92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: December 13
Snow showers promise to leave about an inch on the ground by sunrise, and most of it will stay the day. Temperatures will top out in the mid-30s, and nighttime lows are expected to plunge to the upper teens. Highs in the 40s, and even some low 50s, return during the weekend.
The bitter cold triggers Code Blue in Burlington County through Thursday morning. The CONTACT organization is securing shelter space for people with no roofs over their heads.
Governor-elect Phil Murphy's second major administrative nomination in as many days is Democrat Assemblywoman Elizabeth Muoio, his choice to be New Jersey Treasurer. Muoio oversees economic development in Mercer County. The Treasurer assists in budget creation and oversees state benefits and pension programs, lotteries and investments.
A day after Sicklerville postal worker Marc Saunders admitted stealing and forging US Postal Service money orders from the New Lisbon branch, his middleman from Tennessee confesses recruiting people to cash them. Both will be sentenced on consecutive days in March.
A Toms River man survives the night, but injuries inflicted by a car Tuesday afternoon prove fatal. Police said that Richard Bococinski stepped onto Fischer Boulevard, and Michael Ferone of the township had no time to swerve out of his way.
Operations at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst continue uninterrupted under the National Defense Authorization Act signed by President Trump. The measure does not include a provision for more base closures that the President sought, and it finances the KC-46A air-to-air tankers that will be housed at the installation by 2021.
It's a bittersweet day for New Jersey rock fans. Bon Jovi is assured entry to the National Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, winning more than 1,000,000 fans votes. It's also the day we learned that Smithereens lead singer Pat DiNizio died in Scotch Plains at age 62. Cause of death has not been disclosed.