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March 2013

Pennsylvania man arrested in child pornography investigation

March 29, 2013 Pennsylvania man arrested in child pornography investigation HARRISBURG - Agents from the Attorney General's Child Predator Unit have arrested a Centre County man, accused of using Internet file-sharing programs to download, share, and possess child pornography. Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane identified the defendant as Ian Zachary Shulman, 19, 0506 Beaver Hall, University Park, Centre County. "The proliferation of child pornography on the Internet is frightening," Kane said. "My office is dedicated to investigating and prosecuting anyone that produces, disseminates or stores child pornography online." Shulman is charged with 53 counts of Sexual Abuse of Children, Possessing Child Pornography, and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility. All are third degree felonies, each punishable by up to seven years in prison and $15,000 in fines. This arrest was the culmination of a two month investigation by the Child Predator Unit. Shulman surrendered on March 28, 2013 in Centre... Read more →


Police Seek Information Regarding Adult Female Giving Candy To A Young Child From A Vehicle

On March 29, 2013, officers of the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to the area of Berkshire Road for a report of a female who called a seven year old boy towards her vehicle to offer him candy. An alert nearby neighbor yelled to the boy not to accept the candy and to go into his house. The adult neighbor approached the woman who remained in her vehicle and told her that the child was not going to take the candy. The female reportedly told the neighbor that she had left over candy from an event at her church and was giving it away. The neighbor then observed some candy on the front seat of the women's vehicle. The adult witness reported that the female stated that she didn't mean to alarm anyone. The vehicle is described as a late 1990s Chevy Suburban with an unknown New Jersey license plate.... Read more →


Temporary Tattoos May Put You at Risk

Get Consumer Updates by E-mail Temporary Tattoos Are Not Risk Free! A group of friends compare their temporary tattoos. The smallest hand (top right) belongs to a five-year-old who developed severe reddening (bottom) where the tattoo was placed. (Photos used with permission, by Keith Peterson.) Consumer Updates RSS Feed Share this article (PDF 392 K) On this page: Not Necessarily Safe Spring break is on the way, or maybe summer vacation. Time to pack your swim suit, hit the beach, and perhaps indulge in a little harmless fun. What about getting a temporary tattoo to mark the occasion? Who could it hurt to get a temporary tattoo? It could hurt you, if you actually get one. Temporary tattoos typically last from three days to several weeks, depending on the product used for coloring and the condition of the skin. Unlike permanent tattoos, which are injected into the skin, temporary tattoos... Read more →


Judge Refuses to Lower Bail for Woman Involved in Shooting Incident

March 28, 2013--A Superior Court judge today refused to lower the $250,000 bail for Anna Guido (DOB 9/21/59) of 195 Fries Mill Rd.,, Washington Township NJ, charged with attempted murder, robbery, aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a handgun in a shooting incident at a township antiques shop on Feb. 21, 2013. After hearing her lawyer’s request for a “substantial” bail reduction for a woman he said has been diagnosed as mentally ill and who has family support and medical care available, Superior court Judge Walter L. Marshall Jr. cited the seriousness of the charges in maintaining the current bail. He ordered that Guido receive a psychiatric evaluation at the state’s Ann Klein Hospital in West Trenton NJ. Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Laurie Cimino argued the bail “is commensurate with the seriousness of the charges.” Cimino said Guido is accused of entering the Antiques Only shop and demanding money from... Read more →


Your Money: $87 Million to Fund Three South Jersey Construction Projects

March 28, 2013 HADDON HEIGHTS – Today, Congressman Andrews announced that South Jersey military bases will receive $87 million to fund three critical construction projects that will improve operations for local service members and will deliver hundreds of jobs to South Jersey. Rep. Andrews worked with Congressmen Runyan and LoBiondo, fellow members of the House Armed Services Committee, to secure the funding through recent legislation that set funding for Department of Defense initiatives, including military construction projects. The $87 million will be used to build a new multipurpose complex at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, that includes two aircraft hangars, a maintenance shop, and a facility to house and review top secret classified material. A portion of the funds will be used to build a training course at the Joint Base for troops that will simulate the battle field and allow troops to practice combat techniques and perform training for any and... Read more →


BREAKING NEWS: Carjacking at the Metro Diner in Brooklawn | cnbnews.net

BROOKLAWN NJ--(March 3, 2013)A 80-year old woman was carjacked Sunday morning after eating Easter breakfast at the Metro Diner, Route 130 and Browning Road, Brooklawn. CBS PHILLY is reporting the suspect was caught on surveillance video robbing a nearby Rite-Aid on Saturday. Police say when the suspect attempted to return the stolen products Sunday morning, the cashier recognized him from the surveillance tape. Allegedly, after being recognized, the suspect fled the pharmacy and ran to the Metro Diner where he pulled the 80-year-old victim out of her gray, 2008 Honda Accord. Police say the suspect was last seen driving northbound on Route 130 toward Camden. The suspect has been described as 20 to 30-year-old, white male with facial hair and a lip piercing. He was wearing a gray hoodie with the hood up, black baseball cap, blue jeans and black sneakers. The vehicles New Jersey license plate number is: E87-AZD.... Read more →


