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The body of a 36-year-old Cape May Court House man was found Thursday evening in a port-a-potty during a soccer game and now police are investigating. It happened just before 7pm, reports the Press of Atlantic City, at the Boyd Street Soccer Field in Middle Township. People had been trying to use the port a potty but it was locked. Security was notified and when the door was forced open, the body of John Hruska was found inside. Authorities say he had been dead for some time and his death does not indicate foul play.

Middle Township Officials are investigating after the body of a 36-year-old Cape May Court House man was found Thursday evening in a port-a-potty during a soccer game. About 6:55 p.m., officers responded to the township public school’s Boyd Street Soccer Field after getting a 911 call about an unconscious/unresponsive person there, according to a news release from township police. There, they found the body of John Hruska, who had been “deceased for a period time. The department’s preliminary investigation does not suggest foul play, but that he went into the port-a-potty sometime earlier that day.

Gov. Phil Murphy urged residents to remain vigilant and limit travel outside the state Thursday, as hospitalizations in the state connected to the disease have doubled since last month. Atlantic County reported 47 new cases Thursday, and Cape May County reported 14 new cases.

On Friday, October 23, an alternating traffic pattern will be in effect on Ocean Heights Avenue in Egg Harbor Township, between Steelmanville Road and Blackman Road, in the vicinity of the Garden State Parkway bridges, 7 AM – 4 PM, weather permitting. Motorists may experience delays and should plan travel time accordingly or seek an alternate route. Also on Friday, the eastbound lane of Mill Road in Egg Harbor Township, between Fire Road and Old Zion Road, will be closed to traffic with a detour in place, 7 AM – 4 PM, weather permitting. Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour or seek an alternate route.

The return of live poker at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa brought out more than 100 eager players ready for action on Wednesday. Borgata’s Poker Room is the first in Atlantic City to reopen since all nine of the resort’s casino properties were shut down in March to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Melonie Johnson, president and chief operating officer of Borgata said, “We are happy to welcome back our loyal players as we reopen Atlantic City’s market-leading East Coast poker destination.” A handful of noticeable COVID-19 related changes awaited returning players, including polycarbonate barriers between seats and an abundance of hand sanitizing dispensers. Masks are required for everyone on the property.

A New Jersey lawmaker wants to allow betting on college playoff or championship games, and hopes to ask voters to amend the state Constitution next year to permit it. If voters approve a referendum that could be on the November 2021 ballot, it would remove a significant part of New Jersey’s current ban on college sports betting. The change would only apply to postseason games; it would maintain the ban on betting on regular season games.

Atlantic City School board members voted to establish an independent counsel to investigate a former substitute teacher charged with producing child pornography. The Press of Atlantic City reporting the matter was brought up at this weeks regular meeting following a special meeting called last week to discuss opening an investigation, which initially failed to get support. The former substitute teacher, Kayan Frazier, of Somers Point, was employed by the district from March 2015 to June 2016.

The state Attorney General’s office has announced that a woman and a man from Atlantic County are indicted by a state grand jury for allegedly trafficking a 14-year-old girl for sex at a casino hotel in Atlantic City and in other parts of South Jersey. The indictment also charges a man who allegedly paid to have sex with the 14-year-old victim in his home. 39 year old Tiffany N. Davis, 39, of Egg Harbor Township, and 27 year old Derrick V. Ross, 27, of Atlantic City, face conspiracy, human trafficking, promoting prostitution and other counts. The indictment also charges Kurt C. Young, 53, of South Dennis Township, N.J., a retired state correctional police officer, for allegedly engaging in sexual acts with the 14-year-old girl in his home.

An Atlantic City man and an Egg Harbor Township woman allegedly trafficked a 14-year-old girl for sex at an Atlantic City casino and elsewhere in South Jersey, including the Cape May County home of a retired state correctional police officer, who also has been charged in the case. The Press of Atlantic City reporting Derrick V. Ross, 27; Tiffany N. Davis, 39; and Kurt C. Young, 53, of Dennis Township, were indicted Tuesday by a state grand jury.

Gov. Phil Murphy abruptly left an event Wednesday after announcing he was going into quarantine, saying he just found out a person he was in contact with over the weekend had tested positive for COVID-19. Murphy was speaking at a workforce development event his office organized with Democratic Rep. Donald Norcross at Camden County College when he said he had just learned a contact had tested positive. The governor said he has no symptoms and last tested negative on Monday. He planned to get tested again today.

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