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May 2013

Houston Firefighters Hurt in Five-Alarm Motel Fire - Firehouse

Flames erupt from the Southwest Inn on U.S. 59 in Houston on Friday, May 31, 2013. FIREHOUSE.COM NEWS CREATED: MAY 31, 2013 HOUSTON (AP) — Four firefighters were killed while battling a fire that engulfed a Houston motel and restaurant on Friday, and at least five other people were hospitalized, authorities said. Flames were shooting from the roof of the Southwest Inn, along one of Houston's most heavily traveled expressways, and black smoke was blanketing the area as firefighters tried to extinguish the blaze. Three firefighters were killed at the scene, while the fourth died at a hospital, according to... Read more →

Burlco Health Department Issues Heat-Related Illness Prevention Tips

May 31, 2013 press release The Burlington County Health Department is asking residents to take precautions to avoid heat-related illness during the very high temperatures this weekend. “Although anyone is susceptible to a heat-related illness, some people are at greater risk than others,” said Burlington County Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly. Infants and young children, persons over age 65, people with mental disabilities and those who are physically ill are most at risk for suffering a heat-related illness. It is recommended that these individuals be visited at least twice a day and watched for any symptoms of heat exhaustion or heat... Read more →

Boys Varsity Baseball: Gloucester Catholic 9 Paul VI 1 /

Source USA HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS 03:30 PM - Fri May 31, 2013 - Gloucester Catholic FINAL SCORE Paul VI1 Gloucester Catholic9 Paul VI Haddonfield, NJ Gloucester Catholic Gloucester City, NJ SCORES 1234567RHEPaul VI High School0001000100Gloucester Catholic0351000900 GAME SUMMARY WP: Shawaryn. LP: Bisirri. 2B: Hiester, Gussen, GC. 3B: Gallo, P.. Read more →

Girls Varsity Softball : ST. JOHN VIANNEY 5 Gloucester Catholic 4

07:00 PM - Fri May 31, 2013 - St John Vianney HS FINAL SCORE Gloucester Catholic4 St John Vianney5 Gloucester Catholic Gloucester City, NJ St John Vianney Holmdel, NJ SCORES 1234567RHEGloucester Catholic0003010400St John Vianney HS0111200500 Read more →

Baseball: Neutral sites for NJSIAA state semifinals and non-public finals

James Kratch/For The Star-Ledger May 31, 2013 9:15:00 AM EDT Here are the designated neutral sites for next Tuesday’s NJSIAA public state group semifinals and non-public sectional finals: GROUP 4 North Jersey, Section 1 vs. North Jersey, Section 2: Ramapo College. Central Jersey vs. South Jersey: Monmouth University. GROUP 3 North Jersey, Section 1 vs. North Jersey, Section 2: East Brunswick Tech. Central Jersey vs. South Jersey: Rider University. GROUP 2 North Jersey, Section 1 vs. North Jersey, Section 2: Kean University. Central Jersey vs. South Jersey: The College of New Jersey. GROUP 1 North Jersey, Section 1 vs. North... Read more →

Area Residents Graduate from Marist College

English: Picture of Marist College Student Center. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (05/31/2013)(readMedia)-- The following residents graduated from Marist College the weekend of May 24. Alexandra Baumann of Wall, NJ, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences. Kristin Baumann of Wall, NJ, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. Thomas Price of Belmar, NJ, received a Masters degree in Business Administration. Eric Wrigley of Wall Township, NJ, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Marist is an independent comprehensive liberal arts college with an enrollment of 4,500 full-time undergraduate students. Founded in 1929, the College offers... Read more →

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Chews Landing Road Area

The annual Gloucester Township Day event will be occurring Saturday June 1st from 11:00am to 9:00pm with fireworks at 9:00pm. A large volume of vehicular and pedestrian traffic is expected at this event throughout the day. Motorist may experience delays on Chews Landing Road, Kelly Drivers Lane and Hider Lane during the event. To avoid delays, seek an alternate route of travel. If you have any questions you may contact the Gloucester Township Police at 856-228-4500 or 9-1-1 for an emergency. Read more →

