• Regional

    Dru Shelly was kidnapped and raped at 17. Now, she works as a financial planner, is married, and has three children. Her story of survival will be the keynote at Friday’s Violence Survivor Symposium.Dru Shelly will be keynote at Violence Survivor Symposium

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Dru Shelly was 17 when she was abducted from the Ocean City Boardwalk at knifepoint…

  • Sports

    Because she was part of three state and four South Jersey championship basketball teams, Kaitlin Anzelone was best known athletically at Wildwood High School for her work in the gymnasium before graduating in 2003.

    But those who remember Anzelone the all-around athlete can also recall her brilliance on the soccer field.

    Anzelone, who was also part of a Cape-Atlantic League championship softball team at Wildwood, went on to play three sports as a freshman at Division III Rutgers-Camden University. But she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in the fall…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Inmate testimony called into question

    [see related story: Lower Township man found guilty of nephew's murder]

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A jury heard closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of Lower Township resident Frederick Gene Marr.

    Marr, 75, is accused in the fatal shooting of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr. outside of Denny’s Del Haven home on Aug. 11, 2010.

    The prosecutor’s office has said the shooting happened because of a dispute over jointly-owned real estate in Florida.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Jacob SpiegelWILDWOOD — An official with the Wildwood fire department says that Jake Spiegel, the part-time firefighter who was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 24 with his father, Rob, on official misconduct charges, is not currently working for the department.

    As a part-time firefighter, Jake Spiegel is a summer employee for the city of Wildwood, said Deputy Fire Chief Dan Speigel (no relation to the accused). The department is “monitoring the situation” to determine at a later date if Spiegel can return to work next summer.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — Officials in Wildwood decided Wednesday to keep the city’s curfew in place, unlike other New Jersey towns that have opted to repeal theirs after courts found them to be unconstitutional.

    Instead, they asked city attorney Mary D’Arcy Bittner to revise the curfew to protect Wildwood against possible lawsuits.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD — The state Department of Transportation plan to dredge a mile-stretch of Beach Creek may be delayed until next summer, a DOT spokesman said.

    The department received only one bid on the project, which did not meet the contract requirements, NJDOT spokesman Steve Schapiro said.

Wildwood Leader

Wildwood looks to cap landfill with Ocean City’s back bay spoils

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 07, 2014 04:08 pm

WILDWOOD – For more than a decade, Wildwood officials have needed to cap a former landfill on the back bay in order for the area to be developed. Now, Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr. says a solution could be on the way.

Wildwood officials are looking to Ocean City, and a much-needed dredging project there, as a possible opportunity to cap the landfill site at Susquehanna Avenue between Baker and Garfield avenues.

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Wildwood man wounded with crossbow remains in critical condition

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 07, 2014 03:47 pm

Submitted/Employees at Island International Salon on Schellenger Avenue assisted Angel Adorno Serrano after he was shot with a crossbow Tuesday. Submitted/Employees at Island International Salon on Schellenger Avenue assisted Angel Adorno Serrano after he was shot with a crossbow Tuesday. Barbershop workers took quick action to stop the bleeding

WILDWOOD — By Thursday morning, there were still faded bloodstains on the sidewalk outside of Kyle Wilson’s Island International Salon on Schellenger Avenue.

Around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, Angel Adorno Serrano had walked there from The Gillmore motel across the street, after he had been shot with a crossbow in his left thigh.

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Wildwood man on the run after allegedly shooting victim with crossbow

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 06, 2014 02:21 pm

WILDWOOD – A 31-year-old Wildwood man faces attempted homicide charges after he allegedly shot another man in the leg with a crossbow Tuesday morning, Aug. 5, police said.

Police say the suspect, Jonathon Moya, is at large and was last seen leaving the area of the incident in a small, white pickup truck with temporary New Jersey registration.

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Park named for Bill Henfey at Night Out

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:05 pm

Freeholders, city council members, representatives of the Diocese of Camden stand with Bill Henfey and Mayor Patrick Rosenello (right) with the proposed entrance to Bill Henfey Park. Freeholders, city council members, representatives of the Diocese of Camden stand with Bill Henfey and Mayor Patrick Rosenello (right) with the proposed entrance to Bill Henfey Park. NORTH WILDWOOD — Just 11 days before Bill Henfey finished his term as North Wildwood’s mayor, the city finalized its purchase of the 8th Street Field. On Tuesday, City Council honored Henfey’s 20-year career in municipal office by naming the park after him.

“I’m touched,” Henfey told the crowd at National Night Out Tuesday, which was held at the field. “This [the field] is something we much needed for a long time, and I’m honored.”

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Two face drug charges in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 06, 2014 11:55 am

WILDWOOD – Two Wildwood residents were arrested Friday, Aug. 1 on heroin and marijuana distribution charges after police searched a Pacific Avenue residence, Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced.

Taylor said the arrests are the result of a joint narcotics investigation conducted by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Task Force and members of the Wildwood Police Department, which was initiated as a result of several tips reported anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriffs Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net.

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North Wildwood police handle almost 6,000 calls in June

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – During the month of June, North Wildwood police handled 5,989 calls for service and arrested 214 people, including seven juveniles.

There was one reported robbery, 10 assaults, five burglaries, and 37 thefts. There was also one theft of a motor vehicle reported. Police were able to recover property 44 times.

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North Wildwood police blotter July 14-20

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from July 14 – July 20. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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BeachGlow Music Festival 2014 raises $40,000 for the American Red Cross

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 03, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – BeachGlow: Concerts for Charity, Inc. announced that $40,000 will be donated to the American Red Cross as a result of the Beach Glow Music Festival in Wildwood July 5.

The event had sold out, with 7,000 people in attendance. On Friday, July 25, BeachGlow CEO Dane Kunkel, 19, presented the check to Jane E. Ward, director of donor relations at American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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