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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Lakewood - March 19, 2013 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Christie Seeks $250 Million For Sandy Buyouts

Gov. Chris Christie says he asking the federal government for $250 million in Sandy aid to help New Jersey buy out homeowners in flood-prone areas, but does not want to force people to sell.

03/19/2013

More than a thousand bags, filled with Jewish religious items, piled up along a dirt road in Lakewood. (credit: CBS 2)

Over 1,000 Bags Filled With Jewish Religious Items Piled Up Along NJ Road

Court papers show the bags were illegally buried at the location, but recently were dug up after a judge ordered the rabbi responsible to remove them.

03/15/2013

Lakewood Tent City

Lakewood Officials Hold Off On Eviction Plan For ‘Tent City’ Homeless Camp

An agreement letting the camp remain for now, signed by both sides, will go before a judge on Wednesday.

02/04/2013

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Boy, 6, Killed In Lakewood, N.J. House Fire

Officials are trying to determine what caused the fire in the home on the 600 block of Sterling Avenue. The fire broke out at around 2 a.m.

01/04/2013

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Man Severely Burned In Homeless Tent City In New Jersey

A 78-year-old man was severely burned early Monday when he accidentally caught himself on fire while sleeping in a tent encampment for the homeless near the Jersey Shore.

12/31/2012

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At Least One Dead In Lakewood, NJ House Fire

But investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze that destroyed the two-story home in Lakewood early Saturday.

12/01/2012

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney departs an Upper East Side event in Manhattan on August 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Romney Motorcade Crashes Lakewood Wedding

The Republican presidential contender’s motorcade rolled into a fundraiser Wednesday evening as a bride and groom were posing for pictures in the parking lot outside the hall in Lakewood.

08/09/2012

Damage In Freehold Township (Credit: CBS 2)

State Of Emergency Declared In Freehold Township Following Heavy Storms

A state of emergency has been declared in Freehold Township as thousands of utility customers in Central Jersey remained without power late on Sunday morning after a series of severe storms moved through the region.

07/29/2012

Jahmell Crockam, center, who is accused in the murder of Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz, stands next to Deputy Public Defender Frank Gonzalez, left, during an appearance before Superior Court Judge Wendel Daniels.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Jahmell Crockam Gets Life In Prison For Lakewood Cop Killing

Authorities say because Crockam was convicted of murdering Patrolman Christopher Matlosz, the law requires a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

03/22/2012

Septic tank

Autopsy: Lakewood Toddler Died Of Accidental Drowning

Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford said Tuesday that a preliminary investigation found “no indication of foul play or trauma” in the death of a toddler whose body was found inside a septic tank behind her home.

03/14/2012

Septic tank

Investigation Continues Into Death Of Lakewood, N.J. Toddler Who Fell Into Septic Tank

It’s unknown just how long the 2-year-old, who relatives identified as “J.C.”, was inside the underground septic tank. Her body was found Monday night after authorities said her parents reported her missing.

03/13/2012

Septic tank

Toddler Found Dead In N.J. Septic Tank

The discovery ended a roughly three-hour search by township police, an Ocean County Sheriff’s Department canine unit and a state police helicopter.

03/12/2012

Doctor (file/credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Autopsy Shows NJ Woman Died From Blunt Trauma, Heart Disease

Ocean County prosecutors say that health issue and the head injury both led to her death, and she may have been dead for about a week before her body was found Thursday morning in her home at a gated senior community in Lakewood.

03/03/2012

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Jury Selection To Begin In Lakewood Officer’s Killing Trial

Ocean County prosecutors say 20-year-old Jahmell Crockam shot patrolman Christopher Matlosz after the officer drove up alongside him on August Drive last January.

01/17/2012

Lakewood Tent City

Court Blocks Lakewood From Tearing Down Tent City

“The judge denied that motion and agreed with the arguments of the homeless, saying the government has a responsibility to help the poor like these desperate people living in the woods,” attorney Jeffrey Wild he said.

01/07/2012

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