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HOLT PAYS TRIBUTE TO LOCAL STUDENTS--Representatives from Holt Logistics, West Point Military Academy and Gloucester City Mayor pose with four scholarship recipients from Gloucester City. From left: Mayor Bill James, Stephan Murphy, West Point Society of Philadelphia, students Brett Kraft, Devin McCall, Nicholas Marks and Brandon Wethman, Leo Holt, President of Holt Logistics, and Ed Postell, West Point Society of Philadelphia. GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. – Leadership and military veterans from Holt Logistics Corp, as well as Gloucester City Mayor William James and city officials, gathered today to present four graduating seniors from Gloucester City with $500 scholarships each to be... Read more →

Secret files reveal how pay-to-play works in N.J. |

Christopher Baxter/The Star-Ledger June 23, 2013 12:05:00 AM EDT TRENTON — The engineering firm Birdsall Services Group was built of New Jersey steel, the kind forged in a fire of wheeling and dealing and political influence that made the company a titan in the brawl for millions of dollars worth of public contracts. Now it’s all melting down. Birdsall, bankrupt and a shadow of its former self, admitted in state courtthis month to dumping loads of illegal campaign donations into the coffers of elected officials, a practice one former employee said "regularly won contracts" for the company. It was classic... Read more →

A Speech Every Principal Should Give

If every school principal gave this speech at the beginning of the next school year, America would be a better place. To the students and faculty of our high school: I am your new principal, and honored to be so. There is no greater calling than to teach young people. I would like to apprise you of some important changes coming to our school. I am making these changes because I am convinced that most of the ideas that have dominated public education in America have worked against you, against your teachers and against our country. First, this school will... Read more →

Haddon Township Police Investigating Daytime Burglary

Source Haddon Township Police: On Wednesday, June 19, 2013, the Haddon Township Police Department responded to the 100 block of Lees Lane of Haddon Township for a burglary. The homeowner reported that she came home and found that the house had been entered and several items were missing. Entry was gained to the house by smashing in a basement window located in the rear of the home. Police received information from a neighbor that two black males knocked on her door asking for directions to the White Horse Pike. They were provided with directions on how to get to the... Read more →

Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: The Pot of Gold is at the Brooklawn Shoprite

Odd day for weather today. Watching the Phillies game on TV and see it was delayed because of torrential rain, while 5 miles away in Bellmawr I look out my window and the sun was shining. Later in the day, around 7:05 on Sunday night we caught this... Then around 8:20, sitting on the back deck... there was one patch of orange sky. Read more →

John Paff: Court dismisses lawsuit by arrestee

who lied about conviction status on OPRA form Today, June 21, 2013, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court affirmed a lower court's dismissal of Michael Taffaro's false arrest lawsuit against the Borough of Ridgefield and Borough Mayor Anthony A. Suarez. The court's opinion is on-line here. According to the opinion, Taffaro, who claimed to have been put on Suarez'spersona non grata list after having publicly criticized him during his mayoral campaign, had been convicted of fourth degree contempt, a conviction that was later reversed by the New Jersey Supreme Court. But, before the Supreme Court's reversal of the conviction,... Read more →

Anthony P. Mauro Sr. : Gun control... I'll say it again.

Various bills regarding the control of firearms are poised for final passage and may head to the Governor's desk. Unfortunately, in the view of many of those with a knowledge of both New Jersey's strict firearm laws, and causes of gun related crimes, most of these proposed bills lack substance. Occasionally, I publish my own opinions regarding topics of importance to NJ outdoorsmen and women. These opinions are formulated by using my involvement in, and knowledge of, certain issues. Given that proposed legislation may soon be sent to the Governor for consideration, I'd like to repeat my proposal for substantive... Read more →

Chairman of Woodland Park Democratic Committee Admits Bribing an IRS Official

CAMDEN, NJ—The chairman of the Woodland Park, New Jersey Democratic Committee admitted today that he bribed two individuals he thought were IRS officials so that he could eliminate his tax debt, U.S. Attorney Fishman announced. Michael Kazmark, 60, of Woodland Park, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle in Camden federal court to an information charging him with one count of bribing a federal public official in exchange for official action. He admitted making $18,500 in corrupt payments. According to documents filed in this case and statements made during Kazmark’s guilty plea proceeding: Kazmark failed to pay federal... Read more →

