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Lakewood fire that displaced 37 intentionally set: Prosecutor

LAKEWOOD - An Aug. 2 fire that ripped through a Lexington Avenue rooming house, displacing dozens of residents, was set intentionally, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office announced Tuesday.

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-08-14 18:36:00

Parking Lot Becomes Water Ski Course During Brick Flood (Video)

BRICK, NJ — The flooding that caused significant problems for many residents in Brick on Monday also created an opportunity for fun for one group of Brick residents.The flooding from the North Branch of the Metedeconk River and the Beaver Dam Creek put several inches of water in the parking lot at t

PATCH - 2018-08-14 13:15:22

105 Homes Still Evacuated As Brick Flooding Cleanup Starts

BRICK, NJ — As water levels start to recede, Brick Township police say 105 homes are still affected by the flooding that forced evacuations in the Greenbriar I senior community.

PATCH - 2018-08-14 14:51:13

Jenkinson's Aquarium gift shop employee fired after kicking black girls out of shop

A woman at the Jenkinson's Aquarium gift shop told a group of black teenagers they were not welcome, Paterson resident Attiyya Barrett said.Shannon Mullen and Erik Larsen and Mike Davis, Asbury Park Press

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2018-08-14 22:12:00

Road collapse, bridge damage force indefinite closures in Howell

By Matt Dowling | NJ Advance Media for NJ.comThe deluge of rain and flash floods that swamped roads in Monmouth and Ocean counties on Monday have forced the indefinite closure of two main roads in Howell Township, police said.After flood water covered the bridge on Allenwood-Lakewood Road in the Ram

NJ.COM - 2018-08-14 07:51:00

Manalapan Police Blotter, Aug. 6 - Aug. 12

MANALAPAN, NJ — Released by Manalapan police and unedited by Patch, all the arrests in the past week:

PATCH - 2018-08-14 14:13:13

Gov. Murphy issues state of emergency in Ocean County, N.J.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency in Ocean County, as well as Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, and Passaic counties, following damaging flash flooding over the past few days.

6ABC.COM - 2018-08-14 15:36:15

Brick seniors 'devastated,' assess damage to their flooded homes

BRICK — Areti Vardas, 78, had tears in her eyes as her family moved damp furniture and cut soaked carpeting from her home in the Greenbriar age-restricted community, a neighborhood that was inundated with about 3 feet of water on Monday.

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-08-14 16:00:00

N.J. weather update: Nearly 8 inches of rain pounds N.J., flooding roads, creating a waterspout

As of early Monday afternoon, a whopping 7.83 inches of rain was reported in Brick, nearly 5.6 inches of rain was reported in Howell Township and almost 5 inches was registered in Wall Township.

NJ.COM - 2018-08-13 14:18:00

Flooding Forces Evacuations In Brick's Greenbriar 1

Boats are being used to assist residents in evacuating from their homes, with Brick Township personnel being assisted by personnel from Point Pleasant and Lakewood, according to radio transmissions. TowBoat US also responded with boat.

PATCH - 2018-08-13 17:11:02

Heavy Rain Flooding Lakewood Roads, Route 9 Closed: Report

LAKEWOOD, NJ — Heavy rain overnight has caused flooding of some streets in Lakewood, according to a report, and more is possible as the rain continues to fall Monday morning.

PATCH - 2018-08-13 13:02:15

Overturned truck leaking chemicals closes Route 18 in Monmouth County

The truck flipped over near exit 22 (Route 537) in Colts Neck, according to 511nj.org, the state department of transportation's traffic website.

NJ.COM - 2018-08-13 12:03:00

State Of Emergency Declared In Brick Due To Flooding

BRICK, NJ — A state of emergency has been declared in Brick Towship on Monday by Police Chief James Riccio as the township continues to deal with severe flooding caused by the morning's storms.There were more than 100 people evacuated from their homes in Greenbriar 1 as a result of the flooding, and

PATCH - 2018-08-13 18:52:32

Floods turn roads into rivers, waterspout seen at Jersey Shore

BRICK — Slow-moving, heavy bands of rain dropped inches of rain along the Jersey Shore on Monday morning, flooding roads and homes.Ocean County was epicenter of messy weather iMonday because of a "very slow moving area of very heavy rain," according to Townsquare Meteorologist Dan Zarrow.More than 3

NJ1015.COM - 2018-08-13 12:13:53

Police: Hit-run driver caused turnpike bus crash

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — State police have confirmed that a hit-and-run driver caused a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that overturned a school bus taking families home from a picnic. Dozens of people were sent to hospitals, but ...


Overturned Vehicle On Parkway In Toms River: Sheriff

TOMS RIVER, NJ — There is an accident with n overturned vehicle in the southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway near the Toms River toll plaza, authorities said Monday morning.

PATCH - 2018-08-13 11:58:28

Mother and daughter charged with drug offenses: Lakehurst police

Police arrested Deborah J. Kellum, 63, of Lakewood and her daughter Tarah T. Kellum, 31, of Point Pleasant after they pulled over their van about 7 p.m. Aug. 6.


Lakehurst police seize 24 folds of heroin during arrest

Dipaolo arrested Mahieu on the warrant and then searched the vehicle, where police discovered the wax folds of heroin and other drug paraphernalia, according to the news release.


Pole fire closes Jackson road, triggers power outage

In addition, more than 500 homes and businesses in the area were without power as a result, according to Jersey Central Power & Light Co.


Man dies in Hamilton house fire

The victim, whose identity is being withheld pending family notification, was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after firefighters pulled him from a blaze inside a home on Irving Court around 12:15 p.m.