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UPDATE: Motorcyclist sent to hospital with serious injuries after Fire Road crash in EHT

Suzanne Marino/ Officers at the scene of an accident on Hingston Ave. in Egg Harbor Township. Suzanne Marino/ Officers at the scene of an accident on Hingston Ave. in Egg Harbor Township. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - A 22 year-old Egg Harbor Township motorcyclist sustained serious injuries in a crash along Fire Road in the Bargaintown section of the township today, Thursday, Aug. 14.

Justin Levenson was driving a 1990 Yamaha motorcycle at a high rate of speed as he and and another cyclist exited the Garden State Parkway and traveled south on Fire Road around 3:43 p.m. near the Bonton Plaza, police said.

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Drones soon to be tested over New Jersey skies

USGS photo / The William J. Hughes FAA Technical Center will be the lead facilitator of data collected from six test sites working to safely integrate unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace. USGS photo / The William J. Hughes FAA Technical Center will be the lead facilitator of data collected from six test sites working to safely integrate unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace. Each test site will have specific regulations to protect the privacy of surrounding residents and businesses

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Drones will soon be tested in New Jersey’s airspace as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s unmanned aerial systems test site program, U.S. Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo, chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee, announced on Monday, Aug. 11.

 Earlier in the day, the FAA announced that the joint New Jersey-Virginia-Maryland test site for integrating commercial unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace has become operational.

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EHT man, woman face marijuana charges after police check on elderly resident at home

Raymond Peaschek, 42, and Kimberly Gifford, 50, of Egg Harbor Township Raymond Peaschek, 42, and Kimberly Gifford, 50, of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A local man and woman who police said were running a marijuana growing facility inside a home on Fisher Avenue in the township's Scullville section were arrested on drug charges after police responded to a call regarding the well-being of an elderly resident at the home Wednesday, Aug. 13.

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Praise in the Park draws worshipers

 Praise in the Park, a Christian music festival at the Cape May County Zoo Sunshine Hannan, 9, Amelia Gaehring, 5, and Keith Hannan Jr., 8, all of Audubon, dress up for photo booth fun while visiting Praise in the Park, a Christian music festival, Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Cape May County Zoo. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – County residents and visitors from all over streamed through the Cape May County Park and Zoo, Saturday, Aug. 9, and many of them were there to raise their voices in songs of praise at the sixth annual “Praise in the Park.”

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Five charged in connection to Wildwood robberies, sexual assault

WILDWOOD — Three Wildwood men and two boys have been charged in connection to a string of armed robberies and a sexual assault in the city, the prosecutor’s office announced.

On July 19, a man and woman were leaving the Wawa on New Jersey Avenue in the city when they were approached by two men. The men produced a handgun and demanded cash, then led the victims to a secluded area where they were robbed of their belongings. At that time, police say the woman was sexually assaulted while a gun was held to the man’s head.

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Gami media classes pay off for rising film director

GALLOWAY – Katie Ennis loves a good ghost story.

But unlike some fans of the scary thrillers, the native of the Smithville section of the township and Absegami High School graduate, decided to take her obsession with ghostly tales to another level and make a movie.

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By the numbers, two month's of rain in hours in South Jersey

The National Weather Service says that the record rainfalls on Tuesday, Aug. 12 and the morning hours of Wednesday, Aug. 13 reached 500-year storm levels in portions of New York. Here is the latest totals./NWS The National Weather Service says that the record rainfalls on Tuesday, Aug. 12 and the morning hours of Wednesday, Aug. 13 reached 500-year storm levels in portions of New York. Here is the latest totals./NWS South Jersey residents are waking up to a clearing sky and very impressive rain totals that left nearly half a foot of rain across many portions of South Jersey on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Here are the rain totals listed by county as provided by the National Weather Service:

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Egg Harbor Township Police trying to find owner of tombstone

Submitted/The tombstone was discovered on Sept. 30, 2009 in the Delilah Terrace Mobile Park. The name on the tombstone is nine-year-old Brandy Bradley, who is listed as being born on Jan. 9, 1970 and dying Aug. 2, 1979.  Submitted/The tombstone was discovered on Sept. 30, 2009 in the Delilah Terrace Mobile Park. The name on the tombstone is nine-year-old Brandy Bradley, who is listed as being born on Jan. 9, 1970 and dying Aug. 2, 1979.

The department is seeking the public’s assistance to get this item returned to where it belongs and give the family some peace.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Police are trying to locate the proper owner of a tombstone and are asking for the public’s help in sharing the image.

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Tuckahoe woman killed after golf cart overturns

TUCKAHOE – A Tuckahoe woman was killed early Wednesday morning when the golf cart she was riding in overturned.

State Police said Thursday that Racheal Chatten, 27, was the passenger in a golf cart that hit a curb near the Sun National Bank on Route 50 in Tuckahoe just after midnight on Wednesday. The golf cart flipped over and Chatten was fatally injured, according to police. She leaves behind two young children.

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Two Pleasantville men arrested during Absecon residential burglary

Two Pleasantville men were arrested Tuesday, Aug. 12 after they were spotted by a North Shore Road resident as they attempted to rob the home owner, according to an Absecon police department release. Two Pleasantville men were arrested Tuesday, Aug. 12 after they were spotted by a North Shore Road resident as they attempted to rob the home owner, according to an Absecon police department release. ABSECON _ Two Pleasantville men were arrested Tuesday, Aug. 12 after they were spotted by a North Shore Road resident as they attempted to rob the home owner, according to an Absecon police department release.

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Junior lifeguards compete in annual races

Participants of the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol’s 2014 Junior Lifeguard Program run into the ocean during a training exercise on July 22. Participants of the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol’s 2014 Junior Lifeguard Program run into the ocean during a training exercise on July 22.

SEA ISLE CITY – Junior lifeguards from beach patrols in Upper Township, Ocean City and Sea Isle City competed in the annual Junior Lifeguard Races on Thursday, Aug. 7.

Each summer, many beach patrols in South Jersey host junior lifeguard programs to introduce basic lifesaving skills and rescue techniques as an educational and physical training foundation for prospective beach patrol employees. Participants are introduced to the principles of surf bashing (surf dashing), swimming, running, paddling and rowing as well as the techniques of water rescue and beach management appropriate to their ages and skill levels.

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Coast Guard, Stranding Center rescue 800-pound turtle off Corson’s Inlet

OCEAN CITY — Crew members from Coast Guard Station Cape May and the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine rescued an approximately 800-pound leatherback turtle Saturday, Aug. 9 entangled in fishing gear 30 miles off the coast.

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Former Atlantic County resident pleads guilty to molesting 16-year-old girl

Bernard Cahill was initially arrested in April 2012 in a multi-agency investigation that targeted offenders who distributed child pornography online. Bernard Cahill was initially arrested in April 2012 in a multi-agency investigation that targeted offenders who distributed child pornography online. TRENTON –  A former resident of Atlantic County pleaded guilty today (Tuesday, Aug. 12) to charges that he molested a teenage girl while she was sleeping and distributed child pornography on the Internet, Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced.

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