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Ocean County duo busted for dealing heroin and cocaine, cops say

TOMS RIVER — While busting a drug deal in a grocery store parking lot last week, police found heroin and cocaine in an SUV along with a machete and loaded flare gun, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer.


Carjacking internet rumor not true, Toms River police say

TOMS RIVER — A debunked internet scam has resurfaced with an Ocean County police department connected to it. The fake alert claims Toms River police officers are warning that carjackers are putting pieces of paper on the rear windows of cars waiting for the driver to return and remove it. When the d


Undercover Probe Nets 3 On Drug Charges In Ocean County

OCEAN COUNTY – Three people were arrested during an apparent drug sale by an undercover operation, police said. Members of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force Detectives located a man and a woman operating a 2002 Blue Ford Explorer in the parking lot of the Shop Rite on Route


Missing Toms River Girl's Family: We Just Want Her Home

TOMS RIVER, NJ — Twenty-four hours after the attorney for the family of a missing Toms River girl issued an ultimatum warning those hiding her to turn her in, Ashley Combs remains missing.


Rockland declaring state of emergency over measles outbreak, will bar unvaccinated from public places

ROCKLAND COUNTY, New York (WABC) -- Rockland County is declaring of state of emergency Tuesday over the ongoing measles outbreak and barring unvaccinated people from public places.


Mega Millions Ticket Sold In Ocean County Worth $1 Million

The Jersey Shore is apparently FILLED with good luck these days. A Mega Millions ticket sold at The New Lucky 7 Deli on Route 70 in Lakehurst matched all five of the "white ball" numbers for the March 22nd drawing making it worth a whopping $1 million!


Rock the River Music Festival Coming to Downtown Toms River

This July, Rock the River, a Summer Music Festival, is coming to Downtown Toms River!. Bubbys Beanery and the Little by Little Foundation are partnering to present Rock the River - a day of music and fun, on Saturday, July 27th, from noon till 8! The event will take place in Huddy Park, and proceeds


Toms River Boy Scout Treasurer indicted for theft

A Toms River man who served as the treasurer of Boy Scout Pack #57 has been indicted for theft after embezzling over three thousand dollars, announced Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer.


NJ girl remains ‘missing’ after deadline for her return passes

TOMS RIVER — A deadline to return 17-year-old Ashley Combs to her legal guardians has come and gone four days after she left home. Combs was last seen on Friday afternoon after attending classes at Toms River High School North. Following a weekend of news of her disappearance being shared on social


Ocean County Sandy Contractor Gets 5 Years For Theft: OCPO

LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. — An Ocean County contractor who pleaded guilty to stealing funds from homeowners after promising Superstorm Sandy repairs will spend five years in prison, officials announced Monday. Peter Rinaldi admitted in February to stealing over $247,000 from eight homeowners, the Ocea


NJ man hit by 2 trucks and car trying to cross Turnpike

MANSFIELD (Burlington) — A man was struck three times and killed as he tried to cross the New Jersey Turnpike early Tuesday morning. A vehicle driven by Jahmir Scott, 22, of Allentown, had a "difficulty" about midnight in the northbound outer lanes near Exit 6, according to State Police Sgt. Lawrenc


Brush Fire Causing Traffic Delays

BRICK — A brush fire near mile marker 88 on the Garden State Parkway is causing traffic delays, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department reported. A Nixle alert was issued at 9:03 a.m. alerting motorists to the delays.


NJ family bought 7 luxury cars after running million-dollar Ponzi scams

An adult son and parents from Bergen County have pleaded guilty to cheating investors out of millions of dollars through two investment scams. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal on Tuesday said the family defrauded many of their victims a second time after they were first busted.


Seaside Heights Carousel Closing April 7 For Repairs, Move

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ — If you're planning to ride the carousel at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, you better plan to hop on now. The historic carousel will be closing the weekend of April 7.


Seaside Heights Inks New Deal With Dock Outfitters Owner

Seaside Heights has finalized a deal to keep a popular tackle shop, fishing pier, restaurant and boat rental business in town for several years to come. The borough owns the property on which The Dock Outfitters in located. The business’s lease with the borough ended at the end of last year and its


Authorities: Drug raids at Jersey Shore motel, home uncover crack cocaine, marijuana

Authorities say a drug raid at two motel rooms in Seaside Heights, as well as a home in Toms River, uncovered drugs and arrested four people. Detectives and a SWAT team found heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana during the raids.


20 Things Wrong With Jersey Shore That Fans Don't Think About

There are one of three choices when it comes to watching the infamous Jersey Shore: loving it, despising it, or low-key despising to love it. Each fan has a favorite reality star, a favorite relationship ship, and a favorite episode. Those who don't like it, well, they despise the entire show and ev


New Jersey College’s Student EMS Service Helping To Save Their Classmates’ Lives

EWING TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – In case of emergency, fellow students are at the ready at one of New Jersey’s most popular colleges. Their all-volunteer EMS crew balances college life with saving lives.



NEWARK, N.J. – A City of Paterson police officer was arrested today and charged with conspiring to violate the civil rights of motor vehicle occupants and others in Paterson, New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.


Another Candidate Enters Toms River Race

TOMS RIVER – Another candidate has entered the race for the Toms River governing body in what has been a busy month. Heather Barone, president of Court Appointed Special Advocates, is now running for a nomination on the ballot for the Township Council. A Republican, she is running independently from