92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: July 31
An autopsy today will likely confirm the identity of the body, recovered near Ocean Beach II in Toms River late last night, as Zuzana Oravcova, the young Slovakian woman who was powerless against overwhelming currents during an early Sunday swim near Jenkinson's in Point Pleasant Beach. She was a summer worker in the amusement center, under a program run by the U.S. Department of State.
New Jersey U.S. Senator Robert Menendez tours Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst this afternoon, reviewing its assets and needs as federal lawmakers grapple with the National Defense Authorization Act. The NDAA contains components to fund construction at the base in advance of the arrival of KC-46 air-to-air refueling planes. JBMDL is one of two installations in the country that will house them.
The new owners of the Lakewood Blueclaws say that they plan no organizational overhauls. A Shore Town Baseball spokesman said that the group chose Lakewood over several other minor-league franchises, but are impressed with the Blueclaws' efficiency and its fan support.
With a strike looming, a federal mediator enters contract talks between shore hospitals in the Hackensack Meridian chain and the union representing their nurses. Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Ocean Medical Center nurses seek improvements in wages, staffing and health care access.