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Date _________
Arleny Almonte

Good afternoon, its Friday December 11, 2015 at _____________ oclock and youre
listening to 90.3 WKNJ-FM, Union, New Jersey, and Im _____________ with the news.

In Local News
Rahway had a weird incident happen last night.
A woman on beacon street was found dead in her home and there is no information as to
how. Police have been going around the neighborhood trying to collect information
regarding her sudden death.
"We are asking for your help in investigating this matter," the flier states in bold letters.
Her body was found in the basement of her home where she lived with her two sons.
The police are investigating this killing but they believe that the public should not be
alarmed. Neighbors say the incident at the house began the day before, Sunday, Dec. 6,
when Vega's older son, age 17, came home at about 6:30 p.m. and discovered a masked
gunman hiding in a closet. They called the police and the man managed to escape. Police
searched the house, but Vega was not found. Vega's relatives came to the house and filed
a missing person's report, the Williams said. Then, at 4 a.m. Monday, a member of the
Vega family came to their house and told them that Vega's body had been found in the
basement, the couple said.The prosecutor's office has not yet responded to questions
about the cause of death.


Authorities are investigating an overnight homicide that occurred in the 800 block of
South 19th St., authorities confirmed. A male was found in newark suffering from
multiple gunshot wounds. No other details have been made available by the police. An
investigation into the shooting by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes
Task Force is ongoing
This killing brings Newarks 2015 homicide total to 95. This shooting put the total
number of homicides in Newark above from last year. Last year it was 93 and this year it
was 95.

In National News
A combat ship has been named The USS Jackson in honor of former United States
president Andrew Jackson.
This has raised a lot of controversy and people do not seem to be very happy about it.

The designation comes amid a nationwide review of Jackson's legacy; activists

who have fought having his name celebrated were dismayed to learn of the name
the Navy had chosen."This is totally appalling," said Connecticut NAACP
President Scot X. Esdaile, who described Jackson as "a big-time slavemaster, pro
slavery, the whole nine yards. CNN.com
People are saying that this is disrespectful due to the fact that we have an African
American president and we are honoring a president that was pro slavery. The office of
the secretary of the Navy did not respond to a request for comment.

Donald Trump catches everyones attention once again.

He stated that all Muslims should be banned from entering the United States. A
representative in the White House said that this statement disqualifies him from being
For a White House administration to so heavily weigh in on an opposing party's
nominating contest is a highly unusual step.Earnest noted first that every president must
take an oath to "preserve, protect and defend" the U.S. Constitution, and thus, he said,
Trump would not qualify. CNN.com
Trumps proposal was met with a lot of criticism including from people in his own
political party. Secretary of State John Kerry also rebuked Trump's comments."I would

simply say that nondiscrimination and equal treatment are a pillar of not just American
values but of our immigration and our admission policies in this country and the State
Department remains totally committed to treating all religions with respect and without
We will have to see how this election plays out.

In International News
In Jerusalem five Palestinian who live in Israel were arrested on suspicion of supporting
ISIS. They were acquiring rifles and practicing shooting in a forest according to official.
The accusations made by officials say that these individual intended to cary out an
They have been charged with weapons violations and support of ISIS and ISIL. Which
both groups were outlawed in Israel. They all range from ages of 18-27 and all share the
same surname. Officials believe that all these individuals are related. About 34 Arab
citizens of Israel have been arrested over the last year on suspicion of activities related to
the Islamic State.


More news, sports, and weather coming up

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The United States is ready to use attack helicopters to help fight ISIS.
The United States is prepared to deploy attack helicopters and additional advisers to help
Iraqi forces in their long-running battle to retake the city of Ramadi from the Islamic
State, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said Wednesday. (The new york times)
For several moths the Iraqi security has been securing the city, cordoning it off and
surrounding them to increase security, But as the forces make what they have billed as
their final push into the city center, which will entail urban warfare, defense officials say
they are considering the use of American attack helicopter.
All this would depend on the American involvement in the war. This could increase risk
in the overall situation but the Pentagon feels like it is a necessary step that needs to be
taken to assist the Iraqi Army to be able to finish the job.


In Sports
The win for the Cowboys las monday made the New York Giants head coach very happy,
the reason being that this win keeps the NFC East wide open. "Jumping jacks for every
meeting like that, for sure," a spry Coughlin said to laughter after he did three sets of
jumping jacks. "No, it's exciting. Let's face it. It is exciting."I've said many times before,
we have to take care of our business, but to be in a circumstance when we are in the hunt
is a good and exciting thing and I think the players realize that. (ESPN)
The giants will play this coming Monday night at Miami before finishing the season.
They have lost a total of five games this season all by 4 points or less.
The team is encourage and determined to win the last couple of games they have left.

Your WKNJ hourly weather update

Right now on the campus of Kean University, it is a sunny 30 degrees with highs going
up 48. Low 35.

Tune in later for meteorology reports on 90.3 FM.

In Entertainment
Kim Kardashian give birth to her son. Kim Kardashian and he husband Kanye West
finally introduce their son and pick a name. They named him Saint West. She announced
it on instagram with a picture of four emojis that represented all the members of her
Saint west was 8 pounds, 1 ounce.
The name shocked everyone and of course took the social media world by storm with
everyone having an opinion. Now we wait for the picture





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_____________________ and well be right back after this.
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