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Advocates: Pass emergency voting law in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new report from an advocacy group says that New Jersey created illegal election procedures on the fly after Superstorm Sandy and carried them out amid deep confusion. The report out Thursday is from the Constitutional Rights ...

Mantoloking, Brick sea wall 75 percent finished

BRICK, N.J. (AP) — A steel sea wall designed to protect two of the Jersey shore communities hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy is nearing completion. New Jersey officials say the 4-mile-long sea wall in Mantoloking and Brick is 75 percent finished, ...

Cold air blankets New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jerseyans are facing a cold morning after a weekend of mild temperatures. A freeze warning is in effect for Sussex, Warren, Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, western Passaic, Ocean, Cumberland, Atlantic and southeast Burlington ...

New Jersey Transit sues insurers over Sandy pay

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is suing its insurers for more help paying to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. The agency filed a federal lawsuit earlier this month claiming that Lloyds of London and other insurance companies ...

Surf, coastal flooding advisories at NJ shore

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Rain and winds sweeping across the state could pose some trouble along the New Jersey shore. The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory until 6 p.m. Thursday. A coastal flood advisory is in effect until noon ...

Engineers call for national approach to flooding

An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for dealing with rising flood risks. In a report released Monday during a workshop in Philadelphia, the American Society of Civil Engineers says that politicians have not fully ...

Gloucester County gets monitors for future leaks

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Gloucester County is getting weather monitors in the wake of a 2012 train derailment that leaked a dangerous gas in southern New Jersey. The county prosecutor's office secured $150,000 in grants. Coordinator Bill Donovan ...

Hospitals Work to Prepare for Future Storms

A new report says many hospitals experienced critical challenges during Hurricane Sandy and now they're working to be better prepared for future storms.

New tropical depression forms off Cape Verde

MIAMI (AP) — A new tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic, west of the Cape Verde Islands, and could become a tropical storm within a day. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the depression is about 870 miles (1400 kilometers) west of ...

Thousands lose power after storms hit New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Thousands of homes and businesses were without power after severe thunderstorms roared through New Jersey. The storms contained heavy rains and strong winds, which damaged trees and downed power lines in many areas on Saturday ...