HEAT WAVE ENDS, STORMS LIKELY TODAY

The major heat wave is over, and for the next 18 hours we’ll be dealing with the potential of heavy thunderstorms.  Partly sunny skies are expected Monday afternoon which should fuel some storms in some locations in Cape May County.  The National Weather Service says the storms could again produce gusty winds and heavy rains.…

REPORT: FIRE AT LOCAL CAMPGROUND SUNDAY NIGHT

There was a major fire reported at a local campground Sunday evening.  The Cape May County Herald reports that there was a structure fire at the Big Timber Lake Campground on Goshen-Swainton Road shortly after 9:00pm Sunday.  Police reports suggest that several propane gas tanks exploded during the fire, and there were a large amount…

STORMS DRENCH THE SHORE, CA– USE POWER OUTAGES

Some afternoon thunderstorms on Sunday caused power outages and flooded streets in local shore communities.  Nearly 4,000 customers of Atlantic City Electric lost power in central Cape May County.  Outages were reported in Middle Township, Avalon, Dennis Township, and Upper Township.  Nearly 8,000 customers of the utility lost power during the peak of the storms.…

TEMPERATURES TO COOL, THEN HEAT UP AGAIN

The temperatures will moderate a bit this week before another heat wave next weekend.  The National Weather Service predicts showers and storms for the Jersey Shore anytime through Monday evening before temperatures in the mid 80s return this week.  However, another heat wave could be expected next weekend with temperatures back into the 90s.  This…

SIX YEAR SENTENCE HANDED DOWN IN DRUG CASE

A Superior Court Judge sentenced an Atlantic City man to six years in prison on Friday for a drug offense committed in 2009. In accordance with a plea agreement, Earle Barley, 56, must serve three years before becoming eligible for parole. On June 15, 2011, Barley pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin in a school zone in connection with…