92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: October 2
The deadliest shooting spree in US history leaves the nation agape, and triggers a deep investigation into the possible motives behind the spraying of bullets from a Las Vegas hotel balcony onto some 20,000 concertgoers below. Fifty died, more than 400 were injured. SWAT teams found the alleged gunman, Steven Paddock, dead in his room with a small arsenal. President Trump journeys there Wednesday for a report from investigators.
The Lake Como man convicted in April of repeated sexual assaults against a seven-year-old girl in 2014 heads to prison for 25 years. Santiago Gonzalez-Ruiz is required to remain incarcerated until age 82.
Accused Seaside Park and New York City bomber Ahmad Rahimi is taken out of the courtroom as his trial begins. The AP reported that Rahimi rose and began speaking as prosecutors started opening arguments, then ignored the judge's order to sit or be removed.
The damage bill for the burst sewage pipe in the Ocean County Jail now exceeds $100,000. Investigators have yet to identify the inmate who crammed a prison jumpsuit into a toilet.
Student athletes, or students in general for that matter, can learn their risks of cardiac and cerebral damage during free tests, October 14 at Community Medical Center in Toms River. Hospital officials recommend registration beforehand, but will accept walk-ins.
Meanwhile, shore Congressman Frank Pallone (D-6) today introduced the HEARTS Act, which would require the U.S. Department of Health to coordinate with schools nationwide to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest among youths.