92.7 WOBM News – Flash Briefing for May 18
Two motorcyclists are hospitalized after a Wednesday-night crash involving a pickup truck in Stafford Township. Police said that Ryan Johnson of Manahawkin and Anthony Coon of West Creek hit the passenger side of a truck that turned across their lane of travel on Route 9. The pickup driver is cited for careless driving, but police seek witnesses.
Shore Congressman Tom MacArthur undertakes a mission to restore funding for the Office of National Drug Control, which he says is zeroed out in President Trump's draft budget. He also seeks High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Zone status for Ocean County, which would place DEA staff and resources on the ground in what's considered the epicenter of New Jersey's heroin addiction struggle.
Crystal meth, molly, LSD, psilocybin, cocaine and brass knuckles land a Manahawkin man in the Ocean County Jail. Stafford township police said they also found three pounds of marijuana in Justin Wiersig's house - less than 1,000 feet from Ocean Acres Elementary School.
Safety performance at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant in Lacey undergoes public discussion May 25 at the Manahawkin Holiday Inn. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission finalized a classification of low to moderate safety risk in April, based on Exelon's handling of a faulty valve connected to the reactor.
Busloads of Lakewood students pour into Trenton, to press the issue of school funding reforms. New Jersey education officials this week cut the district's nearly $15,000,000 deficit by more than half, preserving teachers' jobs but leaving some administrators and extracurricular activities on the bubble. Mayor Ray Coles said that the issue isn't poor spending habits - it's the way that school aid is distributed.