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A deer broke into a New Jersey elementary school. Its escape was caught on police bodycams
A New Jersey elementary school had an unexpected visitor over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend: A deer jumped through a small window and knocked over items in a classroom before fleeing the building.A man walking his dog around 10 p.m. on Nov. 25 saw the young deer smash through a window at Cedar Grove Elementary School in Toms River, which is about 60 miles east (96.5 kilometers) of Philadelphia. The man notified police, and their subsequent search of the school was recorded by the officers' bodycams.When officers encountered the deer in a stairwell, the animal — who police have nicknamed...
Driver High On Fentanyl In Fatal Brick Township Crash Gets Prison Time
Ashley Watkins, 32, of Eatontown, was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison on Friday, Dec. 1, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer. Her prison time is in connection with a crash in Brick Township in May 2021, resulting in the death of Nancy Penrod, 78, of Brick, the prosecutor said.
NJ cops removed car wreck but left behind victim’s body to rot, lawsuit says
⚫ Family is suing State Police for wrongful death. Racism kills, even in unexpected ways, according to a lawsuit against State Police. A grieving family from Ocean County says that a harmful stereotype of Black drivers prevented troopers from trying to find their injured son and save his life after his car crashed on the Garden State Parkway.
Cyclist Hospitalized After Accident in Lakewood [PHOTO]
A cyclist was hospitalized this evening after colliding with a car in Lakewood. The accident happened shortly after 6:00 PM at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard. The cyclist was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center with serious injuries. Yesterday evening, two pedestrians were struck by vehicles...
Prosecutors Charge 3 For Drug-induced Death in Ocean County, NJ
Officials in Ocean County have charged three people in connection to the drug-induced death of a man this past September. It was on September 29th that officers with the Berkeley Township Police Department responded to a home on Torrey Pines Drive for a report of an unresponsive man. When they arrived, they found the man who had already died from an apparent drug overdose.
NJ Walmart Self-checkout Christmas Party Facebook Invite is the Best Thing Ever
UPDATE: As of late Friday afternoon, over 8,000 people have expressed an interest in a party that isn't actually happening. Our original report continues below. Sure, you see funny stuff all of the time on the internet, but this one really takes the cake. Ironically, the "party" is at a...
1,000 tar balls cleaned from large stretch of Jersey Shore as source remains mystery
Clean up crews have picked up about 1,000 tar balls and other pieces of oily debris that has washed ashore along a large stretch of Monmouth County beaches last week, officials said. While no new pollution appeared over the weekend, the source of the debris and tar balls was still...
Brick's Fast Food Trio: 3 Quick Bites You Can't Afford to Miss
This article presents three fast-food restaurants located in Brick. Have you had the chance to experience any of these eateries? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Bradley Beach Police Blotter
Main Street: Kenneth Winnik, 62, of Fords was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Police said Fords struck two parked cars causing significant damage to all vehicles involved. Sgt. William Major, Det. Gregory Pancza, Ptlm. Justin Poblete and Ptlm. Sean Johnsen all responded to the incident. Nov. 23. John...
Homeschooled kids banned from sports, clubs in N.J. district
WALL, N.J. — Homeschooled students in Wall Township are no longer eligible to participate in school sports, clubs or any other extracurricular activities under a policy change approved by the school board. Although several parents and homeschooled children asked the board in the Monmouth County suburb to reconsider the...
5 New Jersey Cities Rank Among The Most STD Infected In America
Believe it or not, STD rates are on the rise in Jersey. Let's be honest, it's not really something anyone wants to talk about but it's pretty important information to know. In fact, there are five cities in Jersey that are among the top 100 most STD-infested cities in the country.
Toms River Officials Subpoenaed Over Development
TOMS RIVER – Subpoenas were served on current and former officials regarding the denial of two shuls, a move Assistant Township Attorney Anthony Merlino said was an attempt to find something to sue the town over. The subpoenas were for the current and former Township Council members, and members...
Cold Weather Is Moving Into The Jersey Shore and Toms River Issues A Cold Blue Warning For Residents
When Monday arrives here at the Jersey Shore, so does cold weather. Winter doesn't officially arrive here in New Jersey until December 21st, but it will feel like it as overnight temps will dip below the freezing mark at times this week. Looking ahead at the forecast, temperatures will be...
NJ men accused of setting fire at park bathroom
Two young men from Lacey Township were facing criminal charges, stemming from a destructive string of events in their town over a week. As of Tuesday, 19-year-old Alexander Gerber and 20-year-old Connor Dougherty were charged with arson and four counts of criminal mischief, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer.
Police: Missing Toms River woman found
TOMS RIVER – Police have announced the search for a 21-year-old woman who was missing is over after she was found Sunday afternoon. Adriana Ukperaj, of Toms River, was last seen on Mulberry Place shortly before 8 p.m., police said in a Facebook post, but updated to say the search was over and she is safe. "Ms. Ukperaj has been located safe," the post read. "Thank you to everyone who shared." This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: Police: Missing Toms River woman found
Growing sandwich chain opens another location in New Jersey
A popular food chain recently opened another new location in New Jersey. Read on to learn more. On Thursday, November 16, 2023, the large food chain Jersey Mike's Subs celebrated the grand opening of its latest New Jersey location in Neptune Township, according to an opening event announcement posted on its official Facebook page.
More changes at Freehold Raceway Mall; another Rite Aid to close
Two stores at Freehold Raceway Mall are in the midst of expanding while another recently opened a larger store. Lululemon, an athletic apparel and accessories retailer, re-opened on Black Friday in a store that is more than 60% larger than its old spot. Of particular note, I'm told: the store sells Lululemon's line of shoes, only one of two locations in New Jersey. The other is at The Mall at Short Hills.
Two Pedestrians Struck within Hour in Separate Incidents in Lakewood
Two pedestrians were struck by vehicles in separate incidents within the last hour in Lakewood – one on Sterling Ave and the other on Clifton Ave. Injuries are reportedly not life-threatening.
Robot takes over from people as order-taker at central Pennsylvania fast-food restaurant
YORK COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — Hold the pickles. Hold the lettuce. Special orders don’t upset… the robot? Okay, wrong restaurant chain. And that wouldn’t rhyme as well as the famous Burger King commercial. But now — for what seems to be the first time in Pennsylvania, although abc27 News couldn’t immediately confirm that — a […]
Dakota & Elle treat library visitors with holiday serenade
POINT PLEASANT — Patrons of the Point Pleasant Boro Library were treated to a Dec. 2 performance of holiday songs by classically trained duo Dakota Reider and Elle River, known professionally as Dakota & Elle. An audience of mostly adults as well as some children, numbering as high as 24 in total at one point, gathered in the library meeting room to hear the duo sing.