POWERBALL JACKPOT CLIMBS TO $200 MILLION

$200  million..that’s how high the Powerball lottery jackpot is expected to be on Saturday night.  No one hit the big drawing on Wednesday night, which means the estimated jackpot for Saturday night will be around $200 million.  Two lottery tickets sold in New Jersey for last night’s drawing each had four numbers; they are worth…

STATE: STAY SOBER FOR SUPER BOWL DRIVING

State officials say they will step up drunk driving patrols Sunday night during and after the Super Bowl.  Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa says that increased patrols will be implemented on Super Sunday.  The last time the Giants played in a Super Bowl was in 2008 and police nabbed 176 drunk drivers, the highest total among…

UNDERWAY: AVALON BEGINS 2012 BEACH FILL

Avalon’s 2012 beach fill is underway.  Bulldozers moved sand on Thursday at the 60th Street beachfront for eventual transport to the north side beaches in the community.  Avalon’s backpassing beach project will result in 60,000 cubic yards of sand being moved from south end beaches to beaches between 16th street and 26th street.  The work…