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Point Beach Workers Save 3 Trapped in Inlet Rocks
Point Beach- Point Beach police, fire and first aid responders worked in the cold, rising tide of the Manasquan Inlet waters Thursday night to save a woman and a boy who had tried to save her himself.
Read more on Point Pleasant Patch.
New Case of West Nile Virus Confirmed in Ocean County
Ocean County- An eighth Ocean County resident has contracted West Nile virus, according to the county health department.
Public Health Coordinator Daniel Regeneye said the department received notification of the case this week. The resident, from the southern part of Ocean County, had underlying health conditions. The resident has since recovered, Regeneye said.
Read more on Brick Patch.
FMERA OKs Lease of Former Fort Property for County DPW Site
Little Silver- Even as some residents remain angry, county and local officials are holding up a recent negotiation over a former Fort Monmouth property as an example of collaboration verses parochialism.
On Wednesday the board of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority approved a resolution to lease the former Fort Monmouth motor pool as the new home of the county's department of public works.
About a dozen Eatontown residents came to voice their anger over what they see as a quality of life issue in their backyards.
Read more on Little Silver-Oceanport Patch.
John Geiser: Fisherman, Writer, Local Icon
Monmouth County — Take a walk along the beaches in Sandy Hook, Island Beach State Park, or Long Beach Island, or stop at the marinas or any of the fishing tackle shops around the Jersey Shore, and if you mention the name “John Geiser,” most fishing folks know his name.
Today, those comments will likely be of the same vein: He will be missed.
Read more on Manasquan-Belmar Patch.
Man Shot Outside High Velocity Had Blood Alcohol Level Above Legal Limit
Berkeley- The man shot and killed by a Beachwood police officer in July near the High Velocity Bar and Grill had blood alcohol above the legal limit, Ocean County Executive Assistant Prosecutor Michel A. Paulhus said.
The autopsy on 52-year-old Mark Tanouye was performed in July, he said, but today Paulhus released details about the blood alcohol levels of the man shot by Beachwood Police outside the Route 9 bar.
Read more on Berkeley Patch.
Tales from the Comic Crypt
Shrewsbury- Drive along too quickly and you’ll likely to miss the sign, settled among a collage of colors and fonts and sharing space with a combination architect and planner and a company that installs automation controls. Even if you happen to know where you’re going, actively seeking it out, the blackened windows facing the street can be a deterrent to the uninitiated, giving the place a kind of shades drawn, do not disturb vibe.
It’s the Comic Crypt, a place for the collector, the lifelong fan. It’s off the beaten path on White Street, without a prominent downtown location or backing from a prominent filmmaker. Located on a corridor without any other retail and virtually little promise of the walk-in customer, the Shrewsbury comic book store could be considered a hidden gem. That designation suits them just fine.
Read more on Red Bank-Shrewsbury Patch.
Genuardi's in Barnegat Set to Close in December
Barnegat — Southern Ocean residents looking to stock up for their holiday feasts will have to find another store besides Genuardi's on West Bay Avenue in Barnegat, because as of Dec. 16, this location will be closed.
Read more on Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch.
Camp Evans Named National Historic Landmark
Wall — Officials from federal, county and local government gathered Thursday at the Marconi Hotel to celebrate the rich history of Camp Evans, the newest addition to the list of National Historic Landmarks.
Read more on Wall Patch.
PHOTOS: Navy Blimp a Training and Data-Gathering Tool
Ocean County- Spotting the U.S. Navy blimp as it flies over Ocean County has become a seemingly common occurrence. But, just what is the 180-foot long MZ-3A airship doing up there?
Read more on Manchester Patch.
TELL US: Where Are You Seeing Deer on Monmouth County Roads?
Monmouth County- After the state Dept. of Environmental Protection issued a warning to drivers that this is mating season for white-tailed deer, Patch asked motorists to share where they've been spotted. We got more than three dozen reports from readers who had close encounters.
Read more on Holmdel-Hazlet Patch
Man Accused of Groping Girls at Middletown Halloween Costume Shop
Middletown- Police arrested an employee of a temporary Spirit Halloween costume store in the New Monmouth section of Middletown on Thursday afternoon for allegedly touching five pre-teen girls at at temporary Spirit Halloween costume store.
Read more on Middletown-NJ Patch
School District Considering Drug Testing Students
Lacey — The school district will be moving forward in developing a policy that will permit random drug testing of its students, Board of Education Vice President Eric Schubiger said.
Read more on Lacey Patch
13-Year-Old Crashes Stolen Car After He Unexpectedly Sees Mom
Toms River — A 13-year-old driving a car believed stolen was injured and arrested after he unexpectedly saw his mom while driving in Squire Village and then crashed the car into a tree.
Read more on Toms River Patch.