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Downed Power Line Ignites Car and Home on Louis Street

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—City firefighters responded to a wild scene earlier tonight after a thunderstorm brought down a live power line in a precarious place shortly after 7pm.

The line sparked extensively, initially lighting a car on fire.  The fire eventually spread to 44 Louis Street, located near the intersection with Brookside Avenue.

Large crowds gathered to watch as the carfire grew in strength and firefighters waited for utility workers to turn off the power line before extinguishing that blaze.

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Man Arrested in Fatal Stabbing on Suydam Street This Morning

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—City resident David Campos-Garcia was fatally stabbed this morning shortly before 3am, according to a press release from county prosecutor Andrew Carey.

According to police radio transmissions, the stabbing took place in the street front of a Mexican restaurant located at 316 Suydam Street, near the railroad overpass.

Based on preliminary information, officers were seeking a Hispanic man running up Suydam Street toward Joyce Kilmer Avenue, wearing a white jacket and black jeans.

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Rutgers Student Pepper Sprayed, Robbed at Gunpoint on Jones Ave.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Three men reportedly pounced on a Rutgers student near the Douglass campus of Rutgers University in the early morning hours of July 20.

The attack occurred shortly before 2 am near the Jameson Residence Hall, located at the intersection of Suydam Street and Jones Avenue.

One of the men sprayed the victim with a liquid, providing a distraction, and another pointed a gun.  The gunman then asked for the student's belongings, and left the scene in a dark-colored getaway car.

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New Brunswick Celebrates a Second Week of Restaurant Discounts

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Over forty different restaurants in New Brunswick are offering a variety of "Restaurant Week" deals this week, up from 25 that participated last year.

The two-week long discounts continue through this Saturday, July 27.  The campaign is organized by New Brunswick City Market, a quasi-governmental agency that promotes local businesses in the downtown area.