One Man Shot, Another Pistol-Whipped

A 27-year-old man was shot and a 19-year-old man was pistol-whipped around 1:00 a.m. Sunday in the course of a robbery, according to Millville Police. The Press of Atlantic City reporting The two men were sitting on a porch on the 100 block of North 4th Street when two men approached and demanded their wallets. One of the suspects brandished a handgun and an altercation ensued, in which the the 27-year-old victim, of Millville, was shot in the hip, and the 19-year-old victim, of Woodbury, was struck on the head by the gun. The suspect ran, if you have an info, call Millville police.

Three Buildings Damaged In Sea Isle Fire

The cause of that fire Sunday in the Fish Alley district of Sea Isle remains under investigation. It broke out just after noon on the 300 block of 43rd Place. A woman who lives next door was helped to safety by arriving fire crews and it looked as though the origin of the fire was a diesel fuel container in a shed. By the time the fire was contained at about 1pm, three buildings had been damaged. No injuries were reported.

Teen Injured In AC Shooting Late Saturday Night

An investigation continues into a shooting that happened in Atlantic City late Saturday night. At just before midnight, police were called to the 1000 block of Arctic Avenue where they found a 16 year old suffering from a gunshot wound. The teen was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. No word as yet on the victim’s identity, nor on a motive or a suspect in the case.

Anderson Named Interim Superintendent In Pleasantville

What’s old is new again as Dennis Anderson returns to the Pleasantville School District to serve as interim superintendent as of July 1. He was the Wildwood superintendent at one point and was interim superintendent in Pleasantville for a few months between 2016 and 2017. He’s taking the place of Clarence Alston, who leaves as superintendent on June 28th. Anderson will earn a salary of $167,500 for his one-year contract, which includes a 30-day exit clause, according to the Press of Atlantic City.

Sanders Tweet Spurs on NJ Protestorrs

Spurred on by a tweet from U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, thousands of union members crowded around New Jersey’s legislative annex Thursday to protest the state Senate president’s calls to cut some worker benefits. Organizers estimated at least 3,000 people attended the protest, Many were members of the Communications Workers of America and New Jersey Education Association.

Gators Taking Up Temporary Residence In Cape May

Three alligators found in the past week in Pittsburgh are getting a new home in Cape May. One gator, known as Frankie, and another, known as Fluffy, were found in one neighborhood and a third was tracked down in another area of the city. Police haven’t talked about where the gators came from but shipped them off to Cape May for temporary housing after owners failed to come forward. Ultimately, they’ll end up at a wildlife park in Florida called Croc Encounters.

Indictments Against Pair Accused Of Setting Man On Fire

Aggravated arson counts face a pair of men accused of setting another man on fire. According to the Press of Atlantic City, 23 year old Brandon Perez of Hammonton and 24 year old David Sult of Mays Landing are also indicted on charges of conspiracy and witness tampering. They’re accused of setting 27-year-old Ray Mullen on fire as he slept at a friend’s home March 15 in Hamilton Township. The victim says he doesn’t know why the men did it.

Legislation Moving on Expiring Business Tax Incentive Programs

New Jersey lawmakers have advanced legislation to extend the state’s expiring business tax incentive programs over Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed overhaul.
An Assembly committee voted earlier today to advance legislation to extend the Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 programs six months beyond the June 30 expiration deadline. Whether and how to extend the incentives is at the heart of a political dispute between the Democratic governor and the Democrat-led Legislature.

Sports Betting on the Rise

At least $9 billion has been bet —legally— on sports in the U.S. in the year since New Jersey’s victory in a U.S. Supreme Court case cleared the way for other states to do it. Together with Nevada, Delaware, Mississippi, West Virginia, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, the total so far is $8.9 billion, not counting figures from those states for last month. New Mexico allows sports bets under a tribal compact, but does not publicly report its betting statistics. Figures released Wednesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show gamblers bet $319 million on sports in May.

Man Charged After Loaded Gun Found In 7 Year Old’s Backpack

Police say he put a loaded handgun into a 7 year old boy’s backpack and now an Atlantic City man is under arrest. Police say 33 year old Lamar Williamson was cuffed late Wednesday afternoon. The Press of Atlantic City reports he had been sought after the weapon was found in the backpack by the boy Tuesday afternoon at Atlantic Community Charter School. Williamson was reportedly staying with that student’s family. He’s charge with endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.