Crews battle woodlands fire in south NJ

DOWNE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — State Forest Fire Service crews are working to contain a forest fire in the Bevans Wildlife Management Area in southern New Jersey. The fire began shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday. Fueled by strong winds, it is estimated ...

Weather conditions ripe for brush fires in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Forecasters have issued a red flag warning and fire weather watch for most of New Jersey. The warning is in effect from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday and the watch is posted during the same time period on Thursday. ...

NJ beach sweeps begin on Sat. to remove debris

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — The first round of this year's statewide beach cleanups gets underway in New Jersey this weekend. Clean Ocean Action's sweeps take place on Saturday. The goal is to remove as much trash from the sand as possible. A ...

Bird’s nest delays Fair Lawn water tower work

FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) — Once upon a midnight dreary, a northern New Jersey town became weary, waiting to paint its water tower after a pair of ravens came knocking at its door. Edgar Allan Poe never pondered the problem Fair Lawn officials face ...

NJ Residents Face Intense Allergy Season

Because of an especially long and cold winter, plants are pollinating at once, generating more pollen than usual. This means more symptoms for allergy sufferers.

Earth Day 2014 Events in NJ

Earth Day is April 22 this year and there are many events throughout the state to celebrate.

Late Frost Damages Plants

After a warm spring weekend, a late frost covered newly planted pansies, green grass and rhododendrons.

Experts probing dead whale found in NY harbor

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Mammal researchers are trying to determine the cause of death for a 60-foot-long whale that was found dead in New York harbor over the weekend. Representatives from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine on the ...

Dead whale found in NY harbor will be taken to NJ

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Federal investigators are preparing to perform a necropsy to find out why a 30- to 35-foot whale was found dead in New York harbor. A spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday that they were notified about the ...

West Haven balks at site honoring Newtown victims

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A land restriction may block a proposed playground in West Haven memorializing the 20 children and six educators who were fatally shot at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Twenty-six "Where Angels Play" playgrounds are being ...