ARRAIGNMENT HELD FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER SUSPECT

cumberland county prosecutorA man accused of shooting at Bridgeton police was arraigned Monday on attempted murder charges. Tyshaun Milledge has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, three counts of aggravated assault, and three weapons possession charges. Bail was previously set at $2 million. The 29-year-old Bridgeton man was wanted in the incident alleged from Aug. 13.

CAPE MAY COUNTY ZOO RANKS NATIONALLY AGAIN

Photo credit Cape May County Zoo Society

Photo credit Cape May County Zoo Society

In summer, 2014, the Cape May County Zoo has been lauded by the popular travel site, TripAdvisor, twice. Most recently, the Zoo was ranked number 15 in the category: Best Zoo in the United States In June, TripAdvisor (promoted as the world’s largest travel site) awarded the Zoo a “Certificate of Excellence” for best zoos. According to an audit of the reviews of the Cape May County Zoo on the Trip Advisor website, there has been at least two 5-star reviews posted online everyday in the summer.

REPORT: REVEL WANTED TO CLOSE DOWN THIS WEEK

Revel_Casino_in_Atlantic_CityThe Revel Casino could have been closed this week. A new report by the AP says that the owners of the casino wanted to shut it down on Aug. 18, but the state Division of Gaming Enforcement wouldn’t allow it. The two sides eventually agreed on shutting down on Sept. 1 and 2, with the hotel closing first and then the casino. Revel is one of three casinos closing in the next month that will leave Atlantic City with 8 casinos.

PHILADELPHIA WOMAN CHARGED IN VEHICLE DEATH

acpoA Philadelphia woman was arrested and charged with death by auto in connection with a one-vehicle crash on the Atlantic City Expressway that killed two people and injured four others in June of this year. Roselyn Kornegay was charged with two counts of death by auto, three counts of assault by auto, and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. She was placed in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $100,000 bail. A 2nd degree crime carries a potential sentence of 5 to 10 years of incarceration in New Jersey State prison.

LOCAL POLICE INVESTIGATING PHONE SCAM

Phone ScamWithin the last week, the Somers Point Police Department has investigated 2 separate incidents in which two residents were contacted via telephone by a subject claiming to be from the IRS. He stated that he was investigating a tax matter and needed their personal information to “clear it up” This agency contacted the IRS and they advised that they were aware of this ongoing issue and stated they do not ask for any personal info over the phone. Somers Point Police remind residents not to give out personal information over the phone.

OCEAN CITY PREDICTED FOR MAJOR MEDIAN INCOME GROWTH

OceanCityNJ_BoardwalkA new report by the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s says Ocean City is set for a high median income increase. The report says the Ocean City should expect a 5 percent increase in median income from 2013 to 2017. This mark ranks second among metro areas. The report is entitled “U.S. Metro Economies, Income and Wage Gaps Across the U.S.” Only Lawrence, KS ranked higher for the country.

JOB FAIR FOR MARYLAND CASINO IN ATLANTIC CITY

A Maryland Casino will be in Atlantic City this week to try and hire some of the soon to be displaced casino workers. Maryland Live! will be holding a job fair at the Sheraton Atlantic City. The fair will be held on Tuesday from 1 to 9 pm and Wednesday from 8 am to 1 pm. Revel, Trump Plaza, and Showboat will all be closing in the next month. In total, about 8,000 workers will be out of a job as a result of the closures.

SZCZUR GETS IN FIRST BASEBALL GAME

SzczurLocal baseball fans were excited to hear that Lower Cape May Regional star Matt Szczur made it to the majors over the weekend. Szczur was called up by the Chicago Cubs prior to their game against the New York Mets. He was immediately put into the game entering Sunday’s game as a pitch runner and staying in for defense in the outfield. Szczur did end up getting an at-bat but made out.

TEENAGER SHOT IN ATLANTIC CITY

Atlantic City Police are looking for the person who shot a local teenager on Saturday night.  Police say the shooting happened on Adriatic Avenue in the resort.  The 16 year old male was shot once in the knee.  Police say the victim is a student at Atlantic City High School.  Police are looking for the public’s help with identifying the suspect.

REPORT: INDIAN TRAIL ROAD TO CLOSE FOR FIVE DAYS

Imiddle township logondian Trail Road in Middle Township will close for five days to complete a road project that will eliminate the annoying bumps at the railroad tracks.  The Cape May County Herald reports that the bumps are being removed thanks to a $600,000 project that will be conducted by the county.  However, the road will close for five days in order for the work to be completed.