WIRE FRAUD CASE SENTENCING HANDED DOWN

An Ocean County woman was sentenced in case involving fraud. The former office manager of a law firm based in Lakewood, N.J., was sentenced to 33 months in prison today for defrauding her former employer by improperly diverting funds, stealing more than $1.1 million from the firm, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Kathleen Baker, 54,…

ARREST MADE AT WAL-MART REGARDING SEXUAL ASSAULT

A man was arrested for sexual assault from the Wal-Mark in Rio Grande. Jose Vargas, a Walmart Loss Prevention Officer, of Villas, was charged with Sexual Assault, Sexual Contact and Impersonating a Police Officer.  The investigation was initiated after multiple female victims came forward and reported the incidents. The investigation by police said the incidents…

FEMA OFFICIALS UPDATE DISASTER PAYOUT FROM IRENE

Federal disaster assistance has topped $230 million from Hurricane Irene. The follow details have been released from FEMA about the assistance: – 46,387 registrations have been approved for assistance, averaging more than 680 households per day since the disaster declaration on Aug. 31. – More than $141 million in Housing Assistance for housing-related needs and…

BYE BYE JOE PA: PATERNO TO RETIRE

Joe Paterno will resign as head football coach at Penn State University.  Paterno’s son Scott confirmed to reporters that his father will step down as head football coach at Penn State University at the end of the current college football season.  The 84-year old Paterno is embroiled in a massive sex abuse case triggered by…

OCEAN CITY ADVANCES TO SOCCER TITLE GAME

The Ocean City Red Raiders will play for a South Jersey soccer championship later this week.  Ocean City knocked off Lacey Township 3-0 Tuesday afternoon in the South Jersey Group III semifinal playoff game.  Ocean City will battle Timber Creek for the South Jersey championship on Friday.  Ocean City collected two goals in the first…

DONOHUE EXPECTS DEWEESE TO BE BACK IN 2013

The early favorite to run for Senate in 2013 for Republicans is the man who ran on Tuesday. Cape May County Republican Chairman Michael Donohue told Coastal Broadcasting that he expects Dave DeWeese to be the party’s candidates in 2013. Party officials confirmed they knew victory this year against the Democrats would be difficult, but…