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Wife convicted in husband’s Pleasantville death

MAYS LANDING – A New Hampshire woman who was captured on surveillance video swerving across two lanes of Black Horse Pike traffic before crashing in a service station light pole in 2012, was convicted of vehicular homicide on Thursday, Jan. 29.

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Gusty winds this afternoon in South Jersey

Wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible this afternoon as colder air moves into the region. As a result the National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for eastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey./NWS Wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible this afternoon as colder air moves into the region. As a result the National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for eastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey./NWS Wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible this afternoon as colder air moves into the region. As a result the National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for eastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey.

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Snow possible for Monday’s morning commute

For the second time in a week, weather models are attempting to correctly make a Middle Atlantic snowfall forecast with the outcome of a morning commute and school bus stop conditions on the line. The GFS forecasting model creates a snowy Monday./Weatherbell Analytics, Weatherbell.com For the second time in a week, weather models are attempting to correctly make a Middle Atlantic snowfall forecast with the outcome of a morning commute and school bus stop conditions on the line. The GFS forecasting model creates a snowy Monday./Weatherbell Analytics, Weatherbell.com For the second time in a week, weather forecasting models are attempting to correctly make a Middle Atlantic snowfall forecast with the outcome of a morning commute and school bus stop conditions on the line.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook along the coast and winter weather advisories in central Pennsylvania and Maryland for the possibility of snow on late Sunday, Feb. 1 and early Monday, Feb. 2.

Here is the latest on the snowfall potential for South Jersey:

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FEMA maps may give bay shoreline most restrictive rating

Stewart Farrell, marine geology professor at Richard Stockton College, and Business Administrator Connie Mahon speak to area residents about FEMA’s proposed flood maps designating bay shoreline areas as V zones. Stewart Farrell, marine geology professor at Richard Stockton College, and Business Administrator Connie Mahon speak to area residents about FEMA’s proposed flood maps designating bay shoreline areas as V zones. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Residents along the bay shoreline face steep increases in flood insurance if preliminary flood zone maps by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are approved, a coastal geologist said last week.

Area residents may not have long to challenge the new maps, perhaps as little as three months, Stewart Farrell said at a township committee meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 21.

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LoBiondo named chairman of House CIA subcommittee

U.S. Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo, representing New Jersey’s 2nd District U.S. Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo, representing New Jersey’s 2nd District

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo, representing New Jersey’s 2nd District, was named chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Central Intelligence Agency Wednesday.

The appointment was made by U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, of California’s 22nd District, who serves as chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

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Driver cited in school bus accident

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – An early morning school bus accident on Route 322 at milepost 45.5 resulted in a driver being cited for careless driving.

The Sheppard school bus was carrying Oakcrest High School students. The students were evaluated at the scene, but none of them were transported to the hospital. The driver of the school bus, Jean Hicks, 68, of Folsom complained of shoulder pain, but was not taken to the hospital by emergency medical responders from the Mays Landing Rescue Squad, police said.

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Locals look to grow interest in Upper Township farmers market

 From left, Upper Township Green Team member Ralph Cooper, steering committee members Kiesha Bond and Becky Holden, and volunteer Len Smith at a meeting on an Upper Township farmers market. Deborah Patterson/From left, Upper Township Green Team member Ralph Cooper, steering committee members Kiesha Bond and Becky Holden, and volunteer Len Smith at a meeting on an Upper Township farmers market. PALERMO – A farmers market may be coming to Upper Township.

Residents Becky Holden and Keisha Bond have teamed up with the Upper Township Green Team to consider a farmers market here starting in June. The group held a meeting to gauge interest on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at the Upper Township Senior and Wellness Center on Stagecoach Road in Palermo.

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Spending up $3M in proposed county budget

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE  – The Cape May County Board of Freeholders introduced a $142.1 million budget for 2015 on Tuesday Jan. 27, an increase of $3 million over last year.

This year’s budget has a tax rate increase of less than ½ cent per $100 of assessed value, with the tax levy reflecting a 2.2 percent increase, according to county officials.

The proposed budget calls for just over $101 million to be raised from property taxes, and $41 million from other revenue.  

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Cape May hosts assemblyman’s Eco-Agri Tourism Summit

CAPE MAY – Cooperation was the theme for an Ecological-Agricultural Tourism Summit held in Cape May Wednesday, Jan. 28.


The summit was the project of Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi, who took the opportunity to introduce the audience to a handful of bills or resolutions he has introduced to help promote New Jersey tourism in general, and what is being called “eco-agri” tourism in particular. 

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Snow flurries, below-zero wind chills possible in South Jersey

Breezy conditions and low overnight temperatures will allow wind chills to approach zero across South Jeresy, according to the National Weather Service./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Breezy conditions and low overnight temperatures will allow wind chills to approach zero across South Jeresy, according to the National Weather Service./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Today’s chilly temperatures will become downright cold over night, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a hazardous weather outlook for Thursday morning.
Wednesday’s daytime high temperatures that peaked in the middle 30s will quickly chill off under clear skies tonight and create a chance for wind chills that could drop to zero by early tomorrow morning.
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Two concrete lions are among the stolen items found in EHT theft investigation

Egg Harbor Township Police photo Egg Harbor Township Police photo EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An air compressor, a John Lennon doll, yard tools and two concrete lions are among the items found in a theft investigation by the Egg Harbor Township Police, and now the department is trying to reunite the stolen items with their rightful owners.

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Youth opera concert to benefit Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City

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Members of the Youth Opera of South Jersey rehearse a scene from “West Side Story” Sunday, Jan. 25 at the New Motion Dance Studio in Linwood.
photos by Columb Higgins / Members of the Youth Opera of South Jersey rehearse a scene from “West Side Story” Sunday, Jan. 25 at the New Motion Dance Studio in Linwood. LINWOOD – Members of the Youth Opera of South Jersey will perform “West Side Story” in concert this March to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City.

The youth opera is also offering free workshops to kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City every Friday through the end of winter. Some of the children will also participate in the show.

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All Breed Dog Show returns to Wildwoods Convention Center

The annual All Breed Dog Show returns to Wildwoods starting Wednesday, Jan. 28.  (photo by Jen Marra) The annual All Breed Dog Show returns to Wildwoods starting Wednesday, Jan. 28. (photo by Jen Marra) WILDWOODS – The annual All Breed Dog Show is fun for many, but not as much fun as it is for Susan Shomo, the president of the Boardwalk Kennel Club.

Shomo has been working with dogs since she was 6, and has been a long time member of the Boardwalk Kennel Club, which started in Atlantic City. She said she has done everything from cleaning up after dogs to being president of the kennel club.

“It’s a lot of fun,” Shomo said.

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