Black bear reportedly seen in northern New Castle County
Rutgers-Camden falls in NJAC home opener

DEADLY FUNGUS SPREADS, 100+ CONFIRMED CASES IN NJ

 

 

Candida auris is deadly: on average, it kills over one in three patients who develop a major infection. It's also drug-resistant: it's hard to treat once you catch it, especially if you have a compromised immune system. And you can be a carrier without showing symptoms or developing an infection. The fungus has been traced to long-term care facilities. It appears to be spreading. (NJ.com)

STATE DEP SIGNS OFF ON NEW STORMWATER RUNOFF RULE

A year ago, the Department of Environmental Protection proposed a rule to manage stormwater runoff. It's actually a major health and safety issue, since about 95% of our waterways fail to meet the federal water standards that allow for public swimming and fishing. But environmentalists have been criticizing this statewide rule for not going far enough to protect our water — and the DEP approved it with few details, just a one-paragraph statement. (NJ Spotlight)

AIRBNB FIGHT — RECORD-BREAKING ELECTION SPENDING

Candidates in this year's elections spent very little compared to previous years: $25 million. It was the lowest price tag in about a decade for every single race except one: Jersey City. That contest was flush with funding for the short-term rentals and the school board races. (NorthJersey.com / NJ Spotlight)

FORMER HEAD OF ALL-STAR LITTLE LEAGUE ADMITS THEFT

The former president and former treasurer of the Holbrook Little League in Jackson each admitted to stealing funds from the all-star league's coffers. Under an agreement with Ocean County prosecutors, they must each pay over $63,000 in restitution or face prison time. (WHYY / Asbury Park Press)

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