SIXERS NAME DOUG COLLINS HEAD COACH

The Philadelphia 76ers have a new head basketball coach.  The team announced that Doug Collins has been hired to coach the team; reports say the length of the contract is four years.  Sixers General Manager Ed Stefanski announced today that Collins has been hired, and a press conference is scheduled for Monday.  Collins was a…

LOWER POLICE BUST JEWELRY THIEF

Lower Township Police have arrested a 21 year old resident on charges that she stole jewelry from a home.  Police busted Cori L. Harron who lives in the 100 block of Ridgewood Avenue in the township and charged her with allegedly taking jewelry from a home located on Frances Avenue in the Villas.  Several pieces…

LOWER TOWNSHIP COPS MAKE ARREST

Lower Township Police have arrested a local man on charges that he stole copper piping.  Police today announced the arrest of 32 year old Edward A. Williams of the Villas on charges that he stole copper pipe.  Police made a motor vehicle stop during the early morning hours of May 13th, and arrested Williams for…

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…