Toms River School Bus fire/photo from TR Police Department
Toms River School Bus fire/photo from TR Police Department

Engine combustion is identified as the source of the blaze in the Toms River School District bus storage yard before dawn on May 26. Investigators said that three buses were singed, and that the damage in the engine compartment was too severe to determine what component caught fire. It's ruled accidental.

Two Ocean County residents are among five new defendants accused by state investigators of scamming federal Superstorm relief money. Frank Russo of Brick and Carlos Paul Terzian of Mananhawkin, plus three from Hudson and Bergen Counties, bring the number of non-contractor Superstorm fraud arrests to 91 since March 2014.

The fire that raced through a century-old house in Island Heights Monday is traced to an electric stove - but investigators say that no one was in the house, and that there was no sign of forced entry. A neighbor heard the alarm and called police.

New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno gathers with her family in Virginia as she mourns her mother. Mary Patricia Blevens McFadden died Monday. She was a frequent reference in Guadagno's speeches, for her fiscal constraint while raising five children.

The Navy SEAL who fell to his death during a Fleet Week parachute stunt over the Hudson River is a 27-year-old from Colorado. Remington Peters was a member of the Navy's Leap Frogs parachute team. Investigators are still probing the parachute failure that forced him to cut loose and aim for the river.

Bradley Beach joins Seaside Heights, Asbury Park and Manasquan among the oceanfront towns offering beach badges by smartphone. The app allows beachgoers to buy admission without waiting on lines. They're swiped on entry.

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