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Egg Harbor Township High School experiencing a power outage

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Egg Harbor Township High School and 242 other Atlantic City Electric customers near the school are experiencing a power outage this morning (Friday, Oct. 31) due to an issue with the electrical service on a pole nearby.

Atlantic City Electric reported on its website that power is expected to be restored by 11 a.m.

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Date set for Night in Venice 2015

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OCEAN CITY — Night in Venice, one of the largest boat parades of its kind, will sail down the bayfront and through the lagoons on Saturday, July 11, 2015.

The 62nd annual Night in Venice parade will begin at 6 p.m., according to Jim Mallon, assistant to Mayor Jay Gillian.

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Jail inmate found dead in his cell

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A jail inmate was found hanging from a sheet inside of his cell at about 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, by corrections officials, according to a statement from Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Sheriff Gary Schaffer.

The inmate, Nard Sonsin, 56, was taken from his cell and attempts were made to revive him. Sonsin was then taken to Cape Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Sonsin’s next of kin have been notified of his death, the prosecutor said.

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OCHS students not deterred by Antares rocket explosion

Ocean City High School student Mercy Griffith, one of six students who designed a science experiment that was chosen to be tested in space as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, speaks about watching the Antares rocket carrying their experiment explode, during a press conference Wednesday at the high school. Ocean City High School student Mercy Griffith, one of six students who designed a science experiment that was chosen to be tested in space as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, speaks about watching the Antares rocket carrying their experiment explode, during a press conference Wednesday at the high school.

OCEAN CITY — At a press conference in front of the school to discuss the rocket explosion on Wednesday, Oct. 29, Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said school officials knew the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program would be a great learning experience for students.

“Sometimes, however, one never realizes what he or she might learn,” she said. “Our students are learning that the world of science is full of twists and turns; the line between success and disappointment can sometimes be blurred.”

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UPDATE: Halloween frights and temperatures chills this Friday

You may want to pack an extra layer of clothes under your child’s costume on Halloween on Friday, Oct. 31, because the latest forecast calls for cooler temperatures than previously anticipated. While you are at it, keep an umbrella at hand just in case./Weatherbell.com You may want to pack an extra layer of clothes under your child’s costume on Halloween on Friday, Oct. 31, because the latest forecast calls for cooler temperatures than previously anticipated. While you are at it, keep an umbrella at hand just in case./Weatherbell.com You may want to pack an extra layer of clothes under your child’s costume on Halloween on Friday, Oct. 31, because the latest forecast calls for cooler temperatures than previously anticipated. While you are at it, keep an umbrella at hand just in case.

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Ms. Senior America will be crowned Thursday in Atlantic City

Ms New Jersey Senior America Dianne Beebe of Hopewell Township will compete for the Ms Senior America crown 1 p.m. Thursday at Resorts.  Ms New Jersey Senior America Dianne Beebe of Hopewell Township will compete for the Ms Senior America crown 1 p.m. Thursday at Resorts. ATLANTIC CITY –  Kira Kazantsev was crowned Miss America 2014 a little more than a month ago, and on Thursday there will be another crowning as Ms. Senior America comes to Atlantic City in search of her crown.

There are 42 competitors from across the country looking to win the crown from Ms. Senior America 2013, Carolyn Corlew.

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Egg Harbor Township teacher, staff contract approved

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Shift in healthcare plan and additional work hours among changes approved

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – After more than two years of negotiating, the Egg Harbor Township Education Association and the Board of Education have reached an agreement on a teacher and staff contract for 2013 through 2016.

 The three-year agreement was passed by 83 percent of the union membership during a daytime vote Monday, Oct. 27, and by a unanimous vote among the school board members at a special evening meeting. Board member John “Jack” Haines was absent.

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Ultimate guide to trick or treat and Halloween happenings

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Somers Point man arrested after police find 250 bags of heroin in apartment

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SOMERS POINT-  A Somers Point man was arrested Thursday, Oct. 30 after police executed a search warrant on an apartment in The Gates Apartment Complex and located 250 bags of heroin, other drugs and $2,500 in cash.

According to police, Lamar Harris was charged with possession, possession with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute in public housing.

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Sweet treats on Asbury Ave.

Jen Marra / Owen and Ethan Dunn, 7 and 8 respectively, and Gianni and Dominic Badagliacco, 8 and 5 respectively, all of Ocean City, wear their Halloween costumes and visit the businesses along Asbury Avenue for Downtown Trick or Treat Saturday, Oct. 25. Jen Marra / Owen and Ethan Dunn, 7 and 8 respectively, and Gianni and Dominic Badagliacco, 8 and 5 respectively, all of Ocean City, wear their Halloween costumes and visit the businesses along Asbury Avenue for Downtown Trick or Treat Saturday, Oct. 25.

Owen and Ethan Dunn, 7 and 8 respectively, and Gianni and Dominic Badagliacco, 8 and 5 respectively, all of Ocean City, wear their Halloween costumes and visit the businesses along Asbury Avenue for Downtown Trick or Treat Saturday, Oct. 25.


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UPDATED: Earthquake or sonic boom; residents report a rumble

One resident said it sounded like a long, loud growl - another thought they'd acquired a ghost

People in Cape May and Atlantic counties are reporting what some believe have been an earthquake, though others believe it may have been more akin to a sonic boom.

Some have placed the time at about noon, while others say it was closer to 2 p.m.

Ralph Walter, West Cape May, said he was fishing on Cape May Point Beach when he heard a rumble. “It was dark on the Delaware beach side, and at first I thought it was thunder,” he said. “But if it was thunder, it was weirdest thunder I've ever heard. It was more like a growl that went on for about four seconds.”

Walter said he didn't catch anything today, but found some seaglass.

In North Cape May and Cape May Court House, Becky Sargent and Jean MacCoy said they heard the rumble, though the ground didn’t shake.

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Antares rocket explodes seconds after launch

NASA  reported that no injuries occured, but there was significant property and vehicle damage on Tuesday, Oct. 28 when an Orbital Sciences Antares rocket exploded and disintigrated just 3-4 seconds after launch from NASA's Wallops Island, Virginia launch facility. The rocket's path into space was expected to be viewed from across South Jersey.

The rocket carried a science experiment developed by Ocean City High School students.

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Catamaran staff picks favorite Halloween flicks

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In celebration of Halloween, the staff at The Gazette and Current newspapers picked some of their favorite movies to watch this time of year.

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