Dear EarthTalk: Can earthquake energy be harnessed for power, particularly in places like Japan? Also, how can Japan, so vulnerable to earthquakes, even have nuclear power? — Sasha M., Australia
SOUTH BRUNSWICK – State police are seeking witnesses to a hit and run crash on the New Jersey Turnpike this morning that injured a Philadelphia man.
FREEHOLD – On Friday, a 35-year-old Edison man admitted that he tried to kill his estranged wife and led police on a high-speed chase on New Year’s Day 2009.
NEWARK – The leader of the G-Shine Bloods criminal street gang operating in Plainfield admitted today to his involvement with crack cocaine distribution in the area, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
SOUTH AMBOY — Police have identified an 18-year-old Perth Amboy man who apparently was struck and killed as he walked along the shoulder of Route 35 north in South Amboy, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and South Amboy Police Chief Darren LaVigne announced today.
ELIZBETH — State Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak has asked the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission to investigate allegations that his political opponents solicited campaign contributions from Elizabeth Board of Education employees on school property.
WHITEHOUSE STATION – Merck & Co., the nation’s second largest drugmaker, plans to cut another 12,000 to 13,000 jobs by the end of 2015.
NEWARK — On Tuesday, Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Port of New York/Newark found an invasive insect in a shipment of rice coming from Pakistan. The U.S. Department of Agriculture identified the pest as a Khapra beetle, considered one of the 100 worst invasive species worldwide.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Congress continues to struggle to find common ground in addressing the nation’s debt ceiling crisis, many Americans are left to wonder if they will receive their August Social Security payments.
NEWARK – A former Continental Airlines aircraft mechanic pleaded guilty in connection with a conspiracy to distribute heroin using inbound international flights to Newark Liberty International Airport, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.