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Shed Fire in Toms River (Dianne DiOliveira, Townsquare Media)
Shed Fire in Toms River (Dianne DiOliveira, Townsquare Media)
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Shed Fire in Toms River Sends Smoke Plumes over Hooper Avenue

Thick smoke billowing into the skies over Hooper Avenue near downtown Toms River gave drivers on the busy county road pause as firefighters raced to tamp out the flames early this afternoon.

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Connor Hanifin
Connor Hanifin (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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Survivor of Fatal Toms River Crash Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide

Conor Hanifin, the Toms River 19-year-old who survived a bloody February crash that left his passenger dead pleads guilty to vehicular homicide and driving under the influence.

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Catherine Yeulet - ThinkStock
Catherine Yeulet - ThinkStock
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Halloween Can Be Fun and Safe, Says Ocean County Prosecutor

With Halloween at hand, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato reminds parents parents and their costumed kids in search of treats to keep safety top of mind. He's issued a list of tips to keep it enjoyable and free of dangers.

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(L-R) Michele Green-Ferrante, Laura Guida, Jessica Gerstein, Mental Health Assn. Of NJ
(L-R) Michele Green-Ferrante, Laura Guida, Jessica Gerstein, Mental Health Assn. Of NJ
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One On One Disaster Recovery Help is Available

Two years after Sandy, Disaster Case Managers continue to work behind the scenes to help restore the lives disrupted by the Superstorm.

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FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties headquarters in Neptune (Rosetta Key, Townsquare Media NJ)

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FoodBank Still Impacted by Sandy Two Years Later

The plight of families impacted by the Superstorm is still being felt two years later at the

FoodBank of Monmouth And Ocean Counties. Executive Director Carlos Rodriguez said many of the families are walking through their doors now.

"Because they've been paying rent, ma

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Andrew Bann, 28 of Toms River, by Ocean County Prosecutors Office
Andrew Bann, 28 of Toms River, by Ocean County Prosecutors Office
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TR Man Charged with Possession of Child Porn Arrested

A Toms River man is taken into custody this morning on Child Pornography Possession charges. 28-year-old Andrew Bann was rounded up by members of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office High Tech Crimes Unit and the New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force as part of the execution of a warrant at his Tuyahove Street residence

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Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media
Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media
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Two Years Later, Sandy Recovery Still Underway, But Much Is Out of Our Control Said Toms River Mayor

On the two year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy Toms River Mayor Thomas Kelaher held up a photo showing the destruction within the Township immediately after the storm.

"We stopped in the road and we looked at all of this and we said 'where do you even start to begin where to clean this up?'."

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Berkeley Township Garbage Truck in Flames (Toms River PD)
Berkeley Township Garbage Truck in Flames (Toms River PD)
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Sanitation Truck Burns in Toms River

If the midday closure of Parkway Exit 83 in Toms River inconvenienced you, it was much worse on the other side where a garbage truck burst into flames just before noon.

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First Lady Mary Pat Christie with volunteers and homeowners
First Lady Mary Pat Christie with Volunteers and Homeowners in Toms River, October 29, 2014 (Megan Madison, Townsquare Media)
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Final Round of Grants Announced

Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund Chair and New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie visited several sites down the shore to mark the 2-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy on Wednesday.

The fund just announced its final round of grant awards this week as well, an additional $3.5 million to 15 organiz

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(Linda Parton, ThinkStock)
(Linda Parton, ThinkStock)
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Toms River First in Ocean County to Adopt a Pilot Program to Track Stolen Goods

Pawn shops, cash for gold stores, scrap metal yards, and electronic resellers now must follow a stricter, uniform electronic reporting system to help police crack down on stolen goods from being sold at such establishments, under a measure approved by the Toms River Council Tuesday. 

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