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Mortgage fraud defendants sentenced

A defendant who admitted laundering money in a six-figure mortgage-fraud scheme centered on townhomes in Lakehurst is sentenced to five years in a state prison.

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Jersey City man charged with sexual assault of minor in Point Pleasant

A visitor to Point Pleasant from Jersey City is accused of sexually assaulting a four-year-old boy in the borough.

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It’s National Watermelon Day

The all-time favorite; Summer fruit..at least in our house!  Happy Watermelon Day!

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Lakewood Crash Scene, August 2, 2015
Lakewood Crash Scene, August 2, 2015 (Courtesy: The Lakewood Scoop)
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Seven Hurt in Lakewood Crash

A two-car crash in Lakewood sent seven people to the hospital early Sunday morning.

The Lakewood Scoop reports it happened around 2:00am at the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and Pine Street.  At least one

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What Do You Want from Route 9?

The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority will hold public meetings in Toms River and Lakewood in August to discuss the ongoing study into ways to improve Route 9 and reduce traffic congestion through the two towns.

Ocean County Engineer Frank Scarantino says the meetings are a preliminary part of the process designed to get input from the public.  He says every town's needs are dif

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Lakewood Crash Scene, July 19, 2015
Lakewood Crash Scene, July 19, 2015 (Courtesy, The Lakewood Scoop)
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Car Crash Helps Crack Case in Lakewood Robberies

Three men are facing charges in connection to several robberies in Lakewood over the past few months.

The Lakewood Scoop reports Jasheir Powell, 19, Quadirah Booker, 22, and Toraya Evans, 20, all of Lakewood, were arrested yesterday following an investigation that began on July 19, 2015.

That's when a

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Detective Loading Pills for Transportation to Burn Site
Detective Loading Pills for Transportation to Burn Site (Courtesy: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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Thousands of Pounds of Prescription Pills Destroyed

Ocean County's prescription drug drop-off program has taken thousands of pounds of pills out of circulation so far this year.

The Prosecutor's Office says Project Medicine Drop has collected and destroyed 5,400 lbs

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Narcan Kit
Narcan Kit (Megan Madison, Townsquare Media)
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Free Narcan Training for Families in Ocean & Monmouth Counties

JSAS Healthcare is continuing its Opioid Overdose Prevention Project with free Narcan (naloxone) kits and training for families in Ocean and Monmouth Counties.

The training is open to anyone who is at risk of an opioid overdose themselves or to people whose family membe

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Senator Chris Connors
NJ Senator Chris Connors (R-9) (Facebook)
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Shore lawmakers call for stiffer heroin penalties

Measures in the state Legislature that would significantly increase sentencing guidelines for heroin dealers get a renewed push from the shore.

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Lakewood suspect held in Brick pool pump thefts

Stolen pool pumps and related gear from four Brick Township homes leads police to a suspect in Lakewood - who worked for the company that serviced them.

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