The body found in the waters off Barnegat Light Monday is that of a Belmar man who hadn't been seen by his family since a week ago today. Christopher Lucin reportedly was fond of beach walks, but was not a swimmer. An investigation of his disappearance and death continues.

CT scans have become the coin of the realm to gauge concussion odds in young athletes, and it's drawing concern among some New Jersey medical professionals who also see a potential increase in cancer vulnerability. One CT scan is said to equal about 200 chest X-rays.

A Brick Township man's life ends on the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township. Police said that David Byrnes, 51, stepped into the path of an oncoming Jeep just after midnight Sunday. Israel Torres of Ventnor swerved, but not soon enough. Byrnes died on the spot. A probe continues.

Wawa refutes a Ewing customer's claim of maggots in a sandwich. Chris Garcia said that he took two bites before realizing that the slimy crawlers were in a buffalo-style dressing. He got a refund. A company spokeswoman said that their investigation found the claim to be improbable.

A mare in Atlantic County becomes the second horse in New Jersey this year to contract eastern equine encephalitis. The nine-year-old hadn't been vaccinated in two years and is being treated. A Cumberland County mare died at the end of August.

Two Howell Township teens are headed for juvenile court, accused of vandalism that terrorized the Point O'Woods enclave. Police allege that they stole a golf cart, ran down signs with it, and wreaked havoc with it at a Freehold park, poured tar down a drain, flung lawn ornamens on rooftops and ripped up street signs.

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