Bear kills Rutgers student out for a hike

Darsh Patel took this photo with his phone moments before he was attacked by the bear. (police photo)

Darsh Patel took this photo with his phone moments before he was attacked by the bear. (police photo)

WEST MILFORD – Rutgers University student Darsh Patel of Edison was attacked and killed by a 299-pound black bear in Apshawa Preserve – about 45 miles northwest of New York City.

Officials say the attack was the first fatal bear-human encounter on record in New Jersey.

Perth Amboy cops kill man in street

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PERTH AMBOY — A 32-year-old man was shot and killed by police on Dec. 4, 2013 after pulling  a knife on two officers, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Dixon Rodriguez, described by friends as having special needs, encountered two Perth Amboy police officers on Hall Avenue about 1:18 p.m. and attacked one of them with the weapon, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.