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EHT police find heroin and crack in car that contained infant

Submitted/Anthony Williams, 34, of Pleasantville Submitted/Anthony Williams, 34, of Pleasantville

Warrant issued for Hallie Thompson of Williamstown for the drug offenses as well as possible child abuse charges

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  A robbery investigation led Egg Harbor Township Police to uncover heroin, crack cocaine and other drugs from a car that also contained an infant.

According to police, Hallie Thompson, 21, of Williamstown and Anthony Williams, 34, of Pleasantville were arrested and charged with possession of heroin, possession of crack cocaine, and possession of a prescription legend drug after police came across them standing outside of a 1999 Lexus during a robbery call at the Budget Motel in the West Atlantic City section of the township on Thursday, Aug. 21.

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Boy scouts replace fence at Marmora VFW

Boy scouts replace fence at Marmora VFW Boy scouts with Troop 95 recently installed a fence at VFW Post 8695 in Marmora. The old fence was rotted and falling down.  MARMORA – Members of Boy Scout Troop 95 recently replaced an old fence that was falling down at VFW Post 8695 in Marmora.

The scouts contacted a fence contractor to get material, which was donated for the project. Scouts gathered with posthole diggers and shovels, and a call was made to utility companies make sure there were no underground wires or lines.

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Tropics heating up: 4 storms under watch

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring four areas of interest, including Hurricane Cristobal, as the tropics appearing to becoming more active and just in time for the September hurricane season peak. The National Hurricane Center is monitoring four areas of interest, including Hurricane Cristobal, as the tropics appearing to becoming more active and just in time for the September hurricane season peak. The National Hurricane Center is monitoring four areas of interest, including Hurricane Cristobal, as the tropics appear to be getting more active just in time for the September hurricane season peak activity period.

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Weather Service warns of dangerous rip currents at South Jersey beaches

The National Weather Service has placed a high rip current risk in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening for the New Jersey shore and the Delaware beaches. The National Weather Service has placed a high rip current risk in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening for the New Jersey shore and the Delaware beaches. The National Weather Service has placed a high rip current risk in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening for the New Jersey shore and the Delaware beaches.

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Former Egg Harbor Township man charged by DEP for illegal dumping on state lands

TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection’s initiative to crack down on illegal dumping in state parks and lands has yielded six more enforcement actions, all related to illegal dumping at Brendan T. Byrne State Forest in Pemberton Township, 4-Mile Run Preserve in Winslow Township and the Duck Island section of Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park in Hamilton Township.

 William J. Larkin Jr., 38, formerly of Egg Harbor Township, has been charged with illegal dumping after discovery of a boat registered to him was found in the White’s Bog portion of Brendan T. Byrne State Forest. A warrant has been issued for Larkin for failing to appear in Pemberton Township Court. He faces a maximum fine of $25,000.

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Officials credit pilot's skill in avoiding catastrophe

photo by Christie Rotondo photo by Christie Rotondo ‘Dan saw the field to his left, and he made every attempt to get to that spot. He did a tremendous job in saving property and lives, and I’m very proud of both of them.’

— Peter Bosak, county superintendent of mosquito control

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Galloway school board addresses angry taxpayers

Madelaine Vitale / Taxpayers filled the Middle School to hear what school officials had to say about the increase in taxes during a school board meeting Monday, Aug. 25. Madelaine Vitale / Taxpayers filled the Middle School to hear what school officials had to say about the increase in taxes during a school board meeting Monday, Aug. 25.

GALLOWAY – Angry taxpayers took their concerns over a 30 percent property tax increase to the school board Monday night, Aug. 25, at the Middle School on Reeds Road.

But after a budget presentation with figures that school officials said showed that the district spends less than others yet maintains solid services, taxpayers who went looking for answers left with as many questions as they had after the council meeting the week before.

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Owner of lost snakes hands over three more to animal control

Zoo is not a home for unwanted exotic animals

A red-tailed boa turned over to authorities A red-tailed boa turned over to authorities

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The good news is the owner of the escaped snake that had township residents worried for weeks this summer has donated his three other snakes to the Cape May County Zoo.

The bad news is the zoo doesn’t want them.

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Camden Diocese nursing homes up for sale

The Diocese of Camden has decided to sell its three nursing homes, including its facility in Pleasantville, according to a statement issued Tuesday, Aug. 26 by Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan.

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Longport church rises from the ashes

Church supporters Richard Cohen, Anne Peterson Martin and Robert P. Subrianni are anxious to see the restoration projected at Church of the Redeemer fully completed. Church supporters Richard Cohen, Anne Peterson Martin and Robert P. Subrianni are anxious to see the restoration projected at Church of the Redeemer fully completed. LONGPORT – The historic restoration at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is nearly completed. The congregation will hold its last service of the summer season at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31.

The church, which was a summertime place of worship for wealthy Philadelphia families since 1908, burned down to the sand beneath it during the freakish derecho storm on June 30, 2012.

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Pleasantville teen shot in head, treated and released

A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station. A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station. PLEASANTVILLE - A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station.

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Intruders assault, threaten to shoot Absecon residents

Two residents were assaulted and threatened to be shot during a failed home invasion robbery attempt at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the Oyster Bay Apartments complex on the city’s border with Pleasantville. Two residents were assaulted and threatened to be shot during a failed home invasion robbery attempt at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the Oyster Bay Apartments complex on the city’s border with Pleasantville. ABSECON - Two residents were assaulted and threatened with being shot during a failed home invasion robbery attempt 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the Oyster Bay Apartments complex on the city’s border with Pleasantville.

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Off-duty Longport police officer killed in motorcycle accident

Sgt. Charles T. Adams Sgt. Charles T. Adams LONGPORT – The borough police and fire departments are mourning the loss of one of their own today following the death of Longport Police Sgt. Charles T. Adams, 53, of Egg Harbor Township who was killed in a motorcycle accident in Franklin Township Monday, Aug. 25.

According to Longport Police Chief Vincent Pacentrilli, Adams, a 21-year veteran of the force, was out for a motorcycle ride, enjoying a beautiful day when he was involved in a crash on Harding Highway at the intersection of Tuckahoe Road. The accident occurred at 4:15 p.m. when an elderly woman drove her SUV into the path of Adams’ Harley Davidson, Pacentrilli said.

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