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Three Years For Toms River Dad Who’s Unsecured Rifle Leads to Boys Death

A Toms River father of three is now serving a three year prison sentence for failing to secure the loaded rifle in his home that was used to kill a six-year-old boy in 2013. The sentence follows 35-year-old Anthony Senator's guilty plea to two counts of Child Endangerment last year

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Toms River bank robbery 2-5-15, photo credit Toms River Police Department
Toms River bank robbery 2-5-15, photo credit Toms River Police Department
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Armed Bank Robber Strikes a Toms River PNC

The search is on for an armed bank robbery suspect who held up a PNC bank branch on Wrangle Brook Drive late this morning. Police Department spokesman Ralph Stocco said the clean shaven white male suspect, wearing long black coat, entered the bank at around 10:05 am and displayed a black semiautomatic handgun while demanding money

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Free Legal Help for Sandy Victims

Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ) is once again offering free Disaster Legal Response Clinics for people who are still dealing with legal issues related to Superstorm Sandy.

The clinics continue seeing quite a few attendees even more than two years after the storm, but staff

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(Photo by Rosetta Key, Townsquare Media)
(Photo by Rosetta Key, Townsquare Media)
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Cancer cluster rat study findings released

One chemical can be crossed off the list of primary causes of a childhood cancer cluster that turned up in an Ocean County community's drinking water in the 1990's.

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Take Your Taste Buds Out of This World!

We've all described a meal as "out of this world" at some point in our lives, but at the USS Challenger Chapter of the Starfleet International Star Trek Fan Association's annual "Intergalactic Food Festival," they really mean it.

The event is free and open to the publ

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Shoplifting suspect/Photo courtesy of Toms River Police
Shoplifting suspect/Photo courtesy of Toms River Police
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Shoplifting Suspect Wanted in Toms River

Toms River police are asking for the public's help identifying a suspect wanted for allegedly shoplifting $500 worth of items from the Kohl's Department Store on Route 37 West Saturday.

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Toms River to Study Flooding and Traffic Issues

Three separate studies are expected to kick off this month in Toms River aimed at improving flooding and traffic issues on the Barrier Island and Downtown, according to officials with the Township Planning Department.

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Bill would Prevent FEMA Recoupment

Freshman U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur (R), 3rd District New Jersey, has introduced his first bill to help Superstorm Sandy victims who have been receiving Recoupment notices from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Stalled Army Corps Beach Replenishment Project costing Toms River

Toms River is being forced to spend $500,000 to replenish protective sand dunes that washed away during the January 26 Nor’easter as a temporary fix while the federal Army Corps of Engineers Project remains stalled due to easement holdouts, according to Township Engineer Robert Chankalian. The dunes that were swept out to sea cost $400,000 to build.

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Suspension of Central Regional’s Athletic Director Remains a Mystery

Shock and mystery continues to surround the suspension of Central Regional High School Athletic Director Vincent Casale. Various media outlets report that Casale was suspended with pay on Friday, January 30th, for a matter unrelated to students and a matter that did not involve criminal activity

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