OBITUARY: Mark Fowler of Carneys Point, Audubon High School Alumnus

FOWLER Mark On May 27, 2013. Age 65. Of Carneys Point, Formerly of Gloucester City and Audubon. Mark was born and raised in Audubon and was a graduate of Audubon High School. He pursued his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education and then achieved his Master’s Degree in Music. Mark was a professional musician and loved music. He moved to Gloucester City and recently resided in Carneys Point. Survived by family and cherished friends. Services and Burial will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Mark Fowler. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made... Read more →

Judge Reduces Bail for Homicide Codefendant

Gloucester County Prosecutors Office press release May 31, 2013 Over the objection of an assistant Gloucester County prosecutor who called accused homicide codefendant Amada Rickerd “a participant with full knowledge” of plans to rob Joseph McConnell in his Franklinville home on March 31, a judge today reduced the 18-year-old Mantua resident’s bail on murder, robbery, assault and criminal restraint charges from $1 million to $500,000, cash or bond. Judge M. Christine Allen-Jackson ruled on the bail reduction request after Rickerd defense attorney Richard Klineberger told the judge his client was not at the scene when McConnell was attacked by two... Read more →

Local Students Named to Dean's List at York College of Pennsylvania

York College of Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia) YORK, PA (05/29/2013)(readMedia)-- The following local students have been named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2013 semester at York College of Pennsylvania: Peter DiGiambattista of Bellmawr (08031), a senior Supply Chain Operations Management major Brittany Hall of Wall (07719), a senior Early Childhood/Special Education major Zachary Rogers of Belmar (07719), a junior Early Childhood/Special Education major Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,600 undergraduate students. The College also offers master's programs in business, education and nursing,... Read more →

Rate Shock: In California, Obamacare To Increase Individual Health Insurance Premiums By 64-146% - Forbes

by Bruce Rogers, Forbes Staff If you’re a 25 year old male non-smoker, buying insurance for yourself, the cheapest plan on Obamacare’s exchanges is the catastrophic plan, which costs an average of $184 a month. (By “average,” I mean the median monthly premium across California’s 19 insurance rating regions.) The next cheapest plan, the “bronze” comprehensive plan, costs $205 a month. But in 2013, on (NASDAQ:EHTH), the median cost of the five cheapest plans was only $92. In other words, for the typical 25-year-old male non-smoking Californian, Obamacare will drive premiums up by between 100 and 123 percent. Under... Read more →

Philadelphia Police Release Surveillance Video of Suspects Wanted for Vandalizing 36 Cars

Published on May 31, 2013 The Philadelphia Police Department's South Detectives Division is seeking to identify four suspects for vandalism in Graduate Hospital. Four individuals depicted in this video are persons of interest regarding a criminal investigation. On May 31, 2013, at 3:45am, numerous vehicles were vandalized in the area of 1700 Catharine Street. Damage consisted of slashed tires and scratched paint. Surveillance video cameras in the area captured images of the suspects. Suspect Description: Suspect #1: White, unknown sex, 25-28 years-of-age, dyed short blonde hair, gray button down shirt white vertical stripes, slim build. Suspect #2: White, 25-28 years-of-age,... Read more →


· United Health Foundation issues first America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report · Analysis illustrates strengths, challenges nationally and in New Jersey · Findings emphasize need to prepare for New Jersey’s growing senior population NEW JERSEY (May 29, 2013) – New Jersey is ranked 27th for senior health, according to the inaugural edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities. The survey had some good news for New Jersey seniors, including a high percentage of able-bodied seniors, but also reflected areas that need improvement, such as high rates of hospital... Read more →

Public Assistance Grants Awarded to Brick and Scotch Plains for Superstorm Sandy Repairs

Trenton, NJ – The Christie Administration announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $3 million in Public Assistance grants to the municipalities of Brick and Scotch Plains, as well as a $4.85 Hazard Mitigation grant to the State of New Jersey. The Township of Brick will receive federal funding for demolition and repair work to the Traders Cover Marina, including repairs to Docks A and B, personal watercraft docks, an electrical storage shed and the replacement of electrical wiring along the marina. The Township of Scotch Plains will receive federal funding for the use... Read more →

