92.7 WOBM News – Flash Briefing June 2
Before Atlantic Hurricane Season begins in earnest, have you checked your "ready" list? Water, provisions, blankets, batteries, first aid implements, and an evacuation plan are essentials for your home, family and workplace. Visit FEMA's prep page here.
A new threat linked to terrorism clears a massive rock festival in Germany. Nearly 90,000 attendees of the Rock Am Ring festival in Nurberg were evacuated after police there fielded what they called a "concrete" threat. More than 1,200 officers are assigned to site security. More on the developing story here.
Protests ring out in Asbury Park by environmental advocates and elected officials opposed to President Trump's decision to take the United States out of the Paris climate accord. Shore Democrat Congressman Frank Pallone led today's rally at Convention Hall. More than 190 nations are in the non-binding agreement, which the President characterized as meaning only "lost jobs, lower wages, shuttered factories and diminished economic production."
Five days after allegedly wrecking a Jackson house and car with a machete, and four days after reportedly giving police the slip at the same spot, Richard McCrone of Plumsted is cornered in a house in Jackson and arrested. He faces two weapons counts, along with stalking, harassment, eluding, criminal mischief,and a half-dozen driving infractions.
Ticket holders for Kathy Griffin's November shows at the State Theater in New Brunswick and the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood can have their money refunded. The venues cancelled the appearances amid the backlash over her social-media image of a severed head bearing the likeness of Donald Trump.
Toms River, West Orange and Kearny house Radio Shack's only remaining brick-and-mortar shops in New Jersey. The three are among 70 that remain nationwide as the company transforms into a predominantly-Internet business.
Saturday in Lincroft, enjoy a unique and rewarding equestrian event. Special People United To Ride demonstrate their skills at the Sunnyside Equestrian Center, starting at 9 AM. Admission is free.