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PLEA DEAL REACHED FOR MILLVILLE DRUG DEALER

A Millville man admitted to his role in selling drugs to undercover police. Tony McGowan, who worked at the Woodbine Developmental Center, was in court on Wednesday. He admitted to selling 80 tablets of oxycodone on two separate occasions. A plea agreement has recommended sentencing at 5 years, but McGowan …

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BRIDGETON: MAN CAUGHT IN LOW SPEED CHASE

Some people lead police on a high speed chase, some on a low speed chase. Bridgeton Police say that they were trying to pull Marvin Sulton as he was doing 48 mph in a 30 mph zone on Broad St. Sulton did not stop and instead got into what was …

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PROJECTS PUT CUMBERLAND COUNTY DAMAGE AT $20 MILLION

Early estimates says Cumberland County will need $20 million to fix the damage caused by the storms from the past weekend. A statement was issued by Freeholder Director William Whelan. The $20 million is a total of estimates provided by individual townships and municipalities on what they believe their losses …

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CREDIT AGENCY DROPS STATE’S RATING

The United States isn’t the only entity that has seen its credit rating drop. Fitch has dropped the state’s credit rating to AA- from AA. The agency says that there remains too much unfunded in pension and benefits for state employees. Gov. Chris Christie did not comment on the changes …

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DOT COMMISSIONER VISITS COUNTY FOR TOUR

The commissioner of the Department of Transportation visited Cape May County on Wednesday. Assemblyman Matt Milam told Coastal Broadcasting that he went with Jim Simpson to look at the Ocean View Rest Stop, the lights on the Parkway, and the entrance  of the Parkway at Exit Zero. Milam said he …

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CAPE MAY COUNTY OFFICIALS WARN OF MOSQUITO RELATED DISEASES

County officials are warning of concerns about mosquito-born diseases. August and September are months when mosquito-borne diseases are detected more frequently. The first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in New Jersey was recently detected in a resident of Mercer County. In Cape May County, one mosquito collection has …

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FARMLAND PRESERVATION FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE ACROSS STATE

Legislation to help preserve farmland across the state was signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie. The bill, which was sponsored by State Senator Jeff Van Drew, appropriates a combined $39 million to 16 counties for the acquisition of development easements on farmland.  The 16 counties will each receive a …

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FEDERAL MONEY COMING TO CAPE MAY COUNTY AIRPORTS

Two Cape May County airports got federal grants to help safety improvements and to increase capacity. Woodbine Municipal Airport was given $928,770 to construct additional airport capacity and increase access to the existing airfield facilities; meanwhile, the Cape May County Airport received $104,975 to improve the runway safety area. The announcement was made by U.S. …

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