TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Investigators are blaming Superstorm Sandy for damaging electrical wiring that touched off last week's boardwalk fire in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights — and warning that similar danger could be lurking elsewhere.
Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato says "compromised wiring" could be underneath other boardwalks, businesses or homes exposed to flood waters from the Oct. 29 storm. He's urging property owners to have inspections done.
Federal and county investigators said at a news conference Tuesday that the boardwalk fire began accidentally Thursday in wiring that dates to the 1970s, and was located under a custard stand and a candy shop. The blaze destroyed more than 50 businesses in the two towns.
Gov. Chris Christie's administration is using Sandy-recovery money to pay for debris removal and to rebuild the burned businesses.
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A tractor trailer veered off the road and went through a fence, while crashing into the Forest Hill Cemetery, in Fredonia, Friday morning.
Officials in Wyoming have captured a wanted man and his girlfriend, who were allegedly heading to Buffalo.
After a slow and slippery commute Thursday night, many western New Yorkers are waking up early, hoping they can get to work on time Friday morning.
NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has obtained a court order to prevent a Buffalo woman from ever selling puppies again.
Around 5 p.m. on Thursday near the corner of Model City Road and Rt. 104, police say 84-year-old Jose Martinez was hit by a car driven by 82-year-old Maura Nolan. Both are residents of Lewiston.
Santa Land is returning to Chestnut Ridge Park, on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.