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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... Read more →


Virginia Baseball Falls to Miami, 4-3, in Series Finale

Virginia Cavaliers athletic logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Cavaliers’ nine-game win streak comes to end, but UVa wins fourth straight ACC series CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The fifth-ranked Virginia baseball team had its nine-game win streak come to an end Sunday as it fell, 4-3, to Miami at Davenport Field. The Hurricanes (20-11, 5-7 ACC) scored four runs in the first inning and held on as the Cavaliers (25-3, 9-3) chipped away before falling short. Reed Gragnani (Sr., Richmond, Va.) finished off a great weekend by going 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI. He went 6-for-12 with nine RBI in the series. Brandon... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


GOLDEY-BEACOM ENDS HOMESTAND WITH CACC DOUBLEHEADER SPLIT

March 30, 2013 Lightning Earn 5-0 Win Over Post in First Game Before Eagles Take 4-3 Victory in Nightcap WILMINGTON, Del. – Junior utility player Roni Peters (Leonardtown H.S./Leonardtown, Md.) scattered three hits and earned her second consecutive shutout as Goldey-Beacom College (9-11, 5-3) ended a six-game homestand by splitting a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference doubleheader against Post University (9-13, 4-6) at the Lightning’s Jackson Athletic Complex on Saturday afternoon. The Lightning, who have played 18 of their first 20 games at home, earned a 5-0 victory in the opener before Post used four early runs in the nightcap to take... Read more →


No. 5 Virginia Baseball Downs Miami, 8-1, to Clinch Series

University of Virginia logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Cavaliers snare fourth straight ACC series win CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Four Virginia pitchers combined to scatter four hits as the fifth-ranked Cavaliers defeated Miami, 8-1, Saturday afternoon in front of 4,258 spectators at Davenport Field. In winning its ninth straight game, Virginia (25-2, 9-2 ACC) clinched its fourth ACC series win in as many weeks. The teams will compete the series at noon Sunday. The game originally was slated to start at 1 p.m., but the start time was changed because of the potential for inclement weather. Virginia starting pitcher Scott Silverstein (R-Sr., Olney,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


Pet Tip of the Week: Spring Has Sprung (cnbnews.net)

by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) Around any holiday I like to remind readers about the dangers of over-feeding their pets, and to remind you about the list of “no-no” ingredients that can make your dog sick. When families gather, Fido has the opportunity to beg for food. While a once-in-awhile treat is fine, remember that over-feeding can cause diarrhea, bloating, and obesity. Chocolate is on the list of potentially lethal ingredients; it can cause kidney failure very quickly. Xylitol, an artificial sweetener found in some candy, is also on the danger list. Raisins and other berries should never be given to a... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


Virginia Baseball Rolls to 15-4 Win Over Miami

March 29 2013 Cavaliers score nine runs in eighth inning to blow open close game CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The fifth-ranked Virginia baseball team blew open a close game with Miami with a nine-run eighth inning in a 15-4 victory over the Hurricanes Friday night at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers (24-2, 8-2 ACC) recorded their eighth straight win and their fifth consecutive ACC victory. Virginia recorded 16 hits in the win, with six players racking up multiple hits. Mike Papi (So., Tunkhannock, Pa.) went 4-for-4 with three doubles as he continued his torrid stretch at the plate; he has 18 hits in... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →