Clouds hang over the shore Tuesday, and that means that explosives being detonated at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst will be heard at much greater distances than they usually are. The operation runs from 8 AM until 5 PM.

The Bangladeshi emigre who survived the pipe bomb he's accused of setting off in a New York subway this morning is believed to have used online instructions to build it. Authorities see no connection between Akayed Ullah and any organized group. Investigators said that during his seven years in the US, Ullah was licensed to drive livery and for-hire cars in New York.

Explosives training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (A1C Destinee Sweeney/DVIDS)
Explosives training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (A1C Destinee Sweeney/DVIDS)

The suspect who took a purse at knifepoint in Monmouth's Ocean Township Saturday night remains at large. Police said that the victim was threatened as she entered her car outside a liquor store.

After weeks of excoriation by Democrats and opponents of federal tax-reform legislation now being unified, shore Congressman Tom MacArthur challenges New Jersey US Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, and Governor-elect Phil Murphy, to debate the plan point-by-point in Toms River. MacArthur supports the plan, and contributed elements to it.

A Lakewood man dies crossing Route 9, and police seek witnesses. Investigators said that Isidro Martinez-Mendez was about a quarter-mile south of Alexander Avenue when he was hit by a car. The driver and a 10-year-old rider from Jackson were injured.

New Jersey's bear hunt marches past its original deadline. State officials say that they haven't reached their anticipated quota of 20 percent of all tagged bruins. The hunts have resulted in 328 bears killed so far this year.

Toms River residents who want to improve conditions for the disabled have a chance to join the tonwship's Americans With DisabilitieBs Advisory Board. The unit, now in its 25th year, has engineered the addition of staircase and rest room accessibiity in township public buildings and spaces, and members also advocate regarding workplace matters, ordinances and more.

Santa has breakfast in Neptune Township Saturday, and all the kids are invited. There are free gifts for the first 100 to sign up for the event in the Elks Lodge on West Bangs Avenue.

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