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Study Underway to Alleviate Traffic on Route 9 through Ocean County

The Route 9 bottleneck through Toms River and Lakewood Townships is the focus of year-long study now underway by local, county and state officials. 

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Barnegat Bay Blitz volunteers, Toms River (Dianne DeOliveira, Townsquare Media)
Barnegat Bay Blitz volunteers, Toms River (Dianne DeOliveira, Townsquare Media)
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Barnegat Bay gets TLC during day-long “Blitz”

It didn't feel much like late spring Wednesday morning, with clouds overhead and temps in the 50s - but for volunteers who removed trash from around Barnegat Bay, it was perfect weather for their outdoor activity.

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Ocean County Mall bomb threat suspect snagged

The suspect sought by police since the bomb threat that emptied the Ocean County mall on May 30 now has a face.

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Bayville man admits under-age sexual assault

The Bayville 20-year-old accused by a young teen of forcing himself on her last year pleads guilty and heads for sentencing.

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(L-R) David Smith and Patricia Staszewski
(L-R) David Smith and Patricia Staszewski (Toms River Police)
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Copper theft suspects nabbed in Toms River park

The trail of tens of thousands of dollars' worth of copper wire taken from a Toms River park leads police to a pair of suspected thieves found there in the middle of the night.

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Jason Wolek (Ocean County Proseutor's Office)
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Jackson hit-and-run suspect pleads guilty

Sentencing is scheduled July 27 for the driver who Monday took responsibility for the death of an off-duty Watchung police officer from Brick, in a crash almost one year ago at a busy Jackson intersection.

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Hit-and-run defendant pleads guilty to vehicular homicide, drug counts

Joseph Marsh, the Toms River 28-year-old who Monday admitted running down an 84-year-old man with his car in South Toms River in December 2013 might face significant time behind bars, under the plea deal he struck with prosecutors.

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Ocean Township drug raid yields 600 hits of heroin, investigators say

A probe of heroin trafficking in southern Ocean County lands two suspects behind bars on possession counts.

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"Sandbagging" suspects in Stop and Shop stores in Brick and Toms River
"Sandbagging" suspects in Stop and Shop stores in Brick and Toms River (Brick Police)
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Supermarket Scam Suspects Sought in Toms River, Brick Township

Two people suspected of sandbagging supermarkets with counterfeit coupons are wanted in Brick and Toms River.

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Ocean County Household Hazardous Waste Collection (Ocean County Public Information)
Ocean County Household Hazardous Waste Collection (Ocean County Public Information)
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Ocean County Hazardous Waste Collection Runs Monthly

High volumes of unused household cleaners, pool chemicals, insecticides and other toxins at Ocean County's household hazardous waste collection days prompts an augmented schedule through October.

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