Remnants of Tropical Storm Nate mean a windy, wet Columbus Day at the shore, with strong gusts and patchy flooding possible through the afternoon. A small craft advisory extends from Little Egg to Manasquan Inlets.

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It's still Columbus Day, but for how long is anyone's guess. Demonstrators in New York City today hope to pressure Mayor Bill DiBlasio to convert it to Indigenous Peoples Day, which reportedly has taken root in Los Angeles, Austin and nearly 60 other US cities and towns. A Marist poll reportedly finds that 56 percent of Americans support Columbus Day.

 
The probe of a predawn Sunday shooting in Long Branch offers little in the way of details for investigators so far. A 30-year-old man survived the gunfire and is hospitalized.

Suspicions about a car near a Manchester campground prove to be on target. Police said they seized cocaine valued at $1,400 Friday during a roadside search on Route 571. Four people from Ocean County face charges.

Advocates for the needy in Toms River hope that you have something left over from your donations to storm victims in Texas, Florida; Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, for people who will need it right at the shore this winter. People's Pantry, Alive Again Alliance Ministries, and Haven Beat The Street are pooling their efforts in a drive that continues through November 19.

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