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December 2011

Defensive tackle Jamil Pollard of Westville, N.J., became the first player to verbally commit to... - BC Interruption

Defensive tackle Jamil Pollard of Westville, N.J., became the first player to verbally commit to Penn State since the sexual abuse scandal surrounding former coach Jerry Sandusky. Pollard announced his decision during the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Arlington, Texas. A 6-foot-4, 285-pound defensive stopper at West Deptford High in suburban Philadelphia, Pollard chose Penn State... Read more →

Haddonfield’s New Public Parking Kiosks to be Activated January 1

The newly installed kiosk system has replaced meter parking at public lots and along Tanner Street, offering the convenience of using credit cards to pay for parking Haddonfield, NJ – December 29, 2011 – The parking kiosks are coming. Viewed as a better and more convenient method to pay for parking than scrounging for change... Read more →

New Year's Eve Safety Tips From Gun For Hire

New Years Eve is a huge night for everyone, which means crowds will be swarming toward the metropolitan hubs around the world. People feed off each other’s excitement, and sometimes things can get out of hand if safety precautions are not taken. Everyone wants to have an unforgettable night (in a good way!). By simply... Read more →

Bellmawr Fire Department Works on Vehicle Accident

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 Rescue 32 and Squad 45 responded to Route 295 Southbound just before Exit 26. Crews located a vehicle that had gone off the roadway struck a fence that caused the vehicle to flip and come to rest in a small stream. The lone occupant had self extricated prior to FD arrival.... Read more →

Philadelphia Police: Enjoy New Year's Safely!

The Philadelphia Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy New Year's celebration. Let's ring in 2012 responsibly and with respect for our loved ones, friends and neighbors. Before you go out and celebrate the New Year, talk to your friends and figure out what your plan is IN ADVANCE of coming home. Whatever your... Read more →

Defense.gov Names Top Stories of 2011

By Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2011 - American Forces Press Service published nearly 2,500 articles in 2011, covering topics ranging from the end of the Iraq mission to defense budget pressures and troop concerns over retirement benefits. The top 10 stories most viewed on Defense.gov this year are: 10. "U.S.... Read more →

Freeholders: Camden City Residents Need Solutions, Not Rhetoric

December 30, 2011 Freeholders Say Regional Force Will Put More Boots on The Ground to Ensure Public Safety In a press conference yesterday, members of Camden City’s police union and some city activists once again chose rhetoric over concrete proposals to deal with the public safety issue in Camden City. They said they’re preparing a... Read more →

MADD Online: The Pledge to Eliminate Drunk Driving

Every year, nearly 12,000 people are killed by drunk drivers with an illegal alcohol level of .08 BAC or above. That means that every month more than 1,000 families must live with the tragic consequences of drunk driving. Since MADD was founded in 1980, alcohol-related fatalities have declined by more than 40 percent, but progress... Read more →

Car vs Building Rescue Assignment ~ Cherry Hill News & Information

Just prior to 1900 hours on Wednesday, December 28, "A" Group's Squrt 1351 and BLS 1392 were dispatched to the intersection of Church Road and North Kings Highway for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. While en route, additional calls reported that the driver of one of the vehicles was entrapped inside their car. The... Read more →

Pet Tip of the Week: Think of Your Pet's Health When Making Your New Year's Resolutions

by Dawn Watson CNBnews.net For some folks, January is a time to make resolutions—changes to unhealthy habits and unpleasant attitudes. If you are one of these people, please consider making a few changes in Fido’s life, too. Your dog depends on you for everything. Make sure he is healthy by scheduling appointments with your veterinarian... Read more →

GCPD Crime Report: Suspect Wanted for TD Bank Robbery Apprehended

On 12/28 at 1630 the suspect in the robbery of TD Bank was arrested without incident at a motel in Bellmawr. Benjamin Alford (photo) of Deptford was charged with 2nd degree Robbery and Possession of CDS (heroin). He was remanded to the Camden County Corrections Facility. In other matters, On 12/23 at 1618 officers responded... Read more →

Don’t Drink And Drive This New Years Eve!

