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Paulsboro Residents Concerned About Health Following Derailment

8-4-14
Those living in Paulsboro say they're worried about their health since the cancer-causing gas vinyl chloride was released into the air after a train derailment in 2012.
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Fishing Industry Vital to NJ Economy

8-4-14
The Secretary of Agriculture says commercial fisheries in New Jersey caught 180.5 million pounds of fish valued at over $187.7 million.

New Jersey flights check for pollution at shore

8-3-14
OVER THE JERSEY SHORE (AP) — New Jersey environmental officials are alone this summer in checking for pollution from high above the state's shore. The federal Environmental Protection Agency ended its coastal pollution-monitoring flights this year ...

New Jersey garbage raises stink in western NY

8-1-14
DEPEW, N.Y. (AP) — Trainloads of New Jersey garbage are raising a stink in western New York. Residents of the village of Depew have been complaining all summer about the garbage trains left idling for hours on CSX railroad tracks. Village trustee ...

Horse euthanized after being injured at Saratoga

7-31-14
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Thoroughbred Lavender Road has been euthanized after breaking her neck when she fell from heat stroke while leaving the paddock at Saratoga Race Course. Dr. Travis Tull of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga ...
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Marine Mammal Stranding Center Helps Animals

7-31-14
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center rescues, rehabilitates and releases stranded marine mammals and sea turtles.

Search on for exotic snake in south Jersey

7-31-14
LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are searching for an exotic snake in southern New Jersey after it was photographed in a tree eating a seagull. The sighting of the python, which could be more than 12-feet long, has residents in the Villas ...

NJ theme park marks birth of first sea lion pup

7-30-14
JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure is celebrating its first sea lion pup born at the park. Kona was 18 pounds when he was born on June 25 and now weighs 33 pounds. Animal training supervisor Jessica Peranteau says the pup ...

Black bear gets into house in New Jersey

7-29-14
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

7-29-14
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 ...