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Man Decapitated Seagull On Jersey Shore Boardwalk, Police Say Man Decapitated Seagull On Jersey Shore Boardwalk, Police Say
Man Decapitated Seagull On Jersey Shore Boardwalk, Police Say A Cape May man was accused of decapitating a seagull on the boardwalk in North Wildwood, authorities said. Franklin Zeigler, 29, was charged with third-degree animal cruelty, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest, the North Wildwood Police Department said in a news release on Monday, July 22. Officers responded to a report of an animal cruelty incident at Morey's Piers on Saturday, July 6, and witnesses said Ziegler had decapitated the shorebird. Ziegler was also "irate and uncooperative" with police on an unrelated investigation. Investigators said Ziegler was charged with animal cruel…
JACKPOT: Scratch Ticket Worth $643K Sold At Jersey Shore Wawa JACKPOT: Scratch Ticket Worth $643K Sold At Jersey Shore Wawa
Jackpot: Scratch Ticket Worth $643K Sold At Jersey Shore Wawa A lucky lottery player won $643,000 on a scratch ticket in Cape May County, officials said. The $1,000,000 Diamond Spectacular ticket was purchased at the Wawa on West Spruce Avenue in North Wildwood, the New Jersey Lottery said in a news release on Monday, July 22. The game has sold three tickets that won $1,000,000 in its history. Those were purchased in Colonia, Elmwood Park, and Springfield. More than seven million tickets have been printed for the game.
Father High On PCP Injured Baby Son Dropping, Swinging Him In Jersey Shore City: Police Father High On PCP Injured Baby Son Dropping, Swinging Him In Jersey Shore City: Police
Father High On PCP Injured Baby Son Dropping, Swinging Him In Jersey Shore City: Police A North Wildwood man was accused of dropping and swinging his baby son while high on PCP, authorities said. David Fletcher III, 38, was arrested on Tuesday, July 2, the North Wildwood Police Department said in a news release on Thursday, July 11. Officers responded to reports of a man possibly having a medical issue on the 1200 block of Atlantic Avenue. Police suspected Fletcher was under the influence of drugs "due to his erratic behavior." They also noticed his infant son had several injuries and officers contacted the state Division of Child Protection and Permanency. Investigators…
Wildwood Boardwalk, Theme Park Evacuated For Police Activity Wildwood Boardwalk, Theme Park Evacuated For Police Activity
Wildwood Boardwalk, Theme Park Evacuated For Police Activity A popular theme park was evacuated as part of a larger investigation into reports of a man with a gun along a Wildwood pier this weekend, as reported by 6abc. Photos shared to social media show police officers on the beach near Morey's Piers on Saturday, June 22. Cops searching 25th and the beach in North Wildwood! We have reporters on the scene gathering more info! Stay with us... Posted by Watch The Tramcar Please on Saturday, June 22, 2024 North Wildwood police said only that their presence and the evacuation of the pier was due to an incident circulating on social media, and s…
Roofing Work Causes Fire, $50K In Damage To Wildwood Home: Firefighters Roofing Work Causes Fire, $50K In Damage To Wildwood Home: Firefighters
Roofing Work Causes Fire, $50K In Damage To Wildwood Home: Firefighters A fire broke out at a Cape May County home about four blocks from the beachfront, officials said. Wildwood firefighters responded to the house on the 100 block of East Roberts Avenue at around 3:36 on Wednesday, May 22, the department said in a Facebook post. The first crew on the scene saw smoke coming from the back and roof of the two-story home. All humans inside the two-family house were able to get out safely. Wildwood police rescued a dog and firefighters found a cat. Firefighters had the fire under control in about 20 minutes and contained it to the back of the building. There were …
Jersey Shore City's First Female Police Chief Sworn Into New Role Jersey Shore City's First Female Police Chief Sworn Into New Role
Jersey Shore City's First Female Police Chief Sworn Into New Role A new police chief in Cape May County is making history in her city. Chief Katherine Madden was sworn into her new role with the North Wildwood Police Department on Wednesday, May 1. She's the city's first female police chief and the 14th in the city's history. The city said Chief Madden is a lifelong North Wildwood resident and is the daughter of retired sergeant Thomas Flounders. She attended Margaret Mace Elementary School, Wildwood Catholic High School, and Rutgers University. Back in March, Chief Madden completed training at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Sh…
Repairs To Beach's Erosion 'Hot Spot' Approved In Jersey Shore Borough Repairs To Beach's Erosion 'Hot Spot' Approved In Jersey Shore Borough
