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Barnegat florist honors police with blue bows

BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP — As a way to thank law enforcement officers for their service in area communities, an Ocean County florist is giving away blue ribbons to anyone who wants to display them as a symbo

Barnegat artist competes in HGTV's

A Barnegat woman will be featured on an HGTV show that turns old into new.

Car crashes into TGI Friday's in Manahawkin

A vehicle drove through the front door of the TGI Friday in Manahawkin on Wednesday, September 16.

Barnegat Pirates Day Saturday

BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP — The annual Barnegat Pirates Day will celebrate its 25th year Saturday.

Barnegat Pirates Day Saturday

BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP — The annual Barnegat Pirates Day will celebrate its 25th year Saturday.

Barnegat police announce entrance test

The Barnegat Police Department will conduct entrance tests to establish a hiring list for the position of patrol officer, police said in a news release.

Barnegat police announce entrance test

The Barnegat Police Department will conduct entrance tests to establish a hiring list for the position of patrol officer, police said in a news release.

Comedienne’s daughter admits she told Barnegat man she was 19

TOMS RIVER– The daughter of Rosie O’Donnell told a judge Friday she lied about her age to the 25-year-old Barnegat man she was found with after running away from home last month, app.com reported.

Chelsea O’Donnell appeared at a bail hearing for Steven M. Sheerer, who has been charged with sending her a nude picture, admitting she told the man she was 19. The daughter of the comedienne was 17 at the time. Chelsea O’Donnell was later found at Sheerer’s home unharmed a few days after she ran away from her mother’s New York State home Aug. 11.


RELATED: Judge maintains bail for man found with Chelsea O’Donnell 


Sheerer was charged with child endangerment and distribution of obscenity to a minor. Following O’Donnell’s admission in court Friday, Sheerer’s bail has been reduced to $10,000 with a 10 percent cash option. The judge also lifted a provision barring Sheerer from having contact with O’Donnell, who has since turned 18 and wants to see Sheerer, his attorney said.

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Man shot in chest in Barnegat following argument

BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP — A shooting Friday morning left one man with a gunshot wound to the chest and led to the arrest of two men.

Barnegat man found dead in surf in Long Beach Township

A Beach Haven resident found the body of an Barnegat man earlier this week.

Barnegat man allegedly sent naked picture to Rosie O'Donnell's teen daughter

TOMS RIVER — The truth about a Barnegat man’s relationship with Rosie O’Donnell’s teenage daughter is much different than what has been presented, his attorney said Monday.

In his first court appearance before Judge Joseph L. Foster, Sheerer’s lawyer, Robert L. Tarver, Jr., argued that bail should be reduced to $20,000 with a 10 percent option.

TOMS RIVER — A judge declined to reduce bail Monday afternoon for the Barnegat man found last week with Rosie O’Donnell’s runaway daughter.

Steven M. Sheerer, 25, is currently being held at the Ocean County Jail in lieu of $40,000 cash bail. He was arrested on Friday and charged with distribution of obscenity to a minor and endangering the welfare of a child, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato has said.


RELATED: Man found with Rosie O’Donnell’s missing daughter charged

Sheerer’s lawyer, Robert L. Tarver, Jr., declined to discuss the details of the allegations facing his client but suggested there is more evidence that will show Sheerer did not engage in “some sort of predatory behavior.”

“Our position is that we have some information that quite frankly the prosecution has not had the chance to consider,” Tarver said. “… We’re looking forward to the chance to present that evidence both to the prosecution and any other pa

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