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Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant (Exelon)
Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant (Exelon)
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Temporary Shutdown at Oyster Creek

Officials at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant in Lacey Township say an electrical issue was to blame for a temporary shutdown Sunday afternoon.

A spokeswoman says the problem was in the system that controls steam pressure at the facility

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Evacuation at Crystal Lake Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Evacuation at Crystal Lake Healthcare and Rehabilitation, March 19,2015 (Photo Courtesy: The Lakewood Scoop)
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Berkeley Nursing Home Evacuated

Emergency crews from across our area spent the night in Berkeley Township after an apparent fuel spill at a nursing home facility.

About 250 residents had to be evacuated from Crystal Lake Healthcare and Rehabilitation in the Bayville area just before 10:00pm Thursday

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Controlled Burns Extended Due to Weather

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service is extending its controlled burning season due to this winter's severe weather.

Controlled or "prescribed" burns generally take place between the end of November and the middle of March, but the extremely cold and wet conditions have prompted officials to extend this year's time frame until April 1

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Toms River Special Operations Team responded to Seaside Heights to shore up a damaged structure
Toms River Special Operations Team responded to Seaside Heights to shore up a damaged structure. (Toms River Special Operations Team)
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Third Natural Gas Explosion in Ocean County

A Seaside Heights woman is lucky to be alive after Ocean County's third natural gas explosion in just three weeks.

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Assemblyman Gregory P. McGuckin (R)
Assemblyman Gregory P. McGuckin (R) (NJ's 10th Legislative District website)
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From Toms River to Trenton: Assemblyman Greg McGuckin

Like all of his colleagues, Shore Assemblyman Greg McGuckin (R-10) will be up for re-election in November.

Assemblyman McGuckin appeared on the March 11 edition of "Townsquare Tonight" on WOBM-AM 1160/1310

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Monmouth County SPCA Chief Victor "Buddy" Amato
Monmouth County SPCA Chief Victor "Buddy" Amato (HumaneSociety.org)
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Monmouth SPCA Chief Resigns Amid Controversy

The head of the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MCSPCA) has resigned amid allegations he sent racist and homophobic text messages to members of his staff.

Victor "Buddy" Amato says he had been planning to retire later this year anyway

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Toms River Considers Anti-Tethering Ordinance

Animal rights activists have asked the Toms River Council to consider adopting an ordinance that would set out clear rules for how dogs can be restrained outside.

Louise O'Brien says the current laws on the books in most New Jersey towns just don't get the job done

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Credit: iStock
Credit: iStock
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Offshore Drilling Hearing Set

Shore lawmakers and environmental activists are getting their wish when it comes to the controversial plan to allow offshore oil drilling off the Atlantic coast.

Well, part of it, anyway.

Federal officials have announced a public hearing on the plan to be held i

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Route 530, Berkeley Township, March 5, 2015 (Dianne DeOliveira, Townsquare Media)
Route 530, Berkeley Township, March 5, 2015 (Dianne DeOliveira, Townsquare Media)
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There’s “Snow” More Money

If winter weather takes another swipe at Berkeley Township in 2015, there's "snow" more money to clean it up.

Mayor Carmen Amato, Jr., says the township is already over its snow removal budget by $7,000 for the year

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Domestic Violence: Committing to Caring

As we told you on Monday, domestic violence experts say anyone can help a victim, often with a simple phone call to your local police.  But some people go the extra mile, and make a bigger commitment.

Susan Levine is a Victim Support Program Coordinator with the 180 Turning L

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