It’s no joke. Drinking and driving can cost you everything including your life. So this New Years Eve, think before you head out to party and arrange for a sober ride home. Drunk Driving Enforcement Fact Sheet Highly visible law enforcement crackdowns, including checkpoints and saturation patrols, are proven to keep drunk drivers off the... Read more →

Voorhees Police Dept. Needs Your Help

The Voorhees Police Department is asking for assistance with recent burglaries. On December 28, 2011 between the hours of 2:00pm and 10:00pm (3) residences in the Sturbridge Estates section were burglarized. We are asking if anyone was in the area and noticed any suspicious persons or vehicles to contact Investagator Fowler at (856)882-1102 or Investigator... Read more →

Richard H. Davey, Retired Mantua Police Officer Succumbs to Cancer

Richard H. Davey, 70, of Laurel Lake lost his courageous battle with cancer and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. Born in Haddon Heights, he was a resident of Laurel Lake the past 42 years. He was a former member of the Mantua Police Department; he worked for... Read more →

Court Upholds Decision in New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs’ Lawsuits

NEWARK – The Superior Court, Appellate Division, has upheld an earlier decision in favor of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, in the Division of Consumer Affairs’ separate lawsuits against an Indiana company and a Rhode Island company that together sold nearly 14,000 yo-yo waterballs to consumers here despite a 2008 state law banning... Read more →

NJ State PBA and Gloucester City PBA Issues Warning About Telemarketing Scam-cnbnews.net

A group of telemarketers are calling our residents and soliciting them for donations. They claim that the funds raised will go to Gloucester City Police Officers. Can you please post this flyer to your blog so the residents can be informed of this. The Gloucester City PBA does not solicit over the phone and never... Read more →


source MADD'S WEBSITE Our organization began with a mother who lost her child in a drunk driving crash. She turned grief into positive change; her work and the work of so many other mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers started a movement that has saved 300,000 lives…and counting. But even today, one in three people will... Read more →

Response Team Investigates Police-Involved Shooting in Newark

NEWARK -- The Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a shooting in which state troopers and Newark Police officers shot at the driver of a stolen vehicle following a lengthy pursuit by several law enforcement agencies which was triggered by an earlier reported armed carjacking last night in... Read more →


(TRENTON) – Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver on Thursday announced plans to help laid-off New Jersey workers take advantage of extended federal unemployment benefits, vowing to pass new legislation authorizing the benefits before the current legislative session ends on Jan. 9. "With thousands of New Jerseyans still desperately seeking... Read more →

Video: Trenton Mayor Tony Mack Discusses Crime Problem

Mayor Tony F. Mack Supports the Third Principle of Kwanzaa, Ujima Collective Work and Responsibility Echoed the Halls of City Hall TRENTON–Mayor Tony F. Mack attended the December 28 Kwanzaa in the City Program where he joined the program’s sponsors as they celebrated Kwanzaa’s third principle today, Ujima - collective work and responsibility. Below you... Read more →

Chris Freind: From Occupy Philly to Archbishop Wood Football: My 7 Biggest Winners of 2011

by Chris Freind (special to CNBNEWS) It’s that time of year when Freindly Fire heaps praise upon those most deserving. So in the spirit of consistency, the Biggest Winner of 2011, just like every year, is illegal immigrants. They are granted driver’s licenses, free education — in some cases all the way to college —... Read more →

Sunoco Representatives Present Plan For Eagle Point Tank Farm

By Sara Martino Gloucester City News Representatives from Sunoco presented a new use concept for the closed Eagle Point Tank Farm, situated along the Delaware River in the Westville and West Deptford area. During the Westville Borough Council meeting last week Kevin Thompson, Public Affairs Manager for Sunoco, informed the governing body of plans to... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing: JOIN US at the Garden State Outdoors Sportsmen's Show!

