92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: October 4
More than 130 of those wounded in the Las Vegas massacre reportedly remain hospitalized. Injuries range from broken bones to gunshot wounds that might entail organ transplants. President Trump meets with victims and first responders there today.
A similar scenario is not out of the question in New Jersey. Bumpstocks, which accelerate the firing speed of semi-automatics, are legal. An expert says that the conversion turns the gun into an assault weapon, which is illegal in the Garden State.
The driver who died in Monday's one-car crash in Marlboro is identified as Michael Lyon of Howell Township. Police are still trying to determine what caused his SUV to veer off Route 18, into a bank of trees.
Would prescription drug monitoring programs, now in all 50 states, be more effective if they worked together, instead of individually? Worth a look, says shore Congressman Tom MacArthur, co-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force. He's creating a measure that would incentivize interstate cooperation through access to federal resources.
New Jersey's minimum wage inches ahead. The tie to the federal inflation rate means a 16-cent-per-hour hike. The new $8.60 rate takes effect at the start of 2018.
Getting one day's rest after their 8-4 rout of the Twins in the American League Wild Card matchup, the Yankees gird for their best-of-five division series against Cleveland. First game is Thursday night at Progressive Field.