Repairs To Beach's Erosion 'Hot Spot' Approved In Jersey Shore Borough A Cape May County borough has approved a plan to fix erosion-damaged parts of the beach in time for the summer. Avalon is expected to begin a sand back passing project on or around Monday, May 13, the borough said in a Facebook post on Tuesday, Apr. 30. Crews will move about 55,000 cubic yards of sand to beaches in Avalon's north end that suffered erosion during winter storms. Sand will be scraped from a "borrow area" between 32nd and 40th streets north. That sand will be placed on the beach between ninth and 15th streets north. Tenth through 12th streets north is considered an "erosional …
Jersey Shore City To Get Emergency Beach Erosion Fix As Summer Approaches Jersey Shore City To Get Emergency Beach Erosion Fix As Summer Approaches
Jersey Shore City To Get Emergency Beach Erosion Fix As Summer Approaches A Cape May County beach desperate for more sand will get some emergency help for this summer, officials said. The state has authorized a short-term beach renourishment project along the coast of North Wildwood. Gov. Phil Murphy and Mayor Patrick Rosenello announced the plan in a brief joint statement at night on Thursday, Apr. 26. The Democratic governor and Republican mayor said they worked "through collaboration and bipartisan partnership" to find a temporary solution to erosion concerns in North Wildwood. "The New Jersey Department of Transportation's Office of Maritime Resources is cur…
NYC Man Wearing Paintball Mask Tried To Break Into Jersey Shore Condo: Police NYC Man Wearing Paintball Mask Tried To Break Into Jersey Shore Condo: Police
NYC Man Wearing Paintball Mask Tried To Break Into Jersey Shore Condo: Police A New York City man was accused of trying to break into a Cape May County condo, authorities said. Nicholas Alexander-Gutierrez, 44, was charged with third-degree criminal attempt to commit a burglary, the North Wildwood Police Department said in a news release on Friday, Apr. 19. He was accused of an attempted burglary on Thursday, Mar. 21. North Wildwood officers responded to a condo on the 1100 block of John F. Kennedy Boulevard. A witness saw a man in a paintball mask try to get into the condo through a sliding glass door. After the witness gave the suspect's description, one officer r…
North Wildwood Restaurant Worker, 21, Dies From Fall North Wildwood Restaurant Worker, 21, Dies From Fall
North Wildwood Restaurant Worker, 21, Dies From Fall Melissa E. O'Malley, a Delaware County native and University of Tampa student, died "following a tragic fall" on Sunday, April 14, loved ones wrote in her obituary. She was 21.  Born in Philadelphia, O'Malley attended Marple Newtown High School and was a junior studying marketing and public relations at UT, her obituary says.  She held a part-time job at Dairy Joy, an ice cream shop in Tampa, and worked at the Surfing Pig in North Wildwood, NJ, according to the restaurant. Friends, coworkers, and loved ones posted tributes on social media.  It is with great sadness…
Thinking Summer: See How Much Beach Fees Will Be Along Jersey Shore In 2024 Thinking Summer: See How Much Beach Fees Will Be Along Jersey Shore In 2024
Thinking Summer: See How Much Beach Fees Will Be Along Jersey Shore In 2024 As February ends and the weather gets warmer, many communities along the Jersey Shore are already preparing to soak up the sun at the beach. Many beaches along the Garden State's coast require badges or tags. They help pay the costs of maintaining beaches, hiring lifeguards, and keeping facilities in great shape for summer tourists. Many locations offer free beach access for young children, veterans, and active military members. Some also offer special preseason rates before the busiest part of the summer. Here is a running list of the beach badge requirements along the Jersey Shore as of …
Atlantic County Boardwalks Get $28M For 'Vital' Upgrades In Massive State Grant Program Atlantic County Boardwalks Get $28M For 'Vital' Upgrades In Massive State Grant Program
Atlantic County Boardwalks Get $28M For 'Vital' Upgrades In Massive State Grant Program Jersey Shore communities are getting $100 million in state grants to make crucial repairs to their boardwalk, officials said. The Boardwalk Preservation Fund money will go to 18 municipalities in Atlantic, Cape May, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean counties, Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Friday, Feb. 23. The state Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA) will give out the funds to invest in "state-of-the-art materials that increase storm resiliency and ensure longer lasting infrastructure." In a news release, Gov. Murphy said the money will help coastal tourist destinations stay vibrant. …
Popular Jersey Shore Vacation Spot Eyes $34M Boardwalk Reconstruction After This Summer Popular Jersey Shore Vacation Spot Eyes $34M Boardwalk Reconstruction After This Summer
