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3rd Congressional District Republican candidate Tom MacArthur
3rd Congressional District Republican candidate Tom MacArthur (R) (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Congressman-Elect Tom MacArthur Named to HASC

It wasn't easy but Congressman-Elect Tom Macarthur secured one of six open seats on the powerful House Armed Services Committee (HASC) for the incoming 114th Congress.

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water street crash 1, photo credit Toms River Police Department
water street crash 1, photo credit Toms River Police Department
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An Intoxicated Driver Causes a Power Outage in T.R.

Toms River Police said 57-year-old Victoria Ventura of Rome Pennsylvania was

determined to have a blood alcohol level of .21 or three times the legal limit when she struck a utility pole near the intersection of Water Street and Hooper Avenue Tuesday night

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Motor Vehicle vs Utility Poll in Toms River, by Tom Mongelli Townsquare Media
Motor Vehicle vs Utility Poll in Toms River, by Tom Mongelli Townsquare Media
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(Update) Power Restored in Downtown T.R. After Car vs. Pole Accident

The lights are back on in Downtown Toms River after a motor vehicle crash took down a utility pole Tuesday evening. WOBM News Bureau Chief Tom Mongelli said the vehicle struck the utility pole near the intersection of Water Street and Caldwell Lane and emergency crews are at the scene

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Brick Township WaWa surveillance image (Brick Township PD)
Brick Township WaWa surveillance image (Brick Township PD)
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Suspect Identified in Stolen Debit Card Probe

Brick Township Police credit the public with helping them identify a suspect using a stolen debit card. Police said numerous tips led them to 34-year-old Mike Mathioudakis of Toms River in less than 24-hours after releasing his image on social media

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Free Sand Bags for Toms River Homeowners Facing Flooding

If your Toms River home stands a chance of being affected by the nor'easter we're expecting Tuesday, township emergency management crews will give you a front line of defense.

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Christmas Toy Drives Underway in Ocean County

Several efforts are underway to help make Christmas brighter this year for Ocean County children still displaced by Super Storm Sandy or those with families struggling financially. 

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A Push for Federal Investigation of Sandy Claims

State lawmakers are hoping to get Congress and the U.S. Justice Department to investigate Superstorm Sandy related insurance claims.

Shore 10th district lawmakers State Senator Jim Holzapfel, Assemblyman Dave Wolfe and Assemblyman Greg McGuckin introduced resolutions requesting Congress to conduct a probe and hearing to determine if flood insurance companies are revising engineering reports to deny legitimate Sandy claims.

"We recently saw a case out of New York

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Fire and rescue crews at a home in Gaithersburg, Maryland following a plane crash (WJLA TV/YouTube)
Fire and rescue crews at a home in Gaithersburg, Maryland following a plane crash (WJLA TV/YouTube)
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Brick Township Connection to Mother Killed in Maryland Plane Crash

Sadly, there's reportedly a Jersey shore connection to a plane crash tragedy in Maryland.

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Lakewood Man Sentenced in Investment Fraud Scheme

A Lakewood man heads to prison for a year and a day after admitting guilt in a Florida-based investment fraud scheme. The sentencing follows 49-year-old Alex Schleider's guilty plea earlier this year in a scheme that defrauded investors out of more than $1 million dollars

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Brick Township WaWa surveillance image (Brick Township PD)
Brick Township WaWa surveillance image (Brick Township PD)
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Suspect Sought in Brick Township Debit Card Probe

A debit card reported lost on November 22 in Brick Township got quite a workout afterward in Brick and in Toms River, but not by the owner. Brick Township police have established a possible suspect and want to know if you recognize him.

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