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False Nuclear Emergency Warning Issued in New Jersey

Not something you want to see while trying to watch TV

(Newser) - Residents in two New Jersey counties were watching television Tuesday night only to suddenly be warned of an emergency at the nation's second-largest nuclear generating facility. The warning, sent out via the state's emergency broadcast system, was a false alarm, albeit one that was—in the words of... More »

WWII Vet Receives Love Letter From His Late Wife

'I love you Rolf, as I love the warm sun'

(Newser) - A love letter lost in the walls of a New Jersey home reached a World War II veteran 72 years after it was written, the AP reports. Melissa Fahy and her father found the letter in a gap under the stairs while renovating her Westfield home. The letter, postmarked May... More »

Trump Now Plans Weekends in NJ Instead of Florida

Golf club nicknamed 'Camp David North'

(Newser) - The weather is getting warmer, and President Trump is at a golf club in New Jersey instead of one in Florida. The president arrived at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster for a long weekend Thursday night, and he is expected to visit often over the next few months,... More »

7 Best States for Immigrants

California is the place to be

(Newser) - Making a life in a new country is never easy—but some US states make it easier than others. 24/7 Wall St. rounds up the best states for immigrants based on factors including median household income, poverty rates, unemployment, and the share of non-native residents. The top seven: More »

Cops: Cemetery Flowers Were Stolen by Florist

Camera caught NJ woman in the act

(Newser) - A florist caught on camera stealing flowers from a New Jersey cemetery told police she was just trying to "tidy up." Lynda Wingate, a 59-year-old former police dispatcher, was arrested after police investigating months of reports of flowers being stolen at the First Reformed Church Cemetery in Pompton... More »

NJ Town's Iconic 600-Year-Old Tree Will Fall

Tree George Washington reportedly picnicked under has died, will be taken down

(Newser) - For hundreds of years, an imposing white oak tree has watched over a New Jersey community and church, providing protection from the summer sun, serving as a scenic backdrop for thousands of photos and—according to legend—as a picnic site for George Washington. But the tree—believed to be... More »

Mom-to-Be Dies When Abdominal Pain Turns Out to Be Cancer

$80K raised for Danielle Janofsky's newborn son and family

(Newser) - Abdominal pain is no strange consequence of pregnancy, so when Danielle Janofsky entered a hospital complaining of stomach pain while six months pregnant with her second child, she expected she would soon return home soon. She never returned at all. Doctors discovered that melanoma she had been diagnosed with in... More »

Stanford Accepts Teen With Unusual Application Answer

Ziad Ahmed simply wrote '#BlackLivesMatter' 100 times in answer to one question

(Newser) - Repeating the same phrase 100 times on your college application wouldn't seem, at first glance, to be a winning strategy for gaining acceptance to a highly competitive school. But for Ziad Ahmed, it was part of what got him into Stanford, CBS News reports, with the university calling the... More »

NJ Couple Receives 'Sinister' New Letter

'The Watcher' is apparently still watching

(Newser) - A New Jersey couple who claim they were scared away from their home by creepy letters they received from a stalker known as "The Watcher" say another letter was delivered. An attorney for Derek and Maria Broaddus wrote in a legal brief that the letter arrived in late February,... More »

Teens' Street Fight Ends in ... a Viral Handshake

Ibn Ali Miller is sad more people don't step in like he did in scuffle between boys

(Newser) - Ibn Ali Miller is distressed. Not because he was able to talk down two teens who were involved in an Atlantic City street fight, nor because the Facebook video of him doing so has now gone viral—and definitely not because LeBron James acknowledged him on Twitter for what people... More »

Judge Denies Fart Lawsuit Supplied by Pork Roll Employee

Lawsuit claimed employee was fired for farting too much

(Newser) - A lawsuit filed by a woman in defense of her farting husband was full of beans, according to a judge, who tossed the suit earlier this year. Louann Clem filed the lawsuit after her husband was fired from the Case Pork Roll Co. in New Jersey, allegedly for farting too... More »

Cops: Man With Sweet Tooth Robs Store 3 Times in 4 Days

In one case, Idris Allen returned the same day he'd robbed it, say police

(Newser) - Perhaps no one ever told him it was unwise to return to the scene of the crime. Again and again. Prosecutors say 38-year-old Idris Allen has admitted to robbing the same 7-Eleven store in Newark, NJ, on three occasions over four days in December. Each time, Allen grabbed candy, brandished... More »

Woman Who Refused to Be Force-Fed Dies at 30

Anorexic, bulimic woman won the right to her refusal three months prior

(Newser) - An anorexic and bulimic New Jersey woman who petitioned a court to refuse force-feeding has died three months after a judge granted her request, the AP reports. Her court-appointed lawyer, Edward D'Alessandro Jr., told the Daily Record the 30-year-old identified as Ashley G. died Monday at Morristown Medical Center'... More »

Lt. Gov Gets Resignation Letter Inviting Her to Dinner

It's from her husband, who's retiring, thinks she should consider 'more lucrative position'

(Newser) - New Jersey's lieutenant governor has received a letter of resignation—from her own husband. Kim Guadagno's husband, Michael, is an appeals court judge, reports the AP , and in order to collect his pension, he is required by law to notify Kim Guadagno in her dual role as secretary... More »

Teen Who Allegedly Killed Childhood Friend Describes Her Final Minutes

Police say Liam McAtasney admitted to strangling Sarah Stern

(Newser) - The New Jersey 19-year-old accused of murdering a childhood friend confessed to planning the robbery that led to Sarah Stern's murder for weeks, police say. Police say Liam McAtasney also admitted, while talking with a friend who secretly recorded the conversation, that he strangled 19-year-old Sarah Stern during the... More »

Oldest Person in US Dies After 114 Years in New Jersey

She never jogged and ate what she liked, son says

(Newser) - A New Jersey woman born the same year as Charles Lindbergh has died after almost seven months as the oldest person in America . Adele Dunlap, who celebrated her 114th birthday in December, died on Sunday, making 113-year-old Delphine Gibson the oldest person in the US, NJ.com reports. According to... More »

NJ Teen Killed by Her Childhood Friends: Cops

Sarah Stern, 19, was strangled, her body dumped in the Shark River, police say

(Newser) - The day after 19-year-old Sarah Stern went missing in December, hundreds of volunteers fanned out across the New Jersey shore searching for her. Among them were two childhood friends now charged in her murder, Liam McAtasney and Preston Taylor, both 19. McAtasney was charged with first-degree murder and is accused... More »

Transgender Man Sues Hospital for Refusing Surgery

Jionni Conforti says the Catholic hospital cited religion as a reason

(Newser) - A transgender man in New Jersey sued a Roman Catholic hospital Thursday, saying it cited religion in refusing to allow his surgeon to perform a hysterectomy as part of his sex transition, the AP reports. Jionni Conforti, 33, had scheduled the surgery at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in... More »

Ship From 'Perfect Storm' Remains Unsinkable

At least until the EPA gives its approval

(Newser) - A quarter of a century later and the ship from the "Perfect Storm" remains unsinkable. The Record reports Delaware officials had planned to sink the 73-year-old Coast Guard cutter Tamaroa last year, adding it to the artificial reef off the coast of Delaware and New Jersey. But the EPA... More »

Missing Woman, Great-Granddaughter Found in Woods

They vanished during Christmas Eve road trip

(Newser) - After days of frantic searching, 71-year-old Barbara Briley and 5-year-old great-granddaughter La'Myra Briley have been found alive. The pair vanished Christmas Eve while on a road trip from New Jersey to North Carolina. A spokesman for the Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office in Virginia says a property owner found... More »

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