He once was the second string quarterback on the Philadelphia Eagles, today he is unemployed. The Eagles made final roster cuts on Friday and released backup quarterback Mike Kafka. Kafka lost his job thanks to preseason play by rookie Nick Foles and veteran backup quarterback Trent Edwards. Eagles Coach Andy Reid says there was a great level of competition at the quarterback position this year.
Exactly what the greater Cape May area doesn’t need for Labor Day weekend: A power outage. Coastal Broadcasting has been getting calls from businesses and residences about a power outage affecting the Cape May area late Friday afternoon. No reason yet for why the power has gone out. The official Atlantic City Electric outage map shows that more than 1,200 customers were without power around 6:00pm Friday.
Three people are dead, including the alleged gunman, from a supermarket shooting early this morning in Old Bridge, New Jersey. Police there confirm two people were shot to death inside a Pathmark supermarket store before the store opened for the day, and the gunman took his own life. An 18 year old man and a 24 year old woman who both lived in the community were the victims of the shooting. Reports say the alleged shooter is 23 year old Terrance Tyler, a former Marine.
Today is the final cutdown day in the National Football League and the Philadelphia Eagles have cut some name players. The Eagles have cut wide receiver Chad Hall, defensive back Oshiomongho Atogwe, and cornerback Joselio Hanson. On Friday, the Eagles cut a total of 19 players.
A boating accident sent one to the hospital on Friday. Middle Township Police say that the Avalon Fire Company located the subjects involved. One person was transported to the Cape Regional Hospital. New Jersey State Police are investigating the incident. The incident took place in the area of Avalon Blvd. The identity of those involved and the cause of the accident have not been released.
The Labor Day Weekend traffic preview was quite rough as police reported three early morning accidents on the Black Horse Pike. The first incident occurred at about 3am Friday near Atlantic Cape Community College, as a small car struck a utility pole and flipped over. The second accident took place at about 4:15am in Hammonton, as a car drove off the road into a ditch. Police arrested two people in connection with the accident but no details were released. A short time later a black Dodge ran into the rear of a white Ford stoped at a red light near Route 50 in Hamilton Township. The driver and passenger of the Dodge, Jeffrey and Patricia Smith of Deptford were treated for minor injuries at the scene.
Officials in Sea Isle City are smiling today thanks to the generosity of the Federal Economic Development Administration. Sea Isle City will receive a $2.5 million, low interest loan and a $1 million grant to fund sewer and drainage improvements to Central Avenue. Construction on the project will begin after shortly after Labor Day and be completed before next summer. The improvements will reduce flooding and smooth out the roadway.
Several people are dead after an early morning shooting at a shopping center in Old Bridge, New Jersey. Initial reports say the shots were fired inside a Pathmark Supermarket store on Route 9 in the community just before 4am today. The store was scheduled to open at 6am; employees were inside getting the store ready for the day. The gunman was dressed in body armor, and the shooting suspect was killed. Employees who survived the shooting were taken to a local restaurant as a safe haven.
Plans to bring water to nearly 3,000 homes in the Town Bank section of Lower Township could be put on hold by the NJ State Department of Environmental Protection. The $12 million project to supply public water needs DEP approval to allocate more water than the current quota of 93 million gallons per month. The state agency says that saltwater intrusion was increasing faster than earlier predictions and could limit the pumping of fresh water wells for public usage.
More traffic cameras will be springing up throughout Cape May County in the near future. The county received Federal Grant money to provide Automated License Plate Recognition systems for seven local police departments, through the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. The cameras are able to capture the license plate numbers of passing vehicles at speeds of up to 160 miles per hour and can capture up to 3,600 reads per minute.