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October 24, 2013 1:35:50 PM PDT
A murder charge without a body? Always strange when that happens, and it doesn't happen that often. But tonight a man and his mother facing charges in connection with a woman's murder in Cranford, New Jersey.

Her murder even though her body has not been found.

There's clearly evidence somewhere, although cops aren't saying what evidence. And so that's one reason why that's a story for us tonight at 11.

Also at 11, Billy Graham, the evangelical preacher who has counseled so many Presidents, has been released from the hospital tonight in North Carolina. He's 95, so we're keeping tabs on him. I interviewed once, on the eve of the opening of the Richard Nixon Library in southern California, and he made news, saying he told Nixon in the Oval Office that the war in Vietnam was wrong, and that he was against it. It was news because Graham hadn't come out publicly at the time against the war, and was a die-hard supporter of Nixon's.

And a note about the power of Facebook and social media and how it's not nice to keep your spouse in the dark. An attorney in Sonoma County in northern California was running for office county Clerk/Recorder/Assessor. Just one snag: He didn't tell his wife. But she found out, on Facebook. And then she let it be known that he probably should have consulted her first. He's now suspended his campaign.

Just sayin'.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Meteorologist Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast (a big change in the forecast), and Rob Powers with the night's sports. I hope you can join Sade Baderinwa and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER

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