92.7 WOBM News – Flash Briefing June 6
Polls stay open until 8 PM in today's primary elections. In addition to deciding the opponents to be our next Governor, the shore finds notable dogfights in Legislative Districts 11, 12 and 13, the Ocean and Monmouth County Freeholder races, and skirmishes in Toms River, Lakewood, Brick, Colts Neck, Holmdel and Roosevelt.
A Neptune woman risks 30 years to life in prison if convicted of stabbing her boyfriend to death last November. Monique Moore, 24, was indicted Monday in Freehold.
The Memorial Day weekend robbery of the Bayville McDonald's is traced to two Ocean Gate men. Police allege that James Carpenter and Brandon Baker pulled more than $3,100 from the safe after business hours, noting that there was no forced entry to the building.
Environmentalists and East Coast members of Congress succeeded in dissuading the Obama Administration from pursuing undersea seismic testing and eventual offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic. Now, the Trump Administration seeks public comment for it. Five companies reportedly have already requested survey results.
We have precious few World War II vets left, but if you know one, today's an ideal day to offer some "thanks for your service." D-Day, considered the start of the Allied resurgence, began on the Normandy coast on this day, 73 years ago. There's an Ocean County connection to it. The exploits of late Bud Lomell of Toms River, who scaled the imposing cliff housing and took out an enemy bunker from which soldiers were mowed down before even reaching the beach, is recounted in a chapter of Tom Brokaw's The Greatest Generation.