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Deer with arrow in face treated

Authorities have treated a deer that was spotted more than nine months ago in New Jersey with an arrow lodged in her face. State Fish and Wildlife officials removed most of the arrow from the doe's face after she was tranquilized Tuesday morning at a private property in Marlboro. Officials say the deer, nicknamed Grace…

Long Branch house fire may have been set

Authorities say a house fire at the Jersey shore in which four people died does not appear accidental and could possibly be a murder-suicide. First Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Marc LeMieux says two adults and their two children showed signs of injuries unrelated to the fire when they were taken to a hospital, where they…

Votes for Iran deal reached

Senate Democrats have rallied the 34 votes they need to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive in Congress, handing President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory. Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote Wednesday morning, declaring the agreement is the best way to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions. Congress is to vote…

New child safety seat rules now in effect

Parents have new rules to follow when driving with their children in New Jersey. Child safety seat rules that take effect on Tuesday adhere to American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations. Children under age 2 and who weigh less than 30 pounds must be secured in a rear-facing seat that is equipped with a five-point harness.…

Dueling dads sentenced

Two New Jersey fathers accused of engaging in a bloody fight after a Maryland youth softball dispute have each been sentenced to a year of probation and fined $100. Forty-eight-year-old Michael Barbella of Ventnor, and 45-year-old Michael John Duffy of Mays Landing, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct on Monday in Wicomico County District Court. The…

Sex assault near Rutgers New Brunswick

Police say a woman was sexually assaulted near the Rutgers University New Brunswick campus. The woman, who is affiliated with the school, told police she was approached by a man in the area of Richardson and Wyckoff streets early Sunday. The woman told police the man followed her into a yard and she was assaulted.…

School meals fraud

Ten people are accused of lying about their incomes on applications for free or reduced price school meals in Bayonne. Eight of those charged with fraud live in Bayonne and two live in Brick Township. Authorities allege they fraudulently reported their financial income between September 2009 and September 2011. A household of four in Bayonne…