VEHICLE CRASHES IN LOWER TOWNSHIP

An accident in Lower Township involved a vehicle hitting a tree on Saturday. The Press of Atlantic City reports that police believe that the driver’s diabetes might have played a role in the incident. The accident took place near Fischer Creed Rd. The unidentified man was not hurt but was taken to an area hospital…

LOWER TOWNSHIP COULD ADOPT BUDGET ON MONDAY

A one-cent budget increase in Lower Township will be voted on for adoption on Monday. Council reduced the proposed increase down to a penny in an attempt to be responsive to the economy. Some of the cuts include overtime in two departments equaling $25,000, and tipping fees have gone down and these that reflected a decrease…

REPORT: AREA HOSPITALS TALK MERGER

Two major hospitals could be looking at a merger. The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that there are “serious” talks between South Jersey Healthcare and Underwood-Memorial Hospital to have a merger. The report cited sources, neither hospital is willing to make public comment. Underwood-Memorial Hospital is in Gloucester County.

WOMAN STRUCK AND KILLED BY HER OWN VEHICLE

A New Jersey woman was killed by her own vehicle. Police say the 79-year-old woman did not put the vehicle completely in park when she arrived at a restaurant in Livingston. According to police, Sally Simmons was walking behind the automobile when it came backwards and ran over her. The elderly woman was pronounced dead…