A pedestrian was killed this morning in a Monmouth County crash. That story and more in today's Monmouth and Ocean County News from Townsquare Media.

A pedestrian was killed in a crash on Rt. 36 in Middletown early this morning. It happened on Rt. 36 between Thompson Avenue and Palmer Avenue in Keansburg.

A PEDESTRIAN IS KILLED IN A CRASH ON ROUTE 36 IN MIDDLETOWN EARLY THIS MORNING. ACCORDING TO THE ASBURY PARK PRESS, POLICE REMAIN ON THE SCENE AND THE NORTHBOUND LANES ARE CLOSED BETWEEN THOMPSON AVENUE IN MIDDLETOWN AND PALMER AVENUE IN KEANSBURG.

A Florida man is charged with four counts of murder for allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend, former Brick Township resident Megan Brown, her parents, and her boyfriend. Police say Adam Matos had threatened Brown with a knife before. A son they had together was unharmed and with family.

Monmouth County Prosecutors still aren't saying much about a man found dead last Wednesday at Monmouth Park Racetrack. Authorities have identified him as 28-year old Pablo Raymundo Marroquin and say his death does not appear to be suspicious.

Women -- be very wary if a guy approaches you and strikes up a conversation or asks for directions. Police warn a suspect wanted in connection with five alleged armed robberies in Freehold, Colts Neck, and Jackson chatted with his female victims and then allegedly sprayed them with a mace-like substance.

A Union Beach man is accused of leaving three dogs and two iguanas unattended for days in deplorable conditions while he was in Wildwood for the weekend attending the NJ State Firefighter's Convention. Reports say anonymous calls about the animals led to cruelty charges against William Odom.

Tents are popping up again in Lakewood, despite the recent closure of the homeless camp in the woods. Reports say authorities are cracking down and that township workers dismantled the tents.

Hurricane Edouard isn't expected to pose a direct threat to the Jersey Shore, but the storm will create rough surf and dangerous rip currents by tomorrow. It is strongly advised that you avoid swimming in the ocean when there are no lifeguards present.

Marine traffic is the only mode of transportation able to get through the Glimmer Glass Bridge connecting Brielle and Manasquan. A truck ten times the legal weight limits is blamed with severely damaging the structure of the historic Glimmer bridge in August. Monmouth County Engineers say now that they've secured the necessary permits, a construction schedule for the temporary repairs is expected this week at a cost of about $2 million. They say that long term, the bridge may have to be replaced.

If you bought a Powerball ticket for Saturday's drawing at the Wawa on Brick Boulevard, check your numbers. The lucky ticket is worth $10,000, and that's for third prize.

An Atlantic Highlands man is leading an online petition drive to get the borough council to allow pet chickens. Joel Dewitt, according to reports, says his domesticated hens produce a safer, local source of eggs, hunt backyard pests, and provide companionship.

A July concert featuring Jon Bon Jovi and the Kings of Suburbia has raised $200,000 for the Parker Family Health Center of Red Bank, according to reports. The center provides free health care to low-income, uninsured Monmouth County residents.