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Missing New Jersey horse found

3-25-14
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — A missing horse is back in the barn following a nine-day search that spanned parts of New Jersey and New York. Chief had bolted after he slipped on ice and his rider had dismounted on March 15. The family that rescued the ...

Dog rescued from ledge in New Jersey park

3-25-14
WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — A rescuer rappelled about 50 feet to rescue a dog that may have been abandoned after it became trapped in a ravine in New Jersey's Garret Mountain Park. A hiker who heard the dog barking alerted authorities to its ...

Animal killings have little effect on bird strikes

3-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's efforts to remove birds and other wildlife that could pose a threat to aircraft safety have had no significant impact, according to a newspaper analysis. An analysis of Port ...

NJ to euthanize 114K brook trout due to disease

3-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials will euthanize 114,000 brook trout at New Jersey's Pequest Trout Hatchery in Warren County due to a recurrence of a fish disease. The Environmental Protection Department says tests confirmed the presence of ...

Lawmakers want gray-wolf protections to stay

3-19-14
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal lawmakers are pressing Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to drop a proposal that would end federal protections for wolves across most of the Lower 48 states. Seventy-four House members signed onto a Wednesday letter to ...

NJ KOs plan for wind power farm off Atlantic City

3-19-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey energy regulators have taken the air out of a $188 million plan to build a wind power farm off the coast of Atlantic City. The state Board of Public Utilities rejected a proposal by Fishermen's Energy to build ...

NJ eyes ban on fracking waste from any state

3-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering a ban on treating or storing waste products created by hydraulic fracturing operations in the natural gas exploration industry. A state Senate committee advanced a bill on Monday that would ...

Essex County says 108 deer culled in recent hunt

3-17-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Essex County authorities say more than 100 deer were killed during the county's recent hunt. The annual hunt, staged this year at the South Mountain Reservation and the Hilltop Reservation, is intended to protect plant life and ...

NJ bill: Require public access for beach projects

3-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Beach repair projects that get state funding would have to provide public access under a bill working its way through the New Jersey legislature. A state Senate committee passed a bill Monday morning requiring that projects ...

B-52s’ Fred Schneider says don’t eat the lobster

3-17-14
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of the founders of the quirky rock band The B-52s is using the 35th anniversary of its hit "Rock Lobster" to reiterate his opposition to eating them. Fred Schneider says he stopped eating crustaceans at age 4 after going ...