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Screenshot of surveillance video showing suspect in attempted shoplifting at Kohl's on Route 37 in Toms River
Screenshot of surveillance video showing suspect in attempted shoplifting at Kohl's on Route 37 in Toms River (Toms River Police)
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Toms River Shoplifting Suspect’s Identity Sought

A shoplifting suspect who was nearly cornered, but dropped his bags of swag and fled a busy variety store in Toms River last Tuesday, remains the focus of a search by township police.

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Photo by Megan Madison/Townsquare Media
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Winter Woes Still Plague Barnegat Bay

This winter's wicked weather is still taking its toll on the Barnegat Bay - in ways you might not expect.

Barnegat Bay Partnership Program Director Dr. Stan Hales says it all has to do with how lawn fertilizer gets absorbed

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Congressman Frank Pallone
Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-06) Photo by Megan Madison/Townsquare Media
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Seismic Study Still Making Waves

Planned seismic airgun testing off the Jersey Shore is still at the center of a heated debate.

As approvals for the study move forward, Shore Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-06) is spearheading a last-ditch effort to prevent the tests, which he fears for several reasons

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Beachwood Fireworks
Beachwood Fireworks (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Beachwood Fireworks Rescheduled to Saturday

The threat of thunderstorms and residual lingering dampness prompt Beachwood officials to move the borough's Independence Day fireworks spectacular back one day, to Saturday night at Beachwood Beach.

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Braulio Cruz
Braulio Cruz (Ocean County Dept. of Corrections)
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Toms River Homeowner Thwarts Burglary, Holds Suspect

A Toms River 47-year-old is being credited with foiling a burglary at his own house and pinning the suspect to the ground until police arrived.

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Photo courtesy of the Riverside Signal
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Firefighters Battle a Blaze in Beachwood during Storms

Firefighters battled a blaze in Beachwood on Atlantic City Boulevard during Wednesday night's lightening storms, according to reports.

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(Left to right) Robert Filipczak, John Sluka, Stephen Brill, Michele Spector.
(Left to right) Robert Filipczak, John Sluka, Stephen Brill, Michele Spector (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Parkway Shoulder Causing Headache For Homeowners

The Garden State Parkway shoulder widening project through Ocean and Monmouth Counties received a lot of blow back from residents living near the highway, however with the construction in full gear the problem hasn’t quieted down.

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Mariners Cove Motel Fire Ruled Accidental; Investigators Say Opiates Involved

The March 21 fire that gutted the Mariner Cove Motel in Point Pleasant and left four dead is ruled accidental.

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Richard Ciullo
Richard Ciullo (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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Toms River Ad Man Charged with Theft

A Toms River 51-year-old associated with an apparently defunct advertising firm is accused of taking a three-thousand-dollar deposit for services never performed and handing the victim a worthless check as a refund.

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Photo courtesy of Donna Flynn, Ocean County Public Information Director
Photo courtesy of Donna Flynn, Ocean County Public Information Director
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Ocean County’s Pumpout Boat Fleet Now Largest in New Jersey

Ocean County now has the largest fleet of specially-equipped pumpout boats for emptying the toilets and tanks of pleasure boats on the Barnegat Bay, according to Freeholder Director Joe Vicari.

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