Brick wall and street. (File photo)

Barnegat Students Tackling Big Issues, One Street At A Time

  BARNEGAT – Making a difference can start with just one person; or perhaps, one street. Spearheaded by two Barnegat students, the “Adopt a...
(Photo courtesy of Jason Rojas/Flickr)

Manahawkin Family Injured In Vermont Car Accident

  MANAHAWKIN – Members of a local family sustained serious injuries in a car crash while they were traveling through Vermont, according to authorities.
Flame. (File photo)

Trailer Fire Behind Local Grocery Store Investigated

WARETOWN – Authorities continue to investigate a fire that broke out in a trailer behind a store July 13. Ocean...
Dylan Daffron. (Photo courtesy New Jersey Attorney General's Office)

Ocean County Man Pleads Guilty To Child Luring

TRENTON – A Lacey Township man pleaded guilty July 15 to luring/enticing a child, and will likely be sentenced to 5 years in state...

Lacey Opens Floating Playground At Lake

  LACEY – Local families can do more than just sunbathe at Lake Barnegat this summer. Lacey Township Recreation recently cut the...

Parkway Car Inferno Under Probe, No Injuries

WARETOWN - It was an incident that caused traffic tie ups during the late afternoon rush for the start of the weekend....
From left to right, Lacey Township Mayor Timothy McDonald, Lanoka Harbor Fire Company President Edward Barker, Forked River Firefighter Edward Barker, Jr., and Police Chief Michael C. DiBella, during the July 11, 2019 Lacey Township meeting. The police department recognized the efforts of both men related to a December 2018 water rescue. (Photo courtesy Lacey Township Police)

Firefighters Honored For Water Rescue

LACEY – A father and son firefighters were honored at the July 11 Lacey Township Committee meeting for their brave rescue of...

Park-N-Ride In Southern Ocean County Opened For Commuters

LITTLE EGG HARBOR - The Southern Ocean County Park-n-Ride at Interchange 58 is now open and ready for commuters and motorists to...

A Neighbor Saw A Man Enter A House, Then They Heard...

  LACEY – A neighbor spotted two men that he was suspicious of and called police. He made a second call after one of...

Jersey Shore Cop Pleads Guilty To Computer Crime

  LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP – A former Long Beach Township sergeant pled guilty to using a police computer for his own purposes.

Pit Bulls Involved In Fatal Attack Found & Surrendered

  BARNEGAT – The two pit bulls involved in a recent attack on another dog have finally been found, Barnegat Police announced.

Missing Dog Jax Is Reunited With His Owners

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP - After two agonizing weeks filled with police searches, statewide news coverage and thousands of social media posts from concerned...

Petracca Makes First Female Sergeant In Waretown

  WARETOWN – Ocean Township Police announced the assignment of Corporal Leanne Petracca to the position of Detective within the Criminal Investigation Division.

New Information In Pitbull Incident

BARNEGAT – Barnegat Police are search for two pit bulls, one grey and one white, that were allegedly involved in an attack on...
Part of the renovations to the Jennifer Lane Bay Beach included the installation of Jenny, a giant fiberglass whale that kids can climb and play on. (Photo courtesy Stafford Township)

Families Having A “Whale” Of A Time At Bay Beach

  BEACH HAVEN WEST – Local families and summer visitors alike can now enjoy the newly upgraded bay beach located at the end of...
(Photo courtesy of Jason Rojas/Flickr)

Drunk Driver Injures Two In Head-On Collision

LACEY – A two-car accident resulted in injuries July 2 before midnight at Route 9 and Beach Boulevard. Police said...
A young tiger shark swimming over turtle grass. (Photo courtesy National Geographic)

Teen Reels In Sand Tiger Shark In Beach Haven

  BEACH HAVEN – A crowd of beachgoers got a surprise show at a local beach over the weekend when a teen reeled in...
On June 8, Stafford Township crowned the winners of the 2019 Founders Day Contests. (Photo courtesy Stafford Township)

2019 Founders Day Winners Honored

STAFFORD – At the June 18 meeting, Stafford Township Council members honored the 2019 contest winners from the annual Founders Day celebration, which was...

Two Injured In Drunk Driving Incident

LACEY – Two people were seriously injured when an intoxicated driver collided with their vehicle late last night on Route 9 in Lacey Township,...

New Oyster Creek Owner: Land To Be Ready In 10 Years

  LACEY — The sale is finally complete. Oyster Creek Generating Station has officially changed hands from Exelon Generation to new owner, Camden-based Holtec...
Jax was recently seen. (Photo courtesy Stafford Township Animal Control Department)

Police Discontinue Search for Jax, Family Continues With New Help

  STAFFORD –After more than a week of searching for Jax, the missing dog lost during a recent crash near the Route 72 Bridge,...
(Photo courtesy of Jason Rojas/Flickr)

Woman Arrested, Charged With DWI

  WARETOWN – A Toms River woman was issued a DWI while traveling through Ocean Township recently.   Christine Marquez,...

Ocean County Woman Caught Stealing From Beach Homes

  LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP – A Lanoka Harbor woman was charged with theft after breaking into two vehicles and trying to break into a...
Robert Camp. (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

Two Arrested In HVAC Thefts

BRICK – Two men were arrested after police departments in Berkeley, Ocean Gate, Lacey and Brick investigated a rash of burglaries in Berkeley and...
Jax was recently seen. (Photo courtesy Stafford Township Animal Control Department)

Authorities Offer Update On Missing Dog

STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Animal Control Department offered this update on Jax, Boxer/Rottweiler mix dog who ran from an accident scene by...

Off-Duty Fireman Puts Out Fire At Local Store

LACEY – When a fire breaks out, it helps to have a fireman, even an off-duty one, nearby. Such was...
The Class of 2019 tosses their caps into the air, celebrating the end of their high school careers. (Photo courtesy Southern Regional School District)

Congratulations 2019 Graduates

  MANAHAWKIN – On June 14, Southern Regional High School’s Class of 2019 graduated in the schools 62nd graduation ceremony.

Ocean County Woman Charged With Sandy Relief Fraud

  TRENTON – A Little Egg Harbor woman is one of four more individuals charged with filing fraudulent applications for Superstorm Sandy relief funds,...

Phones Down, Heads Up: Pedestrian Safety Campaign Kicks Off

  LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP – It is unfortunate, but it happens on a daily basis. Car crashes, pedestrians struck by cars, fatalities. Both pedestrians...
This map shows where the larger purchase is, on East Bay Avenue. (Map courtesy Ocean County)

County Buys Open Space In Stafford

  TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently accepted the recommendation of the Natural Lands Trust Fund Advisory Board to...

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