CHANGE OF COMMAND AT COAST GUARD BASE

Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Leavitt assumed the duties of Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard from Master Chief Petty Officer Charles W. Bowen during a Change of Watch ceremony in Cape May, N.J., Friday, May 21, 2010. The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard is the most senior enlisted chief…

TRENTON PREPARES FOR BIG RALLY SATURDAY

Trenton Police are preparing for a major rally on Saturday that could attract tens of thousands of people.  Public employees unions are expected to turn out in force to fight Governor Chris Christie’s proposed cuts to the budget.  The unions have been battling Christie over their pay and pensions, but organizers of the rally say…

GWTIDA: BETTER DAYS AHEAD IN TOURISM

Officials from the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority held a meeting today and talked about a much better tourism season for 2010.  GWTIDA officials talked about the Summer of 2009 which was challenged by a poor economy and very wet, rainy weather in June.  Officials believe that the tourism economy in the Wildwoods…

FORMER WILDWOOD COP GETS FIVE YEARS

Former Wildwood Police Sgt. David Romeo will be spending the next five  years in prison.  Superior Court Judge Ray Batten ruled on Friday that Romeo should get a five year prison term after he was found guilty by a jury on official misconduct charges.  Romeo kicked two suspects who were handcuffed without being provoked, and…

VEHICLE STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

Lower Township police made a drug arrest after smelling marijuana during a vehicle stop. Police also observed a glass pipe and a clear plastic baggie containing green vegetation.Ryan Simcox, the driver, faces possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance. Christian Myers, a passenger, was also charged…

CAPE MAY COUNTY ANNOUNCED GOVDEALS SALE

Cape May County will be auctioning more than 1,000 confiscated items with a retail value estimated over $290,000 through online auctions beginning May 22, 2010.  Freeholder Director Dan Beyel said, “The items, confiscated from one of the largest stolen property schemes in Cape May County history, will be on auction over a course of several…

ONE RESCUED BY COAST GUARD NEAR CAPE MAY

The Coast Guard medevaced a 31-year-old male from aboard a 66-foot fishing boat after he suffered a seizure 45 miles southeast of Cape May Thursday. Medevaced was Eric Stillwell. The Coast Guard received a call at 5:54 p.m. from the captain of the Grand Larson III reporting Stillwell showed signs of fatigue earlier in the day and had a…