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Brick Police cruiser (Facebook)
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Brick Armed Home Invasion Suspect Arrested

 

Brick Township Police arrested a suspect in a Thursday night armed home invasion and released details about a terrifying evening for a Montclair Drive family.

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USS Arizona, December 7, 1941 (US Navy)
USS Arizona, December 7, 1941 (US Navy)
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Ocean County Remembers Its Heroes on Pearl Harbor 72nd Anniversary

Today marks 72 years since America's isolation from growing global conflict ended with a surprise attack on the U.S. Navy's fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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Tree of Lights at Holy Redeemer Hospice
Tree of Lights at Holy Redeemer Hospice
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Hospice Tree of Lights in Toms River Offers Solace and Hope

One by one, candles spread a glow through a quiet room in Toms River. Lights on a simple, sturdy evergreen begin to gleam like a galaxy of stars. Then, the air fills with prayers and hymns that transcend categories and unite everyone gathered. The Tree of Lights ritual at Holy Redeemer Hospice aims to bring comfort and courage to people lost in grief.

More than 50 folks in mourning are attending today's ceremony that begins at 1 PM. Director Jane Lynn Piccolo says that the tradition is in its second year in Toms River but is already well-entrenched throughout its regional system.

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Brick Police respond to pedestrian hit by a car on Lanes Mill Road
Brick Police respond to pedestrian hit by a car on Lanes Mill Road (Chris Swendeman, Townsquare Media NJ)
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New Details in Brick Township Hit & Run; Victim Still Critical

Video that captured the scene of Monday's hit-and-run in Brick Township that left a 68-year-old man lying in a roadway in critical condition sheds additional light on the search for the driver.

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Lakewood Committeeman Ray Coles & Deputy Mayor Steven Langert, by T. Mongelli Townsquare Media
Lakewood Committeeman Ray Coles & Deputy Mayor Steven Langert, by T. Mongelli Townsquare Media
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Lakewood Officials Address Tent City and Future Growth

Lakewood Deputy Mayor Steven Langert and Committeeman Ray Coles take on headline generating topics on WOBM-AM's Townsquare Tonight. The duo didn't shy away from talking about their continuing efforts to close down Tent City and find housing for its residents. They also addressed its high density growth plans.

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NJ Transit Police respond to incident on tracks in Asbury Park
NJ Transit Police respond to incident on tracks in Asbury Park (Monmouth County Police, Fire & EMS via Facebook)
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Train Fatality in Asbury Park

New Jersey Transit says a man was struck and killed by a train in central New Jersey.

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Seaside post-boardwalk fire  (Photo by Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media)
Seaside post-boardwalk fire (Photo by Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media)
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Seaside Rebuilds Once Again After Fire [AUDIO]

For the first time in decades, nothing separates the beaches of Seaside Heights and Seaside Park and its respective communities.

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Erik Santiago of Toms River
Erik Santiago of Toms River
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Candlelight Vigil to Focus on OC Overdose Deaths

The tally of drug overdose fatalities in Ocean County now stands at 104 and the Prosecutors' Office said that they're waiting for toxicology results on several more individuals. However, behind those numbers are hundreds of families and friends dealing with the unbearable pain of their loss.

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JCP&L Staging Area
JCP&L Staging Area (FirstEnergy Corp., Flickr)
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Power Being Restored in Ocean County

Power is being restored to Berkeley and Lacey Townships on the coldest morning of the season so far where 10,000 were in the dark on Sunday morning.

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Proposed Oros Lakewood girls elementary school
Artist's rendition of proposed Oros Lakewood girls elementary school (TheLakewoodScoop.com)
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Jackson Delays Vote On Jewish Girls School

Jackson Township's Zoning Board has postponed its vote on whether or not to build an orthodox Jewish girls school in the township.

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Heaven
(All photos from MCSPCA)
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The Monmouth County SPCA Works to Save and Protect Animals From Abuse

Cruelty cases like this dog, Heaven, are heartbreaking. The Monmouth County SPCA is committed to protecting animals from abuse.

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(L-R) Dog mannequin stolen from Old Navy at Ocean County Mall; suspects leave the store
(L-R) Dog mannequin stolen from Old Navy at Ocean County Mall; suspects leave the store (Both photos: Toms River Police)
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Dog Mannequin Napping At Ocean County Mall

Toms River Police are investigating the theft of a dog mannequin from a store in the Ocean County Mall.

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