Beach update: 9 ocean swim advisories, Monmouth to Wildwood
No beaches are closed, but bacteria levels in excess of state standards trigger swim advisories at nine ocean beaches, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Seven are on Long Beach Island.
Middletown man charged with knifepoint gas station robbery
A suspect is in custody in connection with Tuesday's brazen mid-afternoon armed holdup of a Middletown gas station.
Hazlet man held in connection with Middletown bank heist
A Hazlet man risks up to 20 years in prison without parole if convicted of Saturday's bank holdup in Middletown.
Recognize him? Wall Township police seek him
An ongoing investigation in Wall Township leads police to search for the individual in the image accompanying this article. If you can identify him, they hope to speak with you.
NOAA raises the wallop potential in hurricane prediction update
There's a higher probability of major hurricanes and more named storms in updated Atlantic Hurricane Season data by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which stands by its prediction that 2016 will be the most active since 2012 - the year of Superstorm Sandy.
Boy, we’re baking! Some ideas to beat the heat
Mercury eclipsing 90. Heat index adding about 10 more degrees. Thunderstorms dry up almost as soon as they reach the pavement. Welcome to the dog days of summer. Now, where do you go to escape the searing heat?
Ocean County beach closure update
From a week-starting range of nearly 20, the number of beach closures monitored by the Ocean County Health Department winnows down to five, with no new entries - plus, for the first time this week, no swim advisories.
A harrowing virtual text-and-drive experience awaits in Long Branch
If you wonder why smartphone use while driving concerns so many of us, the chances are good that you haven't been on either end of a close call - yet. Monday in Long Branch, one the global leaders in wireless communications brings you to the virtual-reality edge.
Freehold Borough school construction gets state approval and aid
After years of chronically-crowded classrooms, the Freehold Borough School District can look forward to expanded facilities for its booming student population - the lion's share to be paid by the State of New Jersey.
Fewer swim advisories, more beach closures in Ocean County
The number of Ocean County bay, river, lake and creek beaches registering high bacteria levels is dropping. But the number with levels high enough to keep swimmers out has grown since Wednesday.
Men, find your inner Jonas – free singing classes in Red Bank
If you're a guy who loves to sing, and you want to take it beyond the shower, car or karaoke night, the Red Bank chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society gives you a chance to raise your personal bar, free of charge.
Ocean County beach advisory update
In the time remaining before heavy rains arrive tonight and Friday, here is the list of closures and swim advisories pertaining to beaches monitored by the Ocean County Health Department.