The union representing Atlantic City’s firefighters say it plans to appeal a ruling by a local judge that the state can change its contract, cut hours, and change other provisions of their contract. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the union plans to fight the decision, saying it results in a 25 percent decrease…
Promotions are expected at Stone Harbor’s Council meeting today in the police department. Council is expected to promote Tom Schutta to the position of Chief of Police, replacing the retiring Paul Reynolds; and Chris Palmer may be promoted to serve the Borough as its new Captain. ##
Governor Chris Christie’s proposed state budget wipes out $7.5 million used for security at parochial schools. NJ.com reports that the funding has been eliminated even though he previously stated that the security is clearly the responsibility of the state. ##
43 year old Joseph McCoy of Atlantic City is headed home from North Carolina to face murder charges after he spent weeks on the run. Authorities allege McCoy killed Jacqueline Hoyle of Atlantic City last year. The Press of Atlantic City reports McCoy was found sleeping in a homeless shelter. ##
A Spirit Airlines jet that departed New York City Monday night had to make an emergency landing at Newark Liberty Airport due to an odor in the aircraft. Mechanics attempted to troubleshoot the problem, but found nothing; there were no injuries.
Another major retailer in Rio Grande will be closing its doors. Radio Shack announced that it is closing down over 500 stores nationwide, including every store in New Jersey except one. Other stores slated to close are in Hammonton, Somers Point, and Ventnor. Last week, J.C. Penney announced it was closing a store in Rio…
Atlantic City Police say some new high tech equipment in a surveillance center led them to a man who allegedly swiped a handbag from the Knife and Fork Restaurant. Police arrested 36 year old Neil Rivera of Egg Harbor City after the equipment tracked down his whereabouts. ##
37 year old Myra Hill of Millville has been indicted on charges that she allowed her one year old child to freeze outside in December while wearing only a one layer sleeping outfit. The child was taken to a hospital for evaluation; Hill spent a month in jail before being discharged. ##
The investigation is underway in Egg Harbor Township into a Monday afternoon accident involving a motor vehicle and a child on a bicycle. The car was driven by 52 year old Kelli Bonner on Spruce Avenue right around 4 o’clock. The child was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries.
A rescue of three dolphins who got into difficulty swimming near the North Wildwood beachfront on Monday. Two dolphins became stuck in a small sandbar at the 15th Street beach and were able to free themselves; the North Wildwood Fire Department assisted with sending the third dolphin into the sea, out of harm’s way. A…