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WILDWOOD POLICE BUST THREE MEN FOR ROBBING LOCAL RESIDENCE

Three men were busted by Wildwood Police on Wednesday after they were spotted entering, and leaving a private residence in the 100 East block of Rio Grande Avenue.  Cops say the men were acting suspiciously and they committed a home invasion robbery.  The suspects are identified as 36 year old Sharif Wilson and 34 year [...]

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AVALON DISCUSSES 2017 TOURISM YEAR, MARKETING STRATEGIES

Avalon business leaders gathered Thursday evening at the Icona Golden Inn to discuss the upcoming tourism season and special event marketing.   The Borough of Avalon joins with two business organizations to promote the events and businesses in the County, and in other states that sent visitors to the Borough. ##

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DIDN’T LAST LONG: MCDOWELL BOOTED OFF CAPE GOP TICKET FOR ASSEMBLY

Brian McDowell’s run as an Assembly candidate supported by the Cape May County GOP has come to an end.  GOP Chairman Marcus Karavan posted on social media that McDowell was asked to leave the ticket, and refused; now he is being eliminated from the Cape May County Regular Republican Organization line on the primary ballot. [...]

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COUNTY OEM TO CONDUCT NEW DRONE FLIGHT EXERCISES

The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management will be holding emergency preparedness exercises with the use of drones that will help first responders following a major storm.  The County is teaming with Verizon and American Aerospace Technologies to fly a long endurance, unmanned aircraft system equipped with a small cell site into the air. [...]

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NORTH WILDWOOD EARNS GREATER DISCOUNT ON FLOOD INSURANCE RATES

North Wildwood will be able to offer its property owners a higher discount on flood insurance rates.  City leaders announced that the city has earned a higher rating in the Community Rating System which will now provide property owners with a 20 percent discount on their flood insurance premiums, an betterment of five percent. ##

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JUDGE: STATE CAN CUT AC FIREFIGHTERS PAY, BENEFITS

A judge has ruled that yes, the State of New Jersey can cut the salaries and benefits provided to firefighters in Atlantic City.  Firefighters took the cuts to court, which amount to about 25 percent of the firefighters’ overall compensation.  The union representing the firefighters still believes the cuts are unconstitutional. ##

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AVERAGE PROPERTY TAX BILL IN NJ? JUST OVER $5K

A new property tax survey by RealtyTrac.com shows the average Cape May County household pays just over $5,000 per year in property taxes.  New Jersey continues to have the highest property taxes in the country.  The average market value of each home is just over $481,000 in Cape May County. ##

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BE WARNED: STATE COPS ARE WATCHING YOU TEXTING WHILE DRIVING

New Jersey State Police announced the re-launch of an aggressive driving hotline in an attempt to crack down on motorists who text while drive.  State Police say they will also send warning letters to individuals who have been seen texting while driving as part of a major crackdown during the month of April. ##

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LOWER TOWNSHIP MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

A 51 year old man from North Cape May has been arrested and charged for being in possession of child pornography.  Authorities announced that charges have been filed against Charles Dodds Jr. who lives on Summer Circle.  Dodds allegedly uploaded images of child pornography to various social media sites. ##

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