A 66 year-old man remains in critical condition after taking a beating with a two-by-four Wednesday night. Pleasantville Police have arrested 51 year-old Joseph McCarten on charges of aggravated assault and weapons offenses. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the attack that occurred around 8 p.m. Wednesday night after the two men became involved in an argument.
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno continues to tour businesses throughout the state to get a handle on the local economy. On Thursday, Guadagno was in Mays Landing to visit a local restaurant, accompanied by the Hamilton Township Committee members. On Friday, Guadagno plans to visit businesses in Ocean City, Brigantine and Margate.
An Atlantic County jury convicted 27 year-old Kory McClary on two counts of murder Thursday, for the killing of two teenagers in 2008. After committing the crime, McClary fled to Alabama where he was eventually apprehended for the crimes. The murders were supposedly in retaliation for a robbery committed against McClary, whose defense attorney plans to file for a new trial.
The South Jersey Transportation Authority says vacationers have started coming down to the Jersey Shore on Thursday for the long Labor Day Weekend. Officials noted heavy traffic heading eastbound on the Atlantic City Expressway throughout the day. Over half a million cars are expected to use the expressway this holiday weekend.
The Cape May County Department of Health has a variety of vaccines available for adults in Cape May County. The specific vaccines you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, risk conditions, locations of travel and previous vaccines. Talk to your doctor or nurse about what is recommended for you,” advises Health Officer Kevin Thomas. The Health Department has most adult vaccines available for free or at low-cost. Call 465-1200 to ask about what vaccines you may need and to schedule an appointment.
By joining forces with other local municipalities, Wildwood residents and businesses will soon see savings in their utility bills. City Commissioners recently adopted an ordinance allowing Commercial Utility Consortium (CUC) of Sewell to bid for lower energy prices. Municipalities in Cape May County participating in the energy auction include Middle Township and Stone Harbor. Commercial Township in Cumberland County and Egg Harbor City in Atlantic County also participate. Residents and business owners will receive a mailing from CUC in the near future. Those wishing to opt out may simply return the tear off portion of the letter indicating if they want to opt out of the program for electricity, natural gas, or both.
The drug use issue has gotten a lot of attention recent in Cape May County. Freeholder Kristen Gabor will host a family information session, “Putting a Face on Addiction” on Sept. 5. The public forum will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the County Administration Building located at 4 Moore Road. Cape May County ranks in the top five for both alcohol and drug-related arrests and treatment admissions, according to the Department of Human Services’ New Jersey Chart book of Substance Abuse Related Social Indicators.
The Egg Harbor Township Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a subject involved in a shoplifting incident that took place on August 22, 2013 at the Shoprite store in the English Creek Center, in the Cardiff section of the township. The suspect walked out of the store with a window air conditioner without paying. The suspect, who is depicted in the photo, is a white male, possibly in his mid 30s in age, with a heavy set build, shaved head and dark brown goatee. The suspect has a possible tattoo on his left arm. Please call 926-4051 with additional information.
The Egg Harbor Township Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a subject involved in a shoplifting incident that took place on August 13 at the Shoprite store in the English Creek Center, in the Cardiff section of the township. The suspect filled up a hand basket with various items and left the store without paying for those items. The same subject is believed to be responsible for numerous other shoplifting incidents throughout the area. Anyone with any information on the identity of the suspects in this incident is asked to call 926-4051.
An Egg Harbor Township man has been arrested for drug possession. Jamile Rivera was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.Rivera was released on a summons pending court. The search on Aug. 23 located a quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.