Troopers Arrest Four Men Smoking Marijuana in State Police Barracks Parking Lot

Totowa, N.J. - On Tuesday evening, state trooper Erik Tapia pulled his troop car up to his personal vehicle in the parking lot of the Totowa Barracks to prepare for a night on patrol, but he didn’t have to wait for his first official act of the evening. The strong odor of marijuana reached him from several cars away in the same parking lot. The occupants were obviously not expecting to see a trooper in the parking lot of the State Police barracks. Tapia immediately walked to a 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue and saw three men and small bags of suspected marijuana in plain sight and made the arrests with the assistance of other troopers from the station. The trio was waiting for a fourth member of their party who was in the State Police station attempting to pick up paperwork for an impounded car. The men, who had been smoking... Read more →


CNBNews Hunting and Fishing: BLACK BEARS: HERE, GONE, AND BACK AGAIN

English: American black bear (Ursus americanus) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Released: 3/29/2013 8:00 AM EDT Source Newsroom: Wildlife Conservation Society more news from this source Newswise — A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Nevada Department of Wildlife ( NDOW) has pieced together the last 150 years of history for one of the state’s most interesting denizens: the black bear. The study, which looked at everything from historic newspaper articles to more recent scientific studies, indicates that black bears in Nevada were once distributed throughout the state but subsequently vanished in the early 1900s. Today, the bear population is increasing and rapidly reoccupying its former range due in part to the conservation and management efforts of NDOW and WCS. Compelled in part by dramatic increases in human/bear conflicts and a 17-fold increase in bear mortalities due to collisions with vehicles reported between the early 1990s and mid-... Read more →


Leading Experts Disagree on Evidence behind Prostate Cancer Screening Recommendations

Released: 3/25/2013 10:00 AM EDT Source Newsroom: Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins more news from this source Is Randomized Trial Data Enough to Recommend Against Routine PSA Screening? 'Point/Counterpoint' Debate in Medical Care Newswise — Philadelphia, Pa. (March 25, 2013) - Do the results of recent randomized trials justify the recent U.S. recommendation against yearly measurement of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) as a screening test for prostate cancer? That's the topic of debate in a special "point/counterpoint" section in the April issue of Medical Care. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. The recommendation against routine PSA measurement relies too heavily on randomized trial data, according to an article by Ruth Etzioni, PhD, of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, and colleagues. They argue that modeling studies provide a truer picture of the long-term benefits of PSA screening. But Dr Joy... Read more →


9/11 Memorial to Host 5k Run/Walk

NYC: National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion (Photo credit: wallyg) On April 21, 2013, the 9/11 Memorial will host a 5K Run/Walk and Family Day to raise awareness about the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and to encourage volunteerism. The 5K is 3.1 miles. All funds raised through your participation in the 9/11 Memorial Run/Walk and Family Day will support the 9/11 Memorial and 9/11 Memorial Museum. The Run/Walk and Family Day will take place in lower Manhattan, taking participants on a historic route passing important places that are part of the 9/11 story. The route will also symbolize how we came together to support one another in the aftermath of 9/11. The date of the Run/Walk and Family Day – April 21 – marks the anniversary President Barack Obama signed into law legislation making 9/11 a day of service and volunteerism in the memory of the victims of... Read more →


MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT Harvey C. "Barney" Barnum, Jr

First Lieutenant, U.S. Marines Corps Company H, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division In late 1965, Barnum a first lieutenant, arrived in Vietnam with the Ninth Marines. On the morning of December 18, as the battalion was moving through the heavy overgrowth in Quang Tin Province south of Da Nang, the area suddenly exploded with the fire from enemy rockets, mortars, and machine guns. Barnum's company of about 110 men was cut off from the rest of the American force; the company commander was down, his radioman alongside him. Barnum ran to help them, but the radio operator was already dead, and the captain died in Barnum's arms. It was clear that the enemy had targeted the two men to destroy the company's command and control and overwhelm the survivors of the initial attack. Barnum took the radio off the dead operator, strapped it on his back, and assumed... Read more →


Phillies finalize Opening Day roster

Bill Evans/South Jersey Times March 30, 2013 5:04:15 PM EDT PHILADELPHIA – The Phillies finalized the 25-man roster they will take to Atlanta for Opening Day Monday prior to Saturday’s 7-4 exhibition finale loss against the Toronto Blue Jays. Most of the primary roster moves had been made earlier in the spring, and GM Ruben Amaro and his staff made the final decisions on the front end of the bullpen and the bench. Reliever Michael Stutes, who had a breakout 2011 before missing most of last season with a shoulder injury, will continue to work back into shape at Triple-A. Humberto Quintero will be the backup catcher behind Erik Kratz until Carlos Ruiz returns from his 25-game suspension, and Rule V pick Ender Inciarte made the club in the outfield. The Phillies will have to keep Inciarte on the team the entire year or offer him back to the Diamondbacks.... Read more →


SADC to Hold Open Houses for Farm Owners Interested in Farmland Preservation

With new funding available for farmland preservation, the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC), in cooperation with participating county agriculture development boards, will hold a series of regional farmland preservation open houses, Agriculture Secretary Douglas H. Fisher announced today. The open houses are for farm owners potentially interested in preserving their land as well as for owners of already preserved farms who have questions about farmland preservation deed restrictions or other post-preservation issues. “These open houses are intended to make it convenient for landowners to obtain the information they need, whether they’re interested in preserving their land or they own an already preserved farm and have questions about certain uses,” said Secretary Fisher. The SADC is seeking new applications under its State Acquisition Program. Under this program, the SADC works directly with landowners to preserve strategically located farms across the state that meet or exceed the county average in size and... Read more →


