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Behavioral health screenings for people impacted by Superstorm Sandy will be offered at hospitals throughout the state, including several in Hudson County, thanks to state funding rolled out yesterday by the New Jersey Department of Health.

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A man was charged Wednesday with carving a swastika in the front yard of a Lakewood home, authorities said.

scott cooneyScott Cooney, 45, of Lakewood, was charged with bias intimidation, harassment and criminal mischief, authorities said. Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office 

TOMS RIVER – A man was charged Wednesday with carving a swastika in the front yard of a Lakewood home, authorities said.

The residents of the home said Scott Cooney, 45, of Lakewood, had verbally harassed and threatened them in the past, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. On Sunday, the victims saw Cooney use what appeared to be a lead pipe to carve the swastika in the front yard, authorities said.

Avoiding confrontation, the residents stayed inside the home but later took a picture and we

Two people were arrested Friday for a string of car burglaries and stealing a handgun and later selling it to another man, who was also arrested, police said.

police lightsPolice said they credit Facebook to the discovery of the thieves. File photo 

STAFFORD – Two people were arrested Friday for a string of car burglaries and stealing a handgun and later selling it to another man, who was also arrested, police said.

Anthony Rivera, 18, who is homeless but previously lived in Seaside Heights, and Mark Benward, 20, of Manahawkin, were charged with armed burglary with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon, theft of a firearm, possession of hollow point ammunition and motor vehicle theft.

The arrests stems from a post on Facebook asking the public to come forward with

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A woman’s leg fell through a boardwalk at Berkeley Island Park and emergency crews had to help free her from the dock, police said.

Berkeley Island ParkA woman’s leg fell through the dock at Berkeley Island Park, police said. Google Maps 

BERKELEY – A woman fell through a boardwalk at Berkeley Island Park and emergency crews had to help free her leg from the dock, police said.

Wenli Wang, 30, of Newtown, Pennsylvania, was crabbing when she fell through the 4-inch gap in the dock and her leg got stuck, police said. Her husband called 9-1-1 at 12:46 p.m., about 20 minutes after she became stuck, and the fire department responded, police said.

Authorities were not sure if a board was missing or if the dock was designed with the gap at the end of the dock, which extended over t

Lakewood police said they arrested five people while they tried to control a crowd at a local concert.

LAKEWOOD — Lakewood police said they arrested five people today while trying to break up an unruly crowd at a concert in town.

The incident started late Friday night at the Lake Terrace banquet hall on Oak Street where police received information that a man wanted by Freehold Borough police in connection with the aggravated sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl was in attendance, said Detective Sgt. Greg Staffordsmith.

Staffordsmith said Lakewood police officer Jason Yahr spotted Ricardo Nava in the crowd at a Latin concert at the banquet hall and arrested him without incident. But Nava’s brother, Felix Nava, was arrested after he tried to intervene when his brother was being taken into custody, Staffordsmith said. Felix Nava was charged with obstruction and was released after being served with a summons, Staffordsmith said. Ricardo Nava was taken to the Monmouth County jail in Freehold Borough, he said.

Shortly after that incident, Lakewood officer Geno Messer, pulling into police headquarters from another assignment, saw Felix Nav

Seismic blast testing for gas and mineral deposits off the coast of New Jersey has been postponed for at least a year because of equipment problems on the ship that was set to start the work this summer, officials said today.

Seismic blast testing of the ocean floor off the coast of New Jersey has been postponed for at least a year because of equipment problems on the ship that was set to start the work this summer, officials said today.

While this wasn’t the abandonment of the Rutgers University-led project that environmentalists and other opponents had hoped for, they said they’ll use this hiatus to put an end to testing they said was sure to be harmful to marine life.

Maria Zacharias, a spokeswoman for the National Science Foundation, the organization funding the testing, said the work was scheduled to begin on July 1 after the environmental compliance process was completed.

“Unfortunately, the ship encountered equipment problems and the length of time requiring repairs has led to postponing the research cruise,” Zacharias said. “The research efforts are expected to be rescheduled during approximately the same t

A 30-year-old Ocean County man charged with robbing seven banks in three New Jersey counties during late 2013 and early 2014 was scheduled to make his first court appearance Friday.

NEWARK – A 30-year-old Ocean County man charged with robbing seven banks in three New Jersey counties during late 2013 and early 2014 made his first court appearance Friday, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced.

Authorities alleged that Steven Wisnowski, 30, of Barnegat, went on a crime spree that started with the robbery of a PNC Bank in Edison on Oct. 30 and then continue to six other banks throughout Ocean, Monmouth and Middlesex counties through Jan. 7, when he allegedly robbed the Fulton Bank in Edison.

Wisnowski allegedly entered the banks wearing hats, hooded jackets and wigs, then approached the bank tellers and demanded money, authorities said.

During the robbery of Columbia Bank in Edison on Nov. 7, Wisnowski appeared to point something at the teller from under his clothing, as if he had a gun, authorities said.

Wisnowski then allegedly demanded money, saying: “Give me all your hundreds.” And as the teller gathered the money, Wisnowski counted backwa

Barnegat man charged in seven bank robberies

An Ocean County man will make his initial court appearance at 2 p.m. in federal court on charges that he allegedly robbed seven banks between October 2013 and January 2014.

Troy Dawson was arrested shortly before 9 p.m. in Asbury Park in connection with Wednesday’s shooting of a 22-year-old Lakewood man on Williamsburg Lane, Lakewood police said.

LAKEWOOD — Authorities on Thursday night arrested 24-year-old Neptune City man on charges he shot and wounded a Lakewood man in a condominium complex.

Troy Dawson was arrested shortly before 9 p.m. in Asbury Park in connection with Wednesday’s shooting of a 22-year-old Lakewood man on Williamsburg Lane, said Lakewood Detective Sgt. Greg Staffordsmith.

Staffordsmith said the U.S. Marshal’s Service helped take Dawson into custody, but he did not immediately have details about the arrest.

Dawson, charged with attempted murder and weapons offenses, is being held on $500,000 cash-only bail, Staffordsmith said.

Lakewood police received a call Wednesday afternoon about a shooting at the Coventry Square condominium complex around 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday. As officers made their way to the scene, a woman called police to tell them she was driving to the hospital a 22-year-old man who had been shot. One neighbor reported hearing screams just before hearing gun sh

Lakewood police received a call about a shooting on Williamsburg Lane at 2:40 p.m. As officers were on their way to the scene, police dispatchers received a call from a woman reporting that she was driving a 22-year-old man who was shot to the …

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