Local News

August 23, 2017

STAFF: WHELAN DIED OF HEART ATTACK SHORTLY BEFORE INTERVIEW

New Jersey State Senator Jim Whelan passed away at his Atlantic City home after suffering a heart attack.  Whelan was preparing to give an interview to Netflix when he experienced the heart attack.  Whelan had announced he would retire at the end of this year. ##
August 23, 2017

ATLANTIC COUNTY STATE SENATOR JIM WHELAN, 68

Atlantic County and Trenton are mourning the passing of long time State Senator Jim Whelan who died Tuesday at the age of 68.  Senator Whelan also served Atlantic City as its mayor from 1990 until 2001.  He underwent surgery in July to remove cancer cells from his kidney and experienced complications from blood thinners. ##
August 22, 2017

REPORT: WILDWOOD BOARDWALK MR. SOFTEE STORE CLOSES

One Mr. Softee ice cream store on the Wildwood boardwalk has closed and a second one is now rebranded.  The Press of Atlantic City reports that the owner of the stores is facing a lawsuit for allegedly not paying full royalty fees last year.  The owner was ordered by a judge last week to stop [...]
August 22, 2017

VINELAND MAN INDICTED ON ATTEMPTED MURDER, KIDNAPPING CHARGES

A 24 year old Vineland man has been indicted on charges that he attempted to kill a 23 year old woman and kidnap her one year old daughter.  Nicholas Rodriguez allegedly choked the woman until she passed out and took the child with him in a car.  He was eventually arrested and the child was [...]