STATE – A Powerball lottery ticket matching all five numbers and the red Powerball for the June 1 drawing was sold in New York. Before taxes, it is worth up to $200 million.
WARREN – Rep. Barney Frank is coming to New Jersey to help Ed Potosnak raise funds for his 2012 Congressional campaign.
HIGHLAND PARK – Over 100 seniors and health care advocates packed the Highland Park Senior Center for a rally in support of Medicare and against Republican efforts to privatize it on Wednesday
Dear EarthTalk: How are wild dolphins faring on the high seas? Recent reports of dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico may well be due to last year’s BP oil spill, but I imagine there are many threats to dolphins from pollution, human overfishing and other causes.
WEST TRENTON – A Tornado Watch is in effect for all but extreme southern New Jersey from now until 8 p.m. tonight. The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the potential for severe weather conditions statewide, along with the National Weather Service.
TRENTON – Democrats are criticizing Gov. Chris Christie for using a State Police helicopter to travel to his son’s baseball game and to return to meet with political donors.
WEST TRENTON — The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the National Weather Service, is monitoring an excessive heat warning today. Temperatures and heat indexes are expected to reach the low to mid-90s in parts of central and southern New Jersey.
STATE–Hurricane season officially begins on today, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an above-average year with a potential 12 to 18 named storms and three to six major hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY— Residents will soon have another reason to help police catch criminals – the prospect of monetary rewards.
STATE – Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is worth $200 million, or $105.2 million if the winner opts for a lump sum cash payout.