Jersey Shore Headlines
Man jumps from radio tower in Long Branch, body found floating in Deal Lake, and more in today’s Monmouth and Ocean County News.
A man died after falling from a 400-foot radio station tower in Long Branch. Police have not released the man’s name or said what he was doing on the tower. He fell through the roof of a building and became stuck on the second floor. Specially trained firefighters cut a hole in a wall to recover the body because the vacant building was too unstable to enter.
A body was found floating in Deal Lake in Asbury Park yesterday afternoon. Police and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the unidentified man’s death.
Two Asbury Park men were arraigned yesterday after being indicted for the murder and robbery of a Brick man. Spencer Young and Jahmir Bouie were indicted on first degree murder, felony murder and robbery charges in last year’s attack that led to Thomas Sudano’s death in July 2013. Both are in the Monmouth County Jail on $1 million bail each.
A cigar may be to blame for an early morning fire in Ocean Township Sunday. The blaze heavily damaged the back of the home on Grassmere Avenue. Police were able to get the owner and his dog out safely.
A family is suing the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District seeking to have the phrase ‘Under God’ removed from the Pledge of Allegiance. The American Humanist Association supports the suit, saying acknowledgement of God discriminates against atheists and is in violation of the state constitution.
Ocean County Freeholder Joe Vicari denies allegations in a lawsuit accusing him of orchestrating a harassment and gender discrimination campaign against a female employee. Rosemary Mennona is the county’s General Supervisor of Building Services and claims Vicari had her stalked, spied on, demoted and segregated from co-workers.
Three Ocean Township children are charged with burglary and theft after breaking into a friend’s house Easter Sunday. The juveniles, ages 11,12, and 14, allegedly stole cash and hunting knives from the Tanya Circle home when the family was away.
A Red Bank man is accused of failing to pull over for Asbury Park police and leading them on a chase until crashing into another vehicle in Neptune. The vehicle was reported stolen from Eatontown Saturday. The unidentified driver was charged with eluding and possessing pot and was issued six tickets.
An Ocean County man is Boston Marathon’s Mens Handcycling Champion. 53-year old Sam Spencer of Brick completed the 26.2 mile race yesterday in a little over one hour and 18 minutes. His wife Christine said it was a real nail biter. Sam uses his victories to show 6th graders in Ocean County that you can live a full life even if you’re paralyzed. He speaks through the Disabilities Awareness Through Education Program. Sam was paralyzed in 1991 while snow skiing, but now competes in races all across the country. His medals fill his Brick Township home.
Rentals at the Jersey Shore are picking up steam…and there’s definitely more excitement for this summer, according to the Jersey Shore Convention and Vistor’s Bureau. They’re seeing more calls and web hits…and less concerns about Sandy. Bookings are up.
Experts with New Jersey’s Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Cluster want you to know about the job and growth opportunities available. Not many people believe that landing a job in retail or at a hotel could serve as the’ yellow brick road’ to success, but it absolutely can, says the director of the Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Talent Network. She says the industry cluster is less about education requirements and more about the characteristics you possess.