ROWAN BASEBALL FALLS TO RAMAPO

March 30, 2013 GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan University baseball team lost a conference doubleheader against Ramapo College on Saturday. The Roadrunners came from behind in both games to win 4-2 and 6-5. Ramapo is 13-1 overall and 2-0 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference. This week, the Roadrunners were ranked ninth in the D3baseball.com Top 25 Poll and 19th in the American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Baseball Poll. Rowan has an 11-6 record with a 0-2 conference mark. Right-hander PJ Cerreto (sr. Paramus, NJ/Paramus) was the winning pitcher in the first contest. He (2-0) went the distance on the mound and recorded nine strikeouts. Cerreto scattered seven hits and gave up two earned runs. Righty Steven Melchiorre (sr. Atco, NJ/Hammonton) took the loss. He (2-2) allowed eight hits and four runs, three were earned. Melchiorre struck out 12 batters. For Ramapo, first baseman Scott Paulus (fr. Washington, NJ/Warren Hills) and... Read more →


The Hostage Rescue Team Part 6: Mission in the Gulf of Aden

03/27/13 Early one morning in Nairobi, Kenya, information began flowing into the FBI’s legal attaché office there concerning the hijacking of a private yacht with four American passengers on board in the Gulf of Aden—perhaps the most pirated body of water in the world. A Hostage Rescue Team operator temporarily stationed in Nairobi mobilized immediately—within hours, he was on his way to the scene off the coast of Somalia. Simultaneously, a crisis negotiator and former HRT operator was dispatched to a Navy destroyer that was shadowing the hijacked S/V Quest. Events that unfolded over the next days were tragic—the Americans aboard the 54-foot pleasure boat were murdered by the armed Somali pirates—but the work of the HRT operators and other FBI agents helped make certain that those responsible for the crime were brought to justice, including a Somali co-conspirator who was not among the 19 hijackers on the vessel (see... Read more →


Ducks Split Doubleheader with St. John Fisher

Allen Picks up Win and Walk-off Single in Game Two Victory over St. John Fisher HOBOKEN, N.J. (March 30, 2013) – For the second straight day, the Stevens Institute of Technology baseball team earned a split against Empire 8 Conference rival St. John Fisher College on Saturday afternoon at Dobbelaar Field. In the first real spring feel weather-wise this season, Stevens dropped Game One, 6-1, but bounced back in dramatic fashion to take the nightcap, 6-5, on a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh. The Ducks are now 11-7 overall and 2-2 in the Empire 8. Game One: St. John Fisher 6, Stevens 1 Fisher’s junior pitcher Justin D’Amato tossed a complete game two-hitter and kept the Stevens hitter off balance all game with eight strike outs to just two walks. Stevens scratched one run off the lefty on a suicide squeeze by freshman Nicholas Sieber (Shrewsbury, Mass.)... Read more →


Interviews Give Eerie Look Into State of Mind of Tucson Shooter

A picture of Loughner taken by the Pima County Sheriff's Office's forensic unit, which saw widespread distribution via media outlets. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) March 29, 2013 BY TIM HULL TUCSON, Ariz. (CN) - Newly released documents show convicted killer Jared Lee Loughner's parents struggling to understand and deal with the mental decline of their son in the days and hours leading up to his 2011 shooting spree. They describe a lonely, isolated figure who wrote inscrutable messages in journals and talked to himself in gibberish. A federal judge sentenced the 24-year-old late last year to seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years for the fatal shooting spree that nearly ended the life of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Loughner also killed six people and wounded 13 others at the Jan. 8, 2011, Congress on Your Corner event at a Tucson grocery store. Loughner pleaded guilty after spending months in a federal... Read more →


TCNJ opens conference play with doubleheader sweep

March 30, 2013 Ewing, NJ … The College of New Jersey baseball team kick-started its New Jersey Athletic Conference schedule as they swept a doubleheader from New Jersey City University on Saturday afternoon in George Ackerman Park. The Lions (8-9, 2-0 NJAC) used their bats in the opener to claim a 15-5 victory and relied on pitching and defense to capture the nightcap 3-1. The Gothic Knights (9-8, 0-2 NJAC) held leads in the opening game and loaded the bases in the ninth of game two, but suffered a pair of setbacks on opening weekend of conference play. Game 1: TCNJ 15 NJCU 5 TCNJ rapped out a season-high 18 hits en route to a 15-5 victory in the opener. Senior Michael Murphy (Staten Island, NY/Staten Island Tech) had a monstrous game at the plate, driving in six runs that included a three-run home run to left-center field. Classmate Scott... Read more →


Farabella's one-hit shutout helps Raptors split with Kean

CAMDEN, N.J. (March 30, 2013) – Junior southpaw Ryan Farabella (Vineland, NJ/Buena Regional) took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and finished with a one-hit shutout as the Rutgers University-Camden baseball team blanked nationally-ranked Kean University, 3-0, in the opening game of a New Jersey Athletic Conference doubleheader here Saturday. Kean, ranked No. 5 nationally in the ABCA/Collegiate Baseball Division III poll and No. 6 in the D3baseball.com Top 25, came back to win the nightcap, 4-2, behind the combined pitching of senior Sam Fourre (Scotch Plains, NJ/St. Joseph-Metuchen) and sophomore Charles Thielmann (Piscataway, NJ/Piscataway). The conference-opening split leaves both teams at 1-1 in the NJAC. Rutgers-Camden, 13-8, has won six of its last eight games. Kean, which saw its seven-game winning streak snapped in the opener, stands at 16-5. Both teams return to action Tuesday with 3:30 p.m. non-conference home games. Rutgers-Camden entertains John Jay College of Criminal Justice... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Monmouth County Engineering Firm, its Former CEO, and Six Other Executives Indicted in Scheme to Avoid Pay-To-Play Rules