Local residents Graduate from The University of Scranton

SCRANTON, PA (05/29/2013)(readMedia)-- The University of Scranton conferred 1,735 degrees – the largest number of degrees in its history – at two commencement ceremonies this weekend, including more than 900 bachelor's and associate degrees at its undergraduate commencement on May 26 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre. Graduates included recipients of some of the nation's most prestigious scholarships, including the Truman Scholarship, Goldwater Scholarship and five Fulbright scholarships. Sandra Postel, a respected author, scholar, lecturer and consultant on global water protection, and director of the Global Water Policy Project, served as commencement speaker. "I've devoted my... Read more →

Millions in government assistance wrongly sent to N.J. inmates

May 29, 2013 By Phil Gregory Thousands of prisoners in New Jersey have been unfairly taking advantage of taxpayer money. State Comptroller Matt Boxer says an audit has found that $23 million in government-assistance benefits were paid over a two-year period to inmates who were not entitled to receive them. He says the largest portion was $10 million from the unemployment insurance program. "The law requires that you can only receive unemployment payments if you are available to work and able to work," Boxer said Wednesday. "And these unemployment checks were being direct deposited to the accounts of prison inmates... Read more →

Pagans biker gang member to be sentenced on drug trafficking charges - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Richard J. Speciale, known as "Big Rick," is scheduled for sentencing July 23 in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg, W.Va., and faces at least 10 years behind bars. Although Speciale pleaded guilty in 2011 to distributing cocaine in a case that began in Pennsylvania, his sentencing repeatedly has been delayed by motions on both sides. The U.S. attorney's office in Wheeling declined comment Tuesday and Mr. Speciale's lawyer couldn't be reached for comment. According to the FBI, Speciale ran an enterprise that distributed cocaine from June 2007 to January 2010, when Pittsburgh police and state attorney general's agents arrested him.... Read more →

Video/CAMDEN CITY NJ: Women Attacked at Cooper Hospital | NBC 10 Philadelphia

By Lauren DiSanto | Thursday, May 30, 2013 | Updated 5:44 PM EDT Two female employees of Cooper University Hospital have been the victim of a crime in the past ten days. The most recent incident happened yesterday, when police say a member of the hospital's medical staff was robbed on her way into work. She was just outside the main entrance, when police say a homeless woman grabbed her phone and attempted to steal her purse. "In both of these cases, we were fortunate enough to have resources immediately in the area and made arrests," said Deputy Chief Mike... Read more →

Man of Steel,' 'World War Z,' 'Pacific Rim,' 'The World's End' among summer's 15 most-anticipated movies'

John Serba | May 28, 2013, 8:00:06 AM EDT MOVIE REVIEWS John Serba's reviews of other summer-blockbuster fare: 'Iron Man 3': Robert Downey Jr. again contributes signature wit to comedic superhero flick 'The Great Gatsby': Baz Luhrmann helms extravagant but emotionally empty display of eye candy 'Fast and Furious 6': Vin Diesel, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson return for more ridiculous, disposable action 'The Hangover Part III': Return of Bradley Cooper and Co. is an underwhelming, cynical sequel 'Star Trek Into Darkness': J.J. Abrams' sequel is smart, fun, witty, essential sci-fi With May out of the way, the rest of... Read more →

Literacy Volunteers of Camden County is seeking volunteer tutors

A tutor from Literacy Volunteers of Camden County works with one of their students at the Voorhees library of the Camden County Library System.] At age 77, Jim read his first book. Shabi passed her citizenship test. Chen spoke to her doctor. VOORHEES, NJ – May 29, 2013 -- You, too, can make a difference in the life of an adult who wants to learn to speak English or improve his reading and math skills. Literacy Volunteers of Camden County is seeking volunteer tutors to teach ESL and other literacy skills. No experience is necessary, just the willingness to reach... Read more →


Indian King Tavern on the NRHP since December 18, 1970. At 233 Kings Hwy. E, Haddonfield, New Jersey. Museum in the building where New Jersey "declared independence from Great Britian" (simplified) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) SATURDAY AS PART OF DAY-LONG REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENCAMPMENT TRENTON - A New Jersey unit loyal to the British Army will clash this Saturday, June 1, with soldiers from the Continental Army as part of a day-long Revolutionary War re-enactment in Haddonfield, Camden County, coordinated by the New Jersey State Park Service and its partners. The skirmish will be part of a commemoration of the 235th anniversary... Read more →

