Jersey shore

Beach umbrella
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Mark Abrams
July 30, 2019 - 12:04 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez wants a federal safety agency to look into the dangers posed by flying beach umbrellas at shore locations this time of year. He's not demanding an outright ban on beach umbrellas, but he called on the Consumer Product Safety Commission to "...
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Lucy the Elephant
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David Madden
July 19, 2019 - 11:27 am
MARGATE, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Just in time for her 138th birthday party on Saturday, word comes that Margate's favorite girl is going nowhere. Lucy the Elephant will remain in place for at least the next 20 years. There were worries that the 65-foot-high walk-through attraction might need a new...
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Brown back and wings of swimming Cownose ray (Rhinoptera bonasus). They are often mistaken for being a shark by beach-goers due to the fins sticking out of the water, resembling the fin of a shark.
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Molly Daly
July 18, 2019 - 8:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Beachgoers at the Jersey Shore have been sharing the water with schools of rays. Videos have been popping up on social media of schools of brown, kite-like rays gracefully moving through the water around fascinated swimmers at the Jersey shore. Thomas Grothues,...
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Strong winds whipped waves against the Sheboygan north pier breakwater, Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Sheboygan, Wis.
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Mike Dougherty
July 17, 2019 - 1:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — High rip currents are very likely along the Jersey Shore on Wednesday. Brian Booth, captain of the Ocean City Beach Patrol, says they can catch even good swimmers off guard. "If you feel yourself being taken out, don't swim straight back in to shore. You want to swim...
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Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City, New Jersey at sunset with the drawbridge up for boats to pass below.
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Mike DeNardo
July 17, 2019 - 12:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly a year of inconvenience for Jersey Shore drivers may soon be coming to an end. Authorities say construction on the Townsends Inlet Bridge is almost finished. Closed for reconstruction since last September, the bridge linking Avalon and Sea Isle City is on track...
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Beach closed at Wildwood Crest
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Tim Jimenez
July 02, 2019 - 6:40 am
UPDATED: 10:30 a.m. WILDWOOD CREST, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The mayor of Wildwood Crest, Don Cabrera, has announced that a swimming ban imposed Monday has now been lifted. Earlier Tuesday morning, swimmers weren’t allowed in the water along a three-quarter-mile stretch of the beach south of Miami...
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Justin Udo
July 01, 2019 - 5:15 pm
WILDWOOD CREST, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Swimming is currently off limits at a stretch of the beach in Wildwood Crest, due to potentially high bacteria levels. Parts of the beach are temporarily closed to the public as a precautionary measure, following a "malfunction" at the Cape May County...
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Mark Abrams
June 17, 2019 - 7:23 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Cape May County fire marshal is trying to pinpoint the cause of a Sunday afternoon fire that broke out at a well-known bait, tackle and boat rental shop in Sea Isle City, N.J. Two people suffered minor injuries when the flames erupted in equipment outside Two...
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Mike Dougherty
June 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — A lot of shore towns in South Jersey give free beach access to veterans and active duty military. A bill working its way through Trenton would make it the law of the land. Ocean City, Avalon, and Sea Isle City already let vets on the beach for free. New Jersey state Sen...
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John McDevitt
May 25, 2019 - 5:40 pm
VENTNOR CITY, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — The summer season looks to get underway down the shore and there’s a new law in effect this year — no smoking or vaping on New Jersey beaches. “I don’t see no signs that there is no smoking on Ventnor Beach or any beach,” said Ron, an ice cream man. Those on the...
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