View Indictment Two former employees of Birdsall Services Group previously pleaded guilty in the scheme TRENTON – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that Howard C. Birdsall, the largest shareholder and former CEO of Birdsall Services Group, a large Monmouth County-based engineering firm, was indicted today along with the firm and six other executives and shareholders on charges that they conspired in a scheme to avoid the restrictions of New Jersey’s Pay-to-Play Act by disguising illegal corporate political contributions as personal contributions of employees of the firm. Under the scheme, instead of Birdsall Services Group making corporate political contributions to campaigns and political organizations that would disqualify it from public contracts awarded by certain government agencies, shareholders and employees of the firm allegedly made personal political contributions of $300 or less, which are deemed unreportable. Multiple personal checks were bundled together at BSG and sent to the appropriate campaign or... Read more →


It wreaks of fascism: (Lansing)Michigan imposes dictatorial rule in Detroit…

They are imposing what the thing that the U.S. claims to fighting against around the world By hiram1555 Greetings, Correct me if i’m wrong but didn’t America say that the reason for her military interventions in Libya,Iraq,Afghanistan,Yemen,Somalia, and no Syria is for democracy or the so-called will of the people? Didn’t the American government state that their objective is to promote and defend democracy and democratic values around the globe? I could have sworn that that is their creed. They even use it in recruitment commercials on television and radio…”America’s navy, a global force for good…defending peace,freedom, and democracy around the globe.” This is hypocritical America. As Muhammad stated concerning their wayward lying ways…”The white man’s tricknology is always being trumpeted to the world (that they are peace lovers), as though they want all people, as they falsely claim, to be free and to live in peace, while they are... Read more →


Burlington County Clerk Announces Online Ordering Of Document Copies

MARCH 26, 2013 PRESS RELEASE Burlington County Clerk Timothy Tyler announced a new web service for residents seeking copies of land records. This service is designed to assist residents and especially senior citizens who are often the target of unscrupulous companies giving dire warnings that “experts” say everyone should have copies of their deeds and then charge large amounts for documents. “There are a few companies that send out misleading solicitations from time to time,” said Tyler. “We wanted a means for seniors and other residents who have been solicited to request their documents without having to leave their homes or pay the exorbitant fees charged by these predators.” All constituents may now order copies of their important records by filling out a form online and sending it back to the Clerk’s Office. “Until we launched this service residents could only obtain official copies by coming in to our office,”... Read more →


NJ Submits Disaster Recovery Action Plan To Federal Government For Approval

March 28, 2013 Trenton, NJ – The Christie Administration today submitted the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for review and approval. The Action Plan outlines how the State will utilize $1,829,520,000 in federal funding to help homeowners, renters, businesses and communities impacted by Superstorm Sandy. As part of the grant process, members of the public had an opportunity to comment on the Action Plan during a seven-day period that closed March 19. The Plan submitted to HUD includes the public comments that were submitted along with the State's responses. The comments informed the final Action Plan that was sent to the federal government, including suggestions and revisions that assisted the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) in establishing a process to better identify public housing needs, to better explain how citizen participation helped develop the Action Plan,... Read more →


Burlington County Freeholders To Save Rancocas Nature Center and Park

County and Westampton to Enter Shared Services Agreement The Burlington County Freeholders announced that they will enter into a shared services agreement with Westampton and the State that will save the Rancocas Nature Center and Park from closing. “This plan calls for a unique partnership between the State, County, Westampton and nonprofit organizations to allow the Nature Center and the 2.7 mile trail system to remain open for the enjoyment of the public,” said Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly. “Now the outdoor education programs and summer camp that had been run by NJ Audubon will remain a popular destination for families.” This past December, NJ Audubon, who leases and manages 130 acres of land including the Rancocas Nature Center from the State on the Westampton side of Rancocas State Park, announced that it was closing the Nature Center for financial reasons. NJ Audubon projected that the Nature Center would run at... Read more →


LETTERS: GOV. CHRISTIE WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

Are you the same Governor who stated in the 2012 State of the State speech "everyone deserves a second chance, because no life is disposable" - what happened? You vetoed a Bill in October that was intended to save lives by encouraging people to call 911 to seek medical assistance in an overdose situation. This Bill would have provided limited legal protections for those who call to save a life. The Bill also passed both houses in early 2012 with significant bipartisan support. Now, you have requested that Senator Vitale reintroduce the legislation for consideration. Sadly, in doing so you completely gutted the original Bill and added in language which is a very limited version of the original legislation. The new proposed Bill doesn't remove any barriers allowing people to call 911 and will not save any lives. Under the proposed new Bill, calling 911 will still be a crime.... Read more →