Christmas Comes Early in Texas, As Gov. Perry Signs Religious Freedom Bill

Governor Rick Perry of Texas speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Please attribute to Gage Skidmore if used elsewhere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By Susan Jones - - By law, it is now okay to say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Hanukkah” in Texas public schools. Gov. Rick Perry signed House Bill 308 on 6/13/13, allowing public school students and staff to use traditional holiday greetings and display religious scenes and symbols on school property. “I’m proud we are standing up for religious freedom in our state,” Gov. Perry said. “Freedom of religion doesn’t mean freedom from... Read more →

Avon School Students Get the ‘Card that Counts’ – Public Library Card

Just in time for the summer Almost 250 get a new card and access to County Library’s books and services Just in time for the summer, about 250 students at Avon Elementary School in Barrington sign up to get new library cards from the Camden County Library System like the one pictured here. VOORHEES, NJ – June 21, 2013 – Sometimes one phone call can make all the difference. It has for almost 250 students at the Avon Elementary School in Barrington where perhaps as many as 80 percent now have a public library card and access to thousands of... Read more →

New Jersey: Attack on Second Amendment Continues in Trenton

Both state Senate and Assembly Scheduled to Vote on Monday Lawmakers in Trenton are close to completing final action on the “centerpiece” gun control bill next week despite the flagrant and embarrassing disregard for legislative process. As reported earlier, a roll call vote on this bill was halted in the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee on June 6. After it became apparent this bill was going to be short on votes and fail, anti-gun lawmakers put on the brakes and incredibly called for a “do-over.” In an unusual and potentially illegal move, this bill was shuttled to the Assembly... Read more →

Obituary: Anthony J. Rapczynski of Bellmawr, age 77 |

Anthony J. Rapczynski (February 27, 1936 - June 22, 2013) Anthony Rapczynski on June 22, 2013, of Bellmawr. Age 77. Beloved husband of late Deanna (nee Baker) for 46 years. Loving father of Lori, Anthony (Susan) and Todd (Michelle). Devoted grandfather of Justin and Brian. Survived by his dear sister Marie Shemeley (Jim) and nieces. Also survived by his faithful dog Kody. Anthony retired after 35 years of service with Bridgeport Machines. He was an active member of Mary, Mother of the Church. Anthony loved spending time with his family, especially his grandsons. He enjoyed his home, golfing, walking the... Read more →

South Jersey Times All-Stars: Softball First, Second Teams and Honorable Mention

FIRST TEAM Carly Todd Infielder, Gloucester Catholic Senior might be best defensive shortstop in South Jersey. ... had .985 fielding percentage. ... Hit .402 and led team in walks and stolen bases. Four-year starter. ... Heading to Rutgers-New Brunswick on scholarship. Annie Robinson Infielder, Gloucester Catholic Junior collected her 100th hit and RBI this season. ... Finished with 12 home runs, 60 RBIs, 12 doubles and .427 batting average. ... Named team MVP. ... Verbally committed to Coastal Carolina. ... Will be one of the most feared hitters in the state next season. Madison McClintock Outfield, Gloucester High Senior paced... Read more →

Judge Looks into Drinking 'Culture' After Pa. Apparatus Wreck

PETER HALL THE MORNING CALL (ALLENTOWN, PA.) CREATED: JUNE 21, 2013 During the court case, a federal judge said he needs to know more about the fire company's custom of firefighters drinking on duty that a member claimed. June 21--A federal judge said he wants to know more about the culture that led a North Bangor Fire Company assistant chief to allegedly be drunk at the wheel of a firetruck when it overturned returning from a parade in July 2010. In a decision Thursday, U.S. District Judge Lawrence Stengel refused to dismiss a lawsuit by firefighter Stuart Mintz over injuries... Read more →

CATHOLIC LEAGUE: Obama’s “Anti-Catholic” Speech

June 21, 2013 Bill Donohue comments on President Barack Obama’s speech given in Ireland where he mentioned Catholic schools: There are plenty of reasons to be critical of President Obama’s policies as they relate to the Catholic Church, and I have not been shy in stating them. But the reaction on the part of conservatives, many of whom are Catholic, over his speech in Ireland, is simply insane. Never did Obama say he wants “an end to Catholic education.” Indeed, he never said anything critical about the nature of Catholic schools. It makes me wonder: Have any of his critics... Read more →

