News from the Shore and around New Jersey.TOMS RIVER - State Agriculture Secretary Doug Fisher visits Toms River today in unveil an invasive pest activity station. The department says the display at Insectropolis on Route 9 will educate people about invasive pests that can damage trees and forest. The station is a cooperative effort between the state Department Of Agriculture, Insectropolis and the U.S. Department Of Agriculture.

LAKEWOOD - Homeless dwellers of Lakewood's Tent City and their supporters stage a protest tonight at the Township Municipal Building. The march up Cedar Bridge Avenue at 5:30PM precedes speeches and a candlelight vigil at 6PM rain or shine. The group claims support by groups including STEPS, HELP and the Jackson Kiwanis.

MEDFORD - A Medford man is sentenced to 63 months in prison for the knife point robbery of the Beneficial Savings Bank in Tabernacle. 20 year old David Carpenter plead guilty to one count of armed bank robbery and faces five years probation and over ten grand in restitution.

FREEHOLD - A Monmouth County Superior Court judge continues bail at $1.5 million dollars for a Neptune man charged in the fatal shooting of an Asbury Park man last week. 19-year-old Thaddeus Reevey made his first court appearance Monday in Freehold on murder and weapons possession counts. Reports say, reevey allegedly shot Eric Freeman three times with a .32-caliber handgun on Novemver 8th in front of the Asbury Park Village public housing complex.

TRENTON - New Jersey's most vocal environmental advocacy group rips today's approval of the state's draft strategic plan by the State Planning Commission without public comment. The Sierra Club contends that developers and special interests would benefit from the proposal's vague approaches to environmental protection, open space preservation and water quality.