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Route 539 from Little Egg Harbor to Plumsted to undergo Major Safety Improvements

A deadly 25 mile stretch of Route 539 that serves as a direct corridor to Trenton through seven Ocean County municipalities will undergo major safety improvements next spring, according to Ocean County officials.

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Lakewood suspect held in Brick pool pump thefts

Stolen pool pumps and related gear from four Brick Township homes leads police to a suspect in Lakewood - who worked for the company that serviced them.

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Four charged in predawn robbery in Barnegat

A gunpoint holdup in the middle of a quiet night in Barnegat lands four suspects behind bars.

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iStock/Townsquare Digital
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Manahawkin businessman arrested in gun-fencing probe

A Manahawkin pawnbroker is under arrest in a lengthy probe of fenced stolen items and illegal gun transactions in southern Ocean County.

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Megan’s Law registrant accused of moving without notice

A Megan's Law registrant who moved his place of residence from Seaside Heights to Jackson is under arrest, charged with failing to notify police in either community.

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NJ Beach Town Devastated By Hurricane Sandy Tears Down Storm-Damaged Homes
Beach front home damaged by Superstorm Sandy in Manotoloking in 2012. (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Many NJ residents still traumatized by Superstorm Sandy

A new study finds almost three years after Superstorm Sandy slammed New Jersey, 27 percent of Garden State residents whose homes were damaged are still facing moderate to severe mental health issues as a result of the disaster.

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Garage destroyed by fire, 7-29-15 (Toms River PD)
Garage destroyed by fire, 7-29-15 (Toms River PD)
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Fire destroys garage, cars in Toms River

A raging overnight fire that incinerated a two-car garage in Toms River garage - and two cars alongside it - is under investigation this morning.

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LBI Homeowners Win Legal Battle in Dune Replenishment Project

Ocean County Superior Court Assignment Judge Marlene Lynch Ford has ruled the state and Long Beach Township must pay seven oceanfront homeowners for illegally taking their properties for six months for a dune replenishment project, according to NJ.com.

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Seaside Park Lifeguards Hailed Heroes for Saving a Heart Attack Victim

It was exactly one week ago today, July 22, when Seaside Park Beach Patrol Captain Mike Veracierta recalled commenting with his lifeguards about how calm and beautiful the conditions were and joking that it was going to be an "AED day." Later that afternoon, his prediction came true and Veracierta ended up using an Automated External Defribillator for the first time in his 30 years as a lifeguard. 

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Air Pump Theft Suspect 7-11-15 (Toms River PD)
Air Pump Theft Suspect 7-11-15 (Toms River PD)
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Gas station air pump thief sought in Toms River

Who would go to the trouble to steal air pumps from service stations? Several gas retailers in Toms River have reported them gone from their berths, and township police believe they have a bead on the culprit.

 

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