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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

Brick Man's Widow Awarded $1.5M In OC Jail Suicide: Report

TOMS RIVER, NJ — The widow of a Brick Township man has been awarded $1.5 million after an Ocean County jury found the county corrections department negligent in the man's hanging death in the jail, according to a report.

PATCH - 2018-06-21 17:13:37

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

New Egypt High School graduation shooting plot: Teen tried to get gun, prosecutor says

Matthew V. Vanderbeek, 19, of Plumsted is facing charges of making terroristic threats and attempting to buy a gun for an illegal purpose, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-06-21 19:00:00

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

See The Least Expensive Home For Sale In Ocean County

MANCHESTER, NJ — We show you plenty of the most luxurious homes in the area, homes that are the stuff of lottery dreams. But this week, we're taking a look at homes on the other end of the scale, from our partners at .

PATCH - 2018-06-21 15:34:42

OC jail suicide results in $1.5 million verdict against county

TOMS RIVER – An Ocean County jury on Tuesday found the county corrections department negligent in the hanging death of an inmate and awarded $1,550,000 to the inmate’s widow.The jury of two men and six women deliberated an hour and a half before reaching a unanimous verdict late Tuesday against the

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-06-20 19:30:00

East Brunswick July 4th Fireworks, Parades and More: 2018 Guide

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Come out ready to party and celebrate our nation's birthday! The East Brunswick 2018 fireworks and festivities will be held on July 4 beginning at 4 p.m. and will be at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center at 721 Cranbury Road.

PATCH - 2018-06-21 14:09:06

Massive Buy-Rite Liquor Store Fire Ruled Accidental: Prosecutor

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The cause of the massive fire that destroyed the Buy-Rite Liquor Store on Route 9 on Sunday night has been ruled accidental, a spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said.

PATCH - 2018-06-21 13:14:01

Seaside Heights Wants 'Beachnik' Organizers to Pay; Point Pleasant Could be Next Location

A post shared by @lastofhiskind3005onJun 16, 2018 at 6:47pm PDTA day of partying promoted on social media that led to tens of thousands of unexpected visitors coming to Seaside Park and Seaside Heights came with a cost, and Seaside Heights officials say they want to track down the organizers.A digit

SHOREBEAT.COM - 2018-06-21 03:05:49

Keansburg man found with four different drugs at home

A Keansburg man is faces a laundry list of charges after police found him allegedly in possession of heroin, cocaine, marijuana and xanax.

WOBM.COM - 2018-06-21 08:22:33

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

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

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

Manchester Schools Join 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 Manchester Township School District, is calling on state legislators to take a closer look before

PATCH - 2018-06-20 16:32:55

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 .


Belmar boardwalk death not suspicious, police say

(Photo: RICHARD ORLOFF)BELMAR - The body found beneath the boardwalk at Ninth Avenue Saturday was a 39-year-old man whose death "does not appear to be suspicious," according to borough police.Police were called to the scene just after 5:30 a.m. for a report of a body found under the boardwalk. Offic

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-06-20 18:22:00