Your eyes have not deceived you..you are paying more for gasoline in Cape May County over the past week. The price for a gallon of gas locally went up by six cents a gallon in the last week to an average of $2.56 per gallon. We are a penny above the state average.
The City of Cape May cancelled its halloween parade for Sunday. The threat of rain throughout the day forced parade organizers to cancel the parade, which will not be rescheduled. Washington Street Mall merchants will still welcome trick or treaters to the mall area.
Lower Cape May quarterback Connor Eckel threw three touchdown passes and ran for a fourth score as the Caper Tigers defeated Wildwood 42-0 in Lower’s homecoming game on Saturday. Lower Cape May scored the first four times they touched the ball. For more, including video of the game, see Brian Cunniff’s story on CoastSportsToday.com.
A 36 year old man was shot to death last week in Atlantic City. Police say Bernard Murphy was found shot dead near Florida and Pacific Avenues in the city late Thursday night. Police are still hunting for the suspect.
Matthew Capone is the newest member of the North Wildwood Fire Department. Capone was sworn in this week after a service career with the North Wildwood dispatch service.
The United States Coast Guard medevaced a man from a cruise ship about 118 miles off the coast of Atlantic City on October 17th. The Coast Guard says it received a call from the ship about a man who may have experienced a stroke. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter was dispatched to the scene.
A 35 year old Atlantic City police officer has been charged with assault. Sterling Wheaten was arrested in late September in Margate and booked on simple assault. The accusation is that Wheaten headbutted and choked a woman.
One person was injured Friday afternoon on an amusement ride at Storybook Land. The park released a statement saying the “Out on a Limb” attraction was shut down pending an investigation. Medical attention was needed by the guest who was injured.
Mainland improved its record to a perfect 7-0 Friday night with a 38-6 win over Middle Township at Memorial Field. The Panthers got a touchdown pass from Brett McNabb late in the fourth quarter to prevent the shutout. In other action, Ocean City blanked Triton, 45-0
A 55 year old man from Buena Vista Township is headed to prison for five years for distributing child pornography on file share networks. Craig Covell was sentenced this week after he pleaded guilty to the charges back in July. Covell must serve at least half his term before being eligible for parole.