92.7 WOBM News – Flash Briefing for May 5
A Point Pleasant man, arrested in February for allegedly threatening his mother and stabbing the family dog, is now up on a federal charge of planning to support a terrorist group. Investigators said that a search of Gregory Lepsky's house at the time of his arrest revealed a pressure cooker hidden in his bedroom closet, along with instructions, and social media statements that he would be willing to be a martyr for ISIS.
"Sleeper" might be awake now. Brick Township police say that township resident Seamus Hulick, 20. turned himself in as the man suspected of spray-painting "Sleeper" on cars and buildings - after his image lit up social media pages. They charged him with criminal mischief, but Ocean County investigators say that more charges are possible.
Shore Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-3) holds a town hall meeting May 10 in Willingboro, six days after voting for the Obamacare replacement bill that squeezed through the House by a four-vote margin. North Jersey Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen also voted in favor. If the Senate takes up the bill, New Jersey Democrats Robert Menendez and Cory Booker already oppose it.
A heart attack takes the life of the man known for decades as Mr. Dover Township. Roden Lightbody, 73, served Ocean County in numerous capacities for more than 50 years. The former Township Committeeman and Mayor took a lead role in shuttering Ciba-Geigy in the aftermath of toxic spills that bred soaring pediatric cancer rates. He also was the Fire Department's Santa in the annual Halloween parade.