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Developing – House Fire Blazes in Toms River [Video]

UPDATE - Toms River Police have confirmed a house fire on Gold Street. Several sources confirm that it's the home of former Toms River Mayor Roden Lightbody and his wife Novella "Pugs" Lightbody. They were not injured in the fire but a relative said they lost one of their two dogs. Local nonprofit Hometown Heroes is reaching out the assist the couple.

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Ocean County Judge Suspended

Ocean County Superior Court Judge Melanie Donohue Appleby is handed a month's suspension without pay by the New Jersey Supreme Court in a resolution of ethics violations.

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Sierra Club Appeals Bypass Road Through Lacey Rail Trail

The New Jersey Sierra Club is seeking an injunction to stop work on a bypass road through the Lacey Rail Trail to alleviate traffic on Route 9 while it appeals the state Department of Environmental Protection's approval of the project, according to the group's Director Jeff Tittel. 

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Jackson Taxpayers to Foot Appeal over Orthodox School

Jackson Zoning Board Attorney Sean Gertner said an appeal filed in state Superior Court in Toms River seeking to overturn a decision in June to deny the building of an all-girls Orthodox Jewish High School on a 7.5 acre tract on Cross Street is "disappointing."

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Election 2014: Hoping for Roses from the Mud

What follows here is not a news story. It is a summary of observations in the course of an election season marked by character attacks in local, county and federal races.

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Discovery of Tainted Halloween Candy Prompts Warning

Parents make sure you check your kids Trick-or-Treat candy after reports are beginning to surface about some tainted treats.

One report out of Manchester involved Tootsie Rolls found with a toothpick shard and puncture marks

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Brick Township Pair Charged in Adult Bookstore Holdup Probe

Two Brick Township residents face a battery of charges connected to the October 19th armed robbery of the Pleasure Zone adult book store.

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Photo courtesy of Toms River Police
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UPDATE: Authorities Arrest Lakehurst Man Wanted for Attempted Murder in Hit-and-Run

A Lakehurst driver wanted in connection with a hit-and-and run and the attempted murder of a Seaside Heights Police Officer who witnessed the crash has been arrested at his home without incident, according News 12 New Jersey. 

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‘Stop Sexting’ Warn Brick Township School Officials

Brick Township students have until 7 a.m. Tuesday to remove any sexual images or videos from their phones and electronic devices, warned District officials in a letter to parents Friday following concerns high school students are sexting, according to Patch.com.

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Aimee Belgard (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media)
Aimee Belgard (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media)
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Clock Ticking to Sway Independents

With polls showing Republican candidate Tom MacArthur leading Democrat Aimee Belgard in race to replace GOP Congressman Jon Runyan, the clock is ticking for Democrats to sway Independent voters. 

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