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Toms River man killed by police after stabbing his wife. That story and more in today’s Monmouth and Ocean County News from Townsquare Media.
A Toms River man was shot and killed by police in North Carolina while stabbing his wife in a bank parking lot. Authorities say Darrell Haymon knifed his wife Lorrie in the chest and was holding her when cops arrived. Two officers fired when Haymon refused to drop the knife. The couple had been staying with relatives while looking for homes in North Carolina.
An off-duty Island Heights patrolman injured in a Toms River crash yesterday afternoon on Oakhill Drive in the Silverton section is in intensive care. Officials say Tim Geoghgan’s jeep flipped when a woman drove through a stop sign and broadsided his vehicle.
The home of an Ocean County senior citizen has been raided in a child pornography investigation where county and federal officials allegedly discovered numerous images. 67-year Frank Lochwood Jr. of Manchester was arrested at his Whiting home. He’s in the Ocean County Jail on $50,000 bail.
Sea Bright’s landmark bar Donovan’s Reef, destroyed during Sandy, won’t be reopening July 4th. Owner Robert Phillips blames red tape for delaying repairs. He vows the main building will be ready by November.
Ocean County Freeholders say shore communities do a great job maintaining beaches and lifeguards. That’s why they’re opposed to legislation that would allow counties to take control of municipal beaches. The bill would require one badge for all county-wide beaches.
Ortley Beach residents are upset the familiar water tower with the jumping dolphins can only be seen from the North side. NJ American Water Company recently refurbished the tower and inscribed its company logo on the South side.
Few things say ‘summer’ as much as the sound of an ice cream truck in your neighborhood. But one lawmaker wants to make sure the person selling your kids ice cream is not a convicted sex offender. The lawmaker says even though we teach our children to beware of strangers, when that stranger is driving an ice cream truck sometimes all bets are off. The measure has been introduced before but never advanced, so this is yet another try.
A Monmouth County teen is trying to improve food safety in the US after testifying on Capitol Hill about his personal experience with an imported product from China. Loop holes prevent food labels from listing the country of origin, something Colts Neck High School Senior Christopher D’Urso discovered after eating Pignoli cookies during Christmas 2011 and developing Pine Mouth – a bitter metallic taste that lasted for a few days. The cookies were made with a cheaper inedible species of pine nuts commonly substituted by Chinese companies. He’s working with Congressman Chris Smith on legislation to strengthen County of Origin Laws.
More New Jerseyans are hitting up roadside stands for fruits and vegetables and are taking part in on-farm experiences. That’s according to the new US Census of Agriculture. Direct sales to consumers through roadside stands and farmers markets is up $3.2 million. The number of farms offering agritourism activities in NJ has gone from 322 to 347.
Bankers are still on the clock, but their jobs are completely different for a day. For the second consecutive year, bank employees are assisting Coastal Habitat for Humanity in rebuilding areas still hurting from Hurricane Sandy. The NJ Bankers Association says volunteers are anxious to help once again. Recovery efforts kicked off yesterday at Shark River Hills in Neptune and will carry on throughout the summer.