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CDC Report Shows Autism Is On The Rise Among 4-Year-Olds In The US

Autism is surging in the United States as researchers from the CDC reveal a 1.9 percent autism rate nationwide. In New Jersey, this number is even higher.

Public Health April 12, 2019

Measles Outbreak In New Jersey County Affects 15

A measles outbreak in Ocean County, New Jersey has already affected 15 people. People who visited certain public locations at specific times may be at risk of being infected.

Public Health November 25, 2018

8th Child Dies At New Jersey Facility, Alleged 'Filthy Conditions' Blamed For Virus Outbreak

New Jersey authorities announced the eighth death related to an adenovirus outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center. Investigations are ongoing amid the questions and allegations.

Public Health October 28, 2018

6 Children Dead, 12 Other Ill Amid Adenovirus Outbreak At New Jersey Rehabilitation Facility

Of the 18 children affected by an adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey, six have already died. With their immune systems already compromised, they were more susceptible to contracting illnesses.

Public Health October 24, 2018

New Jersey Woman Strangles Rabid Fox That Attacked And Bit Her

In an escape attempt, a New Jersey woman strangled the rabid fox that had already bitten her multiple times. In 2015 alone, there were over 5,500 rabies cases in the United States.

Public Health July 27, 2018

New Jersey Authorities Confirm Travel-Related Measles Cases: What's The Threat?

Measles complications can go from diarrhea to pneumonia and brain swelling. Though children below five years old and adults older than 20 years old are most at risk of such complications, measles can be severe for all ages.

Public Health May 13, 2018

New Exotic Tick Species Is Spreading In The US

On top of the increase in ticks this season, US residents may also have to be wary of a new species. The East Asia native ticks had been found to be spreading across New Jersey, where it was first found.

Public Health May 13, 2018

Up To 4 Places In New Jersey Could

The New Jersey Department of Health confirmed two cases of measles. Residents may have been exposed to measles in four places, including Newark Liberty International Airport.

Public Health May 11, 2018

State Health Officials Issue Measles Exposure Warning For Tri-State Area

If you’re in any of the tri-state cities of New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, beware of a possible measles exposure. European tourists carrying the disease went around town and apparently spread the disease.

Public Health April 23, 2018

Exotic Tick Species Possibly Established In New Jersey

In 2017, a sheep was discovered to be infested with a tick species that hasn't previously been seen in the United States. Recent updates reveal that the ticks survived winter and may already be established in New Jersey.

Public Health April 22, 2018

New Jersey E.Coli Outbreak Possibly Linked To Panera Bread: Report

An E.coli outbreak in four counties of New Jersey has had eight people hospitalized. The state's Department of Health is currently conducting an investigation with help from the CDC and the FDA.

Public Health April 7, 2018

New Jersey Town Fines Drivers To Fight Google Maps And Waze Traffic

A town in New Jersey is fighting back against the influx of drivers due to Google Maps and Waze. Drivers from outside of the town will face a serious fine if they're caught driving in it.

Google December 28, 2017

City Of Newark Sues Opioid Manufacturers For False And Deceptive Advertising

The city of Newark sued pharmaceutical companies for false marketing and advertising. According to the civil lawsuit, the companies committed fraud and created a public nuisance.

Public Health October 7, 2017

Ditch The Crib? Cardboard Boxes Promoted As Key To Safe Baby Sleep

Parents are eyeing simple cardboard boxes for babies and a safe, sound sleep. The idea, inspired by a Finnish program decades ago, is designed to help curb U.S. infant mortalities due to sudden infant death syndrome.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 13, 2017

Dead Humpback Whale Washes Ashore In New Jersey, And Human Interaction Is To Blame

A young humpback whale was spotted dead on the shore in Sea Isle City, New Jersey on Friday, Sept. 16. The necropsy performed on Saturday has revealed human interaction to be the cause of death.

Animals September 19, 2016

Duck-Billed Dinosaur From New Jersey Suffered From Arthritis

For the first time ever, researchers have found evidence of septic arthritis in a dinosaur.

