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First step toward Christian Brothers demolition underway in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY — Crews were removing asbestos siding from one of the two large Christian Brothers buildings at 31st Street and Central Avenue on Monday morning, April 21, the first step toward the eventual demolition of the building.

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Absecon police arrest Galloway man on weapons charges

ABSECON _ A Galloway man faces several weapons charges after he was arrested by Absecon police officers after residents reported a man with a shot gun near the city boat ramp, according to a statement issued by the Absecon Police Department.

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WMGM TV 40 to be dropped from NBC affiliates

WMGM TV 40 home at 1601 New Road in Linwood. WMGM TV 40 home at 1601 New Road in Linwood.

LINWOOD  It appears that NBC will end its affiliation with WMGM TV 40 at the end of 2014.

A contract between NBC and Access 1 Communications, which manages the station, ran through 2012 but was extended through the end of this year. That contract is not expected to be renewed.

Headquartered at 1601 New Road in Linwood, WMGM TV 40 is the only television station in the state of New Jersey affiliated with a major network. It has been part of the NBC family of stations since the late 1960s.

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Easter egg hunt taking Tuckahoe family to White House

The souvenir eggs used in this year’s egg roll come in four bright colors and include the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady. The souvenir eggs used in this year’s egg roll come in four bright colors and include the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady.

TUCKAHOE – A Tuckahoe family will head to the White House for its annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 21.

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Police charge four in connection to Wildwood boardwalk assault

Wildwood Police/ Police were looking to identify these individuals, who they suspected assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday. Wildwood Police/ Police were looking to identify these individuals, who they suspected assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday. WILDWOOD – Police have arrested four Marlton teens in connection to an aggravated assault on the boardwalk April 13, the Wildwood police department announced.

Ryan Callahan, 18, Nicholas Nastasi, 19, Kyle Patrick, 19, and a 17-year-old male, have been charged with aggravated assault after police released surveillance footage of the suspects to local media earlier this week. Callahan, Nastasi and the juvenile were arrested, but Patrick is still at large and there is an active arrest warrant out for him, police said.

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Accident at Zion and Old Zion Roads sends two drivers to hospital

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Two motorists had to be extricated from their vehicles with the Jaws of Life rescue tools after a crash at the intersection of Zion and Old Zion Road in the Bargaintown section of the township on Thursday, April 17.

 According to police, Howard Thompson, 67, and Marleen Prouty, 74, of Northfield were sent to the hospital with moderate to severe injuries after Prouty’s 1999 Chevy S10 pulled into the path of Thompson’s 2011 Ford Escape around 4:25 p.m.

 Thompson was travelling west on Zion Road when Prouty allegedly failed to yield to traffic and turned left onto Zion road from the southbound lane of Old Zion Road and into the path of Thompson’s car.

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Cape May Court House man indicted for allegedly bribing a CRDA official

Anthony Christaldi Anthony Christaldi  TRENTON – A Cape May Court House man was indicted today on charges he paid a bribe to a Casino Reinvestment Development Authority official to get a higher price for his Atlantic City property, Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said.

A state Grand Jury indicted Anthony J. Christaldi, 69, on a second degree charge of bribery for allegedly paying a $10,000 bribe to a CRDA official who handles real estate purchases for the organization’s voluntary land bank program.

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UPDATE: Destruction in Sea Isle City blaze

Photo by Chris South/ The fast moving beachfront blaze has destroyed several buildings in southern Sea Isle City. Photo by Chris South/ The fast moving beachfront blaze has destroyed several buildings in southern Sea Isle City. SEA ISLE CITY — At least three buildings are destroyed and fire crews are working to save others as a fast-moving fire tears through a beachfront neighborhood in Sea Isle City this Good Friday, April 18.

As of late Friday afternoon, firefighters from around the county are on scene, fighting to control the fast moving beachfront conflagration.

Little information was immediately available, but it seemed likely that the fire traveled from one building to the next, carried by in strong spring winds.

The fire is on Pleasure Avenue, at 79th Street.  

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Former Hammonton man jailed after being clocked driving 146 mph in Mullica Township

Though the Indianapolis 500 doesn’t race until Memorial Day weekend, it didn’t stop a former Hammonton man from reaching Indy-like speeds on the “speedway” section of the White Horse Pike, according to Mullica Township police.

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Atlantic City man convicted of gunning down Pleasantville man

A jury convicted an Atlantic City man of gunning down a Pleasantville man in 2012 in the parking lot of a popular downtown restaurant, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said. A jury convicted an Atlantic City man of gunning down a Pleasantville man in 2012 in the parking lot of a popular downtown restaurant, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP  A jury convicted an Atlantic City man of gunning down a Pleasantville man in 2012 in the parking lot of a downtown restaurant, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said.

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The difference between life and death

David Benson/ Tonya Ahern of Upper Township shows the two types of naloxone available, a nasal spray and an injection. David Benson/ Tonya Ahern of Upper Township shows the two types of naloxone available, a nasal spray and an injection. Parents group seeks overdose antidote, training

A matter of minutes could mean the difference between life and death for an overdose victim.

That’s the thinking of Tonya Ahern, an Upper Township woman who works with Parent to Parent, a support group for parents of individuals suffering from addiction.

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Wildwood man arrested after punching Lower cop

WILDWOOD—A 21-year-old Wildwood man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly punching a Lower Township police officer in the face, police said.

Special Officer James Collins was called to the 300 block of Destoto Avenue in the Villas section of Lower Township in response to a call about a disorderly subject. When Collins arrived, Alexander Vosper of Susquehanna Avenue in Wildwood, was having a verbal altercation with an unidentified man at the scene, police said.

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Sheriff warns of phone scam

MAYS LANDING – Atlantic County Sheriff Frank X. Balles is advising the public to be aware of scam phone calls being made throughout the county that prompt residents to wire money to prevent their arrest.

The subject is identifying himself as an officer of the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office. Information given from several victims of the scam indicate the man is using the name Sergeant Jackson and warning residents there is a warrant out for their arrest. The accused is saying that their bail has been set at $1,000 and requests that they go to Wal-Mart and use the Green Account to wire the bail money.

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