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Funeral scheduled for Virginia tornado victim

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Services are scheduled in New Jersey this week for the third victim of a Virginia tornado. Greenville Memorial Home in Jersey City says on its website that a funeral Mass is set for Thursday morning for 13-year-old ...

Christie OKs $1.3B in water plant protection

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's critical water and sewer plants will get nearly $1.3 billion in upgrades and storm protection measures under a bill signed Monday by Gov. Chris Christie. The governor authorized $1.28 billion for improvements ...

Forecasters expect slower Atlantic storm season

MIAMI (AP) — Federal forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season will be even quieter than predicted, thanks to atmospheric and oceanic conditions suppressing storm formation. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration still expects ...

Lightning sparks fire in wooden water tower

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Lightning apparently sparked a fire in a wooden water tower that stands on top of an abandoned building in Camden. Authorities say no injuries were reported in the fire, which broke out around 2:30 a.m. Monday. Firefighters ...

App tells the story about Seaside’s Sandy recovery

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A new GPS-based app is telling the story about the damage done by Superstorm Sandy to Seaside Park and the work that continues to get back to normal. NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1rS6wWI ) that the "Boardwalk Stories ...

Va. Gov.: Blessing more didn’t die in tornado

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says it's a blessing more people didn't die when a tornado swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore that claimed two lives and injured dozens others. McAuliffe toured the Cherrystone ...

Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a New Jersey couple was killed after a tornado caused a tree to fall on their tent at a popular campground. State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says Lord Balatbat and Lolabeth Ortega, of ...

NJ Natural Gas storm program gets approval

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Natural Gas has received state approval to begin work on a $102.5 million program to protect its distribution and transmission systems from storm damage. The utility sustained substantial damage during ...

Sandy damages gunpowder

BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey State Police bomb squad has safely detonated gunpowder that was weakened by Superstorm Sandy. Brick Township police say the gunpowder was legally owned and in a home. But police say the gunpowder had ...

Last wave of storms move through New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The last wave of storms are moving across New Jersey after two days of thunderstorms that drench the state. Forecasters say a half inch to an inch of rain is possible in southern New Jersey Wednesday morning. A flood advisory ...