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Meteorologist: Saturday Will Have Best Weather of Holiday Weekend

8-29-14
Meteorologist John Cifelli says that Saturday will be the best day of the Labor Day weekend. Temperatures should rise for Sunday and Monday, but there will also be a chance of rain.

Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business

8-29-14
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Good weather and a wider awareness that the Jersey shore has made great strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first one. Many business owners say their profits ...

Hurricane Cristobal to move toward north Atlantic

8-28-14
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Cristobal is expected to move rapidly toward the north Atlantic, staying away from Bermuda and passing south of Nova Scotia. The hurricane's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 75 mph (120 kph) with no ...

NJ approves flood buyouts in Woodbridge

8-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials have approved nearly 200 flood-prone homes in Woodbridge for buyouts under a Superstorm Sandy program. The Blue Acres program seeks to buy homes from willing sellers in areas that have been plagued by flooding ...

NJ woman who survived Virginia tornado back home

8-19-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A woman injured by a tornado in Virginia that killed three relatives is back in New Jersey. A tearful Jelyn Ortega says so many people have helped her. The 21-year-old suffered a broken pelvis, broken shoulder and spine ...

Communities across US recover after floods

8-14-14
NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — Communities across the U.S. are drying out after unusually heavy rains swamped highways, flooded basements and were blamed for at least four deaths. Long Island residents were urged to remain off the road Wednesday as a ...

Heavy rain drenches parts of New Jersey

8-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Parts of New Jersey are drying out after heavy rain caused street flooding and power outages. Unofficial National Weather Service observations show nearly 9 inches of rain fell at Millville Airport in Cumberland County between ...

Funeral scheduled for Virginia tornado victim

8-12-14
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

8-11-14
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

8-7-14
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 ...