PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - Authorities are trying to determine what killed a person whose body has been removed from the Passaic River in Paterson. Officials tell The Record that the body was found around 1 this afternoon and that a medical examiner has been called to conduct an autopsy.
WINSLOW, N.J. (AP) - A southern New Jersey man is facing drug charges after authorities say they found 283 marijuana plants in a Winslow Township apartment he rented during a fire. Authorities also tell the Courier-Post they found eight marijuana plants in an underground bunker at 41-year-old Benedetto Taormina's home in Sewell.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The disagreement continues over how to fund future open space purchases in New Jersey. Senator Bob Smith, who heads the Senate Environmental Committee, introduced a resolution this week that would provide funding for 30 years by dedicating a portion of sales tax revenue already collected. A resolution introduced last week in the Assembly would ask voters to approve $200 million in borrowing for open space.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's black bear hunting season begins just before dawn on Monday. The six-day hunt will take place in four designated areas in parts of Sussex, Warren, Morris, Passaic Bergen, Somerset and Hunterdon counties. Hunters, who must have permits, are limited to only one bear for the season.
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