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Neptune teen could face life in prison for 10-year-old's murder

Clad in a khaki, jail jumpsuit, 6-foot-3-inch Jah-Del Birch of Neptune looked straight ahead as an assistant prosecutor presented him with five charges, including the murder of Yovanni Banos-Merino, 10, and aggravated assault on the child's mother, Lilia Merino, 39.

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-06-21 20:26:00

NJ drug ring dealing 10K bags of heroin, a kilo of cocaine a week smashed: prosecutor

On June 8, detectives and police officers raided two places in Neptune seizing about a half a kilogram of cocaine, about 6,250 bags of heroin, a stolen .40 caliber, semi-automatic handgun and over $35,000 in cash, authorities said.

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-06-20 22:10:00

Asbury Park Thanksgiving Eve killing: Eyewitness watched man die

Paugh said that in reviewing the evidence against Hopes in the murder case, he learned that authorities took a statement from one of his previous clients, and that client "witnessed the shooting.''

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-06-21 15:56:00

Major Neptune-Based Drug Ring Busted, Over $300K in Drugs Seized by Authorities

FREEHOLD, NJ — A Neptune Township-based drug ring that was moving a kilogram of cocaine and 10,000 bags of heroin a week has been busted by authorities after a five-month investigation, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.Dubbed “Operation Undertow,” the investigation led by the pro

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-06-21 08:57:00

Atlantic Highlands Man Killed By Drunk Driver On 36, Police Say

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ — A well-known Atlantic Highlands man was killed by a Brooklyn dentist allegedly driving drunk on Highway 36 this past Saturday, Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni announced Thursday morning.

PATCH - 2018-06-21 15:05:57

Jersey Shore woman creates a tiny home out of an old Greyhound bus

The EDGE, is a little house on a bluff on the northern most tip of Wisconsin. Mary Louise Schumacher, our architecture critic, traveled to Bayfield to give "micro" living a try.Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-06-21 15:51:00

Brick Memorial teen who made prom tuxedo out of duct tape is finalist for $10K scholarship

But did anyone show up in a duct tape tuxedo? No? Then your school has nothing on Brick Memorial High.

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-06-21 14:10:00

Toms River Orthodox synagogue supporters: Change zoning or we may sue

"We can't keep waiting," said North Dover resident Scott Gartner, an Orthodox Jew whose efforts to bring a new synagogue to town have been stymied by the zoning restrictions. "Our community is growing. We want to do it the right way. The government is forcing us to do it the wrong way."

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-06-21 10:00:00

Belmar Police Identify Body Found Under Boardwalk as Spring Lake Heights Man

BELMAR, NJ — The 39-year-old man whose body was found under the Belmar boardwalk on June 16, has been identified as Christiaan Rose of Spring Lake Heights, according to the Belmar Police Department.

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-06-20 12:06:00

8-year-old boy disappears while swimming at beach

The child and his 11-year-old brother, both of Hempstead, had been swimming unsupervised near Ocean Beach Park off Edwards Boulevard at around 6 p.m. Tuesday before they became separated, officials said.

NEW YORK POST - 2018-06-20 15:42:22

Teen accomplice in killing of Asbury Park boy charged as adult

The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said the teen, identified as Jah-Del Birch, will make his first appearance in Superior Court on Thursday to face charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a handgun and aggravated ass

NJ1015.COM - 2018-06-20 11:17:26

Neptune High School student charged as an adult in 10-year-old's murder

FREEHOLD – A 16-year-old Neptune High School student, arrested in connection to the February murder of a 10-year-old boy in his Ridge Avenue home, was charged Tuesday as an adult in the killing, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-06-20 03:41:00

Brick Wawa to Expand, Build Gas Station; Competitor to Build at Jersey Paddler Lot

One of the original Wawa convenience stores in Ocean County, located at the corner of Lanes Mill and Burnt Tavern roads in Brick, will soon be expanded to one of the area’s most modern. Meanwhile, the ever-popular chain will become part of a more crowded market in Brick from a Baltimore-based compet

SHOREBEAT.COM - 2018-06-20 02:57:21

Freehold HS District Joins Coalition Fighting School Aid Cuts

BRICK, NJ — As a bill that would cut aid to dozens of school districts across New Jersey advanced out of committee on Tuesday, a coalition of districts that stand to be hurt significantly, including the Freehold Regional High School District, is calling on state legislators to take a closer look bef

PATCH - 2018-06-20 15:27:58

Holmdel State Trooper Pulls Man From Burning Car: Watch

HOLMDEL, NJ — A state trooper from the Holmdel barracks rescued an unconscious man from a burning car last month, and part of the rescue was captured on the trooper's dashboard camera in his patrol car.

PATCH - 2018-06-20 17:00:39

See The Estate $975K Will Buy In Toms River

TOMS RIVER, NJ — A basketball court. A wood-fired pizza oven. A large swimming pool and more than 6,000 square feet of living space. This Toms River home is among the new listings courtesy of our partners at .


2 Big Lottery Winners – Including $1M Ticket – At Jersey Shore

The winning ticket from Saturday night's Powerball drawing was sold at Friendly Deli, 151 New Jersey Ave., Absecon in Atlantic County. The winning numbers for the Saturday drawing were: 09, 45, 57, 58 and 65. The Red Power Ball number was 09. The Multiplier number was 02.


Circus Drive-In crabs sign was never stolen after all: Police

WALL - The search for a missing sign from the now-demolished Circus Drive-In restaurant is over and, as it turned out, it had not been stolen, as police had earlier believed.

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-06-20 14:48:00

Coast Guard resumes air search for boy in ocean

Long Beach police are also searching for the 8-year-old boy, who got separated from his brother near Ocean Beach Park, officials say.

NEWSDAY - 2018-06-20 10:00:30

CharterTech High School 2018 graduation

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