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The Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously approved to extend the ground lease agreement with the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce. The county first entered into a lease agreement with the County Chamber in 1971 for the land located at 13 Crest Haven Road in Cape May Court House. The building that houses the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce business office and Welcome Center sits on county owned land and the current lease expired. The lease was renewed for a period of 25 years to allow the Chamber, a nonprofit corporation, to continue to conduct business and serve the public as a Welcome and Information Center.



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A trial date has been set for the Ventnor woman charged last summer with the fatal nightstick killing and robbery of her mothers and grandmother. The Press of Atlantic City reporing 42 year old Heather Barbera appeared in court yesterday with the trial to begin October 8th. The mother and grandmother both found dead a year ago in a condo.



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Police in Cape May want you to check out their Facebook page to see if you recognize any of the boys seen on surveillance video on the property of Cape May Elementary School. The incident happened back on June 21st. Police say the footage shows several boys who climbed over the fence to get into the school’s outside playground. While they’re not being specific, police say there was damage done. Anyone with information should contact detectives.



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The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office wants your help solving a two year old, double murder in Buena Borough. On September 16, 2017 around 1:19am, Damon Jones, 34, of Bridgeton, NJ and Talisa Colon, 23, of Vineland, NJ, were fatally shot as they sat in a vehicle in the parking lot of the MVP Sports Bar, located at 408 Wheat Road, Buena. Surveillance video showed a vehicle that is linked to the murders. Detectives believe the vehicle is likely a newer model Chrysler or Dodge minivan, dark in color. Numerous tips on suspects have come in since, but so far no arrests in the case. Prosecutors are seeking a new round of pertinent information.



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Atlantic County health officials out with an advisory as temperatures this weekend could break records, increasing your chances to fall victim to heat related illnesses. Heat waves lead to more deaths each year in the U.S. than tornadoes, earthquakes, floods and hurricanes combined. An average of 658 annual deaths result from heat-related illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those most at risk for heat-related illness include sensitive populations such as the elderly, infants and young children; outdoor laborers; people who are overweight; people with mental illness; people suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases. Pets are also susceptible to the effects of heat.



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New Jersey’s unemployment rate for June fell to a record low of 3.5 percent. The state Labor and Workforce Development Department made the announcement earlier today. The agency says it’s the lowest monthly rate since record keeping began in 1976. The June figure is down from the 3/8 percent rate reported for May and below the national rate of 3.7 percent. The department says the state added over 10-thousand jobs in June, with most of the gains coming in the private sector.



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Water quality samples for all Cape May County ocean beaches were within the standard according to the state Department of Environmental Protection . Today’s coastal flight was conducted from Little Egg Inlet south and around Cape May Point. A low ceiling and bad visibility prevented the flight path further north. Beaches and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were spotted off Ocean City, Avalon and Wildwod. Rays were spotted off Ocean City and Wildwood.



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Atlantic County has reported finding a mosquito sample in Northfield that has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first confirmed positive mosquito sample found in Atlantic County this year, but health officials note it is not unusual to find positive samples during the summer and fall, and especially after significant rainfall.

In 2018, the first positive mosquito sample in Atlantic County was also found in July. Representatives from the Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control collected the sample last week from the1200 block of Zion Road in Northfield. County public health and mosquito control officials are conducting mosquito surveillance, implementing additional control measures and providing educational materials to area residents and businesses.

There are no reported human cases of the virus at this time, according to Patricia Diamond, Atlantic County Public Health Officer.



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A woman is dead after injuries sustained in a crash near the Pleasantville toll plaza heading towards Atlantic City Tuesday afternoon. State Police told the Press of Atlantic City that a tractor trailer struck an SUV trying to make a U turn across the express lanes. 72 year old Noreen Green was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. Her 72 year old husband, and two children in the vehicle, ages 4 and 5, received non-life threatening injuries. The EZ Pass lanes there were closed for about four hours after the crash.



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How will the sale of the Hamilton Mall change the landscape there? The mall is being sold to New York- based Namdar by Kravco Company LLC out of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, according to the Press of Atlantic City. Hamilton Mall, like many, has faced financial challenges in the wake of increased online sales. Namdar reportedly specializes in distressed malls and has acquired 20 on average over the past four years. Hamilton Mall lost two anchor stores in the past year; Sears back in November and JC Penney on July 5th.



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