Tall, pounding waves and ripcurrents gradually fade as Tropical Storm Maria moves out to sea, but we have new troubles inland. An enhanced risk of wildfires continues until 8 PM. If you see smoke billowing from a forested area, call the nearest local police.

Beachwood forest fire as seen from Bayville ShopRite parking lot (Vickie Manteau)

A search reportedly is under way for a fisherman in Lake Topanemus in Freehold Township. Police told News 12 earlier that the angler was one of two in a vessel, and vanished about 3:30 AM.

About 300,000 student athletes and parents will soon get detailed informaiton about the potential dangers of prescription painkillers. The Garden State Pharmacy Owners Association originated the Stop Opioid Abuse Program, which will be introduced in high schools throughout New Jersey.

The frenzy over Amazon's planned second headquarters reaches fever pitch in New Jersey, where state legislative leaders support Governor Christie's proposal for a $5,000,000,000 tax incentive package to seal the deal. The GrowNJ program would be amended from focusing on economically struggling areas of the state, to anywhere, with an increase in tax credits for individual employees.

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