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Several inches of rain possible for Cape, Atlantic counties

Weather watchers are following the development of a coastal low that threatens to deliver 1-3 inches of rain on Thursday across the extreme southern and coastal portions of South Jersey. And for parents of school-age children, the timing couldn’t be worse./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Weather watchers are following the development of a coastal low that threatens to deliver 1-3 inches of rain on Thursday across the extreme southern and coastal portions of South Jersey. And for parents of school-age children, the timing couldn’t be worse./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Weather watchers are following the development of a coastal low that threatens to deliver 1-3 inches of rain on Thursday, Sept. 25  across the extreme southern and coastal portions of South Jersey.

And for parents of school-age children, the timing couldn’t be worse.

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Officials looking to beef up security in Ocean City High School

Officials looking to beef up security in Ocean City High School Officials looking to beef up security in Ocean City High School

OCEAN CITY — School officials are looking to tighten security at Ocean City High School.

The Ocean City Primary and Intermediate schools have entrances where visitors must ring the doorbell and a school official can then decide whether or not to permit them to enter the building.

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Joe's Take: Hero Campaign seeks to avert future tragedies

It was not an interview I wanted to do. Talking to a father who lost his son rips at my own heart because I, too, lost a son. Mark was 33 when he died and would have been in his early 50s now, and I still cannot talk or write about him without choking up.

Bill Elliott has much the same problem. He has toughened up in order to publicize his successful Hero Campaign, but when he talks about the accident in which a drunken driver killed his son John, you can see him struggling. I admire his courage.

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Saturday morning Point crash sends 9 to the hospital

Four car accident Saturday morning at Groveland Ave. and Shore Rd. sends nine people two the hospital. Dennis Sharpe/Four car accident Saturday morning at Groveland Ave. and Shore Rd. sends nine people two the hospital.

Two children are flown to Cooper for injuries sustained

SOMERS POINT—Saturday morning police, fire and rescue were all called to the scene of a four car accident at the intersection of Groveland Avenue and Shore Road. According to Somers Point Police Chief Michael Boyd, police responded at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 to the scene and there were multiple injuries and ejections from the vehicle and two of the children hurt in the accident were flown to Cooper Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Another nine were transported by ambulance to AtlantiCare-City and Mainland divisions along with Shore Medical Center.

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Mainland student charged with bringing fake gun to school

 Mainland Regional High School LINWOOD  A 15-year-old student from Somers Point was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Mainland Regional High School after bringing a fake but "realistic" looking gun to school in his backpack, authorities said.

Interim Superintendent Robert Previti said he received information that a student had a gun in his backpack, and that he, Principal Mark Marrone and the school resource officer made a split-second decision that brought the indcident to a swift conclusion.

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Wildwood man faces charges after deadly OD

WILDWOOD — A 38-year-old Wildwood man has been charged in connection to a fatal heroin overdose at the Blue Heron Motel Sept. 19, police announced.

Robert Lunzy has been charged under New Jersey’s Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death law, which police say carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence if he is convicted of the first-degree crime.

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EHC continues its two-day celebration of Peace Pilgrim (VIDEO)

Peace activists from left, Swami Sankarananda, Peace Walker John Francis, and Rev. Donna Christine Park of Walk a Mile in My Shoes on the Path to Peace. Peace activists from left, Swami Sankarananda, Peace Walker John Francis, and Rev. DonnaChristine Park of Walk a Mile in My Shoes on the Path to Peace. EGG HARBOR CITY – Designated an International City of Peace, Egg Harbor City celebrated the life and work of Peace Pilgrim, an American icon of peace. More than 200 people attended events during the Saturday portion of the two-day celebration, which included a yoga session, a 2-mile walk from Peace Pilgrim Park to Peace Pilgrim’s childhood home, a community picnic and a drum circle that sent sound waves of compassion to the world.

Peace Pilgrim’s sister Helene Young, 99, of Galloway Township led the 2-mile walk, which visited the two Peace Pilgrim Poles that have been planted at the Egg Harbor City Community School garden and at her birthplace on Baltimore Avenue.

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Critics want to keep military drones out of county

With the possibility of drone technology being tested at the Cape May County airport, a group of local residents want the county government to curb the unmanned aircraft.

Residents took their case to the Board of Freeholders meeting on Tuesday, with a request that the board approve an ordinance preventing surveillance drones or military drones from being used in Cape May County.

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Five face charges after pistol whipping in Villas

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – An investigation of an armed robbery and pistol whipping in Villas has led to the arrest of five county people on multiple counts robbery, assault, drugs and weapons offenses, Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana said in a release posted to its social media website.

On Sunday, Sept. 21, Lower Township police responding to a disturbance near Ellery Road and Franklin Avenue found a 23-year-old man lying in the street who told officers he had been pistol whipped and robbed of $800 at gunpoint.

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Navigational buoy washes up in Ocean City

Ann Richardson / A large green buoy that washed ashore on Sept. 9 on the inlet beach near the Longport bridge continues to attract a lot of attention. U.S. Coast Guard officials say a Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team will travel from North Carolina to repair the buoy and return it to where it belongs, about a mile off of Ocean City. Ann Richardson / A large green buoy that washed ashore on Sept. 9 on the inlet beach near the Longport bridge continues to attract a lot of attention. U.S. Coast Guard officials say a Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team will travel from North Carolina to repair the buoy and return it to where it belongs, about a mile off of Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — A large navigational buoy that washed ashore on the inlet beach near the Longport bridge is attracting a lot of attention. According to U.S. Coast Guard officials, the green whistle buoy is not going anywhere soon.  

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Busy EHT intersection to become a four-way stop in October

4-way stop sign to be installed at Ridge Avenue and Mill Road in October 4-way stop sign to be installed at Ridge Avenue and Mill Road in October

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Motorists are advised to drive with caution at the intersection of Mill Road and Ridge Avenue as Atlantic County begins converting the intersection into a four-way stop in early October.

Currently the intersection is controlled by a stop sign on the Ridge Avenue approaches only.

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Fall forecast could mean energy savings for Middle Atlantic, South Jersey residents

If you like saving money on your home heating bills, then there is much good news in the combined fall weather forecasts coming out of the AccuWeather, Weather Channel and National Weather Service prediction camps. If you like saving money on your home heating bills, then there is much good news in the combined fall weather forecasts coming out of the AccuWeather, Weather Channel and National Weather Service prediction camps. If you like saving money on your home heating bills, then there is much good news in the combined fall weather forecasts coming out of the AccuWeather, Weather Channel and National Weather Service prediction camps.

If their fall weather forecasts hold true, then the Middle Atlantic and New England states could begin a long-awaited returned to near- and above-normal temperatures. And that is very welcomed news following a rather chilly 12-period that began last November in which temperatures ranged to as much as 5 degrees colder than normal.

Here are their fall weather forecasts in a nutshell for a fall season that begins at 10:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22:

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New city hall pays tribute to Port Republic’s past

James FitzPatrick /  The cupola was originally supposed to have windows, but the design was switched to louvers to authentically represent the bell tower that would have graced municipal buildings of yore. James FitzPatrick / The cupola was originally supposed to have windows, but the design was switched to louvers to authentically represent the bell tower that would have graced municipal buildings of yore. PORT REPUBLIC – Port Republic will take a bold step toward the future, while paying homage to its rich and defining past when it opens its new city hall next week.

At 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, the official dedication ceremony will be held at 143 Main St. The program will include local dignitaries, school children and a meeting of the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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