Lakewood

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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

Lakewood Tent City

Judge Rules In Favor Of Lakewood Tent City

Homeless people living in the woods in Lakewood can stay there while a court battle between their advocates and city officials continues.

01/06/2012

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Lakewood Man Charged In Fatal Hit-And-Run

Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford announced Saturday that 40-year-old Jesus Arellano of Lakewood was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle collision.

12/24/2011

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12-Year-Old Killed In Hit-And-Run In Ocean County

Investigators say the boy was with his siblings either walking home or to a friend’s house when he was hit.

12/17/2011

A compromise has allowed some New Jersey school bus drivers to have Thanksgiving Day off after all (credit: CBS 2 )

Compromise Leaves 200 Lakewood, NJ Bus Drivers To Work On Thanksgiving

Normally, some 400 drivers handle 18,000 students in Lakewood. But officials reached a compromise after drivers complained about having to work the holiday to fulfill a state mandate to provide busing — only 200 drivers will be brought in to work on Thursday.

11/23/2011

A compromise has allowed some New Jersey school bus drivers to have Thanksgiving Day off after all (credit: CBS 2 )

N.J. School Bus Drivers Balk At Having To Work On Thanksgiving

Drivers were sounding off over a state law that says “transportation must be provided even when only non-public schools are in session” — including on Thanksgiving.

11/16/2011

Lakewood Tent City

Sign Of The Tough Times: ‘Tent City’ Pops Up In Ocean County, New Jersey

Many professionals in our area have been hit hard by the economic crisis. With no money and no jobs, some are finding themselves homeless, living in tents. It could happen to anyone.

08/12/2011

NJ Transit bus stop (credit: Photo/njtransit.com)

Two Injured After NJ Transit Bus Crashes Into Business

NJ Transit spokesman Dan Stessel said the bus was carrying eight passengers from Atlantic City to Lakewood when the accident happened along Route 9 near Bay Avenue in Barnegat.

05/17/2011

Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz is seen in a vehicle - File / AP Photo/Jeffery Hanlon via Asbury Park Press

Suspect Indicted In Lakewood Officer’s Killing

Jahmell Crockam was charged with shooting Officer Christopher Matlosz after the officer pulled his police cruiser alongside the 19-year-old.

03/18/2011

Lakewood, NJ damage

N.J. Condo Complex In Ruins After Friday Storm

Broken bricks lie scattered and wooden beams litter the ground with shingles thrown about the grounds of a Lakewood housing complex.

02/26/2011

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NJ Sen. Still Wants Death Penalty; Christie Would Sign

Sen. Robert Singer says it should be applied to those convicted of murdering a child, killing a police officer in the line of duty, or committing a fatal terrorist attack.

01/26/2011

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)

Teen Charged With Killing NJ Cop Faces New Charges

Jahmell Crockam and another man were charged with the Oct. 15 shooting death of Justin Williams, whose body was found dumped on a Lakewood street corner.

01/21/2011

Large police turnout for Officer Christopher Matlosz' funeral on Jan. 20 (credit: CBS 2)

Thousands Say Goodbye To Slain NJ Police Officer

Under a shining sun there was a sea of blue as thousands of police officers from New Jersey and beyond gathered to mourn the loss of their brother, fallen Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz.

01/20/2011

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)

NJ State Senator Wants Death Penalty for Cop Killer

Under a proposed bill in the New Jersey legislature, cop killers would face the death penalty.

01/20/2011

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