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Man, 25, killed in Cape May County crash

A 25-year-old man was killed in single-vehicle crash in Cape May County last weekend, authorities said Thursday. Patrick Wood, 25, was driving north on on Fishing Creek Road at 11:55 p.m. Saturday when he veered off the road and struck a tree, Lower Township police said.


“Chill” in the Wildwoods for the Annual Polar Bear Plunge Saturday, January 12

WILDWOODS – The Special Olympics New Jersey returns to the Wildwoods to kick off 2019 with a plunge by hundreds into the Atlantic Ocean during the annual Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, January 12 at 1 p.m. on the beach behind the Wildwoods Convention Center.


Cape May County Officials Seek to Assist Coast Guard Members

CAPE MAY COUNTY, N.J. - Officials in Cape May County are pushing for outreach to Coast Guard members impacted by the partial government shutdown. Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton announced that he has reached out to representatives of the Cape May Coast Guard to get permission to contact individu


Saturday night crash leaves Villas man dead

LOWER TOWNSHIP – A single-car crash Saturday night in the township left a Villas man dead, according to Lower Township Police. Patrick Wood, 25, lost control of his 2008 Nissan Altima just before midnight Saturday night traveling northbound on Fishing Creek Road near Breakwater Road. The vehicle lef


Man sentenced to 28 years in prison for fatal South Jersey motel stabbing

A Cape May County resident was sentenced to 28 years in state prison on Wednesday for his role in the stabbing death of a man at a motel. Herbert E. Tozer, 53, of Middle Township, previously plead guilty to aggravated manslaughter for his involvement in the fatal stabbing of Robert Niemezura on Jan.


Lower Cape May Regional Board of Education Needs Survey Input

The Lower Cape May Regional School District Board of Education is seeking your collaboration in its search for a Chief School Administrator, effective July 1, 2019. In our commitment to educational excellence for all students, we ask for your input in a brief survey which will provide valuable insig


Cape May County Veterans’ Bureau Seeks Donations for Hospitalized Vets

RIO GRANDE – The Cape May County Veterans’ Bureau is again working with local veterans' organizations to collect funds to purchase items for hospitalized and institutionalized veterans in need.


Wildwood Gets State Grant to Revamp Police Department Access for Disabled

WILDWOOD - The City of Wildwood has received notice from Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver that the N.J. Department of Community Affairs has awarded the city a Small Cities grant of $400,000 to improve access to the police department for persons with disabilities.


Police chase after officer dragged 50 feet following New Jersey dine and dash

CLIFTON, New Jersey (WABC) -- A dine-and-dash case in New Jersey led to a police officer being dragged about 50 feet by a fleeing car, which prompted a chase that involved several accidents.


North Wildwood Implements Snow Removal Program for Elderly and Disabled Residents

NORTH WILDWOOD - When there’s snow on the ground, many seniors are stuck inside, but in North Wildwood city officials and volunteers are working to take care of their formerly snowed-in residents.


Housing homeless cheaper than the alternative, Cape leaders told

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Communities can end homelessness, Daniel McDonald told about 100 people gathered Wednesday night at the Rio Grande fire hall. It’s not easy, he said, but it's cheaper than the alternative.


New Jersey School Bus Aide Caught On Video Cursing, Threatening 10-Year-Old Boy, Officials Say

LINDEN, N.J. (CBS/AP) — A New Jersey school bus aide captured on video using profanities and threatening a 10-year-old boy has been fired, officials say. District spokesperson Gary Miller says the confrontation happened Monday as the bus was dropping off children from Linden Public School No. 2.


Wildwood Fire Co. No. 1 Presents Walto Memorial Scholarships

WILDWOOD -- Wildwood Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 recently awarded seven $1,500 scholarships to June 2018 high school graduates. The awards, part of the Joseph R. Walto Memorial Scholarship, were presented to the students after their first semester of college, according to a release.


Lower Township Rallies to Help Coast Guard Families During Government Shutdown

VILLAS - Lower Township will hold a donation drive for local Coast Guard members and their families being hit financially amid the partial government shutdown. “We are a Coast Guard Community,” stated Mayor Erik Simonsen in a release. “With that honor is a promise that we will come together as a com


Cape Regional Medical Center Receives Grant

Cape Regional Medical Center and its partners across Cape May County will use funds to focus on improving health and health equity over the next two years. Cape Regional Medical Center is among the 12 communities selected as a grantee in a new initiative from New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI) - t


Who are the best high school wrestlers in the area?

A look at the top performers from Atlantic County, Cape May, Cumberland and southern Ocean county schools. Lacey Township’s Brady Carter remained unbeaten with a 3-1 decision over previously ranked Hunter Horsey of Oakcrest to highlight another strong week. St. Augustine Prep’s Ryan DeFoney went 4-0


My Life: When Wildwood senior McCracken isn't playing basketball she's thinking about it

Maddie McCracken wakes up each day at 5:46 a.m. “I don’t like odd numbers,” the Wildwood High School senior said. McCracken begins her day with a morning workout at The Gym at 10th Street Gym, where she lives in North Wildwood.


Fire hits same New Jersey block one year later

TRENTON, NJ (CNN) — A devastating fire Tuesday night left two dozen people homeless. It started in one home then spread to others. No one was injured. 25 people are left without a place to stay. The Red Cross is assisting the group, which includes three families.