Women Charged In Alleged Box Cutter Incident

A box cutter was found at the scene of a stabbing in Pleasantville. Police say two women were left wounded in the incident on South Hampden Court, the victims ages 25 and 31. Police say one had a deep cut to her lower stomach and the other was cut on the hand and back. Under arrest in the attack are 30 year old
Ta’Ja Faulkner and her 52-year-old mother, Virginia Faulkner. Both were charged with aggravated assault, conspiracy and weapons counts.

Miss America Organization Denies Some Media Outlets Coverage Credentials

The Miss America Organization us denying media credentials to at least three media outlets looking to cover this year’s competition. No reasons were given for the denials but emails from the pageant to those outlets, suggested that their representatives attend events associated with the pageant that are open to the public. In a statement, the Miss America Organization, which moved this year’s competition from the Atlantic City boardwalk in New Jersey to the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut, defended its right to decide who should be credentialed. Among those being denied are the Washinton Post, lifestyle magazine Bravura, and the Press of Atlantic City.

Another Code Blue Alert In Atlantic County

Atlantic County is advising the public of a new Code Blue Alert effective as of 6 pm on Tuesday, December 10 through the morning of Friday, December 13. The Code Blue Alert is intended to assist municipalities in protecting citizens who may be living outdoors or in poorly insulated settings and are at risk for weather-related exposure and possible death. Any resident who experiences a life-threatening emergency should call 9-1-1.

NJ weighs bill to let those without documents get licenses

New Jersey lawmakers considered legislation today to permit immigrants who cannot prove they’re in the country legally to obtain drivers licenses. The Assembly Judiciary Committee began hearing the bill in a packed committee room. Many supported the measure, including a handful of people wearing green and yellow t-shirts that said, “Don’t let these bills die in committee.” Thirteen states, including Delaware and New York, and the District of Columbia permit immigrants without legal status to obtain drivers licenses, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Man Arrested After Robbery Spree

A 25 year old man robbed a bank, two convenience stores and was involved in a shooting in a five day span late last month according to authorities. Edwin Ruiz-Rosa of Pleasantville, was arrested November 30th lass than an hour after Atlantic City police said dhe robbed a Bank of America branch in the 2900 block of Atlantic Avenue. Ruz-Rosa is charged with criminal mischief, terroristic threats, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and conspiracy. He’s being held in the Atlantic County jail.

NJ advances bill banning single-use plastic, paper bags

New Jersey lawmakers advanced legislation Thursday to ban single-use plastic and paper bags, as well as plastic foam containers commonly used for takeout. The Democrat-led Senate Budget Committee passed the measure after it was amended behind closed doors. The bill’s sponsors call it “landmark” legislation, and environmental groups say if the bill is enacted it would be among the most expansive in the country. Supporters say the bill will go a long way to remove toxic plastics clogging waterways.

What An AC Teen Had In His Satchel, Got Him Arrested

A teen is under arrest on weapons counts in Atlantic City. Wednesday afternoon, two officers saw Tyrone Ford walking on Atlantic Avenue entering the Atlantic City Bus Terminal. The officers were aware that Ford had active warrants for his arrest. They located Ford before he entered a bus and took him into custody. Ford had a satchel underneath his jacket that contained a loaded handgun. He’s charged with unlawful possession of a weapon.

Cape May County Regional Urban Research Team Holds Day-Long Training Next Week

A day-long full exercise will be conducted for the Cape May County Regional Urban Research Team (RUST) on Wednesday, December 11 th , at 7:00am. The exercise will be staged at the Cape May County Public Safety Training Center under the auspices of the Cape May County Department of Emergency Management.
The goal of the RUST exercise will be to perform a detailed assessment of all the assets available
in southern New Jersey. Various functions will be exercised and evaluated, including
communications, activation, response, inter-operability, hazard mitigation, and operations.

Code Blue Issued Saturday Night Into Sunday

In Atlantic County, a new Code Blue Alert effective as of 6 pm on Saturday, December 7 through the following morning, Sunday, December 8. A Code Blue Alert is required to be issued within 24 to 48 hours of weather conditions that may meet the following criteria based upon National Weather Service forecasts: Temperatures will reach 25 degrees Fahrenheit or lower without precipitation or 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower with precipitation; or wind-chill temperatures of 0 degrees or less for a period of two or more hours. The Code Blue Alert is intended to assist municipalities in protecting citizens who may be living outdoors or in poorly insulated settings and are at risk for weather-related exposure and possible death.

Plastic bags and styrofoam could soon be banned in N.J., but not plastic straws

Seventeen towns and one county in New Jersey have already prohibited plastic bags or placed fees on them. But a state Senate bill could ban single-use plastic bags, paper bags and Styrofoam containers across the entire state. The bill would set some of the strictest regulations on plastics in the nation, and set aggressive goals to effectively ban single-use plastics and paper bags, if Gov. Phil Murphy signs it into law.