Public Works in Hamilton Township has completed repairs to a large cross pipe that created a sink hole in the roadway on 13th Street/ Tanglewood Dr. earlier this week. The road is now open for through traffic between Route 50 and Park Road. They do ask that motorists and pedestrians continue to exercise caution and lower speeds when traveling past the construction area across from Town Hall. Workers and large equipment may be entering the roadway.
The Middle Township Police Department made two arrests in connection to a series of car burglaries in Middle Township. Authorities made the arrest at the Whispering Woods Hotel in Green Creek. Detectives arrested Carrianne Walsh and Jeffery Heaton at the Whispering Woods Hotel in Green Creek, NJ. Stolen property was recovered from Walsh’s room. Walsh was charged with fencing and was released on a summons. Heaton was charged with (3) counts of burglary and theft, he was place in Cape May County Correctional Center in lieu of $60,000 bail.
A fire has been placed under control in Wildwood that reportedly took out power to portions of the boardwalk. The smoke and flames started near the intersection of Park Boulevard and West Oak Avenue. The fire was first called into authorities just prior to 11 a.m. No further details have been released about the blaze.
Wildwood Police say they took two into custody who were involved in illegal drug sales. Jesus Roas-Leon and Luis Morales-Correa, both were charged after police seized $2,000 in drugs prepacked for street sales. Also seized was $1,300 in currency. Both were charged with possession of heroin and related offenses. Bail was set at $200,000 for Roas-Leon, and $100,000 for Morales-Correa.
This weekend could be the final time most people can visit Revel or Showboat casinos. Both are slated to close with the holiday weekend, though many hope both will be bought at some point in the future and reopened. While it is unclear if either will reopen again, thousands of people will lose their jobs as a result of the closings. Showboat will shut down on Sunday, while Revel will close the hotel on portion on Monday and the casino on Tuesday.
Voters will have the chance to make a constitutional amendment to create open space funding by dedicating a portion of tax revenue for the fund. Gov. Chris Christie said he would be voting no on the question during a press conference Thursday. The governor noted he thought it was irresponsible to spend money in a dedicated way like that. The fund would come from four percent of the corporate business tax.
Mostly good weather is being predicted for the Labor Day weekend. The National Weather Service is calling for partly to mostly sunny skies all weekend. There will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms on Sunday and Monday, but neither day has more than a 30 percent chance of storms. Temperatures should be right around 80 to 85 degrees as a high, for those people looking to hit the beach one more time before the unofficial end to summer happens.
The New Jersey State Police will graduate 149 new troopers. Police announced that their 154th Recruit Class will graduate on Friday in Toms River. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman and Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police Colenel Rick Fuentes will be in attendance.
Lower Township Police say a report of a suspicious person led to a drug arrest. Authorities arrested Keiffer Hahn, and charged him with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and other drug offenses. Bail was set at $15,000. Police say the arrest took place Wednesday night on the 700 block of Lincoln Blvd. in North Cape May.
The Coast Guard helped save the life of a choking victim Wednesday aboard a yacht near Cape May Harbor. A crew member aboard the Cape May-based 65-foot yacht Canyon Lady hailed for help when a 61-year-old woman aboard choked on her lunch. A 45-foot Response Boat − Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May met the Canyon Lady on the inbound side of the jetties where a Coast Guard EMT went aboard the yacht to render assistance. The Coast Guard was successfully about the save the woman and she is in good condition.