Black bear gets into house in New Jersey

VERNON, N.J. (AP) — A resident in northern New Jersey got a scare after waking up and finding a black bear in the kitchen. Vernon police say the bear broke a screen and climbed through a window. Its paw turned on the sink faucet and flooded the ...

West Nile found in New Jersey mosquitoes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Twenty New Jersey residents have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. The state Health Department says the residents who came down with chikungunya had returned to New Jersey from ...

Wildlife volunteer pleads in deaths of 300 animals

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A longtime volunteer with a local animal protection organization in New Jersey has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges. Authorities say they found more than 300 dead birds and animals in the Little Silver home of the ...

Roxbury Residents Unhappy with DEP Plan to Cap Fenimore Landfill

Those living near Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury Township want the soil removed from the site, but the DEP says capping it is less dangerous.

Horse Shelters Filling Up as Donations Lag

With the economic downturn, the number of horses needing shelters has increased as donations to the organizations decrease.

NJ court: Polluters can file court claims earlier

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Polluters in New Jersey won't have to wait for the completion of an environmental review and remediation action before they can file court claims to get others to share in the cleanup. New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled Monday in ...

Rehabilitated turtle from NJ released in Md.

BERLIN, Md. (AP) — A sea turtle that was rehabilitated in Maryland after being found stunned by the cold in New Jersey has been returned to its natural habitat. The Daily Times of Salisbury (http://delmarvane.ws/1rTFUVm ) reports the sea turtle was ...

NJ Ranks Sixth in Blueberry Production

New Jersey ranks sixth in the nation for blueberry production. It produced 50.2 million pounds of blueberries in 2013, valued at $56.8 million.

Former NJ water exec admits sample rigging

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former top official at a northern New Jersey municipal water authority has admitted to conspiring to manipulate and falsify drinking water test results. New Jersey's attorney general says 52-year-old William Mowell of Wyckoff ...

US plans wide seismic testing of Atlantic seabed

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and ...