Small plane makes emergency landing on beach in Ocean City New Jersey

OCEAN CITY, NJ. (KYW Newsradio) — A small, single-engine plane made an emergency landing on the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey on Saturday morning.

Ocean City Police say the beach was empty when the plane landed on sand at 49th Street around 8:30 a.m.

The pilot was the only person on-board, and he was not injured. The plane did sustain some minor damage. 

Police blocked off a section of the beach as the FAA investigated what happened.

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One Person In Custody Following Emergency Response Operation In Montgomery County

JENKINTOWN, Pa (CBS) — A man is in custody after authorities in Montgomery County conducted an emergency response operation for a domestic situation at the Beaver Hill West Building. The building is located on the 300 block of Florence Avenue in Jenkintown.

Residents of the building were advised to shelter in place until the situation is resolved.

According to authorities at the scene a man was taken into custody.

The area of West, Runnymede and Florence Avenues was temporarily closed for the safety of the general public as well as the Officers conducting the operation.

Single Engine Plane Makes Emergency Landing On Ocean City Beach

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (CBS)– A small single engine plane had to make an emergency landing on a beach in Ocean City on Saturday. The landing happened just after 8:30 a.m. in the area of the 49th Street beach.

The pilot of the Cessna 182 was the only person aboard the single engine plane.

There were no reported injuries.

The plane which sustained minor damage will be removed from the beach once the scene has been cleared by the Federal Aviation Administration.

An investigation by the FAA is ongoing.

Drivers See Gas Price Drop, Analysts Expect It To Continue

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drivers in New Jersey and across the nation are seeing a welcome drop in gas prices following the Memorial Day weekend. Analysts expect the trend to continue into early June.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $2.88, down two cents from last week and well below the average $3.01 at this time last year.

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The national average gas price Friday was $2.82, also down two cents from last week and below the average of $2.95 at this time last year.

Analysts say the highest gas prices of the year may be behind us unless there are unforeseen economic, geopolitical along with other weather-related circumstances.

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Man In Hospital After Early Morning Stabbing In Southwest Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A man is recovering after he was stabbed in the leg on Saturday morning. This incident unfolded on the 6600 block of Dorel Street in the Elmwood section of Philadelphia.

The 57-year-old was stabbed in his leg.

He was taken to an area hospital where he is in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

So far there have been no arrests made.

2 more members of MOVE 9 released from prison

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It’s been a week since two additional members of the MOVE 9 were released from prison. The group was sentenced to 30 to 100 years behind bars for their part in a shootout that resulted in the death of a Philadelphia police officer. 

“MOVE was innocent and didn’t kill that cop- and everybody knew it,” said Consuela Africa.

Members of the MOVE organization held a press conference in West Philadelphia Thursday to affirm their solidarity as a family, and to give Janine and Janet Africa, the most recent members of the group to get parole, a chance to address the public.

“Look how fit we are, look how nice we look,” said Janet Africa. “For real, I’m not braggadocious, but look at the health that John Africa gave us.”

She and Janine were released from prison last Saturday after 41 years. They both attribute the teachings of John Africa and a tight connection among members of MOVE to their survival.

“They had our backs and we rode on their strength and that made us strong,” Janine said.

Debbie Africa, who was eight months pregnant during the 1978 police shootout that ended with the death of Philadelphia Police Officer James Ramp, was released last summer. Michael Africa, Sr. was released soon after. Three members of the MOVE 9, Delbert, Eddie and Chuck Africa, remain in prison. Phil and Merle Africa died while incarcerated.

“We are not really in a celebrating mood just yet,” said Janine, “because our brother Delbert is still in there and we want to make sure he gets out because they beat the men, but they really beat Delbert.”

Ramona Africa, the sole remaining survivor of the 1985 MOVE tragedy, also attended the press conference after nearly a year-long illness. She says the group will never give up on freeing their brothers.

“On the MOVE and long live John Africa,” she said.

The group says it plans to live in peace and to work for justice and life.

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Woman Ambushed, Shot In Head While In Her Car, Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police are on the hunt for a gunman who ambushed a woman and shot her to death in her car. This happened on the 400 block of West 65th Avenue in the city’s Oak lane section.

Police rushed to the scene around 2:30 Saturday morning, where they found a 39-year-old woman in the driver’s seat of vehicle with three gunshot wounds to the head.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, when police found the victim the engine was still running.

According to police, surveillance video shows that the suspect opened fire on the victim from close range.

If you have any information, contact Philadelphia Police.

100 years and counting: Philly honors 145 of its most senior citizens

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — “I’m 106, right?” joked Ruth Hopson, who isn’t even the oldest of Philadelphia’s centenarians. 

Goldye Johnson has her beat by one year, but she wasn’t able to attend this year’s 19th annual Mayor’s Centenarian Celebration, a ceremony that has had a growing attendance each year.

The oldest man at this year’s bash was 103-year-old Russell Harvey, a former bartender and toll-taker who still drives his car — at night, he added — and cuts the grass. 

“I do anything I want to do. But I take my time. I like to stay active.”

His key to longevity: “Everybody’s drinking’ water from the bottle. I drink it from the spigot — you know, Schuylkill punch.”

Jack Barbash will turn 100 on July 9. He’s a big believer in living a clean lifestyle.

“We’ve been using skim milk for many years. No butter, no fats — stay away from salt. Plenty of fruits and vegetables,” he advised.

The seniors had a lot of company at this year’s festivities at SugarHouse Casino.  

“When this started, probably under 100 centenarians came to the event. We’re up to 145 this year,” explained Lydia Hernandez-Velez, the city’s deputy managing director for aging. “And the event just gets bigger and bigger every year, and it will continue to because the over 80 population is also growing.”

More than 450 centenarians live in Philly, as Hernandez-Velez noted people are living longer due to healthier lifestyles.  

“Quality of life has improved,” she added. “We’ve got some challenges because, I think, as trends show, an increase in dementia and Alzheimer’s and other issues, but at the same time the physical ability to keep a quality of life.”

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