Two were injured in a two vehicle accident in Egg Harbor Township. Police there say the crash took place on Zion Road at Old Zion Road, around 4:25 p.m. on Thursday. A vehicle operated by Marleen Prouty, 74 years of age from Northfield, was making a left turn onto Zion Road from Southbound Old Zion Road when she failed to yield to traffic on Zion Road and the crash occurred. Both Prouty and Howard Thompson, 67 years of age from Egg Harbor Township, from the other vehicle, needed the jaws of life to be extricated from their vehicles. routy was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus trauma center with moderate to serious injuries. Thompson was transported to the Shore Medical Center with moderate injuries. The crash remains under investigation.
Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has been let out of jail after a DUI arrest. Police in Mesa, Arizona say that McNabb spent a day behind bars for the incident. The initial arrest took place on Dec. 15 and this was McNabb serving his one day sentence for the crime. Authorities there also released this mug shot on Thursday, which got major buzz on the internet, including social media sites.
Calls of a man brandishing a gun sent Absecon Police to investigate Thursday. Police say a man was shooting wildlife with a shotgun. The suspect, identified later as Brian Duffy, of Galloway, fled prior to police arrival but was later located on Rt 30 and 2nd Ave in Galloway where he was taken into custody without incident. He was charged with several weapons offenses and Disorderly Conduct.
Former Governor and current State Senator Richard Codey wants the athletic director for Rutgers gone. Julie Hermann was hired by the school about a year ago, but seems to keep her name in the news a lot. The most recent was a report by the Star-Ledger that Hermann said during one of her classes that she was happy to hear the newspaper was struggling financially and wished it would go away. Codey wrote a letter to the school questioning why someone would be happy to hear 167 people lost their jobs.
A major chain confirmed that credit card data could have been breached. The retail store Michaels confirmed that a breach took place between June 26, 2013 and February 27, 2014. Roughly 2.6 million cards could have been impacted. This is similar to the breach that took place at Target stores. Michaels has South Jersey locations, including in Rio Grande. Those that have used credit cards there are warned to check their statements for fraudulent activity.
Cumberland County will be included in a federal program that could help many families stay in their home. U.S. Senator Cory Booker made the announcement on Thursday, saying that about 600 families could stay in their home under this program. Booker was joined at the announcement by Freeholder Director Joe Derella, Bridgeton Mayor Albert Kelly, Assemblywoman Celeste Riley and Cumberland County Economic Development Director James Watson. The Distressed Asset program has already been opened up to the nine New Jersey counties designated as the main recipients of federal Sandy aid – a group Cumberland was not part of – and roughly 600 families in those counties were also determined to be eligible to participate in it.
Four Ocean County men have been arrested and charged in an online child pornography sting operation. Authorities say the four men were all found with child pornography on their computers; one suspect had several hundred movie files featuring child pornography. Three of the four men were hauled off to the Ocean County Jail; the fourth was released on a summons.
Cape May County took a unified message to Trenton last week to talk about dredging issues that affect our entire region. Freeholder Marie Hayes announced that she had a meeting with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin who listened carefully to issues that suspend or prevent dredging projects. One of the big issues is the winter flounder season that shuts down dredging for the first five months of every year. Fishermen say there are no winter flounder to be caught anyway.
South Jersey will no longer have a network television station at the end of the year. NBC has informed NBC40 that it will be ending its network affiliation at the end of 2014. There have been widespread rumors about the television station going dark soon after a recent acquisition. The end of the network affiliation was reported by the Press of Atlantic City. NBC40 is New Jersey’s only NBC affiliate.
A 21 year old Wildwood man has been arrested and charged with punching a Lower Township Police officer in the face on Tuesday evening. Police say it happened while 21 year old Alexander Vosper was having an argument with another man on Desoto Avenue in the Villas. Police allege that Vosper clenched his fist and punched Special Officer James Collins in the face. Vosper was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.