BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ
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HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLER-DREADLOCKS CUT
BUENA _ An Olympic champion wrestler has reached out to a New Jersey high school wrestler who had his dreadlocks cut off minutes before his match after a referee told him to lose the hairstyle or forfeit his bout.
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GAS PRICES _ Drivers in New Jersey and around the nation are seeing lower prices at the pump yet again ahead of one of the busiest travel periods of the year.
UNION _ Just a few years ago, Nija Charles was a student at Union High School, posting songs on Instagram.
Well before she turned 21 this fall, she was being flown out to recording sessions with high-profile producers and artists. Now, Charles is an in-demand songwriter making her mark on the music industry in Los Angeles.
Earlier this month, two albums Charles worked on — Beyonce and Jay-Z’s “Everything is Love” and Cardi B’s “Invasion of Privacy” — were nominated for Grammy Awards. But that’s not all. Charles’ name has been attached to major albums from a string of marquee artists. By Amy Kuperinsky, NJ.com.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. _ Rutgers will try to end a four-game losing streak when it plays host to Columbia at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. UPCOMING. 600, photos. Game starts at 1 p.m. EST.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. _ Maryland returns from a 10-day break to take on Seton Hall, which is coming off victories over Kentucky and Rutgers. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 5:30 p.m. ET.
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