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N.J. Man Fights Tickets For Shooting, Killing 3 Bears; Claims Self-DefenseA growing legal battle has mounted in New Jersey over bears, with the state claiming that a homeowner was hunting when he shot three bears – but the man claiming it was self-defense.
Drought Watch Issued For Large Parts Of New JerseyA drought watch has been issued for much of New Jersey, as a very dry summer gives way to fall.
New Jersey Family's Dogs Save Toddler From 400-Pound Black BearChief is the lab mix Emily Wagner rescued two years ago, but on Wednesday morning Chief was the one who rescued her daughter.
New Jersey Posts Details Of $225M Exxon Settlement On WebsiteThe proposed settlement is now open for 60 days of public comment. The settlement needs to be approved by a judge.
Woodbridge Homes In Flood-Prone Areas Torn Down As Part Of NJ Buyout ProgramDavid Glass, deputy commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection, said the homes were all bought out under the state's Blue Acres program and the families were relocated.
Debris Found At Brick, N.J. Work Site Believed To Be From 1850 ShipwreckConstruction workers in Brick, New Jersey may have uncovered a piece of history buried deep beneath the sand.
New Jersey Appeals Judge's Ruling To Allow Ocean Sound Blasts Off CoastThe project is strenuously opposed by environmental, fishing and other groups who argue the loud noise could harm or kill marine life including turtles, dolphins and whales.
Judge Rejects State's Bid To Stop Ocean Sound Blasts Off NJSince July 1, researchers have been using air guns that fire every 5.4 seconds and emit about 250 decibels of sound.
1st Home Razed As Part Of N.J. Sandy Buyout ProgramThe first of four planned home demolitions in a superstorm Sandy-ravaged community has begun. An excavator's claw ripped through 25 years of memories at Martin and Theresa Kuczynski's Sayreville home.
Report: Road Salt Could Seep Into Your Drinking WaterSome water companies are warning customers that the tap water might taste a little salty and that those on low-salt diets might want to take note that sodium levels could be elevated.
Chadwich Beach, N.J. Residents Complain Rebuilt Dune Is Ugly, SmellyThe town of Toms River built the dune using sand dredged from the nearby Barnegat Bay. Town officials got permission from residents to build the dune.
Pieces Of Boardwalk Ride Wash Up In Seaside ParkThe remains of a boardwalk ride washed up in Seaside Park this weekend and beachgoers on the Jersey Shore are asking if the the water will be safe this summer.
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