News from Ocean & Monmouth counties and around New Jersey.

TOMS RIVER - Two vacancies on the Toms River Township council have been filled. Former At-Large Councilman Al Manforti will be serving Ward 4 and local engineer Jeffrey Carr will serve ward three. Both were selected out of five possible candidates.

TOMS RIVER - Social Service workers at the shore and around the state take an estimate of homelessness during today's Point In Time survey. Folks without places to live, or at risk, are being counted at eight sites in Ocean County: Ocean County Hunger Relief, North Main Street, Toms River; Macedonia Baptist Church, John Street, Lakewood; Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, Grant Avenue, Seaside Heights; Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, West Bay Avenue, Barnegat; Country Stop Kitchen Restaurant, DeBows United Methodist Church, Monmouth Road, Jackson; Christ Lutheran Church, Manchester; and Plumsted Presbyterian Church, Front Street, New Egypt. Monmouth has four sites: Jersey Shore Rescue Mission, Memorial Drive, Asbury Park; New Beginnings Agape Christian Center, Throckmorton Street, Freehold; Pilgrim Baptist Church, Shrewsbury Avenue, Red Bank; and Saint Mark's Soup Kitchen, Kennedy Avenue, Keansburg.

PLEASANTVILLE (AP) -- Authorities are probing the third homicide in Pleasantville in the past five days. Daniel Aguilar of Somers Point was found stabbed and beaten early yesterday morning outside a restaurant. Police believe he was attacked with a baseball bat.

TOMS RIVER - Toms River Police are looking into whether a 21-year-old Manchester man ingested narcotics prior to going into cardiac arrest Tuesday afternoon. Chief Mike Mastronardy says police took the unidentified male suspect into custody on Fischer Bolulevard on various warrants after he fled a residence where he was accused of stealing a $1000 ring. Officers used CPR and a defibulator to resuscitate him and turned him over to the state police.

JACKSON - Jackson Planning Board officials postpone a decision on a 180-unit residential complex until February 6th. Reports say, the decision follows a resident's concerns about the potential for drinking water contamination and the board's own questions about sufficient buffers around the property. The complex is proposed to be built between Whiteville Road, South Hope Chapel Road and East Veterans Highway.