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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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Belmar Beach, by Rosetta Key Townsquare Media
Belmar Beach, by Rosetta Key Townsquare Media
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Shore Tourism is Couched in Cautious Optimism

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Efforts to make the Jersey shore more of a year-round destination appear to be working.

"You know, there are things to do every single weekend," said Robert Hilton, Executive Director of the Jersey Shore Convention & Visitor's

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A Medical Episode is the Suspected Cause of Brick Accident

A two-car crash on Laurel Avenue in Brick Township Tuesday afternoon may have been the result of a medical episode. Township police said the driver of a minivan veered off the roadway, side-swiped a mailbox, struck a parked car and hit a retaining wall at Community Drive before coming to a stop

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Ortley Beach, NJ
Residents of Ortley Beach, NJ watch their home get demolished (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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A Much Needed Cash Infusion

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) distributes about half of the $5-million dollars it's pledged toward statewide Superstorm recovery efforts so far. The bulk of the funds has primarily gone to assist mental health programs that have been helping storm-affected families.

"We're working more toward alr

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(Update) School Buses Collide in Howell

Howell Township Police confirm that five students were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries after two school buses collided this afternoon. The juveniles complained of pain, abrasions and contusions following the rear-end collision on  Route 33 just west of Colts Neck Road at around 2:33 p

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Townsquare Digital
Townsquare Digital
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Driver in Flaming Car Crash in Brick Faces Charges

The driver of the car that careened into a patch of woods and burst into flames in Brick Township Thursday night faces three counts of assault with auto while driving under the influence.

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