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Ocean City E-Bike Issue Delayed

In Ocean City, E-bikes do not operate recklessly on the Boardwalk but Some e-bike riders do. This is what some residents told City Council as members took up an ordinance banning the battery-powered two-wheelers from the Boardwalk on Thursday. Most on council agreed, delaying a vote to allow time to gather more information, with a potential for the creation of a committee to weigh the issue.

Mays Landing Man Charged in Child Porn Case

A 22-year-old Mays Landing man has been sentenced to 5 years in state prison after pleading guilty to distributing hundreds of videos containing child pornography. William Edson will be registered as a sex offender and be on parole for the rest of his life after serving his prison term. Authorities were notified in February 2022 of suspicious activities on the popular instant messaging platform Kik. An investigation linked approximately 700 videos of child sexual abuse shared on the app to Edson.

NJ Man Arrested in Multi-Million Dollar Money Laundering Scheme

A New Jersey man was arrested in a $9.7 million dollar money laundering operation that obtained nearly 2,000 stolen checks later transferred cash into accounts he controlled, this according to officials today.Isaiah Edwards-Stewart, 31, of the Mays Landing section of Hamilton, had more than 1,000 items of personal identifying information as well as software and templates to create fraudulent checks when he was taken into custody Thursday, this from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Students Receive Scholarship Funds

An employee resource group of South Jersey Industries recently awarded $39,000 to area high school seniors and current undergraduates passionate about science, technology, engineering, math or related fields. The South Jersey Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy honored recipients of the scholarships during the chapter’s 10th annual Scholarship Golf Outing, held May 24 at Harbor Pines Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township. Six high school seniors were awarded $33,000 in scholarship funds, while six current college students, also former scholarship recipients, were awarded $1,000 stipends.

North Wildwood Police Arrest Pair in Car Burglary Case

Two 18-year-olds from Pennsylvania turned themselves over to North Wildwood police Thursday for a set of car burglaries over Memorial Day weekend. Daniel R. Harvey, of Havertown, and Eric J. Grigorians, of Newtown Square, were charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, theft and disorderly conduct. They were released on summonses pending court. Their charges come nearly two weeks after they allegedly broke into several cars May 28.

Man Sentenced in Health Care Fraud Scheme

A Linwood man involved in a health care fraud scheme the federal government says swindled state benefits plans out of about $50 million was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison. Nicholas Tedesco, 49, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud for plotting with this brother, Matthew, to help advance a conspiracy to receive kickbacks from compound prescription medications, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Two PA Teens Charged In AC Vehicle Break Ins

Two 18-year-olds from Pennsylvania turned themselves over to police Thursday for a set of car burglaries over Memorial Day weekend. Police say Daniel R. Harvey, of Havertown, and Eric J. Grigorians, of Newtown Square, were charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, theft and disorderly conduct after allegedly breaking into several cars May 28. The targeted vehicles were in the 300 block of West 19th Avenue, as well as 21st and Surf avenues.

Three Cop Pleas In AC Drug Ring

Three ranking members of a drug-trafficking ring allegedly headquartered on an Atlantic City street have pleaded guilty. According to, the trio, Arcadia Ridley, James DiMeo and Keith Potter are free pending their sentencings in the case dubbed “Operation: Florida Keys.” It’s been nearly seven months since a multi-agency bust brought in about $400,000 in drugs, more than $86,000 in cash, four handguns and 16 arrests.
The heroin/fentanyl was stamped “Bad Bunny,” which was linked to 25 overdoses in the county, including eight that were fatal, officials said at the time.

Air Quality Alert Thursday And Friday For AC

Atlantic City Government has issued an Air Quality Alert today, June 8th and tomorrow, June 9th due to residual Canadian wildfire smoke.
The Atlantic City Office of Emergency Management urges sensitive individuals, including those with heart or lung disease, the elderly, and young to limit strenuous activities and amount of time spent outdoors, and to wear N95 masks when outdoors.
The Atlantic City Rescue Mission will open its doors to all who need shelter and food. The Atlantic City Police Department, as available, will provide transportation to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission.

AC Airshow to Return in August

The Atlantic City Airshow is making its return to the Jersey Shore for a 20th year this summer. Among the featured performers at the Aug. 16 event will be U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier Demo Team, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team and 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard, according to organizers earlier today.

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