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Powerful storms Saturday AM for NJ: 70 mph winds, tornados possible

As these thunderstorms roll through, you want to seek shelter on the lowest level of a sturdy building and keep away from windows.

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Tree service truck in Holmdel. (Holmdel Police Department)
Tree service truck in Holmdel. (Holmdel Police Department)
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Tree service truck overturns onto lawn in front of town hall in Holmdel Thursday

Police say debris went flying after the driver lost control of the wheel traveling north around a curve at the intersection between Crawford's Corner Road around 3:20 pm and overturns onto the grassy area by town hall.

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Huddy Park in downtown Toms River. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
Huddy Park in downtown Toms River. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
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Happy Birthday Toms River! You’re invited to the big celebration Saturday

Happy 250th Birthday Toms River! In the second installment of our two-part series examining Toms River's impact on the Revolutionary War, we look closer as to how Huddy Park got its name.

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Country Farms armed robbery (Howell PD)
Country Farms armed robbery (Howell PD)
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Update: Surveillance photos from Howell armed robbery

In an effort to nail the suspect who held up a Howell Township convenience store at gunpoint before dawn Wednesday, police issue surveillance images of him and his car, and urge anyone who recognizes him to contact them.

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Toms River Schools Supt. David Healy (Bradley James, Townsquare Media)
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Toms River Schools “Rally Trip to Trenton” fairness formula protest postponed Thursday morning

A protest planned at the Statehouse in Trenton this morning by the Toms River Regional School Board of Education has been postponed, according to school officials.

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Huddy Park in downtown Toms River. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
Huddy Park in downtown Toms River. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
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Who is Joshua Huddy? Toms River’s Revolutionary War Hero

Who is Joshua Huddy and why is there park named after him?

In the first part of our two-part series into Toms RIver's impact on the Revolutionary War, we learn about its hero.

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A fawn has been showing up for daily swim at a family's pool in Freehold. (Video courtesy of NJ.com via YouTube)
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Oh Deer! Fawn Enjoys Daily Swim in Freehold Pool

Summer weather is here and we're not the only ones trying to keep cool in the heat!

You'll swoon over this video of a baby deer that's been popping in for daily dips in the pool in Monmouth County.

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denisvrublevski, ThinkStock
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Jackson man facing charges for looting spare change from unlocked cars Monday night

A Jackson Township man who allegedly helped himself to some loose change in a number of unlocked cars outside of a condo complex on Brookfield Drive around 11 pm Monday is facing a number of charges.

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Alec Balwin dressed as Donald Trump at the Jersey Shore (George Germek via Facebook)
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Alec Baldwin Spotted Filming at Monmouth University

Alec Baldwin had fans doing a double take when he was spotted at the Jersey Shore today.

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How to avoid injuries while playing sports in the summer

Whether you're an athlete (former or current) or someone who just enjoys getting outside during the summer and playing a sport, it's the perfect time of the year to get out there an have some fun.

There's always a downer it seems in the midst of all the summertime fun, and that is the risk for injury.

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Ocean County Freeholder Director Joe Vicari, by Tom Mongelli Townsquare Media
Ocean County Freeholder Director Joe Vicari, by Tom Mongelli Townsquare Media
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Ocean County Freeholder Director discusses tourism at the shore on ‘Topic-A’ Sunday

Tourism continues to be an important part of local business growth and development at the shore where more visitors can help businesses but also get a first hand look at all the shore has to offer.

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Couple wanted for questioning in Howell Township. (Howell Township Police Department)
Couple wanted for questioning in Howell Township. (Howell Township Police Department)
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Couple wanted for questioning by police in Howell Township

Police in Howell Township are hoping you can help them identify a couple seen on surveillance exiting a WalMart at 4900 Route 9 South on Sunday night for questioning.

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