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Freeholder Burry Crowns 2012 4-H Ambassadors
The Monmouth County Fair was a washout for many this year, but for Victoria Rodriguez and Gautam Boggavarapu it was everything they hoped it would be. On the fair's opening night a record crowd of more than 17,000 people were in attendance. It was that night that Freeholder Lillian G.
Boston Globe offers buyouts to employees, lays off 10 | Poynter.
Media Nation | The Boston Globe | Worcester Telegram & Gazette | The Boston Herald In a memo Monday, Globe publisher and New England Media Group President Christopher M. Mayer told employees the NEMG "took steps to reduce its work force. These involved primarily offers of voluntary buyouts but also some involuntary reductions throughout the New England Media Group."
Lightning hits cabin at 4-H camp in Sussex County; minor injuries reported
SANDYSTON - A bolt of lightning struck a wooden cabin at a 4-H camp in Sussex County this afternoon, slightly injuring two people who were inside the cabin, State Police said. The lightning, which occurred during a severe thunderstorm that pummeled northwestern New Jersey with heavy rain and hail, apparently hit a large pine tree, then traveled into the foundation of the cabin at the Lindley G.
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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- State wildlife officials have identified the man who has been spotted dressed in a goat suit among a herd of wild goats in the mountains of northern Utah. Phil Douglass of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said Monday the mystery man is a 57-year-old hunter from Southern California.
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- A Chicago man who spent more than 30 years behind bars before DNA evidence helped overturn his conviction in the rape and killing of a 3-year-old girl was released from prison late Friday, just hours after prosecutors dropped the case against him.
Brookdale to Reopen, With Restrictions
Brookdale will reopen on Monday, July 2 after campus operations were halted on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday and Sunday following the water main break at the water treatment plant for New Jersey American Water Company, which impacted the water supply to Brookdale's Lincroft campus.
Only Middletown HS North giving out water Monday
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - With the boil water advisory reduced to just four towns, only one water distribution site - Middletown High School North - will open on Monday. Hours at the school, located at 63 Tindall Rd., are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Warm, Wet Weather Brings Mosquitoes
Be sure to grab a big container of bug spray if you plan on heading outdoors around dusk this summer. Spring 2012 got an early jump and with all of the warm, wet weather - and so did the local mosquito population.
Famed Galapagos tortoise dies
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - The giant tortoise Lonesome George, whose failed efforts to produce offspring made him a symbol of disappearing species, was found dead on Sunday, officials at the Galapagos National Park announced.Lonesome George was believed to be the last living member of the Pinta island subspecies and had become an ambassador of sorts for the islands off Ecuador's coast whose unique flora and fauna helped inspire Charles Darwin's ideas on evolution.The tortoise's age was not known but scientists believed he was about 100, not especially old for giant tortoises, who can live well over a century.
Heads Up: Parking Kiosks Expected In Red Bank Within Month
Red Bank's current parking meter woes could come to an end - potentially - by the end of the month, according to Red Bank Council President Art Murphy. At Wednesday's borough council meeting, board members approved an ordinance, as expected, appropriating $350,000 from the Parking Utility Fund to help pay for the acquisition and installation of parking pay stations in several parking lots - though not all - throughout Red Bank.