How Ventnor Residents Can Help Philly Folks In Need

Ventnor residents: put your old trash and recycling containers to good use.

Your older receptacles can be repurposed and given to Philadelphia residents who cannot afford or are unable transport a trash or recycling can to their home.

Through Labor Day weekend, the City of Ventnor will accept older containers at its Public Works Yard located at 101 N Cornwall Avenue every Saturday and Sunday between 8am and 12pm. City Bright Philadelphia will transport the donated receptacles to Philadelphia residents.

Airshow Has Military Mission This Year

The Atlantic City Airshow is happening this year with a new slogan, “A Salute to Those That Serve.” Present for the event, according to the Press of Atlantic City, will be the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the U.S. Army Golden Knights, and the Royal Air Force Red Arrows. Also, there will be a veterans Resource Row with tents and tables with 13 service groups on hand to address questions and concerns. Opening ceremonies take place Monday night.

Philly Man Charged In Death Of Brother In AC Extradited Here

It’s back to New Jersey for a Philadelphia man charged with murder in the beating death of his younger brother in an Atlantic City casino hotel room. Prosecutors say 38-year-old John Villante was moved to the county jail on Friday. Villante is charged with murder in the death of his younger brother, Joseph, who was found May 28 in a hotel room at Harrah’s casino. An autopsy determined the 32-year-old Philadelphia man died from numerous injuries, including blunt force trauma to the head, and his death was ruled a homicide.

Gov. Murphy Signs Wind Innovation Order

Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 79 to establish a Council for the Wind Innovation and New Development Institute. That entity is charged with developing and implementing a plan to create a regional hub for New Jersey’s offshore wind industry and build upon the Murphy Administration’s commitment to making New Jersey a national leader in offshore wind. The council will recommend the WIND Institute’s governance structure, identify sources of funding and gaps in existing resources.

Man Turns Himself In Connected To Dog Biting Incident

The owner of a dog that reportedly bit an 11 year old boy in the face on Rio Grande Avenue last week turned himself into police. John Kalin, 28, of Wildwood was charged with violation of law Intended to protect public health and safety, a third-degree crime, as well as various local ordinance violations pertaining to having his dog on the beach. The 11 year old boy who was bitten suffered extensive injuries. The child was transported to Cape Regional Medical Center and ultimately airlifted to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for further treatment. At the time of the incident, police say Kalin fled the scene with his dog,

Teen Turns Himself In Stemming From Shooting Incident

A 16-year-old boy wanted in an Atlantic City shooting earlier this month has surrendered. The teen is charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and robbery. The Press of Atlantic City reports on the night of August 2nd, officers got a shot spotter alert about an incident on the 900 block of New York Avenue. They found a 58 year old man on the scene who said he was shot during a robbery. Detectives ID’ed the teen and he turned himself in on Friday.

Wildwood Police Seek ID on Owner of Dog that Bit Child

The Wildwood Police Department, was attempting to locate and identify a subject who was involved in an incident on the Wildwood beach earlier in the morning.
According to a release, that incident left a young child with severe injuries from a dog bite. The child was airlifted to the hospital for treatment of his injuries and is expected to require extensive surgeries. The subject was described as a white male in his late 20s to early 30s, about 6-feet tall, with a thin build. Anyone with info should call Wildwood Police.

Pleasantville Men Sentenced In AC Expressway Shooting

Three Pleasantville men who pleaded guilty last month to attempted murder charges for their involvement in a rolling shootout on the Atlantic City Expressway in August 2016 have been sentenced to prison. Wilbert Demosthenes, 28, was sentenced to 17 years, 27 year old . Anthony Hicks received a 16 year sentence and 23 year old Devan Leggette, 23, received a 13 year term as all were sentenced for first degree attempted murder.
All three pleaded guilty on July 2nd to first degree Attempted Murder for their roles in the August 29, 2016 rolling shootout at the entrance of the Atlantic City Expressway.

NJ Unemployment Rate Down Again

New Jersey’s unemployment has fallen to a new low of 3.3%. The state Labor and Workforce Development Department made the announcement earlier today. The agency says July’s rate bests the previous month’s low of 3.5%. The rate is the lowest monthly rate since record-keeping began in 1976.

AC Nurse charged with assaulting autistic boy loses license

New Jersey nursing regulators have revoked the nursing license of a woman caught on security cameras stabbing an autistic teenager with needles when he failed to comply with her instructions. The attorney general’s Department of Consumer Affairs announced today the Board of Nursing had revoked the nursing license of Naomi Derrick because of the 2016 incident at an Atlantic City hospital’s psychiatric unit. The department says a co-worker witnessed Derrick threaten the boy with needle-stabbing and several of the stabbings were captured by security cameras in the teen’s room. Derrick had been charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and other counts, but was allowed earlier this year to enter a pre-trial program.