92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: August 8
A 19-year-old who once lived in Brick Township returns for a visit from Ohio, and ends up dead. A probe is under way to determine how Austin Silers died last Friday. Friends brought him to Ocean Medical Center, where he was pronounce dead a short while afterward. Investigators do not suspect criminal activity.
The woman's body that was found on the Sea Bright beach July 30 remains unidentified. The image below is a composite sketch issued by New Jersey State Police. If she appears familiar, you're urged to call State Police, the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, or Sea Bright Police.
Plans to turn Lakewood's Eagle Ridge Golf Course into nearly 1,900 housing units hit a wall, as state environmental officials reject the developers applications for Coastal Areas Facilities Review Act and Freshwater Wetlands permits. GDMS Holdings also proposes retail shops and community centers on the tract.
A Millville mom is accused of abandoning her 10-year-old special needs son, and his luggage, in the woods near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. New Jersey State Police believe that Debra Winsler learned that her boy was not eligible for a child program on the base.
Leave your pet exposed to harsh weather, or tie it up cruelly, and it might not be your pet anymore. The law enacted by Governor Christie Monday gives neglectful owners a warning, and a week to rectify the conditions, or else risk confiscation of the animal, fines, and care costs.
A new gas main in a busy part of Middletown means adjustments for drivers through the end of August. Installation blocks Hubbard Avenue between West Front Street and Navesink River Road, weekdays, 8 AM until 8 PM.
Shore Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-3) returns to WOBM Wednesday for "Ask The Congressman," 7 to 8 PM on Beach Radio 1160/1310. He's bringing an update on the still-stalled repeal and replacement of Obamacare, renovations at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to house the KC-46A refuelers by late 2020, and many more topics.
In Connecticut, Jackson's Holbrook Little Leaguers keep their focus as they prepare for Wednesday's semifinal contest with Pennsylvania. Both teams are 2-0 as they vie for a berth in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.