Two bodies found in the Passaic River this week have been identified as two friends who went missing amid torrential flooding caused by Hurricane Ida, moving the storm's death toll in the Garden State to 29.
As residents and businesses across New Jersey spent the holiday weekend trying to clean up damage from last week's storm, rescue workers resumed the search for two friends whose car was caught up in the floodwaters.
Police in New Jersey continue to enforce Gov. Murphy's stay-at-home orders and price-gouging laws. Violations this week ranged from kicking a soccer ball on a field to attempted rape of an 11-year-old girl.