A report of a swimmer in distress draws a horde of first-responders to South Toms River. The water search unfolded alongside Mathis Plaza, fronting Route 166. Details have yet to emerge.


Sayfullo Saipov of Paterson faces terrorism charges for Tuesday's Manhattan truck attack, and risks the death penalty. Reports out today describe a suspect utterly without remorse, who chose Halloween to maximize the number of casualties he could inflict. New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio vowed no interruptions in Sunday's New York City Marathon.

Two Asbury Park men suspected of a Wednesday knifepoint gas station holdup in neighboring Ocean Township are held until court proceedings. Tywan Thomas and Troy Whie were tracked down just over the Neptune Township border.

The next generation of electrical workers develops tonight at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. Jersey Central Power & Light's Power Line Institute offers associate degrees and career potential.

Wads of money that disappeared from the South Toms River Baseball Youth League ended up in the pocket of its President, say borough police who arrested Luis Quiros Wednesday. League officials offered no comment.

Congratulations to Maria DeBruin, the Brick Memorial High School honors chemistry teacher who captured one of this year's $25,000 Milken Educator Awards. The Milken Family Foundation has issued tens of millions to instructors of achievement nationwide for the past 30 years.

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