Testimony began Monday in the murder trial of the man accused of killing April Kauffman in Atlantic County. Witnesses testified Monday that Dr. James Kauffman wanted his wife dead because he feared financial ruin if word leaked about his illegal drug operation. Ferdinand Arguello is charged with her murder; testimony continues Tuesday.
New Jersey has bid farewell to the Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant. The plant was shut down for good on Monday and will not be placed back into service. Oyster Creek was the first licensed nuclear power plant in the nation; now, there are fewer than 100 in existence.
A two block portion of West Avenue in Ocean City will be detoured next week for a major sewer project. City officials announced that the detour will be to Asbury Avenue, from 40th to 4n2d streets. The detour will be in effect for about a week.
The State of New Jersey may soon consider smoking bans at marinas, boardwalks, historical sites..and cemeteries. NJ.com reports that companion bills are being introduced in Trenton by democrats that would extend the recent beach smoking ban to other areas in New Jersey. Amusement parks may also face smoking bans.
The biggest post summer celebration in Wildwood Crest happens this Saturday as the community holds its annual Seafarer’s celebration. Dozens of vendors will line Sunset Lake for the celebration, which includes plenty of live music, and is capped off by fireworks at night. Activities include a popular pirates’ show and pie eating contests.
A benefits commission will vote this week on proposed changes to the benefits that are provided to public employees. Governor Phil Murphy says the changes should save the State nearly $500 million dollars, and have the support of various unions.
Members of Cape May County’s Regional Urban Search Team have been sent to help victims of Hurricane Florence. County officials announced that the Team and area firefighters are in the Carolinas helping with victims of the storm that has so far claimed the lives of 15 people.
You can’t get to there, from here. The County officially closed the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Sea Isle City and Avalon Monday morning for a major reconstruction project that will take several months. Motorists are now forced off either island to Route 9 or the Parkway to get to the neighboring community.
A water main issue in Lower Township has been cleared. Lower Township Police announced this morning that traffic has resumed back to normal following the incident that closed a portion of the roadway for several hours on Sunday.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation has received a grant in order to better collect weather data during storm events. The NJDOT has received a $322,000 grant that will equip up to 20 DOT vehicles with cameras and other equipment to better track road conditions during severe storm events.