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Lakewood couple charged with government subsidy fraud

A Lakewood couple await court dates, accused of collecting Medicaid payouts and home energy subsidies by fraud.

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A New Ally in the Overdose Battle

The Ocean and Monmouth County Prosecutors' Offices have announced a new partnership in the fight to stem the rising tide of heroin and opiate overdose deaths.

From now on, hospitals within the Meridian, Barnabas, and CentraState systems will provide free refills for the naloxone (Narcan) kits police officers use to bring patients back from the brink of death

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Ocean County Fair Rides being Handled by New Operators this year

The company that operates grand-scale venues like the Meadowlands State Fair in East Rutherford will be in charge of amusements at the upcoming Ocean County Fair this year in Berkeley Township. 

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Teen Drowns in Manchester Lake

A teenager is dead after apparently drowning in a Manchester Township lake Tuesday afternoon.

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Toms River Parkway Plans Presented

Representatives from Ocean County, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) held an information session Tuesday night about a proposal to add another exit to the Garden State Parkway in Toms River.

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Animal cruelty counts for dog drowning

The Toms River man accused of leaving his dog to die in a pickup truck after it fell into the Toms River last March faces trial on two counts of animal cruelty and one count of criminal mischief.

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Darnell Reeves (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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Murder charge fugitive surrenders

Darneil Reeves, the object of a manhunt since June 24 in connection with the stabbing death of a South Toms River man in Lakewood, turned himself in to face murder and weapons charges this morning.

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Bicyclist Struck and Injured by Vehicle on LBI

A North Carolina woman had to be flown to the hospital Monday after being struck on Long Beach Island by a Sport Utility Vehicle while bicycling in Harvey Cedars, according to police. 

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Ocean County Freeholders set to Approve 2015 Budget

The Ocean County Freeholder Board is ready to officially adopt its proposed 2015 budget after a final public hearing Wednesday.

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Toms River sports doctor admits taking bribes, awaits sentencing

A Toms River-based sports doctor faces up to five years in prison for taking more than $60,000 in bribes from a Lakewood compound pharmacy owner, referring pain cream prescriptions on his behalf, and falsifying insurance documents.

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