner says Tarver has maintained his innocence since his arrest last year.
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