92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: August 3
Manchester firefighters avert a near-tragedy, lifting a car off a woman who was pinned underneath after it rolled on top of her. The victim, a 65-year-old Lakehurst woman, was unloading the trunk in a friend's Whiting driveway when the car suddenly rolled backward, trapping her as it drifted toward the street. She's hospitalized with broken ribs and internal injuries.
One of four suspects captured by New Jersey State Police in a Monday heroin bust in Monmouth County was also arrested by state troopers in Toms River a month ago. Joseph Cottrell was taken into custody in Howell Township, where police said they seized two-and-a-half bricks of heroin. A second suspect was stopped before he was able to drive away from the house, and two more were cornered in a motel in Neptune Township.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions takes aim against America's pervasive opiate crisis, with a targeted attack on health care fraud. Twelve states are the launch point for 12 prosecutors whose job will be to shut down pill mills and root out doctors who prescribe opioid narcotics illegally.
A onetime volunteer youth counselor for a Bayville church is jailed for allegedly peddling child porn. Police who staked out Anthony Mauro for a month said they found more than a hundred moving and still images in his house.
All over New Jersey, in the stifling heat of the dog days of summer, young footballers are already practicing for their fall contests. New Jersey Senator Pat Diegnan is pushing for widespread distribution of heat index stress indicators, to guard against heat stroke. Trainers say that they can help coaches determine when to decelerate, or even stop, practices.
A man who apparently lent a new meaning to the term "movie buff" is wanted by Howell Township police. A woman who brought her kids to the Emoji Movie at the Xscape Theater on Route 9 last Friday told cops that he was gratifying himself in his seat. He was ushered out of the hall, but investigators aren't through with him. His photo is on our web page.
About 415 Superstorm victims in New Jersey who let communications with FEMA lapse get extra time to continue claim reviews and appeals. U.S. Senator Robert Menendez convinced the agency to re-set the deadline for review status updates to September 15 - and for appeals to October 25.