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AGAIN, NO WINNER IN POWERBALL, JACKPOT OVER A HALF BILLION

For the 19th consecutive drawing, no winner in the Powerball lottery.  New Jersey Lottery officials say the estimated top prize for Saturday night’s drawing will be over a half billion dollars.  It will be the eighth largest jackpot in our country’s history. ##

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MILLVILLE SELLS OFF ITS RESCUE SQUAD

The City of Millville has sold off its rescue squad.  Inspira Health Network bought the squad on Wednesday after receiving support from both the hospital and the city.  Millville officials say this will elevate services provided to city residents. ##

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CHRISTIE: NO NATURAL GAS EXPLORATION OFF NJ COAST

Governor Christie has reaffirmed his opposition to any exploration of offshore drilling for fuel off the coast of the Garden State.  Christie says there are too many potential negative impacts for the New Jersey shoreline to support this proposal.  Christie says he’s opposed this measure for the past seven years. ##

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NO APPEAL, BEACH WORK TO CONTINUE IN MARGATE

Margate has run out of legal options regarding a beach project that has created huge ponds on the beach.  An appeals court failed to stop the project during another court action on Wednesday, meaning the project will likely continue until it’s completed.  Residents and officials are incensed over some large ponds of water that have [...]

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REPORT: LOCAL BRIDGE WAS OPENING WHILE DRIVER WAS ON IT

A South Jersey family was shaken up when they were driving over the movable span on the Middle Thorofare Bridge while the span was actually opening.  The Cape May County Herald reports that the family suffered minor injuries during the incident which occurred earlier this month; the span was four to six feet in the [...]

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REPORT: STRAUB UNDER INVESTIGATION IN FLORIDA

The owner of the former Revel Casino in Atlantic City is under investigation for allegedly placing fraudulent liens against a property in Florida.  Glen Straub told the Press of Atlantic City that he’s innocent, and says the woman who owns the property where improvements were made was never his girlfriend. ##

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WIFE OF MILLVILLE COMMISSIONER INJURED IN ACCIDENT

The wife of Millville City Commissioner David Ennis was injured when her vehicle collided with a tractor trailer on Tuesday.  Crystal S. Ennis was taken to Cooper Hospital following the accident.  Ennis’ vehicle veered into the southbound lane of Main Road in Millville just before the accident. ##

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HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THIS EVENING

The National Weather Service has posted a Coastal Hazard Statement for a high risk of rip currents along the beaches of South Jersey until this evening.  A tropical storm that will remain far to our east will produce rip currents and wave heights of four to six feet; always follow instructions provided by local beach [...]

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COAST GUARD MEDIVACS FISHERMAN FROM OFF MANASQUAN INLET

The United States Coast Guard medivaced a fisherman off a boat about five miles off the coast of Manasquan Inlet on Tuesday.  The 49 year old man was suffering chest pains and shortness of breath.  He was taken to shore where he was treated by emergency medical services. ##

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