STATE – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 3 to 14 years old, according to 2006 figures from the National Center for Health Statistics. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 8,959 lives have been saved from 1975 to 2008 by the proper use of child safety seats.
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard conflicting reports regarding how long it really takes for a plastic grocery bag to decompose. Can you set the record straight? — Martha Blount, San Diego, CA
EDISON–WWE Champion and Hall of Fame legend, Tony “Mr. USA” Atlas, will headline a full card of bouts at the upcoming Fall Family Spectacular in Edison on Sept. 25.
Back when Marilyn Randall was a kid, she didn’t have to send a friend request in order to become someone’s friend.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A 41-year-old New Brunswick man was found guilty today of strangling and bludgeoning his wife in their apartment, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Five juveniles who were arrested and charged following the death of Dr. Divyendu Sinha of Old Bridge will be tried in Superior Court as adults, authorities announced today.
NORTH BERGEN – Standing at the construction site where ground was broken last year to begin the ARC Tunnel project, U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg and Robert Menendez and other New Jersey Democrats today urged Gov. Chris Christie to get the project back on track.
TRENTON – Nobody matched all five numbers plus the Red Power Ball in Wednesday’s drawing, so Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is worth $112 million.
NEWARK—With swine flu and seasonal flu on the rise last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that everyone ages 6 months of age and older get vaccinated early this year.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced today that the new Route 27 bridge in Metuchen will be re-opened to traffic this afternoon or evening, nine months ahead of the original schedule.