92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: June 20
No beach closures, but 16 swim spots are under advisories for excess bacteria. Re-testing is taking place at Windward Beach in Brick, Shelter Cove in Toms River, and beaches in Asbury Park, Neptune, Deal, Highlands, Avon, Spring Lake, Sea Girt, and Long Branch.
Busloads of taxpayers, parents and advocates for the Toms River Regional School District plan a demonstration at the State House in Trenton Thursday, protesting the proposed school funding formula revisions reached by New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vin Prietos. The Toms River district would lose $3,000,000 each year, for at least the next five years, if Governor Christie approves it.
Toms River code officials say that they'll inspect the marine equipment that triggered a Newark girl's death by electrocution during the weekend. Kayla Marie Alves Matos died after coming into contact with a metal boat lift rail Saturday night.
A head-on crash in the pouring rain in Manchester sends a Tuckerton man, his three preteen daughters, and a Whiting woman to hospitalization. Police said that Gabriel Bailey's car crossed into the oncoming side of Route 539 shortly after 6 PM Monday, into the path of the vehicle driven by Elizabeth Vanpelt. Police said everyone wore seat restraints.
A Burlington County home health aide is allegedly caught on video taking money and prescription pills from an elderly patient in Evesham. Leanne Tucker's license is temporarily suspended while facing theft charges. Investigators said that the patient's family installed the camera after weeks of noticing money missing from her wallet.