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Beaches Without Lifeguards?

The ocean is as beautiful as it is unpredictable. That's why shore area lifeguards are urging swimmers not to venture out in unguarded waters. Berkeley Township's Midway Beach Senior Lifeguard Rob Pearson says it only takes a few seconds for someone to get pulled out by a rip current

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Old Freehold Road Collision in Toms River 7/29/14, (Toms River Police Department)
Old Freehold Road Collision in Toms River 7/29/14, (Toms River Police Department)
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Toms River Man Dies in Head On Crash on Old Freehold Road

60-year-old James Hoffman of Toms River is identified as the driver who drifted over the yellow lines on Old Freehold Road and into a flatbed truck Tuesday afternoon.  Township Police say Hoffman was traveling south on Old Freehold Road in his Toyota Camry at around 2:11 p

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Mary Leonardi (front, center) with (L-R) daughter Rosemary Hirsekorn, Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove, Freeholder Joe Vicari (Ocean County Information)
Mary Leonardi (front, center) with (L-R) daughter Rosemary Hirsekorn, Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove, Freeholder Joe Vicari (Ocean County Information)
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Fit, Trim & Spry – Mary Leonardi Turns 103 In High Style

What's the key to longevity? For Mary Leonardi, who just turned 103 years young, it's simply "staying out of trouble," she wryly confided. But a healthy lifestyle is certainly helping.

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Emilia Garces and George Parker
Emilia Garces and George Parker (Toms River Police)
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Toms River Pair Charged with Heroin Possession, Child Endangerment

A probe of suspected heroin activity in Toms River leads to possession and child-endangerment counts for a township man and woman.

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Affordable Housing Discussion

Toms River already is affordable, according to Township officials opposed to the State's third round of affordable housing mandates.

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Hooper Avenue Crash
Courtesy: Toms River Police Dept.
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Crash Closes Hooper Avenue

Hooper Avenue Northbound in Toms River is closed as of 9:30am Sunday after a crash police say was caused by an allegedly drunk driver.

Investigators say 24-year-old Isiah Blackshear of South Toms River crashed into a utility pole at 4:19am, causing the pole to fall and sending live wires into the roadway

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Public Opinion Sought

How well do Barnegat Police do their jobs? Tell them yourself. It will help determine their national standing in law enforcement.

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Sandy Outreach to Help Mold Victims this Weekend

Ocean County was hit hard when Superstorm Sandy left her mark by flooding thousands of homes. Now, two years after the storm, many are faced with an inevitable mold complication that can be potentially threatening to one's health.

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An accident in Lakewood at River Avenue and Spruce Street
An accident in Lakewood at River Avenue and Spruce Street (Lakewood Scoop)
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Head-on Collision in Lakewood Injures Five, including Two Children

Two children are among five people who were injured in a head-on collision in Lakewood Thursday night at the intersection of River Avenue and Spruce Street, shortly before 9 p.m, according to The Lakewood Scoop.

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‘Donovan Catholic, Favorable Response

The decision by Ocean County's only Catholic High School to change its name is getting a favorable reaction from a number of alumni.

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