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Five Atlantic County residents charged in alleged vehicle burglaries

Submitted/Maurice Sessoms, 23, of Atlantic City, Tyseema Bing Howard, 28, and Tyria Bing, 20, both of Egg Harbor Township were arrested on Oct. 3 by Egg Harbor Township Police. Complaints were also signed against William Jenkins Jr., 19, of Egg Harbor Township and Jordan Edwards, 23, of Pleasantville. Submitted/Maurice Sessoms, 23, of Atlantic City, Tyseema Bing Howard, 28, and Tyria Bing, 20, both of Egg Harbor Township were arrested on Oct. 3 by Egg Harbor Township Police. Complaints were also signed against William Jenkins Jr., 19, of Egg Harbor Township and Jordan Edwards, 23, of Pleasantville.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Five Atlantic County residents were charged with various offenses in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries around Egg Harbor Township in September.

Maurice Sessoms, 23, of Atlantic City, Tyseema Bing Howard, 28, and Tyria Bing, 20, both of Egg Harbor Township were arrested on Oct. 3 by Egg Harbor Township Police. Complaints were also signed against William Jenkins Jr., 19, of Egg Harbor Township and Jordan Edwards, 23, of Pleasantville.

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Woman steals identity and $10,000 in Marmora, police say

MARMORA – New Jersey State Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a woman wanted for identity theft and the theft of about $10,000 cash, officials said Wednesday.

Police said that on Monday, Aug. 25, at about 12:15 p.m., an unidentified woman withdrew about $10,000 from the PNC Bank in Marmora.

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Fundraiser Saturday to benefit 3 young surviving children

Samantha Brenner Samantha Brenner

GALLOWAY – Samantha Brenner of Mays Landing was 26 when she gave birth to her third child on the Fourth of July.

Two months and 20 days later, Brenner was dead – despite heroic efforts to restore her from septic shock.

Brenner, a longtime waitress and then manager at Ruby Tuesdays in Hamilton Mall, had formerly worked at Palace on the River in Mays Landing and Rainforest Cafe.

Her parents, Gary and Debra Brenner, who she lived with, are now caring for newborn Shyla, 22-month-old Daniel and 7-year-old Damian – definitely not part of their retirement planning.

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Drivers urged to be extra cautious during deer mating season

Submitted / Drivers should use extra caution to avoid collisions that could result in injuries and damage to their vehicles, as deer movements related to breeding have begun and will pick up in the coming weeks. Submitted / Drivers should use extra caution to avoid collisions that could result in injuries and damage to their vehicles, as deer movements related to breeding have begun and will pick up in the coming weeks. TRENTON – The state Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is urging motorists to be alert for white-tailed deer on roads with the arrival of the fall breeding season.

Deer tend to be much more active at this time of the year, and may suddenly dart across roadways. Motorists are urged to be especially attentive during morning and evening commutes when visibility may be poor.

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Locals launch campaign to send supplies to Ebola-torn West Africa

PLEASANTVILLE – A Pleasantville man who escaped the horrors of an 11-year-long Sierra Leone civil war and the deaths of 50,000 countrymen now fears an even greater enemy: Ebola.

“When I speak to my countrymen, they tell me they would rather fight a civil war than Ebola,” said John Barclay, 54, who fled to South Jersey in 2001.

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Senate approves sports betting bill

TRENTON – The state Senate on Tuesday, Oct. 14,  approved legislation intended to remove legal obstacles from the effort to bring sports betting to New Jersey.

The measure would explicitly remove language in state law that currently prohibits wagering on sporting events and reinforce the state attorney general’s attempt to lift the court injunction preventing the state from moving forward on plans to allow casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting.

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Ocean City Library keeps Maloney’s spirit alive

Ann Richardson / At left, Barbara Maloney assists Jennifer Shirk, president of the Ocean City Library Board of Trustees, and Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian, in unveiling a portrait of her son, Chris, which will hang in the library. Ann Richardson / At left, Barbara Maloney assists Jennifer Shirk, president of the Ocean City Library Board of Trustees, and Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian, in unveiling a portrait of her son, Chris, which will hang in the library.

OCEAN CITY – Barbara Maloney, the mother of the late Christopher Maloney, had tears in her eyes as she recalled the love her son had for the Ocean City Free Public Library, the organization he led for a decade before his sudden death last December.

At the unveiling of a portrait of her son and the dedication of the lecture hall now named for him on Monday, Oct. 13 at the library, Maloney said it was “a happy day,” despite her grief, “a happy occasion in a wonderful room in a wonderful building.”

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Stone Harbor man found after a night in the marsh

Stone Harbor man found after night on the bay Stone Harbor man found after night on the bay STONE HARBOR - A Stone Harbor man was found tired but safe Wednesday morning by fire officials, after he spent a night drifting when his personal watercraft broke down.

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‘I Do’ Bridal Show set for Saturday

‘I Do’ Bridal Show set for Saturday ‘I Do’ Bridal Show set for Saturday

OCEAN CITY – The Current and Gazette Newspapers’ fall “I Do” Bridal Show will be held 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at The Flanders, 719 E. 11th St. in Ocean City.

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Egg Harbor Township teachers, board have a tentative contract agreement

EHT school news EHT school news EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Representatives from the Egg Harbor Township Education Association and the Board of Education signed a memorandum of agreement for teacher and support staff contracts on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

 No details were released, but representatives from the negotiating committees of the association and the board both confirmed the agreement was signed just before the school board meeting began.

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Strong cold front could bring heavy rains to South Jersey

The same cold front that is going to punt monster Hurricane Gonzalo into the middle Atlantic, could deliver heavy rains and strong winds to South Jersey, according to the National Weather Service. Here is the latest timing and rain totals: The same cold front that is going to punt monster Hurricane Gonzalo into the middle Atlantic, could deliver heavy rains and strong winds to South Jersey, according to the National Weather Service. Here is the latest timing and rain totals: The same cold front that is going to punt monster Hurricane Gonzalo into the middle Atlantic, could deliver heavy rains and strong winds to South Jersey, according to the National Weather Service.

Here is the latest timing and rain totals for South Jersey:

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Mayor pulls back on turf proposal at OCHS field

Carey Stadium at Ocean City High School as seen from the air.(photo by Matt Ulmer) Carey Stadium at Ocean City High School as seen from the air.(photo by Matt Ulmer)

OCEAN CITY — Citing the need for more study, Mayor Jay Gillian said Tuesday, Oct. 14 that the city will discontinue the planned artificial turf installation at Carey Stadium until further notice.

“In light of recent news media accounts regarding possible health risks associated with certain types of artificial turf on athletic fields, I have directed my staff to discontinue the planned project to install this material at Carey Stadium,” Gillian said.

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Police: Woman stabs self on Bayshore Road

VILLAS —A woman who was threatening to stab a dog turned the knife on herself after police arrived Sunday afternoon.

Lower Township Police responded to a report of a woman carrying a knife and trying to stab a dog about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 on Bayshore Road, according to police. Officers found the woman at the intersection with Carolina Avenue.

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