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McDonald’s employees end LEHT man’s crime spree

A Little Egg Harbor Man was arrested and charged with stealing money from cashed registers at five area fast-food restaurants after an Absecon McDonald’s employee blocked his escape and ended his run of crime. A Little Egg Harbor Man was arrested and charged with stealing money from cashed registers at five area fast-food restaurants after an Absecon McDonald’s employee blocked his escape and ended his run of crime. ABSECON -  A Little Egg Harbor Township man was arrested and charged with stealing money from cash registers at five area fast-food restaurants after an Absecon McDonald’s employee blocked his escape and ended his run of crime.

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Police charge shooting get-away driver

_ Pleasantville Police have arrested a city man and charged him with being the get-away driver in connection with last month’s ambush late-night shooting of a city couple. _ Pleasantville Police have arrested a city man and charged him with being the get-away driver in connection with last month’s ambush late-night shooting of a city couple. PLEASANTVILLE - Pleasantville Police have arrested a city man and charged him with being the get-away driver in connection with last month’s ambush late-night shooting of a city couple.

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Ocean City High School clubs spread anti-smoking message

Claire Lowe / Ocean City High School and Intermediate School students work together on posters that depict the negative effects of smoking to celebrate the Great American Smokeout Thursday, Nov. 20. Claire Lowe / Ocean City High School and Intermediate School students work together on posters that depict the negative effects of smoking to celebrate the Great American Smokeout Thursday, Nov. 20.

OCEAN CITY — To celebrate the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout, Ocean City High School’s REBEL and SADD clubs presented to over 80 students in Renee Bendig’s health classes on Thursday, Nov. 20 on the negative effects of tobacco use.

Latching on to the city and school district’s Did You Know? campaign, members of SADD, which stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions, and REBEL, formerly SCAT or Student Coalition Against Tobacco, traveled to the Ocean City Intermediate School to encourage their younger cohorts to stay away from smoking.

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Art Treon, longtime firefighter, dies after responding to fire

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LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died at the hospital.

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Police identify victim in fatal North Wildwood fire

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police have identified the woman who died in a house fire Tuesday, Nov. 18, as Linda Martin. She was 36.

According to a police statement posted online, Thursday, Nov. 20, the county Medical Examiner’s office assisted with the identification of the woman.

Chief Matthew T. Gallagher said in the release that the fire is under investigation. Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call 609-552-2030, ext. 1600.

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UPDATE: Two fatal fires in county in one night

Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

“We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a structure fire in Whitesboro with possible entrapment,” said Jim Belles, Rio Grande Fire Company assistant chief.

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Ventnor gets $501,000 grant for City Hall restoration

TRENTON – Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced Nov. 20 that Ventnor City would receive a $501,000 grant to restore historic City Hall. The building was one of four in Atlantic County selected for Sandy Disaster Relief Grants for Historic Properties to fund the preservation, stabilization, rehabilitation and repair of New Jersey historic structures that were damaged by the storm.

Other Atlantic County structures awarded grants include Fire Station 3 in Atlantic City, which received $338,289, Fire Station 2 in Atlantic City $205,649 and Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point $102,400.

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Wetland Institute volunteers receive Disney Conservation award

Steve and Susan Ahern were two of the winners of the Disney Conservation Heroes award. Steve and Susan Ahern were two of the winners of the Disney Conservation Heroes award. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The Wetlands Institute has announced that Joe Grottola and Steve and Susan Ahern – part of the storm drain terrapin rescue team – have been honored with a Disney Conservation Heroes award from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.

The award recognizes local citizens for their efforts to save wildlife, protect habitats, and educate communities, according to a statement from the institute.

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Grand jury clears police in shooting of Donald Capriotti

Dept. of Correction/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township Dept. of Correction/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township Capriotti indicted on assault charges for 2013 incident in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – On Friday, Nov. 14, a state grand jury cleared the police officers involved in the Nov. 7, 2013 shooting of Donald Capriotti of Egg Harbor Township, who was indicted on three charges stemming from the incident.

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Boy Scout wants to do good deed for the township

John Mihal presents his plan to rehabilitate the Carol Nicoletta Park to Township Committee to get approval for the project. John Mihal presents his plan to rehabilitate the Carol Nicoletta Park to Township Committee to get approval for the project. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Boy Scout offered to a good deed for the township Monday night, and Township Committee was more than happy to take him up on his offer.

John Mihal, a scout with Troop 65, Cape May Court House, told the committee that as his Eagle Scout service project, he’d like to rehabilitate the Carol Nicoletta Park at the end of Shellbay Avenue. A service project is a requirement for a scout to be named an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting, and must benefit the community.

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Got toys? Call the Marines

When in need, call the Marines.

As a country, we’ve depended on that particular branch of the military for 239 years to defend the nation.

And as a county, Cape May has counted on them for the last 15 years to not only protect the country, but to make sure that kids throughout the area have holidays to brag about.

“The Marines are the face of Cape May Toys for Tots, but we have a lot of community partners,” said David Burton, a former Marine and head of the county’s campaign to put toys in the hands of kids who would otherwise wake to a joyless morning this holiday season.

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Ocean City historic properties awarded $1.3 million in Sandy Relief grants

St. Peter's United Methodist Church was one of several Ocean City historic properties awarded $1.3 million in Sandy Relief grants St. Peter's United Methodist Church was one of several Ocean City historic properties awarded $1.3 million in Sandy Relief grants

Several historic Ocean City properties were named the recipients of Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grants Wednesday, Nov. 19, with awards totaling over $1.3 million.

Recipients include St. Peter's United Methodist Church at $145,229; First Presbyterian Church at $151,000; Ocean City Transportation Center at $501,000; US Life Saving Station 30 at $143,031; Ocean City City Hall at $230,000; and My Shore House at $335,879.

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One person dead in North Wildwood house fire

North WIldwood house fire 17th St / J. Clifford North WIldwood house fire 17th St NORTH WILDWOOD – The North Wildwood Police announced one person died in a fatal fire, Tuesday night.

Firefighters were called to a home at 212 17th Avenue on Nov. 18 at approximately 8:19 p.m. where they found the residence engulfed in flames.

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