92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: August 2
In a Shore summer marred by drownings, a 22-year-old man's death in a Brielle swimming pool compounds the tragedy. Borough police did not disclose the identity of the victim, saying only that he was a guest, and that it occurred about 3 AM Tuesday.
Meanwhile, in Atlantic City, Coast Guard crews are searching by sea and air for a swimmer who entered the water near the Steel Pier at about 10 Tuesday night. and never returned. There have been five drownings since last Friday in New Jersey ocean, lake, bay, pool and stream waters, and more than a dozen since June.
FEMA extends its deadlines for Superstorm victims to keep flood insurance claims active, and to appeal payouts through a neutral third-party process. U.S. Senator Robert Menendez secured the extensions, saying that 415 storm survivors have about $7,000,000 at stake. The new deadline to contact FEMA to continue claims is September 15. The appeal scheduling deadline is October 25.
Starting tomorrow, disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients need no longer worry about feeding parking meters in New Jersey. The state Motor Vehicle Commission unveils placards to exempt them, in Asbury Park. The first ones will be issued at the VFW Hall on Lake Street at 10:30 AM.
New Jersey U.S.Senator Cory Booker launches a proposal for federal legalization of marijuana. His measure would offer incentives to states to decriminalize possession and use, and open the possibility of expungement for those convicted of possession or use.
A Burlington City man faces a murder charge, for allegedly stabbing his stepfather to death Tuesday. Stephen J. Paul was arrested without incident. The body of Edward Williams of Westampton was found, riddled with lacerations, in Paul's apartment. Investigators said that they recovered the knife.