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CHRISTIE ASKS FOR FLOODING, DROUGHT AID

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is asking the federal government for assistance following major flooding in South Jersey earlier this month.  More than 11 inches of rain fell in some communities which caused devastating flooding in some communities.  Cumberland, Salem, and Gloucester counties are part of that request.  Meanwhile, farmers …

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MAJOR AWARD COMING TO WEST CAPE MAY FOR PROJECTS

New Jersey Congressman Frank LoBiondo will be attending a big event in West Cape May Tuesday afternoon.  LoBiondo will be on hand as Borough officials announce some major federal funding that will be applied to water system upgrades and the extension of current sewer mains.  The loan and grant program …

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TEEN REPORTED MISSING IN WILDWOOD

A 16 year old girl from Princeton Junction is missing and the search is on for her in Wildwood.  The Cape May County Proseuctor’s Office announced that Natasha Hanstveit was reported missing on August 17th and she and her family went to the boardwalk.  According to the girl’s mother, Natasha …

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COAST GUARD SEARCHING FOR MAN NEAR MULLICA HILL

The Coast Guard along with local agencies are searching for a 59-year-old man who went swimming off a 20-foot boat in the Mullica River. Missing is James W. Ashley of Mays Landing, N.J. The owner of the boat contacted emergency services at 12:35 p.m. on Sunday after Ashley reportedly did not resurface …

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SERVICES TODAY FOR CAPE MAY BUSINESSMAN

Services are being held Monday afternoon for a very well known businessman from the Cape May area.  88 year old Harry Hirsch passed away over the weekend; Hirsch was a well known and well respected businessman from Cape May who built and operated the Montreal Inn in the city.  Services …

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REPORT: BRAWL AT DENNIS TWP. CAMPGROUND

State Police are sorting out an argument that led to a big fight at a Dennis Township campground over the weekend.  The Press of Atlantic City reports that three people were hospitalized following a physical altercation that took place at the Driftwood Campground in the township Sunday at 2:30am.  Six …

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UPDATE: DRIVER IN FATAL PARKWAY CRASH IDENTIFIED

State police have identified the driver of the SUV that overturned on Saturday on the Garden State Parkway. The Press of Atlantic City reports that 17 year-old  Casey Brenner of Northfield was driving the 2002 Ford Explorer when he lost control of the vehicle near exit 38A. Police are still …

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STILL NO CONTRACT, BUT VERIZON WORKERS TO GET BACK TO WORK

Verizon workers are going back to work this week. National media broke the story this weekend that the two unions representing unions Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have announced that they are going to work on a new contract with Verizon, while staying on the …

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BYOB DISCUSSION CONTINUES IN OCEAN CITY

Ocean City continues to wrestle with BYOB. Council and the mayor met on Friday to discuss the petition drive in the community. Mayor Jay Gillian is considering legal action to fight the proposal. City residents have gotten enough signatures to put the question on the November ballot. Ocean City is …

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THIRD NOW DEAD FROM ROUTE 40 CRASH

Atlantic City Police confirm that a juvenile is now dead from the accident that had already claimed two lives on Saturday. The incident took place on Route 40. The 11-year-old was pronounced dead on Sunday from injuries he sustained while being involved in the accident. Five other people were injured. …

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