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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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.


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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.


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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.