COAST GUARD MAKES RESCUE NEAR BARNEGAT LIGHT

The Coast Guard medevaced a 29-year-old man from an 86-foot fishing vessel 66 miles off the coast of Barnegat Light after he had an asthma attack Monday. Rescued was Joseph Barbosa, 29. The Coast Guard received a call at approximately 8:30 a.m. over VHF-FM channel 16 from the captain of the Ilha Brava reporting Barbosa was in…

MIDDLE POLICE ARREST THREE IN BURGLARIES

Those responsible for a rash of burglaries in Middle Township have been caught. Police there announced the arrest of Paul P. Calfina, of the Villas, Frederick Hamilton, of the Villas, and Sharon Pearson, of Rio Grande. They were all charged in five burglaries. Bail was set at $50,000 in each case. Police say several of…

SUNDAY NIGHT SHOOTING IN ATLANTIC CITY

A shooting occurred Sunday night on the 100 block of North South Carolina Avenue in Atlantic City.The victim, was shot multiple times in the torso, and was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, after the incident at about 5:30 p.m. The victim’s idenity and condition have not yet been released. Atlantic City police…

CHARTER SCHOOLS BILL TO BE CONSIDERED ON MONDAY

The Assembly Education Committee will consider a four-bill charter school reform package on Monday. The bills require voter approval for charter schools, enables Rutgers University to authorize charter schools, installs strict oversight for charter schools and allows private schools to convert nonpublic schools into charter schools. The Assembly State Government Committee will also look at…

MAN SENTENCED IN CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CASE

A 36-year-old Hammonton man was sentenced on Friday to three years in prison for distribution of child pornography. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office announced that Anthony Alfred Giocoppo will be registered as a sex offender under Megan’s Law. Giacoppo entered the guilty plea on March 7 to second-degree distribution of child pornography. According to the release,…