92.7 WOBM News – Flash Briefing June 1
Bacteria levels subside at four of five questionable Monmouth County beaches, leaving only Brown Avenue South in Spring Lake closed to swimmers, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Ocean County reports no closures. Before Middletown's Ideal Beach opens for the season, officials seek volunteers for dune grass planting June 17.
President Trump withdraws the US from the Paris Climate accord. Friday morning in Asbury Park, environmental advocates rally in support of the 194 nations still in it. Representative Frank Pallone (D-6) organized the protest at 11 AM outside Convention Hall.
A child pornography tip leads to a Toms River suspect, and a loaded, unregistered handgun, according to Ocean County investigators. James Hasenauer's arrest this morning stemmed from information by the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
The Congressional Budget Office's dismal outlook for the American Health Care Act draws a demand for answers from one of the crafters, shore Representative Tom MacArthur (R-3). In a memo to CBO Director Keith Hall, he questioned the accuracy of their projections for uninsured Americans, based on "drastically incorrect" figures regarding Obamacare; sought confirmation that a core developer of the CBO report advised Hillary Clinton on creation of a single-payer system; and why CBO offered no estimate of premium reductions under AHCA.
Air Force veteran Tairod Pugh of Neptune is given 35 years in prison for his convicton on terrorism charges in New York. Prosectuors contended that Pugh aimed to act in support of Islamic State. A laptop confiscated in a Turkish airport in 2015 contained data of crossing points on the Turkish-Syrian border and jihadist propaganda.
A Lenape High School chemistry teacher heads to court to answer allegations of upskirting girls in classrooms and hallways. Eric Howell of Maple Shade has been barred from the school by administrators since the beginning of May.