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HOMICIDE SUSPECT TURNS HIMSELF INTO POLICE

A Pleasantville homicide has a suspect. 20-year-old Jeremiah Jackson, of Pleasantville, was wanted in connection with a Dec. 9 shooting which left 51-year-old Ellis Spell Sr., of Pleasantville, dead. Jackson turned himself into authorities on Friday. Jackson has been taken into custody and will be lodged at the Atlantic County …

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HOOKERS CONVICTED ON THEFT AT HARRAH’S ATLANTIC CITY

Two Atlantic City prostitutes have been convicted on charges that they committed a robbery at Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City during the summer of 2010.  The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office announced that 21 year old Asiameik Mayo and 23 year old Hanifa Rodriguez, both of Florida, stole thousands of dollars …

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LOCAL COAST GUARDSMEN GETS MAJOR HONOR

It’s the highest honor for a local Coast Guardsman stationed in Cape May.  Petty Officer 1st Class John Steward of Jacksonville Florida was selection from guardsmen across the nation as the Independent Duty Health Services Technician of the Year.  Steward will be presented the award in a special ceremony.  Steward …

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GAS PRICES INCH DOWN SLIGHTLY IN CAPE

Gasoline prices have dropped by an average of a penny in Cape May County over the past week.  The new gasoline price survey released by Mid Atlantic AAA shows that the average price for a gallon of gas in our area is $3.29 per gallon.  That’s nine cents lower than …

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REPORT: WOODBINE MAN TRIES RUNNING OUT POLICE STATION

A Woodbine teenager attempted to run away from New Jersey State Police while he was inside their police building.  The Cape May County Herald reports that Steven Jeffers was taken into police custody on January 19th after being arrested for a burglary.  The Woodbine teen then thought it would be …

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UPPER TOWNSHIP MAN CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULT ON MINOR

A 22 year old Upper Township man has been arrested and charged with having sex with a 15 year old girl.  State Police say Scott Clarke has been charged with second degree sexual assault and with a third degree charge of child endangerment.  Clarke was arrested on January 11th and …

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INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO PLEASANTVILLE SHOOTINGS

Pleasantville Police are spending their weekend investigating a double homicide in the community early Friday morning.  Two Atlantic County men were gunned down near Spruce and Somerset Avenues in the city around 1am Friday.  The victims have been identified as 22 year old John Soto of Absecon and 26 year …

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ELEPHANTS OUTSPENT DONKEYS IN 2011

Republicans in New Jersey outspent their democratic opponents during the key 2011 elections in the Garden State.  New campaign finance figures released just before the weekend show republicans spent $8.4 million on elections last year, while democrats spent $7.1 million.  Republican strategists say their party is again on solid ground …

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SNOWSTORM HITS NORTH JERSEY, JUST A DUSTING HERE

The first snowstorm of 2012 is impacting North Jersey on Saturday, while here in South Jersey rain has washed away most of an overnight dusting.  The National Weather Service says a trace amount of snow fell in Cape May County on Saturday before the changeover to rain took place.  Meanwhile, …

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NEW JERSEY MARINE KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN

A Marine from New Jersey was among six marines killed in Afghanistan.  Cpl. Kevin James Reinhard and five other Marines were killed January 19th when their helicopter went down in Helmand Province.  Reinhard was only 25 years old.  He grew up in the Colonia section of Woodbridge and had served …

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