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One of the fatal victims aboard the U.S. Military refueling plane that crashed in Mississippi this week has been identified as 20-year old Marine Dan Baldassare of Colts Neck, according a report by Memphis TV station WREG.

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the KC-130 to explode and kill 16 passengers.

The plane was en route to California from North Carolina on Monday.

A Long Branch man is in custody for committing a pair of robberies at two different locations over the weekend.

In both instances John Vernicek allegedly approached a cashier, physically threatened them and ran off with money from the register.

He's charged with 2nd degree robbery counts and possession of heroin police found upon his arrest.

How is your behavior on the road? A new survey ranks New Jersey 32nd in the nation for driver courtesy

FEMA would be under time restrictions to recoup aid from disaster victims, under a bill by Shore Congressman Tom MacArthur.

The disaster assistance fairness and accountability act would give the agency a three-year limit, matching state and municipal guidelines.

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