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Tips to Keep Families and Pets Safe this Holiday Season

Holiday decorations are tempting to pets, but taking some simple precautions can keep everyone safe. 

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Gas Prices, Photo Credit to Listener Robyn Key
Gas Prices, Photo Credit to Listener Robyn Key
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Gas Tax Hike Proposal is Not Popular with Shore Lawmakers

State lawmakers consider increasing the gas tax to help replenish the anemic Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) but officials from the Jersey shore are not on board.

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Lakewood High Wins Health Award and Visit from Jets Kicker

New York Jets Kicker Nick Folk will visit Lakewood High School on December 16 to honor the school as the 2014 winner of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture's Jets PLAY 60 "Eat Right, Move More" program. State Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher will also appear at 12:30 that day.

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The Toms River District Will Explore Later Start for Schools

Starting the day a half-hour later is something the Toms River District will consider for the 2016-2017 school year.  

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(L-R) South Toms River Administrator Joseph Kostecki, Councilman-Elect Sandy Ross, Councilman Greg Handshy, Mayor-Elect Oscar Cradle, Councilman Bill Gleason (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media
(L-R) South Toms River Administrator Joseph Kostecki, Councilman-Elect Sandy Ross, Councilman Greg Handshy, Mayor-Elect Oscar Cradle, Councilman Bill Gleason (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media
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South Toms River Sharpens Priorities for 2015

Modest in size - a little over a square mile, population less than 4,000 - and relatively young age - on the maps since 1927 -  South Toms River has evolved into a center for marine commerce and light industry while keeping its small-town closeness intact. The borough's leaders are now engineering the most ambitious transformation in its brief but active history.

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(Robert Giroux, Getty Images News)
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Extra Flu Vaccination Clinics Scheduled in Ocean County

Weeks and weeks of flu vaccination clinics have all been prep, say Ocean County health officials. Prime time starts now, as temperatures drop, indoor activity increases, and with it the risk of exposure to viruses.

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Free Legal Help in Ocean County on FEMA Recoupment Notices

Sandy victims in Ocean County have an opportunity to get free help on how to respond to FEMA Recoupment notices at a clinic Saturday in Berkeley Township, 10 a.m. to Noon.

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People protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown case march through the streets in New York City.
People protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown case march through the streets in New York City.(Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Lakewood Hosts Unity Rally

From Ferguson to Staten Island and all across the country, communities are coming together to share their concerns over race relations, especially when it comes to interactions between minorities and members of law enforcement

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Free Clinic in Berkeley Township to Offer Legal Advice for Sandy Victims

Sandy victims and recipients of FEMA recoupment letters are invited to receive free legal advise in Berkeley Township this Saturday.

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Santander Bank Robbery Suspect 11-22-14 (Manchester PD)
Santander Bank Robbery Suspect 11-22-14 (Manchester PD)
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Search for Manchester Bank Thief Heats Up

The probe of a November 22 bank robbery in Manchester accelerates with the release of surveillance stills captured during the holdup.

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