A New Jersey first-aider helps save two Texas flood victims without leaving the Garden State.

NJ Advance Media reports that the Kingwood rescue squadder got an e-mail Tuesday from Kingwood, Texas, with a name, address, cell number and a plea for help.

Hunterdon Vounty officials reached the Harris County Sheriff to coordinate the rescue.

With his time running out as governor, Chris Christie is scaling back his agenda and re-adjusting his focus.

After spending two-decades in the sales industry a New Jersey entrepreneur closes the door on that career to open up Ocean County’s first rum distillery this month.

38-year old Peter Martorelli, owner of the newly opened Island Beach Distillery on Old Shore Road in Forked River says the first tour was a complete success.

“We sold out of Rum about a half-hour before we closed,” said Martorelli.

As a result the remainder of the weekend tours on Saturday and Sunday were cancelled because there was no more rum to sell, but Martorelli has been working tirelessly since to put together a new batch for this weekend following last weekends success.

“The turnout that we got was very unexpected,” said Martorell. “It was much larger than we thought, we had people coming back for a second time and they brought more of their friends, which is great.”

The name of the distillery was named in tribute one of his favorite landmarks at the Jersey Shore…Island Beach State Park.

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