Stafford House Explosion
A man lost his life after suffering severe burns in an early-morning house explosion in Stafford Township. Police received a distress call on Tuesday morning regarding a significant explosion and a fire engulfing a residence located on Neptune Drive. Kevin Thomas, 45, was airlifted to Temple University Hospital with critical burns on his upper torso. He later died at the hospital. An investigation revealed that the explosion originated from the bedroom of the house and was caused by the release of propane from a tank into an open flame.
Monitor to Watch Asbury Park Police
An on-site monitor has been installed at the Asbury Park Police Department. The placement is due to the recent increase in officers filing internal affairs complaints against each other. A monitor has been appointed by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office from their investigative ranks to make random appearances for a period of time. Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond Santiago said in a statement, “…the people of Asbury Park can have full confidence in the work of those who protect and serve them, which is something that can only be accomplished with the affirmative and collective cooperation from those within the department’s own ranks.”
Tenafly Council President On Ballot Despite Child Pornography Charges
Jeffrey Grossman, Tenafly’s council president, is still on the ballot for reelection even though he and his son were arrested and accused of downloading explicit images of child sex abuse, by the thousands. Though he is no longer running for the position, his name still managed to be on the early ballots sent out to voters. If somehow elected, the democrats will appoint someone to take his place. Grossman and his son were both suspended from their teacher roles in Rochelle Park last month and are awaiting trial which could lead to sentencing.