Attend our seminar and meet the experts (see dates and times below) 1. Animal rights extremism in New Jersey. Learn how extremist elements are working to take away your freedoms to fish and hunt in New Jersey and what you can do to stop them. Plus, discover the link between conservation, the environment and your... Read more →

Stolen Gun, Drugs Found On Lindenwold Suspect

On December 28, 2011 at 11:57 pm while conducting crime suppression enforcement patrol in the area of Blackwood-Clementon Road, Gloucester Township Police Ptl. Timothy Kohlmyer observed a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria being driven carelessly. The suspect ignored the officer's emergency lights and siren signal to pull over for approximately 1/2 of a mile, before finally... Read more →


(11/P147) TRENTON -- Working in partnership with the Township of Weehawken, Union City, the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust, and the nonprofit Trust for Public Land, the Department of Environmental Protection today secured the preservation of a unique 14.4-acre reservoir near the Lincoln Tunnel, Commissioner Bob Martin announced. "This opportunity reflects Governor Christie's commitment to... Read more →

7 Year Old Child Died in Pemberton Township House Fire

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. - Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi, Pemberton Township Chief of Police David Jantas and Burlington County Fire Marshall Robert Rose jointly announce the following: At 11:38 PM on Wednesday December 28th, 2011 a call was placed to 9-1-1 regarding an emergency in the 300 block of Seminole Trail, Pemberton Township. When... Read more →

Philadelphia Police Seeking Dangerous Suspect Still At-Large

Unsolved Crime: Northeast Detectives Division Seeks Help in Identifying Male in Strongarm Robbery in the 15th District December 28, 2011 On April 7, 2011 at 3:10pm, a 75 year old white female was walking to the Medical Office at 2813 Cottman Ave. As she approached the rear entrance to the building, an unknown white male... Read more →

AG’s Office Arrest Fugitive for Operating a Lucchese Crime Family Wire Room

TRENTON - Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced that the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice has taken custody of a fugitive who allegedly ran a Costa Rican “wire room” where the Lucchese crime family processed billions of dollars in illegal wagers on sporting events. The U.S. Marshals... Read more →

Camden County Weekly News released Dec. 28

Happy New Year from the Freeholder Board Most Camden County offices will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2012. Please plan any business you may have with the county accordingly. PCFA Collecting E-waste at No Charge to County Residents The Camden County PCFA will collect electronics for recycling during the months of December, January and... Read more →

Video: Car Crashes at New Jersey Intersections Shared on YouTube

A leading company that provides red light cameras to catch drivers breaking traffic laws has been putting some of its vast cache of footage on YouTube. The P.S.A.s are intended to show the possible consequences of flouting red lights, and the company, American Traffic Solutions, recently compiled a montage of car crashes and near-misses from... Read more →

Fairview homicide investigation continues | courierpostonline.com

CAMDEN — The investigation is continuing into a shooting Monday that killed a 23-year-old city man in one of Camden’s historically peaceful neighborhoods. Darnell Lopez was shot once in the upper torso around 5:30 p.m. outside a convenience store on the south side of Yorkship Square in Camden’s Fairview neighborhood. No information about a possible... Read more →

Moorestown Township Police Department Incident Reports

Date: December 16, 2011 1. 5:47 PM – Criminal Mischief – Resident from the first block of E. Third St. reported criminal mischief to their residence. Someone had thrown eggs at the house. The subjects had run off prior to police arrival. Date: December 18, 2011 1. 6:47 AM – Vehicle Theft – Resident from... Read more →

Obituary: Katie Lynn Ruggiero, of Gloucester City, age 27

Suddenly, on December 28, 2011. Age 27. (nee Crusemire) Of Gloucester City. Loving mother of Mary-Lou Ruggiero, Marissa Rutan and Nathan John Harley Rutan. Loving daughter of Ronald Thomson and Teresa Deniken (nee Crusemire) and her husband Ed. Cherished granddaughter of Doris Crusemire. Best friend of John Rutan. Katie was a loving mother to her... Read more →

Update: Suspect Arrested for Robbery of Qin's Grocery Store in the 3rd District

Arrested: Suspect Involved in Robbery of Qin's Grocery Store in the 3rd District Was Arrested Within Hours From a Facebook Viewers 9-1-1 Tip The Philadelphia Police Department would like to extend its gratitude to the media and the viewers of Phillypolice Facebook for helping us apprehend the suspect for the robbery of Qin's Grocery Store... Read more →

Gloucester School Board Begins Search For New Superintendent

By Anne Forline Gloucester City News Terri Lewis of the New Jersey School Boards addressed the Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) concerning the search for a new superintendent during last week’s meeting. There was a brief discussion about when the search would begin, when it would be advertised, and how much the advertising would... Read more →

Northeast Detectives Seek Assistance in Identifying Suspects Depicted in Surveillance Video

December 28, 2011 On November 4, 2011, at 4:50pm, two unknown males entered the Belaggio Jewelry store located at 2115 Cottman Avenue armed with guns and forced three store employees into the back office. The suspects removed trays of various types of jewelry from the front counter and rear safe. The suspects fled the store... Read more →


(11/P146) TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection will sponsor eight free guided hikes and a horseback ride in state parks and trails in New Jersey on New Year's Day as part of a nationwide America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative. This initiative, which is being held in all 50 states, offers individuals and... Read more →

Happy Holidays from your friends at MADD.

