NJ county bans hydraulic fracturing

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — In a largely symbolic measure, Middlesex County has become the first in New Jersey to ban hydraulic fracturing, a method of drilling for natural gas. The county's freeholder board unanimously adopted the ban Thursday. So ...

Guilty plea in NJ in rhino horn smuggling ring

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Chinese national has admitted running an international smuggling ring that specialized in rhino horns. Zhifei Li made the admission in federal court in Newark on Thursday. The 29-year-old resident of Shandong, China, pleaded ...

Pinelands Preservation Alliance Director Says Pipeline Does Not Meet Regulations

Assistant Executive Director of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance Dr. Jaclyn Rhoads says that the proposed natural gas pipeline does not meet the regulations of the Pinelands Commission and its members should reject it.

Bear found hiding in NJ home’s crawlspace

HOPATCONG, N.J. (AP) — A 350-pound bear apparently used a crawlspace as a hideout during New Jersey's annual black bear hunt. A cleaner in Hopatcong called police when he noticed signs of a bear while he prepared a vacant house to go up for sale on ...

Officials: Water service restored in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City officials say a major water main break that affected service there for several hours has been repaired. Authorities said water pressure had risen to appropriate levels by late Wednesday afternoon and service had ...

$20 Million Spent in NJ for Verizon’s Green Energy Plan

Verizon Chief Sustainability Officer James Gowen says $20 million of the $100 million Verizon has spent on green energy initiatives has gone to the facility in Basking Ridge.

Princeton police kill coyote

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Police in Princeton have killed a coyote that was described as being aggressive. Police say they responded to reports of an animal growling and appearing disoriented on Quaker Road Monday. Animal control and health ...

Hunters kill fewer bears in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Hunters killed 251 bears during New Jersey's annual black bear hunt this year, 36 fewer than in 2012. Hunters faced freezing rain on the first day of the six-day hunt, which ended with snow on Saturday. The hunt took place in ...

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman in NJ

HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard has temporarily suspended its search for a missing fisherman at the Jersey Shore. Authorities say Edward Broderick was last heard from around 6 p.m. Saturday, when he told a friend that his vessel was en ...

Judge OKs $165M accords in NJ river pollution suit

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will get more than $165 million stemming from lawsuits over pollution in the Passaic River. Two settlements announced by the Department of Environmental Protection Friday also mean the state can proceed immediately ...