RULE PACKAGE ESTABLISHING NEW ELEVATION STANDARD FOR NEW JERSEY FILED

March 26, press release Action uses latest FEMA Elevation Standards to Ensure Resiliency in Future Storms and Protect Residents from Rising Flood Insurance Costs (13/P26) TRENTON - The Christie Administration has filed with the Office of Administrative Law an adoption package supporting final rules that will make permanent new statewide elevation standards based on Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood maps. This action, taken Monday, provides clear direction for residents as they rebuild from the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy. The Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) filing of documents supporting amendments to the state's Flood Hazard Area Control Act keeps in place an emergency rule the Administration authorized in January. The emergency rule and its final amendments utilize FEMA's recently released Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) maps as the statewide standard for elevation of homes in flood zones. Those maps, updated in New Jersey's coastal counties for the first time... Read more →


Mitchell Davis of Davis Enterprises honored as Volunteer of the Year

at the 2013 High Heels and Hard Hats Gala March 23, 2013: South Jersey, NJ – Habitat for Humanity Burlington County, NJ was honored to award Mitchell Davis of Davis Enterprises as their Volunteer of the Year during the High Heels & Hard Hats Gala at the Laurel Creek Country Club in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. Davis was presented his award from Habitat for Humanity by Executive Director Lori Leonard, Congressmen Jon Runyan, presented him with a Proclamation and a Senate resolution from Senator Allen. Mr. Davis has demonstrated consistent and extraordinary leadership in providing volunteer support and resources to Habitat for Humanity, always accepting the call to help when families are in need. Most recently Davis and his company were instrumental in completing Habitat’s current house in Moorestown, which resulted in a family realizing their dream of celebrating the holiday season in their own home. As head of Davis... Read more →


Valley Fever Increasing in Some Southwestern States

Coccidioidomycosis (Photo credit: Pulmonary Pathology) press release March 28, 2013 Valley Fever, a fungal respiratory infection, dramatically increased in several southwestern states from 1998 through 2011, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah rose from 2,265 in 1998 to more than 22,000 in 2011. Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) is caused by inhaling a fungus called Coccidioides, which lives in the soil in the southwestern United States. Not everyone who is exposed to the fungus gets sick, but those who do typically have flu-like symptoms that can last for weeks or months. More than 40 percent of patients who get ill from Valley Fever may require hospitalization at some point, with an average cost of nearly $50,000 per hospital visit. Previous studies have shown that, of those who get sick, nearly 75 percent miss work or school... Read more →


Rutgers 3-0 Over Villanova

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. (March 29, 2013) – Senior Tyler Gebler (Toms River, N.J.) pitched a three-hit shutout to help Rutgers baseball defeat Villanova, 2-0, and clinch the series Friday at Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth. It second straight day the Scarlet Knights held the Wildcats scoreless. RU improves to 4-1 in the BIG EAST with the victory and 10-12 overall. Through five league games, the starting pitchers have surrendered just four earned runs over 38.2 innings for a 0.93 ERA. RVision: Tyler Gebler talks about his three-hit shutout Gebler (2-3) shined in his sixth career complete game, allowing three hits and nothing else in the two-hour masterpiece. He tied his career high with eight strikeouts and did not permit a walk or hit a batter, facing three over the minimum. It was his first career shutout as he ties classmate Rob Smorol (Clark, N.J.) for fourth in RU history with 269.0... Read more →


Rutgers-Camden Extends Streak to 11

CAMDEN, N.J. (March 27, 2013) – Senior centerfielder Jackie Leafey (Gloucester City, NJ/Gloucester City) raced home from second base with the winning run on a ground out in the bottom of the seventh inning in the opening game and the Rutgers University-Camden softball team stretched its winning streak to 11 games in the nightcap as it swept past Immaculata University, 3-2 and 6-2, in a non-conference doubleheader here Wednesday night. The doubleheader was the home opener for the Scarlet Raptors, who improved to 14-3 and tied the fifth-longest winning streak in program history, accomplished from March 13-April 3, 2007. Immaculata, which had won five of its previous seven games, fell to 8-9. Both teams return to conference play in their next doubleheader. Rutgers-Camden opens its New Jersey Athletic Conference schedule Saturday at 1 p.m. when it visits New Jersey City University. Immaculata, which is 5-0 in the Colonial States Athletic... Read more →


Wilmington Softball Doubleheader Rout over Washington Adventist

DATE: March 29, 2013 NEW CASTLE, Del. - - The Wilmington University softball team evened its season record with a doubleheader rout over visiting Washington Adventist, winning 17-0 while only allowing one hit in game one and throwing a combined no-hitter in game two with a 16-0 win at Asbury Field on Friday. Danielle Griffin and Katie Warrington combined to throw a five inning no-hitter in game two, striking out 12 batters while only being one hit batter away from a shortened perfect game. The Wildcats (14-14) offense also woke up today, collecting 16 hits in game one and only needing nine hits in game two to earn the doubleheader header sweep. Griffin, a junior from Greenwood, Del., tossed the first two innings in the second game, striking out four Washington Adventist (2-10) batters before turning the ball over to Warrington. The senior from Townsend, Del., pitched the remaining three... Read more →


