92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: September 26
Warnings of powerful ripcurrents and crashing waves, and red flags on the beaches, continue through midweek. Autopsy results on a body found off Barnegat Light Monday will determine if the shore's weekend swim-related death toll reaches four.
CT scans have become the coin of the realm to gauge concussion odds in young athletes, and it's drawing concern among some New Jersey medical professionals who also see a potential increase in cancer vulnerability. One CT scan is said to equal about 200 chest X-rays.
A Brick Township man's life ends on the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township. Police said that David Byrnes, 51, stepped into the path of an oncoming Jeep just after midnight Sunday. Israel Torres of Ventnor swerved, but not soon enough. Byrnes died on the spot. A probe continues.
Maggots in a sandwich incude nausea by a Wawa customer in Ewing, and trigger an investigation by the convenience store chain. Chris Garcia said the fly larvae were moving in buffalo sauce on his chicken cheesesteak sub. He got a refund.
A mare in Atlantic County becomes the second horse in New Jersey this year to contract eastern equine encephalitis. The nine-year-old hadn't been vaccinated in two years and is being treated. A Cumberland County mare died at the end of August.