Most talked about Asbury Park Press stories

Serbian-born recruit Nikola Vujovic will not be admitted to Monmouth

app.com — CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Monmouth University men's basketball team's problem of being one scholarship over the NCAA limit of 13 has been solved thanks to some difficult circumstances. Hawks Athletics Director Dr. Marilyn McNeil told the Asbury Park Press on Thursday afternoon at Big South Media Day that 6-foot-8 Serbian-born recruit Nikola Vujovic will not be admitted to the West Long Branch school.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @Joshua_Newman: Serbian-born recruit Nikola Vujovic will not be admitted to Monmouth. My story from the Queen City: on.app.com/1rDXLlF

Jul 24, 2014

Serbian-born recruit Nikola Vujovic will not be admitted to Monmouth on.app.com/1rDXLlF

Jul 24, 2014

Serbian-born recruit Nikola Vujovic will not be admitted to Monmouth on.app.com/1rDXLlF via @AsburyParkPress

Jul 24, 2014

Serbian-born recruit Nikola Vujovic will not be admitted to Monmouth. My story from the Queen City: on.app.com/1rDXLlF

Monmouth football voted fifth in Big South preseason poll

blogs.app.com — CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Monmouth University football team's entrance into the Big South this fall signifies the program's ascension into big-boy FCS football, and the conference's preseason poll is a reflection of that. The Hawks were selected fifth out of six teams when the annual preseason poll was released on Thursday afternoon as part of Big South Media Day.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @Joshua_Newman: Monmouth voted fifth in Big South preseason poll; Coastal Carolina sweeps preseason POYs blogs.app.com/hawks/2014/07/…

Jul 24, 2014

Monmouth voted fifth in Big South preseason poll; Coastal Carolina sweeps preseason POYs blogs.app.com/hawks/2014/07/…

Seaview Jeep tunes up for playoffs with win

app.com — In its final regular-season game before next week's playoffs, Seaview Jeep outlasted Island Title 114-109 in the opening game of the Jersey Mike's Jersey Shore Basketball League on Wednesday night. Island Title's Mario Moody and Mike Aaman were both big down the stretch, scoring a combined 16 points in the fourth quarter.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @Joshua_Newman: At JSBL last night, @Chris_Parker03 touched on Seaview Jeep, which is coming into next week's playoff hot. on.app.com/1rCwEqZ

Jul 24, 2014

At JSBL last night, @Chris_Parker03 touched on Seaview Jeep, which is coming into next week's playoff hot. on.app.com/1rCwEqZ

Belmar's boardwalk shell game

app.com — A month after superstorm Sandy thumped the boardwalk here, Mayor Matthew Doherty came out with a popular fundraising campaign to rebuild it. It was called Buy-A-Board, and according to a borough-advertised flier, residents and visitors could "bring back Belmar's boardwalk by funding actual boards on your favorite block of beach."

NYC Hat Designer Christine A. Moore Hits Monmouth Park for Haskell

Dad says Southwest removed him from flight over Twitter gripe

app.com — A Minnesota man says he and his two children were asked to get off a Southwest Airlines flight they had just boarded after the man tweeted about a boarding disagreement he had with a Southwest gate agent. Duff Watson of New Hope, Minn., tells KARE 11 TV of Minneapolis he's an elite "A-List" member of Southwest's Rapid Rewards frequent-flier program.
Jul 24, 2014

Man says Southwest kicked him off flight after he tweeted about 'rudest agent' on.app.com/1rDQ7YA

Real life monument man

app.com — Seeing the majestic stained glass windows of Strasbourg Cathedral during a vacation to France this past April left Rose Ann and Vince Scotti in awe. Last week, the Colts Neck couple was awestruck again.

Monmouth football voted fifth in Big South preseason poll

app.com — The Hawks were selected fifth out of six teams when the annual preseason poll was released on Thursday afternoon as part of Big South Media Day. Monmouth received a total of 32 points in the weighted voting system, five ahead of sixth-place Presbyterian.

AP source: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

app.com — Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said Tuesday. Arrests were expected in a case that sprawled across international borders, said the official, who wasn't authorized to discuss it ahead of arrests being announced and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

State ends hunt for snake in New Jersey lake

app.com — A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry. The state has stopped looking for the reptile after scientists failed to find any evidence of it in Lake Hopatcong and traps baited with chicken were left untouched.
Jul 24, 2014

State ends hunt for snake in NJ lake on.app.com/1mJ1NRR "16' anaconda believed to be headed toward @jbalmert's home, sources don't say."

US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

app.com — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in more than eight years. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the lowest reading since February 2006, nearly two years before the Great Recession began.

Youth festival planned in Lakewood

app.com — A mentoring program for young people in the township is organizing an outdoor event Aug. 2 at Lake Carasaljo. The Youth Leadership Training and Mentoring Program works with young people in the township, steering them towards taking more active roles in the community, said the Rev. Sandra Gonzalez, head of the Lakewood Clergy Association.

Sandy recovery reminder from Nebraska youth

app.com — Nebraska youth spend part of their mission trip trip to the Jersey Shore with a march on the Seaside Heights boardwalk to remind people that the Sandy recovery is not over yet.