Offbeat News

Space Rocks Near Earth

On Aug. 17 an asteroid estimated to be 17 to 39 meters in diameter will pass through space intersecting the Earth’s orbit, missing a collision by only about one million miles. The object will be moving at about 13,533 miles per hour, or 3.76 miles per second.

Stampede at Watchung

MOUNTAINSIDE — Route 22 was closed for half-an-hour Sunday morning while horses were rounded up after they escaped from the Watchung Stables at about 8:15 a.m., county police said. “The horses — all county owned — are in good condition…