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Ocean County’s gender scorecard

A short primer on the status of women in Ocean County. Ocean County has sent just six women to the New Jersey Legislature since women gained the right to vote in 1920:. * Lila Thompson (R-New Egypt) served from 1924 to 1926.


3 dead in multi-vehicle crash on Route 23 in New Jersey; Driver revived with Narcan, sources say

WAYNE, New Jersey (WABC) -- Three people died in a multi-vehicle crash in New Jersey that was apparently caused by a driver under the influence of drugs, sources said. It happened just before 9 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Route 23, at New York Avenue, in Wayne Tuesday morning.


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.


Mother Charged With Killing New Jersey Toddler Doesn't Show for Court, Attorney Claims Postpartum Depression

A New Jersey mother who police say told them she fatally struck her toddler son because he wouldn't "eat nor listen to her" will remain jailed until her murder trial. A judge issued the ruling Tuesday during a court hearing that Nakira Griner was due to attend. But her attorney, Kim Schultz, said th


Ocean County GOP Picks Wolfe’s Replacement, Other Candidates

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Republican Organization announced their slate for November’s regional elections. Incumbents took up most of the spots, but there was a group of candidates seeking to replace retiring Assemblyman David Wolfe on the ballot.


N.J man, 28, charged with having sex with child multiple times over 6 months

A Toms River man has been arrested on charges he had sex with a child under the age of 13 multiple times over six months, authorities said. Robert Bell, 28, faces charges of aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.


Kim's Ocean County Town Hall Focuses On Veterans, Health Care

Rep. Andy Kim, New Jersey's new 3rd District congressman, stressed bipartisanship and promised to listen to his constituents as he held the second town hall meeting of his short time in office, this one in Ocean County.


88-Year-Old Woman in New Jersey Struck by Her Own Car as Vehicle Rolls Into Nearby Lake

An 88-year-old woman in New Jersey was hospitalized Wednesday morning after her own car rolled backwards and struck her, authorities say. According to the Harding Police Department, the victim accidentally left the car "not in park" prompting it to roll backwards and hit her on the side.


New Jersey Bill Proposes Strictest Plastic Ban In the Nation

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey is the newest battleground in the war against plastic pollution. The state is considering whether to adopt the strictest plastic ban in the nation.


Self-Defense Classes for Women in Ocean County

Ocean County Parks and Recreation will be giving women the opportunity to learn self- defense classes coming up in March and April. According to the patch.com classes start in March - March 16, 23, 30 and April 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Program Room at the Ocean County Parks Administration Building


Possible Serial Cat Killer Sought by Authorities in New Jersey

Authorities in New Jersey are asking the public's help in identifying a possible serial cat killer. The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office SPCA Division and the Asbury Park Police Department began a joint investigation on Feb. 18 after the SPCA received a call from the police department concerning


Midstreams Bridge In Brick Fully Reopened To Traffic

BRICK, NJ — It's official: The new Midstreams Bridge across the Beaver Dam Creek is fully open to traffic. "We are pleased to announce the new span is now open to motorists," Ocean County Freeholder Director Virginia E. Haines and Freeholder John P. Kelly, co-chairs of the Ocean County Engineering D


Who brutally killed two cats and left them by the trash in Asbury Park?

Law Enforcement in Monmouth County need your help identifying the person responsible for brutally killing two cats in Asbury Park on Monday, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni.


Toms River Man Had Sexual Relationship With Child: Authorities

TOMS RIVER, NJ — A Toms River man who authorities allege had a sexual relationship with a child under the age of 13 for several months is facing multiple charges of sexual assault.


Meet “Stranger Things” Star Gaten Matarazzo in Manahawkin

This Ocean County cutie will be close to his home in Little Egg Harbor at a fundraiser in Ocean County next month!. Gaten Matarazzo is so popular, especially with my daughter and her friends, because of his hot show Netflix's "Stranger Things". We are waiting for Season 3 coming soon!


Toms River School Officials Keeping Eye On Feb. 20 Storm

TOMS RIVER, NJ — Toms River school district officials are urging parents to be prepared for the possibility of an early dismissal on Wednesday, Feb. 20, amid an incoming winter storm.


Residents Upset After New Video “How to Invade Jackson” by Orthodox Community Surfaces

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ-A group panel of prominent Orthodox Jewish Lakewood business owners and municipal officials has surfaced on YouTube by the “First Amendment Activist” discussing the future of Jackson Township and Toms River.


Good Samaritan, Wall Police Save Man's Life

WALL, NJ — A pair of Wall Township police officers and a Good Samaritan are receiving praise for their efforts that saved the life of a man who collapsed at a Wall grocery store earlier this month.


Diner known for large portions opening first location in New Jersey

A restaurant known for its large portions and traditional diner food is opening its first location in New Jersey. Metro Diner is opening at 269 Route 18 in East Brunswick, and the company is looking to hire more than 100 employees for the restaurant.


Who are the top area wrestlers heading into the regional tournament?

A look at the top performers from Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and southern Ocean county high schools. These are the final rankings of the season. The Press wrestling All-Stars will be published in March.