Two people lost their lives during a wrong way motor vehicle accident on the Garden State Parkway in Barnegat on Friday. Police say the accident took place near mile marker 68. A vehicle traveling south in the northbound lanes caused the two car accident.
A winning Jersey Cash 5 lottery ticket was sold this week at a Shoprite supermarket on the White Horse Pike in Hammonton. Lottery officials say the ticket is worth over $529,000. The jackpot had climbed for four consecutive days without a winner.
New Jersey State Police say they rounded up 14 fugitives, mostly from Atlantic County this week. Ten of those criminals were wanted for violent crimes. Most of the criminals who were busted are from Atlantic City and Pleasantville.
Two duck hunters who became stranded on an island in Brigantine were rescued by the United States Coast Guard on Tuesday. The hunters were not able to get back onto their boat after hunting; they were hoisted into a Coast Guard chopper and brought to safety. The hunters had little water and low cell phone…
The next semester at Stockton University will be starting a week late. The University announced that the semester after the winter break will begin on January 25th, instead of January 19th. A weeklong spring break in March has been cancelled.
The Motor Vehicle Commission licensing center in Cardiff was closed on Thursday due to an employee testing positive for coronavirus. The Cardiff center will remain closed until next Thursday. One third of all of the Motor Vehicle Commission centers in the State are closed due to Covid-19 exposures.
A 69 year old doctor from Mays Landing has had his medical license revoked permanently for participating in a scheme to rip off nearly $900,000 in physical therapy payments that he was not entitled to. State officials announced the penalty against Robert Claude McGrath. The action was taken by the State Board of Medical Examiners.
Francesca’s has filed for bankruptcy, and will close its store in the Hamilton Mall. NJ.com reports that the fashion store filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month, and five New Jersey stores will close, including the one in Mays Landing. Graphic courtesy of Francesca website.
Mainland Regional High School has cancelled in-classroom learning, only for today, due to a non-classroom staff member testing positive for coronavirus. The school will plan to return to in-person instruction after the Thanksgiving break.
The United States Coast Guard rescued two people who were on board a fishing boat that caught fire Thursday near Barnegat. The “Reel E Bugging” caught fire and the crew notified the Coast Guard it required immediate assistance. Both fishermen were rescued from a life raft and taken ashore.