Ducks Split Doubleheader with St. John Fisher

Yano’s Five Hits Highlights E8 Baseball Split with HOBOKEN, N.J. (March 29, 2013) – The Stevens Institute of Technology baseball team earned a split in the opening Empire 8 Conference doubleheader against St. John Fisher College on Friday afternoon at Dobbelaar Field. Stevens dropped Game One, 10-7, but fought back for a 9-5 Game Two victory to salvage the split. The Ducks are now 10-6 overall, 1-1 in the Empire 8, while St. John Fisher is 9-6 and 1-1. Game One: St. John Fisher 10, Stevens 7 In the opener, Stevens struck first with a two-out solo home run from junior Dan Allen (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) in the bottom of the first inning to take an early 1-0 lead. Allen went 2-for-3 in Game One with three runs batted in, two runs scored and a walk. He picked up his two other RBI in his next two at bats... Read more →


Newark man faces prison for selling gun to undercover State Police detective

> TRENTON – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that a Newark man pleaded guilty today in connection with the sale of an assault rifle to an undercover State Police detective on the Garden State Parkway. The undercover purchase was made during an investigation conducted under the Attorney General’s initiative to fight gun trafficking and violence. George C. Sutch, 27, of Newark, pleaded guilty to a second-degree charge of unlawful possession of an assault firearm before Superior Court Judge Douglas K. Wolfson in Middlesex County. In pleading guilty to the charge, which was contained in an October 2012 state grand jury indictment, Sutch admitted that he possessed a Ruger Mini-14 assault rifle. During an investigation by the New Jersey State Police, Sutch sold the assault rifle to an undercover detective for $450 at the Cheesequake Service Area on the Garden State Parkway in Sayreville on July 13, 2012. Under the... Read more →


Venable Sentenced to 13 Years for Supplying PCP to Bloods

TRENTON – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that a Cherry Hill man was sentenced to state prison today for supplying PCP to a drug network in Camden with ties to the Bloods street gang that was distributing large quantities of heroin, cocaine and PCP in Camden. Lovell Venable, 35, of Cherry Hill, was sentenced to 13 years in state prison, including 11 years of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Samuel D. Natal in Camden County. He pleaded guilty on Feb. 5 to a charge of first-degree racketeering, admitting that he supplied PCP to the narcotics network. Deputy Attorney General Jill Mayer took the guilty plea and handled the sentencing for the Division of Criminal Justice Gangs & Organized Crime Bureau. Venable and 13 other defendants, including the leader of the drug network, Kyle Ogletree, 29, of Cherry Hill, a reputed five-star general in the G-Shine Bloods, were named... Read more →


Video: Why are feds stockpiling lots of ammo? NJ Congressman wants answers | NJ.com

Legislators are beginning to push for answers to questions that have been circling around Internet blogs and radio shows for months — about why the Department of Homeland Security is reportedly planning to purchase 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the next few years. And Republican Rep. Leonard Lance, from New Jersey's 7th district, is among them. Lance was captured on camera during a March 15 tea party meeting in Hanover, answering a question by Harding resident William Baer about the large ammo purchases. Baer cited a Forbes article about the purchases published earlier this month. via www.nj.com Read more →


Late La Salle Rally Pushes Explorers Past Richmond

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The University of Richmond Spiders baseball team lost a hard-fought game to La Salle in Philadelphia on Friday afternoon, 5-3. With the loss, Richmond’s record drops to 16-9 overall and to 2-3 in Atlantic 10 conference play. With the win, La Salle improves to 8-14 on the year and to 4-1 in league action. Freshman Tanner Stanley went 4-for-5 on the day for the Spiders with two doubles and a RBI, while junior Adam Forrer hit a solo home run. Senior Matt Zink also drove in a run for Richmond on the afternoon. After the Explorers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth, Richmond responded immediately in the next two frames to tie the game. In the fifth, Zink and Stanley both drove in runs to cut the lead to just one. Then in the sixth, Forrer hit a towering, solo homer... Read more →


ROWAN SOFTBALL SWEEPS KEAN UNIVERSITY

Rowan University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 9-2 AND 4-0 IN FIRST CONFERENCE DOUBLEHEADER UNION, NJ – The Rowan University softball team swept Kean University, 9-2 and 4-0 on Friday. It was the first conference doubleheader for both teams. The Profs, ranked 22nd, are 17-3 overall and the Cougars are 10-8 on the season. Rowan has a 13-game win streak. Right-hander LeAnne Miller (sr. Vineland, NJ/Vineland) earned her 10th win on the season in the first game. Miller (10-2) gave up six hits and two earned runs. Courtney Yard (so. Stockton, NJ/Hunterdon Central) was the losing pitcher. She (4-6) allowed nine hits and nine runs, five were earned. Designated player Ashley DeYoung (fr. Oakland, NJ/Indian Hills) was two for four at the plate with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored. Shortstop Shilah Snead (fr. Malaga, NJ/Delsea Reg.) contributed with two hits (three at bats), two RBIs, a home run... Read more →


SAINT JOSEPH’S BASEBALL TOPS FORDHAM, 6-2

MARCH 29, 2013 Mullen Tosses Six; Hueth, O’Keefe Add Two RBI MERION STATION, Pa. – Chris Hueth and Brian O’Keefe had two runs batted in apiece as the Saint Joseph’s baseball team dug out of an early hole to top Fordham, 6-2, at Smithson Field on Friday afternoon. Kyle Mullen tossed six innings of five-hit ball, while Steven Schuler and Jimmy Yacabonis combined for three perfect innings of relief. Fordham (10-14 overall, 0-5 Atlantic 10) took an early 2-0 lead on a pair of unearned runs. Joseph Runco reached on an error to start the game, and he and Tim Swatek came in to score on a single by Charles Galiano. Saint Joseph’s (12-13 overall, 4-1 Atlantic 10) broke through in the third inning, loading the bases with nobody out on singles by Anthony Cirillo and Quinn Renner and a walk to Kevin Kratochwill. Two batters later, a wild pitch... Read more →


