News Minute: Here is the latest New Jersey news from The Associated Press - New York News

News Minute: Here is the latest New Jersey news from The Associated Press

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TORONTO (AP) - Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76. Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tavern in Paterson in 1966. He was convicted twice before being freed in 1985. His ordeal was publicized in Bob Dylan's 1975 song "Hurricane," several books and a 1999 film starring Denzel Washington.

LODI, N.J. (AP) - An alleged drunken driver charged in a crash that critically injured a Bergen County Police Department officer is now out of jail. Authorities say 36-year-old Michael Ettz of Lodi was released after posting $150,000 bail yesterday. County prosecutors say the officer, 39-year-old Daniel Breslin, was assisting another officer when the crash occurred early yesterday on Route 46 westbound in Lodi.

POHATCONG TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Several small brush fires were ignited yesterday by a train carrying the Easter Bunny in northwestern New Jersey. The Easton Express-Times reports the fires occurred Saturday in Pohatcong Township and Phillipsburg.

DOVER, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online. The Daily Record of Parsippany reports the woman called police to say her dog, Violet, had been tied by its leash to the TV and left in the front yard of her Dover home early yesterday. She says Violet appeared healthy. Police say they know the man's identity and charges could be filed

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