Digital Brief: May 17, 2021 (PM)

Jessica Kartalija has the latest headlines.

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JESSICA KARTALIJA: I'm Jessica Kartalija with your evening digital news brief for Monday, May 17, 2021. A judge has dismissed all charges against Richard Nicoletti, he was the Philadelphia SWAT officer who pepper sprayed protesters on I-676 last summer. It happened during demonstrations after the death of George Floyd. The judge ruled that there was a lack of evidence for the 3 charges of simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person. The police department fire Nicoletti following the incident, DA Larry Krasner plans to refile charges.

With less than 30 days left in school instructions, some Camden students returned to the classroom today, teachers and staff welcome back a third to eighth grade students to Forrest Hill Elementary. Schools in the city of Camden are reopening in phases, and when students return, they'll be divided into groups to ensure social distancing.

A local high school is helping protect its students from COVID-19, Eyewitness News at St. Hubert Catholic High School For Girls in Philadelphia's Tacony neighborhood. Students were given their first dose of the COVID vaccine today. Albertsons, which operates the [INAUDIBLE] grocery chain in our area, administered the shots.

And firefighters are working to put out a wildfire near the shore. Eyewitness News over the blaze in Little Egg Harbor Township. The New Jersey Forrest Fire Service says the fire is about 40% contained, more than 600 acres have burned since the fire started yesterday afternoon. Yesterday New Jersey officials say that 100 homes were in danger, today that's down to 30. And remember, you can always get the latest on these stories and more here on That's the latest for the evening digital brief, I'm Jessica Kartalija.