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GAS PRICES UP 17 CENTS IN PAST WEEK

New gas numbers show a sharp increase in prices during the past week. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge says that Atlantic and Cape May County prices are averaging at $3.37. Prices were averaging just over $3.20 a gallon just one week ago. Oil prices did come down slightly yesterday, but …

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DEMARZO CALLS CHARGES “POLITICAL SABOTAGE”

Charges are coming down today against Wildwood Mayor Gary DeMarzo for using city funds to pay for a lawsuit was involved with against the city. DeMarzo tells Coastal Broadcasting that Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor is using “political sabotage” with the Wildwood elections coming up in May. DeMarzo and …

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MUTIPLE SOURCES: WILDWOOD MAYOR TO BE INDICTED

Multiple sources have informed Coastal Broadcasting today that Wildwood Mayor Gary DeMarzo is facing indictment.  We are currently speaking with Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor about the alleged offenses.  Our sources have told us that DeMarzo will be facing criminal charges for possibly using city funds to finance his …

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DRUNK DRIVER HITS MAILBOXES, CARS IN LOWER TOWNSHIP

Lower Township Police have announced that multiple charges have been filed against a Rio Grande teenager following an drunk driving related incident Sunday morning.  Police have charged 19 year old Roy Perez-Heredia of Rio Grande with drunk driving and other offenses after his vehicle struck several mailboxes and parked cars …

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PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD TONIGHT ON COUNTY BUDGET

The Cape May County Freeholders are going to host a public hearing tonight on the proposed budget. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. The introduced county budget for 2011 is $143.7 million reflecting an increase of $1.8 million.  The county tax levy rose from $92.4 million to $93.7 million.  Balancing …

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MIDDLE PLAYOFF TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT HIGH SCHOOL

Middle Township’s boys basketball team announced that tickets for their state semifinal playoff game Wednesday evening are on sale right now at the high school athletic director’s office.  According to team officials, Middle Township is allocated 450 tickets for the Wednesday evening playoff game; it’s possible anyone travelling to the …

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MIDDLE COMMITTEE APPROVES INCREASE TO AMBULANCE FEES

Ambulance usage fees are going to increase $100 in Middle Township. Committee there approved a plan to put the fee at $700. Committeeman Dan Lockwood said the township looked at surrounding towns and this change put them more in line with what other towns are charging. The money is usually …

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SHOOTING SUSPECT MAKES FIRST APPEARANCE IN COURT

A murder suspect was brought to court for the first time since his arrest on Monday. The Press of Atlantic City reports that Jason M. Thorn was read the officials charges against him, which include first-degree murder. Bail remains at $1 million for Thorn. If convicted on the murder charge, …

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UPDATE: SHAWCREST FIRE PUT OUT WITHOUT ANY INJURIES

A fire first reported by Coastal Broadcasting in Shawcrest on Monday left no injuries. The fire broke out around 8:30 a.m. Multiple fire crews were called to the scene for a mutual aid request. Authorities say an investigation is on-going into the fire, but it is believed to be electrical.

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