The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, but for too many families, they are filled with tragedy. In fact, 43% of driving fatalities on Christmas Day are alcohol-related. During this time of year when drunk driving crashes are most prevalent, MADD urges everyone to do their part in keeping our... Read more →

Attorney General Announces $34.25 Million, Multi-State Settlement

TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced today a $34.25 million, multi-state settlement with GE Funding Capital Market Services, Inc. as part of an ongoing, nationwide investigation of alleged illegal conduct in the municipal bond derivatives industry. As part of the settlement, GE Funding has agreed to pay $30 million in restitution to affected... Read more →

Second Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Win for Purdue

By Raymond Rolak National Correspondent (cnbnews.net)Detroit-- Purdue forced seven turnovers and Western Michigan could never catch up as the Boilermakers won their second Little Caesars Pizza Bowl 37-32. Freshman Raheem Mostert returned a 99 yard kickoff in the first-half for a score and Purdue senior kicker Carson Wiggs recovered his own onside kick. These were... Read more →


Sheriff Encourages Residents To Take This First Step in Serving Their Community The Burlington County Sheriff’s Department announced today that a new C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) Basic Training Class will begin on January 10, 2012. The class is eight sessions long and will be from 6:30 pm to 9 pm, ending on February 15,... Read more →

Twice the Fireworks, Twice the Fun presented by SugarHouse Casino

The tradition of two fireworks on New Year’s Eve will continue as SugarHouse Casino returns to present Twice the Fireworks, Twice the Fun with two different shows 6 p.m. and Midnight, lighting up the skies over the Delaware River. Both free shows will be choreographed to unique soundtracks and launched from barges in the middle... Read more →

CAGW and CCAGW Score Major Victories Against Government Waste in 2011!

CAGW Grounds $3 Billion in Defense Budget Pork Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) won its multi-year battle to terminate federal funding for the alternate engine for the Joint Strike Fighter, a wasteful pork-barrel project that was opposed by both the Bush and Obama administrations and the Pentagon, which had repeatedly said the alternate engine was... Read more →

John Paff: Audits Need a Closer Look

Local government agencies and authorities are required to audit their books annually, and one might think that these audits are sufficient to ensure that everything is on the up and up. But the audits merely point out financial reporting deficiencies--sometimes the same deficiencies year after year--and the agency or authority that paid for the audit... Read more →

The Year in Review A Look at FBI Cases, Part 1

12/27/11 The FBI conducted thousands of investigations in 2011, from terrorists bent on murder and cyber thieves hacking networks to corrupt government officials and fraudsters stealing billions of dollars from innocent victims. As the year comes to a close, here is a look at some of the most significant cases the Bureau investigated with the... Read more →


Warning: Do Not Use ShoulderFlex Massager FDA has warned consumers to stop using the ShoulderFlex Massager because it can cause serious injury or death. This personal massage device was designed for home use to provide deep tissue massage to the neck, shoulders and back while the user is lying down. The device was sold in... Read more →

Cool Video by the University of Minnesota's School of Music

Uploaded by UniversityofMinn on Nov 30, 2011 The Carlson School of Management received a surprise visit from a saxophonist...and nearly 300 of his friends from the University of Minnesota's School of Music this November. "Deck the Halls" arr. Francisco J. Núñez and Jim Papoulis from "Coolside of Yuletide" Special Thanks To: Greg Wrenn (saxophone), Campus... Read more →

Settlement with School Board in Case of Student Subjected to Alleged Harassment, Bullying

TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Division on Civil Rights Director Craig Sashihara announced today that the Board of Education in Emerson, Bergen County, has agreed to pay a former student $130,000 to resolve allegations the school district did not effectively address alleged verbal, physical and cyber harassment of the student that went... Read more →