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Jet skier rescued after night in open waters near Sandy Hook

After a night adrift between Sandy Hook and Highlands, a 19-year-old jet skier is recovering following his rescue early this morning by the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Representative Frank Pallone speaks on the floor of the House
Representative Frank Pallone (D) speaks on the floor of the House (CSPAN)
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Monmouth, Middlesex-based public housing authorities getting federal aid

Public housing authorities in Asbury Park, Middletown, Highlands, Keansburg and Long Branch are among 12 in Representative Frank Pallone's (D-6) district sharing in $1.29 million of federal funds for operating and management costs.

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Matawan-man, composite sketch released by MC prosecutor's office.
Matawan-man, composite sketch released by MC prosecutor's office.
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Help Needed in Identifying Man Who Washed Ashore Over a Year Ago.

More than a year after washing ashore at a marine in Highlands, the remains of a young man have yet to be identified. Investigators hope that the release of a composite sketch will jog someone's memory

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Townsquare Digital
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Second Guilty Plea in Six Years for Child Porn Means New, Longer Sentence for Highlands Man

In 2008, Layne Bracht was sentenced to 30 months behind bars and five years of supervised release for pleading guilty to child pornography possession in 2008. Now, he faces 10 to 20 years for admitting that he uploaded more kiddie porn to an online peer-to-peer network.

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Martin Kiely (Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office)
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Ex-Cop Charged with FEMA Fraud

A retired Hoboken police officer living in Highlands is accused of using a vacant house in the borough to collect almost $23,000 in federal aid connected to Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy.

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(Update) Man’s Body Pulled From Water in Highlands is Identified

The body of a man found floating in the Shrewsbury River in Highlands last week is reportedly that of missing fisherman Edward Broderick, according to the Asbury Park Press. The determination was made after his body was pulled from the water at the Captain's Cove Marina by

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Highlands Sex Offender Charged with Child Porn, Risks More Prison Time

A listed sex offender from Highlands who was sentenced to 30 months in prison for kiddie-porn possession in 2006 now risks 10 to 20 years on the same charge.

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Tuesday Senate Sandy Hearing: All About You

If your life at the Jersey Shore has been overturned by Superstorm Sandy, members of the New Jersey Senate want to hear you Tuesday in Highlands.

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Joseph Azzolina (Newark Star Ledger)
Joseph Azzolina (Newark Star Ledger)
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Joseph Azzolina Bridge Dedication Wednesday

Starting next Wednesday, the Highlands Bridge over the Shrewsbury River will honor the memory of the man who looked after the region's interests in the state legislature for decades.

Dedication of the Captain Joseph Azzolina Memorial Bridge will be led by state Senator Jennifer Beck - who started and led the campaign to commemorate the longtime Monmouth lawmaker

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Highlands Bridge (NJ DOT)
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Friday Briefs From WOBM News

News from Ocean and Monmouth Counties and around New Jersey.

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