Vote for the Scoundrel of the Month

Citizens for Responsiblity and Ethics in Washington--March ushered in Sunshine Week, and with it a reminder why the work of transparency groups like CREW is so important. These scoundrels may have thought they could fly under the radar, but we’ve got them squarely in our sights. Who will be your pick for March's Scoundrel of the Month? The Department of Justice (DOJ) Although DOJ is certainly not the only government agency to shield information from the public, its penchant for secrecy is in a league of its own. On actions ranging from drone strikes to the targeted killings of American citizens suspected of terrorist affiliations, DOJ has routinely withheld memos providing legal justification for its actions, effectively creating a body of secret law. It’s no wonder the department has been namedthe most secretive in government for the second year in a row. National Mining Association (NMA) You don’t have to... Read more →


Bill's Story

Correlation between smoking and lung cancer in US males, showing a 20-year time lag between increased smoking rates and increased incidence of lung cancer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Bill is angry with himself that he ever accepted that first cigarette. "When I was 15, I started smoking. It was a stupid thing I wish I could take back."Bill has diabetes. He learned the hard way that smoking makes diabetes harder to control. At 37, Bill went blind in his left eye from a detached retina—damage to the inner lining of the eye. He also had kidney failure. Two years later, he had his leg amputated due to poor circulation—made worse from smoking. "I lost my leg, and that's when I quit,"he says. His life is very different now. Married and the father of four children, he says he worries that he won't be able to provide for his family. "Smoking is... Read more →


ROWAN BASEBALL DEFEATS GWYNEDD-MERCY COLLEGE, 4-2

March 28, 2013 GWYNEDD, PA – The Rowan University baseball team defeated Gwynedd-Mercy College, 4-2 on Thursday. The Profs are 11-4 overall while the Griffins have a 9-6 record. Right-hander Ryan Easterday (so. Westmont, NJ/Haddon Twp.) threw 6.2 innings for the win. He (2-2) scattered eight hits and gave up two earned runs. Easterday struck out eight batters. Lefty Kyle Brown (sr. Southampton, NJ/Seneca) pitched the last inning for the save. Righty Andrew Schaefer (jr. Penndel, PA/Conwell-Egan) had the loss on the mound. He allowed seven hits and four runs, three were earned. Right fielder Nick Kreiger (so. Manalapan, NJ/Manalapan) led Rowan with two hits in four at bats and two RBIs. Catcher C.J. Szymczak (sr. Maple Shade, NJ/Maple Shade) contributed with two hits (four at bats) and one RBI. Second baseman Mark Benak (jr. South Plainfield, NJ/South Plainfield) was two for four with a double and one run scored.... Read more →


Next Chapter for Storied South Jersey Company Preserves Area Jobs

CEV initial concept in Lockheed Martin design, showing delta-wing crew module (at right), with a mission module and propulsion stage (with rocket engines) for interplanetary flight. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) March 28, 2013 Trenton, NJ – Recognizing the importance of collaborative partnerships that bolster economic development and scientific innovation, Governor Chris Christie today commended Lockheed Martin for building on its 40-year commitment to New Jersey and securing a $100 million contract with the federal government to develop the next generation of Aegis radar defense technology. Lockheed Martin recently won the U.S. Navy's Aegis Combat System Engineering Agent program contract, preserving area jobs, with a bid to provide systems engineering and development support to all Aegis-equipped ships between now and 2018. Lockheed Martin’s commitment to New Jersey has already attracted some of the best scientific talent to the state and strengthened the state and local economies. This new contract secures its footprint... Read more →


Burlington County Freeholders Approve 2013 Road Resurfacing Plan

Program to Overlay 17.2 Miles Along 12 Roads in 13 Towns The Burlington County Freeholders approved a $7.1 million Annual Road Resurfacing Program plan for the overlay of 12 County roads in 13 municipalities for a total of 17.2 miles. The County is funding the project with $4,532,000 from the annual NJ Transportation Trust Fund. The remaining $2.6M will be funded by the County. “We will continue to dedicate the state funds we receive to the essential maintenance of our County roads that are in the most need of repaving,’’ said Burlington County Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly. “This repaving plan has proved to be far less costly than major reconstruction of roads if they are left in disrepair.” The County will receive the NJ Transportation Trust Funding upfront as it is one of only a few counties in the State that have spent previous year funds in the time required.... Read more →


Camden County March 28 Weekly News

Don't Miss The Camden County Spring Job Fair Camden County will sponsor its Spring 2013 Job Fair on Thursday, April 4th at The Collingswood Ballroom, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. An estimated 100 employers will be there to interview candidates. Save the date and come early. The County hosts a Job Fair twice a year—in the spring and the fall—and more than 2,000 job seekers attend each one. If you need help with your resume, County experts will be there to revamp, edit or improve it. Camden County’s One Stop Resource Center, which organizes the event, will also have experts on hand to counsel would-be job seekers on how to dress for success for a job interview. For more information Click Here. Register Now for the Camden County Parenting Conference - Fun and Learning for the Whole Family! The Camden County Board of Freeholders is sponsoring a free interactive conference... Read more →


