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Man Warning Kids Off Beach Killed by Lightning

Patrick Dispoto, 59, dies in New Jersey lightning strike after trying to warn kids out of the water

(Newser) - Authorities say a New Jersey man died over the weekend after getting caught in a thunderstorm and struck by lightning on the beach. Police in Seaside Park tell NJ Advance Media that a 911 call came in shortly after 7:30pm on Sunday, and when first responders found 59-year-old Patrick...

50 Years After He Lost His Class Ring, a 'Miracle'

Recent college grad finds ring lost in 1972 by teen enjoying a day at the Jersey Shore

(Newser) - The New York Post notes it may be "the only good thing to come out of Superstorm Sandy." For 68-year-old Jim Keelen, the return of his class ring, lost more than a half-century ago, is a "miracle." News 12 reports that the orange-stoned ring vanished in...

FDNY Firefighter Drowns Trying to Save Teen Daughter

Mark Batista went into the sea when daughter began to struggle in a rip tide; she survived

(Newser) - When he saw his teen daughter get in trouble in the ocean, New York City firefighter Mark Batista ran into the water to save her. His daughter lived, but Batista never made it out, reports NBC News . The 39-year-old drowned Friday morning at the Jersey Shore after bringing his family...

Maine Teen Dies While Digging Hole at NJ Beach

Levy Caverley, 18, died after hole he and sister were digging in Toms River collapsed

(Newser) - A Maine teen died this week along the Jersey Shore after the hole he was digging with his sister collapsed. Police say 18-year-old Levy Caverley was at a beach in Toms River, NJ, on Tuesday afternoon, reportedly enjoying a day in the sun by carving out a 10-foot-deep hole in...

Great White Does U-Turn After Hitting Jersey Shore

But Ironbound will be back north soon

(Newser) - Ironbound sounds like a good name for a massive floating vessel. This Ironbound is pretty close to that. A huge great white shark who was so christened when it was tagged on October 3, 2019, off Nova Scotia has recently been spotted off the US coast. CNN reports Ironbound pinged...

Pearl Found in Clam Dinner Could Be Worth $100K
Guy's Dinner Find: Pricey
Pearl in a Clamshell

Guy's Dinner Find: Pricey Pearl in a Clamshell

'It's like a once in a lifetime event' for NJ's Michael and Maria Spressler

(Newser) - Michael Spressler thought he'd cracked a molar after biting into a raw clam at his favorite South Jersey restaurant. "But then when I poked it out into the palm of my hand, it was a perfectly round white pearl." That pearl might just cover the cost of...

Jersey Shore Lifeguard Killed by Lightning Strike

Seven others were injured

(Newser) - A young lifeguard was killed and seven other people, including four other lifeguards, were injured when lightning struck a Jersey Shore beach Monday afternoon, authorities tell the AP . It marked the second death of a young lifeguard at the Jersey Shore in a little over a week. The New York ...

Cops Break Up Huge Party at Jersey Shore House

Mayor blames YouTube pranksters

(Newser) - Snooki and the gang moved out a long time ago, but the antics haven't ended at the Seaside Heights, NJ, house featured in Jersey Shore. Authorities say YouTube pranksters the Nelk Boys hosted a website launch party at the house Monday that attracted hundreds of people, breaching the state'...

'The Situation' Is a Free Man
'The Situation'
Leaves Prison

'The Situation' Leaves Prison

Mike Sorrentino of 'Jersey Shore' is once again a free man

(Newser) - Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is out of prison after serving eight months for tax evasion. The Jersey Shore star, 37, was released from New York's Otisville Federal Correctional Institution Thursday morning, People and TMZ report. "We are elated to finally close this chapter of our life. Thank...

'The Situation' Wants Prison Mail, and Your Support

'Free Sitch' T-shirts for sale for $24.99

(Newser) - Prison bars aren't about to keep Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino from a moneymaking opportunity. The 36-year-old star of MTV's Jersey Shore is hawking "Free Sitch" T-shirts featuring his face for $24.99 as he prepares to report to federal prison in Otisville, NY, on Tuesday, reports...

