92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: August 11
What, again!? Townsquare Meteorologist Dan Zarrow, like all of his colleagues in the region, see sporadic showers starting tonight and continuing on-and-off during Saturday. Sunday seems drier and sunnier. Check his extended outlook - and for the marine forecast, tide tables and great beach cams, go to his Jersey Shore Report.
A day after fire consumes a gazebo on the Seaside Park beachfront, a trash can erupts in flames several blocks away. Ocean County investigators are treating both as suspicious, but stopped short of suggesting that the incidents are connected.
Organizers of a crowdfunding effort hope to raise $5,000 to support the family of Patricia Rulon, the Southern Regional Schools cafeteria worker who died in Wednesday's car crash in Eagleswood. Her father-in-law also died and her son and another passenger were hospitalized. Rulon fell unconscious behind the wheel and the SUV careened across Route 9, hitting a restaurant.
Circumstances surrounding the death of a Holmdel couple in their million-dollar home are under investigation this morning. Arshad Zarak and Asma Hussain reportedly bought the house in the Reserve at Holmdel development in July.
Calling it a world problem, not just a United States problem, President Trump declares America's opioid addiction rate a national health crisis, and promises more money for treatment. It's one of the key points of the report submitted by the blue-ribbon commission led by Governor Chris Christie.
As many as 135 Applebee's are scheduled to close, in a restructuring move by its parent company. It isn't clear whether any of the nearly 60 restaurants in New Jersey are targeted. The firm also plans to shutter up to 25 IHOPs, and open nearly 95 more of them.
Manitou Park Family Unity Day brings cops and families in Berkeley Township together tomorrow. Police cook up grilled goodies all day, lead the games, check bicycles for safety, and hand out free bike helmets for kids who need them. The event is funded by nearly $9,500 from the New Jersey Attorney General's Office.
Jackson's Holbrook Little Leaguers have one more day to tune up before Saturday's Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship contest in Bristol, Connecticut. They'll either face Pennsylvania, who they whipped earlier this week - or they'll have their first and only encounter with Maryland.