JUDGE RULES AGAINST STATE TROOPER

A judge ruled yesterday that State Trooper Robert D. Higbee, was not eligible for back pay of 27 months and 12 days while he was suspended from the NJ State Police.  Higbee was found not guilty of vehicular homicide in a traffic accident that killed two sisters in September of 2006 in Upper Township. Judge…

ROBBERY AND ASSAULT IN WILDWOOD CREST

According to the Press of Atlantic City, a robbery and sexual assault occurred Tuesday night in Wildwood Crest. According to the report, two white males robbed and sexually assaulted a woman on the beach at Heather Road, just after midnight on Tuesday. Wildwood Police and the Cape May County Sheriff’s Department are assisting in the…

UPDATE: THREE YEAR OLD DIES IN GREASE TRAP

Vineland police have released the name of the three-year-old boy who drowned in a grease trap outside a supermarket on Tuesday. The victim was Jordy Marmolejo, believed to be the son of the owner of the store, Cidra’s Supermarket. The grease pit is usually covered by a 2-foot wide manhole cover. According to police, the…

STATE CONFIRMS CLOSING OF VINELAND CENTER

State officials came to Vineland on Tuesday and confirmed the anticipated closure of the Vineland Developmental Center.  Hundreds of residents showed up, angry at the state’s decision to close the center and forfeit the jobs that go along with the center.  Many spoke in favor of the developmentally challenged individuals who may be displaced by…

YOUNG BOY DROWNS IN VINELAND

Vineland Police continue their investigation into the death of a young boy Tuesday.  Police believe the boy drowned in a grease trap outside of Cidra’s Supermarket in the city.  The trap was five feet deep and full of oil and other liquids.  Vineland rescue officials found the boy in the grease trap and were unable…

GOING UP: TOLLS ON DELAWARE MEMORIAL BRIDGE

Tolls are going up on the Delaware Memorial Bridge as of July 1st.  The Delaware River and Bay Authority met Tuesday morning and approved a new fare structure on the bridge.  Bridge tolls will increase by one dollar to four dollars per crossing for standard motor vehicles.  Fares will also increase for commercial vehicles as…