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Jackson police chase suspect caught in Lakewood: Police
JACKSON - Police have charged a man they believe fled a shoplifting investigation at the Jackson Premium Outlets shopping center and led police on a brief high-speed chase, they announced Monday.
Brick Schools issue warning about “Momo Challenge” on social media
The Brick Township Schools Superintendent sent out a letter to parents on Tuesday after concern has risen about the "Momo Challenge" found on social media which encourages people to inflict serious harm to themselves that can have fatal consequences.
Southern Regional Man Is Ocean County Teacher Of The Year
The New Jersey Department of Education recognized 21 teachers as the 2018-19 County Teachers of the Year in an awards ceremony at Jackson Memorial High School, Jackson. One of them was Bill Smith, a teacher at Southern Regional Middle School, who was honored for Ocean County.
"I have a body in the trunk' - man admits murder of romantic rival
TOMS RIVER – A Pemberton man, who drove around one night last year looking for a shovel with which to bury a body, on Monday admitted killing a romantic rival whose corpse was concealed in the trunk of his car, authorities said.
Measles outbreak: 16th case reported in Ocean County
Another case of measles has been confirmed in Ocean County, bringing the total there to 16 cases, according to the county health department. An additional three cases are affecting a family in Passaic County, but those cases stemmed from the Lakewood outbreak.
‘He wanted people to see him as a person.’ Man who inspired law to protect disabled dies at 22.
He spent only 22 years on this earth, but Parker Drake left a lasting legacy. Drake — who was known throughout New Jersey as the brave young man on the autism spectrum, who testified against his bullies — inspired a law designed to protect adults with developmental disabilities. He died on Nov. 28 i
Ocean County teacher snorted morphine in elementary school class, cops say
EAGLESWOOD — An elementary school teacher has been charged with snorting morphine off his desk in front of students and another teacher in a classroom. According to a complaint obtained by Townsquare Media, Michael Palladino, 43, of Barnegat took a plastic bag containing three beige pills with ABG-6
DWI Arrests, Drug Charges: Lakehurst Police Blotter
LAKEHURST, NJ — Three people were charged with driving while under the influence and one was charged with leaving the scene of an accident in November, according to police blotter reports from the Lakehurst Police Department.
Howell homeless camp in limbo, as residents wait to be relocated
HOWELL - As residents of Howell's homeless camp gear up for another winter on the wooded parcel off Route 9 they've called home for nearly three years, one question lingers: How long will they be able to stay?
Brick elementary school evacuated over carbon monoxide alert
BRICK - Students at Midstreams Elementary School were evacuated briefly Wednesday morning due to a "minor carbon monoxide leak," police said in a Facebook post. The evacuation occurred at about 11:30 a.m. There were no reports of injuries, and no cause or further details about the leak were provided
Video Of Teen Beating Raccoon To Death In Lacey Probed
LACEY, NJ — A video that circulated late last week showing a teen beating a raccoon to death is under investigation by state and local authorities, Lacey police said Tuesday.
Woman, 76, Struck, Killed On Route 9 Downtown: Lakewood Police
LAKEWOOD, NJ — A Lakewood woman was killed Sunday evening when she was hit by a car on Route 9 downtown, police said Monday. Sofia Biernacka, 76, sustained life-threatening injuries in the accident and was taken to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Lt. LeRoy Marshall said. Attempt
Measles outbreak: Private party in New York exposes 86 from Ocean County
Health officials said Monday that a "private event" during which 86 Ocean County residents may have been exposed to the measles was held in New York state. The possible exposure, first reported publicly over the weekend, means residents should remain vigilant because the outbreak is ongoing, said Br
Prosecution of former Brick school's chief, daughter and other ex-officials can proceed, judge rules
TOMS RIVER – A judge has refused to dismiss a criminal indictment against the former Brick schools superintendent, his daughter and another former school official, after a different judge last year threw out most of an earlier indictment charging them in a scheme to get unwarranted special services
Santa’s Elves Have Been Busy in Southern Ocean County
If you live in the Southern Ocean County area and take a trip down Seven Bridges Road in Little Egg Harbor, there's a good chance you have seen the decorated Christmas trees along the roadway.
Wanted: Man pointed a gun at Monmouth County cops, police say
ASBURY PARK — A search is underway for a man police say pointed a weapon at officers before fleeing a vehicle that was being investigated. The man was identified as Aamir Morris, 20, of Brick, according to police.
Adopt a Dog Like 'Brooklyn' at Brick City Rescue
Brick City Rescue is asking you to open your heart and your home to give a dog or cat the second chance that it deserves. Brooklyn is a 6-month old Pittie mix in need of a fur-ever home. She is up to date on shots, but needs to be spayed. She’s housebroken, dog- and kid-friendly. She is pictured pla
Colts Neck murders: Illinois man says Paul Caneiro once threatened his life over a joke
When Mark Bostrom saw the news that Paul Caneiro's brother Keith and his family were murdered in Colts Neck, it took the Illinois man back to the early 1990s when he said Paul Caneiro once threatened his life.
Crash Closes Route 547 In Manchester: Police
MANCHESTER, NJ — Motorists are being urged to avoid the area of Route 547 at Route 571 on Tuesday morning due to a motor vehicle crash, Manchester police said. Route 547 — South Hope Chapel Road — is closed from Route 571 north toward Jackson, Manchester police said in a Nixle alert.
Morning Traffic Problems on Route 37 in Toms River
Motorists in the Toms River area want to avoid Route 37 and Garfield Avenue this morning. following an overnight accident. The accident has left a downed utility pole and the "jughandle" at Route 37 (East Bound) & Garfield Avenue is closed.