A very large fire destroyed a structure on Tabernacle Road in Lower Township early Thursday morning. Multiple fire departments were called to the scene of the structure fire at 780 Tabernacle Road. The building is a total loss, there were no injuries. Photo courtesy of Rio Grande Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page.
A 38 year old man from Wildwood who was involved in an automobile accident Wednesday morning on Park Boulevard had a car loaded with illegal drugs. City police say Luis Perez-Barrios had 60 bags of heroin inside his vehicle when he was charged with DUI and many drug related offenses.
All bathing beaches in Cape May County’s oceanfront are open for business this holiday weekend. State and County officials say all of the ocean water has tested clean and the beaches are in great shape for the weekend. Record crowds are expected due to a hot forecast.
More than a dozen fugitives and gang members from Atlantic City were rounded up as part of a crime sweep organized by the state last month. 75 people were arrested, including 26 gang members. More than 15 law enforcement agencies participated in the sweep.
130 additional New Jersey State Troopers will be patrolling highways throughout the weekend looking for impaired and aggressive drivers. Last year, five people died on highways in the Garden State during the holiday weekend, and four of them involved impaired driving. Drunk driving will be strictly enforced.
Traffic volume delays are already in place in South Jersey as thousands rush to the shore for the holiday weekend. Traffic speeds are reduced on the southbound Garden State Parkway and parts of Route 47 and 347, even before noontime Wednesday. Traffic volume is also heavy just outside Atlantic City.
Fireworks are aplenty this week as the Jersey Shore celebrates the Fourth of July holiday. Lower Township holds the biggest celebration tonight with a festival that begins at 5pm, with fireworks at night. Parking restrictions are in place for the event. Tomorrow, many local communities hold fireworks events, including Avalon, Stone Harbor, and Sea Isle…
Three Pleasantville men have admitted to participating in a shootout on the Atlantic City Expressway. The men ambushed another motorist during the summer of 2016 and gunfire was exchanged between two vehicles. An SUV involved in the battle was shot over 20 times.
The girlfriend of Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera has dropped assault charges lodged against him in Atlantic City. A judge agreed to the dismissal on Wednesday with the understanding that Herrera complete counseling within 60 days.
Governor Phil Murphy signed the new state budget on Sunday, and today he froze $235 million in funding for essential programs, including funding for four year colleges. Murphy says it’s now up to the legislature to find the money to pay for these programs. He wants to end the year with more than $1 billion…