A man is dead after he was shot this morning by police in Winslow Township. Police say a man who confronted police near the Golden Nugget Tavern in Winslow Township was shot by police shortly before 9am Friday; the man died later today of his injuries. Police have not yet released the identity of the victim nor additional circumstances relating to the shooting.
The city of Wildwood has pulled an ordinance that would set the position of a full time for the municipal attorney, with benefits. The Wildwood Leader reports that the ordinance was pulled after the city clerk’s office received a petition that would challenge the ordinance. Mayor Ernie Troiano says nothing changes for Wildwood as municipal solicitor Mary D’Arcy Bittner remains a full time employee with a salary of $175,000. Troiano says the ordinance was simply a move to clean up the city’s code.
The reviews were largely positive regarding a Blake Shelton country music concert on the beach in Atlantic City on Thursday. About 60,000 people attended the free show which brought a one day shot of revenue to the struggling casino town. Mayor Don Guardian says he was pleased at the turnout, and some merchants report very good sales. Some people complained they never even saw Shelton from their beachfront location, which others complained about a $50 parking tab at casino parking facilities.
A woman was able to escape a stubborn fire at her home Thursday in Goshen. The Cape May County Herald reports that a fire broke out in a home located in the 400 block of Goshen Swainton Road on Thursday. Flames from the fire shot through a portion of the roof. Five local fire departments responded to the blaze which took place around 6:30pm. There are no injuries reported; the home suffered significant damage.
A published report says a 31 year old man from Cape May is being sought by police for his role in the theft of a credit card that belongs to a Rutgers University police officer. The South Jersey Times reports that Robert W. Reed Jr. is being sought by authorities for his role in the crime. Police have already charged 36 year old Lisa Gill of Cape May in connection with the crime.
Did you know the Garden State has an Unclaimed Property Administration? State officials say the administration returned $125 million in unclaimed property and funds to New Jersey residents during the last fiscal year, which is a record. The state established the administration to return property and funds to people who have a proper claim to it. During the last fiscal year, more than 70,000 people took advantage of the program.
Some outdoor events may be affected by bad weather this weekend at the Jersey Shore. The National Weather Service is predicting some rain, heavy at times, Friday evening through Saturday afternoon with the potential for more showers on Sunday. There are many outdoor events at the shore this weekend, including outdoor concerts, 5K runs, and the popular Brendan Borek Surf Contest in Avalon on Saturday morning. Sunday appears to be the better weather day of the weekend.
A 21 year old man from Millville has been convicted of charges that he repeatedly sexually assaulted a woman before stabbing her multiple times. Robert Norman was in court on Thursday and convicted on charged that he sexually assaulted and stabbed a woman in April, 2011. The victim suffered life threatening injuries, but was able to recover. Norman could spend the next two decades behind bars.
Cumberland County officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking event thursday on a new $7 million center for workforce and economic development. The project will be constructed at Cumberland County College and will be partnered with a new $70 million, full time technical high school being built on the college campus. Cumberland County officials are hopeful that better education and job training will lead to a a boom in the local economy.
Atlantic City Police say a four year old boy was struck by a car Thursday afternoon in the resort. Police say the accident happened on Martin Luther King Boulevard. The four year old boy was rushed to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s trauma unit for injuries. The accident remains under investigation.