Angela Harris of Gloucester City Makes Spring 2013 Dean's List at Lebanon Valley College

Current Lebanon Valley College Seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Harris pursuing bachelor of science in psychology ANNVILLE, PA (05/29/2013)(readMedia)-- Angela B. Harris of Gloucester City, N.J., was named to the spring 2013 dean's list at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa., while in pursuit of a bachelor of science in psychology. Dean's list students must maintain a grade point average of 3.4 or above on a 4-point scale. Harris graduated from Gloucester City High School. Lebanon Valley College® in Annville, Pa., welcomes 1,630 full-time undergraduates studying more than 30 majors, as well as self-designed majors. Founded in 1866, LVC has graduate programs... Read more →

NCAA: Interest leads to growth — and TV viewership — for baseball

NCAA Photos NCAA Photos Nearly 1.4 million viewers on average tuned in to watch College World Series games on ESPN last year. ‘It didn’t always used to be this way’ Last Updated - May 29, 2013 12:02 GMT FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Dave Van Horn takes the time to remind his players every few weeks about just how good they have it. It’s not that the Arkansas coach revels in telling today’s youth just how difficult the older generations had it; he’s simply in awe of how far college baseball has come during his 25-year coaching career. Armed with new stadiums,... Read more →


This is a representation of the coat of arms of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Argent, on a pile azure a star in chief of the field, the pile debruised by a fess sable, thereon three plates each charged with a cross gules. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Baccalaureate and Commencement Ceremonies scheduled throughout the five counties of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's seventeen high schools are proud to announce the baccalaureate and commencement schedules for the Class of 2013. Catholic schools are committed to academic excellence as well as fostering the intellectual development and growth of students... Read more →

South Portland doctor stops accepting insurance, posts prices online — Portland — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Dr. Michael Ciampi took a step this spring that many of his fellow physicians would describe as radical. The family physician stopped accepting all forms of health insurance. In early 2013, Ciampi sent a letter to his patients informing them that he would no longer accept any kind of health coverage, both private and government-sponsored. Given that he was now asking patients to pay for his services out of pocket, he posted his prices on the practice’s website. The change took effect April 1. Read: Medicare reveals hospitals’ prices for first time “It’s been almost unanimous... Read more →

Cherry Hill: Photos of TD Bank Robbery

On May 28, 2013 at 12:30pm the TD Bank located at 357 North Kings Highway was robbed by a lone female. The female entered the bank and presented a demand note for cash to a teller. After the teller gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash, she (suspect) walked out of the bank. She was last seen entering a white colored auto that was parked on the parking lot of the bank. That auto was last seen moving north on Kings Highway. The suspect is described as a white female, 5’6” tall, medium build, blonde hair in a ponytail,... Read more →

Suspect Arrested While Attempting To Scrap Metal From Three Apartments

On May 28, 2013, a Gloucester Township Police officer patroling the Maple Terrace Apartments came across a suspicious vehicle parked in a back parking lot of the complex. As the officer approached the vehicle, he observed William B. Harris entering the vehicle which was full of scrap metal from kitchen appliances. The investigations revealed that William Harris had entered three abandonded apartments and was removing numerous metal items consisting of stove parts, range hoods and other metallic kitchen items. A check with management revealed that William Harris had no permission to be on the grounds of the apartment complex and... Read more →

Easy Win for The Rams Alumni, Thump Lions Alumni 24-17 |

( UNBEATABLE RAMS!!! --This year's Rams team had their way, once again, with the Lions Alumni. Rams Manager/Head Coach Bob Chew was asked what he attributed his team's success to? Chew said, "First of all, our team practices all year long. And, as you can see, that hard work pays off, both in the field, and at the plate. I am not taking anything away from our opponent. However, I do think some of the players on this year's Lions team were too old to be playing against us. I thought for sure a couple of them were going to... Read more →

NJPP: Forget About Cutting Taxes. Invest in New Jersey Instead

New Jersey Policy Perspective press release May 30 New Jersey policymakers are considering a tax cut proposal that would drain the state's revenues by about $1.6 billion each year once fully phased in, but would that be the best use of New Jersey's resources? The clear answer is no, according to New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP), the nonprofit nonpartisan organization founded in 1997 to conduct research and analysis on state issues. Instead, NJPP argues in a series of reports launched today, policymakers should invest in more pressing needs as well as more proven drivers of economic growth to truly create... Read more →

