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Hamilton Police arrest Ventnor, Mays Landing men in alleged home invasion

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Police here arrested two men in response to a call of a home invasion with a weapon shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday morning.

Township of Hamilton Police responded to Hamilton Walk just north of the Hamilton Mall at 12:53 p.m. Saturday Nov. 22 for a reported home invasion with a gun.

Responding officers located two suspects attempting to flee the area. Further investigation led to the arrest of Anthony Arzuaga-Garcia, 20, of Ventnor and Nathaniel Peterson, 19, of Mays Landing.  

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Are forecasters predicting a woeful travel day on Wednesday?

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook and international weather models have begun a tug-of-war over a tricky mid-week forecast that completely changed over the last 24 hours./NWS The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook and international weather models have begun a tug-of-war over a tricky mid-week forecast that completely changed over the last 24 hours./NWS The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook and international weather models have begun a tug-of-war over a tricky mid-week forecast that completely changed over the last 24 hours.

Suddenly, everything is on the weather table again. Outlooks from the National Weather Service, Euro, GFS and Canadian weather forecast models include everything from a coastal low that brings snow or heavy rain or light showers or dry conditions.

Here is the latest:

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African lions to make their debut at Cape May County Zoo

Twin African lions, Bella and Lex, are new to the zoo. Twin African lions, Bella and Lex, are new to the zoo. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Folks in Cape May Court House may hear twin roars this weekend, as new lions get used to their surroundings in Cape May County.

Two 3-year-old African lions from Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson arrived at the zoo in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, zoo officials announced Friday, Nov. 21.

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Ocean City named third smartest small town by Forbes

Ocean City named third smartest small town by Forbes Ocean City named third smartest small town by Forbes

According to a new list by Forbes, Ocean City – and the rest of Cape May County – was named one of America's smartest cities. The metropolitan statistical area was ranked third on the list of small towns by contributors Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill.

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McDonald’s employees end LEHT man’s crime spree

A Little Egg Harbor Man was arrested and charged with stealing money from cashed registers at five area fast-food restaurants after an Absecon McDonald’s employee blocked his escape and ended his run of crime. A Little Egg Harbor Man was arrested and charged with stealing money from cashed registers at five area fast-food restaurants after an Absecon McDonald’s employee blocked his escape and ended his run of crime. ABSECON -  A Little Egg Harbor Township man was arrested and charged with stealing money from cash registers at five area fast-food restaurants after an Absecon McDonald’s employee blocked his escape and ended his run of crime.

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Wetland Institute volunteers receive Disney Conservation award

Steve and Susan Ahern were two of the winners of the Disney Conservation Heroes award. Steve and Susan Ahern were two of the winners of the Disney Conservation Heroes award. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The Wetlands Institute has announced that Joe Grottola and Steve and Susan Ahern – part of the storm drain terrapin rescue team – have been honored with a Disney Conservation Heroes award from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.

The award recognizes local citizens for their efforts to save wildlife, protect habitats, and educate communities, according to a statement from the institute.

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Grand jury clears police in shooting of Donald Capriotti

Dept. of Correction/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township Dept. of Correction/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township Capriotti indicted on assault charges for 2013 incident in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – On Friday, Nov. 14, a state grand jury cleared the police officers involved in the Nov. 7, 2013 shooting of Donald Capriotti of Egg Harbor Township, who was indicted on three charges stemming from the incident.

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McMahon sleeps out to support Covenant House

Local insurance agent one of 67 to participate in annual Sleepout in Atlantic City

Submitted / Bill McMahon III tries to keep warm in a sleeping bag and cardboard box during the Executive Sleepout at the Covenant House in Atlantic City Nov. 20. The event raises awareness of and fund for homeless youth in New Jersey. Submitted / Bill McMahon III tries to keep warm in a sleeping bag and cardboard box during the Executive Sleepout at the Covenant House in Atlantic City Nov. 20. The event raises awareness of and fund for homeless youth in New Jersey.

OCEAN CITY — As temperatures dipped below freezing Thursday evening in Atlantic City, Bill McMahon III snuggled closer into his sleeping bag and cardboard box, thinking about his life.

The Ocean City insurance agent was of over 60 participants in the Atlantic City Covenant House’s annual Executive Sleepout Nov. 20, a fundraiser for the organization, which offers assistance to homeless youth.

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Donate your food during Operation Help Nov. 22-26

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  For the sixth time, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department will be participating in Operation Help, a 120-hour live broadcast and donation drive run by 103.7 WMGM morning show team of Matt Murray and Tess Taylor. Operation Help benefits the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and a variety of other charities.

 The radio personalities will be camping out for the duration of the event outside of the Chickie’s and Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar from Saturday, Nov. 22 through Wednesday, Nov. 26. The restaurant, which will serve as the collection location, is located in the English Creek Shopping Center.

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Galloway man imprisoned for accepting bribes as A.C. inspector

Logan F. Holt Jr. Logan F. Holt Jr.

GALLOWAY – A former Atlantic City inspector and Galloway resident was sentenced to state prison Friday, Nov. 21 for accepting cash bribes from a taxi operator and operators of massage parlors and “stress therapy centers.”

Logan F. Holt Jr., 55, of Galloway Township, was sentenced to five years in state prison, including two years of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Mark H. Sandson in Atlantic County.

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Police charge shooting get-away driver

_ Pleasantville Police have arrested a city man and charged him with being the get-away driver in connection with last month’s ambush late-night shooting of a city couple. _ Pleasantville Police have arrested a city man and charged him with being the get-away driver in connection with last month’s ambush late-night shooting of a city couple. PLEASANTVILLE - Pleasantville Police have arrested a city man and charged him with being the get-away driver in connection with last month’s ambush late-night shooting of a city couple.

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Ocean City High School clubs spread anti-smoking message

Claire Lowe / Ocean City High School and Intermediate School students work together on posters that depict the negative effects of smoking to celebrate the Great American Smokeout Thursday, Nov. 20. Claire Lowe / Ocean City High School and Intermediate School students work together on posters that depict the negative effects of smoking to celebrate the Great American Smokeout Thursday, Nov. 20.

OCEAN CITY — To celebrate the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout, Ocean City High School’s REBEL and SADD clubs presented to over 80 students in Renee Bendig’s health classes on Thursday, Nov. 20 on the negative effects of tobacco use.

Latching on to the city and school district’s Did You Know? campaign, members of SADD, which stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions, and REBEL, formerly SCAT or Student Coalition Against Tobacco, traveled to the Ocean City Intermediate School to encourage their younger cohorts to stay away from smoking.

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Art Treon, longtime firefighter, dies after responding to fire

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LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died at the hospital.

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