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Ozbilgen’s Suicide Notes Released — One to Ex-Girlfriend, One to Parents

The suspect named in the murder of 25-year-old Freehold woman Stephanie Parze left two suicide notes written to family members and a redacted name, presumably an ex-girlfriend he was involved with before Parze.

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Suspect in Red Bank Jogger Assault Case Allegedly Attacks Another, is Arrested

A man has been arrested three weeks after a Red Bank woman claimed he threw her to the ground while she was jogging, police said. His arrest comes on the heels of a Little Silver woman telling police a similar story.

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Popular Restaurant, Entertainment Attraction on the Horizon for Monmouth County

Freehold Raceway Mall may be further enhancing its appeal to the public with the addition of two new, exciting businesses.

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Monmouth County Health Department Gives Flu, Coronavirus Update

The coronavirus, which has seen limited person-to-person spread outside of China, has now been reported in a growing number of international locations, including the United States.

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Update: Body Found Identified as Stephanie Parze, Ozbilgen Made Suspect Early On

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed that Stephanie Parze, the Freehold woman missing since Oct. 30, has been identified as the body found in Old Bridge on Jan. 26.

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Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Early Evening Accident in Middletown

A Middletown woman was struck and killed in an early evening motor vehicle accident in the Oak Hill section of Middletown.

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Ellen DeGeneres Surprises Red Bank Family… Twice!

When News 12 told the story of a Red Bank family with three children, who all share the same Nov. 30 birthday, no one could have predicted what would come next.

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Off-Duty Police Officer Dies of Self-Inflicted Gun Shot to Head After Crashing Car

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a single-vehicle crash in Matawan that left the off-duty police officer driver dead.

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Massive Drug Bust Leads to 24 Arrests, ‘Candy’ Confiscations

A yearlong investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics and Criminal Enterprise Unit resulted in charges being filed against 24 men and women.

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Road Closures in Middletown Expected Until February

The Belford section of Middletown is expected to have intermittent closures for the next few weeks, according to the Middletown Police Department.

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News Updates & Articles

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Police Chase Suspect after Attempted Car Break-Ins Reported

Holmdel Township Police Department reportedly initiated a motor vehicle pursuit at approximately 2 am last […]

Female Runner, Assault Survivor to Compete in Boston Marathon

On the heels of two women being attacked while running in Monmouth County, news broke […]

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Popular Coffee Shop, Liquor Store Announce Opening Date in Red Bank

Sickles Market has announced it will open its Red Bank location this spring. Sickles ⁠— […]

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Books for Cooks
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The Joy of Eating Natural Foods

Health-conscious Americans have wonderful cookbooks devoted to healthful eating. “The Joy of Eating Natural Foods” […]

Day Trip

Taking in All of the Entertaining Activities on My “Day Trip” To iPlay America

February is usually just around the time that cabin fever sets in for those of […]

Do It Better

How to Choose the Perfect Event Venue

Even if you love hosting guests at your home, at some point you may need […]

From the Front Row

Holmdel Theatre Company Back in the Spotlight, Winning Awards

Just as any great performance deserves an encore, articles about outstanding performance venues deserve encores, […]

Historic Havens

Pledging Love at a Special ‘Something Old’ in Historic Monmouth County

The old adage goes, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” Couples in search […]

Innovation in Education

Let’s Pursue New and Broad Possibilities with our Children While Educating

Columnist Andreas Schleicher, in, frets, “It’s so much easier to educate students for our […]

Let's Dish

Chocolate Joy Cake . . . The Sweet Way to Your Loved-Ones Heart (and Stomach)

February is a month to express our love, and what better way to do that […]

My Visit to

My Visit to Beautiful Atlantic Highlands

Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey –Home to many who enjoy the scenic outlooks, beautiful homes, and […]

Ready, Set, Parent
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A Fresh Start: Back to School Success

As summer starts to wind down and school supplies fill the shelves of stores, children […]

Saving with Cindy

Holiday Shopping Tips

Don’t get fooled by the Black Friday hype. You don’t need to shop on Black […]

Special Events

Special Events for October/November 2019

Classic Car Show Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 am to 4 pm 1st Avenue, Atlantic […]

Straight From the Table

This Charming Red Bank Eatery Could be the Perfect Spot for Valentine’s Day

“Bonne Saint Valentin,” which is, “Happy Valentine’s Day” in French. So, have you guessed what […]

Teen Scene

Teen Scene: Young Local Artists Publish Their First Children’s Book

Welcome to Teen Scene. Each month our young authors write, in their own voice, stories […]

What's Cooking
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‘Baking’ a Summer Cake – in the Fridge

I love baking, but not in the summer. I love serving cake for dessert, but […]