Ancient August 4, 2016

Phytoplankton Bloom Causing New Jersey Waters To Turn Aquamarine

The presence of phytoplankton populations has caused the waters around New Jersey's southern coast to become aquamarine. Experts also noted that the ocean in the area has also become clearer than usual.

Earth/Environment July 14, 2016

New Jersey May Soon Approve Use Of Medical Marijuana For Menstrual Cramps

New Jersey may soon include menstrual cramps in the list of approved illnesses for the use of medical marijuana. The approval could change the state's very limited medical marijuana program that was first introduced in 2012.

Life April 11, 2016

Don't Text And Walk, Or New Jersey May Soon Throw You In Jail

Need to send out a text message while you’re walking? You could be fined for that or even land in jail in New Jersey, where texting while walking may soon become illegal.

Society March 24, 2016

Bear Grabs Boy Scout Leader Into New Jersey Cave, Scout Fights Back With Rock Hammer

Boy Scout leader Christopher Petronino was grabbed and attacked by a black bear in New Jersey. He managed to ward off his attacker by using a rock hammer.

Society December 22, 2015

New Jersey Authorities Extend Black Bear Hunt By Four Days

The bear hunting season in New Jersey has been extended by four more days, according to officials from the state's fish and wildlife division. This is to allow hunters to reach the target harvest rate designated by the Department of Environmental Protection.

Earth/Environment December 14, 2015

This New Jersey Town Gives Free Uber Rides To People Who Had Too Much To Drink

New Jersey’s Evensham Township saw two new pilot programs catering to traffic safety. People who got a bit too tipsy for driving were offered a free Uber or BeMyDD ride home, but the offer is limited to specific places.

Apps/Software October 24, 2015

New Jersey Court Denies Environmental Groups' Intervention In Exxon Pollution Case

Environmental groups were asked to stop from intervening in the New Jersey-Exxon Mobil Pollution case. The court said the groups had no standing in the lawsuit to begin with.

Earth/Environment October 10, 2015

Deer Hit By Arrow In The Face Expected To Survive After Months Of Care

Animal experts from New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection were able to remove an arrow from a wild deer that had been protruding from animal's muzzle since December.

Earth/Environment September 2, 2015

Woman Gives Birth With Help Of Strangers While Stuck In Traffic Along New Jersey Shore Highway

Rose Abbud was supposed to give birth at a hospital but because of traffic, she gave birth at the passenger's seat of their car. People who heard them, including a volunteer EMT who was trained to deliver babies in emergency situations, helped safely deliver the baby.

Society August 24, 2015

Dolphin Stuck In NJ River Dies Despite Rescue Efforts

A dolphin discovered stuck in a New Jersey river on Wednesday has died despite efforts to save it. Experts said the cetacean may have actually gone up the river to die.

Animals August 10, 2015

Dolphin Spotted In New Jersey River Miles From Nearest Ocean

Locals living near the South River in Old Bridge, New Jersey spotted a dolphin stranded in the water on Wednesday. Members of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center tried to lead the animal back to sea, but it only ignored the rescue efforts.

Earth/Environment August 8, 2015

Conservationists Making Headway In Rebuilding Oyster Populations in New Jersey Barnegat Bay

Members of the American Littoral Society, along with several local volunteers, released around 1.5 million oyster seedlings in New Jersey's Barnegat Bay to help improve the population of the shellfish in the area.

Earth/Environment July 30, 2015

Hurricane Sandy Still Affecting Health Of Many NJ Residents

Researchers interviewed New Jersey residents and found that those affected by Hurricane Sandy from three years ago are up to now experiencing mental distress, depression or PTSD. The study was funded by the state health department in its efforts to address better this longstanding aftermath.

Life July 30, 2015

New Jersey Authorities Wary Of 'Highly Invasive' Emerald Ash Borer Beetle

The invasion of the emerald ash borer beetle has caused authorities in New Jersey to become increasingly worried over the state's environmental condition.

