JACKSON, NJ (OCEAN)–Around 7:30 p.m. Jackson First Aid, Millstone Fire-EMS, Plumsted EMS responded to Six Flags Great Adventure for a reported accident with multiple patients at the El Toro ride. It was reported that there were five transported and several RMA’s taken (Refused Medical Advice with no transport to the hospital). Most injuries were reported as minor in nature.
A person on the Great Adventure Connoisseurs Facebook Group posted, “Just got off El Toro and it felt like it hit a pothole after the 3rd drop before it turns around. A lot of people said they bit their tongue. A few said their backs were hurting and a couple of people said they couldn’t breath for a bit.”
An official statement from Six Flags Great Adventure this evening reads, “Several guests reported back pain after riding El Toro this evening. Five guests were taken to a local medical facility for evaluation. The ride is closed for inspection.”
Over the weekend, Joy Magnabousco, a New Jersey native, was honored as 2022 Little League Softball Coach of the Year presented by Lance Sandwich Crackers, the official snack of Little League.
One softball player said it best — ‘Coach Joy brings the joy!’ When asked for advice for those hoping to teach little league Magnabousco said, “Treat everyone on your team equal because each player is unique in their own way. Get to know who they are on and off the field and show that you are interested in them as a person, not only as a player. Be a positive mentor, be silly, be humble and be their #1 fan!”
For over 12 years, Magnabousco has selflessly volunteered her time to the league and district to teach players about teamwork, hustle and most importantly having fun while doing it. Her impacts on the community show as her players gravitate towards her and continue playing the game thanks to her encouragement. She instills the values of hard work, determination and pride through her teachings and devotion to the league.
“Although losing a game can be a tough challenge, it’s important for all athletes to learn that good sportsmanship is essential to being a great player. One team must win, and one team has to lose, so if you play your best and give 110% as a team, you are already winners and the score won’t even matter,” she says
Alongside Magnabousco, baseball coach Antonio Colon of Milwaukee, WI, was also honored for the Little League contributions in his own sport. During a plaque ceremony ahead of Saturday’s, 8/20, 7pm Little League World Series game, Colon and Magnabousco ventured to Williamsport, PA to receive the esteemed title and were awarded a $5,000 grant toward future league programming, on behalf of Lance Sandwich Crackers.
Both Lance and Little League are extremely proud of these well-deserving Little League coaches who inspire kids to reach their full potential both on-and-off the field. There’s no better way to honor hometown heroes than a national recognition that brings to light the importance of positive mentors in sports.
August 25, 2022 – Updated — Police say there were no injuries as a result of this incident.
LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On August 24, 2022, at approximately 9:02 a.m., the Lawrence Township Police Department received a call from a person walking on the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail (Lawrence Twp.) who indicated that he was shot at by an unknown person. This incident took place adjacent to the footbridge connecting the trail system over Brunswick Pike just north of Bakers Basin Road.
Lawrence Township Police Officers heard the sound of gunfire coming from the same wooded area upon their arrival. Officers observed a male suspect run into a nearby home where he was believed to have barricaded himself. During the initial investigation, multiple spent shell casings were located. Subsequent to the investigation, several search warrants were executed in the 3000 block of Brunswick Pike.
Multiple police units from the area were on scene until 1:00 a.m. August 25, 2022. Lawrence Township EMS and Lawrence Township Fire Department staged nearby at the AAA Building near Bakers Basin Road. Fire and EMS units cleared the scene around 1:00 a.m.
Police say there were no injuries as a result of this incident.
John Kachmar, twenty-two from Lawrence Township was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are expected to be filed.
Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to contact Lawrence Township Police Detective Sean Kerins @ 609-844-7121 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Detective Ryan Dunn @ 609-844-7125 / email@example.com.
All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.