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A Middletown man is accused of raping an Oklahoma girl, who police say he first met online through a video game more than two years ago and then brought her to live with him in New Jersey.

Almost one year ago, during a special hearing, state lawmakers were told the Pinelands faced a catastrophic wildfire threat, because the forest had not been properly managed. Forestry expert Bob Williams says state forest fire officials are doing everything they can with the resources they have.

New Jersey American Water is replacing about 11,500 feet of aging water main in Howell this winter.

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