Back-to-Back Years Wilmington Baseball Named on ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove All-East Region Teams

DATE: May 30, 2013 NEWARK, Del. - - Pitching and offense weren’t the only two factors which led the Wilmington University baseball team to its first ever appearance in the NCAA Division II East Region Championship this past season. For the second year in a row, the Wildcats had players named to the 2013 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Gold Glove All-East Region Team, with two players earning a spot on the defensive list this season. Junior third baseman Josh Hampton backed up his bat with a solid glove at the hot-corner being named to the First Team, while senior... Read more →

Providence College Awards Undergraduate Degrees to Local Residents

PROVIDENCE, RI (05/29/2013)(readMedia)-- The following local residents were among over 900 students from Providence College who received undergraduate degrees during the College's Ninety-Fifth Commencement Exercises held on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Michael Cavanaugh, a resident of Wall, NJ, graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. Coleen Curry, a resident of Wall, NJ, graduated with a bachelor's degree in History/Secondary Education. The Commencement address was delivered by The Very Reverend Robert Barron, creator and host of the Catholicism documentary series and founder of a global media ministry. He received an honorary doctorate in religious education. Four other distinguished... Read more →

Obituary: Benjamin R. Smolinski, of Gloucester City, age 67

SMOLINSKI Benjamin R. Surrounded by his loving family, on May 29, 2013. Age 67. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of Laraine “Rainie” (nee Lennox). Loving step-father of Laraine Speyerer (John) and Christine Madiraca (Vinko). Cherished grandfather of 6 and great grandfather of 6. Dear brother of Dolores (late Tom). Beloved son of the late Joseph Smolinski and Lorraine “Sherry” (nee Dworecki). Ben worked many years for Holt Logistics in Gloucester City and Hyde Point Milk Company in Delaware. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. At his request, cremation will be private. Condolences and memories may be shared... Read more →

Tristan Wilson, of Gloucester City, Graduates from Millersville University

MILLERSVILLE, PA (05/29/2013)(readMedia)-- Tristan Wilson of Gloucester City, NJ, graduated alongside 1,110 Millersville University of Pennsylvania students during the spring 2013 undergraduate commencement ceremony held on Saturday, May 18 in Millersville's Biemesderfer Stadium at Chryst Field. Wilson graduated earning a BS degree in Speech Communication. Millersville University of Pennsylvania is a top-ranked, public university located in the northeast region of the United States. It is committed to offering students a high quality, comprehensive university experience of exceptional value. Dedicated to providing nationally recognized programs that embrace the liberal arts, Millersville offers academic opportunities that are supported by outstanding faculty who... Read more →

Theft of an iPhone in the area of Cross Keys Road

Gloucester Township Police May 29, 2013 The victim discovered that his iPhone was missing when he arrived at his place of business on Kearsley Road in Gloucester Township on May 3, 2013. He believed that he left it sitting on his truck between that location and Washington Township, and it fell off onto the Cross Keys roadway. When he was unable to locate the phone, he purchased a new iPhone and added it to his iCloud account. On May 28, 2013, the victim discovered that his iCloud account was syncing new photos and contacts from his lost iPhone to his... Read more →

Murphy Leads GC Baseball Past St. Joseph’s Metuchen; Lady Rams Edge Camden Catholic!

By gostrum on May 30, 2013 - 8:51 am in Athletics / no comments Abby Merryman Behind the pitching of sophomore John Murphy and the hitting of Phil Dickinson and Sean Breen, Gloucester Catholic blanked St. Joseph Metuchen 10-0 in five innings on May 29 to advance in the NJSIAA Non-Public A playoffs. Murphy struck out nine for the win while Dickinson and Breen had three hits apiece to lead the victory. The Rams will now host Paul VI in the semifinal round on Friday, May 31, at Joe Barth Field starting at 3:30 p.m. The Lady Rams, meanwhile, edged... Read more →

