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Bite from Ventnor K9 winds handler in the hospital

NORTHFIELD––Ventnor Police Officer, Jamie Pirchio, the only K9 handler on the city squad was taken to Shore Medical Center Sunday, July 27 after being bitten by her K9 partner, Nico on Sunday morning.

According to Ventnor Police Chief Michael Miller, Pirchio had to undergo surgery on her hand from the incident and was scheduled to be released sometime later Monday, July 28.

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"Call of Duty" at Egg Harbor Township Historical Society (Slideshow)

Learning how to operate the switchboard, Edwin Nguyen, 8, of Egg Harbor Township makes a call to his twin brother at a nearby phone. He is assisted by SSgt. Gary Oprendek. Learning how to operate the switchboard, Edwin Nguyen, 8, of Egg Harbor Township makes a call to his twin brother at a nearby phone. He is assisted by SSgt. Gary Oprendek. A flag raising ceremony started off the action at “Call of Duty” Saturday morning, July 26 at the Greate Egg Harbor Township Historical Society’s museum grounds on West Jersey Avenue. The 9th Division joined the society in presenting the second year of the free event, with help from volunteers, donations and membership fees.

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Three people injured in Tuckahoe boat accident

A 20-foot boat hit a boat ramp in Tuckahoe at high speed and launched into the air Saturday night. A 20-foot boat hit a boat ramp in Tuckahoe at high speed and launched into the air Saturday night. TUCKAHOE – Three people were injured Saturday night when the boat they were in struck a boat ramp at high speed.

The 20-foot boat went airborne and landed on a bulkhead adjacent to the boat ramp in the Lester McNamara Wildlife Management Area off Mosquito Landing Road in Tuckahoe shortly after 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, according to a press release from the Upper Township Rescue Squad.

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South Jersey gets refreshing temperature relief for a few days at least

For the second time in a few weeks, a vigorous cold front is falling through the Middle Atlantic States to usher in another round of cool Canadian air deep into the Lower 48./Weatherbell Analytics, Weatherbell.com For the second time in a few weeks, a vigorous cold front is falling through the Middle Atlantic States to usher in another round of cool Canadian air deep into the Lower 48./Weatherbell Analytics, Weatherbell.com For the second time in a few weeks, a vigorous cold front is falling through the Middle Atlantic States to usher in another round of cool Canadian air deep into the Lower 48.

By the time the front reaches the coast tomorrow morning, high temperatures will drop into the 60s across the United States-Canadian border, the 70s in most of Pennsylvania and the lower-80s in South Jersey.

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Plenty of fun at Ocean City’s Oscar-themed Night in Venice

Ocean City’s Night in Venice boat parade featured 71 decorated boats and numerous decorated houses this year. Organizers say this was the best parade in years. Ocean City’s Night in Venice boat parade featured 71 decorated boats and numerous decorated houses this year. Organizers say this was the best parade in years. OCEAN CITY — Pop-up showers that threatened the big event earlier in the day disappeared, and the 60th annual Night in Venice boat parade set sail to clear skies on Saturday evening, July 27.

Featuring 71 decorated boats, the flotilla made its way from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge along the bay front and through numerous lagoons to Tennessee Avenue. 

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Leave the world behind and go surfing

A surfer cruises past some swimmers on a recent ride. A surfer cruises past some swimmers on a recent ride. Somebody’s phone is ringing.

Somebody’s phone is always ringing.

There’s one on the wall, another in your pocket that also dings when you get a text or email or Facebook notification. For some reason, you also downloaded Facetime and HeyTell and told Angry Birds it was OK to remind you to play it every day. You even paid extra for an app to accept faxes (in case anyone still sends faxes) and a special telegraph adaptor to receive messages from the Old West.

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UPDATED: Family of drowning victim wants North Wildwood beach closed

NORTH WILDWOOD – The family of a Pennsylvania man who drowned in North Wildwood two years ago is asking to have the Hereford Inlet beach closed through a court order, a lawsuit filed in Cape May County Wednesday states.

According to the D’Amato Law Firm in Egg Harbor Township, which is representing George Bradley Smith’s family, the 54-year-old father’s death was “entirely foreseeable and preventable had local authorities prohibited access to the deadly section of hazardous North Wildwood beach.”

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Hamilton police make arrest in afternoon armed robbery

Hamilton Township police arrested a Cologne Garden Apartments man after they responded to a report of an armed robbery in progress at 1:38 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at the complex./Hamilton Township police Hamilton Township police arrested a Cologne Garden Apartments man after they responded to a report of an armed robbery in progress at 1:38 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at the complex./Hamilton Township police HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – HamiltonTownship police arrested a Cologne Garden Apartments man after they responded to a report ofan armed robbery in progress at 1:38 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at the complex.

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New Jersey ranks high in water quality, but some beaches are a concern

beach The Natural Resource Defense Council has determined that New Jersey has the third best beach water quality in the United States, out of the 30 states where samples were collected and tested.

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Stockton offers job seekers use of computers

GALLOWAY– The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is providing potential job seekers who lack up-to-date technological tools with access to computers at the college’s facilities in Atlantic City, Hammonton, Manahawkin and the college’s main campus in Galloway Township beginning on Monday, July 28 through Thursday, Aug. 28.

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Man stabbed after parkway argument turns violent, police say

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Cape May Court House man faces charges after a parkway argument led to a confrontation at a local convenience store, which ended in a stabbing, according to the Middle Township Police Department.

Victor Sawaichi, 26, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon, according to police.

According to the release, Sawaichi was lodged in the Cape May County Jail on $100,000 full cash bail set by Judge George Neidig.

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NASA says solar storm nearly sent Earth back to the Dark Ages…again

NASA admitted the Earth sidestepped the effects of a massive solar flare in 2012, barely missing instant catastrophe and chaos when the flare would have wiped out the planets electrical grids./NASA NASA admitted the Earth sidestepped the effects of a massive solar flare in 2012, barely missing instant catastrophe and chaos when the flare would have wiped out the planets electrical grids./NASA NASA admitted the Earth sidestepped the effects of a massive solar flare in 2012, barely missing the instant catastrophe and chaos that would have occured when the resulting solar storm wiped out electrical grids. Within hours, 7 billion people would have been plunged into darkness. Computers would have stopped working. Toilets would have stopped flushing. Air conditioning units would have stopped cooling.

We were lucky. But the trouble is, the Earth stung by an equally powerful solar storm in 1859.

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Work on Ocean City High School dome among several projects planned

OCEAN CITY — The landmark golden dome atop Ocean City High School is in dire need of a facelift, said Tom Oves, chairman of the board’s building and grounds committee.

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