The shore's deadliest summer in recent memory continues into autumn. Lethal ripcurrents dredged up by Hurricane Maria contributed to at least three drownings and dozens of rescues by first-responders, surfers, firefighters and good Samaritans from Long Beach Island to Long Branch.

Red flags fly at a beach in Harvey Cedars
Red flags fly at a beach in Harvey Cedars (Harvey Cedars Police)
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A Democrat hopeful for higher office seeks to abolish PARCC test passage as a requirement for high school diplomas. Senator Shirley Turner's bill would relax the

No charges have been filed connected to the death of a Toms River man, hit by a car while walking his dog Saturday evening. Police are trying to determine whether Joseph Bartolotta or the driver had the right of way when the 81-year-old crossed a street.

Viral meningitis strikes the Lacey Township school district. Parents were notified by the superintendent of a student's condition, though the student's identity and the school in question were excluded from the memo.