VEGAS MAN BUSTED ON LOCAL FRAUD SCHEME

Authorities have charged a 31 year old man from Las Vegas with committing a mortgage fraud scheme that largely involved properties in North Wildwood.  John C. Lucidi was charged before the weekend with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering and other offenses.  The feds allege that Lucidi conspired to defraud several lending institutions including…

BRIDGETON MAN VICTIM OF FATAL SHOOTING

Police in Bridgeton continue to investigate a shooting that took place Friday afternoon in the city.  Police say 30 year old Andre Harris of South Avenue was shot and killed about one block away from the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office.  Police say Jose Rodriguez shot and killed Harris; as of Saturday, he was still on…

PHILLIES: POLANCO SHELVED, MADSON BACK

The Philadelphia Phillies have made another roster move today, putting infielder Placido Polanco on the 15 day disabled list.  The Phils say Polanco has some pain and swelling in his back.  To fill the roster spot, the Phillies recalled pitcher Ryan Madson and put him on the active roster.  Madson has not played in nearly…

SALEM II REACTOR EXPERIENCES “UNUSUAL EVENT”

A major nuclear reactor in South Jersey experienced an “unusual event” that ended during the overnight hours on Friday morning.  The Salem Sunbeam reports that the unusual event was declared at the Salem II nuclear reactor Thursday evening when some radioactive water leaked during a test of the emergency cooling system.  No workers were contaminated,…

ROBBERY SUSPECT KILLED BY OFF DUTY OFFICER

Officials in Atlantic County say an off duty corrections officer shot and killed a robbery suspect Thursday night in Pleasantville.  Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel says 20 year old Richard Roe and another man were involved in a robbery, and Roe, an Atlantic City resident, was shot dead.  He was gunned down by a corrections…

NEW BENCHES INSTALLED AT CREST PIER

The Borough of Wildwood Crest has installed five new benches on the Beach Pier at Heather Road for the public’s enjoyment. The benches, which were assembled and put in place by the borough’s Department of Public Works, are located on the deck of the pier closest to the ocean. Formerly the Wildwood Crest Fishing Pier,…

WEEKEND OUTLOOK: PERFECT FOR JERSEY SHORE

Visitors to the Jersey Shore this weekend will enjoy perfect weather for the middle of July.  The National Weather Service says there is zero chance for any rain this weekend with sunshine in the forecast, low humidity, and daytime highs in the low to mid 80s.  Nighttime temperatures will remain in the 60s.  The next…

FATAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ON GARDEN STATE PARKWAY

A fatal traffic accident on the Garden State Parkway snarled traffic on Thursday evening in central New Jersey.  State Police confirm that one person was killed and several others injured when two cars collided on the southbound Parkway lanes near Middletown Thursday night.  A guard rail reportedly went through the windshield of one of the…