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Brick Township Night Out cancelled, Police Camp graduation stays

The threat of thunderstorms prompts Brick Township police to cancel National Night Out events scheduled for this evening at Windward Beach.

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photo courtesy of The Lakewood Scoop
photo courtesy of The Lakewood Scoop
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Tentative Courtesy Busing Deal in Lakewood

Less than two weeks after Lakewood parents were told free busing was ending for 11,000 private and public school children, the district and state reached a tentative deal Monday night to restore the program, according to The Lakewood Scoop.

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Photo by Matt Manley
Photo by Matt Manley
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Baseball – Jackson Wins Little League State Title on Walk-Off Home Run by Tommy Cartnick

HAMMONTON - Considering his torrid stretch of home-run hitting during the Joe Graziano Little League State Championships, Jackson's Tommy Cartnick was not sure he would get a pitch to hit with a 3-0 count and the winner-take-all state championship game against Somerset Hills tied in the bottom of the sixth inning.

If he did, t

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Townsquare Digital
Townsquare Digital
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Jersey City man charged with sexual assault of minor in Point Pleasant

A visitor to Point Pleasant from Jersey City is accused of sexually assaulting a four-year-old boy in the borough.

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Jackson Little League Team/Jackson Little League
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Jackson Little League Team Hoping to Make History Tonight

A win tonight against Somerset Hills will give the Jackson Little League Team their first New Jersey State Championship title and a trip to the Eastern Regional Tournament in Bristol, Connecticut later this week.

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Lakewood Crash Scene, August 2, 2015
Lakewood Crash Scene, August 2, 2015 (Courtesy: The Lakewood Scoop)
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Seven Hurt in Lakewood Crash

A two-car crash in Lakewood sent seven people to the hospital early Sunday morning.

The Lakewood Scoop reports it happened around 2:00am at the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and Pine Street.  At least one

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Credit: iStock
Credit: iStock
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What Do You Want from Route 9?

The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority will hold public meetings in Toms River and Lakewood in August to discuss the ongoing study into ways to improve Route 9 and reduce traffic congestion through the two towns.

Ocean County Engineer Frank Scarantino says the meetings are a preliminary part of the process designed to get input from the public.  He says every town's needs are dif

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Lakewood Crash Scene, July 19, 2015
Lakewood Crash Scene, July 19, 2015 (Courtesy, The Lakewood Scoop)
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Car Crash Helps Crack Case in Lakewood Robberies

Three men are facing charges in connection to several robberies in Lakewood over the past few months.

The Lakewood Scoop reports Jasheir Powell, 19, Quadirah Booker, 22, and Toraya Evans, 20, all of Lakewood, were arrested yesterday following an investigation that began on July 19, 2015.

That's when a

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Detective Loading Pills for Transportation to Burn Site
Detective Loading Pills for Transportation to Burn Site (Courtesy: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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Thousands of Pounds of Prescription Pills Destroyed

Ocean County's prescription drug drop-off program has taken thousands of pounds of pills out of circulation so far this year.

The Prosecutor's Office says Project Medicine Drop has collected and destroyed 5,400 lbs

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Narcan Kit
Narcan Kit (Megan Madison, Townsquare Media)
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Free Narcan Training for Families in Ocean & Monmouth Counties

JSAS Healthcare is continuing its Opioid Overdose Prevention Project with free Narcan (naloxone) kits and training for families in Ocean and Monmouth Counties.

The training is open to anyone who is at risk of an opioid overdose themselves or to people whose family membe

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