Dear EarthTalk: I understand that, among mining’s other problems, like providing climate-warming coal and endangering miners’ lives, it is also a serious water polluter. Can you enlighten? — Richard Moeller, Salt Lake City, UT
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The leader of the nation’s third-largest political party criticized President Barack Obama’s decision to attack Libya on Sunday, saying that U.S. foreign policy is fueling resentment for America in the Arab world.
CARTERET – Last night, police arrested a borough man accused of strangling his live-in companion to death, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Carteret Police Chief John Pieczyski announced.
ELIZABETH – New Jersey’s attorney general joined with representatives from the State Division of Consumer Affairs and the Consumer Federation of America to warn elderly residents about a scam that preys on their desire to help their family members.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie’s school funding cuts violate the state’s constitutional mandate to provide a “thorough and efficient” public education, a court-appointed Special Master ruled on Tuesday.
NEWARK – Jeffrey Atkins, the rapper popularly known as “Ja Rule,” admitted Tuesday that he did not pay federal taxes for five years, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
STATE – Nobody won the jackpot in last night’s Mega Millions drawing, so the prize will rise to $304 million for Friday’s drawing.
CLARK – Girls from Brownie Troop 249 from F.K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark were busy this past month selling boxes and boxes of Girl Scout Cookies.
CARTERET — Police are actively investigating the death of a 32-year-old Carteret woman who apparently was killed in her home on Monday, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Carteret Police Chief John Pieczyski announced.
ELIZABETH — The ringleader of a group of thieves who broke into the home of and terrorized an elderly Plainfield resident pleaded guilty in court Tuesday, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.