Cape May County is reporting four deaths on Saturday, all from coronavirus. County officials say the deaths of the four elderly individuals are from Lower Township, Wildwood Crest, Middle Township, and Ocean City. 58 new positive cases were announced.
Wildwood Crest Police are warning the public about a telephone scam regarding past electric bills that are due. Police say the scammers give out a number allegedly for the local electric utility, but it’s not really them. Police say Atlantic City Electric typically will send a letter about past due balances before initiating phone contact.
Rutgers University will welcome all students back to campus for the fall semester. NJ.com reports that the university has told students that shots are not mandatory, but they are safe and students should think about getting them to prevent Covid-19. Most of Rutgers’ classes are held virtually this year.
Orsted is putting up $15 million in funds for minority, and women-owned businesses in New Jersey. The offshore wind giant is intended to boost the trust to small businesses who need some extra cash. Orsted has been approved for a huge wind farm off the coast of Atlantic City.
Trench work and detours will continue for one more week on Bay Avenue in Ocean City. Mayor Jay Gillian announced that the 800 block of Bay Avenue opened to all traffic on Friday. Pipeline work will be done on 14th Street this upcoming week.
New Jersey did not get an instant billionaire last night courtesy of the Mega Millions, but Michigan did. There was one winner in Friday night’s Mega Millions lottery, and that ticket was sold in Michigan. The winning numbers were 4, 26, 42, 50, 60, and a Mega Ball of 24.
A 21 year old Mays Landing man has been formally indicted on charges that he participated in a robbery and shooting in Vineland last September. Tahjir Rease and another man shot two people inside a Vineland home during an alleged drug transaction. Rease remains in the Atlantic County Jail.
Cape May County reported only 28 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, which is nearly 50 percent lower of several recent reporting days. Only Lower Township experienced more than ten new cases of the virus. Half of the County’s municipalities reported zero additional cases on Thursday.
Nick Sirianni is the new Head Coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. ESPN is reporting unconfirmed reports that the former assistant coach with the Indianapolis Colts will replace Doug Pederson. Sirianni is 39 years old and has served as the Colts’ offensive coordinator.
New Jersey officials are reporting 4,095 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday. The State also announced that there are 98 additional deaths from the virus. Over 580,000 positive tests have occurred in New Jersey during the pandemic.