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Sammy the cocker spaniel dies at new home

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — A cocker spaniel that was left for dead in a trash bag has died at its new adoptive home in New Jersey. Sammy had suffered a stroke. The dog gained attention in 2013 after Keith Morgan said he had discovered the starving ...

Crews in Brick Discover Old Ship

While installing protective steel sheet pilings in Brick Township, crews uncovered what officials think is an old shipwrecked vessel.

Lawsuit settled over nuclear plant fish kills

Three environmental groups have settled a lawsuit against New Jersey's Environmental Protection Department, clearing the way for the agency to rule on whether a southern New Jersey nuclear plant is doing enough to prevent unnecessary fish kills. The ...

Bay Head Homeowners Reject Easements for Beach Replenishment Project

Many in Bay Head won't sign easements needed for the Army Corps beach replenishment project, saying the move would convert private land into public.

Sierra Club Director: Oil Company Does Not Have Right to Use Eminent Domain for Pipeline

New Jersey Sierra Club Director Jeff Tittel says that Pilgrim does not have the approval to use eminent domain against homeowners for an underground pipeline since it is not public utilities.

Island Beach State Park jetty reopened

ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have reopened a jetty at Island Beach State Park following a project to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy. The state Department of Environmental Protection says the $7.6 million project ...

Jersey the sea turtle heading west

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A loggerhead sea turtle rescued off New Jersey and cared for in South Carolina is heading to California. The South Carolina Aquarium announced that the sea turtle named Jersey will be flying to California next week to its ...

Preparing Emergency Responders for Crude Oil Disasters

Local officials want greater resources to respond to a crude oil disaster like one that happened in Quebec. State emergency responders are equipped to handle those situations, but it could take hours for them to arrive.

Online mapping tool shows US storm surge risks

MIAMI (AP) — A new online mapping tool from the National Hurricane Center shows the risks of storm surge from Texas to Maine. The hurricane center launched the interactive map Tuesday. It allows residents along the East and Gulf coasts to evaluate ...

Kayaker rescued in Barnegat Bay

BARNEGAT, N.J. (AP) — Marine police rescued a kayaker who was struggling to stay afloat in Barnegat Bay. State Police say 51-year-old Bruce Parker of Pemberton Township lost his life jacket when a large wake capsized his kayak on Tuesday. Police ...