Six more Lakewood couples are accused of scamming Medicaid and other government benefits by lying about their incomes. Third-degree theft complaints filed today bring the number of defendants charged on various levels in the past two weeks to 26. The FBI and the state Comptroller's Office are directing the investigation.


Brielle joins Brick, Manahawkin, Little Egg Harbor and other communities that have created safe havens to complete on-line transactions in person. The swap station is right outside police headquarters, with full-time surveillance.

An Evesham man is arrested for allegedly shooting at a police officer who was checking on his well-being. Jeffrey Wass faces assault and weapons counts.

Low-flying choppers, occasionally hovering, might seem menacing, but they're not. Jersey Central Power and Light commissioned the Haverford helicopter to see where branches pose potential snarls with overhead transmission lines. The flyovers continue until the end of next week.

Wheelchair-bound people who would give almost anything to be able to enjoy a dip in the ocean have an advocate in Ocean County's Jessica Krill, founder of the nonprofit Beach Days For All. Her goal is to have mats placed over stretches of sand, about 40 feet from the water's edge. Jessica starts her mission in Seaside Park.

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