Jersey Shore Headlines
More kids in our area are diagnosed with the Entero-virus. That story and more in today's Monmouth and Ocean County News from Townsquare Media.
More suspected cases of the dangerous Entero-virus are reported at the shore. Officials at Jersey Shore University Medical Center say nearly 30 kids have been hospitalized in recent days. While some required intensive care, doctors expect the outbreak to wane a bit and say all of the children improved dramatically following the treatment.
New details emerge about a fatal three-car crash on Rt. 36 in Hazlet Saturday that killed a 60-year old woman. Police determined Rose Imbrenda of Middletown ran a red light at the intersection with Main Street.
Free Narcan and training on how to use it is being offered to Monmouth and Ocean County residents as part of a community focused overdose prevention project. One of the places where Narcan, used to reverse a heroin overdose, is being distributed, is in Neptune. The Executive Director of JSAS Healthcare Inc.says the state is providing funding to a handful of opioid treatment facilities like his to facilitate distribution and training. Three training sessions will be held Mondays through Wednesdays at their facility. The training is being provided by credentialed addiction counselors.
Three suspects crashed a wedding in Ocean Township at the English Manor. Authorities are searching for three juveniles on strong-armed robbery charges. the trio allegedly ate, drank, and mingled with guests at the banquet hall until it was realized they were uninvited. As a manager attempted to detain them until cops arrived, she was thrown to the ground and all three ran out of the building.
Surf is up along the shore. The National Weather Service says a system moving in is likely to produce a high risk for rip currents and waves up to 7 feet high. That risk is likely to continue through tomorrow. The churned up surf and heavy rain set to roll in could produce minor flooding.
Construction is underway on the second phase of Monmouth County's Child Advocacy Center in Freehold. Ground was broken yesterday on the $1.6 million project that will add a medical suite, therapy rooms and office space for prosecutors.
Brick Township is ending its relationship with a contractor who was supposed to redevelop the former Foodtown site on Rt. 70. The mayor says the developer failed to meet a $100,000 deposit in the $7 million deal and changed his proposal to make the site mostly residential.
While no bigger than a shipping container, the Micro Home displayed in Point Pleasant defies the expectations of visitors. It's got a painted white exterior with scalloped trim and gabled roof, a red front door door, hardwood floors, faux marble counter tops, and a bathroom comparable to a full size home. A large five by five foot window brings in light and gives the illusion of space in this single bed, bathroom, and small kitchen home. It will remain on display until the weekend. Homeless advocates are trying to find land to build the micro homes.
Our state is ranked 24th on the Wallethub list of the most and least happy states in America. New Jersey scores well on the categories of suicide, depression, and divorce, but we lose points for inadequate sleep and lengthy commute times.
A suspected shoplifter has been arrested for allegedly stealing from the Target in Ocean Township again this week. Cops pulled over Terrance Utley Monday afternoon and say he had stolen electronic stereo equipment in his SUV.
If you want to save money on your heating bill, now is the time to start winterizing your home before the colder months arrive. Dusty filters block air flow, making heating systems less efficient. That's why changing them is important as well as having your furnace tuned up .Experts also suggest adding a humidifier, keeping your thermostat set at 68 degrees, and getting a set-back thermostat that automatically drops the temperature at night or while you're away.