92.7 WOBM News – Flash Briefing May 24
A coastal flood advisory stays in effect tonight, 6 PM until 2 AM, as a new round of rain begins. Forecasters expect ocean waves three to five feet, and surges a foot above astronomical high tide. Oceanfront high tide hits between 7 and 8 PM, back bays between 11 and midnight.
New Jersey State Police tighten security around mass-gathering places and locations considered either volatile or vulnerable, in the aftermath of Monday's concert explosion in Manchester, England. Four suspects have been arrested as British authorities unravel what appears to them as a network, with possible ties to Libya.
The fatal offshore racing-boat crash during Sunday's Point Pleasant Beach Grand Prix is on record as an accident, and it can be considered an anomaly. But can it be safer? Borough Mayor Stephen Reid, who engineered the race's revival as a family-friendly event, suggests that every possible precaution is already in place, and adds that racers never saw each others' crafts before the collision. Reid adds that no discussion of next year can take place so soon after the tragedy.
A Marlton psychiatrist temporarily cedes his license, amid allegations that he prescripted tens of thousands of opiate-based tablets wtihout conducting required quarterly reviews of how the patients used them. Authorities believe that Dr. Joel Glass also kept spotty physical-exam records.
Welcome back, Mary Lee. The great white shark that became a tourist attraction off the Jersey coast last summer appears headed for a new visit, say researchers tracking her and others of her species leaving the southern US and Gulf of Mexico for cooler northern waters. Trackers anticipate that she'll have a mating rendezvous in late summer off Massachusetts.
The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties unveils a new, briefer title: "Fulfill." Executive Director Carlos Rodriguez says that it describes its broadening range of services that include tax preparation, mobile food pantries, and assistance to obtain health coverage and social services.
In Jackson, the funeral for actress Lisa Spoonauer, 44, takes place Saturday. She starred in 1994's "Clerks," created by her onetime Brookdale Community College classmate, Kevin Smith.