Funeral services will be held Saturday for 19 year old Keith Pinto, a 19 year old lifeguard from Toms River who was killed this week by a lightning strike. Several other people were injured during the strike. Pinto graduated from Toms River North High School last year.
Nearly two dozen people were killed as remnants of Ida moved across the Garden State on Wednesday. Governor Murphy announced 23 deaths and a large amount of property damage from the storm. Power will remain out in some communities until the weekend.
Governor Phil Murphy will be in South Jersey today to inspect tornado damage in Mullica Hill. At least one twister touched down in the community that resulted in significant damage to about 100 homes. One person in the community was taken to a hospital with injuries.
There is a State of Emergency in New Jersey as a result of storms that ripped off roofs, downed power lines, and flooded neighborhoods in the Garden State. The declaration was made Wednesday night after tornadoes touched down in a few communities. The declaration is in effect in all 21 counties. State offices have a…
New Jersey officials say students who are unvaccinated should undergo weekly testing. That is the recommendation coming from the Phil Murphy administration on the eve of the start of the school year. The program remains optional since it would require the consent of parents or guardians.
New Jersey has again reported 20 new deaths from coronavirus over a 24 hour period. New figures released by the State Wednesday put the rate of transmission at 1.08, which means for every person getting the virus, slightly one more additional person is infected. New Jersey has just over 1,000 people hospitalized with the virus.
New Jersey added 19 new deaths Tuesday from coronavirus. State officials say over 11 million vaccines have been provided to the public. On Tuesday, there were 1,642 new cases of the virus reported in the State. Locally, Cape May County has 543 active cases.
Authorities have identified the lifeguard who was killed by a lightning strike Monday. Police say 19 year old Keith Pinto of Toms River was killed when a lightning bolt hit his stand in Berkeley Township. Pinto was enrolled in a local community college. A makeshift memorial was established on the beach by concerned residents.
A second lifeguard in New Jersey has been killed in the line of duty. A lifeguard was struck by a lightning bolt in South Seaside Park late Monday afternoon and died as a result of the strike. The incident took place near the 21st Street beach in the community. Six others were also struck by…
There is a developing story out of Seaside Park late Monday afternoon. Six people have been struck by lightning at a beach in South Seaside Park. There are unconfirmed reports of a fatality, and it could possibly involve a member of a beach patrol. Berkeley Township Police are investigating reports of lightning strikes, according to…