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Vietnam Vets Work to Restore Military Helicopter

Veterans of the Vietnam War are working to restore the Huey, a military helicopter used in the war, for display at the Vietnam Era Museum in Holmdel.

Hunters to cull deer herd in Union County

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Union County's annual deer hunt is due to start Monday at six locations, including the Watchung and Ash Brook reservations and three parks. Officials say the hunt is intended to reduce the region's growing deer population. ...

NJ Catholic diocese buys mansion for bishop

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden has bought a mansion from Rowan University to use for the bishop's home and church functions. Diocese spokesman Peter Feuerherd tells the Courier-Post (http://on.cpsj.com/1g2O3QL ) that ...

Retired Jersey City cop charged in bar shooting

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A retired Jersey City police officer faces attempted murder charges after he allegedly shot and wounded a man during a dispute in a city bar. The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1hVA4xv) reports that 63-year-old city resident ...

New Jersey’s 2013 In Review

As the year 2013 came to an end, New Jersey had plenty of news throughout the year.

2 dead in mobile home fire in Atlantic County

ESTELL MANOR, N.J. (AP) — Two people are dead following a fire that broke out in a mobile home in Atlantic County. New Jersey State Police say Tuesday morning's blaze was reported around 6:50 a.m. in Estell Manor. An adult woman was declared dead ...

NJ dairy to pay $324K over race, sex bias claims

FLORENCE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey-based dairy company that sells to stores and schools in the Northeast and to federal agencies has settled claims of sex and race discrimination. The U.S. Labor Department says a review of hiring by Cream-O-Land ...

Judge rules against foes of Princeton train move

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A judge has ruled against a group that is seeking to block the move of a popular train station in Princeton. The station in downtown Princeton serves a two-car train, commonly known as the Dinky, that runs between the town ...

NJ minimum wage sees $1 bump on Jan. 1

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A quarter-million minimum wage workers in New Jersey will get a raise beginning Wednesday. That's when a change in the state constitution kicks in raising the state's minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25 per hour. Six in 10 voters ...

Atlantic City murder rate drops to 30-year low

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Atlantic City are ringing out 2013 with some good news. The city's murder rate has fallen to a 30-year low. Three people have been murdered in the seaside gambling resort in 2013 with two days ...