There has been debate and discussion all over the country following the recent shooting massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on what to do next and now.

In New Jersey, it was a topic among leaders with New Jersey School Leaders as well as among local communities including in Middletown where there is dialogue to add armed security at schools and up to Monmouth County State Senator Declan O'Scanlon who has proposed a series, package of bills aimed at bolstering security at all schools to prevent anything from happening here to children, teachers, staff, and all in and around schools.

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There were big arrests this week for crimes committed recently such as luring in Middletown and from a couple years back as this week a Bayville man pleaded guilty to attacking a woman and stealing her car while she was in it in Lakewood.

There were also several black bear sightings in a Monmouth County community and Rutgers University announcing a ban on smoking on all of its campuses.

Here are the News stories in Ocean County, Monmouth County, and New Jersey that made headlines this week.

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