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INMATE ESCAPES FROM HAMILTON TWP. POLICE DURING TRANSPORT

An inmate in Atlantic County is on the loose after escaping from Hamilton Township police. Shane K. Hopkins, 38, escaped from police custody Tuesday while being transported from the Atlantic County Justice Facility to the county jail in Mays Landing. Hopkins was serving a sentence on theft, robbery and eluding charges since …

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TWO NOMINATED TO SUPERIOR COURT FROM SOUTH JERSEY

A pair of men were nominated to the Superior Court from South Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie nominated James R. Swift, of Millville, and J. Christopher Gibson, of Cape May Court House. There will also be a South Jersey representative on the Task Force regarding the closure of state developmental centers. …

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ATLANTIC CITY SET TO GET NEW JUDGE

A new report says Atlantic City will be getting a new municipal judge soon. The Press of Atlantic City reports that City Solicitor Bruce Ward will be nominated. The report says Mayor Lorenzo Langford made the announcement on Monday. The nomination is not official without council approval. Municipal Judge Bruce …

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COAST GUARD GRADUATES HELPS SAVE FIVE LIVES

Three recent Coast Guard Training Center Cape May graduates were recognized this week as the Coast Guard’s Shipmates of the Week for helping to rescue five fishermen off the southern coast of Jamaica Jan. 3 at 11 p.m. Seaman Charles Gray of Norcross, Ga., Seaman Jarrod Reed of East Liverpool, …

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BEACH FILL SCHEDULED TO BEGIN WEDNESDAY IN AVALON

A beach fill project should begin on Wednesday in Avalon. Officials are ready for the backpassing project to start and should be complete by March 15. It is anticipated that sand will be relocated from the 60th Street to 71st Street beachfront between February 1st -29th; Sand will be relocated …

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TOURISM MASTER PLAN VOTE ON WEDNESDAY

The outlook on Atlantic City will become much more clear after Wednesday. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority will hold a meeting where they are expected to vote on a new master plan for the tourism district of the resort. The area covers the shopping and casinos in the resort, along …

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CRASH SENDS TWO TO THE HOSPITAL

Two vehicles suffered severe damage and two were sent to the hospital following a crash in Middle Township. A vehicle operated by David Atkinson, age 20, of Cape May Court House,  was attempting to enter on to US 9 southbound from School House Lane. At this time, Clarence Street Jr, …

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DEAD SEA OTTER FOUND IN LOWER TOWNSHIP

A 30 pound dead sea otter was left by the side of the road in Lower Township. The dead otter was found along Fulling Mill Road last night around 10:30. The otter is currently in the freezer at our Public Works Department. Animal Control Officer Donald Montgomery stated that it …

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LOWER TOWNSHIP GETS RESPONSE TO HELP THOSE IN NEED

A call to action worked in Lower Township to assist those in need. Lower Township officials say they were able to help 120 families with food from a push to get additional resources around the holidays. They received $2000.00 in checks sent to the Lower Twp. Rescue – noted in …

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