Showers enter the Election Day forecast, and a coastal flood advisory begins at 8 AM and lasts until 2 PM, during the ocean and back bay high-tide cycles.


Intrepid residents braving the elements to cast their votes will find contested municipal and school board races in 22 Ocean County communities, and 41 Monmouth communities. There are two freeholder seats at stake in Monmouth, and three candidates for one Freeholder spot in Ocean County. Monmouth also has a referendum seeking to increase the county's dedicated open space tax.

Crossing an Ocean County county highway in Toms River ends a township woman's life. Police said that Manuela Morales Torres died on Hooper Avenue late Sunday afternoon, run down by a SUV driven by Rosemary Goebels, also a township resident. Still to be determined is whether the victim was in a crosswalk. A companion survived and is hospitalized.

The alleged gunman in the Texas church shooting massacre has a spotty past. Devin Kelley was given a bad-conduct discharge by the Air Force in 2012 after a court martial. He's accused of taking 26 lives with an assault weapon.

Stafford Township Police Chief Tom Dellane is among those in Washington DC today, testifying before the Bipartisan Opiate Task Force co-chaired by shore Congressman Tom MacArthur.The focus is on successful intervention programs.

An Asbury Park heroin dealer heads to prison for a total of 25 years for guilty pleas in two separate cases. Gregory Jean Baptiste admitted holding more than 1,500 bags of smack in two arrests - the second occurring while he was out on bail for the first.

The Brick Township man accused of causing lockdowns at two township schools Friday faces charges related to the incident that began in a nearby convenience store. Daniel Mizner Jr. allegedly had an imitation gun on him when stopped by police, shortly after buying smokes.

Several security guards assigned to Saturday's Loud Fest in Howell are recovering after being attacked by attendees. Police said an attendee being escorted out punched a guard in the face, and a brawl ensued.

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