Accused Of Ducking Debates, Corzine Relents

STATE – Just days after Gov. Jon Corzine attempted to delay a televised debate due to a mysterious scheduling conflict, the Democrat agreed Monday to participate in the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission debates scheduled for October, whenever they occur.

Elizabeth Man Convicted In 2007 Shooting

ELIZABETH – Jurors convicted a 36-year-old Elizabeth man Monday in a 2007 shooting outside a First Street bar, authorities said. Awan Smith faces 30 years to life in prison for the murder of 24-year-old Omar Kennedy, also of Elizabeth, Union…