92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: July 11
Occasional showers and thunderstorms offer marginal value in breaking the muggy midweek heat wave that has the Jersey Shore, and the entire state, in its grip. Daytime highs will climb into the 90s through Thursday, then a steep drop back to the 70s with rain on Friday, says Townsquare Meteorologist Dan Zarrow. See Dan's full outlook here.
A Little Egg Harbor woman's injuries are described as serious, after she was hit by a car in Galloway Monday night. Police said that Christine Appiah was run down while crossing Route 9 at about 9 PM. No charges have yet been filed against the driver from Bayonne.
Investigations continue into this morning's crash of a KC-130 in Mississippi, killing 16 service members aboard. The air refueler belonged to the Marine Reserves and was based at Stewart Air National Guard base in New York. It was ferrying personnel, equipment, weapons and ammo to California.
Dredging of the Manasquan Channels resumes, and continues through the end of the year. The $3,400,000 project through the New Jersey Department of Transportation returns navigable waters to prescribed depths and widths. Five channels, creeks and thorofares are to be completed by December 31. The first half of the project was completed in 2016.
FEMA would face time restrictions in trying to reclaim disaster aid from victims, under a measure introduced in Congress by Representative Tom MacArthur (R-3). The agency would have a three-year window under the Disaster Fairness and Accountability Act.
Former high school baseball coach Bart McInerney, pleads guilty to child endangerment for texting inappropriate messages to his players, and avoids any more prison beyond time served. Retrial for the onetime St. Rose High School coach was scheduled to begin in two weeks. McInerney also is not required to register as a sex offender.
An ex-Atlantic County corrections officer is sentenced to five years of probation for having sexual contact with an inmate in 2015. Castulo Matos is also barred from public employment.
Yankees outfield Aaron Judge, whose 47 clouts took the Home Run Derby Monday night, is in the starting lineup for tonights MLB All Star Game in Miami.
A Brooklyn youngster befriends a group of Orthodox Jewish boys at school. Will it matter when they learn that he's Muslim? Thursday, at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch, Reaching Across Faith Traditions (RAFT) screens the poignant film "David." A discussion follows the viewing.