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Arrests made in Newark Christmas shootings

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ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a juvenile has been taken into custody in the Christmas night slayings of two Newark children.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray plans to provide further details at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

The juvenile was apprehended in connection with the fatal shootings of a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy outside a home in the southern end of Newark near Interstate 78.

A funeral for the girl, Zainee Hailey, is being held Tuesday. The honors student had returned from her grandfather's house in Elizabeth and was taking out the trash when she was shot.

Newark will end 2013 with more than 100 murders, the most the city has had since 2006.

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