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UPDATE: NEARLY 20,000 HOMES WITHOUT POWER WEDNESDAY NIGHT

The heavy rains and gusty winds of Wednesday night’s storm took a toll in South Jersey. Nearly 20,000 customers of Atlantic City Electric lost power throughout Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland Counties. A peak wind gust of 54 mph was measured at the Atlantic City Airport. Hamilton Township and Margate residents were the most affected in…

FORMER MISS NEW JERSEY DIES FROM CRITICAL INJURIES AFTER LAST WEEK’S CAR WRECK

The 24 year-old Miss New Jersey 2013 has died from critical injuries sustained in last Monday’s car crash on northbound Route 55. Cara McCollum of Margate, the former pageant winner and television news anchor passed away early Monday morning, according to the latest update from a group Facebook page, “Prayers for Cara”. The post said…

DISASTER DECLARATION REQUESTED BY GOVERNOR FOR JANUARY 23RD STORM

On Thursday Gov. Chris Christie asked the U.S. Small Business Administration to issue a disaster declaration for Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Ocean counties, to help cover the cost of damages from the winter storm of January 23rd. According to the Press of Atlantic City report, the declaration will provide low-interest loans for repairs to…