92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: August 28
New Jersey rescue workers and Red Cross volunteers leave the Garden State for Texas, as help pours in from around the country for victims of Hurricane Harvey. At the same time, forecasters on the East Coast are tracking Irma, on course to reach tropical storm dimensions as it moves up the Atlantic shoreline. Townsquare Meteorologist Dan Zarrow predicts that the system will pass New Jersey about 200 miles offshore, producing winds and rain Tuesday, and rough, dangerous surf all week.
Two child-porn defendants, one from Monmouth and Union Counties, caught in separate investigations in 2016, head to prison. William Morgan of Manalapan was sentenced to three years. Burt G. Harvey-Martinez was given a maximum of six, minimum two-and-a half years. Both are ordered to register as sex offenders in New Jersey and undergo lifetime parole supervision.
A homeless man in Lakewood, who attracted notoriety and sympathy when someone paid him to pourd hot coffee on himself several years ago, dies beneath the wheels of a sport utility vehicle. Ronald Leggatt, 67, was hit by a Chevy Avalanche as he crossed a street late Friday night.
Tomorrow's potassium iodide distribution clinic in Lacey Township has an extra perk. Ocean County Health staffers will conduct free health screenings in addition to handing out KI pills to people who live, work or attend school within 10 miles of the Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant in Lacey. It's at noon at Lacey Township High School.