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Man Arrested in Gas Station Robbery

Attempted murder charges have been filed against a Brick Township man accused of stabbing a gas station attendant during a robbery at the K and D Gulf located on Burnt Tavern Road.

In a story written by the Associated Press, "bail was set at $540,000 cash for 24-year-old Samuel Patriaco Jr

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United Water Toms River Tower
United Water Toms River Tower (United Water Toms River)
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United Water Toms River to Start Fall Fireplug Flushes

The impending change of seasons brings us around to the semiannual ritual to clear water systems of sediments in Toms River, South Toms River and the Holiday City sections of Berkeley Township. Fall hydrant flushing begins September 7 and continues through October.

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TR Superintendent David Healy
TR Superintendent David Healy (Megan Madison, Townsquare Media)
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New Year, New Era for Toms River Schools

The 2014-15 school year marks the beginning of not only a new term, but also a new era for the Toms River School District.

New Superintendent David Healy was selected back in March, and he has big plans for what he calls "The Refinement Year.".
"We're going to work on refining the great things that exist in Toms River and not necessarily b

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D.W.I arrest in Stafford leads to drug and shoplifting counts

A drunken driving arrest early Tuesday in Stafford Township leads to a U-Haul driver also being charged with having drugs and possessing stolen items from a Wawa store on Route 72, according to authorities. 

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Marines on Boards, Photo Credit to the MARSOC Foundation
Marines on Boards, Photo Credit to the MARSOC Foundation
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A New Event in Seaside Park Will Raise Money for Marines Special Ops

Thousands of people are expected to gather in Seaside Park for the inaugural Seaside Semper Five Marine Corps Charity 5K Run/Walk.

Organizers said participants will pound a certified course along the boardwalk to raise money for the MARSOC Foundation.

Race Director Frank Costello said the foundat

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Brandon Blair
Brandon Blair (Townsquare Media NJ)
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There’s a Golf Outing For a Beachwood Teen With a Rare Disorder

A special fundraiser is being held for an Ocean County teen stricken with a rare genetic disorder.

Brandon Blair of Beachwood will soon be 18 but is unable to walk, talk or even eat on his own. His grandfather

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"Fade" (Toms River Police)
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Tried Selling Crack to Narcs, Say Toms River Police

A Lakewood 20-year-old who apparently set up a drug deal with undercover investigators is being held on $30,000 bail in the Ocean County Jail.

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Body found/Photo courtesy of The Lakewood Scoop
Body found/Photo courtesy of The Lakewood Scoop
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Body Found in Lakewood Home

A foul smell coming from a Lakewood home on Squankum Road prompted a call to police, who discovered a badly decomposed body Thursday night.

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1,820 Bags of Heroin Seized in Brick Township

A massive amount of heroin found in a Brick Township home lands a 31-year-old resident in jail on $75,000 bail.

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Bally's Theft Suspect (Brick Township Police Dept.)
Bally's Theft Suspect (Brick Township Police Dept.)
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Search for Brick Township Burglary Suspect Heats Up

A thief who looted a car outside a Brick Township fitness club and helped himself to a laptop and other electronic goods on someone else's credit cards remains at large. Township police hope that a surveillance image will help lead to his arrest.

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