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Absecon telecommunications supervisor faces aggravated manslaughter charges in death of Galloway man

GALLOWAY ­ _ A township man faces aggravated manslaughter charges after he was arrested Friday, Feb. 20 and charged in connection with a Feb. 6 crash that killed a man walking along Tilton Road, according to Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain.

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Help sought for those out in the cold

Residents call for task force to deal with homelessness

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — In the midst of record cold temperatures, some locals want to make sure the homeless in Cape May County have a warm place to sleep.

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Cape May man faces charges for shooting at pilot whales

NEWARK – A Cape May man surrendered to U.S. Marshals Thursday, Feb. 19, for shooting at pilot whales off the New Jersey coast, according to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman.

Daniel Archibald, 27, is charged with one count of violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act. He appeared yesterday before U.S. Magistrate Judge James B. Clark III in Newark federal court.

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Women's Hall of Fame 2015 honorees

Gina Benvenuta Gina Benvenuta The Atlantic County Women's Hall of Fame Board of Trustees will honor six women of influence on March 19 when the class of 2015 is inducted at a ceremony at the Linwood Country Club.

The ceremony honors women who have made significant contributions to the Atlantic County community. Honorees were selected based on lasting contributions in areas including arts and entertainment, athletics, business, education, government and public service, journalism and media, law, medicine and health, philanthropy, science, social services and volunteerism.

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Ice in the bay halts Cape May – Lewes Ferry operations

Ice built up in the Cape May Canal and Delaware Bay has meant ferry trips are cancelled. Photo by Jen Marra. Ice built up in the Cape May Canal and Delaware Bay has meant ferry trips are cancelled. Photo by Jen Marra. LOWER TOWNSHIP — Due to the accumulation of a significant amount of ice in the Cape May canal and Delaware Bay, Cape May-Lewes Ferry (CMLF) officials announced this afternoon that ferry operations have been suspended for the remainder of today, Thursday, Feb. 19.

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Absecon police investigating shooting

ABSECON – The Absecon Police department is investigating a Tuesday night shooting at the Absecon Village Complex, Sgt. Robert Ponzetti said in a release.

No one was injured, but police found evidence of a shooting after residents made several 9-1-1 calls reporting a shooting on Marin Drive, the development’s lone roadway,  Ponzetti said.

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Public safety officials making plans for Tuckahoe River bridge closure

TUCKAHOE – Public safety officials in Upper Township met last week with the contractor for the Route 50 Tuckahoe River bridge replacement to discuss contingency plans in case the bridge is closed.

South State, Inc. is considering closing the bridge for up to nine months as part of a project to build a new span across the river. The current bridge is in such bad shape that a plan to temporarily widen it and keep one lane of alternating traffic open during construction has been scrapped because it would not be able to handle the stress, according to officials.

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EHT man arrested after second drug raid at home near Fernwood Avenue Middle School

Randy Canela-Reyna, 19, of Egg Harbor Township Randy Canela-Reyna, 19, of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township man who had been previously charged on drug distribution charges, was arrested again on Thursday, Feb. 19 after police raided the same Cardiff-area home for the second time in less than a year.

Randy Canela-Reyna, 19, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 and charged with possession of greater than one ounce of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of over a half pound of marijuana, possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of the Fernwood Avenue Middle School and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.

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UPDATE: EHT doctor charged with additional sex offenses

Submitted/Dr. Syed A. Jaffery of Premier Neurology was charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault Submitted/Dr. Syed A. Jaffery of Premier Neurology was charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township doctor who was first arrested Dec. 23 at his office and charged with sexually assaulting three patients was charged with additional offenses on Friday, Feb. 20. 

Dr. Syed A. Jaffery of Premier Neurology was charged with several new offenses related to criminal sexual conduct after he turned himself in on Friday, posted bail and was released pending a court date, according to the Egg Harbor Township Police Department.

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Two Somers Point restaurants have a date to appear on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Triple D host Guy Fieri with Stephen Novak, head chef at the Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Co. in Somers Point. Triple D host Guy Fieri with Stephen Novak, head chef at the Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Co. in Somers Point. SOMERS POINT – Two Somers Point restaurants finally have the date their restaurants will be featured on the Food Network’s ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,’ hosted by celebrity chef Guy Fieri. The shows will air Friday, February 27 and Friday, March 6.

The Anchorage Tavern and Restaurant, located on Bay Avenue and known for its daily selection of freshly caught seafood, will appear on the February 27 episode titled ‘Roadtrippin’ at 10 p.m.

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Man suffers severe burns in Ocean City fire Wednesday night

photo courtesy Ocean City Fire Department / Ocean City firefighters respond to a fire Wednesday, Feb. 18 at an apartment complex in the 1500 block of Simpson Avenue. photo courtesy Ocean City Fire Department / Ocean City firefighters respond to a fire Wednesday, Feb. 18 at an apartment complex in the 1500 block of Simpson Avenue.

OCEAN CITY — One person was taken to a Philadelphia hospital after he was severely injured in a structure fire Wednesday, Feb. 18. Ocean City firefighters responded to a report of a fire in an apartment complex on the 1500 block of Simpson Avenue at approximately 10:32 p.m., Fire Chief Chris Breunig said.

“While investigating smoke in the neighboring unit, we found that the fire was actually in the downstairs unit,” he said.

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10th annual Comedy Night Social benefits PAL of Cape May

10th annual Comedy Night Social benefits PAL of Cape May 10th annual Comedy Night Social benefits PAL of Cape May CAPE MAY – Cape May Police Officer Tony Genaro can hardly believe the Police Athletic League of Cape May will be holding its 10th annual Comedy Night Social on Friday, March 13 at Cape May Convention Hall.

“It is hard to believe for sure,” he said.

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Driving on a rim results in low-speed chase and charges for Rio Grande man

RIO GRANDE – Police have charged a local man with driving while intoxicated after they say they saw him driving without a front tire north on Route 47.

Stephen Schweizer, 40, led police on a low-speed chase and then assaulted Patrolman Jeffery Salvesen after he was stopped at about 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, police said.

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