Memorial Day parades and observances take place in nearly all of Ocean and Monmouth County's municipalities, with special commemorations being undertaken by American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. Our web page has the full rundown, and updates continue as information arrives.

Shawn Michaels

Townsquare Meteorologist Dan Zarrow's weekend forecast offers a mostly sunny, dry start for the weekend, with increasing clouds and stronger chances of showers by Sunday into Monday. See his outlook and his daily Beach Report here.

Ocean County's biggest tourism booster, Freeholder Director Joe Vicari, visits Shawn and Sue to kick off the shore's biggest time of year to attract visitors and generate revenue. He exudes confidence in the County's ability to entertain, indoors and outdoors, equal to anything to be found in cities and more costly resorts. "We have a planetarium at Ocean County College. We have an aquarium at Jenkinson's. We have the most coastline in the state of New Jersey, 44 miles," Vicari bragged.

School buses belonging to the Toms River Regional School District went up in flames before dawn today, in a lot off Route 37. Several cars were also damaged. There were no reported injuries, and no interruptions in student busing. The cause is under investigation.

A likeness of the syringe-brandishing thief who held up a Jackson service station attendant last Sunday night has been issued by police. They hope that the artist's sketch will jog someone's memory and lead to an arrest. The victim said that the vial contained an unidentifiable fluid.

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