92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: August 18
Blunt force trauma caused the deaths of a mom and son in Wednesday's tragedy in Lacey Township, according to the Ocean County Medical Examiner. Kimberly Dunphey, 48, Owen Scott, 7, and the family's Welsh Corgi died, allegedly at the hands of husband and father Gregg Scott. A post-mortem exam on his remains are scheduled today. Investigators suggest that his wounds were self-inflicted.
Police in Spain report that much bigger attacks were planned for Barcelona and Cambrils, but ISIS-inspired militants lost much of their explosives supplies in a blast south of Barcelona earlier this week. A hunt is on for the suspected organizer, Moussa Oukabir, believed to be age 17. Thirteen people died, about 80 were injured as a van wove through a crowded sidewalk.
Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over runs from now through Labor Day in New Jersey, with more than 400 police departments on the lookout for impaired drivers. Additionally, this weekend's DWI checkpoint on Route 35 in Brick Township targets DWI violators, speeders, and driver who ignore pedestrians and bicyclists.
Beginning Monday, and continuing through August 31, drivers on northbound Route 166 in Toms River can expect longer lines of cars than usual on the approach to Route 37. The center of the road in each direction will be blocked while underground pipe work is conducted, prior to activation of a new traffic signal at Gateway Drive. The signal is expected to bring order to the usual Whack-a-Mole situation for drivers trying to access Route 166 from Highland Parkway.
After crusing through the Mid-Atlantic Regionals with hardly a hitch, Jackson's Holbrook Little Leaguers have their backs to the wall tomorrow in World Series play in Williamsport. They meet the Great Lakes squad tomorrow, in a must-win game to stay in tournament play.