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One of our favorite seals has died at Jenk’s Aquarium. That story and more in today’s Monmouth and Ocean County News from Townsquare Media.

Four Monmouth County teens are accused of attacking an 18-year old Howell man with  baseball bats at his Goergia Tavern Road home Tuesday. The victim suffered bruising and swelling to his face, back and stomach. The suspects face armed robbery, aggravated assault and weapons charges.

A possible stabbing in Red Bank near Rt. 520 and Shrewsbury Avenue. A person reportedly was knifed in the back after a dispute before midnight. The suspect fled in a 1997 grey Cadillac Deville with the NJ license plate SKE 17A.

A popular Harbor Seal at Jenkinson’s Aquarium in Point Pleasant Beach died unexpectedly Saturday night. 23-year old Coral was part of a trio of seals that entertained visitors for more than two decades. For details, CLICK HERE.

A Freehold man remains jailed on $1.5 million bail after being indicted on murder and attempted murder charges in connection with a 2013 shooting in Asbury Park. Jamar Walker is accused of killing a Connecticut man and seriously injuring a Freehold Borough man during a verbal dispute.

Four Ocean Grove lifeguards were sent to the hospital as a precaution after a lightening strike near their stand Tuesday afternoon. None of them were directly hit by the bolt.

Violation notices have gone out to dozens of home improvement contractors operating in our state. Complaints issued to 68 contractors range from operating without proper registration to abandoning pre-paid jobs without completing the work. The state Department of Consumer Affairs is seeking more than $1.3 million dollars in civil penalties and consumer restitution.

An event is being offered to families this Saturday in Freehold called Operation Kidsafe. It’s a free and private program that provides parents with a bio-document of their children’s digital finger prints and photo. The program is also great for special needs adults. Freehold police will help conduct the event.

Believe your teens when they tell you they’re stressed out. A new survey from the American Psychological Association finds that extreme stress is a common factor among teens as they gear up for another school year. Demands for summer work in math and language arts and thoughts that summer will end too quickly and another school year will begin, along with all of the extra-curricular activities that go along with it, can cause a good amount of stress, according to psychologists. Plus, teenagers spending too much time on social media now and during the school year. That, along with family issues, can all lead to an overwhelming amount of stress. Doctors recommend down time that includes a break from social media and technology.

Kids are still getting lice from ‘selfies’. The Head To Head Lice Treatment Center says parents should talk to their kids if they see lots of selfies in their phone photos, and tell them to keep from getting too close to another’s hair due to the spread of lice. They say every family should also keep a professional lice comb on hand.

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