92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: June 26
Swim water quality at New Jersey beaches appears satisfactory to state inspectors after this morning's fly-bys. They also spotted dolphins off Sea Isle City and Wildwood. Beaches in Long Beach, Long Branch, Highlands and Atlantic City are under teemporary closure, related not to bacteria levels, but to storm damage, replenishment, or construction.
A woman dies on a Middletown street, hit by a car during this morning's rush hour. Police have not issued the identity of the victim or driver. The collision occured at about 8:47 AM on Main Street, and Hunters Pointe.
President Trump's 90-day travel ban, aimed at six Muslim-majority countries, can proceed, by order of the U.S. Supreme Court. Justices overturned several lower-court rulings, and indicated that they'll hear arguments in the Fall.
A Lakewood rabbi, his wife, and six others are under arrest today, charged with scamming about $1,300,000 in Medicaid and other public assistance money. Rabbi Zalmen Sorotzkin leads Congregation Lutzk.
The 2015 shooting death of Tamara Wilson-Seidle by her estranged husband, a former Neptune Township police sergeant, prompts the Asbury Park-Neptune NAACP to demand a federal investigation of the department, and release of a 2014 internal report of conditions on the force. Wilson-Seidle's children filed a wrongful-death suit against Neptune, Asbury Park police, and the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.
Water restrictions begin in Manchester, staying in effect daily between 10 AM and 5 PM. Lawn watering is limited to odd-numbered homes on odd-numbered days, and even-numbered homes on even-numbered days. Homes with private wells are excluded.
The shore Republican sponsor of a state Senate gun-control bill blames Democrat partisanship for blocking it from an upper-house vote for the second time in a week.Senator Jennifer Beck's bill would require seizure of firearms from mental health patients deemed threats to themselves or others. A similar Assembly bill, with eight Democrat sponsors, won approval.