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Mays Landing Man Charged In May AC Shooting

The Atlantic City Police Department announces the arrest of a suspect involved in the shooting of two individuals that occurred in May of 2022.
An investigation conducted by detectives of the Violent Crimes Unit identified 23 year old Jerome Ford of Mays Landing as the suspect involved in the shooting resulting in the filing of criminal charges. Ford was arrested on June 29, 2022 in Sicklerville, NJ.
On May 13, at 9:31 AM, patrol officers responded to the 900 block of Caspian Avenue in reference to a ShotSpotter alert. Responding officers arrived and located evidence of gunfire but initially did not locate a victim. Moments later, officers were alerted that two male shooting victims, 31 and 30 of Atlantic City, arrived at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Ford is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons counts.


Section Of Promenade Closed Thursday In Cape May

Cape May Police report Thursday June 30, 2022, the promenade will be closed for finishing pavement process on new asphalt area between The Primal Restaurant and Gurney Street, from 3am to 4pm.
Please use caution while walking, running or biking in this area.


Wildwood Sinkhole Fixed, Road Reopened

The southbound lanes of Ocean Avenue in Wildwood had to be closed between Spencer and Roberts Avenues for a time Wednesday due to a sinkhole that developed in the roadway. Crews went to the scene and repaired the sinkhole and the road is reopened again in that area.


Fire Destroys Building In Cape May Court House

In Cape May Court House Wednesday, a two-story building was destroyed by a fire. According to the Star Press, the call came in at around 11:45 a.m. in the first block of Third Avenue in Cape May Court House. The fire was under control in about an hour. No word on injures there’s no word yet on a cause.


Police Search For Missing Pleasantville Man

Pleasantville Police are looking for Shain Nelson who’s been reported missing. He was last seen on 6/10/22 at
approximately 0030 hours at the residence of 611 Oneida Ave, Pleasantville NJ. His mother stated he was accompanied by two unidentified males she did not recognize. According to Nelson’s mother, last contact she had with him was via telephone which was a text message he sent to her telling her he’s OK and that he’s in
Pleasantville. If Nelson is located, please contact the Pleasantville Police Department, Detective H Leach at 609-641-6100, 911 or supervisor@pleasantvillepd.org.


Driver Hurt In Crash On AC Expressway

A driver was injured Tuesday morning after their vehicle crashed on the Atlantic City Expressway. According to the Press of Atlantic City, it happened at about 9:45 short of the Egg Harbor City Toll Plaza and near Exit 17 leading to Route 50. The driver lost control and their car randoff the roadway, overturned and struck a tree. The driver was taken to an area hospital for evaluation and the crash remains under investigation.


Annual Farm Fresh Produce Vouchers Now Available

The annual produce vouchers for low-income county residents 60 years and older are now available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

The vouchers, distributed by the Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services, allow recipients to purchase locally grown fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs at participating farm markets through November.

The state requires the county to target low-income senior citizens for participation. Individuals must reside in Atlantic County, be 60 years or older with an annual gross income that does not exceed $2,096/month or $25,142 annually for one person or $2,823/month or $33,874 annually for a married couple.

For the safety of participants, vouchers will again be distributed by mail this year. Interested residents may call the county’s information and assistance hotline at 1-888-426-9243 to request vouchers


Pleasantville City Council Primary Winner Asks To Withdraw Candidacy

The apparent winner of a June 7 Democratic primary race, has asked to withdraw his candidacy for Pleasantville City Council. The Press of Atlantic City reports Cory Young’s decision comes after one of his primary-race opponents filed a petition alleging that Young did not live in the ward he was running to represent on council, and that he did not live in the city at all. Atlantic County’s Democratic Chair said he was informed Wednesday at around 10 a.m. that a court date had been set for July 6 to adjudicate the petition and he received the letter in which Young announced the withdrawal of his candidacy a little over an hour later at 11:20 a.m.


Egg Harbor City Man Facing Charges

A 26-year-old Egg Harbor City man has been charged in connection with the distribution of child abuse images and videos via a social messaging application. Patrick W. Daly, 26, was arrested without incident and lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received multiple referrals of inappropriate content distributed on the social media application KIK. A subsequent investigation led Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Detectives to identify Daly and locate more than 1000 images and videos of child sexual exploitation in his possession. He was served with three (3) 2nd degree charges surrounding the possession and distribution of child abuse images via a social messaging service.


Atlantic County Public Health Officials Offer Wildfire Smoke Precautions

Firefighters continue to battle the Wharton State Forest fire blaze that was originally reported on Sunday, June 19 and has engulfed more than 11,000 acres and resulted in several road closures including Rt. 206 between Chew Road and Atsion Road and Rt, 542 between the Green Bank Bridge and Columbia Road in Burlington and Atlantic counties.

No injuries have been reported at this time however Atlantic County public health officials remind residents to take precautions as wildfire smoke can pose a threat to those with heart and lung conditions, pregnant women, older adults, children, and outdoor workers.

If you have asthma or other lung conditions, follow your respiratory management plan. See a doctor if you have a hard time breathing or if your normal symptoms worsen. People with chronic diseases should check with their healthcare provider about precautions needed ahead of smoke events.

To help limit exposure to wildfire smoke residents may consider staying indoors, limiting outdoor physical activity, using respiratory protection (masking) appropriately, and keeping windows closed to help keep indoor air as clean as possible.


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