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(L-R) Yosaf Laskin, Gila Neger
(L-R) Yosaf Laskin, Gila Neger (Ocean County Prosecutors Office)
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Lakewood couple accused of scamming Medicaid, food stamp benefits

A Lakewood man and wife accused of lying about their finances to get Medicaid benefits and food stamps face charges filed in Ocean County.

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Photo courtesy of the Lakewood Scoop
Photo courtesy of the Lakewood Scoop
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Family Struck Crossing Route 9 in Lakewood

A mother pushing an infant and a young child in a carriage across Route 9 in Lakewood were struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Edgewood court around 10 p.m. Monday, according to township police.

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(L-R) Lester T. Puryear and Peter J. Jacobs (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
(L-R) Lester T. Puryear and Peter J. Jacobs (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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Admitted sentence violators get new penalties

Neglecting to adhere to stipulations of earlier sentencings results in extra time behind bars for two Ocean County men today - one in Ocean County Jail in Toms River, the other in a New Jersey state prison.

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Swastika carved into Lakewood lawn (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
Swastika carved into Lakewood lawn (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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Lakewood bias intimidation defendant given 15 months

Defying a court order while behind bars weighs in today's sentencing of an admitted bias-intimidation offender from Lakewood.

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Second Public Meeting on Route 9 Study to be held in Lakewood

There's mixed emotion as to whether another study of Route 9 actually will result in improvements being made to the congested highway through Lakewood and Toms River Townships, after decades of hopes being raised.

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Jackson Township PBA Local 168 Facebook page
Jackson Township PBA Local 168 Facebook page
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Jackson PBA to Hold Pig Roast Fundraiser

Bring your appetite! The Jackson PBA Local 168 is holding its 16th Annual Pig Roast fundraiser on Saturday, August 22, rain or shine. 

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Water main break, utility pole replacement cripple Rt. 9 in Lakewood, Toms River

Driving any other north-south road except Route 9 looks like a good idea all day.

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Photo courtesy of The Lakewood Scoop
Photo courtesy of The Lakewood Scoop
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Coyote Spotted again in Lakewood

For the second time in a week, a coyote was spotted in Lakewood on Monday, this time on East Kennedy Boulevard. 

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Doctor Laramie/Townsquare Digital
Doctor Laramie/Townsquare Digital
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OHI shares in $3.6M federal health allocation

Lakewood-based Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI)is about to receive $358,333 in federal funds to support its services to uninsured patients and Medicaid subscribers.

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Lakewood Accident Scene
Lakewood Accident Scene (Courtesy: The Lakewood Scoop)
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Chimney Crashes into Lakewood Home

A Lakewood family escaped unharmed when a neighbor's chimney crashed into their home.

The Lakewood Scoop reports it happened while the other house was being demolished.  The family says one person was actually in bed only about 10 feet away when the chimney fell.

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