Environmental Reporter, Asbury Park Press
app.com — TRENTON - On the hunt for cheap booze - or worse - investigators fanned out around the state ordering drinks at restaurants and bars. And they found they didn't always get what they asked for - and in one place, they got water and rubbing alcohol masquerading as scotch.
app.com — One-third of the victims who died because of Hurricane Sandy drowned, according to a U.S. report that emphasizes the need for plans that ensure residents are moved to safety. Of 117 deaths caused by the October storm, 40 were from drowning, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today in a report.
app.com — COLLEGE PARK, MD. - Federal forecasters are predicting yet another busy hurricane season. Thursday's outlook calls for 13 to 20 named storms, 7 to 11 that strengthen into hurricanes and 3 to 6 that become major hurricanes. The prediction by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is more than what's considered an average Atlantic season.
app.com — TRENTON - New Jersey's invasion of cicadas has started in the wake of two days of warm weather. The insects have started to emerge from the soil in droves for the first time in 17 years and that could make for a noisy and buggy Memorial Day holiday weekend cookout.
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