15,340 dogs and cats were euthanized in New Jersey last year. NJ.com reports that the numbers are down slightly from the previous year. In Cape May County, 17 dogs and 50 cats were put to sleep, according to the report.
The New Jersey Air National Guard is being deployed to the Virgin Islands to help with the recovery from Hurricane Irma. Citizen airmen from the 108th Wing are being deployed to assist. Earlier, more than 120 citizens who serve the local 253rd Transportation Company left for Florida to help with assistance needed in that state.
New Jersey’s unemployment rate edged up to 4.5 percent in August, representing a three tenths of a percentage point increase in one month. New statistics show the state got rid of 700 private sector jobs but added 900 public positions.
Asbury Park Police report that a 32 year-old intoxicated man who was rescued from the ocean on Wednesday night became aggressive and threatening toward the emergency personnel who saved him. Joshua H. O’Donnell of Metuchen was pulled from the water around 9:30pm and was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. O’Donnell was taken to…
Engine failure has been determined to have been the cause of the helicopter crash in Medford that killed country singer Troy Gentry. The National Transportation Safety Board ruled that the engine would not respond to throttle commands made by the pilot, James Robinson, who also died in the accident.
Governor Christie has ordered all flags fly at half staff on Saturday for a Cherry Hill sailor who lost his life last month when a Navy ship collided with another vessel. Kenneth Smith and nine others were killed in the accident off Singapore.
Larry White is the new Executive Director of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. The Association members unanimously selected White to serve as its eighth ever director; he has served as the assistant director for over a decade.
Republican Kim Guadagno has a ton of ground to make up in the New Jersey gubernatorial race. A new poll released by Quinnipiac gives democrat Phil Murphy a 25 point lead over Guadagno less than two months before the election. About 40 percent of the voters admit they don’t know much about either candidate.
Senator Robert Menendez received an $8,000 private flight from a Florida doctor because the doctor’s jet was unavailable. That testimony was offered in court Wednesday during Menendez’ corruption trial. Authorities are trying to show that Menendez accepted expensive gifts for political influence.
Two foreign models who were the girlfriends of a Florida doctor linked to Senator Robert Menendez’ corruption case testified in court on Tuesday. Menendez’ attorneys say the Senator did nothing wrong by arranging for travel visas for the two women.