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MAN DRIVES AROUND BARRICADE, OVER LIVE WIRE, IS KILLED

A New Jersey man drove around a road barricade and came in contact with a live downed utility wire, and was killed.  The discovery was made Thursday morning in Franklin Lakes when authorities found the burned out vehicle with the driver inside.  Police don’t know if the man drove onto the live wire, or if …

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MURPHY: I DON’T BLAME PEOPLE FOR BEING MAD OVER POWER OUTAGES

Governor Phil Murphy said Thursday he sides with state residents who are extremely frustrated over the lack of power restoration from two recent nor’easters.  Murphy promised to look into the slow delays associated with power restoration following this latest storm.  On Thursday, nearly a quarter of a million residents in New Jersey were still without …

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REPORT: VFW BUILDING IN WILDWOOD MUST CLOSE, BECAME A “BAR”

The Wildwood Veterans of Foreign War Post 3509 building has been ordered to close because it essentially provided no functions outside of being a bar.  The Cape May County Herald reports that the 82 year old Post was closed in late January and the building will be sold.  The big issue was declining membership at …

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REPORT: SCHOOL UNDER LOCKDOWN DUE TO THREAT

Pinelands Regional High School was under a lockdown Thursday morning.  The Press of Atlantic City reports that the school district was in lockdown mode over a threat that was made by a former student who is no longer in the area.  The school is operati...

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SPORTS: OCEAN CITY STATE SEMIFINAL GAME MOVED TO FRIDAY

The New Jersey Group III girls state semifinal basketball game featuring Ocean City High School has been postponed until Friday due to this week’s coastal storm.  The game was supposed to be played Thursday evening, but will be played Friday evening instead.  Ocean City will battle central New Jersey champion Ewing Township for the second …

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STATE OFFICES OPENING TWO HOURS LATE ON THURSDAY

State offices will be opening two hours late on Thursday.  Governor Murphy announced last night that the offices will be opening late in order to provide for snow removal in impacted communities.  Yesterday’s storm resulted in well over a quarter of a million power outages and put more than a foot of snow on northern …

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