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DNA test clears man of rape; prosecutor agrees to throw out his conviction

nj.com — FREEHOLD - DNA tests have cleared a Long Branch man who served four years in prison for a rape he insisted he did not commit. Dion Harrell has spent 27 years trying to clear his name, and now with the results of the DNA test, the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office will move to have his conviction thrown out, acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said on Friday.

Jenna Bush Hager addresses the Power of Pink luncheon 2016

photos.nj.com — Former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager, now an author and contributing corespondent to the Today Show, told the audience at the Power of Pink luncheon on July 21, 2016, about her grandparents' struggles after losing their young daughter to leukemia. The Power Of Pink Luncheon raises money for the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch.

Jenna Bush Hager addresses the Power of Pink luncheon 2016

photos.nj.com — Tara Kelly, head of the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation, addresses the Power of Pink luncheon where former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager, now an author and contributing corespondent to the Today Show, was the keynote speaker. Hager told the audience at the Power of Pink luncheon on July 21, 2016, about her grandparents' struggles after losing their young daughter to leukemia.

Man hospitalized after being hit by trailer, police said

nj.com — TINTON FALLS - A man was hospitalized after he was hit by a trailer while he was crossing the street in Tinton Falls on Thursday, authorities said Friday. Larry Krogman Jr., 27, of Jackson, was hit by the trailer attached to a 2001 Dodge Ram truck driven by Alexander Brunner, 28, of Ocean Township, at 8:44 a.m., said Tinton Falls police Capt.

'Life is a precious gift,' Jenna Bush Hager tells cancer center charity

nj.com — WEST LONG BRANCH - Today Show contributing correspondent Jenna Bush Hager was feeling particularly vulnerable as she stood at the podium to address a large group of women at charity luncheon in West Long Branch on Thursday. Hager, the daughter of former President George W.

Banning loud music, Seaside Heights wants beachgoers to turn down the tunes

nj.com — SEASIDE HEIGHTS - For those beachgoers who get annoyed at hearing their neighbor's blaring music instead of the calming sounds of the ocean, Seaside Heights wants to do something about that. Beginning today, boom boxes, speakers and any other devices that amplify music will be banned from the beach there for the rest of the summer.

Jenna Bush Hager addresses the Power of Pink luncheon 2016

photos.nj.com — Former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager, now an author and contributing corespondent to the Today Show, told the audience at the Power of Pink luncheon on July 21, 2016, about her grandparents' struggles after losing their young daughter to leukemia. The Power Of Pink Luncheon raises money for the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch.

SUV catches fire after crash, authorities said (VIDEO)

nj.com — TOMS RIVER - A sport utility vehicle burst into flames on Thursday morning after it crashed with another car in Toms River, authorities said. The crash occurred at 7:30 a.m. after a 2013 Subaru Forester driven by Caitlin Russo, 27, of Toms River, made a left turn onto Lomell Lane from Bey Lea Road, said Ralph Stocco, spokesman for the Toms River Police Department.

More oceanfront parking planned for Point Pleasant Beach

nj.com — POINT PLEASANT BEACH - Point Pleasant officials are trying to add more parking to the oceanfront through a plan that has some residents accusing them of catering to the town's biggest business owner at the expense of its own revenue.

Parking to expand in Point Pleasant Beach

photos.nj.com — Wednesday, July 20, 2016 7:38 AM The Point Pleasant Beach council narrowly approved an ordinance rezoning certain lots along the oceanfront for parking. Some residents said the ordinance was solely to benefit the Storino family, which owns Jenkinson's Boardwalk. (MaryAnn Spoto | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)
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Jul 22, 2016

Banning loud music, Seaside Heights wants beachgoers to turn down the tunes  http://bit.ly/2a5pxo6 

Jul 22, 2016

Jenna Bush Hager addresses the Power of Pink luncheon 2016  http://bit.ly/2a62RnX 

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Jul 22, 2016

Man hospitalized after being hit by trailer, police said  http://dlvr.it/Ls6Ffr 


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