A Special Message From Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey

Good Afternoon All, There was an article written regarding a review of the Philadelphia Police Department’s use of deadly force and officer involved shootings. There are a few things that need to be clarified. About six months ago, I reviewed a study conducted within the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as well as a study completed by the New York Police Department. These studies were respectively conducted by CNA Analysis and Solutions (funded by COPS -Community Oriented Police Services) and the RAND Firearm Evaluation group, evaluating the policies, practices and training surrounding the use of deadly force, particularly police shootings.... Read more →


Registration deadlines for professional-development courses approach. May 29, 2013HARRISBURG – Schools might soon be letting out, but educators and others who work with youth have a chance to continue their learning through wildlife-focused workshops that also fulfill mandates set forth by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Project WILD aims to provide a wildlife-based conservation education that fosters responsible action. It’s one of the most widely used conservation and environmental education programs among educators, and the activities easily can be incorporated into almost any classroom curriculum. Theresa Alberici coordinates the program in Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Bureau... Read more →

Oroho Questions Democrats’ Reversal to Deny State Pension Gains

via Successful American Employers May 29, 2013--Senator Steve Oroho questioned today the decision by Senate Democrats to reinstate a clause in bill, S2467/S2471, that would force New Jersey to divest pension funds from thriving American companies that legally sell firearms. “After sensibly agreeing to remove the requirement at a May 9 public meeting, Senate Democrats have reinstated the very clause that they publicly removed,” said Oroho (Sussex, Warren, Morris.) “I’m disappointed that public action taken by Democrats apparently doesn’t hold up behind closed doors.” S2467/S2471 prohibits New Jersey from investing the state’s pension and annuity funds in companies manufacturing, importing... Read more →

No. 12 seed Schalick shocks top-seeded Gloucester in S.J. Group I

GLOUCESTER CITY — Like most underdogs, the Schalick High School softball team puts rankings aside and lets its play do the talking. It certainly worked on Wednesday. Although the Cougars were considered a long shot against one of the area’s premier teams, No. 12 Schalick continued to defy the odds as it upset defending champion and top-seed Gloucester, 3-1, in the semifinals of the South Jersey Group I playoffs. “We had a gameplan and we stuck to it,” said Cougars head coach Jami Musey-Lau. “We were feeling really confident and were definitely prepared. This is a big-time upset.” As they’ve... Read more →

Boxing: Cameroon Carlos Takam Wins World Heavyweight Title

By admin Carlos Takam, the pride of CameroonPhoto: © WBF May 28, 2013 (eJumo)--According to the official website of the World Boxing Federation, Takam took charge from the start, and was quickly able to close the distance on his taller opponent before throwing and connecting with well-timed hooks from both hands. The defending champion fought mostly on the back foot, and just didn’t seem to have an answer to the clever boxing of the challenger. In round four, Grant finally had some success and started to work harder, but Takam just stepped it up himself and continued to dominate. The... Read more →


May 29, 2013 CHERRY HILL NJ--According to the Cherry Hill Police Department on May 24, 2013 at 1230hrs the pictured female attempted to scam an unsuspecting elderly female utilizing what’s called a “Pigeon Drop”. Police said, the female suspect allegedly approached the victim in the parking lot of Wegmans in Cherry Hill and showed the victim a bag of “money” that she said she found. Police say the suspect allegedly attempted to convince the victim to withdraw money as a sign of good faith and they would later split the money inside of the bag. Authorities say the suspect was... Read more →

Chris Freind: No cheers for Gov. Corbett in alcohol sting

related FREINDLY FIRE By CHRIS FREIND Times Columnist The season has finally arrived! Memorial Day weekend ushered in the unofficial start of summer when people relax with family and friends, enjoying what little leisure time is left in America. But Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett made it abundantly clear he wasn’t interested in that season. For him, it was all about making it Open Season — on Pennsylvanians. In a move that defies every ounce of common sense for a governor touting the lowest popularity in the nation, Corbett had his state police slip across the border over the weekend to... Read more →

Four Wilmington Baseball Student-Athletes Named to ABCA/Rawlings All-East Region Teams

