Grief is palpable in Keansburg, where the body of an 11-year-old girl was recovered this morning, less than 12 hours after her mother reported her missing. Investigators found Abbiegail Smith's remains near the Hancock Arms apartment complex where she lived, near the Henry Hudson bike trail. The case is being pursued as a homicide. More details here.

11-year old Abbiegail "Abbie" Smith. (Keansburg Police Department)

Our heat advisory ends at 8 PM, severe thunderstorm watch concludes at 9, and the Code Orange air quality notice wraps up at midnight. Rain tonight and tomorrow leads to a cooler, drier, and much more pleasant weekend.

The body found in a car outside a Brick Township 7-11 Wednesday night is that of Moiyamoe Foffanah, 21, of Philadelphia. Police do not consider her death suspicious in the early stages of investigation. A patrol officer found her unresponsive after noticing that the blue Honda was parked in the lot since the previous night.

The sports and concert venue at Toms River High School North undergoes its fourth rebranding since it opened, a little more than a decade ago. Hackensack Meridian Health reportedly entered a $637,000, five-year deal with the Toms River Regional District for naming rights, as the five-year pact with Pine Belt Auto Dealerships ends. It was previously the Poland Spring Arena, and the Ritacco Center.

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst will be in line for $158,000,000 for renovations before the new KC-46A refueling aircraft arrive, if allocations in the U.S. Senate bill remain intact. New Jersey Democrats Robert Menendez and Cory Booker inserted the provisions into the appropriations measure. The replacements for the KC-10s are due by 2020.

Breakfast out on Saturday, July 22, can help a homeless individual find a way back in. Haven-Beat The Street of Toms River and Absecon stages the fundraiser at Applebee's in the Ocean Coiunty Mall in Toms River, starting at 8 AM.

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