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

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

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Governor Chris Christie is set to address state lawmakers in the coming hour as he presses for them to overhaul the state's bail system. Christie is supporting giving judges more discretion to either keep suspects considered dangers in jail while awaiting trial or let low-level suspects go free without paying bail. Christie called lawmakers back for a special session.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Bail has been set at $250,000 for a man suspected of shooting and wounding a Newark police officer during an armed robbery yesterday. Donald Easterling was also wounded in the exchange but both he and the officer have been released from hospitals.

LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Authorities in Lower Township are on the lookout for an exotic snake after the more-than-12-foot-long python was photographed in a tree eating a seagull. Animal control experts tell WMGM-TV they suspect the snake is an abandoned pet.

ATALNTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - More than 60,000 people are expected along Atlantic City's beach this evening for a free concert by country star and "The Voice" judge Blake Shelton. The concert is the latest in a series of free, large-scale events aimed at attracting visitors to the city.

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