Popular Jersey Shore Vacation Spot Eyes $34M Boardwalk Reconstruction After This Summer North Wildwood is preparing to start rebuilding its popular boardwalk after this summer. The popular vacation spot is finalizing the plans to reconstruct its part of the Wildwoods Boardwalk, according to a post on the city's Facebook page on Monday, Feb. 5. The first phase of the project is expected to begin in the fall and work will happen between 16th and 18th avenues. The total rebuild of North Wildwood's boardwalk section is anticipated to cost about $34 million, with about $3.5 million going toward the first phase of the project. Before the rebuild begins, the city said it will watch o…
'Extraordinary' Police Captain To Make History As Jersey Shore City's First Female Chief 'Extraordinary' Police Captain To Make History As Jersey Shore City's First Female Chief
'Extraordinary' Police Captain To Make History As Jersey Shore City's First Female Chief A police captain in Cape May County will make history when she's sworn in as her city's first female police chief. Capt. Katherine Madden will become the police chief of North Wildwood on Wednesday, May 1, the city announced. She will be North Wildwood's 14th police chief in the city's history. Madden will replace Chief John Stevenson when he retires on Tuesday, Apr. 30. Chief Stevenson has served in the city's police department for more than 30 years, including the last three as chief. NORTH WILDWOOD POLICE CAPTAIN KATHERINE MADDEN TO BE SWORN IN AS FIRST FEMALE POLICE CHIEF North Wi…
State Denies Beach Erosion Prevention Plan For Jersey Shore City State Denies Beach Erosion Prevention Plan For Jersey Shore City
State Denies Beach Erosion Prevention Plan For Jersey Shore City A plan to protect beaches in one Cape May County city has been blocked by the state, officials said. The state Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) sent a letter to the City of North Wildwood denying an emergency request to build a beachfront bulkhead, the city announced on Thursday, Feb. 1. The proposal called for a 752-foot-long steel bulkhead from the middle of 12th and 13th avenues to 15th Avenue.  The proposed bulkhead would be 12 feet tall and capped with boardwalk-style decking. "The absence of effective shore protection is expected to cause erosion to accelerate…
'Ultimate Ambassador:' Former Jersey Shore City Mayor Dies At 90 'Ultimate Ambassador:' Former Jersey Shore City Mayor Dies At 90
'Ultimate Ambassador:' Former Jersey Shore City Mayor Dies At 90 Former North Wildwood Mayor Aldo Palombo has died, the city in Cape May County announced. An obituary for Palombo said he died with his wife and family by his side on Saturday, Jan. 27. He was the 15th mayor of North Wildwood, serving the city from 1994 to 2005. The city said Palombo rescued North Wildwood during some difficult times. "Mayor Palombo brought his indomitable optimism and incredible energy to the Office of Mayor," the city said in a news release. "During his tenure, Mayor Palombo initiated many of the special events and parades that are now beloved traditions in North Wildwoo…
NJ Beach Town Forking Over $700K In Battle With Beach Erosion Caused By Storms NJ Beach Town Forking Over $700K In Battle With Beach Erosion Caused By Storms
NJ Beach Town Forking Over $700K In Battle With Beach Erosion Caused By Storms North Wildwood has begun $300,000 in emergency work to install a temporary sand dune, officials confirmed. The work follows $400,000 spent last month to install a steel bulkhead after damage by Tropical Storm Ophelia and Hurricane Ian, North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello said, noting the structure surrounds and protects beach patrol headquarters. Near the 15th Avenue section of the beach, a breach stretching about 150 feet wide leaves an open hole at high tide to homes and businesses. Work approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will plug the hole with a t…
Police ID Homeowner Killed In South Jersey Fire Police ID Homeowner Killed In South Jersey Fire
Police ID Homeowner Killed In South Jersey Fire Authorities have identified the Cape May County resident killed in a house fire. Joanne Nessen died of possible asphyxia from the fire at her home in North Wildwood, NJ on Thursday, July 6, according to Cape May County Prosecutor, Jeffrey H. Sutherland and North Wildwood Police Chief John Stevenson. Authorities received a call at 4:16 p.m. reporting a person trapped in a burning home at 2203 New York Avenue in North Wildwood, according to city Fire Chief Dominick McClain. Within minutes of arrival, firefighters found a person in a rear bedroom of the home.  The victim,…
Resident Killed In South Jersey House Fire Resident Killed In South Jersey House Fire
