92.7 WOBM News – Flash Briefing June 2
Weather-wise, your best bets for outdoor fun at the shore this weekend are Friday and Saturday, with only a chance of scattered showers each afternoon. Clouds become more rambunctious Sunday, with the chance of rain increasing by midafternoon. See meteorologist Dan Zarrow's weekend outlook 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.
Happy Donut Day! Hundreds of shops around the Garden State are handing them out for free, in a tradition that evolved from World War I, when Salvation Army volunteers brought the treats to hungry soldiers. Visit our page for Erin Vogt's map of great doughnut shops throughout the Garden State.