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Ortley Beach dunes barely survived a weekend blizzard in January 2016. (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Ocean County is Weeks Away from Long-Awaited Dune Project

Considered to be one of the most vulnerable stretches along New Jersey's coastline, Ortley Beach will be the first spot in northern Ocean County to benefit from a beach replenishment project that local officials have been waiting on since the shore was slammed by Superstorm Sandy.

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Artemio Gayton - Photo: New Jersey State Police
Artemio Gayton - Photo: New Jersey State Police
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Ocean County Man Arrested; $1 Million Worth of Heroin Seized

Thanks to hard work from the State Police, Manchester Township Police Department, and the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, $1 million worth of heroin has been taken off the streets.

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Petition Started to Extend Seasonal Liquor License for St. Paddy’s Day

An online petition has started for Gov. Chris Christie to sign legislation extending the seasonal liquor license by two months. So far, it's close to 1,000 signatures.

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Missing Lakewood Teen’s Death Ruled a Homicide

The 18-year-old was reported missing when his mother found his car unoccupied at Lake Shenandoah Park.

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Virginia DeBerri (NJ State Police)
Virginia DeBerri (NJ State Police)
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NJ Woman Gave Herself a Million-Dollar Raise, Cops Say

Virginia DeBerri, 52, pleaded guilty to second-degree theft.

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Ocean County program has saved 100 people from homelessness

Two mental health service agencies are responsible for running local chapters of a vital federal program. The initiative is called PATH, or Progressive Assistance to Transition from Homelessness.

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Search Continues for Missing Clam Fisherman in Ocean County

Authorities are still searching for the missing fisherman from Tuckerton after his boat was found empty on Hither Island, Friday morning.

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Siniša Botaš/ThinkStock
Siniša Botaš/ThinkStock
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Ocean County Man Living in Nursing Home Accused of Selling Drugs to Fellow Resident

59-year old Walter Gibbs allegedly sold heroin to a fellow resident who eventually overdosed at a Manahawkin nursing facility.

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Chickenpox spreads among dozens of unvaccinated kids in Lakewood

Exposure to chickenpox can be dangerous, Ocean County health officials warn.

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A threat left in the bathroom at Toms River High School North (Toms River Police)
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Toms River Student Arrested for Bathroom Wall Threat

The sophomore not only faces legal charges but also suspension or expulsion from school.

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South Jersey’s Most Mispronounced Town Names

We've compiled a brief list of some of South Jersey's most frequently mispronounced town names.

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Newlyweds Get Epic Wedding Photo After Firefighters Evacuate Wedding

For some newlyweds, firefighters evacuating could be disastrous. This New Jersey couple turned it into a photo opportunity instead.

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