Jersey Shore Headlines
A Monmouth County neighborhood terrorized by a crazy driver yesterday, more lives saved in Ocean County when Narcan is used on heroin overdoses and more in today’s Monmouth and Ocean County News.
As of last Friday, 16 lives have been saved in Ocean County since police started administering a drug that prevents heroin overdoses. The pilot program’s success in Ocean County means it could have a very bright future for the rest of our state. The next step is to get Narcan to families who have loved ones with addiction problems. The Prosecutor’s Office says while it’s legal for civilians to have Narcan, more education is needed for doctors and pharmacies to prescribe and carry it.
A Neptune neighborhood was terrorized by a speeding driver swerving up and down 9th Avenue between Rt. 35 and Ridge Avenue for at least an hour yesterday afternoon. Authorities say the man would not pull over for cops. He eventually was arrested and taken to a hospital to be evaluated.
Monmouth County authorities are investigating whether a teen being treated for a gun shot wound is connected to a shooting in Asbury Park last night. The 17-year old boy’s injuries are non-life threatening. Shots were reported around 9:30 pm on Dewitt Avenue, near Springwood Avenue.
A Keansburg man will spend up to 6 years behind bars after pleading guilty to hiding the body of his dead daughter. Monmouth County Prosecutors say 60-year old Dennis Adler admitted he moved the remains of Kimberly Adler to 4 different locations between 2008 and 2012, concealed her death from family and friends, and provided false information to law enforcement. The cause of her death has not been determined.
One person was killed in a Mother’s Day crash on the Parkway in Brick. The 2-car accident happened in the northbound lanes at exit 91.
A Brick Township man suffers internal injuries and a broken arm after being thrown from his motorcycle last night in Brick. Police say Robert Sotto tried passing two vehicles on Herbertsville Road and struck one of the cars making a left onto Flagg Road.
An Eatontown man could face up to 20 years in prison in connection to a deadly car crash in 2009. A jury found 30-year old Vincent Laing guilty of vehicular homicide and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the death of 82-year old Inge Polly of Neptune. Prosecutors say Laing had high levels of oxycodone and xanax in his system when his car crossed into oncoming traffic and struck the victim’s. He’s also facing unrelated drug trafficking charges.
Gun owners can get rid of their weapons with no questions asked during a gun buy-back program the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is holding this Friday and Saturday. Cash will be paid for weapons dropped off at the Asbury Park satellite office on Main Street and the Rumson police department on East River Road.
Bidding is underway to rebuild several sandy-damaged streets on Brick Township’s barrier island. Township officials expect the project to cost about $420,000 and say the repairs are eligible for reimbursement from FEMA.
Point Pleasant Boro is getting $200,000 from the state to offset the cost of reconstructing Bay Avenue. 25 Ocean County municipalities are getting a total of $5 million in grant money for safety and quality-of-life improvements.
Do you think arts classes should be given the same weight as science and math courses when calculating a high schooler’s grade point average? Two NJ lawmakers think so. Right now many schools give greater weight to a student’s grade in math and science than they give to the arts. But some lawmakers say that’s treating someone gifted in the arts like a second class citizen. They hope the bill is passed and signed into law in time for the start of classes this fall.