The identity has been released of the man struck by a car in Middletown yesterday. That story and more in today's Monmouth and Ocean County News from Townsquare Media.

MIDDLETOWN POLICE IDENTIFY A MAN STRUCK AND KILLED EARLY YESTERDAY BY A CAR ON ROUTE 36 AS 27-YEAR-OLD WILLIAM LESSER OF ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS. ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE WITNESSED THE CRASH IS URGED TO CONTACT AUTHORITIES.

ENTEROVIRUS HAS ARRIVED AT NEW JERSEY'S BORDER AND MAY BE IN OUR STATE. CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN PHILLY SAYS THEY TREATED FOUR CASES OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS.  THE INFECTION HAS BEEN RACING EAST FROM THE MIDWEST.  IT CAUSES FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS AND SEVERE DIFFICULTY BREATHING...ESPECIALLY IN KIDS WITH ASTHMA. THE CDC SAYS THERE IS NO VACCINE, AND NO SPECIFIC TREATMENT.

IN THE CHAOS DURING AND AFTER SANDY...9 IN 10 JERSEY HOSPITALS SUFFERED CRITICAL FAILURES THAT MUST BE ADDRESSED.  FEDERAL INSPECTORS SAY OUT HOSPITALS DID AMAZING WORK, BUT NEED TO BE BETTER PREPARED FOR THE NEXT STORM.  THE BIGGEST FAILURE: NOT ENOUGH BACK-UP POWER.

TWO NEW FERRIES WILL BE ADDED TO THE BELFORD TERMINAL.
THE NEWLY NAMED MOLLY PITCHER AND BETSY ROSS FERRIES WILL GO INTO SERVICE AS EARLY AS JANUARY, CARRYING FOUR HUNDRED PASSENGERS FROM MONMOUTH COUNTY TO NORTH JERSEY AND NEW YORK. NEW YORK WATERWAYS FOUNDER ARTHUR IMPERATOR SAYS WHILE FERRIES HAVE A PREMIUM COST THEY SAVE COMMUTERS ALMOST TWO HOURS A DAY AND ARE BECOMING A POPULAR CHOICE WITH PROFESSIONALS WANTING TO MOVE INTO SOUTH INTO THE SUBURBS.

MAKE SURE YOU LOCK YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS BEFORE LEAVING. THAT WARNING FROM HOWELL POLICE FOLLOWING SEVERAL RECENT BURGLARIES AND ATTEMPTED BREAK-INS IN THE RAMTOWN SECTION OF THE TOWNSHIP.

A RUMSON TEEN IS ACCUSED OF BREAKING A POLICE CAR WINDOW AFTER COPS BROKE-UP A WEEKEND PARTY IN THE BOROUGH REPORTEDLY INVOLVING UNDERAGE DRINKING. 18-YEAR-OLD KIERAN DOHERTY WAS ARRESTED FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT. POLICE OFFICERS FROM SEA BRIGHT, FAIR HAVEN AND LITTLE SILVER WERE CALLED FOR BACK-UP.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S DAUGHTER, JESSICA, IS GAINING HER OWN NOTORIETY AS A CHAMPION EQUESTRIAN. SHE WON THE AMERICAN GOLD CUP TROPHY SATURDAY IN NEW YORK BEFORE A SOLD-OUT CROWD OF NEARLY SIX-THOUSAND FANS, INCLUDING HER PARENTS AND FAMILY FRIEND, NBC NIGHTLY NEWS ANCHOR BRIAN WILLIAMS.

WANT TO BUY A SUMMER HOME FOR A REAL BARGAIN.  REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY STARS, JOE AND TERESA GIUDICE ARE REPORTEDLY SELLING THEIR 4-BED, 2-BATH MANAHAWKIN HOME FOR $315,000 BEFORE BEING SENTENCED ON FEDERAL FRAUD CHARGES IN OCTOBER.

A DOCTOR FROM MONMOUTH COUNTY FACES UP TO FIVE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON AFTER PLEADING GUILTY FOR HIS ROLE IN A MASSIVE PATIENT REFERRAL FOR MONEY SCHEME. EUGENE DESIMONE OF EATONTOWN, ALONG WITH A NORTH JERSEY DOCTOR, CONFESSED TO ACCEPTING BRIBES FROM PARSIPPANY-BASED BIODIAGNOSTIC LABS. 31 PEOPLE, INCLUDING 20 DOCTORS HAVE NOW PLEADED GUILTY IN THE ELABORATE SCHEME.

IF YOU GOT A PARKING TICKET IN POINT PLEASANT BEACH...YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET YOUR MONEY BACK. A JUDGE RULED THE PARKING ORDINANCE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL, BUT IS STILL CONSIDERING WHETHER TO ORDER POINT BEACH TO REFUND THE FINES GIVEN TO DRIVERS WHO DIDN'T PROPERLY DISPLAY THEIR PARKING RECEIPTS.

REMEMBER ROCKY THE BOBCAT? A JUDGE IS ALLOWING OWNER GINNY FINE TO BRING HER PET HOME TO STAFFORD TOWNSHIP EVEN THOUGH HE ESCAPED FOUR TIMES SINCE MARCH. SHE APPARENTLY HAS MADE EXTENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS TO PREVENT THE 38-POUND FELINE FROM GETTING OUT AGAIN.

ITS ONE OF THE AGE OLD DEBATES IN NEW JERSEY.  WAWA OR 7-11.  A NEW SURVEY THIS MORNING ONLY ADDS FUEL TO THE FIRE.  DESPITE THERE BEING FAR MORE 7-11 STORES...NEW JERSEYANS PREFER WAWA BY A 2-TO-1 MARGIN.  ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD AND COFFEE.