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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


Purchase 12 Donuts & OB-CO’s Will Donate To Special Olympics

This Saturday is the Seaside Heights Annual Polar Bear Plunge and OB-CO's Donuts is looking to help with the fundraising!. Head to 547 Fischer Boulevard in Toms River to satisfy that sweet tooth because for every dozen donuts purchased, OB-CO's will donate 10% of the total cost to the Special Olympi


Brick Board Pushes Back On Teacher Contract Negotiation Claims

BRICK, NJ — The Brick Township Board of Education is pushing back against a report that claims the board has been unwilling to meet with union representatives to discuss a new contract for the district's teachers.


New Jersey State Legislators Should be Required to Release Tax Returns

Ridgewood NJ, In response to news that the New Jersey State Senate plans to vote Thursday on legislation requiring all candidates for President or Vice President of the United States to release their tax returns in order to appear on the ballot in New Jersey, Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) announced


Man Faces Charges in January Road Rage Incident

BERKELEY – A Beachwood man has been arrested in connection with a Jan. 23 road rage incident on Veterans Boulevard. Berkeley Township Police said Salvatore Murante Jr., 37, was charged with aggravated assault and two counts of child endangerment Feb. 21. He was also charged with driving while intoxi


Brick man arrested for late night trespassing outside a woman’s home

A Brick man who was allegedly trespassing in a woman's yard on Hardean Road Sunday morning around 1:00 am found himself in handcuffs shortly thereafter. The 21-year old woman said that she saw a shadow outside her bedroom window and then called police.


No Guinness Record For Route 166 Road Project, Which Drags On

TOMS RIVER, NJ — It's official: The construction project that has disrupted Route 166 from Route 37 to Old Freehold Road will not be in the Guinness Book of World Records. The application submitted in December by Larry Schuster of Schuster's Car Wash nominating the project as "the slowest quarter-mi


Deadly crash in New Jersey

PEMBERTON, NJ (WBNG) — Police in New Jersey say winter conditions were a factor in a deadly crash Thursday. Two people were killed when several cars collided in Pemberton, about 30 miles east of Philadelphia.


Point Beach Councilman Paul Kanitra Takes On Reid For Mayor

Point Pleasant Beach Councilman Paul Kanitra says he's running against Stephen Reid for the GOP nomination for mayor, providing a video in which he said the incumbent is "out of touch" with constituents.


Rabbi Moshe Zev Weisberg: Thank You Ocean County Freeholders

After the Resolution was passed, a parade of diverse community leaders rose to publicly thank the Freeholders for their clarity and resolve in declaring that haters, anti-Semites and racists have no safe haven, sympathy or support among the vast majority of Ocean County residents.


Police: 2 people dead after vehicle crash in New Jersey

PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — Police say two people have died in a crash amid a winter storm in New Jersey. Pemberton Township Police Capt. Dave Kinney said Wednesday that authorities responded about midday to news of a crash on West Hampton Street in the southern New Jersey borough of Pemberton.


New Jersey driver who killed 3 in alleged drug-fueled gas station crash has history of drug arrests: report

A New Jersey driver who plowed into a gas station while he was allegedly overdosing on drugs, killing a teen and two others on Tuesday, reportedly has a history of reckless driving and drug-related charges.


School Forming Budget While Figures Changing

BRICK – Planning for the school budget is like trying to hit a moving target since the school enrollment shifts between eight and 13 percent on a monthly basis, making costs difficult to predict, officials said.


Man says he saw Sarah Stern on morning after authorities say she was strangled by friend

A witness in the Sarah Stern murder trial testified Wednesday that he saw the missing woman the morning after authorities say she was strangled by her childhood friend and then tossed over a Jersey Shore bridge in 2016.


Meet ‘Stranger Things’ Gaten Matarazzo In Ocean County

While we all wait for Season 3 of Stranger Things, we can get our Dustin fix next month!. Gaten Matarazzo brought his own experience with cleidocranial dysplasia to the character of Dustin, and continues to work to better the lives of those affected by the disorder.


Lenny Dykstra leaving New Jersey with sex boasts, ‘Silence of the Lambs’ taunt

Lenny Dykstra is ready to put New Jersey in his rearview mirror. That’s what the former MLB great told NJ Advance Media during an exclusive tour Wednesday of his Linden home, where city housing inspectors doled out three summonses last year after neighbors accused Dykstra of running an illegal roomi


Mortgage fraudster will head to jail and pay $150K for stealing Sandy funds with wife

A couple must serve six months in jail and pay back thousands after admitting to defrauding the state of disaster relief money after Superstorm Sandy. Carmine and Lauri Fusco, both 50, owned a beach home in Point Pleasant and lived at their primary home in East Hanover, the state Attorney General’s


New Jersey born-woman who joined ISIS in Syria denied return to US

The lawyer for an Alabama woman, who was born in Hackensack back in 1994, denied return to the U.S. after joining the Islamic State group in Syria says he has evidence she's an American citizen.


Toms River Man Charged After Heroin, Cocaine Found In Car: Police

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — A Toms River man is facing charges after heroin and cocaine were found in his vehicle during a traffic stop in East Brunswick, police there said. Benjamin Buczek, 30, of Toms River, was arrested following the stop on Main Street on Jan. 10, East Brunswick police said. Also arres


'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Star Danielle Staub Finalizes Divorce With Marty Caffrey

Danielle Staub and Marty Caffrey's marriage is officially a thing of the past. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and her husband of less than a year finalized their divorce on Thursday, according to Us Weekly.