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photos.nj.com — Grace West, center, surrounded by her family at the Vatican where she received a blessing from Pope Francis. Grace, 11, of Freehold, is battling cancer. (Make-A-Wish Foundation)...

Toms River student charged with threatening to shoot up high school

nj.com — TOMS RIVER -Toms River police on Friday charged a township high school student with threatening to shoot up the school, a scare that prompted authorities to lock the building down for more than an hour.

Man stole $250 worth of items from Wall ShopRite, cops say

nj.com — WALL TOWNSHIP -Wall Township police are looking for a man who shoplifted $250 worth of items from the ShopRite grocery store in town. The man, wearing dark sunglasses and a dark jacket with the word Timberland in white across the chest, pushed a cart through the ShopRite at Route 34 and Lakewood Road but then walked out carrying $250 worth of items in his hands at 11:20 a.m., authorities said.

Middletown doctor accused of leading ring selling fake drug prescriptions

nj.com — MIDDLETOWN -A Middletown doctor has been charged with selling forged prescriptions for oxycodone in a drug ring that used the information of an unsuspecting physician, authorities said Friday. In all, detectives from Middletown, Hazlet and the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office arrested seven people - four of whom were charged with buying those fake prescriptions and two on charges of forging and selling them.

Gracie West received a blessing from Pope Francis

Gracie West received a blessing from Pope Francis

Gracie West received a blessing from Pope Francis

Shooting threats lead to lockdown of Toms River H.S. East

nj.com — TOMS RIVER -A Toms River high school was on lock down Friday afternoon after authorities learned about threats of a possible shooting occurring at the school. A shooting threat involving Toms River High School East was made Thursday morning on the social media outlet Snapchat but was not reported to police until 12:08 p.m.

Three charged with trying to burglarize cars in Ocean Township

nj.com — OCEAN TOWNSHIP -Two men and a teen have been charged with trying to break into cars in Ocean Township after a resident spotted suspicious activity, authorities said on Friday. John P. Bradley Jr. 18, of Neptune and Kahlil Platts, 19, of Long Branch were arrested Thursday night along with a 16-year-old boy as they were allegedly opening random car doors, said Ocean Township police Lt.

11-year-old Freehold girl with cancer gets her wish to meet Pope Francis

nj.com — FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP -In her brave fight against cancer, 11-year-old Grace West holds tightly to the belief that keeping a positive attitude is key to staying strong physically and emotionally. The fifth grader, who has endured seven rounds of chemotherapy in the past year, received a new source of strength on Wednesday through a blessing by Pope Francis in a wish-come-true for the Freehold Township girl, her parish priest said.
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