92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: August 31
New Jersey State Police bomb detection experts descend on a Toms River car dealership, where a mysterious package placed local police on alert. Details are scant regarding the incident that police acknowledged at about 10:40 AM at Honda of Toms River on Route 37.
In Texas, Harvey is down to tropical depression status annd moving beyond the Harris County are that it pounded for a week. The death toll has risen to 35 and is expected to increase as flood waters subside and searches become more complete.
Two more home repair firms join the New Jersey Attorney General's list of alleged Sandy fraudsters. CRA Construction of Monmouth's Ocean Township and Louisiana-based TMB Services allegedly took money originating in the state RREM program for Superstorm-related repairs wither never completed, or never begun.
Ocean County's first rum distillery opens in Forked River. Peter Martorelli tells us that he left his career in sales and marketing to follow a dream and add to the small business revenue stream that powers the shore economy. He offers tours of Island Beach Distillery - named after his favorite New Jersey state park - and hopes to soon expand to package stores and bars.
Observances throughout New Jersey and the country mark National Overdose Awareness Day. Locally, they take place tonight at Lacey United Methodist Church in Forked River, Iron Works Park in Mount Holly, and Main Street at Beachway in Keansburg.