92.7 WOBM News – Flash Briefing for May 4
The body found on Middle Island in Barnegat Bay in late April is identified as the Tuckerton fisherman who vanished in mid-January. State police said that Christopher Hugg was a drowning victim, and that no foul play is suspected.
Two of the four votes that pushed the revised American Health Care Act through the House of Representatives today belong to New Jersey Republicans Tom MacArthur and Rodney Frelinghuysen. The rest of the New Jersey delegation opposed it. In a prepared statement, MacArthur placed extensive importance on retention of coverage for pre-existing conditions. The revised measure gives states waiver options, if they can prove either cost reductions or increased coverage.
Rain returns Friday, continuing Saturday - and regardless of our frequent spates of spring showers, the risk of forest fires increases as hikers, campers, naturalists and off-roaders flock back to the woods while temperatures climb. New Jersey Forest Fire Service officials rate the Garden State's risk as "moderate." but warn that the woods dry quickly.
This Saturday marks 80 years since the first airborne disaster ever captured on film unfolded, right in Ocean County. The Hindenburg explosion at Lakehurst Naval Air Station changed the course of aviation, and of global relations. The Navy Lakehurst Historical Society invites you to a commemorative dinner, Friday at the Clarion in Toms River, where you can meet folks who rode the giant airship.
Did you get a Google Doc invitation, perhaps appearing to have been sent by a friend? Delete-delete-delete. Experts warn that it's one of the biggest phishing scams yet devised, aimed at worming into your personal data. If you opened it, change your password and consider running the G-Mail recovery checklist.
The last time a Jersey-bred Kentucky Derby entry won the Run For The Roses was in 1934. That might change Saturday. Irish War Cry was born in Colts Neck. Owner Isabella de Tomaso has glittering Garden State history of her own - daughter of Amory Haskell, founder of Monmouth Park in Oceanport.