An Atlantic City man has been charged with murder of a man who was found fatally shot in Atlantic City in January of this year. Omar Curry, 24, of the 100 Block of Rhode Island Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ was arrested in the 800 block of North Virginia Avenue. Nelson Viera died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. Curry was charged with homicide, and weapons possession charged. Curry was placed in the Atlantic County Jail on $1 million bail.
Some of the workers at Showboat got good news. The parent company for Showboat, Caesar’s Entertainment, has placed 470 employees of Showboat with other jobs inside of the company. Showboat is shuttering with the holiday weekend and more than 2,000 people were going to be out of work. The casino announced that those 470 workers would continue to work for Caesar’s at different properties.
Average gas prices have been declining for a couple of months now and consumers are getting more for their money. AAA Mid-Atlantic released its latest gas price survey and local prices come in at $3.21 per gallon. This reflects a two cent drop from the week prior. Prices are now 27 cents better than they were one year ago. Gasoline will be switching over to the winter blend, which is cheaper to produce and could provide additional savings at the pump.
A woman said she was attacked when closing up a store in Absecon on Friday around 8:20 pm. Police there say A 26 year old female employee of Card Smart Cards located on the White Horse Pike in the Absecon Center was closing up the store and was taking out the trash when she was attacked by two black males approximately 6 feet tall wearing dark clothing, short hair and no facial hair in the rear parking lot. The victim was thrown to the ground and received minor injuries. The victim stated the suspects were between 25 years old and 35 years old. The suspects did not get any money from the victim. The area was checked and the suspects could not be located. The police are withholding the victim’s name. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 641-0667.
Gov. Chris Christie promoted the Jersey Shore during trips to different locales before and during the Labor Day weekend. Among the stops Christie made were in Seaside Heights and Point Pleasant. The governor also addressed some questions from residents who are concerned about still being displaced from Hurricane Sandy.
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.