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Driver Killed, Another With Life-Threatening Injuries In Five-Vehicle Absecon Crash Driver Killed, Another With Life-Threatening Injuries In Five-Vehicle Absecon Crash
Driver Killed, Another With Life-Threatening Injuries In Five-Vehicle Absecon Crash One person was killed and another was fighting for their life after a five-vehicle crash in Atlantic County, authorities said. Absecon police responded to the crash at around 6:37 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 11, the department said in a news release. It happened at the intersection of Route 30 and Mill Road. One driver was killed in the crash. Another driver was rushed to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, in Atlantic City with life-threatening injuries. Police didn't release any more information about how the crash happened. The traffic safety unit for Absecon police a…
Woman High On Narcotics Indicted In NJ Crash That Killed Toddler: Prosecutors Woman High On Narcotics Indicted In NJ Crash That Killed Toddler: Prosecutors
Woman High On Narcotics Indicted In NJ Crash That Killed Toddler: Prosecutors A Monmouth County woman was indicted after she was accused of driving under the influence of drugs in a crash that killed a young girl, authorities said. Samantha Bonora, 31, of Howell, was indicted by a grand jury, the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office announced in a news release on Friday, Apr. 12. She was charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter, two counts of second-degree aggravated assault, and four counts of assault by auto. Howell police responded to a crash on Route 34 near the Colts Neck border at around 4:41 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13. Investigators said Bonor…
Atlantic City Teen Ditched Gun While Running Away From Cops: Police Atlantic City Teen Ditched Gun While Running Away From Cops: Police
Atlantic City Teen Ditched Gun While Running Away From Cops: Police An Atlantic City teen was arrested after he ran away from police while having a loaded gun, authorities said. Atlantic City police saw the 16-year-old boy near Virginia and Magellan avenues at around 3:27 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 9. Officers spotted him while conducting surveillance for a weapons investigation. As police approached the boy, he ran away and threw a satchel that he was carrying. He eventually surrendered and police found a loaded gun in the satchel. The teen was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of hollow-po…
Barnegat Woman Who Sold Opioids, Meth Across NJ Sentenced Barnegat Woman Who Sold Opioids, Meth Across NJ Sentenced
Barnegat Woman Who Sold Opioids, Meth Across NJ Sentenced An Ocean County woman will spend time in prison after admitting to selling opioids and methamphetamine across New Jersey, authorities said. Laurie Maxson, 54, of Barnegat, was sentenced on Friday, Apr. 12 to three years in state prison, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced in a news release. She pleaded guilty on Monday, Jan. 29 to conspiracy to distribute more than five ounces of methamphetamine. The county prosecutor's office received a tip on Thursday, July 15, 2021, from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to investigate narcotics being sold in Ocean County. D…
Seven Injured In NJ Transit Bus Crash Outside Egg Harbor Township Mall, Driver Cited Seven Injured In NJ Transit Bus Crash Outside Egg Harbor Township Mall, Driver Cited
Seven Injured In NJ Transit Bus Crash Outside Egg Harbor Township Mall, Driver Cited Seven people were injured when a New Jersey Transit bus crashed in an Atlantic County shopping mall parking lot, authorities said. Egg Harbor Township police responded to the crash in the parking lot of Harbor Square on Black Horse Pike at around 9:59 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 11, the department said in a news release. The NJ Transit bus hit a light pole behind Boscov's after it left the pickup area. Paramedics brought the driver and six passengers to local hospitals. The bus had moderate damage to its front end. The bus driver was a 40-year-old man from Galloway Township. He was cited for ca…
Three Buildings Damaged In Early Morning Fire In Avalon Three Buildings Damaged In Early Morning Fire In Avalon
Three Buildings Damaged In Early Morning Fire In Avalon Three buildings were damaged by an early morning fire in Cape May County, officials said. Avalon firefighters responded to the house fire on the 100 block of 32nd Street just before 1 a.m. on Friday, Apr. 12, the borough said in a Facebook post. The fire began in a single-family home under construction and a photo from the borough showed extensive damage to the house's second floor. The fire was under control by about 1:50 a.m. and no one was injured. Two neighboring buildings were also damaged by the fire. Firefighters from Stone Harbor, Sea Isle City, Ocean View, Cape May Court Hous…
Humpback Whale Found In Long Beach Died From Blunt Force Trauma, Autopsy Shows Humpback Whale Found In Long Beach Died From Blunt Force Trauma, Autopsy Shows
Humpback Whale Found In Long Beach Died From Blunt Force Trauma, Autopsy Shows The first whale found dead along the Jersey Shore in 2024 was killed by blunt force trauma, according to a marine animal rehabilitation center. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) released the humpback whale's autopsy findings in a Facebook post on Friday, Apr. 12. The whale was found in the surf near 51st Street in Long Beach at around 6:45 a.m. on Thursday, Apr. 11. MMSC said the whale was a one-year-old male that was 24 feet 10 inches long. The initial findings showed the whale's head had bruises, several skull fractures, and a hematoma. The autopsy also showed the whale suf…
Brigantine Man Hit Domestic Violence Victim In Head With Household Objects: Police Brigantine Man Hit Domestic Violence Victim In Head With Household Objects: Police
Brigantine Man Hit Domestic Violence Victim In Head With Household Objects: Police An Atlantic County man was accused of hitting someone in the head with household objects in a suspected case of domestic violence, authorities said. Kevin Turkvan, 31, of Brigantine, was arrested on Tuesday, Apr. 9, the department said in a news release on Thursday, Apr. 11. He was charged after police received a report about a domestic violence incident on Friday, Apr. 5. Brigantine police were notified on Tuesday, Apr. 9 about the assault with serious injuries. An officer contacted the victim at a medical facility and confirmed serious head injuries which required the victim to be sent to…
Garbage Truck Crashes Into Barnegat Tollbooth On Garden State Parkway During Morning Commute Garbage Truck Crashes Into Barnegat Tollbooth On Garden State Parkway During Morning Commute
Garbage Truck Crashes Into Barnegat Tollbooth On Garden State Parkway During Morning Commute A tollbooth on the Garden State Parkway was closed after a garbage truck crashed into it, causing issues for morning commuters, officials said. The state Department of Transportation said all southbound lanes in the Barnegat Toll Plaza were closed as of 10 a.m. The crash was first reported at around 6:35 a.m. A crash at the Garden State Parkway South tollbooth in Barnegat, NJ. NJDOT A nearby traffic camera showed a large yellow garbage truck that crashed into the tollbooth. Crews were seen inspecting the truck that appeared to be wedged inside one of the plaza's lanes. There was no wor…
Philadelphia Fugitive Found With Loaded Rifle In Atlantic City: Police Philadelphia Fugitive Found With Loaded Rifle In Atlantic City: Police
Philadelphia Fugitive Found With Loaded Rifle In Atlantic City: Police A fugitive from Philadelphia was captured in Atlantic City with a loaded rifle, authorities said. Atlantic City police arrested 64-year-old Robert Parker on Tuesday, Apr. 9, the department said in a news release on Thursday, Apr. 11. He was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of high capacity magazine, and fugitive from justice. Officers responded to a report of an unknown weapon in a bag on the first block of South Kentucky Avenue at around 2:31 p.m. Paramedics were treating Parker for a medical emergency when an EMT…
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