Monthly Archives: July 2011

POWERBALL LOTTERY JUMPS UP TO $133 MILLION

200px-PowerballlogoA huge rollover has taken place after no one won the Powerball Lottery. The drawing on Wednesday netted no winners and the new jackpot is set for $133 million on Saturday night. The winning numbers were 38, 40, 41, 51, 59, and a Powerball of 33. The Mega Millions drawing on Friday night is for $74 million. Both lotteries are multi-state lotteries that New Jersey takes part in.

HANDCRAFT UNLIMITED COMES TO CONVENTION CENTER

Handcraft Unlimited Christmas in July Craft Show is coming to Wildwood. The event will be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center. There will be Quality crafters there featuring country, modern, primitive, folk art and much more. The hours for the event is Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission $3. Children 12 and under are free.

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO WEAPONS POSSESSION

Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel

Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel

A Galloway Township man who entered a guilty plea this week for a weapons offense will be sentenced in the fall to three years in prison, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel stated today.

Jeffrey Austin, 22, of Thoreau Terrace, pled guilty on Tuesday to one count of possession of a handgun without a permit. In accordance to the plea agreement, Austin must serve one year of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole, according to Assistant Prosecutor Kelli Fallon, who represented the State.

On Oct. 1, 2010 at 11:04 p.m. a Galloway Township officer observed the car being driven erratically in the area of Iroquois Drive and Society Drive.  Austin’s vehicle came to an abrupt stop. Austin exited and fled on foot. The Officer caught up with Austin a short while later and located a 9mm handgun in the defendant’s pants pocket, according to Assistant Prosecutor Fallon.

GOVERNOR RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was released from the hospital Thursday evening.  Christie was admitted to the Somerset Medical Center Thursday morning while on his way to a bill signing ceremony.  The governor complained about chest paints and and had problems breathing.  Christie entered the hospital on his own; staffers say it may have been a flare up of asthma which he has suffered since he was a teenager.

EAGLES SIGN DEFENSIVE LINEMAN FROM TENNESSEE

The Philadelphia Eagles have made a move to sure up their defensive line. Reports say that defensive end Justin Babin was signed by the team.  The agreement can’t become official until Friday when players are allowed to sign the deals officially. Babin was most recently with the Tennessee Titans and has 30 career sacks in seven years.

NO INJURIES REPORTED IN SEA ISLE FIRE

A fire broke out in Sea Isle City on Wednesday evening. Sea Isle City Fire Department and Ocean View Fire Departments arrived on the scene at 313 40th St. to put out the blaze. There were no injuries reported. The Cape May County Fire Marshall’s Office was on Scene and deemed the fire not suspicious and the cause is still under investigation.

WEST CAPE MAY NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR PROGRAM

The Borough of West Cape May is now taking applications for a new affordable accessory apartment program in the community.  According to a press release, applications are being accepted through September 2nd for the program which will provide brand new affordable two and three bedroom apartments in the community.  Rents for the apartments will range from $529 to $916 per month.  Potential applicants must meet certain qualification requirements in order to be eligible for this program.  Applications are available at the West Cape May Borough Hall and a few other locations.

BIG UNION PROTEST TONIGHT IN ATLANTIC CITY

A major union protest is scheduled for tonight in Atlantic City.  The Associated Press reports that Local 54 is planning a big protest outside of Resorts Casino Hotel to protest pay cuts that were handed down when new owners took over the property last year.  Thousands of casino workers could show up to Resorts tonight for the demonstration, planned for the boardwalk.  Resorts co-owner Dennis Gomes says the cuts were needed in order to keep the casino in business.

ANOTHER ACCIDENTAL DROWNING AT A MOTEL POOL

There has been another accidental drowning a Jersey Shore motel swimming pool.  This time it happened at the Sky View Manor Motel in Seaside Heights.  Police there confirm that a nine year old girl drowned at the pool on Wednesday afternoon after the girl was allowed to swim without any adult supervision.  The girl is from the North Jersey community of Mine Hill.