Resident Killed In South Jersey House Fire A Cape May County resident died of injuries from a house fire, authorities said. Authorities received a call at 4:16 p.m. Thursday, July 6 reporting a person trapped in a burning home at 2203 New York Avenue in North Wildwood, according to city Fire Chief Dominick McClain. Within minutes of arrival, firefighters found a person in a rear bedroom of the home.  The victim, who was not identified, was removed through a side window and taken to Cape Regional Medical Center, McClain said. The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital at 5:05 p.m. Thursday, the fire chief said in a stateme…
Former Rockette Is Mesmerizing TikTok With Viral Ballet Clip Filmed At Jersey Shore (VIDEO) Former Rockette Is Mesmerizing TikTok With Viral Ballet Clip Filmed At Jersey Shore (VIDEO)
Former Rockette Is Mesmerizing TikTok With Viral Ballet Clip Filmed At Jersey Shore (Video) After the fourth take, Sophie Silnicki decided her ballet-dancing video was "okay." The internet thought otherwise. Four days after posting the 15-second clip filmed at a beach in North Wildwood, Silnicki's video had been viewed more than 1.5M times on TikTok. "I did not expect this to happen," the 26-year-old professional ballerina and former Rockette told Daily Voice on a call Wednesday morning, July 5. @sophieseasilnicki Silnicki grew up in West Virginia, trained at the San Francisco Ballet School as a teen, then moved to New York City in hopes of landing professional jobs.  …
Beach Tags On Sale At 40 Jersey Shore Spots Beach Tags On Sale At 40 Jersey Shore Spots
Beach Tags On Sale At 40 Jersey Shore Spots It's that time of the yea: Time to buy beach badges or plan where you'll spend your free time this summer. The 130 miles of Jersey Shore offers about 50 public beaches to choose from. Daily, weekly and seasonal beach badge and tag prices have been set for the 2023 season. The highest seasonal fee at $150 is in Deal. Several townships offer discounts if you buy seasonal tags by late May or early June. Beaches often allow free or reduced fees to children, senior citizens, veterans and active military members. At least seven locations offer free admission but they typically charge for daily…
South Jersey Mourns Death Of Loving Dad, Longtime Business Owner Ryan Coffey, 40 South Jersey Mourns Death Of Loving Dad, Longtime Business Owner Ryan Coffey, 40
South Jersey Mourns Death Of Loving Dad, Longtime Business Owner Ryan Coffey, 40 South Jersey is in mourning after the death of 40-year-old father and longtime business owner Ryan C. Coffey on Sunday, April 16. A lifetime Cape May County resident, Ryan lived in Del Haven at the time of his passing, his obituary says. He was a flooring installer and business owner who had serviced the area for two decades. Described as a “man of strength and humility who dedicated his existence to his family,” Ryan embraced his role as a devoted father to his two sons, Ryan and Shane Coffey, his memorial says. Ryan’s compassionate soul and endless altruism will be forever remembered by…
Coyote Spotted In South Jersey Coyote Spotted In South Jersey
Coyote Spotted In South Jersey North Wildwood police have received several reports of a coyote spotted by residents, authorities said. Coyotes are opportunistic feeders, and pet owners should use caution when letting out their cat or dog, police said. As a precaution, please keep your indoor/outdoor cats inside for the next several days, police said on Wednesday, April 5. When walking your dogs, remain vigilant to your surroundings, and keep them close to you. Coyotes are generally nocturnal, but it is not uncommon to see them during daytime hours. Coyote attacks on people are very rare, as they are mostly skittish of …
26 Pounds Of Pot Worth $100K Recovered In South Jersey Bust: Prosecutor 26 Pounds Of Pot Worth $100K Recovered In South Jersey Bust: Prosecutor
26 Pounds Of Pot Worth $100K Recovered In South Jersey Bust: Prosecutor A 23-year-old man from Cape May County has been arrested on weapons and drug offenses, authorities said.  Sebastian Ramagosa of North Wildwood was charged with intent to distribute drugs, according to Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland, Chief Robert Lloyd of the Wildwood Crest Police Department and Chief John Stevenson of the North Wildwood Police Department  On Wednesday March 15, Wildwood Crest Police Department received information from a concerned citizen that Ramagosa was in possession of a handgun, Sutherland said. A warranted search was ma…
Kayakers Rescued By Firefighters In South Jersey Kayakers Rescued By Firefighters In South Jersey
Kayakers Rescued By Firefighters In South Jersey A pair of kayakers clung to one craft until they were rescued on Sunday, March 5, authorities said. At about 10:45 a.m., Stone Harbor Fire Department was dispatched to assist North Wildwood Fire Department with a water rescue.  "Both victims were very lucky, as one of the kayaks had capsized, and both victims were clinging to the second kayak that was sinking," Stone Harbor Fire Department said on Facebook. The pair was about a half mile out into the ocean off of Stone Harbor Point.  Marine 13 with Firefighter Josh Otton and Firefighter Thomas Hurden responded, the Fire Departme…
