92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: December 13
Temperatures stay below the freeze point and wind chills stay about 15 degrees colder than that, throughout the day. A gale warning is in effect, between Little Egg and Manasquan Inlets, up to 20 miles out. Snow showers are on the way tonight. Meteorologist Dan Zarrow predicts a coating to a half-inch of accumulation.
The bitter cold triggers Code Blue in Burlington County through Thursday morning. The CONTACT organization is securing shelter space for people with no roofs over their heads.
It isn't cold enough to cool down opponents of the federal tax overhaul plan that appears ready to get U.S. Senate approval. Protestors plan to be parked outside the district offices of Republican New Jersey Representatives Tom MacArthur, Leonard Lance, Chris Smith and Frank Lobiondo. The latter three actually have opposed the measure so far.
A Toms River man survives the night, but injuries inflicted by a car Tuesday afternoon prove fatal. Police said that Richard Bococinski stepped onto Fischer Boulevard, and Michael Ferone of the township had no time to swerve out of his way.
President Trump does a solid for the Joint Base, and for all military installations, placing a temporary hold on future base closure discussions. McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and a base in California will be the only two in the U.S. housing the next generation of air-to-air refuelers.