• 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

Local veterans help with Vietnam Memorial Wall upkeep

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 tend to the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 tend to the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 tend to the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall. 

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Wildwoods lifeguards complete Ice Bucket Challenge

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:00 am

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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PHOTOS: Glenwood kids get back to class

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 29, 2014 03:26 pm

Students and teachers returned to Glenwood Avenue Elementary for the first day of school Thursday, Aug. 28. Before starting class, children lined up with their new classmates outside the school grounds, where they met their teachers and said goodbye to their parents. Photos by Christie Rotondo.

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UPDATE: Wildwood fire caused $250,000 in damage

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Written by Christie Rotondo and Claire Lowe Friday, August 29, 2014 11:18 am

WILDWOOD — Bystanders lined the streets to watch as smoke and flames poured from the windows of an apartment on the second floor of K.D.’s Deli and Market Friday morning.

There were no injuries, but the Wildwood Fire Department said about $250,000 in damage was done to the building and it is now uninhabitable.

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North Wildwood police blotter Aug. 11-17

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 29, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from Aug. 11 to Aug. 17. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Pa. man accused of exposing himself to children on Wildwood Crest beach

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 04:36 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — A 49-year-old Pipersville, Pa., man has been accused of exposing himself to children on Wildwood Crest’s Stanton Road beach, police announced.

James Fadigan faces charges of lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child as a result of the accusations.

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Two accused of selling drugs in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 04:24 pm

WILDWOOD — Wildwood police say they found distribution quantities of heroin, cocaine and marijuana and arrested two Wildwood men on narcotics charges 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Louis Morales-Correa, 33, and Jesus Rosa-Leon, 29, were arrested after Wildwood police concluded a week-long narcotics investigation with a motor vehicle stop on the 100 west block of Davis Avenue.

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Wildwood Crest announces late-season lifeguard coverage

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 02:07 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – The Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol has announced its late-season beach coverage for 2014.

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