92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: September 19
A high surf advisory and a coastal flood warning stay with us through the day and into the nighttime, as Hurricane Jose lurks about 250 miles off the southeast New Jersey coast. Townsquare Meteorologist Dan Zarrow predicts waves eight to 15 feet crashing into the beaches, along with frequent sporadic rain and wind gusts 35 to 45 miles an hour. See his detailed summary here. High tide returns along the oceanfront at about 7:30 tonight and reaches the back bays just after 11.
We will not see an increase in New Jersey's 23-cent gas tax hike this October. State revenue officials determined that it is generating enough cash to pay for transportation projects. It's reviewed annually.
Seventeen pharmaceutical executives agree to pool their data and resources to create non-addictive pain medications, following a meeting of the President's opioid commission chaired by Governor Christie. The Governor said that the extent of the crisis might dictate changes in testing protocols in order to speed alternatives to the marketplace.
Forty guns, thousands of rounds of ammunition, and bomb-making materials are seized in Howell and Freehold, and three suspects face a raft of weapons-related charges. It is the third major bust for Monmouth investigators in a week, including roundups of suspected gang members and child pornographers.
Alzheimer's affects millions around the world. Saturday in Point Pleasant Beach, Alzheimer's New Jersey undertakes the first of four Walks To Fight Alzheimer's around the state, raising funds to support patients, caregivers and research. See details here.