92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: June 19
Our severe thunderstorm warning wraps up, but the threat continues as the heavy weather treks northeasterly from Burlington and western Ocean Counties through central and northern Monmouth and sections of Middlesex Counties. Meteorologist Dan Zarrow sees the potential for winds up to 70 miles per hour, hail, lightning, and flash floods.
The family of a Newark 11-year-old grieves while investigations continue into her sudden electrocution while playing in a Toms River lagoon. Police suspect that the metal boat-lift rail that Kayla Matos touched had current running through it.
A Manahawkin 75-year-old who allegedly talked dirty to a 15-year-old girl before exposing himself to her in the Stafford Preserve complex is charged with harassment, lewdness and child endangerment. Police said that the incidents involving Thelbert Bradbury occurred in the first week of June.
New Jersey's consistent annual double-digit figures for cop suicides draws increasing concern among leaders of police unions, rank-and-file benevolent associations, and superior officer associations. Cherie Castellano, Director of New Jersey's Cop2Cop help line, says that more than 50,000 calls have been logged since the year 2000. They recognize that differences between training and reality impacts some officers deeply. They just don't know how many have not yet verbalized their inner turmoil.