DATE: May 29, 2013 NEWARK, Del. - - Postseason accolades continue to roll in following the record breaking season the Wilmington University baseball team had in 2013 as four student-athletes were mentioned on the American Baseball Coaches Association(ABCA)/Rawlings All-East Region Teams. Seniors Brandon Payne (New Castle, Del./William Penn) and David Hatt (Toronto, Canada/Waterdown) are joined by junior Josh Hampton (West Grove, Pa./Avon Grove) on the 2013 ABCA/Rawlings All-East Region First Team while sophomore Ray Gambone (King of Prussia, Pa./Upper Merion) was named to the Second Team. Payne earned his second All-Region honor, but first on the First Team after a... Read more →

GCPO Arrests of Indecent Exposure, Oxycodone Selling Suspects |

press release May 29, 2013 The fugitive unit of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office today arrested a Camden NJ man charged with exposing himself to a woman and children in a Glassboro NJ K-Mart store and a Deptford NJ man charged with distribution of the addictive painkiller Oxycodone in West Deptford NJ. Arrested at an Arons Circle address of a girlfriend in Sewell NJ today was Thomas Kersey (DOB 12/16/89), of 29 Gilbert Ave., Deptford. GCPO fugitive officers were assisted by the Prosecutor’s Guns Gangs and Narcotics Task Force which had conducted an investigation leading to the West Deptford drug... Read more →

New Jersey Sues Gas Stations Accused of Selling Leaded Aviation Fuel to Motorists |

View Civil Action NEWARK – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today announced the Division and its Office of Weights and Measures have sued six gas stations, their parent company, and two fuel distribution firms, after the gas stations allegedly sold aviation fuel, which contains toxic lead, during a three-day period in December, to consumers who thought they were filling their cars with ordinary, unleaded motor fuel. “We allege that these gas stations clearly knew, or should have known, they were selling aviation fuel that contains toxic lead, while advertising it as unleaded... Read more →

Dragon boats look to return to Schuylkill

May 28, 2013 By Peter Crimmins @petercrimmins The Schulkill Dragons, an all-women dragon boat team, has high hopes of qualifying to compete on the international level. With a few nationally competitive paddlers on board, and an aggressive tournament schedule this summer, the Philadelphia team believes it has a chance for the Club Crew Championships in Ravena, Italy, in 2014. But first, the Schuylkill Dragons want to get back on the Schuylkill River. The Dragons have not been on the Schuylkill since 2010, when Hurricane Irene damaged the river wall where many dragon boat teams had tied up their boats. When... Read more →

Live Free or Move by Scott Beyer - City Journal

To listen to President Obama and the media, you would think America’s most pressing issues are gun control and immigration. But the issue that has plagued Obama from the start is job creation. Though unemployment has ticked down to 7.5 percent, the job numbers remain bleak when accounting for those underemployed or outside the workforce. Yet some areas of America are thriving, offering Obama a primer—if he wants it—for how to proceed. Consider the recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data on 2012 job growth for America’s 51 largest metropolitan regions. The data include a list of the top ten, which... Read more →

Arnold Paul Resavy, of Runnemede, WWII Army Veteran, Member of Runnemede Senior Citizens

Arnold Paul Resavy (April 28, 1920 - May 28, 2013) Arnold Resavy, on May 28, 2013, of Runnemede. Age 93. Beloved husband of Florence (nee Krzyzanowski). Devoted father of Marie Theresa Brown (Richard), Kenneth Paul Resavy, Roberta Frances DeLuca (Joseph) and Christopher Joseph Resavy (Sandra). Loving grandfather of Ryan and Jaime Wine, Michelle Strockbine (Michael), Michael, Kaitlyn and Brian Resavy. Great grandfather of Mia and Maci. Mr. Resavy was an Army vet of WWII. He was a member of American Legion Post #250, Runnemede and the Runnemede Seniors. There will be a viewing from 7 to 9pm Friday eve and... Read more →

Regional fields announced as countdown begins to College World Series May 27, 2013 INDIANAPOLIS — The field of 64 teams competing for the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship was announced Monday by the DI baseball committee. The national top eight seeds are North Carolina (52-8), Vanderbilt (51-9), Oregon State (45-10), LSU (52-9), Cal State Fullerton (48-8), Virginia (47-10), Florida State (44-15) and Oregon (45-14). The Southeastern Conference led all conferences in the number of teams in the championship field with nine, while the Atlantic Coast Conference has eight. The Pac-12 and Sun Belt conferences have four. Making the tournament for the first time include: Bryant of the Northeast... Read more →