Wildwood

Cigarettes at the beach.
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David Madden
May 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
WILDWOOD CREST, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey’s ban on smoking on public beaches is now in effect, but municipalities can opt to allow for smokers to light up in special set-aside sections, and at least one shore town is willing to try it. The state ban allows for up to 15 percent of a beach to...
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(L) Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. (R) Empty space where Kate Smith statue stood
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Dan Wing
April 25, 2019 - 8:31 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The American Legion post in Wildwood, N.J., is hoping to get enough signatures with an online petition to bring the Kate Smith statue formerly located outside the Wells Fargo Center to their city. Members of the Byron Pennington Croker American Legion Post 184 are...
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Where the statue of the late singer Kate Smith once stood at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia there is now an empty spot with three flowers.
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Ian Bush
April 22, 2019 - 5:36 pm
WILDWOOD, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- Her statue was torn down at the sports complex. The Flyers won't play her rendition of 'God Bless America.' However, there is one public place you'll still be able to hear Kate Smith perform that song: on the boardwalk in Wildwood every morning. Mayor Ernie Troiano...
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David Madden
April 10, 2019 - 2:45 pm
WILDWOOD CREST, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Wildwood Crest, one of the communities down the shore that does not allow alcohol sales, may soon lift its ban after almost 80 years of prohibition. Mayor Don Cabrera is raising the possibility of a voter referendum that may allow for a restaurant to serve...
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Wildwood Boardwalk.
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David Madden
February 25, 2019 - 4:00 am
WILDWOOD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Wildwood, looking to completely rebuild its iconic boardwalk, is trying to get New Jersey to pay for it. Mayor Ernie Troiano is looking at putting in new concrete underpinnings, wooden slats, even utility hookups from the North Wildwood junction at 26th Street to...
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Emily Weinman is shown with her defense lawyers Stephen Sheffler and Stephen Dicht.
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David Madden
February 15, 2019 - 12:02 pm
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The criminal case against a Philadelphia woman whose arrest on the Wildwood beach went viral last Memorial Day weekend has finally been settled in a Cape May County courtroom. Emily Weinman, 21, admitted to a single disorderly persons charge and saw the...
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New Jersey’s new law banning smoking on public beaches and in parks statewide is now in effect. But the legislation lacks one important provision: who enforces it?
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David Madden
January 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
WILDWOOD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey’s new law that bans smoking on public beaches and in parks statewide is now in effect. But the legislation lacks one important provision: Who enforces it? “Does the word ‘almost impossible’ seem to work for you?” said Wildwood mayor Ernie Troiano. Troiano...
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An investigation is underway after video shows a New Jersey police officer striking a woman several times during a beach arrest.
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Ian Bush
September 24, 2018 - 7:05 pm
WILDWOOD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Summer in Wildwood started with a violent arrest. Now, it now ends with an indictment against the woman at the center of the confrontation that went viral during Memorial Day weekend. I was sleeping on the beach and I woke up to this.. i can’t believe it.. pic...
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Dreamstime
David Madden
August 25, 2018 - 10:43 am
WILDWOOD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The unofficial summer season is almost over and, as usual, we're seeing many people leaving their seasonal jobs to return to work and school. Lifeguards, too, are cutting back on their seasonal staff, but with Labor Day weekend quickly approaching, beaches are...
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Defendant Emily Weinman and defense attorney Steve Scheffler
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David Madden
July 26, 2018 - 11:07 am
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia woman at the center of a violent, videotaped arrest over Memorial Day weekend on the beach in Wildwood appeared briefly in a Cape May County courtroom. It was the first step in a process to address charges that she assaulted a police...
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