Towns throughout New Jersey that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy will be getting more FEMA aid thanks to a new FEMA reimbursement formula. This translates into an extra $65.9 million for New Jersey communities, including many in Cape May County. Cape May will see an extra $308,000, while North Wildwood and Ocean City will both realize an extra $700,000 in FEMA funding. West Cape May gets the smallest bump, only $747.
Cape May City Police are looking for the suspects responsible for a string of bicycle thefts in the resort. Police say several bike thefts have been reported, including one that took place at the Tides Condominium on Jackson Street. Police are reminding the public to lock up their bikes when they are not in use since bicycle thefts are crimes of opportunity.
23 people have been indicted in New Jersey for stealing money from other people’s bank accounts at Atlantic City casinos. Most of the suspects are from New York and they are all accused of creating a scheme to take more than a quarter million dollars from various bank accounts. Most of the cash was swindled from JP Morgan Chase Bank accounts throughout 2011.
Former Philadelphia Phillies catcher Darren Daulton has two brain tumors, and they will be removed next week. Daulton started to feel ill last week and saw a doctor who confirmed that he has two brain tumors. Daulton is 51 years old and played most of his career with the Phils before a brief stint with the Florida Marlins.
A former governor of New Jersey has now been accused by the federal government of botching the handling of MF Global, costing many investors millions of dollars. Jon Corzine was slapped with the civil lawsuit by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission which wants to hit Corzine with a hefty fine and make sure he never trades in the futures market again. More than $1 billion in customers funds managed thanks to Corzine’s alleged mismanagement.
Sometimes is not good to do as mom says. A mother and son were arrested for a car burglary in North Wildwood. Police there say they responded to a call on the east block of 4th Ave. on Wednesday. Denise Schueller and Michael Iucolino were both arrested and charged with burglary and conspiracy. Bail was set for both at $10,000.
The death of a young child has a suspect. The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office announced charges of aggravated manslaughter and reckless manslaughter against Stephany James. Authorities believe she killed an eight-year-old girl in Vineland on May 16. Bail has been set at $200,000. James was previously charged with endangering the welfare of a child and hindering apprehension. Arraignment will take place on Friday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 10 p.m. this evening. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecasted for the area. The highest risk times for those storms is between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Immigration reform has the support of both U.S. Senators in New Jersey. Senator Jeff Cheisa announced that he is going to vote in favor of the measure that was initially sponsored by the state’s other senator, Robert Menendez. In a statement Cheisa said, “As a former Federal prosecutor and Attorney General for the State of New Jersey, I have looked carefully at this debate through the lens of public safety and law enforcement. This bill strengthens border security, E-verify and better identifies visa overstays through an improved entry/exit system. I will vote for this immigration bill because I believe it is the right thing to do.”
Longtime Avalon Borough Councilman Joseph Tipping presided over his final meeting as a member of the Avalon Borough Council on Wednesday, June 26th. Tipping has served as President of the Avalon Borough Council for a second time over the past year and did not seek re-election in the May, 2013 Avalon municipal election as he continued to recover from health issues. During Tipping’s final Council meeting he was presented with a special plaque by the Borough recognizing his various achievements and initiatives during his eight years in elected office. All members of the Avalon Borough Council commended Tipping and thanked him for his leadership and dedication to the Borough of Avalon.