A few more days of sun and warmth for us, then autumnal temperatures take over. Townsquare Meteorologist Dan Zarrow sees rain by Tuesday and declining daily hihg temperatures by mid- to late-week. However, dry conditions and increasingly gusty winds raise the risk of wildfires.

Dan Zarrow, Townsquare Media

A Brick Township man is charged with attempted murder, in connection with an October 8 shooting in Long Branch that left the victim bullet-riddled and hospitalized. Donovan Wesley was arrested Wednesday in Asbury Park.

A biker, accused of fleeing a Sunday night bar brawl in Howell Township, is arrested at home in New Egypt and charged with eluding. Police said that a flurry of tips led to the identification of John Murphy. The motorcycle is missing.

The Jackson 19-year-old found with a 13-year-old Toms River girl this week is being held on several charges in Ohio, where they surfaced. Jeffrey Trautmann was charged with custody interference of a child under age 18 and drug-related counts, after being stopped for speeding.

Our winter likely will be warmer and wetter than normal, but not necessarily snowier. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a La Nina influence - similar to El Nino, but less extreme, and less damaging.

Everybody to the beach, one more time...to tidy it up before winter. Clean Ocean Action's Fall Beach Sweep takes place at more than 60 spots from Middlesex to Cape May Counties, this Saturday.

Long Beach Township residents can meet the men and women who protect them, and tour their workplace. The Long Beach Police Department open house is tonight, 6:30-8:30 PM.

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