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A 21-year old Monmouth County woman dies at Wall Stadium. That story and more in today' Monmouth and Ocean County news from Townsquare Media.
A 21-year old Belford woman is dead after a crash at Wall Stadium Speedway on Saturday. Investigators say Amanda Gambacorto was taking part in a race car driving clinic when she lost control of her three-quarter midget car and hit a wall. Races were canceled Saturday night.
A Manchester woman will spend three years in prison after admitting she left her wheelchair-bound, adult daughter alone to die in their mobile home. Janet Wilson could have faced up to ten years in prison for reckless manslaughter. Police found Rebecca Willson's decomposing body on a hospital bed, along with a dead dog in a cage.
A Toms River mother is seeking help finding her missing 18-year old daughter through the Facebook group "Please Bring Kayla Home." Kayle Tufaro was last seen by her family Monday afternoon. She reportedly walked out after a fight about dropping out of high school and recently being fired from a job.
An alleged drunk driver failed to stop for police early Sunday, eluding authorities until she made it to her Holmdel home. 28-year old Katherine Rossics allegedly assaulted a Keyport officer at headquarters. She faces multiple charges, including aggravated assault and eluding police.
The group tasked with redeveloping Fort Monmouth is hoping to buy up the remaining 800 acres. Owning the land cuts thee red tape on real estate deals without saddling them with extra responsibility. Monmouth County Freeholder Lillian Burry says the army would still be responsible for any environmental cleanup.
Homeless advocates are hoping government officials and the public will be more receptive to a temporary housing solution when they see a replica 'micro-house'. The cost of water and sewer hook ups for the tiny houses are far less when compared to an animal shelter or motel and could save Ocean County taxpayers thousands of dollars the first year, according to homeless advocate Tom O'Malley. A model micro-house constructed by volunteers in the driveway of a Point Pleasant home cost about $8,000 to build, and is almost ready to be unveiled. He says federal money is being wasted on hotel rentals instead of something more enduring.
Drones over New Jersey could be taking off soon. Federal Aviation officials say approvals are nearly complete. NJIT plans to launch test flights over the ocean from NJ in late October or early November. State officials see potential job growth in photography, crop care, weather tracking and other drone specialties.
Officials say a NJ-based company that sells "As Seen on TV" products used high-pressure sales tactics to sell to customers and then made it difficult for them to get refunds. The state has announced that it has sued Telebrands, known for its "As Seen on TV" products. It seeks restitution for customers and other penalties.
While the economy continues to slowly improve, many in our state continue to struggle. Factors like real estate and pay raises are only showing movement for the top earners, leaving families in the middle class feeling squeezed. Many say they're still living paycheck to paycheck, and while their salaries remain the same, the cost of everything else is going up.