'The Situation' Is Going to Prison
'The Situation'
Is Going to Prison

'The Situation' Is Going to Prison

'Jersey Shore' star Mike Sorrentino gets 8 months for tax evasion

(Newser) - Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino of Jersey Shore fame found out Friday he'll have to spend 8 months in prison for tax evasion, reports TMZ . The 36-year-old will be on supervised probation for two years upon his release, and he also must pay a $10,000 fine on top...

Jersey Shore Tourist Impaled by Beach Umbrella

One of the frame ribs reportedly pierced her ankle

(Newser) - "It was just an accident," said Margaret Reynolds in a statement, but a gruesome one at that. The 67-year-old London woman was at the beach Monday in Seaside Heights, NJ, when wind ripped an umbrella from the sand; an aluminum part of it impaled her right ankle, with...

Snooki Got Hitched
 Snooki Got Hitched 

Snooki Got Hitched

'Jersey Shore' alum marries Jionni LaValle

(Newser) - Gone apparently are the days of nude photo scandals and the like for Jersey Shore alum Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, who yesterday wed longtime fiance Jionni Lavalle in what Radar is calling a "Great Gatsby-themed wedding." The couple, parents to 2-year-old Lorenzo and 3-month-old Giovanna Marie, included a...

Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp Call It Quits

End could also be in sight for Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon

(Newser) - Is there something in the water? Hollywood has been hit with a rash of break-ups:
  • After more than three years together, Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp are over, People reports. "It was the long distance that ultimately was the cause," says one source; Ryan, 52, lives in New

The Situation Arrested After Tanning Salon Brawl

Mike Sorrentino of 'Jersey Shore' fame fought with his brother

(Newser) - Thought you'd heard the last of Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino now that Jersey Shore is over? Think again. He's making headlines thanks to a brawl at, where else, a tanning salon yesterday. He and his brother co-own Boca Tanning Salon in Middletown, NJ, and law enforcement sources...

Sandy Survivors to Light Up Coast Tonight

East Coast marks 1-year anniversary of storm

(Newser) - One year later, the Jersey shore will be lit up to mark today's anniversary of Superstorm Sandy . Residents of a dozen shore cities will stand along the coast, shining flashlights, at sundown tonight. That's about the time Sandy made landfall, Reuters reports. More on the anniversary:
  • New York

Jersey Town Lawyers Up to Keep Snooki Out

Berkeley Township doesn't want her filming in Pelican Island neighborhood

(Newser) - Poor Snooki just can't catch a break. The Jersey Shore star is not wanted in Florence , Hoboken , and now you can add one more locale to the list. Dozens of residents of New Jersey's Berkeley Township took to the council meeting last night to protest Nicole "Snooki"...

Snooki, Christie Finally Meet at Jersey Shore

'He just doesn't like us' concludes Snooki

(Newser) - Chris Christie is on a big promotional push for the Jersey Shore this weekend, taking an old fashioned road trip along the beaches to encourage tourists back after Sandy, reports NBC . He's even willing to risk the political blowback of strolling the shores with Obama again, adds Today . Someone...

The 10 Most Loaded Reality Stars

Obviously, Kim Kardashian is on the list

(Newser) - If you just hate the idea that someone can let a camera crew follow them around and end up a millionaire, do not read on. Celebuzz rounds up the 10 richest reality stars:
  • Kim Kardashian: Not only is she one of the richest reality stars, she's also the second

Video Shows Devastation of Jersey Shore

Seaside Heights in particular is devastated

(Newser) - Chris Christie called the damage to the Jersey Shore "unthinkable," and the video and photos emerging show what he means. CNN takes note of a video from GeoEye images with before-and-after photos from Seaside Heights, and AP rounds up the destruction here , including battered amusement parks and the...

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