A Little Egg Harbor couple, arrested last October for allegedly clipping more than $700,000 from Superstorm victims for home repairs that never materialized, head for arraignment and possible trial. Jeffrey Colmyer, Tiffany Cimino, and their two construction firms, face a battery of charges related to theft, noney laundering and tax evasion.

Berkeley Township is one of five police jurisdictions in New Jersey chosen for grants from the New Jersey Attorney General's office for community engagement. The grants commemorate the late Detective Matthew Tarentino, who died in a late May car crash. Township police will use their share for Manitou Park Family Unity Day, August 19.

(Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
(Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)

One of the four defendants accused of killing Toms River native Dustin Friedland in Short Hills in 2013 pleads guilty to carjacking, and faces up to 20 years in prison. Kevin Roberts's plea bargain drops murder, conspiracy and weapons counts. One accomplice has been convicted.

The struggle for life is over for the Jersey City eight-year-old who battled since being pulled from the bottom of a swimming pool in Jackson Saturday. Township police confirmed the girl's death but did not issue her identity. She was attending a graduation party and was hospitalized in New Brunswick.

The call for Presidential action in the war against opiates by the national commission headed by Governor Christie coincides with concentration on separating children from narcotics by the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, co-chaired by Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-3). The panel recommends early education. and more money for school-based prevention programs.

In a flurry of Tweets today, President Trump said that he has no plans to scale back his use of social media, saying that it's the only way he can "get the truth out." He also accused mainstream news media of ignoring the Dow's steady climb toward a record 22,000, claiming that the index stood at about 18,000 six months ago, at election time.

The world oil market and politics are conspiring to keep gasoline prices on the rise in the US, according to some analysts. Tom Kloza of the Oil Price Information Service in Wall Township points to downscaled Saudi production, and possible sanctions against Venezuela that would cut back U.S. purchases from the strife-torn nation. Additionally, the Atlantic hurricane season still has several months in which to wreak its own brand of havoc.

Hang out with a cop tonight. National Night Out Against Crime activities take place in Long Beach, Plumsted, Freehold, Keyport, Little Silver, Marlboro, Manalapan, Bradley Beach, Brielle, Deal, Fair Haven, Wall Township, Red Bank and West Long Branch, along with 21 communities in Atlantic and Burlington Counties. ADT Security is a national sponsor of the annual event.

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