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Drenching rains overnight lead to flooding and power outages. That story and more in today’s news for Monmouth and Ocean County from Townsquare Media.

Drenching rains overnight caused flooding in several areas of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, including Point Pleasant Beach, Rt. 35 from Lavallette through Ortley to the Seaside Bridge, The Parkway in Brick, and in Belmar. And the storm knocked out power for over 6,000 customers, mostly in Monmouth County in Hazlet and Holmdel. There was also a rescue from the flooding. A Toms River Technical Rescue Team member removed a resident from a home in Ocean Beach.

A father and daughter and two others are busted by Ocean County authorities in Seaside heights for allegedly storing and distributing 600 doses of heroin. Police also found a high-voltage stun gun. William Eves of Philly, his daughter Victoria Eves of Seaside and 2 other residents of the Ocean Terrace apartments were charged with drug-related county.

Charges have been filed against a relative of the female pedestrian recently killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in Lakewood. 33-year old Township resident Anthony Campbell was charged with aggravated assault for attacking the driver, hospitalizing him.

A Brick Township woman has been sentenced to 7 years in prison for a 2012 drunken driving crash that left another woman dead. Deborah Tadych struck 65-year old Susan Steeper of Brick head-on, on Herbertsville Road. She’ll also face 3 years parole and will have her license suspended for 11 years when she gets out of prison.

Prosecutors say the campaign manager for a state senate candidate was responsible for an early morning robocall that urged voters to support another candidate. Monmouth County Prosecutors say 45-year old Dwayne Horner, of Texas, was indicted this week on one count of impersonation. He faces up to 18 months in prison if convicted. He was the campaign manager for Leigh Ann Bellew, who lost.

State Police conducted a warrant raid at a Toms River law office on Church Road. Attorney James W. Kennedy and an unidentified female were taken into custody late yesterday morning. There’s no information on what prompted the raid.

Over $300 million dollars is going towards flood resiliency and repair projects caused by Sandy. That includes flood walls, burms, back-up generators, and improvements to drinking systems and waste water systems. The NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust says the projects force communities to look at all components within their system.

If you’ve ever wondered what an exclusive look inside law enforcement would be like, now is your chance. The Monmouth County Citizen Police Academy, run through the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, is holding 6 free sessions designed to give you an overview of law enforcement services and much more. The sessions will be held at the Public Safety Center in Freehold. It’s open to those 18 or older with no criminal record. Enrollment is open until Sept. 12th. Sessions begin Sept. 23rd.

Governor Christie is proving again he doesn’t mind a little humiliation. Yesterday he posted on his Facebook page a video showing 2 of his kids dumping a bucket of ice water on his head. The video is part of the Ice Bucket Challenge, launched by the ALS Foundation to raise money for fighting the disease also known as Lou Gherig’s. Christie also nominated 3 other people to complete the challenge within 24 hours or donate money: Senator Cory Booker, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and Jimmy Fallon.

 

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