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Ocean City welcomes fall

Jen Marra / Participants of all ages find creative ways to throw themselves down onto the sand to win the title of The King or Queen of Plop, also known as Mr. Fall Guys or Miss Fall Gal, Friday, Aug. 29 at the Ninth Street beach.  Jen Marra / Participants of all ages find creative ways to throw themselves down onto the sand to win the title of The King or Queen of Plop, also known as Mr. Fall Guys or Miss Fall Gal, Friday, Aug. 29 at the Ninth Street beach.

OCEAN CITY — Participants of all ages find creative ways to throw themselves down onto the sand to win the title of The King or Queen of Plop, also known as Mr. Fall Guy or Miss Fall Gal, Friday, Aug. 29 at the Ninth Street beach.


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Family reports death of Route 47 accident victim

GREEN CREEK - The family of Sammy Caraballo III, Woodbine, has reported online the death of the 21-year-old man who was hurt in a hit and run accident on Route 47 at about 1:10 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 24.

According to the website: “It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Sammy Caraballo III. Sammy could light up a room and melt your heart with his smile. Let's celebrate the fact that he graced us with his presence for 21 years. Rest in peace SC3.”

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Police searching for information on EHT teen missing since June

Submitted/Police are searching for November Reighn of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Police are searching for November Reighn of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing teenage girl who went missing on Sunday, June 15.

 Police are investigating the disappearance of November Reighn, who was 17 year old when she was last seen. She is described as a white female, approximately 5-foot, 3-inches tall and weighing approximately 170 pounds.

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Roar to the Shore to feature new bike lights show

 Vehicles parade down the boardwalk at a previous rally. Vehicles parade down the boardwalk at a previous rally. WILDWOOD - Motorcyclists will be out in force for the annual Roar to the Shore Motorcycle Rally, set for Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 4-7 in Wildwood.

Located a few hours’ ride or less from the major cities of Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the rally brings thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to town on their bikes for a day or a weekend of music, shopping, riding, tattooing and other activities.

 Billed as the largest free motorcycle rally in the northeast, the rally will feature loads of free live entertainment, motorcycle vendors, food and merchandise vendors and related events all weekend.

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Longport police officer 'Tommy' Adams, of EHT, laid to rest

  Laura Stetser/Police officers gather to pay respects to Charles 'Tommy' Adams on Saturday, Aug. 30 in Egg Harbor Township Laura Stetser/Police officers gather to pay respects to Charles 'Tommy' Adams on Saturday, Aug. 30 in Egg Harbor Township EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Law enforcement officers from around the tri-state area gathered to honor Longport Police Department Sgt. Charles “Tommy” Adams, 53, of Egg Harbor Township during his funeral at Greentree Church in Egg Harbor Township on Saturday, Aug. 30.

 Adams, a 21-year veteran of the force, was out for a motorcycle ride, enjoying a beautiful day when he was involved in a crash on Harding Highway at the intersection of Tuckahoe Road. The accident occurred at 4:15 p.m. Aug. 25 when an elderly woman drove her SUV into the path of Adams’ Harley Davidson.

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Pops performance sells out at Music Pier

Around our town with Cathy Finnegan Around our town with Cathy Finnegan

The Ocean City Pops presented “The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Andrew Lloyd Weber” at the Music Pier recently to a sold out crowd.

When Jim and I arrived on a late summer evening, I caught up with Bert DeVries and John Curto socializing with Pops patrons before going inside. I chatted with Judy Perkins as we headed to our seats in the front row with Marion and Ned McCaughey and Sue Koiro.

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Absecon police investigate Absecon Center attempted robbery

An Absecon Center worker was attacked by two men who attempted to rob her while she took out the trash at the end of the day, according to the Absecon Police. An Absecon Center worker was attacked by two men who attempted to rob her while she took out the trash at the end of the day, according to the Absecon Police. ABSECON _ An Absecon Center worker was attacked by two men who attempted to rob her while she took out the trash at the end of the day, according to the Absecon Police.

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Injuries and investigations linger after car accidents, house fire over Labor Day weekend in EHT

Dennis C. Sharpe/On Sunday, Aug. 31, the Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company arrived at to car fully involved in a fire along the Black Horse Pike in front of the Shore Mall Dennis C. Sharpe/On Sunday, Aug. 31, the Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company arrived at to car fully involved in a fire along the Black Horse Pike in front of the Shore Mall

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township first responders were kept busy over the Labor Day weekend with a series of motor vehicle crashes and fires.

  On Saturday, Aug. 30, two people were injured in a two-car crash that also caused a car fire. The Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company and the Egg Harbor Township Ambulance Squad were dispatched to Mill Road in the vicinity of the Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company's Station #1 for a motor vehicle fire.

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Mainland announces changes in first-week schedule in light of accident

Mainland Regional High School Mainland Regional High School LINWOOD – In light of the car accident on Route 40 in Hamilton Township Saturday morning, Aug. 30 that sent five Mainland Regional High School soccer players to the hospital, one of them with serious injuries, the schedule for the first week back to school has been changed, Interim Superintendent Robert Previti said.

Previti said the first-week schedule, which would be communicated to parents via the Connect-Ed all-call system Monday, Sept. 1, will differ from that outlined for parent and students Aug. 27 at freshman orientation.

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New Port-O-Call restaurant, Adelene, a hit

Guests enjoy a taste of the menu at the new Adelene inside the Port-O-Call earlier this summer. Guests enjoy a taste of the menu at the new Adelene inside the Port-O-Call earlier this summer.

OCEAN CITY — Offering upscale dining with a view of the Atlantic Ocean and Ocean City Boardwalk, Adelene, which opened this summer at the Port-O-Call, has been an overwhelming success, management says.

It’s where the landmark hotel’s family-friendly environment meets sophistication, according to Deneen White, the hotel’s director of sales. 

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Woman charged with kicking Absecon police officers in legs, groin

  A Sayerville woman was arrested at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 and charged with assaulting Absecon police officers after kicking them in the legs and the groin. A Sayerville woman was arrested at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 and charged with assaulting Absecon police officers after kicking them in the legs and the groin.

ABSECON  A Sayreville woman was charged with assaulting police officers after she allegedly kicked Absecon officers in the legs and groin at about 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, police officers, police said.

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Mainland teen in critical condition after 3-car crash on Route 40

4 other teens injured

A Mainland Regional High School freshman was critically injured Saturday, Aug. 30 when the vehicle she traveling in was involved in a three-car crash on Route 40 in Hamilton Township at about 8:45 a.m.

 According to Hamilton Township Police,  a 2008 Chevy Silverado driven by Nicholas Gareffi, 39, of Vineland was traveling eastbound on Route 40 near milepost 43.7 when it crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and struck a westbound 2007 Mitsubishi box truck driven by Darrel Jacobs, 48, of Vineland. The Chevy then struck a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta occupied by five people, which was traveling westbound behind the box truck, causing it to spin off the road into the front yard of a residence. 

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Wildwoods lifeguards complete Ice Bucket Challenge

The North Wildwood Beach Patrol completes the ice bucket challenge. The North Wildwood Beach Patrol completes the ice bucket challenge. The island’s three beach patrols have all completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral Internet campaign to help raise money and awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Wildwood Crest, North Wildwood, and Wildwood lifeguards have all been filmed completing the challenge- which involves pouring a bucket of ice water on your head. Participants are “challenged” by friends on social media, and then given the option to complete the challenge or donate $100 to the ALS Association. Many who complete the challenge also donate.

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