Monthly Archives: July 2012

GRANDFATHER DIES IN DRIVER’S SEAT, GIRL SAFELY STOPS VEHICLE

A 12-year-old girl was stuck in a vehicle doing 80 mph down the road with a dead grandfather in the drivers seat. The AP reports that a girl found herself in this situation on Tuesday. The two were coming home from the New Jersey Motorsports Park when the grandfather had a heart attack. His foot was stuck on the accelerator. Miranda Bowman jumped over to the drivers side attempted to slow down the vehicle as much as possible and eventually forced the vehicle to stop by forcing it to go into trees. Bowman was alright from the crash.

BEACH FILL AT REVEL BEACH COMING TO CLOSE

Guests are Revel will finally be able to enjoy the beach. The state will be mostly cleared out this week of the beach front, where a beach fill was taking place. Since the opening of the $2.4 billion resort, the beach in front of Revel has been worked on by the state Department of Environmental Protection, which was doing the beach fill to protect the shoreline.

WILDWOOD CREST NAMES NEW GWTIDA BOARD MEMBER

A new person will be representing Wildwood Crest on the GWTIDA board. Borough resident Mary Nell Murphy has been named to the executive advisory board of the Greater Wildwood Tourism Improvement and Development Authority as a business representative for Wildwood Crest. Murphy was appointed to the volunteer position by the Wildwood Crest Board of Commissioners at its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 25. Murphy replaces Arlieen Franco, who resigned from the position in May after serving on the board for 19 years.

WOMAN AWAKES TO SEXUAL ASSAULT

Imagine waking up to a man sexually assaulting you…it happened to a woman inside of a motel room in Sea Isle City. Police there announced the arrest of David Luka, Jr., of Pennsylvania. The victim was transported to Cape Regional Hospital for necessary tests.  Luka was said to be an acquaintance of the victim. He has been charged with aggravated sexual assault. Bail was set at $150,000.

MAN ARRESTED IN TEXAS FOR STRANGLING DEATH

An Atlantic City murder suspect was arrested in Texas. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office announced the arrest David J. Williams, of Atlantic City. Siddiqah Bryant was found dead inside of a parked van on the 1800 block of Arctic Avenue back on May 17. The cause of death was determined to be strangulation. Bail was set at $1 million.

GONE: PENCE FOLLOWS VICTORINO TO THE WEST COAST

The Phillies traded two thirds of their starting outfield to the west coast today.  Following a trade of Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Phillies traded right fielder Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants for three players, including the Giants’ number two prospect, catcher Tommy Joseph.  The Phillies are conducting a fire sale of their team and shedding some star players and high salaries in the process.

REPORT: STATE WIPES OUT ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST MAHANEY

That ethics complaint that was filed against Cape May Mayor Ed Mahaney by three residents? It’s gone.  The Cape May County Herald reports that the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs has dismissed an ethics complained filed against Mahaney earlier this year.  The department’s Local Finance Board chairman ruled last week that the complaint had no merit.  At issue was Mahaney’s relationship with Temple University and naming rights at the university.

PHILLIES FIRE SALE: VICTORINO GONE, PENCE MAY BE NEXT

The dismantling of the Philadelphia Phillies has begun.  The Phillies have traded former all star outfielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers for two pitchers.  The key to the trade for the Phillies was right handed middle reliever Josh Lindbolm, who’s 25 years old.  Victorino’s production has tailed off this season as a member of the Phillies.  The Phils are also reportedly shopping outfielder Hunter Pence; the Giants may be interested.

TWO HIT WITH WEAPONS, BURGLARY OFFENSES IN LOWER TWP.

Lower Township Police have arrested two men from the community on various weapons and burglary offenses.  Township Police announced today that they have arrested 19 year old Zackhery Loughran and 24 year old Steven Coverdale; both men live on Carriage Lane in Erma.  Both men are charged with stealing a .45 caliber handgun, ammunition, and jewelry from a residence on Saturday.  Police were able to trace the crime to both men after speaking with a local business, Adele’s Jeweled Treasures.  Both men were hauled off to the Cape May County Jail.