Toms River garage fire ruled accidental
A short-circuit in electrical equipment is what sparked an accidental garage fire that destroyed a Toms River home on Silverton Road Wednesday afternoon, according to investigators. The fire broke-out shortly before 4:30 p.m., with flames quickly spreading to the home at 1401 Silverton Road...
Toms River Police Officer injured in crash
Toms River Police Officer Brett Hansen is hospitalized in serious condition following an accident on the Garden State Parkway Wednesday, according to authorities. Toms River Police Department spokesman Ralph Stocco said Hansen is being treated at a local hospital and was off-duty, in his personal vehicle at the time of the crash...
What the Jersey Shore’s Circus Drive-In meant to generations of patrons, workers
Word of the iconic Circus Drive-in on Route 35 in Wall Township going up for sale is hitting employees and customers hard and stirring feelings of nostalgia.
Rare whale washes up at Island Beach State Park
// // &lt;meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL=/njmarinemammal/posts/1343866072300417?_fb_noscript=1" /&gt; For only the second time in over 38 years, a Blainville's Beaked Whale, has been discovered along the Jersey Coast, according to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) in Brigantine.
Jersey Shore police officers to help with security at Trump inauguration
The Wildwood police officers won't know their responsibilities until they arrive in the nation's capitol.
Anti-Semitic messages discovered at Toms River Park
Toms River police are investigating after anti-Semitic graffiti reportedly was discovered etched into equipment at the Skipper's Cove playground. The messages reportedly included "Hitler" with a heart symbol and other expletive comments directed at Jews, as well as a name and address, according to The Lakewood Scoop...
Tips on how to prevent your water pipes from freezing
Mild temperatures today are expected to dip into the 30's on Thursday, putting water pipes at potential risk. New Jersey American Water is offering preventative measures that homeowners can take to avoid having pipes freeze and burst when temperatures consistently fall below freezing...
Distraction or fatigue might have been factors in Manchester utility pole crash
A driver might have been distracted or fatigued when he struck a utility pole in Manchester Sunday morning, overturning and causing widespread outages, according to Township Police. 38-year-old David LeMay of Jackson escaped serious injury and was able to get out of the Chrysler Concorde without any assistance, said Captain Todd Malland in a news release...
Ocean County may have suffered more than 200 overdose deaths in 2016
As New Jersey's heroin and opiate epidemic worsens, a task force is assembling to tackle the problem.
Chickenpox spreads among dozens of unvaccinated kids in Lakewood
Exposure to chickenpox can be dangerous, Ocean County health officials warn.
New Year’s on a weekend — NJ cops worried about more drunk driving
With the upcoming New Year's holiday falling on a weekend this year, there's greater concern that accidents from impaired driving could increase in New Jersey.
Crews battling structure fire in Manchester
Motorists should avoid using Beckerville Road and Horicon Avenue in Manchester while crews battle a structure fire, according to an alert from the Township's Office of Emergency Management. The electronic alert was sent around 9:30 a...