SUNDAY RAIN HELPS ALLEVIATE NJ DROUGHT CONDITIONS

The Sunday Northeast rainstorm has helped alleviate drought conditions throughout the state, but rainfall levels are still below normal for the year. No significant flooding was reported, except for the closing of the Townsends Inlet Bridge in Avalon due to flooding and several Avalon roads. Coastal flood advisories were issued for Atlantic and Cape May counties until midnight…

COAST GUARD CONTACTED OVER OIL SPILL

The Coast Guard said over the weekend that it was responding to a diesel spill from Friday after a Hess Corp. pipeline broke near Pennsauken, N.J. Hess Corp. personnel contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay at approximately 10:40 a.m. reporting an estimated 650 gallons of diesel came from the broken pipeline, most of which went into a containment ditch.…

EIGHT CHARGED IN DRUG AND WEAPONS CHARGES

A month-long investigation led to the eight arrests, along with the seizure of handguns and drugs. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office announced the seizure in Pleasantville. Five handguns and drugs, including heroin were found. Antwan Harper, of Atlantic City, Zachary Taylor, of Mays Landing, Bashawn Whitted, of Atlantic City, Rashad Alston, of Pleasantville, Rosemond Octavius,…

COAST GUARD PRESENTS LIFE SAVING AWARDS

The Coast Guard presented the Gold Lifesaving Medal in Atlantic City on Friday to a man who rescued two children from drowning July 4, 2011. Lou Rosso, from Egg Harbor Township, N.J., was presented the medal for  his actions while at Atlantic City beach with his family last summer. Rosso witnessed two children screaming and waving approximately 100…