A man barricaded in a Georgia Avenue home has been taken into custody and multiple handguns have been recovered. According to the Atlantic City Police Facebook page, police had closed off the area along the 100 block of North Georgia as they stormed into a home there this morning. A woman inside the residence had to be talked off the roof prior to the man being taken out by officers who got inside the residence. Multiple other people who were inside the home had left the residence under orders of police.
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Weymouth Furnace, an Atlantic County park in Mays Landing, is reopen to the public today following the drowning of a 23-year-old man on Sunday, June 27, identified as Carlos Alvarado of Hammonton. County officials remind the public that swimming is prohibited in all county parks and signage is posted in English and Spanish to alert visitors. The public is further advised to only swim in guarded, designated areas whether in the ocean, a swimming pool, lake or river.
Gov. Phil Murphy signed a record $46.4 billion budget on today, sending out checks of up to $500 to 760,000 families, making an almost $7 billion pension payment and boosting overall spending by 15% over last year. Murphy signed the budget alongside other officials and lawmakers and hailed the spending plan as the the “dawn of the new post-COVID day.” adding, “This is a budget that pays our bills, it meets our obligations and builds a brighter future.” The budget passed the Democrat-led Legislature along partisan lines. Republicans objected, saying the higher spending was unsustainable going forward.
Cape May County Correctional Facility officials say an inmate was found unresponsive in his cell and was later pronounced dead earlier this month. 38 year old Andrew Harris was found on the morning of June 13th. He was taken to Cape Regional Medical Center where he died about an hour later. Authorities say about an hour before being found, Harris received medication for a medical condition . The state Attorney General’s Office and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office have been investigating the incident.
On Sunday, June 27, at approximately 4:30 PM, a 23-year-old man was recovered from the water of Weymouth Furnace, a county park in Mays Landing. The man had apparently drowned.
Weymouth Furnace is a popular spot for canoeing, kayaking and tubing along the Great Egg Harbor River. Swimming, however, is not permitted in county parks and signs are posted to advise visitors. The only exception is the Cove in Lake Lenape Park that is protected by a lifeguard.
County officials remind the public of the importance of only swimming in guarded, designated areas whether in the ocean, a swimming pool, lake or river.
This incident is currently under investigation. Weymouth Furnace remains closed to visitors at this time.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit is investigating a fatal accident that occurred on Saturday afternoon when a Lindenwald man was killed on Brigantine Boulevard, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
On June 26th, 2021, at 12:17 p.m., Hector Salgado, 54, was killed on Brigantine Blvd in Brigantine when a van he was loading was struck by a Honda Civic, driven by 34 year-old Joanna Huynh of Brigantine.
This fatal crash remains under investigation in a cooperative effort by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit and Brigantine Police Department. Anyone with information about the crash may contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at (609) 909-7873 or the Brigantine Police Department at (609) 266-7414. No further information will be released at this time.
A person was hurt after an explosion on a boat in the Frank S. Farley State Marina in Atlantic City. The Press of Atlantic City reports responders were called Friday afternoon to the blast on a 33-foot Sea Ray. One person on another vessel was injured by flying debris, state police said. That person was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening. No other vessels were damaged, police said. The cause of the blast remains under investigation.
The Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is extending the deadline for its third round of 2021 grant applications for the County Historical Partnership Program, available to non-profit historical organizations through the New Jersey Historical Commission. The new deadline is Monday, July 26, 2021 and reflects a change in the match requirements for non-profit organizations. A 1:1 match consisting of at least 25% cash and no more than 75% in-kind services is now required.
Interested organizations may download the guidelines and application from the Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs website: www.atlantic-county.org/cultural-affairs.
Atlantic County has completed its $6.5 million full replacement of the Cotton Mill Bridge in Mays Landing and is scheduled to open the new bridge to traffic as of 5 PM on Friday, June 25. The original Cotton Mill Bridge was built in 1940. It is located in downtown Mays Landing near Mill Street and the Lake Lenape dam and runs over the Great Egg Harbor River. The county contributed $2.8 million in funding for the project and the balance is being provided by the state.
Atlantic County health officials remind residents of the importance in being fully vaccinated to ensure the greatest protection from getting COVID-19, becoming seriously ill or needing to be hospitalized. “We’re extremely pleased that approximately 62% of eligible individuals in Atlantic County have received at least one dose and 54% of them are now fully vaccinated,” stated County Executive Dennis Levinson. “We continue to work to get shots in arms of those eligible and to stress the importance of receiving both doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.”