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STATE PREPARING FOR WEEK-LONG HEAT WAVE

State officials are asking residents to voluntarily cut back on water use. Temperatures are expected to stay in the high 80’s and above for the next week. The state is getting close to drought conditions. The chance for rain over the next week remains minimal as well. It is also …

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LOWER TOWNSHIP POLICE BUSY OVER HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The Lower Township Police Department kept busy over the July 4th holiday weekend. Police there responded to over 400 calls. A couple of those calls included DWI arrests: One (1) DWI arrest occurred after an off-duty Wildwood Crest Police Officer followed a vehicle driving recklessly from Wildwood into Lower Township, …

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HEAT POSTPONES FITNESS CLASS IN CREST WEDNESDAY

The excessive heat that’s gripping the Jersey Shore has cancelled a fitness class in Wildwood Crest.  The Wildwood Crest Department of Recreation has cancelled a fitness class scheduled for Wednesday morning on the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier at Heather Road.  The daily beach pier fitness classes will resume Thursday, July …

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NJ OEM OFFERS TIPS TO BEAT THE HEAT

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the National Weather Service, is monitoring an early summer heat wave, anticipated to begin extend into this week.  At present, temperatures are being estimated to hit in the upper 90s and possibly even reach 100 degrees or higher.   *High …

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CAPE MAY COUNTY ASKS LOCAL TOWNS TO OPEN COOLING CENTERS

With the temperatures forecasted to be above 95 degrees through Thursday night, the County Emergency Management Communications Center sent a request to all Municipal Emergency Management Coordinators and Chiefs of Police to consider providing accommodations for a Cooling Center for residents and visitors to their community that may be stranded …

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INVESTIGATION INTO CA– USE OF PLANE CRASH CONTINUES

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate a plane crash that took place in North Jersey. Officials are looking into the Essex County crash that happened on Monday and left three people dead. A spokesman for the NTSB believes that a preliminary determination will be made within the week to …

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PASSPORT FEES GOING UP NEXT WEEK

County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti has been notified by the U.S. Department of State that U.S. Passport fees will increase effective Tuesday, July 13.  The fee for a first time adult applicant for a U.S. Passport Book will increase to $135.00 from $100.00.  Fulginiti urges citizens needing a first time …

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