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October 2012 Archives

Ocean city residents walk to promote designated drivers

Over 2,000 walkers showed up a few weeks ago for Ocean City, New Jersey's, second annual HERO walk. The walk, which took place on the Ocean City Boardwalk, raised around $125,000 to go toward the effort to promote designated drivers in hopes of decreasing drunk driving accidents. A sea of walkers was visible along the boardwalk as participants enjoyed food, prizes and entertainment for a good cause.

Teens may be tried as adults in murder of missing 12-year-old

News of the 12-year-old New Jersey girl that went missing in Gloucester County has been a chilling headline in not just New Jersey, but across the nation as of recent. Devastating news broke this week that investigators uncovered a body in a trash can. The following day, Tuesday, two teenage brothers were brought into custody and charged with the murder of the 12-year-old girl. Reportedly, the mother of the suspected teens saw a Facebook posting on the account of one of her sons that raised her suspicions; it was then that she contacted authorities.

4 New Jersey juveniles charged with mischief

It is unlikely that any individual in New Jersey escaped those teenage years unscathed. It is time of indiscretion and mistakes. Part of those mistake are what shape individuals into upstanding adults. Most of us have done things that we are not proud of. Often, during the teenage years, there are so many changes occurring throughout the body and the brain is still developing, so while teens shouldn't have free reign and permission to do whatever they please, it is unfair to hold them to the same standards as adults. They aren't adults, they have different brains. Their cognitive and reasoning capabilities are still developing.

New Jersey seeks stiffer penalties for child sex offenders

Last week, a bill was approved by the New Jersey senate that could have serious implications for individuals accused of sex crimes. The bill, called the Jessica Lunsford Act, was introduced in 2005 in the wake of a 9-year-old that was taken from her home, raped and killed by a registered sex offender.

New Jersey drunk driver may have sought divine intervention

A New Jersey woman is facing serious charges after allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and cocaine, which prosecutors say lead to a series of collisions caused by the woman, which ended in the death of a pedestrian the woman struck in a parking lot, as well as a hefty amount of damage.

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