92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: August 4
Manchester Township witnesses an environmental protest Saturday morning. People Over Pipelines, Sierra Club New Jersey and other opponents of New Jersey Natural Gas's proposed Southern Reliability Link from Chesterfield to Lakehurst gather in the Shop Rite parking lot off Route 70. An upcoming vote of the Pinelands Commission will determine whether the project proceeds.
The swimmer who disappeared of the Atlantic City beach Tuesday night becomes the fourth confirmed drowning at the Jersey Shore in less than a week. Jeffrey Wilkens, 31, was a visitor from Illinois. Two men drowned in separate incidents in Sea Isle City this past Monday and Wednesday, and a woman drowned off Point Pleasant Beach last Sunday.
Meanwhile, the Coast Guard this afternoon ended its search in the mid-Atlantic for a missing French sailor. Joseph Calland disappeared Sunday. The search covered more than 11,100 square miles, from New Jersey to North Carolina.
Some lagoons in Stafford's Beach Haven West enclave are inadvisable for swimming, say township police. A toxic substance that appeared in the Village Harbor section is under scrutiny by New Jersey environmental officials.
Former Long Branch Housing Authority security guard Rosella Coleman settles her discrimination and harassment suit against the agency for $25,000. The settlement through the state Attorney General's office requires LBHA to refine its complaint procedures and to give managers sensitivity training.
Opioid abuse in New Jersey can now be reported confidentially to state investigators on line. The portal on the Division of Consumer Affairs page is also open to pharmacists and medical practitioners.
The man who allegedly unzipped and gratified himself during a screening of The Emoji Movie in a Howell Township theater last week faces a disorderly persons charge. Abraham Parnes of Lakewood turned himself in after surveillance images produced an anonymous tip to police.
Jackson takes Jersey into the Little League Mid-Atlantic Regionals in Connecticut. Holbrook Little League opens the tournament Sunday morning, facing Washington, DC.