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Essex County man pleads guilty in Wildwoods mortgage scheme

WILDWOOD– An Essex County man admitted Tuesday to conspiring to defraud financial institutions as part of a $15 million mortgage scheme that used phony documents and “straw buyers” to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos in the Wildwoods, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Larry Fullenwider, 63, of Belleville in EssexCounty, pleaded guilty to a second superseding indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in Camden federal court.

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Margate attorney pens book about controversial Higbee trial

Attorney and author D. William Subin and his wife, Petra “Petie” Subin, join investigator Manford Ridgeway at a book signing Friday, Aug. 24 at Ozzie’s Luncheonette in Longport. Attorney and author D. William Subin and his wife, Petra “Petie” Subin, join investigator Manford Ridgeway at a book signing Friday, Aug. 24 at Ozzie’s Luncheonette in Longport. LONGPORT – Longtime attorney D. William “Bill” Subin of Margate spent three years writing a book about his successful defense of a New Jersey state trooper who Subin said should have never been criminally charged with causing the death of two teenage sisters.

Subin, who self-published his memoir, “Closing the Gap: The Trial of Trooper Robert Higbee” in October 2013, greeted customers and supporters Friday, Aug. 24 at Ozzie’s Luncheonette, where Longport Media was broadcasting the day’s edition of Barbara Altman’s Front Porch radio show.

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South Jersey faces air quality alert

Hazy, hot and humid conditions have prompted the National Weather Service to issue an air quality alert for most of New Jersey until midnight, Wednesday, Sept. 3./NWS Hazy, hot and humid conditions have prompted the National Weather Service to issue an air quality alert for most of New Jersey until midnight, Wednesday, Sept. 3./NWS Hazy, hot and humid conditions have prompted the National Weather Service to issue an air quality alert for most of New Jersey until midnight, Wednesday, Sept. 3.

The air quality alert means that air quality could approach or exceed unhealthy standards, the Weather Service said in issuing the alert.

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Bongo Café to close Sept. 13

The Bongo Café and Grille on Bay Avenue in Ocean City has announced it will close on Saturday, Sept. 13. The Bongo Café and Grille on Bay Avenue in Ocean City has announced it will close on Saturday, Sept. 13.

OCEAN CITY — The Bongo Café and Grille on Bay Avenue in Ocean City has announced it will close on Saturday, Sept. 13.

According to a post by the owners on the Bongo Café Facebook page, the reason for the closure is the effect the roadwork on Bay Avenue has had on business.

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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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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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2 Absecon men charged in 3-week burglary spree

Absecon police officers have arrested two men they say targeted a Route 30 business during a three-week-long spree of burglaries./Absecon Police Absecon police officers have arrested two men they say targeted a Route 30 business during a three-week-long spree of burglaries./Absecon Police ABSECON Police arrested two Absecon men that they say targeted a Route 30 business during a three-week-long spree of burglaries.

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South Jersey heat could last through September

Some of the soaring mid-summer heat that baked the Middle Atlantic States during the recent Labor Day weekend may remain through the rest of the September weather forecast, according to long-term weather outlooks./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Some of the soaring mid-summer heat that baked the Middle Atlantic States during the recent Labor Day weekend may remain through the rest of the September weather forecast, according to long-term weather outlooks./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Some of the soaring mid-summer heat that baked South Jersey during the Labor Day weekend may remain through the rest of the September weather forecast, according to long-term weather outlooks.

Here are maps and charts covering the September weather forecast for South Jersey:

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Miss America is beauty and brains

Miss America STEM Scholarship finalists. Miss America STEM Scholarship finalists.

The 53 Miss America hopefuls made a stop in Washington DC on Labor Day, their last stop before heading to Atlantic City. In DC the women had the opportunity to learn about Miss America’s focus on access and affordability of higher education and organizations STEM emphasis. With the state contestants are Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri, Miss America Organization Chairman and CEO, Sam Haskell and Kevin Latek of Gray TV.

This year, five young women pursuing education in STEM, science, technology, engineering and math related fields will be awarded $5,000 scholarships each to further their education.

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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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