Don't Stop Religious Debates in America

There’s a heated debate going on in this country about marriage—and at times, it’s less than civil. Heritage’s William E. Simon Fellow, Ryan Anderson, faced a verbal firing squad on Piers Morgan Live this week, as Morgan and guest host Suze Orman told him that he was one of the few people “still” holding a traditional view of marriage between a man and a woman. Obviously, that’s not true. Citizens of 41 states continue to affirm marriage as it has been through history, and thousands joined the March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., this week to attest to the fact. But emotionally charged discussions can be uncomfortable—even if you’re not on national television. To foster reasoned debate, The Heritage Foundation and other allies have produced a booklet that explains why maintaining the definition of marriage matters for children and for limited government. We should welcome debates like these, and that’s... Read more →


CATHOLIC LEAGUE: Educating O’Reilly

March 28, 2013 Last night, Bill O’Reilly bemoaned, once again, what he says is the absence of a Christian response to anti-Christian bigotry. In his exchange with Rev. Robert Jeffress, he said, “There isn’t really a leader in the American Catholic Church...There is no Christian society like the Jewish Defamation League.” Here is Bill Donohue’s response: This is stunning. The man chosen to discuss anti-Christian bigotry is known for slamming O’Reilly’s own religion. In 2010, Jeffress said the Roman Catholic Church was the outgrowth of a “corruption” called the “Babylonian mystery.” He continued, “Much of what you see in the Catholic Church today doesn’t come from God’s word. It comes from that cult-like pagan religion. Isn’t this the genius of Satan?” Moreover, if there is no Catholic anti-defamation league, then why do O’Reilly’s producers keep calling our office for information? This has been going on for years. Why did one... Read more →


Because of Underage Drinking Gloucester City Police to Increase Patrols Near RR Trestle

UPDATE: MARCH 30, 2013 Update : March 31, 2013 The Brooklawn/Gloucester City railroad trestle . The "drinking parties" are held in the wooded area near the concrete embankment. photo credit CNBNews.net "We have received a report that once they pass out other kids lay them across the tracks". ~ Police Chief George Berglund Gloucester City Police Chief George Berglund posted the information below on the department's Facebook page on Monday, March 25, 2013. GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--The Gloucester City Police Department has received information that The kids have been "tagging" the cement wall near the trestle. Approximately 100 yards west is Broadway. For decades teens and homeless people have been using this area for beer parties, consuming illegal drugs and smoking pot. Police have a difficult time patrolling the isolated area. photo credit CNBNews.net children are going to the trestle and consuming large amounts of alcohol. It is reported that they... Read more →


The Latest Study: Obamacare's Impact On Insurance Claim Costs

By Jay Hancock KHN Staff Writer MAR 28, 2013 It’s too early to know how much individual health insurance policies will cost once the online marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act launch Jan. 1. But that hasn’t stopped experts and interest groups from making predictions. The latest analysis comes from the Society of Actuaries. It’s attracting attention because of the group’s expertise and nonpartisanship. What actuaries do for a living — predicting future expense based on multiple squishy factors — is at the core of figuring out what will happen under Obamacare. Thanks to subsidies and the requirement that everybody get insurance or pay penalties, the society forecasts that the number of people covered by individual polices will double to 25.6 million by 2017. Getting the headlines was the forecast that insurer costs — medical claims per policyholder — will soar, on average, 32 percent for the individual market... Read more →


MLB player has Legion Baseball jersey retired

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann's No. 23 American Legion Baseball Marshfield (Wis.) Blue Devils Post 54 jersey has been retired. (Photo courtesy of Wausau Daily Herald) Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann recently received some surprising, yet flattering, news in a phone call – his No. 23 American Legion Baseball Marshfield (Wis.) Blue Devils Post 54 jersey was going to be retired. "I definitely didn’t expect the phone call from Steiny (Michael Steinwagner, president of Marshfield American Legion Baseball Corporation), so it was a great honor, and I was extremely happy about it," Zimmermann said. Zimmermann played two seasons for Post 54. During that time he helped lead the team to the 2004 Class AAA State Tournament and was one of 54 Legion Baseball players across Wisconsin to compete in the American Legion All-Star game at Miller Park – home of the Milwaukee Brewers – where he was named... Read more →


Solorzano Sentenced to 20 Years for stabbing Girlfriend

March 27,2013 MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic City man was sentenced to 20 years in New JerseyState Prison for the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend in an Atlantic City deli in 2011, actingAtlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today. This afternoon, Freddy R. Solorzano, 53, received a 20–year prison sentence for onecount of first-degree aggravated manslaughter. On April 21, 2011, Solorzano fatally stabbed Deziree Vivian, 27, of Factoryville,Pennsylvania, after she fled from him during an argument between the two. Solorzano chased Vivian down Pacific Avenue with a large butcher knife. Vivian ran intoBabajan’s Deli to seek help. Solorzano followed Vivian inside of the deli and beganstabbing her. Solorzano stabbed Vivian four times in the chest - penetrating her heartand one of her lungs. Following the stabbing, Atlantic City Police arrested Solorzano at a residence on SouthFlorida Avenue. He was charged with murder and weapons offenses. On August 22, 2012, Solorzano... Read more →