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WKNJ Newscast

Date 10/02/2015
Good afternoon, its Friday, October 2nd 2015 at 2 oclock and youre listening to 90.3
WKNJ-FM, Union, New Jersey, and Im Dan Donaldson with the news.
In Local News
New Jersey braces itself for what could be the most impactful weather
event since Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Joaquin is on track to hit the
east coast this weekend, after being up graded from a tropical storm to
a category 4 Hurricane on Weds day. Forecasts coming from the
National Hurricane Center say the storm is projected to move over the
Atlantic Ocean, with the center of Joaquin staying away from the
Garden State, however could potentially bring Hurricane force winds of
up to 70 mph by Monday night. In preparation for the storm Gov. Chris
Christie declared a state of emergency during a press conference
Thursday, canceling a public appearance in New Hampshire for his
Republican presidential campaign. The Governor gave warning to
citizens that preparation is vital, and the memories of Sandy are a
cautious remind as the storm nears. I need all you to begin to prepare
today," Christie said. "The rain is going to come later today. Now is the
time for you to prepare."

Woodbridge Township police say the sudden death of 21-year-old


Rutgers student Edward Romano is not currently a matter for

investigators. Romano, who was president of the Rutgers University


Democrats, was found dead in his home in Iselin. Romano was well
known within the Rutgers political community and campaigned
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for Barbara Buono for New Jersey governor in 2013 while also working
for more than a year at Monroe Township's Department of Public
Works. A cause of death has not been made public.

In National News.
Ten people were killed when a gunman opened fire at Oregon's
Umpqua Community College on Thursday with seven other people left
injured. The shooter is identified the gunman as 26-year-old Chris
Harper Mercer was among those dead, Douglas County Sheriff John
Hanlin told reporters. The shooter had body armor with him and was
heavily armed, with a large amount of ammunition. Earlier estimates
had put the number of people hurt much higher. Students witnesses
have said the shooter asked victims what religion they where before
assaulting them. Investigators have interviewed members of his family
and friends, they said. Authorities credited a quick response by law
enforcement for keeping the death toll from climbing higher.

U.S jobs are being created at a lower rate then expected is according
to new data this month. September say roughly 140,000 jobs added to

the U.S market, lower then what most have projected according to the
Washington Post. The month is a slump in an other wise growing year
for jobs in the U.S, with a steady recovery rate of 200,000 new jobs
each month being created. These are believed to be sustainable
levels ,while the national unemployment rate hit at 5.1 percent for the
month of
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September. The unemployment rate has been in recovery since 2009,


when the biggest economic crisis accorded since the great Depression.

In international News.

Russia forces have bombed areas of contention in Syria for a third day
on Friday, mainly hitting areas held by rival insurgent groups rather
than the Islamic State fighters it said it was targeting and drawing an
increasingly angry response from the West. The U.S.-led coalition that
is waging its own air war against Islamic State called on the Russians
to halt strikes on targets other than Islamic State. ISIL and Daesh are
both acronyms for Islamic State, also known as ISIS, which has been
terrorizing the regime for the last 2 years. In Syria, the group is one of
many fighting against Russia's ally, President Bashar al-Assad, as the
country itself being ripped apart from civil war since 2011. Washington
and its Western and regional allies say Russia is using it as a pretext to

bomb other groups that oppose Assad. Some of these groups have
received training and weapons from Assad's foreign enemies, including
the United States. This adds another issue to the already icy tension
between the Obama administers relation with president Putin.

Pope Francis is not an endorser of Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis


occurring to the Vatican, clearing up days of speculation over Davis's
15 minutes at the Vatican's embassy in Washington on Sept. 24.
Officials said she was one of dozens of people
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Who met with the pontiff on his visit to the United States "The pope did
not enter into the details of the situation of Ms. Davis, and his meeting
with her should not be considered a form of support of her position in
all of its particular and complex aspects," Vatican spokesman Rev.
Federico Lombardi said in a statement for the press. The meeting was
suggested to many that the pontiff condoned her decision as a
Kentucky county clerk to defy a US Supreme Court order to grant
marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

In sports.
The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Pittsburg Steelers this past
Monday, with a final score of 23-20

This up coming Sunday the New York Jets will take on the Miami
Dolphins while The Philadelphia Eagles will match up against the
Washington Redskins.

Tonight the New York Yankees will take an the Baltimore Orioles

In Local Weather.
Cloudy skies with light rain throughout the day. Temperature around 51
degrees
Tonight Rain showers into the morning, temperature around the low
50s
Tomorrow a chance for heavier rain showers, with higher humidity
during the day.
Current temperature on campus is 51

Thats it for your news. Youre listening to 90.3 WKNJ-FM, Union, New
Jersey. Im Dan Donaldson and well be right back after this.