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Two Lakewood Men Arrested for Sexually Assaulting a Teen

Two Lakewood men face sexual assault and child endangerment charges for allegedly engaging in sex with a teenager. The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said that 23-year-old Luis Menes Pastrana and 22-year-old Juan Carlos-Rosas were arrested Sunday, July 20 and Monday, July 21, after a 15-year-old female victim identified them

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U.S. Capitol (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Beachwood Man Lobbies for Cancer Research

A Beachwood man was in Washington, D.C., last week to lobby for increases in federal funding for cancer research.

Brian Dowd joined an effort by the group "One Voice Against Cancer" to raise awareness and support among lawmakers

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Body Identified

A body found floating in the ocean off Island Beach State Park Saturday is that of a French Man who disappeared in rip currents, according to state officials. 

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Tick-Borne Illness Confirmed in Ocean County

There have been seven confirmed cases of a tick-borne illness confirmed in Ocean County so far this season, but it's not Lyme Disease.

 

Babesiosis is spread by the nymph stage of the black-legg

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Accident on Route 9 in Beachwood involving two police cruisers
Accident on Route 9 in Beachwood involving two police cruisers (6 ABC)
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Two Pine Beach Police Officers Injured in Multi-Vehicle Accident on Route 9

 

Two Pine Beach Police Officers were among four people reportedly injured in a multi-vehicle accident on Atlantic City Boulevard (Route 9) near the Pine Beach/Bayville border Friday night.

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Rescue operation at Island Beach State Park
Rescue operation at Island Beach State Park (6 ABC)
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Body discovered in water near Island Beach State Park

A body was found off Island Beach State Park not far from where a swimmer went missing on Friday.

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Rocky the bobcat at Popcorn Park Zoo (Popcorn Park Zoo)
Rocky the bobcat at Popcorn Park Zoo (Popcorn Park Zoo)
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Rocky the Bobcat is Headed Back to the Popcorn Park Zoo

Rocky the Bobcat is heading back to the Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey Township. According to the Asbury Park Press, a municipal court judge Friday ordered the Stafford Township bobcat seized from its owner Ginny Fine after she allegedly allowed the 38 pound exotic feline to run free yet again. Fine is reportedly planning to fight the order, which amounts to a fourth offense.

During Fine's court appearance, Municipal Court Judge Damian Murray agreed

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S. Seaside Park Residential Structure Fire, Photo Credit Roberto Centeno
S. Seaside Park Residential Structure Fire, Photo Credit Roberto Centeno
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Two Alarm Fire Reported in S. Seaside Park

Fire Fighters are battling a two-alarm residential structure fire in South Seaside Park at this hour.  Officials say the blaze is on Central Avenue at a house between 20th & 21 Avenues.

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(Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
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Trenton Man Arrested For “Hello Kitty” Overdose Death

A Trenton man is charged with the overdose death of a Stafford man, allegedly selling him the deadly drug Fentanyl with a stamped "Hello Kitty" character on the packet.

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Krista DeFilipo Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention
Krista DeFilipo Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Helping Your Kids Make the School Transition

Parents and guardians get sound advice to help the children in their households makemajor transitions as they enter new schools this fall.

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