A flash flood warning continues until 8:15 PM for Ocean and Burlington Counties and points south. A flash flood watch lasts until midnight. Electricity outages might emerge if gusty winds take down power lines. Keep cell phones charged, and keep batteries and water handy.

(Rob Grano)

At the Little League Mid-Atlantic Regionals in Connecticut, Jackson's Holbrook Little Leaguers delivered their second storm warning in as many games, blanking Plainview NY 9-0 after running up a 16-6 win in their Sunday opener against Washington DC.

Three people are arrested, four are hospitalized following weekend gunfire in a Lakewood sports complex. Jahquan Fenn and Sanaya Smuoone of Lakewood and Danaya Peace of Waretown face various drug and gun counts. Police urge witnesses to step forward.

Banner ads are likely to soon proliferate in Toms River township recreational venues, and even on township vehicles. A competitive contract with township-based Web Alliance International generates new revenue through banners. The agency plans to market primarily to local business operators.

Dennis Kotch of Wall Township, the former business administrator for the Shore Regional School District, walks away with a year's probation for paying an intern complete most of his work, even while she was attending college in Florida, and for taking unauthorized time off. Kotch pleaded guilty earlier this year, and resigned a week after the investigation began. The intern was paid more than $27,000.

Tie up your pet cruelly, or leave it exposed to harsh heat or cold, and you risk losing the animal as well as paying fines. The shore-based law enacted by Governor Christie today places stringent penalties against violators who ignore initial warnings for more than seven days.

Did a Mount Holly woman kill her life partner in their house Sunday, and if so, why? Burlington investigator search for a motive as they charge Laura Bluestein with murder.

Fire investigators in Manasquan sift through the rubble of Mueller's Flower Shop, to determine what triggered the inferno that reduced it to ashes Sunday night. Firefighters from the borough and five neighboring towns needed 45 minutes to bring it under control.

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