A few more days of sun and warmth separate us from a big cool-down. Townsquare Meteorologist Dan Zarrow predicts a temperature plunge beginning Tuesday, ushered in by rainfall.

Howell Township Police Department via Facebook
Howell Township Police Department via Facebook

A biker, accused of fleeing a Sunday night bar brawl in Howell Township, is arrested at home in New Egypt and charged with eluding. Police said that a flurry of tips led to the identification of John Murphy. The motorcycle is missing.

The Jackson 19-year-old found with a 13-year-old Toms River girl this week is being held on several charges in Ohio, where they surfaced. Jeffrey Trautmann was charged with custody interference of a child under age 18 and drug-related counts, after being stopped for speeding.

Our winter likely will be warmer and wetter than normal, but not necessarily snowier. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a La Nina influence - similar to El Nino, but less extreme, and less damaging.

Disturbing information about Sandy survivors, five years after the storm, are issued by the New JErsey Resource Project. Their survey found that 22 percent of storm-struck home owners have yet to return to their dwellings, and 70 percent suffer long-term psychological damage.

The Keansburg 18-year-old accused of murdering his 11-year-old neighbor last July is now charged with sexually abusing her as well. A grand jury added the charges to those pending against Andreas Erazo, in the death of Abbiegail Smith.

Everybody to the beach, one more time...to tidy it up before winter. Clean Ocean Action's Fall Beach Sweep takes place at more than 60 spots from Middlesex to Cape May Counties, this Saturday.

Long Beach Township residents can meet the men and women who protect them, and tour their workplace. The Long Beach Police Department open house is Friday, 6:30-8:30 PM.

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