Jersey Central Power and Light's attempt to build a 10-mile high tension line from Aberdeen to Red Bank has enough credibility dents to cause the state Senator from the area to seek an investigation by New Jersey utility regulators. Republican Jennifer Beck contends that the company is using deceit regarding the purpose, and placement.

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The father and son football refs who left Friday's Colts Neck-Monroe game after some players knelt during the National Anthem are off the season schedule. A hearing by the New Jersey Football Officials Association later this week will determine whether Ernie and Anthony Lunardelli will be fined.

The second fire within a month in Manchester's Whiting Shopping Center is deemed suspicious. Investigators said that it erupted in an empty space in the rear of the mall. The unit and an adjoining hair stylist salon sustained fire, smoke and water damage.

Two people hit by cars Friday in Manchester slowly recover from their injuries. Leroy Lathrop is listed in critical condition at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. Kristine Sulzman was struck in the parking lot of a strip mall.

Plumsted police hunt for the culprit who spray-painted a swastika on a squad car late Thursday or early Friday, while it was in for repairs at Mavis Tire.

New developments complicate the case of a high-school football referee who left Friday's Colts Neck-Monroe contest when Monroe players knelt during the National Anthem. Ernie Lunardelli claims that he didn't post the disparaging remaks about Barack and Michelle Obama that appeared on his Facebook page, and that his account was hacked. Another ref who left is uninvolved.

President Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates appear headed for trial, indicted on a raft of charges of counts including conspiracy against the US, money laundering conspiracy and failure to file reports for foreign bank accounts. They surrendered this morning.

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