92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: July 31
The body recovered in Ortley Beach late Sunday is positively identified as Zuzana Oravcova, the Slovakian 24-year-old overtaken by powerful currents during a swim off Point Pleasant Beach that morning. She was working at Jenkinson's under a State Department program.
Meanwhile, Monmouth investigators are trying to identify remains that washed up in Sea Bright Sunday. They have not speculated on circumstances surrounding the death.
Eleven days after ascending to the White House communications director post, Anthony Scaramucci abruptly resigns. His hasty exit arrives the same day that retired General John Kelly becomes President Trump's Chief of Staff, and less than 24 hours after Trump tweeted assurances of no more White House turmoil.
New Jersey U.S. Senator Robert Menendez toured Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst todayn, reviewing its assets and needs as federal lawmakers grapple with the National Defense Authorization Act. The NDAA contains components to fund construction at the base in advance of the arrival of KC-46 air-to-air refueling planes. JBMDL is one of two installations in the country that will house them.
The new owners of the Lakewood Blueclaws say that they plan no organizational overhauls. A Shore Town Baseball spokesman said that the group chose Lakewood over several other minor-league franchises, but are impressed with the Blueclaws' efficiency and its fan support.
With a strike looming, a federal mediator enters contract talks between shore hospitals in the Hackensack Meridian chain and the union representing their nurses. Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Ocean Medical Center nurses seek improvements in wages, staffing and health care access.
The suspect in a deadly shooting in Burlington County awaits arraignment, and possibly trial, for murder. Anthony Harris of Beverly City also faces three wesapons charges connected to the September 2016 death of Ronald Walker in Florence. The July 27 indictment was revealed today.