92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: August 21
Everything stops for the eclipse. Here at the shore, we'll see about 80 percent of it at its height, around 2:45 PM. The sun, earth and moon begin aligning at about 1:20 PM and the last vestiges finish at about 4 PM.
In Point Pleasant Beach, Jenkinson's is offering full refunds to anyone who bought eclipse-viewing eyeglasses there, distributed by everythingbranded.com. Questions regarding certification led the company to recommend against using them to watch the event.
At Brick Memorial High School, grief counselors tend to friends of Drew Aponte, the township 15-year-old whose life ended Saturday night on Burnt Tavern Road. Police said he was run down by a car while crossing the road near the Route 70 junction. The driver from Toms River has not been charged, but police are looking for witnesses.
A police-involved fatal shooting in Brick Township that reportedly started as a domestic conflict early Sunday morning is under investigation by Ocean County detectives. According to reports, the man met responding officers outside the Meridian Drive house, brandishing a handgun. Two women were injured. Identities have not been issued.
The elusive Powerball ticket that matches all the numbers has yet to be drawn...meaning a grand prize of at least $650,000,000 at this Wednesday's drawing, third largest in the game's history.
The odds of Jackson's Holbrook Little Leaguers to win the World Series in Williamsport are better than that of a Powerball grand prize winner, but their Game One loss keeps them in the Loser's Bracket. That means that every game is a must-win to avoid elimination. They oppose the California team that represents the West this afternoon.