STATE – A store in Pico Rivera, California sold the jackpot-winning ticket in Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing, worth an estimated $266 million.
UTICA, N.Y. — The British Petroleum (BP) oil spill off the Atlantic Coast has not dissuaded a majority of likely voters from supporting the Obama Administration’s plans to allow for expansion of off-shore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, according to a recent Zogby Interactive poll.
TRENTON – With black bears now entering their most active period of the year as they search for food and mates, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin urged residents to follow some simple precautions to reduce the risk of bad encounters with bruins.
PLAINFIELD –The Plainfield schools superintendent and two assistants were charged today with stealing more than $10,000 worth of educational services by providing false documents to send two Perth Amboy children to school in South Plainfield, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Jersey Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced.
ELIZABETH — Alejandro Cleves who served as the kingpin of a notorious drug ring that was responsible for bringing upwards of 250 kilos heroin into the United States annually, pled guilty in court yesterday to a charge of 1st degree leader of a narcotics trafficking network.
STATE—New Jersey’s mortality rate following cardiac surgery remains at its lowest level since the state began collecting data, according to the report Cardiac Surgery in New Jersey 2007 released today by the Department of Health and Senior Services.
LINDEN – After a recent string of cat burglaries, Linden police are reminding residents to keep their doors and windows locked. Authorities are also recommending the use of some type of outdoor lighting during nighttime hours, preferably motion-activated security lights.
NEW BRUNSWICK – New Jersey chalked up one of the top 10 spots for state preschool education according to the annual survey of state-funded preschool programs released today.
STATE — Everything is getting bigger in Mega Millions: the jackpot, the number of winners, and above all, the excitement. Since no ticket matched all six numbers in Friday’s drawing, the jackpot for tonight grows to an estimated $266 million.
Dear EarthTalk: Given the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last month, isn’t it high time the government put a stop to offshore oil drilling once and for all?