Jersey Shore Headlines
Could you be allergic to your own electronic device? That story and more in today’s Townsquare Media News for Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
A back yard shed fire has claimed the life of a Union Beach man. 51-year old Paul Curtis was a former marine who suffered from post-traumatic stress, according to his father. It’s unknown at this time how the shed fire started.
A South Seaside Park man was killed after hitting a broken down car on the Tunney Bridge in Toms River yesterday afternoon. Police are investigating why 83-year old Michael Fresnak failed to see the disabled car. They also say he wasn’t wearing a seat belt. The other driver and her friend are okay.
A 4-year old child fell from the second story window of an LBI home. The boys was flown to the hospital Saturday afternoon. No word yet on his injuries. Police say the fall appears to have been an accident and that no charges have been filed.
Two Long Branch men are okay after being wounded in a shooting on Liberty Street Saturday around 6 pm. No arrests have been made. the investigation continues.
A deadly synthetic opiate is causing new concern in Ocean County in the midst of the heroin epidemic, where it’s being added to heroin, causing a purely poisonous and deadly combination. A 19-year old woman and an 18-year old man recently died in separate incidents from ingesting Fentanyl.
Rescuers found a man and a woman clutching a buoy in the middle of Ocean County’s Silver Bay after their catamaran capsized. The boat rolled over in rough weather early yesterday evening. Police say Ashley Kowalski was able to get back to the vessel and signal for help. But her father, Joseph, and a friend, Alexandra Ladzinski, were missing. Four fire companies in boats combed the water for 45 minutes before the missing pair were found. All the boaters were wearing life jackets. They were checked by paramedics and released.
A boat capsized in the Point Pleasant Canal Saturday afternoon. Police say everyone was wearing a life jacket and escaped safely.
Governor Christie will be in our area this week for the first in a series of Town Hall meetings planned for this summer. He is expected to discuss the new $32.5 billion state budget as well as his reform initiatives. The event is set for 3 pm tomorrow at the Long Branch Ampitheater.
A protest by residents of Tent City yesterday sparks questions about life after the homeless encampment. The “All We Need is Land” rally advocates say low-cost housing would be a solution for homelessness in Ocean County, but a tract of land is needed for it. The Lakewood Deputy Mayor says he’s not completely opposed to that, if they could manage to get the land, but it would have to be well structured.
Some people are reporting Nickel allergies from a variety of personal electronic devices, such as laptops and cellphones. Nickel allergies are some of the most common metal allergies, but doctors report in Today’s Pediatrics that some serious cases may have to be treated with steroids and antibiotics. One 11-year old boy got relief from his rash after his iPad was covered in a protective case.
Are you working more, sleeping less, and pumping your body with caffeine just to keep up? ‘Binge Working’ is becoming an all too common, dangerous trend. It can be a toxic combination: 24-hour digital access, technology, anxiety about losing your job, and working late at home with caffeine to help keep you going. The National Workrights Institute says the consequences can be costly. In rare cases, workers have even lost their lives.
You’ve heard the warnings, but many continue to send provacative pictures via smart phones or email. Nearly 80% of young adults have sent intimate photos to their significant other, according to Macafee Security. Online security experts say one in ten ex-boyfriends/girlfriends have threatened to expose risque photos, which they do 60% of the time.