Tag Archive for New Jersey

NJ is booming and shaking

Did you hear booming noises this AM in central New Jersey? There was a small, shallow earthquake about 3km north of Bernardsville. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed the small earthquake in Bernardsville rattled homes and businesses around 3:41 a.m. The Morris County Communications/911 center received calls from residents in Morristown, Morris Township, Randolph, Mendham Township,…

22-year old man killed in bear attack in New Jersey

Fatal bear attacks are rare, but do happen. However, not in New Jersey for over a century, until now. Suspected fatal bear attack may be first in N.J. in more than 150 years [Darsh] Patel was part of a group of five Edison men who went hiking in the heavily wooded area [West Milford’s Apshawa…

Mass fish death in New Jersey blamed on natural causes

Officials conclude that there is nothing hazardous in the water but that environmental circumstances resulted in a massive fish kill. Belmar Residents Shocked To See Thousands Of Dead Fish Floating In Shark River Possibly tens of thousands of fish have died in Belmar, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection said. Recent heavy rains were…

Taunted dog attacked and killed child

Another apparent case of a pet that snapped because of its living conditions and the troubled relationship with humans. Vicious Dog Attack Leaves 13-Year-Old Boy Dead – ABC News. A 13-year-old New Jersey boy was mauled to death in a horrific attack by a 115-pound bull mastiff that got loose and went after the teen…

Fears of alien threat result in arrest

He was saying “It’s aliens.” Trenton man faces charges in ‘alien invasion’ school threat | NJ.com. A Trenton man is facing charges of false public alarm after he allegedly tried to call in an alien invasion to the county’s special services school district twice in nine days, police said. It was unclear why [Dennis] Morris…

Who let that guy in? “Check his press pass”

What’s the frequency Kenneth? Oh nevermind… SECURITY! Man arrested after shouting about 9/11 at Super Bowl news briefing | Reuters. A man who interrupted a Super Bowl news conference on Sunday with Most Valuable Player Malcom Smith to shout a conspiracy theory about the September 11, 2001, attacks was arrested and charged, a New Jersey…

Psychic team swindles $120,000 off victim; the psychic escapes

Psychic scammer Cathy Johnson remains at large. ‘Psychic,’ 3 others charged by Upper Saddle River police in $120,000 fraud scheme. A “psychic/spiritualist” working with a pair of twin brothers and a third accomplice conned an Upper Saddle River woman out of $120,000 through a fortune-telling scam in which they promised to help a sick child…

Let’s nip this NJ fish story in the bud…

Another pacu story. Man Hooks Testicle-Chomping Fish, Piranha’s Cousin, in NJ Lake | NBC 10 Philadelphia. A fisherman at a New Jersey lake got a surprise when he hooked an exotic fish that’s been rumored to feast on testicles. His 10-inch catch turned out to be a pacu, which is a gentler cousin of piranhas…

Do you smell something New York? PANCAKES!

While it may seem innocuous, even possibly pleasant smells can be air pollution Mystery maple syrup-like smell in tristate region – New York News. A sweet almost maple syrup-like smell in the air was being reported in portions of Manhattan, Queens and New Jersey on Wednesday morning. In 2005 and 2009, a similar scent was…

Second U.S. state, New Jersey, bans conversion therapy

NJ joins California in outlawing therapists from practicing the controversial, ineffective and harmful psychological practice of trying to pray away the gay. NJ Governor Signs Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy – ABC News. Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Monday barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight, making New Jersey the second…