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FIRST FIVE MILE BEACH HORSE RIDING PERMITS ISSUED

The City of Wildwood’s beaches have officially begun their quest to accomodate horseback riding. The first two permits to ride horses on the beach were issued on Wednesday. Eileen Turner and Karen Cantwell from Dennis Township  purchased permits No. 1 and 2, respectively. The permits sell for $50 each. Based on calls …

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CHRISTIE BLASTS PRESIDENT DURING IOWA CAMPAIGN STOP

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was in Iowa on Wednesday evening as he stumped for republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.  Christie used the opportunity to take a swing at President Barack Obama.  Christie says Barack Obama has caused anger in this country by being a “typical, cynical Chicago ward politician …

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URGENT: FLOOD WARNING UP FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT

The National Weather Service has posted a Flood Warning for small streams in Cape May County for this evening.  A cold front is prepared to move across our region during the late evening and early morning hours on Thursday and torrential rain is in the forecast.  A few inches of …

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SUCCESSFUL CAL SOCCER COACH CALLS IT QUITS

One of the most successful high school soccer coaches in South Jersey is calling it quits.  St. Augustine Prep announced this week that Les Heggan has stepped down as the boys soccer coach at the school.  Heggan won three state championships at the helm of the St. Augustine program.  Heggan …

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LAWLESS TO GET A NEW SENTENCE PER COURT ORDER

Another brand new sentencing date will be held for the Philadelphia man who’s accused of killing a local man in a drunk driving accident in Lower Township.  A state appellate court has ruled that the state should take another look at a 30 year prison term given to John Lawless; …

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REPORT: $1 MILLION PRICE TAG IN LOWER TWP. FOR RETIREES

A flurry of retirements in Lower Township is costing taxpayers a lot of money at once.  The Press of Atlantic City reports that Lower Township will face nearly $1 million in terminal leave payouts that are being given to employees who are now retiring.  Mayor Mike Beck told The Press …

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NOTE DESCRIBES INTENTIONS IN MURDER SUICIDE

Police in Bayonne have found a suicide note that is connected to this week’s murder-suicide that resulted in the deaths of four individuals.  Authorities say the note left behind by Adepso Collado showed that he was upset over a failed marriage.  Collado shot and killed his wife, another man, and …

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DART BLOWER BUSTED AT MIDDLE TWP. HIGH SCHOOL

An 18 year old student at Middle Township High School has been arrested and charged in connection with a dart-blowing incident on Wednesday morning.  Middle Township Police announced the arrest of Zachery Thompson of Green Creek on charges that he allegedly blew darts at students before school Wednesday morning in …

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FIVE ARRESTED IN WILDWOOD DRUG BUST

On Tuesday evening, the Wildwood police department made five arrests after a month long narcotics investigation in the city. The Cape May County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at 4600 Atlantic Avenue, Unit #6 in Wildwood and found a stash of drugs and cash. Police recovered 32 bags of crack cocaine …

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PHILLY NEWS: NO DEATH PENALTY FOR MUMIA

It’s life in prison but no exposure to the death penalty for a convict who killed a Philadelphia police officer nearly three decades ago.  Officials announced today that they will not seek the death penalty for Mumia Abu-Jamal who killed Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in December, 1981.  The announcement …

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