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NO WORD YET ON WHAT CAUSED A THREE-STORY BUILDING ON LBI TO GO UP IN FLAMES YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. OCEAN COUNTY ARSON INVESTIGATORS ARE PROBING THE FIRE AT THE SHIP BOTTOM OFFICES OF ATTORNEY RICHARD SHACKLETON. NO ONE WAS INJURED. 

THE OYSTER CREEK NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IN LACEY IS OFFLINE. PLANT OFFICIALS SAY THE SHUT-DOWN BEGAN LAST NIGHT TO ALLOW WORKERS TO INSPECT AND REPLACE A PIECE OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT THAT OPERATES VALVES IN THE DRYWELL. 

ON THE HEELS OF THE CLOSURE OF SHOWBOAT …GOVERNOR CHRISTIE IS STANDING BEHIND ATLANTIC CITY'S CASINO…

ACFUTURE 2 HEMLIN					STD		:27  (0249)
ILYA HEMLIN WITH GOV CHRISTIE

A MIDDLETOWN COP SUFFERED A HAND INJURY AFTER BEING STRUCK BY AN 80-YEAR-OLD MOTORIST WHILE DIRECTING TRAFFIC ON ROUTE 35. AUTHORITIES SAY OFFICER THOMAS HUGHS WAS STRUCK SHORTLY AFTER 11AM YESTERDAY WHEN TOWNSHIP RESIDENT ROLAND ECKSTEIN HIT HIM WHILE TRYING TO PASS VEHICLES IN THE SHOULDER. HE'S CHARGED WITH ASSAULT WITH A VEHICLE.
NO WORD YET ON WHAT CAUSED A THREE-STORY BUILDING ON LBI TO GO UP IN FLAMES YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. OCEAN COUNTY ARSON INVESTIGATORS ARE PROBING THE FIRE AT THE SHIP BOTTOM OFFICES OF ATTORNEY RICHARD SHACKLETON. NO ONE WAS INJURED. THE OYSTER CREEK NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IN LACEY IS OFFLINE. PLANT OFFICIALS SAY THE SHUT-DOWN BEGAN LAST NIGHT TO ALLOW WORKERS TO INSPECT AND REPLACE A PIECE OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT THAT OPERATES VALVES IN THE DRYWELL. ON THE HEELS OF THE CLOSURE OF SHOWBOAT …GOVERNOR CHRISTIE IS STANDING BEHIND ATLANTIC CITY'S CASINO… ACFUTURE 2 HEMLIN STD :27 (0249) ILYA HEMLIN WITH GOV CHRISTIE A MIDDLETOWN COP SUFFERED A HAND INJURY AFTER BEING STRUCK BY AN 80-YEAR-OLD MOTORIST WHILE DIRECTING TRAFFIC ON ROUTE 35. AUTHORITIES SAY OFFICER THOMAS HUGHS WAS STRUCK SHORTLY AFTER 11AM YESTERDAY WHEN TOWNSHIP RESIDENT ROLAND ECKSTEIN HIT HIM WHILE TRYING TO PASS VEHICLES IN THE SHOULDER. HE'S CHARGED WITH ASSAULT WITH A VEHICLE.
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Seaside Gets a Kardashian Visit

Seaside Heights police were called in to help control some 2,000 people  gathered on the boardwalk and Sumner Avenue Monday night outside the Spicey Cantina as Kim Kardashian dined inside.

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Police Lights, Townsquare Media Stock Images (crime)
Police Lights, Townsquare Media Stock Images (crime)
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Bystanders Stop a Pick Pocket at Hurricane Harbor

An unsuccessful getaway for the suspect in a brazen day light pick-pocketing incident at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Jackson Township Police report that on Sunday evening, 20-year-old Gary Troxel of New Egypt observed the victim purchase an item inside the water park and place a large amount of cash in his pocket.

When the victim neared the exit, Police said,

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Vandals Mutilating Cars in Manchester

Car vandalism plagues Manchester. Police say five residents in the Pine Lake Park section have reported damage to their vehicles since June 28.

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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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