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Toms River school board member charged after chasing other driver, police say
Police said school board member Daniel Leonard, of Beachwood, was charged with reckless driving in the accident that happened on July 6.
Lakewood busing: State law led to $31M tax hit
South Toms River drive-by: Investigators need your help"Thankfully, no one was hurt even though this gunfire occurred in the middle of a residential neighborhood," the prosecutor said. JERSEY MAYHEM
Berkeley care center nurse stole resident’s Vicodin: PoliceThe resident said the nurse swapped out his opioid painkillers for over-the-counter acetaminophen. JERSEY MAYHEM
Berkeley crash leaves man deadAn investigation into the crash is still open and police asked anyone with information to call them at 732-341-1132 ext. 2125. Emergencies
Ocean Gate superintendent made me expose myself at age 8, accuser claimsAn attorney for the district has denied these and former allegations against Superintendent Frank B. Vanalesti. Watchdog
Toms River still can’t buy old egg farm after three years of lawsuitsToms River is still involved in litigation regarding the purchase of more than 30 acres of land off Route 9 for open space. Redevelopment
500-pound pig, weapons, ammo seized in Toms River homePolice said the State Police Bomb Unit was called as a precaution to help authorities remove weapons from a Toms River home. Crime
Toms River traffic resumes after giant sinkhole filled. See the photos.In Toms River, a 10- to 12-foot deep sinkhole opened on Hooper Avenue on Saturday, according to firefighters. Traffic
Toms River camp counselors suspended after child suffers burnsThe Toms River Police Department referred all questions about the matter to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, which is in charge of an investigation. TOMS RIVER AREA
Toms River summer camp counselors suspendedThe suspension is pending the outcome of an investigation into what happened Monday at the day camp for local children, said Stacy Georgaklis, a spokeswoman for Toms River’s municipal government.
86-year-old man charged with murder in Ocean County senior community death, victim identifiedThomas C. Hatchett, 86, has been charged with murder after a death at the Leisure Village West age-restricted community in Manchester Monday. TOMS RIVER AREA
More than 500 apartments, stores planned for downtown Toms RiverToms River is working with Capodagli Property Co. to build apartments, parking and retail space on two parking lots in the downtown area. Redevelopment
Cat revived by CPR in Toms River apartment fireFirefighters successfully revived a cat who was apparently overcome by smoke as a result of a cooking fire in a Toms River apartment on June 26. TOMS RIVER AREA
Toms River masseur charged with sex assaultJonathan Higgins, age 28, of Toms River, a massage therapist at Hand and Stone Massage & Facial Spa in Brick was charged with sexually assault JERSEY MAYHEM
SWAT team at senior communityA SWAT team was dispatched to Leisure Village West in Manchester following reports of an injured person.
Gas leak at Toms River strip mall forces evacuationBusinesses have been evacuated at the Village Square strip mall on Hooper Avenue due to a gas leak, according to Toms River police. Emergencies
Police search for person who tossed kittens into trafficPolice in Toms River are searching for the person who threw kittens from a moving vehicle. One kitten was killed and the other ran away after being rescued.
Toms River Councilman Daniel Rodrick says he’s being unfairly targetedToms River Councilman Daniel T. Rodrick defended himself against allegations his mayoral campaign was 'bigoted.'
Berkeley’s free summer concert series starts June 26Berkeley's 'Sounds of Summer' concert series includes seven nights of free shows this year at Veterans Park and on the beach in South Seaside Park THINGS TO DO OUTDOORS
Ex-Ocean County GOP boss Gilmore’s sentencing delayed for psychiatric evaluationFormer Ocean County GOP leader Gilmore was scheduled to be sentenced July 23. Sentencing has been delayed so that he can be psychiatrically evaluated. OCEAN CO. POLITICS
Great white shark surprised NJ boaters, gets named Sherri after fisherman’s momThe great white shark that stunned New Jersey fishermen in a fishing competition has been named Sherri. Animals
Toms River Regional approves raises for supervisors after cutting staffSome residents say the board shouldn't have given raises to four Toms River Regional supervisors after laying off staff last month. IN OUR SCHOOLS
Fecal bacteria high at three beaches in Ocean CountyA bacteria found in animal feces has triggered swim advisories at beaches in Long Beach Township and Beachwood. ENVIRONMENT
Toms River hopes pet dogs can chase geese awayToms River will allow up to 30 pet dogs to roam freely in downtown's Huddy Park, in an effort to discourage Canada geese from living there. Redevelopment
Toms River police quickly nab bank robbery suspectDaniel Brown, 30, of Toms River, is charged with robbing the Wells Fargo branch on Route 9 in the township on Thursday. JERSEY MAYHEM
Toms River Council demands Councilman Daniel Rodrick resign after ‘bigoted conduct’"I've never said anything bigoted or written anything bigoted," Toms River Councilman Rodrick says after rebuke by the six other council members. OCEAN CO. POLITICS
Toms River’s Red Carpet Inn to be torn down soon; what will replace it?The 50-room Red Carpet Inn was declared a 'nuisance' by Toms River in November 2017. Police responded to more than 750 incidents there in two years. Redevelopment
Toms River High School South senior wins free Chevy from Pine BeltAliya Canfield of Toms River High School South took home the keys to a 2019 Chevrolet Spark from Pine Belt. IN OUR SCHOOLS
Toms River Councilman Mo Hill wins GOP mayoral primaryLong-time Councilman Hill, 71, will run against Democrat Jonathan Petro in November. OCEAN CO. POLITICS
NJ Elections: Primary voting todayIf you don't know where to vote, go to https://nj.gov/state and click on "Find your polling place here." Elections
Opioid treatment ‘badly broken,’ survivors tell Kim at town hallAbout a hundred people attended a town hall in Toms River on the ongoing opioid epidemic hosted by Rep. Andy Kim. Crisis
Manchester cops bust Toms River heroin dealer suspectPolice charged two people after searching their car and finding 250 bags of heroin, cocaine, a syringe and other drug paraphernalia, police said. JERSEY MAYHEM
Toms River mass geese killing: Brick man chargedWitnesses reported a motorist deliberately driving into a family of geese, police said. JERSEY MAYHEM
Ex-Ocean County GOP boss George Gilmore’s fate in hands of judgeA U.S. District Court Judge said she will rule Friday afternoon on George R. Gilmore's motion for acquittal on three federal tax charges. OCEAN CO. POLITICS
Kids must get measles vaccine to join Toms River summer programsMayor Thomas F. Kelaher said more than 800 children normally attend Toms River's summer recreation program and events at the township's Youth Center. Health
Toms River councilmen fight over Ciba-Geigy developmentCouncilman Daniel Rodrick insists there is a plan to build 6,400 homes on the former Ciba-Geigy Superfund site. His colleagues say that's not true. OCEAN CO. POLITICS
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