92.7 WOBM News – Flash Briefing May 19
Memorial Day weekend, seven days away, promises sunny skies and highs in the 70s, closing out with some Monday rain. The steaminess around us today is on the way out, as cooler air moves in and drops weekend highs into the 60s. Tree pollen counts remain high through Monday. Next week promises a return to the 70s, with showers on tap Monday and Thursday.
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.