92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: July 20
A Code Orange air quality alert stays in effect until midnight Saturday. New Jersey environmental regulators warn of pollution levels that can impact breathing for heart or lung patients, people of advanced age, and small children.
The exiled father of a murdered Keansburg girl has the support of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez to return for her funeral, but still has no visa - and he seeks President Trump's help in a video issued today. Services for Abbiegail Smith, 11, take place Monday. Kenroy Smith was ordered out of the country for a drug charge in 2001, but says he's under no permanent ban.
After nine years in prison for a botched armed robbery, OJ Simpson is nearly ready to breathe the air outside, winning parole today in Nevada. The 70-year-old former football star had the support of the two victims as well as his family, presented his case as a model inmate, and thanked the parole board profusely for their unanimous decision.
He got a half-million dollars a year for a low-show job, say federal investigators,and now an Atlantic Highlands longshoreman faces a slew of wire fraud counts. Authorities allege that Paul Moe's coworkers in Port Elizabeth filled in his time cards for 40 hours a week, plus overtime, while he physically clocked as few as eight hours - often leaving the state and the country.
The trail of a pickup truck found burning in South Toms River leads to a Beachwood burglary suspect. Toms River police arrested Jesse James Sauer in connection with several house lootings in the second week of July, and for taking and torching the truck.
Shore sports apparel merchants are stocking up for what's likely to be a rush on Todd Frazier jerseys, now that the Toms River native joins the New York Yankee infield squad. Frazier's baseball career dates back to his spot on the 1998 Toms River East team that won the Little League World Championship.