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REPORT: FATAL POLICE SHOOTING WAS JUSTIFIED IN VINELAND

The fatal shooting of Richard Bard Jr. in Vineland last year by city police was completely justified.  That’s the finding of a new report issued by the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office on Thursday.  The report says Bard fired at police first, with the bullet just missing the head of an officer. ##

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SHAKEUP IN NJ DEM PARTY OVER ASSEMBLY SPEAKER POWER PLAY

A shakeup in the Democratic Party landscape in New Jersey now that Democratic Assemblyman Campaign Committee chair Michael Muller has resigned.  Muller resigned the key position as a result of a party split over the position of Assembly Speaker, currently held by Vincent Prieto. ##

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CAPE GOP ENDORSING DOWNE TWP. MAYOR FOR ASSEMBLY

Cape May County republicans are supporting Downe Township Mayor Robert Campbell as a candidate for State Assembly.  The Cape GOP’s social media page is encouraging republican voters to support Campbell who’s name appears in column six.  The GOP dumped support for Brian McDowell soon after the legislative ticket was announced. ##

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POWERBALL JACKPOT KEEPS CLIMBING IN GARDEN STATE

The Powerball jackpot keeps climbing.  There were no winners in the Wednesday night Powerball drawing which puts the estimated top prize for Saturday night’s drawing at $337 million.  It will be among the top 25 jackpots ever offered in a United States lottery. ##

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PATERSON MAN CHARGED WITH DISTRIBUTING HEROIN LOCALLY

A 31 year old man from Paterson has been charged by Cape May County authorities for allegedly peddling a large quantity of heroin in Cape May County.  Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced that Ziyad Walker was busted following a search warrant executed Wednesday at a property on Roberts Avenue in Wildwood.  Walker is currently lodged at [...]

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LOWER TWP. ANNOUNCES ROAD CLOSURES FOR TRIATHLON

Lower Township Police have announced some road closures and detours for the Escape the Cape Triathlon to be held Sunday morning.  Closures will impact certain roads in the Township including Ferry Road, Jonathan Hoffman Road, Seashore Road, and Bayshore Road, south of the Canal. ##

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WILDWOOD CATHOLIC HIRES JOSEPH CRAY AS PRINCIPAL

Wildwood Catholic High School has hired a former school administrator from Philadelphia to be its next principal. Joseph Cray will replace Carolyn Miller, who is retiring, and Mary Kane who is returning as a teacher.  Cray is a 2005 graduate of Temple University. ##

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SPORTS: LADY CRUSADERS ADVANCE TO TITLE GAME

The Wildwood Catholic Lady Crusaders softball team will play for a South Jersey championship today.  Wildwood Catholic will battle Mater Dei for the title at Richard Stockton University.  The Crusaders advanced with an 11-1 victory over Gill St. Bernard on Wednesday. ##

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DEADLY TRAIN ACCIDENT IN ATLANTIC COUNTY WEDNESDAY NIGHT

New Jersey Transit Police are investigating the death of what’s being described as a “trespasser” who was struck by a train in Hammonton last night.  The accident occurred just west of the Hammonton station on the Atlantic City rail line.  The victim was struck by the train shortly before 10pm. ##

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LOBIONDO SKIPS TOWN HALL, MEETING CONTINUES WITHOUT HIM

A town hall style meeting was held in Egg Harbor City Wednesday night and Congressman Frank LoBiondo was a no show.  Philly.com reports that LoBiondo insists he will meet with any constituents in his office or via phone, but will not show at a town hall style meeting.  LoBiondo also said he was traveling on [...]

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