92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: October 18
The Toms River 13-year-old who vanished after leaving home a week ago surfaces in Ohio. Antonella Mauro is okay, and accompanied by Jason Trautmann, 18, of Jackson, according to police. There is no word yet on whether any charges are being pursued in connection with her departure.
A Manchester arrestee in a 2016 statewide child porn sweep heads to prison for up to five years. Bruce Davis of Whiting pleaded guilty in June. He'll be required to register as a sex offender and undergo lifetime parole supervision.
Raising houses to stay above coastal flood conditions isn't enough, say panelsts at a climate-change conference in Trenton. Entire communities must be retoold for flood resistance, according to members of the Ciimate Adaptation Alliance, who predict a sea-level rise of one foot in the next 13 years.
The second, and final, debate between Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, before New Jerseyans decide who will be their next governor, takes place tonight. Murphy maintains healthy leads in voter surveys and in fund-raising.
A Burlington County businessman who exaggerated his company's qualifications for state contracts is given a suspended 364-day county jail term, if he doesn't successfully complete three years' probation.
The last major cleanup of New Jersey's beaches this year takes place Saturday. Clean Ocean Action's Fall Beach Sweep takes place in more than 60 spots from Middlesex County to Cape May.
The young deer that spent today romping in the ocean off Ortley Beach and Seaside Heights is likely exhausted by now - but not as much as the animal control officers who've been chasing him all day are. Experts on site suggest that the antlered buck wandered in from nearby Cattus Island County Park.