The death toll in Wednesday's brutal homicides in Lacey Township ends at four. A 48-year-old woman, her seven-year-old son, and their Welsh Corgi died inside the Nautilus Boulevard house at the hands of the 51-year-old father and husband, who later died from self-inflicted wounds during hospitalization, say investigators who now try to determine what triggered the carnage.


Swimmers, the ripcurrent risk is moderate today - a reminder to stay close to lifeguards and heed red flags that warn against entering the ocean. Wednesday, in Manasquan alone, 14 people required rescue efforts, including 10 children. Some municipalities kept lifeguards on the stands past their normal 6 pm shutdown time.

The mapping technology that helped Navy SEALs bring down Osama bin Laden is now employed in a handful of Ocean County school districts, to be employed in the event of an active shooter or similar emergency. The system got a workout in a Wednesday morning drill at Central Regional High School in Bayville. Video of the exercise is below.

The spray-paint wielding culprit who scrawled "Satan Rules" on the welcome sign outside St. Barnabas Church in Bayville is the object of a hunt by Berkeley Township police. Township officials stepped in to eradicate the graffiti.

Jackson's Holbrook Little Leaguers open the final leg of their quest for World Series glory in Williamsport this afternoon, starting the tournament against the squad representing Connecticut.

Powerball fever grows yet again, as no ticket sold for Wednesday night's drawing matched all the numbers drawn. Saturday's grand prize will top $510,000,000.

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