Dorothy N. O'Briant, of Villas, formerly of Gloucester City, age 72

O'BRIANT, DOROTHY N., age 72, of Villas passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at her home. Born in Camden, NJ and formerly of Gloucester City, NJ; she has been a Cape May area resident for 6 years. Dorothy was a graduate of Haddon Heights High School. She was a manager/supervisor at Telenex in Moorestown, NJ retiring in 2001. Dorothy was a member of the United Trinity Methodist Church in Gloucester City. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles and word find games. Dorothy is survived by her son William (Betsy) OBriant of Pittsgrove; her son Curtis (Betty) OBriant of Villas;... Read more →

Mongols Take on U.S. in Trademark Case

By REBEKAH KEARN LOS ANGELES (CN) - The Mongols motorcycle gang, or club, sued Uncle Sam, claiming the federal government cannot seize its trademarks, because RICO law permits such seizures only against people. The Mongols Nation Motorcycle Club sued Attorney General Eric Holder, in Federal Court. The Mongols claim they are not a criminal organization and cannot be held responsible for a few of its members' actions. And they claim that a federal court already has ruled that the government cannot use RICO law to seize an organization's trademarks, as Holder is trying to do. "The government is improperly attempting... Read more →

Philadelphia: Brandon Cavanaugh Arrested for Shooting in West Oak Lane

Brandon Cavanaugh is 23 years-of-age and is from the 1900 block of East Chelten Avenue. Cavanaugh is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and related offenses. The Philadelphia Police Department would like to extend it gratitude to the media and the public for their assistance in the arrest of Brandon Cavanaugh who has been identified as the shooting suspect in West Oak Lane. On March 19, 2013, at 10:34pm, an unknown male approached the Chinese Food store located at 6600 North 18th Street armed with a handgun. The suspect then walks up to the front door and fires a shot... Read more →

Blair County woman sentenced to prison in elder neglect case

June 20, 2013 HARRISBURG - An Altoona woman, who pled guilty in March to neglect of a care-dependent person, was sentenced today to 30 days to 24 months, less one day, in the Blair County Prison. Diana Frye Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane identified the defendant as Diana Frye, 63, 1104 14th Avenue, Altoona. Frye was originally charged with neglect of a care-dependent person in September, 2012. She was employed in 2011 as a caregiver at Warner's Home for the Aged, 1100 14th Avenue, Altoona. Investigators say Frye and two co-defendants neglected an 80-year-old male resident of Warner's Home for... Read more →

Obituary: Anna Mae Staradumsky, formerly of Bellmawr, age 75

Anna Mae Staradumsky (October 3, 1937 - June 18, 2013) Anna Mae Staradumsky was embraced by her Heavenly Father on June 18, 2013. She resided in Myrtle Beach, SC, and was formerly of Bellmawr. Age 75. Beloved wife of Frank. Loving mother of Ann Frances (Michael) McILwain of Fort Wayne, IN; Julie Staradumsky of Hammonton, NJ; Teresa (Robert) Underwood of Mullica Hill, NJ; and Elizabeth (Paul) Hornung of Mantua, NJ. Devoted Grandmother to Katie, Steven, Christian, Ian, Hannah, Paul, Danny & Jack. Sister of Mary Ann Baklycki and the late Barbara Berrang. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the... Read more →

Obituary: William N. Taddei, of Cherry Hill, age 74

On June 19, 2013. Age 74. Of Cherry Hill. Formerly of Philadelphia. Survived by his loving caregivers at ManorCare in Cherry Hill. William proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. Interment with Military Honors will take place in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown on Wednesday at 2 PM. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of William N. Taddei. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →

Red Cross Donations at Work Feeding Families Affected by Sandy

LONG ISLAND NY (June 19,2013)--The American Red Cross continues to help people affected by Sandy every day by partnering with local organizations through grant awards. Island Harvest, a food bank for Long Island, is one such partner organization. The Red Cross awarded Island Harvest a multi-million dollar grant to provide more than roughly three million meals to people recovering from Sandy. Sabrina, an Island Harvest site assessor, was working at a community event at the East Rockaway Recreation Center distributing food to Sandy affected residents when she met Jim, a Long Island resident. “When Jim came to us he was... Read more →

Holt Logistics Awards Scholarships to Four Gloucester City Students |

Students will each receive a $500 scholarship to attend Military and Naval Academies GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. (June 21, 2013) –- Leadership and military veterans from Holt Logistics Corp, as well as Gloucester City Mayor William James and city officials, gathered today to present four graduating seniors from Gloucester City with $500 scholarships each to be used for their matriculation to the United States Military Academy at West Point and the Naval Academy in Annapolis in the fall. Three of the students, Nicholas Marks, Brandon Wethman and Devin McCall, are graduates of Gloucester Catholic High School and represent the first time... Read more →

