• 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

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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Judge orders release of records involving Wildwood Crest officers

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 28, 2014 02:02 pm

Open government advocate sought communications between prosecutor and mayor

WILDWOOD CREST — An Atlantic County judge has ordered that four letters written by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office to Mayor Carl Groon in regard to two Wildwood Crest police officers be turned over to a government-transparency advocate by mid-September.

According to the order, the letters were written to inform Groon “that there were major problems with the two mentioned officers ever testifying in a criminal proceeding.”

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As summer winds down, demand picks up at Lazarus House

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:53 pm

Volunteer Nancy Viall helps bag groceries for Jessica Gregory of Wildwood at the Lazarus House food pantry. Volunteer Nancy Viall helps bag groceries for Jessica Gregory of Wildwood at the Lazarus House food pantry. WILDWOOD — The double-wide trailer that houses the Lazarus House food pantry was bustling Monday morning with volunteers bagging canned goods, pasta, some fresh produce, and frozen chicken into brown paper bags for people who had lined up outside.

“At the end of the month, things start to pick up,” director Frank Stone said. By that time, SNAP benefits, which are commonly called food stamps, run out for several who rely on them.

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UPDATED: Sexual assault charge leads to drug arrests in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 04:11 pm

WILDWOOD – Six men were charged with various drug offenses Tuesday, Aug. 26, after Wildwood police responded to a 15-year-old girl’s report of sexual assault, police said.

Christian Terinoni, 19, Wildwood, was charged with sexual assault with injury and endangering the welfare of a child, as well as possession of psilocybin mushrooms after the girl told police that she had been assaulted at a party at about 2:40 a.m. at 4211 Park Boulevard, Unit 100, Wildwood, according to police.

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Crest man accused of shooting paintball gun at people, cars

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 04:08 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — A Wildwood Crest man faces weapon and assault charges after he allegedly shot a paintball gun at cars and pedestrians Tuesday night on Pacific Avenue in the borough, police announced.

Police said they were called to 7100 Pacific Ave. around 9:15 p.m. for reports of a man shooting a BB gun at cars and people. When they arrived, they found Lawrence Mathis III, 46, shooting at pedestrians and moving vehicles with a paintball gun, police said. No one was injured, according to police.

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Narcan helps revive man after overdose

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 04:05 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — Wildwood Crest Rescue were able to revive a local man with Narcan after he allegedly overdosed on heroin, Crest police announced.

Police were called to a Sweetbriar Road residence around 5 p.m. Tuesday night for reports of an unconscious, unresponsive man. When they arrived, they said they found Frederick O’Brien III being given CPR by his wife. Prior to collapsing, police said, O’Brien ingested an unknown amount of heroin.

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Letter: Police patrolling beach should do so without guns

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, August 27, 2014 02:00 pm

To the editor:

Recently, we have noticed fully-uniformed police officers walking in pairs dressed in bullet proof vests, holstering hand guns, handcuffs, and ticket books inspecting beachgoers. They also walk the tide line where many beachgoers sit in chairs relaxing by the Atlantic Ocean. Since we purchased our home on Sixth Avenue in 2003, my wife, three children, extended family, friends, and I have enjoyed this beach, incident and issue-free without exception.

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