An area juvenile was charged with drunk driving after getting into an accident at Springers Mill Road, in Cape May Court House. Police say two trees and a telephone poll were hit. The girl was later discovered in North Wildwood with family. She suffered facial injuries. The 17-year-old was charged with DWI, Careless Driving, Failure to Maintain Lane, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Failure to Report and Accident and Misuse of a Provisional Drivers License.
Three high school playoff basketball games will be broadcast live on Coastal Broadcasting Systems Monday evening. The Middle Township girls and boys teams play in a doubleheader on WCZT 98.7FM at 5:00pm and at 7:00pm, while the Lower Cape May boys game will be broadcast live on WFNE 106.7FM at 6:00pm. Here is the broadcast game schedule for Monday evening:
WCZT: Barnegat at Middle Township, 5:00pm, South Jersey Group II girls playoff game (Brian Cunniff/Buddy Tarbotton
WCZT: Pennsauken Tech at Middle Township, 7:00pm, South Jersey Group II boys playoff game (Brian Cunniff/Buddy Tarbotton)
WFNE: Lower Cape May at Willingboro, 6:00pm, South Jersey Group II boys playoff game (Tom Williams)
A new study shows funding will be lost to some college students based on the proposed state budget. U.S. Senator Robert Menendez will release new analysis later today on how proposed budget cuts will impact New Jersey’s college students. New analysis will show that the proposed cuts will mean 183,000 New Jersey college students will lose part or all of their Pell Grants next year.
A Bridgeton teen was sentenced for a shoplifting incident. Kahlil Brown has plead guilty to the four counts of shoplifting. The incidents took place from July, 2010, to Dec. 2010. Brown stole items including labtops and a television. The sentencing took place on Tuesday.
A car crash into a man who was walking along the Garden State Parkway in North Jersey. State Police say that 75-year-old Michael Lerakis, of Tinton Falls, was pronounced dead a short time later. The incident took place near mile marker 110. An investigation is on-going into what the man was doing on the roadway. An autopsy is being done today as well.
It isn’t going to get any cheaper to drive anytime in the near future. Gas prices are flying up. AAA Daily Fuel Gauge report says Cape May County is currently averaging $3.19 per gallon. According to the data, just one week ago prices were averaging $3.04. Tensions in the Middle East are only going to send gas prices up higher according to analysts.
Discussion about changes to health benefits and pensions seem to be enough to increase retirement filings. New state numbers show that over 20,000 employees filed for retirement in 2010, which is more than a 60 percent increase from the year prior. Gov. Chris Christie has been pushing to have public employees pay more into their health and pension payments, pushing more employees out the door.
A Best Buy employee has been charged with theft from the Best Buy in Vineland. Charges have been filed against Tiffany S. Holmes, of Millville. The store manager called in the incident took police on Tuesday. Among the items that were missing were several phones. Charges also include theft by deception and forgery offenses. Bail was set at $5,000.
A man has been given 30 years and no parole for killing a police officer. Christopher Robinson has admitted to trying to kill retired Millville police officer Carmen DeGregorio who went to the aid of Robinson’s girlfriend. Robinson drove his vehicle into DeGregorio. A plea bargain was agreed to back in January. Robinson admitted to first-degree murder, and second-degree attempted kidnapping.
Charges have been filed against two men involved a vehicle smashing into a police cruiser in Atlantic City. Police say the incident took place on Sunday morning. Luis Martin Donato Lopez and Clever Sanchez, both of Delaware, attempted to run, but both were caught shortly after. They were charged with drunk driving and other related offenses.