Detour Ahead: Cities, Farms Reroute Animals Seeking Cooler Climes |

True-Color Image of Southeastern United States from NASA's Newest Earth Observing Satellite Suomi NPP (Photo credit: NASA Goddard Photo and Video) Released: 6/17/2013 1:40 PM EDT Embargo expired: 6/19/2013 4:00 AM EDT Source Newsroom: University of Washington more news from this source Newswise — In spite of considerable human development, the southeastern United States region could provide some of the Western Hemisphere's more heavily used thoroughfares for mammals, birds and amphibians on their way to cooler environments in a warming world, according to new research led by the University of Washington. The region is among half a dozen areas that... Read more →

Iron Horsemen president the latest Maryland motorcycle-club leader to face criminal charges | Citypaper Blogs

In the fall of 2009, the national president of the Pagans Motorcycle Club, David Keith Barbeito of Myersville, near Frederick, was indicted in West Virginia in a massive racketeering conspiracy to which he later pleaded guilty and in 2011 was sentenced to 30 months in prison. Federal inmate records show he was released in December 2011. Earlier this year, the president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, Ronald L. “Bugs” Sells of Churchville, near Belair, was charged in a methamphetamine conspiracy to which he has since pleaded guilty, and is scheduled to be sentenced this summer. Two... Read more →


Mrs. Rose Della Crowther, age 96, of North Cape May died Saturday, June 15, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City, NJ before coming to Cape May 13 years ago. Rose was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a child of God. She was a faithful member of St Marys Church in Gloucester City where she served on the PTA and the Catholic Daughters for 50 years. She also served on the Ladies Auxiliary of Gloucester Heights Fire Dept. Rose accepted what God sent her with grace. Rose was preceded in death by her husband of 25... Read more →

Four From Gloucester Catholic Named to South Jersey Times All-Stars: Boys lacrosse first team

James Higginbotham, Gloucester Catholic Led the Rams in scoring with 47 goals ... Added 12 assists ... Stepped up big for the Rams when team leader Steve Jackson was injured ... Is a tough defensive attackmen on rides ... Tied school record for goals in a game with six against Paul VI and Mainland. Steve Jackson, Gloucester Catholic Despite missing two weeks with an injury, the senior averaged nearly five points per game when healthy ... Finished season with 29 goals and 26 assists ... Was a two-time All-Conference selection ... Caused 13 turnovers on rides ... One of the... Read more →

Oregon State knocks Indiana out of CWS |

The Associated Press Last updated June 20, 2013 10:36GMT source OMAHA, Neb. – In the kind of pitchers’ duel the College World Series hadn’t seen in three decades, Matt Boyd was just a bit superior to Aaron Slegers. Boyd threw a four-hitter and Oregon State ended the Hoosiers’ first appearance in Omaha with a 1-0 victory Wednesday night. “Matt was just a couple of pitches better,” Beavers coach Pat Casey said. “Fortunately for us, Matt was as good as I think anybody we’ve seen throw here in the College World Series.” Boyd struck out 11, and the Beavers made... Read more →

OBITUARY: Barbara A. McAlister, of Bellmawr, age 74 |

Barbara A. McAlister (September 5, 1938 - June 19, 2013) Barbara A. McAlister (nee Brooks), on June 19, 2013, of Bellmawr. Age 74. Beloved wife of the late Richard McAlister. Devoted mother of Terri A. McAlister and Richard J. McAlister (Stephanie). Loving grandmother of Kirstin and Brandon. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing from 6 to 8pm Sunday evening and from 10 to 11am Monday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service 11am Monday at the funeral home. Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. In lieu of flowers donation may be made in Barbara’s name to the American... Read more →

NSA Surveillance and Intelligence Gathering

by Mike Webb ProPublica, June 18, 2013, 12:44 p.m. In this courtroom sketch, David Coleman Headley, 52, left, appears before U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber at federal court in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, as Leinenweber imposes a sentence of 35 years in prison for the key role Headley played in a 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai. (Tom Gianni/AP Photo) In the face of claims that the National Security Agency’s data collection program had prevented terrorist plots, ProPublica’s Sebastian Rotella took a closer look at one of those: David Coleman Headley’s foiled plan to attack a Danish newspaper. He found... Read more →


