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92.7 WOBM News – Flash Briefing May 19


Driving shore highways in Monmouth tonight? A couple of reminders: Route 33 in Neptune will be closed completely, between Route 35 and Neptune Boulevard, starting at 9 PM. The detour goes along Heck Avenue. And, Monmouth County’s DWI Task Force swings into action on Route 35 in Ocean Township at about 10 PM. Officers will conduct random checks at the Asbury Circle.

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Our mini-heat spell winds down as cooler air sweeps in. Temperatures this weekend hold in the 60s, and Saturday appears to have the edge over Sunday for sunshine. Memorial Day weekend promises sunny skies and highs in the 70s, closing out with some Monday rain.

Some AT&T Wireless and Cricket Wireless shops in New Jersey might be closed as unionizes workers stay off the job for three days. Employees represented by Communications Workers of America walked out this afternoon to press their case for a resolution to contract terms. They seek raises higher than the two percent offered by the firm, and a guarantee of no hike in health coverage payments.

Protests on five New Jersey beaches tomorrow are part of a global uprising against what environmental advocates view as unrelenting fossil fuel dependence. Hands Across The Sand also stakes opposition to President Trump’s willingness to approve oil and gas drilling off the New Jersey coast. Demonstrations take place in Beach Haven, Barnegat Light, Point Pleasant, Long Branch, Bradley Beach and Marmora.

Archaeologist Dan Sivilich uncovers a momentous discovery at a Revolutionary War site in Freehold – blood stains on shrapnel dating back to the Battle of Monmouth in 1778. He reportedly sent the miniscule shard to a Colorado lab, which confirmed it after nine months of examination.

Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner today pleaded guilty to charges of sexting with an underage girl. A guilty plea would give a sentencing judge an option of no prison time – or as many as 10 years. Weiner agreed not to appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months.

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