Jeffrey Christopher is the new Chief of Police in Avalon. Christopher was sworn in by Mayor Marty Pagliughi during a ceremony before Avalon Borough Council Wednesday afternoon. Christopher replaces William McCormick who enjoyed a 31-year career with the Borough. John Roscoe was named the department’s new Captain.
Pleasantville Police and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office are both investigating a fatal shooting in the city early Thursday. Authorities say one man was killed during the shooting around 2:00am Thursday on Lafayette Avenue. No suspects are in custody.
An alleged associated of James Kauffman has been released pending his trial date. A judge on Thursday released 51 year old Paul Pagano of Egg Harbor Township who is charged with racketeering. Pagano has been released, with conditions.
The Wildwood Catholic boys basketball team remains undefeated following a 66-58 win over St. Joseph’s Wednesday night. Caleb Fields scored 33 points in the game. The Crusaders have improved to 12-0 on the season.
There’s a bill being considered in Trenton that would bail out the State’s nuclear power industry. The new bill would raise typical energy bills by over $40 per year. It will be considered by a key Senate committee in Trenton today.
Another win over a local opponent for the Cape May Tech boys basketball team. The Hawks knocked off Wildwood, 62-58 Wednesday evening. Josh Wright scored a game high 20 points for Tech. Tech has won four of its last six games. For more on this game, see Brian Cunniff’s story on CoastSportsToday.com.