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Teacher Fired For Incident At Ocean County Nursery School

MANCHESTER – A nursery school teacher was fired for allegedly slapping a toddler in the face. The incident had been reported by a parent dropping their child off at Hilltop Nursery School in Manchester.


Tanker truck crashes, major fuel spill shuts down New Jersey highway

Thousands of gallons of fuel were spilled on the New Jersey highway, prompting roads to close and stores to be evacuated, when tractor trailers crashed on Friday morning, according to township officials and media reports.


Barnegat Mayor Denounces Marijuana Legalization

BARNEGAT – Township officials are taking a stand against the legalization of recreational marijuana in New Jersey, arguing “not in my town.” At a recent township committee meeting, Barnegat Mayor Alfonso Cirulli delivered a lengthy call to action to residents to oppose recreational marijuana legisla


Lakewood: Ocean County Government Condemns “Rise Up” Anti-Semitic Group

In a courageous demonstration of true leadership, the Ocean County Board of Freeholders unanimously passed a strong Resolution specifically denouncing the hate group Rise Up Ocean County. This group, hiding behind cowardly anonymity, has consistently posted hateful images and videos of Jews in the O


Can You Name This Ocean County Town?

It's time to break out the books, laptops and thinking caps. We're going to Ocean County history class. Let's find out if you can name an Ocean County town with just a few clues we dug out of the history books. These clues are pretty easy, especially if you look it up, so please don't do that or we'


Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Being Charged With Soliciting Prostitute

Police in Florida are charging New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution, saying they have videotape of him paying for a sex act inside an illicit massage parlor.


Here’s Your Chance to Sing The National Anthem in Ocean County

Is it your dream to sing at the Lakewood BlueClaws? Here's your chance!. Applications are being taken now for singers for The National Anthem at a Lakewood BlueClaws Game this season!


The Stafford Township Police Department Joins ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to Provide Users with Real-Time, Local Crime and Safety Information

STAFFORD - The Stafford TownshipPolice Department announced on Thursday, February 21 that it is joining theNeighbors app by Ring (available via iOS/Android here: https://download.ring.com/stafford ) to provide the Stafford Township community with real-time, local crime and safety information.


Man Gets 40 Years for Beating Sleeping Girlfriend to Death With Hammer in New Jersey Home

A man who used a hammer to fatally beat his sleeping girlfriend at her South Jersey home has been sentenced to 40 years in state prison. Lashaun Smith had pleaded guilty last month to murder in the November 2017 death of 28-year-old Sarah Phillips. The prison sentence was handed down Friday. He must


Suspect arrested in spree of more than 50 New Jersey burglaries

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New Jersey man was under arrest in connection with a burglary spree involving more than 50 homes since last year. Saveon Hayles, 29, formerly of Montclair, was arrested Monday in Jersey City.


Video shows alleged drunk driver going out of control and onto sidewalk in New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Newly released video shows an alleged drunk driver going out of control and onto a sidewalk in New Jersey, narrowly missing a man. The incident happened the night of Feb. 9 in Jersey City.


Queen Latifah comes home to redevelop New Jersey neighborhood

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Rapper and actress Queen Latifah is giving back to her New Jersey hometown in a big way. The star, whose real name is Dana Owens, is a part of an extensive redevelopment project on a neighborhood spanning the west and south wards of Newark.


New Jersey Senate approves bill that could keep Trump off state’s 2020 ballot

The Democrat-controlled New Jersey Senate approved a bill that would keep presidential candidates off the state’s 2020 ballot unless they release their tax returns. The bill — which was passed Thursday in a 23-11 vote largely along party lines — needs the approval of an Assembly committee and the fu


N.J. woman who mistreated 16 dogs in ‘deplorable’ conditions gets 60 days in jail

A New Jersey woman who mistreated 16 dogs, including one that later died, has been sentenced to 60 days in a county jail. A judge also banned Allison Konowitz, 36, of Tuckerton, from owning animals or working in any animal-related field, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement Frida


2nd Man Charged In Berkeley Road Rage Stabbing: Police

Following an investigation of a stabbing that stemmed from a Berkeley road-rage incident, police said they discovered a second person involved in the altercation operated his vehicle while intoxicated with children inside.


Closing arguments begin in New Jersey trial of man accused of murdering classmate

FREEHOLD, New Jersey -- Closing arguments are set to begin Friday in the trial of a man accused of murdering a former high school classmate and throwing her body off a bridge in New Jersey.


2019 NJ Polar Bear Plunge forecast: Cool air, cold ocean

That time of year has come once again! The 26th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside Heights will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Thousands of New Jerseyans will "get freezin' for a reason" by wading into the very cold Atlantic Ocean to support Special Olympics New Jersey. So how does the forecast


41 blockbuster movies you didn't know filmed in New Jersey

Can you feel it in the air? It's Oscars season once again — the 91st annual Academy Awards air 8 p.m. Sunday on ABC — and that means everyone is talking about the year’s best films. Who saw “Green Book,” who thought “A Star Is Born” was overrated, who is pulling for “Black Panther”; the same convers


Woman who overdosed while driving New Jersey bus with special needs kids was not assigned driver

A woman who had to be revived with Narcan after she allegedly overdosed while transporting 12 special needs children was reportedly an aide and not the assigned bus driver. Lisa Byrd, 57, was charged with 12 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, driving while impaired and possession of drug


Scabies Outbreak At Lakewood Nursing Home: Report

LAKEWOOD, NJ — Authorities are investigating an outbreak of scabies at Lakewood nursing home, according to a report. Multiple cases of the skin disease have been reported at Fountain View Care Center, the Asbury Park Press reported, citing the Ocean County and state health departments. The total num