Beware of an IRS phone scam in Monmouth County. That story and more in today's Monmouth and Ocean County News from Townsquare Media:

With our state's first confirmed case of the dangerous Enterovirus, health officials are spreading a word of warning to hospitals and schools. All hospitals and health centers in our state have been placed on alert. Schools are being told what to look for. The State epidemiologist says proper hand hygiene is key, and staying home when you are sick.

If you get a call saying you owe the IRS money or that you're getting a refund, it's a scam. Monmouth County Prosecutors say the caller threatens jail time if the person doesn't pay immediately or tries to convince people they're getting tax money back to get their private information.

Jury selection is underway for a Middletown man accused of beating his wife to death with a frying pan in 2011 during a fight over money. 47-year old Patrick Allen's lawyer contends he's innocent and that he came home and found his wife, Kimberly, dead. The couple has two sons.

A Kitten is expected to survive after possibly being thrown from a car on Rt. 36 in Eatontown Monday afternoon. Two witnesses reported the incident, which is similar to a case in August when a dog reportedly was thrown from a car on the Parkway.

Ocean Township police have caught a Jackson man wanted for a drive-by purse snatching at the Middlebrook Shopping Plaza. Police say Vincent Raspa was arrested after the victim provided police with a license plate number last week. The victim's pocketbook was  recovered in a dumpster...minus $130 in cash.

The Tinton Falls Zoning Board will once again be taking up the Jersey Shore Motocross issue. A public meeting takes place tonight at Seabrook Village starting at 7:30 pm.

A helicopter recently seen hovering over the Parkway near exit 109 in Red Bank was just being used for routine aerial inspections of JCP&L transmission lines, according to the utility. The chopper was seen in the area on September 11th, sparking numerous concerns.

A movie about a terminally ill Ocean County detective who fought to leave her pension to her same-sex partner is set to begin production this fall. "Freehold" is set in Toms River and Point Pleasant but will be filmed in New York State. The movie will star Julianne Moore.

A Middletown cop suffered a minor wrist injury in a crash yesterday afternoon. Authorities say the officer was responding to an emergency call with his lights and sirens when his cruiser was struck trying to cross Rt. 35. The other driver is okay.

The Asbury Park and Keyport fire departments will be receiving over $37,000 in federal grants. The funding is a part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grand program which allows departments to buy response equipment, personal protective equipment, emergency vehicles and training equipment.

An environmental group is urging you to pay attention to a ballot question this November. Public Question Two asks voters to use state dollars to continue funding Green Acres, water quality, and pollution clean up programs. Environmentalists say a vote in favor of the measure wouldn't impact taxes or other needed programs.

If your retirement savings is being spent caring for aging parents, you're not alone. A survey finds almost half of adults in their 50s and 60s are spending more than $5,000 a year in retirement savings on caregiving expenses for their elderly parents. says the unexpected expense can take a toll on caregivers' families, resulting in a delayed retirement, depression, and even divorce.