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New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District Race in the National Spotlight

The mid-term election is one of the few Republican seats up for grabs without a incumbent running. Representative Jon Runyan is not seeking re-election which has ignited a hotly contested race between GOP candidate Tom MacArthur and Democratic candidate Aimee Belgard. Frederick John LaVergne is running as the Democratic-Republican Party of New Jersey's candidate.

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Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media
Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media
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Dredging Operation Draws Ire From Southern Ocean County Neighborhood

A Southern Ocean County neighborhood is joining several environmental groups in a lawsuit against a proposed dredging project from Department of Environmental Protection.

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Heroin
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Massive Bill Package Aimed at Heroin Epidemic

Lawmakers and law enforcement are joining forces to combat New Jersey's ongoing epidemic of heroin and opiate abuse.

At a roundtable discussion at the Ocean County Health Department last week, State Senator Bob Singer (R-30) said the 21-bill package being presented to state lawmakers is a big job, but it has to be done

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Lakewood Police Cruiser (Lakewood Scoop)
Lakewood Police Cruiser (Lakewood Scoop)
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Three Lakewood Teens Held for Five Armed Robberies

Three Lakewood teens are accused of a reign of terror at the end of a gun that began with a pair of armed robberies September 26 in Toms River and ended with three more October 2 in Lakewood.

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Chowderfest 2013
Chowderfest 2013 (Courtesy: Southern Ocean Co. Chamber)
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“Clamiccon” Takes Over LBI

This year's 26th Annual Chowderfest Cookoff on Long Beach Island promises to be "out of this world."

Taking their theme from the ever-popular "Comic-Con," organizers are planning special events and contests - plus all the "souper" heroes you'd expect serving up the best the Shore has to offer

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MaryKate Diller
MaryKate Diller (Courtesy: Patch.com)
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Barnegat Police Seek Missing Teen

Barnegat police are asking for your help to locate a 16-year-old girl who went missing from her foster home this week.

Officers say MaryKate Diller was last seen at the West Bay Avenue WaWa at 2:20pm on Monday

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(Anton Prado Photography, ThinkStock)
(Anton Prado Photography, ThinkStock)
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Food Delivery Holdup Fails, Suspects Sought in Brick Township

Two men who tried but failed to mug a food-delivery driver Wednesday in Brick Township are under the radar, but police have descriptions and they're issuing an alert to be on the lookout.

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Authors Scott Wieczorek and Karen Victoria Smith on Townsquare Tonight
Authors Scott Wieczorek and Karen Victoria Smith on Townsquare Tonight (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media)
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Local Authors Are “Shore” to Please

Karen Victoria Smith of Freehold and Scott Wieczorek of Toms River are authors who live and work right here at the shore.

On this week's edition of "Townsquare Tonight," both of them said the area is a constant source of inspiration

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Toms River Police Department Squad Car (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media)
Toms River Police Department Squad Car (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media)
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One Armed Robbery Arrest, Another Incident in Toms River

A suspect in a vicious armed robbery at a Toms River tanning salon is in custody. But two men who held up a couple at gunpoint outside a restaurant in the township are on the loose.

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Two Ocean County Home Contractors Among 26 Cited for Violations

Home repair contractors in Seaside Heights and Point Pleasant are among 26 cited for various violations by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA).

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