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5 stories to follow: Aug. 8

Here's your daily round-up of five stories to know about:

5 stories to follow: Aug. 8

Powerball lottery forms (AP photo)
Powerball lottery forms (AP photo)

Here's your daily round-up of five stories to know about:

1. Local Powerball winners: Two tickets sold in New Jersey, as well as another sold in Minnesota, hit Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot. The winners will split the lottery's $448 million prize. The lucky New Jersey tickets were reportedly sold in South Brunswick and Little Egg Harbor, but the winners haven't been identified. Someone who bought a ticket in Pennsylvania won $1 million. In case you missed the drawing, the winning numbers were: 05, 25, 30, 58, 59 and Powerball 32.

2. Dems debate for N.J. Senate seat: The four Democrats seeking the party's nomination for New Jersey's open U.S. Senate seat will debate tonight. The 7 p.m. forum in Newark will be the second debate for Senate hopefuls Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Rep. Rush Holt, Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver and Rep. Frank Pallone. The primary is Tuesday in the race to fill the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg's seat. In other Senate-race news, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, the finance chairman of the Democratic Governors Association who is mulling a 2016 presidential run, will campaign for Booker at several events today.

3. Man on terror watch list may have killed baby: A man on the FBI's terrorist-watch list is believed to have kidnapped his girlfriend's baby from Upper Darby and buried the 7-month-old in rural York. Ummad Rushdi has been charged with kidnapping and other offenses, and investigators are still trying to find the child.

4. Utley's contract extension: The Phillies have reportedly agreed to a two-year contract extension with second baseman Chase Utley. That agreement may be a big risk for the team.

5. Big lead for Christie: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie maintains a big lead in the latest Quinnipiac University poll on the state's governor's race. The poll released today shows 58 percent of respondents favor the Republican incumbent, while 30 percent support Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono. Eight percent are undecided.

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