POWERBALL JACKPOT CLIMBS TO $200 MILLION

$200  million..that’s how high the Powerball lottery jackpot is expected to be on Saturday night.  No one hit the big drawing on Wednesday night, which means the estimated jackpot for Saturday night will be around $200 million.  Two lottery tickets sold in New Jersey for last night’s drawing each had four numbers; they are worth…

STATE: STAY SOBER FOR SUPER BOWL DRIVING

State officials say they will step up drunk driving patrols Sunday night during and after the Super Bowl.  Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa says that increased patrols will be implemented on Super Sunday.  The last time the Giants played in a Super Bowl was in 2008 and police nabbed 176 drunk drivers, the highest total among…

UNDERWAY: AVALON BEGINS 2012 BEACH FILL

Avalon’s 2012 beach fill is underway.  Bulldozers moved sand on Thursday at the 60th Street beachfront for eventual transport to the north side beaches in the community.  Avalon’s backpassing beach project will result in 60,000 cubic yards of sand being moved from south end beaches to beaches between 16th street and 26th street.  The work…

DOG SHOW UNDER WAY IN WILDWOOD

Wildwood is going to the dogs once again. The Boardwalk Kennel Club began their annual show on Wednesdayat the Wildwoods Convention Center. Dogs and owners from across the northeast converge on the Wildwoods during the first week of February to show all breeds for cash and prizes. Last year the show brought an estimated $250,000…

JANUARY CAME IN ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES

Unseasonably warm temperatures have kept the the snow away. New Jersey was well above average January temperatures this year. The average temperature this year wad 39 degrees, which was about six degrees above the average temperature for January. The National Weather Service is calling for warm temperatures for at least the next week. The lowest…