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Lower Township and Egg Harbor Township men arrested in child pornography sweep

Child Porn Sweep Child Porn Sweep A Lower Township man was arrested July 1 on both possession and distribution of child pornography, after authorities said they found at least 250 images and videos of child pornography on his computer.

Walter Javier Vibanco, 47, was one of 14 New Jersey residents arrested in a second round of arrest in “Operation Predator Alert,” a joint operation by the state Division of Criminal Justice and ICE Homeland Security Investigations that has targeted offenders in New Jersey who used a file-sharing network to download and distribute child pornography, including child rape videos, on the Internet.

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Hamilton Police arrest EHT assault suspect

Mark Poper of Egg Harbor Township, arrested Thursday, July 24 on aggravated assault and DWI charges. Mark Poper of Egg Harbor Township, arrested Thursday, July 24 on aggravated assault and DWI charges.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP––In a multi-jurisdictional investigation Hamilton Police arrested Mark Poper, 35, of Egg Harbor Township on various DWI related offenses. They turned him over to Egg Harbor Township Police who were looking for Poper for an aggravated assault that occurred a short time prior to his DWI arrest.

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National Night Out cancelled in Linwood; Northfield event in doubt

Kids enjoy a fun evening along the bike path during the Northfield National Night Out event in August 2013. Kids enjoy a fun evening along the bike path during the Northfield National Night Out event in August 2013.

NORTHFIELD—Whether National Night Out is going to happen in Northfield on August 5 is still not set in stone despite it being just two short weeks away. In nearby Linwood, the plans National Night Out has already been cancelled according to Police Chief Colin Hickey.  

Northfield Mayor Jerry McGee pulled the plug on National Night Out plans Monday afternoon saying as head of public safety for the city, he was not sure he could actually man the event with the necessary number of Northfield police officers to assure the event’s safety which this year had been moved to the Northfield Community School.

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Northfield Little League hit a home run to for the Boys and Girls Club

The donation of baseball and softball equipment from the Northfield Little League to the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City brought a big group together all for the sake of kids and baseball. The group includes from Northfield Nick Brennan, Luke McCarthy, Santo Carroccia, Bryan Kintish, Timmy and Tommy Travagline, Marty Cortelessa, Robbie Wood, Pat McCarthy, Jason Yard, Steve McKeone, Steve Kintish, Jim Travagline and Greg Dewees. From Atlantic City is City Councilman Marty Smalls, Bryant DeShields, Quadir Stackhouse and Hasson Franklin. The donation of baseball and softball equipment from the Northfield Little League to the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City brought a big group together all for the sake of kids and baseball. The group includes from Northfield Nick Brennan, Luke McCarthy, Santo Carroccia, Bryan Kintish, Timmy and Tommy Travagline, Marty Cortelessa, Robbie Wood, Pat McCarthy, Jason Yard, Steve McKeone, Steve Kintish, Jim Travagline and Greg Dewees. From Atlantic City is City Councilman Marty Smalls, Bryant DeShields, Quadir Stackhouse and Hasson Franklin.

NORTHFIELD—Arrayed about pitchers mound Tuesday afternoon on the Babe Ruth field at Birch Grove Park was nearly 200 pieces of baseball and softball equipment. All of it was used by players in the Northfield Little League program and all to be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City.

This is the fifth year the Northfield Little League has been donating used baseball equipment to various groups that their kids have outgrown but still has plenty of life left in the cleats, bats, uniforms and balls. This time around they kept the donation close to home.

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Strong thunderstorm possible this evening, Thursday morning

National Weather Service meteorologists have issued a hazardous weather outlook for this evening across most of the Middle Atlantic States, including South Jersey./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com National Weather Service meteorologists have issued a hazardous weather outlook for this evening across most of the Middle Atlantic States, including South Jersey./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com National Weather Service meteorologists have issued a hazardous weather outlook for this evening across most of the Middle Atlantic States, including South Jersey.

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Galloway teen wows again on "AGT"

GALLOWAY- Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s America’s Got Talent last month, did it again with her rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I have nothing.”

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Civilian employee arrested at Coast Guard Base

CAPE MAY – Cape May police arrested a civilian employee at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center-Cape May, Tuesday, on warrants out of Atlantic City.

Tracy Perrin, 21, of Atlantic City and Rio Grande, was arrested without incident by Cape May Police Department on July 22 at 8:12 a.m. on warrants charging him with robbery, conspiracy, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, and unlawful possession of a weapon. Arresting officers included Sgt. J. Bobik, Ptlm. A. Coll, and Ptlm. A. Genaro. 

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Call of Duty event set for Saturday in Egg Harbor Township

Call of Duty military timeline event in Egg Harbor Township Call of Duty military timeline event in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Reenactors from as far away as Washington and Harrisburg will convene in the small field adjacent to the Greate Egg Harbour Historical Society Museum Saturday, July 26 to present a timeline of America’s armed conflicts as a way to honor the nation’s history and the veterans who helped shape it.

 The authentic soldier groups, representing conflicts from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War, will also be joined by veterans who will share their stories of America’s military history during the daylong event, called “Call of Duty.”

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Big waves, big turnout for annual surf fest

Chip Miller Charitable Foundation 11th annual Surf Fest Chip Miller Charitable Foundation 11th annual Surf Fest OCEAN CITY — The Chip Miller Charitable Foundation hosted its 11th annual Surf Fest on Saturday, July 19, at the Seventh Street beach. The charity raises awareness of amyloidosis, helping people with the disease and supporting research.

The event raised about $12,000.

“There were actually waves for a change. There were a lot of people everyone seemed to have a lot of fun,” said event organizer Nick Bricker. 

The results were:

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The Mom’s Beat: Nursing moms shouldn’t have to feed babies in dirty bathroom stalls

The Mom’s Beat: Nursing moms shouldn’t have to feed babies in dirty bathroom stalls The Mom’s Beat: Nursing moms shouldn’t have to feed babies in dirty bathroom stalls

In theory, traveling with a nursing infant should be easier than making the trip with a bottle-fed one. There’s no mess, no need for warming devices and no bottles to lug around. The babies are also more likely to be calmer, which benefits all travelers.

But as one local mother found out, it’s not always that easy or logical.

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Part-time Ventnor resident arrested for sex with Middle Township minor

VENTNOR CITY – A Pennsylvania man who resided part-time in Ventnor was charged and arrested Friday, July 18 for engaging in sexual conduct with a 16 year-old Cape May Court House female, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said. 

Marcus M. Beto, 29, of the 400-block of West Orange Ave., Lititz, Pa., was arrested Friday evening, July 18. Beto was charged with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of children, and one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of children.

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Traffic advisories issued for Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township

New light at Zion and Old Zion roads will be operational July 24

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Beginning Wednesday, July 23 through Wednesday, July 30, a lane shift traffic pattern will be in effect in the southbound lane of Fire Road at the intersection of Route 322/40 in Egg Harbor Township on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for work by a private developer.  Lanes in both directions will remain open to traffic. Police will be onsite to assist. Work is contingent on weather conditions. 

 The county is also advising the public that the temporary traffic signal at the intersection of Zion and Old Zion roads in Egg Harbor Township is scheduled to become fully operational as of 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 24. The signal has been in flashing operation since last week.

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UPDATED: MTHS teacher faces sexual assault charges

Joseph Towns Joseph Towns Board of Education releases statement

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - A Middle Township High School teacher faces multiple criminal charges, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, law enforcement officials said Tuesday, July 22.

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