NJ Boardwalk Operator Banned 10 Years For Using Overinflated Basketballs, Posting False Prizes NJ Boardwalk Operator Banned 10 Years For Using Overinflated Basketballs, Posting False Prizes
NJ Boardwalk Operator Banned 10 Years For Using Overinflated Basketballs, Posting False Prizes A Jersey Shore game operator was banned from business for 10 years and fined $15,500 for over-inflating basketballs and displaying prizes that couldn’t be won, state authorities said. Some basketballs at games owned by Christine Strothers on the boardwalks in Wildwood and North Wildwood packed up to three times the amount of required pounds per square inch of inflation, state Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin said. This, as most players know, can make a ball ricochet wildly off a backboard or rim, the attorney general noted. Strothers also broke New Jersey’s amusement games lic…
NBC Page From North Wildwood Makes SNL Debut With Aubrey Plaza NBC Page From North Wildwood Makes SNL Debut With Aubrey Plaza
NBC Page From North Wildwood Makes SNL Debut With Aubrey Plaza Starting his dream job in the NBC Page program two days after graduating from University of Virginia would've been plenty for Micah Rucci. But last Saturday, Jan. 21, the 23-year-old North Wildwood native's dream job got even cooler, as he made his "Saturday Night Live" debut with host Aubrey Plaza. Rucci and the other pages joked they'd be written into the script, as Plaza was famously in the same program when she was around their age. So when Rucci saw his name next to Plaza's, Amy Poheler's, and his coworker Talya Ozbelli's on the call sheet, he was in disbelief. "I thought, 'There's n…
Cocaine, Heroin, Meth, Rifle, Cash Seized In South Jersey Bust Cocaine, Heroin, Meth, Rifle, Cash Seized In South Jersey Bust
Cocaine, Heroin, Meth, Rifle, Cash Seized In South Jersey Bust A 51-year-old woman from Cape May County has been arrested on drug-dealing charges, authorities said. Dawn Corcoran, of the Villas section of Lower Township, was charged with the possession and distribution of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Task Force, the Lower Township Police Department, the North Wildwood Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration along with the assistance of the Cape May County Regional SWAT Team made a warranted search at Corcoran's reside…
Child On Respirator After Near Drowning At Jersey Shore Motel Pool: Report Child On Respirator After Near Drowning At Jersey Shore Motel Pool: Report
Child On Respirator After Near Drowning At Jersey Shore Motel Pool: Report A 5-year-old girl was on a respirator after a near-drowning in a motel pool in North Wildwood Thursday, Sept. 22, NJ Advance Media reported. The girl had been staying with her family at the Roman Holiday Resort motel on John F. Kennedy Beach Drive and was seen jumping in and out of the pool with other children on surveillance footage, when she hit her head on another child's elbow and went under the water sometime around 5:50 p.m., the outlet said citing local police. First responders took over CPR started by good Samaritans at the scene, and the girl was  flown to Children’s Hospital …
PA Man Tries To Strangle Another Driver During South Jersey Road Rage Incident: Police PA Man Tries To Strangle Another Driver During South Jersey Road Rage Incident: Police
PA Man Tries To Strangle Another Driver During South Jersey Road Rage Incident: Police A 49-year-old man from Jamison, PA, tried to strangle a woman during a road rage incident in North Wildwood, authorities said. Christopher Krier was driving "in an aggressive manner" and tailgating the driver in front of him at about 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 20 when the driver rolled down her window and commented about children being in the area, North Wildwood police said on Facebook. Both drivers pulled over near New Jersey and 13th avenues and got out of their cars, police said. Krier allegedly attacked the woman, putting his hands on her neck before a bystander intervened and he fled, police …
Support Rises For Daughters Of NJ Native, Devoted Dad Who Died After Valiant Cancer Battle, 38 Support Rises For Daughters Of NJ Native, Devoted Dad Who Died After Valiant Cancer Battle, 38
Support Rises For Daughters Of NJ Native, Devoted Dad Who Died After Valiant Cancer Battle, 38 Support is on the rise for the daughters of New Jersey native and beloved father Joseph Thomas Kobialka, who died after a valiant battle with cancer on Monday, April 25 at the age of 38. Born in Somers Point, Joseph grew up New Gretna before recently moving to Georgetown, Delaware, where he lived at the time of his death, his obituary says. Joseph was known for his love of nature and the outdoors, including fishing, trapping, and photography, according to his memorial. He also had a passion for media and creating art. Above all, Joseph is remembered for embracing his role as a caring and …