92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: September 12
Ten students of Brick Township High School and Brick Memorial High School are suspended, in the aftermath of the Saturdy melee that broke out in the stands during the football clash between the rival schools. Acting Superintendent Dennis Filippone says that some are athletes, and will be barred from taking part in sports, and others are locked out of after-school activities.
The former treasurer of the Freehold Soccer League appears headed for trial, indicted for allegedly pocketing $457,000 of the league’s money over a four-year span. Anthony Gallo faces 14 counts. The most serious are three second-degree charges, each of which place him at risk of up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Investigations begin to learn the cause of this morning’s voluminous fire that drive a family of eight from their home in Keansburg. The father was hospitalized in critical condition after rescuing several of his children, including an infant.
Tonight at the Pine Belt Arena in Toms River, the three-month pilot project to allow Ocean County Medicaid cheats to pay fines and avoid prosecution undergoes public comment. The New Jersey Comproller’s Office prompted the program in the aftermath of a rash of arrests in Lakewood, with the support of the County Prosecutor’s Office.
Ocean County Vocational Technical students would choose from their broadest menu of career paths to date, and the training would encourage businesses with no Ocean County foothold to move in, if Freeholder Director Joe Vicari succeeds in his new venture. He hopes to reshape Vo-Tech curriculum to meet a broader spectrum of interests, and to give graduates more reasons to set down roots instead of finding work elsewhere, while strengthening the county’s fiscal base.
Speedy repairs to cell towers after disasters is a House vote away from President Trump’s desk. Shore Representative Frank Pallone’s SANDy bill won Senate approval today. The measure would give electronics workers access across utility jurisdictions to complete repairs, and would set the groundwork for wifi-based 911 communicaions.
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