Some school districts throughout the Garden State are preparing for student walkouts as students demand much tighter gun laws in this country. More than a dozen school districts report walkouts are planned, but so far none are in our region. Not all walkouts are approved by the school districts.
Authorities are investigating a murder-suicide that occurred inside a health care facility in Sewell. A 76 year old man shot his wife inside the facility and then turned the gun on himself; the couple is from Mullica Hill. The man’s wife was a patient at the facility.
The parent company that owns and operates Acme supermarkets is now the owner of Rite Aid pharmacies. Albertsons announced the purchase of Rite Aid, currently the third largest pharmaceutical chain in the county. Shares in Rite Aid jumped by nearly 20 percent at the news regarding the acquisition.
Cape May County has awarded a contract worth $2.3 million to demolish the former Everlon building at the Cape May Airport in Lower Township. County officials say the work will begin in April and should result in future economic development at the airport. Above ground storage silos will be eliminated as part of the project.
He’s going to need a few more parts. A pickup truck drove through the front of an Auto Zone retail store in Ventnor Heights on Monday. The accident occurred shortly after 6:00pm on Monday. Police say the driver suffered from a medical episode which caused the accident. There were no serious injuries.
Colonel Patrick Callahan is Governor Murphy’s choice to head up the New Jersey State Police. NJ.com reports that Murphy has decided to stick with former governor Chris Christie’s choice, and Callahan will be named the full time superintendent of the State Police. Murphy will make the announcement this week.