Jersey shore beaches are in great shape post-Sandy

MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — Experts say the Jersey shore beaches are in their best shape in years heading into the second summer after Superstorm Sandy. That's due to a massive replenishment project after the enormous storm and some simple good luck: ...

Testing inconclusive, suspected bobcat returned

STAFFORD, N.J. (AP) — A judge has returned a 38-pound feline to a New Jersey woman after DNA testing couldn't conclusively say whether it was a purebred bobcat. The Asbury Park Press reports (http://on.app.com/1oA0Am1) that Municipal Court Judge ...

Rutgers Researcher: Could Cost NJ Up to $9 Billion to Fix Water Infrastructure

Rutgers University Associate Research Professor Dr. Daniel Van Abs says it could cost New Jersey anywhere from $4 billion to $9 billion to fix the over 100-year-old water infrastructures in about 21 municipalities.

Volunteers clean up rotting dead fish from Belmar beach

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Volunteers braved stomach-turning stench and a stiff wind to pick up thousands of rotting dead fish from the Belmar beach. Friday's cleanup came four days after a massive fish kill in the Shark River left thousands of dead moss ...

Tons of Dead Fish Line Shark River Shores

A fish kill in South Jersey has left officials with a mess. Public works crews have disposed of nearly 3.5 tons of dead fish so far.

Fishermen’s Energy COO: Off-Shore Wind Farm Project Will Go to Court

Fisherman's Energy COO and General Counsel Paul Gallagher says that the company is going to have the matter of its off-shore wind farm proposal litigated in court.

Land in Barnegat Bay watershed bought, preserved

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — Government officials and a conservation group are buying nearly 300 acres of land in the fragile Barnegat Bay watershed in Jackson Township. The 293-acre tract is being bought for $4.5 million from the developer Hovbilt, Inc. ...

Pinelands commission: no soccer tourneys at farm

HAMMONTON, N.J. (AP) — A youth soccer tournament may have to move to another site after the Pinelands Commission barred it from hosting games on a southern New Jersey turf farm. The South Jersey Elite Barons Soccer Academy predicts it would ...

Dog’s best friend? Other dogs that give blood

HARLEYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Everyone knows about bloodmobiles for humans. But a bloodmobile for dogs? The University of Pennsylvania's veterinary school operates a mobile lab to make it easier for canines to make life-saving donations. Dogs might ...

Climber who fell 1,000 feet to death is named

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Rescuers released the name of a climber from New Jersey who fell about 1,000 feet from the top of Oregon's tallest peak. The Hood River County Sheriff's Office says 57-year-old Robert Cormier of Jersey City, New Jersey, died ...