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Bear Sightings Around The Jersey Shore Continue

JERSEY SHORE – The black bear sightings continue around the area, this time in Howell Township and Barnegat. Could it be the same bear? It’s possible but that’s a lot of mileage to cover so it’s likely it’s not the same one. Could a bear make it from Howell to Barnegat in less than 24 hours? Probably not.
JERSEY SHORE, PA
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Another Bear Sighting In Ocean County

TOMS RIVER – First it was Little Egg Harbor near a golf course. Then it was in Lakewood outside a university. Now, it was seen roaming in a Toms River Township neighborhood. Police have issued an alert that a black bear was seen walking around the Oak Ridge section of town on the evening of June 24.
OCEAN COUNTY, NJ

Bear Spotted At University Campus

LAKEWOOD – A bear was seen at the front entrance of the Georgian Court University campus, but did not interact with students or any other people. Police said it was seen near the guardhouse and then it walked off down Lake Carasaljo. If you are on campus and spot a bear or any other wild animal that might be dangerous, call 732-987-2611.
OCEAN COUNTY, NJ

Joint Base Begins $15 Million Project

JOINT BASE-MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST – Construction is already underway for the $15 million Lakehurst Readiness Center at the Joint Base. The project will be covered through federal funds secured to build the new Center for the 250th Brigade Support Battalion – the ground maintenance company for the New Jersey Army National Guard’s largest brigade.
LAKEHURST, NJ

Regional Day School Holds 2022 Commencement

JACKSON – It was graduation day for students of the Regional Day School. The Class of 2022 entered the school’s all-purpose room wearing caps and gowns in the colors of their home schools. Family, friends, staff and fellow students cheered them on. The NJ Regional Day School at...
JACKSON, NJ

Rare Tiger Litter Born At Six Flags, Increasing Population By 1%

JACKSON – Back in May, Siberian tiger Nadya at the Six Flags Wild Safari gave birth to an extremely rare litter of five cubs. What makes this litter so rare is that most tigers give birth around two to four cubs. This uncommon birth is very significant due to them being an endangered species, with the litter being equivalent to 1% of the world’s wild Siberian tiger population.
JACKSON, NJ

Man Indicted In Fatal Ocean County Boat Crash

TOMS RIVER – A 19-year-old has been indicted for Death by Vessel after a fatal boat crash killed someone and injured others, officials said. Juan Fernandez, II, 19, of Towaco, New Jersey, has been indicted on charges of Death by Vessel, Strict Liability Vehicular Homicide and Assault by Vessel in connection with a boat crash that occurred on June 13, 2021, that resulted in the death of Corey Molinari, 19, of Whippany, New Jersey.
OCEAN COUNTY, NJ

Tuckerton Suspends Volunteer Fire Company

TUCKERTON – Local residents shouldn’t expect the Tuckerton Borough Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 to show up as first responders on emergency scenes – at least for now. Borough officials indefinitely suspended the volunteer fire company as its designated first responder earlier this month. Authorities cited concerns about the health, safety, and welfare of residents, as well as active members of the fire company itself.
TUCKERTON, NJ

100 Years Of Saving Lives In Ocean County

BEACHWOOD – The sound of sirens blasted through the borough, but it was a good thing. It was a parade celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Beachwood Fire Department. Apparatus from the borough was on display, as well as from neighboring towns. As the sound of sirens faded in the distance, a different sound could be heard – thunder. Would that cause fewer people to come out to the rest of the event?
OCEAN COUNTY, NJ

Program Has STEM Students Reaching For The Stars

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST – The first class of 5th grade students from Fort Dix Elementary School entered a whole new world when they came to the newly opened STARBASE (Science and Technology Academies Reinforcing Basic Aviation and Space Exploration) program. STARBASE is a Department of Defense funded youth program...
LAKEHURST, NJ

Wildfire Destroys Over 13K Acres, Now 95% Contained

NEW JERSEY – A blaze that’s been burning through the forests of South Jersey since Sunday is now 95% contained, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service confirmed. The fire in Wharton State Forest and along the Mullica River in Washington, Shamong, Hammonton and Mullica townships has consumed 13,500 acres as of today.
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