Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City is now on board with sports betting. The casino started to accept sports bets before lunchtime Wednesday. The first bet was made by a northern New Jersey man who placed $25 on the Yankees to win the World Series.
Nicholas Pao of Egg Harbor Township has been accused of stealing $100,000 in other people’s social security benefits while he worked for the Social Security Administration. Pay was a technical claims expert and allegedly funneled the funds into his personal account. He could face ten years in prison.
Ahmaad Williams will be in court later this month to face sentencing after he admitted to running a drug production facility in Atlantic City. Williams faces up to ten years in prison on the charge; he admitted that he sold heroin out of an apartment during three months in late 2017.
A 33 year old Salem County man has been charged in connection with the murder of his girlfriend in 2011 in Vineland. Authorities say Daniel Brennan was charged with first degree homicide in connection with the strangulation death of Courtney Michelle Allen. The killing took place on New Year’s Eve, 2011.
A transformer that failed caused a power outage Tuesday night in Wildwood that lasted about an hour. The power outage shut off power to the city’s boardwalk, including to amusement piers. The power went back on around midnight.
President Trump on Tuesday signed a federal bill into law that extends the National Flood Insurance Program through the end of November. The program was set to lapse on the morning of August 1st; now an extension is in place. The program provides flood insurance premiums for those who’s homes are at risk.
The State of New Jersey handed out $47.3 million in various grants to repair bridges throughout the State, including two here in Cape May County. $1.8 million is coming to the Middle Thorofare Bridge and the Great Channel Bridge for railing replacements and repainting. Money is also allocated to a Fortescue Road Bridge in Cumberland…
Free ads for an amusement pier have been placed on lifeguard stands in Wildwood, and that topic was brought up during last week’s City Commission meeting. The Cape May County Herald reports that the explanation was the ads are part of a pilot program, and there will be a fee next year, with any business…
The Oyster Creek nuclear power plant could close decades ahead of schedule. NJ.com reports that the plant is scheduled to shut down for good in mid-September, and the decommissioning of the plant was expected to take a half century; the owners plan to greatly accelerate that timetime.
Scarface bought a pizza on the Ocean City Boardwalk. The social media page for Manco and Manco in Ocean City has a photo of Al Pacino sitting in a car after buying a plain pizza from the restaurant. Pacino was in Ocean City on Monday. Photo courtesy of Manco and Manco Facebook page.