The body of the fisherman who fell into Freehold's Lake Topanemus before dawn Thursday is recovered, following a search of more than 24 hours. His identity has not been disclosed.

Monmouth County Inmates Tend Lake Topanemus Park (Sheriff Shaun Golden)
Monmouth County Inmates Tend Lake Topanemus Park (Sheriff Shaun Golden)

Ocean County's new status as a federally-recognized High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area opens the door to fresh funding and resources to fight the opiate war. The HIDTA program was gutted in the initial Trump Administration budget plan. Shore Congressman Tom MacArthur and Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez labored for its reinstatement.

Staying warm indoors this winter depends on the temperatures outside and the fuel that heats your domicile. New Jersey Board of Public Utilities President Richard Mroz notes that natural gas prices are stable. Heating oil prices are up 35 cents per gallon from a year ago.

A Toms River man, booked on drug-related charges in Neptune Wednesday, is also charged with burglarizing a family-owned restaurant in neighboring Ocean Township the previous Sunday. Kevin Salomon has been detained in Freehold until his initial court appearance.

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