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Absecon McDonald’s employees nab alleged thief running for door

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 man from Little Egg Harbor 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 an alleged crime spree.

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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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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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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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