AC Construction Worker Injured This Morning

A construction worker was injured this morning after a wall collapsed, trapping him under a pile of bricks. About 8:40 a.m., city firefighters and police responded to the 100 block of Iowa Avenue after receiving a call that a man was trapped. The Press of Atlantic City reporting construction workers were at the home digging a trench when a 10-foot by 12-foot section of brick wall collapsed near the front steps. The man was conscious and alert when he was taken to AtlantiCare Medical Center, City Campus, with unknown injuries,

Philly Mayor’s Daughter And North Wildwood Councilman’s Daughter Cop Pleas In Fight

Guilty pleas from the daughters of a North Wildwood councilwoman and the mayor of Philadelphia in connection with a fight on August 11th in North Wildwood. Nora Kenney and Tara Tolomeo copped pleas to reduced counts of causing a public disturbance. According to the Press of Atlantic City, police say they saw the two fighting early that morning in the nightclub district. As a result of their pleas, each will pay a fine of $200 and court fees of $33.

Police Seek Tips In Spring Truck Thefts

Two trucks went missing earlier this year, police haven’t caught the suspects yet and they want your help. According to the the Press of Atlantic City, video surveillance shows three men cutting open the lock on the front gate of LC Equipment on Route 49 and stealing two Ford F-350s at about 4 a.m. March 30. They were last seeb driving west on Route 49. Anyone with information should call State Police at 609-861-5698.

Sports Betting Showing Solid Gains Year-To-Year

In excess of $293 million was bet on sports in New Jersey in August and that translated to a 13 percent increase from a year ago, on average. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement says collectively, the nine casinos pocketed close to $339 million. Borgata’s take was up 4.7 percent, Hard Rock jumped 31 percent from a year ago, also, the Ocean casino saw an increase year over year of 25 percent. Also, the Golden Nugget saw its numbers increase nearly 25 percent, Tropicana was up just under one percent, Caesars up 10.6 percent, Resorts up 7.2 percent and Bally;s up 2.1 percent.

Second Day of Mosquito Ground Spray

A second day in a row of mosquito ground spray in Hammonton took place earlier this morning. . The area treated is bounded by Packard Street, Fairview Avenue, Thirteenth Street, Grant Street, Passmore Avenue, Egg Harbor Road and Grape Street. It’s part of the county’s ongoing efforts to control adult mosquitoes and reduce the spread of mosquito-borne illness. No other communities are scheduled for spraying at this time.

Case Against Lifeguard Close to Resolution

The case against an Ocean City lifeguard accused of fondling himself in front of a woman over the summer could be headed for an resolution. According to the Press of Atlantic City, 48 year old Christopher Denn, stood solemnly with his hands behind his back during a pre-indictment conference before Cape May Superior Court Judge Michael Donohue. Denn is also a teacher at Mainland Regional High School. Following the hearing, attorney John Tumelty said that he is in talks with the Prosecutor’s Office and is optimistic that the case will be resolved before indictment, adding that the woman who accused Denn is a fellow lifeguard.

AC Woman Arrested In April Shooting

An Atlantic City woman is under arrest in connection with an April shooting. 25 year old Rashanah Camper is charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and conspiracy. The Press of Atlantic City reports, on April 24, a 25-year-old woman was shot near Tennessee and Atlantic avenues, Fair said. Police found the victim with gunshot wounds. She was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus.

Luby’s Bar In Egg Harbor City Destroyed By Fire

They’re looking for a cause to a fire that heavily damaged Luby’s Bar in Egg Harbor City early Wednesday. According to the Press of Atlantic City, emergency personnel went to the bar for the report of a fire at about 2am. No one was in the bar at Eighth Terrace, nor was there anyone in an upstairs apartment at the time. No injuries were reported.

Local Businessman Indicted On Money Laundering, Theft Charges

He’s accused of stealing about $1.1 million from the company he co-owned and now a Hammonton businessman is facing charges. 67 year old Pat Christopher faces money laundering and theft counts along with a charge of filing fraudulent tax returns. Christopher is the co-owner and president of Christopher Construction Company, LLC. Authorities say he stole the money over about a ten year period by reporting transactions he benefitted from personally, as business expenses.

Wildwood Holds 9/11 Ceremony

The Wildwood Business Improvement District & City of Wildwood Fire Department held a solemn 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Byrne Plaza today at 1 pm. They ask that you never forget the 2,977 people who were killed on that tragic day, 18 years ago.