Earth/Environment July 9, 2015

Dozens Of Portuguese Man-Of-Wars Wash Up On New Jersey Beaches: Why You Shouldn't Pick Them Up By Hand

Residents of New Jersey report of dozens of Portuguese man-of-war sightings along the coast over the past couple of weeks. Wildlife experts warn against touching or picking up the sea creatures for fear of its painful sting.

Earth/Environment June 30, 2015

New Jersey Anglers Catch Weird Fish With 'Human-Like Teeth'

Ron Rossi’s weekend fishing trip with his family took a turn for the strange when they caught a fish native to the Amazon with teeth like those of a human.

Earth/Environment June 27, 2015

Dead Dolphin Spooks Local Residents In New Jersey: Experts Say Baby Dolphin Bitten By Shark

Residents in New Jersey discovered the carcass of a dead bottlenose dolphin on North Wildwood Beach on Saturday. The creature's spine was severed in half and it had large clean bite marks, which officials believe could have been made by sharks.

Earth/Environment June 19, 2015

For The Love Of Donuts: New Jersey Boardwalk Now A Hangout For Red Foxes

People are lately having close encounters with red foxes in the New Jersey Boardwalk. The animals turn out to love donuts and their new favorite hangout have customers who are willing to give it to them.

Earth/Environment June 17, 2015

Man From New Jersey Diagnosed With Lassa Fever Dies

A man in New Jersey succumbed to Lassa fever after returning from Liberia and being briefly confined to a hospital in the state, confirms the CDC and the state’s department of health.

Life May 27, 2015

Harbor Seal Follows Herring Into New Jersey: Ends Up In Rancocas Creek

Who wouldn’t follow a trail of food? That must’ve been what a harbor seal was thinking when it followed herring upstream, ending up in Rancocas Creek in New Jersey.

Earth/Environment May 19, 2015

Plan To Capture Live Footage Of Hawk Nest Foiled By Red-Shouldered Hawks

The good news is that red-shouldered hawks are back in Allendale to nest. The bad news? They decided on use a different tree, rendering a camera installed on their previous tree useless.

Earth/Environment March 30, 2015

Tesla Gets Green Light To Sell Electric Cars In New Jersey

With the new law signed by New Jersey's Gov. Chris Christie, Tesla can directly sell the Model S electric vehicle to customers in the state.

FUTURE TECH March 19, 2015

Police Dashcam Video Captures Explosion Of Unoccupied House In New Jersey [Video]

A dashboard camera has captured an explosion that completely destroyed an unoccupied home in New Jersey. The natural gas explosion hurt 15 individuals.

Society February 26, 2015

How To Avoid Traffic Tickets? Man From New Jersey Pretends To Be His Blind Twin

A man pretended to be his blind twin brother in an attempt to get out of traffic tickets. It was eventually learned that the brother he claimed to have does not exist.

Society February 16, 2015

Mercedes-Benz USA to Move Headquarters from New Jersey to Georgia. Here's Why

Mercedes Benz USA is moving its headquarters from Montvale, New Jersey to Atlanta, Georgia, joining other big companies that have shut down operations in the state and have moved jobs to other location.

Business January 7, 2015

New Jersey Osprey Population is Growing: Threatened Species Script Amazing Comeback

In 1973, there were only 53 known pairs of Osprey left in New Jersey but the population of the birds have rebounded. This year alone, more than 600 chicks were born.

Animals December 28, 2014

New Jersey Hiker Snaps Photo of Black Bear Before it Attacks, Kills Him

A hiker that was killed by a black bear back in September was able to take pictures of the animal that killed him before it attacked. The incident is the first confirmed case of a bear killing a person in New Jersey.

Society November 27, 2014

Leopard frog call leads to discovery of new species in NYC: Hello, Rana kauffeldi

A researcher from Rutgers University and his team have discovered a new frog species in New York and New Jersey after comparing its mating call and genetics to the other leopard frogs in the region.

Earth/Environment October 31, 2014

Watch: Two black bears take their fight to the streets of Rockaway, New Jersey

It's not every day you see two bears duke it out on the streets of New Jersey, unless you happen to live in Rockaway.

Internet Culture October 30, 2014

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