TOLL PRIVATIZATION CONTRACT EXTENDED

Privatized toll collections have indeed saved money on the Atlantic City Expressway and will continue for the next year. The South Jersey Transportation Authority voted on Wednesday to extend the contract of a Virginia company to collect tolls through November. Authority officials estimate the A.C. Expressway could save as much as $7.5 million in salaries…

SECRET SERVICE JOINS ATM INVESTIGATION

The U.S. Secret Service has joined local authorities in the investigation of recent ATM skimming incidents in South Jersey. Skimming devices have been found on ATMs at banks in Lower Township, Northfield, Brigantine and Egg Harbor Township. Criminals use the devices to collect bank account information from unsuspecting customers. The Secret Service is responsible for…

A.C. MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN BABY’S DEATH

On Wednesday a 20 year-old Atlantic City man pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend’s infant son last September. Daquan Davis said he shook the 6 month-old baby, Yusuf Stewart-Ali, because he wouldn’t stop crying. The infant was pronounced dead at his mother’s apartment after she called 911 following the incident.…