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

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey legislative committee investigating a traffic jam orchestrated by Chris Christie's aides plans to start calling people who work for him to testify beginning next month - and it hasn't ruled out asking to hear from the governor himself. Assemblyman John Wisniewski (wiz-NESS'-kee), who co-chairs the panel, would not specify who might be called, but he says no one has been excluded, including the governor.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - State officials are taking aim at gun violence in New Jersey's largest city. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman today announced a strategy that will target Newark's most violent neighborhoods. Hoffman says more state troopers and police officers will be deployed and they'll aggressively arrest gang members, repeat offenders and drug dealers who carry guns in public.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Mammal researchers are trying to determine the cause of death for a 60-foot-long whale that was found dead in New York harbor over the weekend. Representatives from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine on the New Jersey shore are in Jersey City Wednesday examining the finback that weighs 55 to 60 tons.

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - Volunteers and historians are on a fundraising campaign to save a decaying stadium that is one of the few still in existence where Negro League games were played. A plaque naming Paterson's Hinchliffe Stadium as a national historical landmark was unveiled today.

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