Jersey Shore Headlines
Would you let your child behind the wheel of a boat? That story and more in today's Monmouth and Ocean County News from Townsquare Media.
Police are investigating a fatal accident in Millstone last night. A woman was killed on Rt. 537 and Quan Road after hitting a telephone poll shortly before 2 am. It's unclear if the crash was weather-related.
An Ocean County man was taken into custody after over 100 images of child porn were allegedly discovered on his laptop. 67-year old Edgar Dykstra was arrested yesterday at his residence in Little Egg Harbor and placed in the Ocean County Jail following an investigation by the prosecutor's High Tech Crimes Unit.
The minimum age to operate a boat would be eliminated under a proposed bill. Right now children under 13 can't be behind the helm, but Assemblyman Erick Peterson says operating a boat in NJ is a whole lot easier than driving a car, so as long as a parent is comfortable with it, it shouldn't matter how young a child is. Peterson says he was 6-years old when he first started operating his father's boat in the Barnegat Bay. He says our waterways have plenty of room and are a good place for kids to learn.
Governor Christie's town Hall meeting in Long Branch was postponed yesterday due to bad weather. There is no reschedule date yet.
Rutgers University's governing body is expected to vote today on raising tuition and fees for the upcoming school year. RU officials haven't indicated how large of an increase they're considering. Last year, tuition went up more than 3%.
Brookdale Community College's former athletic director is suing the school, its board of trustees, and former officials. Francis Lawrence claims the college breached his employment contract by firing him over his handling of the finances from the 2011 Shore Conference Tournament.
Two men, one from Freehold and the other from Manalapan, are accused of stealing over $19,000 in landscaping equipment from businesses and residents. The stolen goods were apparently sold at a Pennsylvania pawn shop.
Brick Township police are asking for the public's help in locating a burglar caught on video leaving a home on Emberly Road Monday afternoon around 2:30. The male suspect is seen running from the home and driving off in a light blue, 4-door sedan.
Someone local needs to check their Jersey Cash Five ticket from Monday's drawing. The winner of the $369,000 jackpot bought the lucky ticket in Toms River at Street Corner News on Hooper Avenue.
If you have a criminal conviction, you might be able to get it removed from your police record. the Ocean County Court System is holding a free expungement seminar this Friday. Ombudsman Anne Marie Fleury says participants will be given hand-outs on everything that needs to be done. she says both juvenile and adult criminal records can be expunged.
Can we actually recover from bullying? A new study finds that even once the bullying stops, the mental anguish often continues. If you think about a time when you were involved in bullying when you were younger, chances are you have a strong recollection of an incident that happened to you or to someone else, according to a Rutgers Psychology Professor. Once you've been a victim, you may suffer with anxiety and depression, you may lose your self-confidence and become less likely to take on a leadership role. The best way to avoid long term issues is to prevent the bullying from happening in the first place.
Former Brick Hockey stand-out and Devil's star Jim Dowd is gearing up for his annual Shore Conference All-Star hockey game charity event. Proceeds raised August 3rd by the Shoot for the Stars Foundation will benefit the Hometown Heroes non-profit of Toms River.