Toms River BID trying to change perception of downtown on the weekends
"The biggest challenge I think is convincing people to come downtown on Saturdays," said Alizar "Nick" Zorojew, Executive Director of the Toms River Business Improvement District, but he's hoping to end the perception that it's a ghost town outside of the work week...
Pair accused in Brick Township 7-Eleven attack surrenders
Two people who thought they were shortchanged $20, are accused of beating a 7-Eleven clerk in Brick Township Saturday morning, and assaulting an employee who tried to help, according to authorities. 22-year-old Shamil Hawkins of Brick and 18-year-old Gianna Bozza of Jackson surrendered to Brick Police on Sunday, where they were charged with aggravated assault, endangering an injured victim and cri
3 swimmers rescued from rip current in Harvey Cedars
Members of the Harvey Cedars Beach Patrol and Police Department on Long Beach Island pulled three swimmers from a large rip current off 77th Street Sunday afternoon, according to a Facebook post by the Borough's Beach Patrol.
8 people rescued from burning boat off Sandy Hook
Eight people are safe after being rescued from a burning boat off the coast of Sandy Hook by a Good Samaritan Sunday afternoon, according to the Coast Guard.
Armed suspect in Manchester gas station robbery remains at large
A suspect wanted for allegedly holding up a gas station attendant at the Gulf on Lacey Road in Manchester's Whiting section Saturday night remains on the loose, according to Township police.
Police need help locating missing Brick Township man
65-year-old Michael Butterly has been missing since around noon Thursday, according to Brick Township Police.
Pedestrian struck by Ocean County Sheriff’s Officer in Lakewood
An Ocean County Sheriff's officer reportedly struck a teen walking on New Hampshire Avenue in Lakewood Wednesday afternoon while responding to a non-emergency call, according to multiple reports.
Ocean County Health Department stresses importance of keeping up-to-date with immunizations
With a new school year getting underway, the Ocean County Health Department is reminding residents about the importance of staying up-to-date with vaccinations that can protect against serious diseases.
Belmar house fire kills two people
Flames engulfed a Belmar home, killing two people Monday night, confirmed Mayor Matt Doherty on Twitter.
NJ cave bats nearly wiped out from fungus that turns their wings to ‘Swiss cheese’
When was the last time you saw bats flying over the skies of New Jersey?
Will recent motorcycle deaths increase NJ fatality rate?
It's too soon to tell whether a couple of deadly motorcycle accidents this month in New Jersey will lead to an increase in the fatality rate for 2016, but there were fewer such incidents last year, according to State Police.
NJ youth soccer league under attack by vandals — and police can’t stop them
For the past year, the facilities belonging to the Lakehurst-Manchester Soccer Association in Ocean County have been relentlessly attacked by a band of hooded vandals, who struck once again this week. Parents and volunteers, including LSMA board member Crissy Weiner, say they are at their wit's end after the vandals, once again with their faces covered, looted the snack stand during the predawn ho