What’s all the buzz in Cape May? How about 30,000 honeybees in the attic of a home that is more than 100 years old. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a bee expert had to come to the home of 52 year old Victoria Clayton of Washington Street last week and remove the thousands of bees that had nested in her attic. Clayton says she became alarmed when she saw many more bees in her garden, along with a stream of insects headed for a laundry vent.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is not taking the nomination of being the vice president off the table just yet. Christie talked to high school students in North Jersey on Monday and announced that republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may be able to convince him to be his running mate. Christie did tell students that he really has no interest in being the vice president. Christie admits if Romney called, he would listen.
He’s heavy and he knows it. Governor Chris Christie shrugged off jokes about his weight given by comedian Jimmy Kimmel during a weekend event in Washington. Christie told reporters that the fat jokes didn’t bother him since actress Sofia Vergara was sitting next to him. Chrisitie said, quote, “When you have her next to you to console you, let me tell you, you don’t care what the heck Jimmy Kimmel said”. Kimmel was discussing First Lady Michelle Obama’s health initiative, and told her “Look, it’s Chris Christie, get him”.
Police in Cumberland County announced the arrests of two local men on charges that they killed a Bridgeton man inside is home earlier this month. Police busted 27 year old Leon Saunders of Bridgeton and 31 year old Edward Copes of Vineland over the weekend and charged them with the shooting death of Kevin Pierce. The three men got into an argument in Pierce’s home back on April 20th and Pierce was shot dead. Both suspects are being held in jail on $1.5 million cash bail.
The 100th birthday of the city of Wildwood will be held in three weeks. Wildwood city officials announced that the city will commemorate its 100th anniversary on Saturday, May 19th with a series of special events. A grand opening ceremony hosted by Coastal Broadcasting’s Scott Wahl will kick off the event at Noon that day followed by a tram car race involving three local mayors and plenty of beach activities, including a bonfire. A fireworks display will cap off the evening.
The old high school graduation exam may be replaced with tougher tests in the Garden State. Governor Chris Christie on Monday unveiled a new plan that would take away the High School Proficiency Assessment because it’s too weak; the new tests would follow required courses on the high school level. Christie says it’s imperative that New Jersey provide tougher tests to meet the growing demands of the 21st century.
Lower Cape May Regional High School’s best football player from last season will be lacing up his cleats at Rutgers University. The Gazette Leader’s Brian Cunniff reports that Matthews has decided to join the Scarlet Knights football team as a walk on player this summer. Matthews scored a dozen touchdowns last season for the Caper Tigers. Matthews was also a basketball standout at Lower Cape May, scoring 15.5 points per game last season.
A New Jersey woman who was the victim of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian has succumbed to her injuries. Middle Township Police report that Linda Allen of Manahawkin has died as a result of injuries she suffered Sunday night on Route 47 in Rio Grande. Police say a vehicle driven by 41 year old Charles Woolson of the Villas struck Allen near the Shelton Motel on Route 47 Sunday night. Allen died on Monday as a result of the injuries she suffered in the accident.
Pleasantville police arrested a man in possession of a loaded handgun and 30 grams of pot on Saturday night. Police arrested Keith Gerald, 23, just after 10 p.m. as he sat in his car in the area of Sewell Avenue and Westminster Place. Gerald was in possession of a .38-caliber handgun loaded with hollow point bullets. An arrest was made without incident and Gerald was placed in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $100,000 bail, charged with multiple offenses, including possession with intent to distribute and in a school zone (New York Avenue School).
An Egg Harbor Township man was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, after striking a utility pole and overturning his vehicle. The accident occurred just before 11pm Sunday night on Shore Road near Central Avenue. Thomas Rust, 50, of Egg Harbor Township, was driving south on Shore Rd in Linwood, when he failed to negotiate a curve, smashed into the pole and broke it into several pieces. Rust suffered minor injuries, was arrested and released. The accident remains under investigation.