PISCATAWAY, NJ—An NBC news helicopter could be seen flying over Livingston campus as Rutgers police surveyed a crime scene at Livingston campus parking lot on the evening of Friday, September 23.

It had been another strange week at the state university, one began with a bomb scare that proved to be a false alarm on the Douglass campus.

The rest of the week saw heated debate over the cancellation of a school-sponsored tailgate party after video surfaced of the athletic director drinking in front of a crowd of cheering students.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A cyclist was injured after being struck by a large Nestlé branded water delivery truck at the corner of Easton Avenue and Hamilton Street on September 23.

New Brunswick Police confirmed that the female victim was taken to a nearby hospital with "non-life-threatening injuries."

But five days later, police still declined to give much additional information about the crash, saying the crash was "still under investigation and not yet completed."

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WASHINGTON, DC–At the end of July, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) said it wanted to hear from the public regarding payday loans.

When people are short cash, they turn to "payday" and similar loans to get by, said David Silberman, author of a Policy & Compliance blog on the CFPB’s website.

But Silberman says payday loans, which quickly produce cash, usually carry an average annual interest rate of more than 300% – plus additional fees – and sometimes become debt traps.

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CARTERET, NJ—Authorities announced they are searching for "one or more individuals" who were involved in a stabbing that killed an 18-year-old Carteret man. 

The victim, Nelson Delgado, was pronounced dead at 3:08 a.m. on September 20 at University Hospital in Newark.

Police had been dispatched to the scene of the crime, the corner of Pershing and Pulaski Avenues, where they found the victim at 2:06 a.m.

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PARLIN, NJ—The Sayreville Bombers (3-0) are equipped with arguably the most balanced offensive attack in the Greater Middlesex Conference.

Against the New Brunswick Zebras (0-3), Sayreville scored a total of eight times, consisting of four rushing and three passing touchdowns, and one 83-yard kick-return.

After being asked whether he prefers to run or pass the ball, Sayreville head coach Chris Beagan responded, "Well, pick your poison."

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