Today's rain could cause some big problems. That story and more in today's Monmouth and Ocean County News from Townsquare Media.

Rain and winds could pose some trouble along the shore. The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory until 6 pm. A coastal flood advisory is in effect until Noon for Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Forecasters are predicting Northeast winds gusting to 35 mph and surf heights up to 8 feet. Areas prone to tidal flooding are expected to experience roadway flooding and beach erosion.

Wall Township police intercept heroin before it hits the streets after arresting a Toms River man for allegedly having 80 decks of the opiate Monday. 20-year old Tyrone Winberly also is charged with having cocaine, pot, and oxycodone.

Monmouth and Ocean county residents near the Parkway continue to bring up issues associated with the highway widening project. Some residents remain resolute in pursuing a solution to the sound, flooding, and safety issues associated with the widening project.

Wall Township's new schools Superintendent is Cheryl Dyer of Brick. A former Somerset County school administrator, she replaces interim Superintendent Stephanie Bilenker.

A Lakewood man is wanted for failing to show up to his sentencing for a 2010 shooting. 35-year old Hyron Dorsey had been free on bail since June in the attempted murder of Steven Rosado at the Kennedy apartments in Lakewood. Another man was killed in the hail of bullets.

An athiest group has filed suit in NJ seeking to take "under God" out of the Pledge of Allegiance. Samantha Jones, an 18 year old high school student, is headed to court to fight for her right to recite the pledge in its entirety. Meanwhile, the American Legion has joined the lawsuit attempting to defend the use of the Pledge of Allegiance at Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School district.

Former "Jersey Shore' reality TV star Mike 'The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother Marc have pleaded not guilty to federal tax charges. They're alleged to have failed to pay required taxes on nearly $9 million earned between 2010 and 2012, mainly through two businesses they owned.

Now that the Fall season is here, many are thinking about pumpkins. Some NJ farmers are describing this year's pumpkin patch as abundant due to cooperating weather. However, pumpkin prices have crept up a bit due to rising costs of fertilizer and fuel.