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Cape May County Indivisible is hosting a protest rally starting at 3 p.m., Jan. 28, outside the Wildwoods Convention Center in response to the first President Donald Trump event to take place in Cape May County. The Press of Atlantic City reports a release from the group reads, “When hate comes to our backyard, we have a moral obligation to take action and not look away. We stand in solidarity with the historically marginalized communities that this administration is hurting.”

Family and friends of a missing Egg Harbor City man say his body has been found, according to the Press of Atlantic City. 41 year old Quanyaves Lindsay went missing in November and the revelation concerning his fate was released on a Facebook page operated by family and friends of his. The Search For Quan Lindsay Facebook group includes a comment reading, “I want to thank everyone for your kind thoughts, prayers and shares! It’s with a heavy heart that we need to let everyone know Quan has been found. It is now an active investigation and not much more can be said beyond that.”

Barring health insurance that excludes coverage for pre-existing conditions and letting children stay on their parents’ plans until 26 would be preserved under a slate of new laws New Jersey enacted this week, even if the Affordable Care Act is struck down in court. Gov. Phil Murphy signed the nine bills on Thursday. They’re aimed at shoring up key provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act, which is opposed by Republicans in Congress and the White House. Democratic and Republican attorneys general are fighting in court over the law, sometimes referred to as Obamacare.

In Pleasantville, a town hall meeting was held Thursday to gtalk about school safety. The meeting took place in the wake of a November shooting that took place at a high school football game in the city that resulted in the death of a 10-year-old boy and injury to two other people. The Press of Atlantic City reports th meeting lasted two hours and attracted a couple dozen people. Among the ideas presented, using metal detector wands to inspect what the public is bringing to school events; having security personnel ride the bus to and from games; having a doctor on site at school; and adopting the philosophy popularized after 9/11: If you see something, say something.

Two Ocean County men have been arrested and charged for selling a fatal dose of Heroin/Fentanyl that resulted in the death of a 41 year-old Galloway Township woman, Atlantic County First Assistant Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. On Friday, January 10, 2020, members of the ACPO Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit, with assistance from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and Little Egg Harbor Township Police Department successfully located and arrested the Frank Vitalo, 46 and Anthony Wood, 34, in Little Egg Harbor Township, Ocean County. These arrests are in connection to the Drug Related Death of Christina Bicki that occurred in Galloway Township on March 19, 2019. It was determined through an investigation that Vitalo and Wood sold Bicki a fatal dose of heroin/Fentanyl.

Atlantic County’s first rabies case of 2020 has been confirmed in a Galloway raccoon collected from a property on 100 block of Sterling Avenue, according to county health officials. A homeowner found a raccoon in the backyard and called for assistance. The raccoon appeared ill and was removed and sent to the state lab for testing where it was confirmed positive for rabies on January 15. Although the homeowner’s dog was also in the backyard at the time, an investigation by the Atlantic County Division of Public Health found there was no contact with the raccoon. The dog did, however, receive a rabies booster as a precautionary measure.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Wednesday expanding the definition of terrorism under state law in response to last month’s fatal attack on a kosher market in Jersey City. Murphy said the new law will make it clear that New Jersey is committed to the elimination of “hate in all its forms.” The legislation passed unanimously in the Democrat-led Legislature on Monday.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is not going anywhere anytime soon and will invest more money into its boardwalk facility despite issues the CEO said he has with the city. During the first of two employee town hall sessions held this morning, Hard Rock CEO Jim Allen announced the company would invest $15 million more in capital improvements in 2020 at the hotel and casino.

March 31st is the date for a referendum to change Atlantic City’s form of government. According to the Press of Atlantic City, a petition, originially rejected, was deemed valid and now city officials say it appears the petition has enough legitimate signatures to warrant a special election. Opponents to the switch call it a well funded takeover attempt by interests outside the city.

A request by an Atlantic County prosecutor to delay the detention hearing of a man arrested at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May was granted by a judge Wednesday. According to the Press of Atlantic City, the court appearance for 25 year old Dustin Peters lasted just five minutes. He’s accused of having a loaded handgun, hollow point bullets, high-capacity magazines and an altered AK-47 in his car at the center last week. The detention hearing will now happen on Friday.

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