An accident victim's dad is calling for a concrete barrier on Kozloski Road. That story and more in today's Monmouth and Ocean County News from Townsquare Media.

Monmouth County officials have posted signs on Kozloski Road in Freehold in an effort to stop motorists from speeding, but the father who lost his 20-year old daughter Noelle in a multi-vehicle crash there in August says signs aren't enough. He says a concrete barrier would go a long way toward saving lives. Since August, there have been four fatalities on that road in the area of Rt. 33.

Minimum wage workers in our state will get a raise next year. It's the first year of automatic raises tied to the rate of inflation. In 2015 the minimum wage will be $8.38 an hour -- up 13-cents.

The historic Glimmer Glass bridge connecting Manasquan and Brielle is now completely closed to all traffic, including pedestrians and bicyclists, for seven months while temporary repairs are made. An overweight truck damaged the bridge in August.

Freehold voters have rejected a nearly $33 million project to make additions and improvements to district schools to alleviate overcrowding. Officials say the defeat could force them to use split scheduling for students.

Bay Head voters have overwhelmingly said 'yes' to a $4 million project to build an addition for the elementary school and renovate and improve other sections of the building. The district will bond more than $3 million of the cost.

An anonymous person has donated $1 million to Lunch Break, a Red Bank pantry, soup kitchen and basic needs charity. The money will fund the group's new three-story building.

If you're driving, put down the cell phone. In recognition of October being declared "Distracted Driving Awareness Month," Monmouth County prosecutors are urging everyone to stay 'unplugged and alive' by pledging to pay attention behind the wheel.

A traffic stop has led to three Ocean County residents being indicted on drug charges for allegedly having 82 bags of heroin last May. Shaun McGowan and Justin Loverede of Point Pleasant and Brittany Gilbert of Brick also are accused of having prescription drugs without a doctor's okay.

The public's help is needed in identifying a couple using a credit card at a Brick Township Wawa. Police there say the card belongs to someone else and was used at several merchants on Brick Boulevard last week. They're wanted for questioning.

Fishing-related businesses that can show at least $5,000 in Sandy-related losses have a chance to apply for up to $10,000 to rebuild. New Jersey Environmental Officials will distribute $2 million in federal grants.

Friends of a Spring Lake Heights police officer rally support for his family as their young son battles brain cancer. Tomorrow night's fundraiser at Spring Lake Manor helps pay for treatment for Brendan Willms. To donate, send a note to

Will a Youtube video of a Seaside Park business owner disgusted over the Rt. 35 construction project get the attention of the governor or state officials? That's what lifelong Seaside Park resident and councilwoman Gale Coleman hopes. She owns 3C's Luncheonette and makes an emotional plea to Governor Christie. She says the entire road is ripped up after the DOT promised the borough the work would be done in phases. She says a lot of the businesses won't be able to pay their mortgages without customers.The mayor agrees, saying the construction is creating a hardship for residents and businesses alike.

The low-income Home Energy Assistance Program starts taking applications Oct. 1st. Find out if you qualify during New Jersey Natural Gas Energy Assistance Days. Tomorrow's is at the Howell Municipal Building. For more info, CLICK HERE.

The Latino Festival of Monmouth County marks a milestone as it celebrates its 10th year in Freehold this weekend. The event not only exposes visitors to various Latino cultures but organizers say it has also gone a long way in helping to dismantle the barriers of misperception. The festival takes place this Saturday, Oct. 4th, at the Hall of Records parking lot on Main Street and extends across to Lafayette Street from Noon to 7 pm.