An innovative request by the Atlantic City Council on Wednesday. Council approved a resolution to ask the Atlantic City Expressway to double its tolls, with the increased revenue coming directly to the city. City leaders say this could result in an extra $15 million coming to the city’s coffers, if approved.
A 41 year old Hammonton man has been charged with multiple counts of possessing child abuse and exploitation photos and files. Robert Houch was charged this week by Atlantic County authorities with multiple counts for sharing the images through a file sharing program. Warrants have been issued for his arrest.
Local governments have to satisfy open public records requests, even from individuals who don’t live in New Jersey. An appellate court overturned a lower court ruling and decided that even non-state residents must provide written public records to people who don’t live here. The New Jersey Legislature created the Open Public Records Act but also…
A Flood Watch has been posted by the National Weather Service from Thursday evening through early Saturday morning. Some heavy rainfall is possible, especially on Friday, which will cause street flooding in poor drainage areas. Thunderstorms may also develop, worsening the problem.
A 37 year old member of the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office was found not guilty of sexually assaulting a subordinate. A jury returned a not guilty verdict against Sergeant Jay Gaskill of Middle Township. Gaskill was acquitted of second degree sexual assault and fourth degree criminal sexual contact.
A water company that provides water throughout many parts of the state is implementing a 12 percent rate increase. Customers of New Jersey American Water Company will face a new rate as of June 15th that will increase the monthly bill by about six dollars. New Jersey American is the state’s largest water provider.
Bridgeton Police found a decomposed body behind a building early Wednesday morning. The discovery was made on South Laurel Street where homeless individuals often gather. The body is that of a male, and had been there for about a week. No word on the identity of the deceased.
Wildwood Crest Police have charged a 19 year old woman with making false claims to police. The woman is identified as Molly R. Doyle who called police to say that her boyfriend was suicidal, and he was armed with a weapon. The call was made on May 9th, and turned out to be untrue.
It’s a 40th birthday party for the Cape May County Park and Zoo on June 9th, and you’re invited. The County announced that the Zoo will be celebrating its 40th birthday on June 9th with a four hour celebration and the naming of a baby giraffe.
Police in Absecon have arrested a local man and charged him with being in possession of a handgun and drugs. Police announced the arrest of 30 year old Brandon D. Degree last Friday. Degree was hauled off to the County Jail on numerous offenses.