HUMAN DIGNITY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. “[T]oday there are millions of women and children around the world enslaved without a voice in situations of forced labor and sexual exploitation from which they cannot free themselves. This horrific phenomenon is the third largest crime in the world, behind only the illicit sale of drugs and arms.” -- James Nicholson, former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, 2004 “Prostitution is not a new phenomenon. What is new is the existence of a global and complex trade that exploits situations of poverty and vulnerability that many women... Read more →

Runnemede Lake - Large fish kill of 500+

Runnemede Lake (C) Google Maps is reporting that a small lake in Runnemede is being investigated by state biologists to determine the cause of 300-500 dead carp floating in the water. The small lake is located off of Singley Ave, not too far from the Deptford border. Any number of dead fish is cause for alarm, but considering the small size of this lake its of even higher interest. Read more →


source Link submitted by Bill Schemel The final version of Senate President Stephen Sweeney’s "centerpiece” gun legislation (S2723 / A4182) is now scheduled to be heard in sessions of both the full Assembly and the full Senate on Monday, June 24 beginning at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. respectively. The move to both houses of the legislature follows blatant committee vote-rigging in the Assembly. The legislation was "passed” by the Assembly Budget Committee on June 17 in a "do-over” vote, following the embarrassing failure of the bill to pass a roll-call vote of the Assembly Law & Public Safety... Read more →

Philadelphia Archdiocese Launches New Website for Youth and Young Adult Ministry

PHILADELPHIA PA--The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is pleased to announce the launching of its new Youth and Young Adult Ministry It features information and events for Youth and Young Adult Ministry, which includes college students. It is an endeavor of the Office for Catechetical Formation, under the direction of Father John Ames. His office is responsible for organizing and promoting ministry to youth and young adults throughout the five-county Archdiocese. Father Ames sees the new website as an opportunity to evangelize youth and young adults in the Archdiocese. “Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis have encouraged... Read more →

Statement From Governor Chris Christie On The Passing Of James Gandolfini

For Immediate Release/June 19, 2013 Trenton, NJ – Governor Chris Christie released the following statement tonight on the tragic passing of New Jersey native James Gandolfini: “It’s an awful shock. James Gandolfini was a fine actor, a Rutgers alum and a true Jersey guy. I was a huge fan of his and the character he played so authentically, Tony Soprano. I have gotten to know Jimmy and many of the other actors in the Sopranos cast and I can say that each of them are an individual New Jersey treasure. Mary Pat and I express our deepest sympathies to Mr.... Read more →

Obama offends Catholics in the UK, says religious schools are divisive - BizPac Review

The Catholic media is up in arms over comments President Obama made during a speech while in Northern Ireland for the G8 summit. Obama made what is described as “an alarming call for an end to Catholic education,” in spite of the fact that it is considered “a critical component of the Church.” In front of an audience of about 2,000 young people, including many Catholics, Obama claimed that Catholic education divides people and blocks peace, according to the Scottish Catholic Observer. “If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see... Read more →

UCLA closer and former walk-on Berg earns record-tying save

Amy Farnum, Last Updated - June 19, 2013 1:37 GMT OMAHA, Neb. — In the three days since winning the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award, UCLA sophomore David Berg has proven — twice — he is incredibly worthy of the honor. Berg, a right-handed submariner, shut down NC State’s comeback bid in the last two innings en route to the Bruins’ 2-1 victory in the College World Series on Tuesday — two days after tossing a scoreless inning of relief in a 2-1 win against LSU. 2013 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES Game 8: UCLA: 2, NC State 1 Wrap-Up... Read more →


(TRENTON, NJ) – Today, New Jersey Citizen Action and New Jersey Communities United filed a brief showcasing a state law on filling U.S. Senate vacancies that says such elections should be spaced out in a way that saves taxpayer money. The law’s purpose was to “avoid the expenses of special elections for United States Senators and Congressmen.” “We already knew Governor Christie's call for a special election in October was politically self-serving, but now we know it is clearly illegal,” said Phyllis Salowe-Kaye, Executive Director of New Jersey Citizen Action. “As a former U.S. Attorney, Christie should be guided by... Read more →


The Archdiocese of Philadelphia kicks off its Summer Meals Program Nutritional Development Services (NDS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is sponsoring its annual Blessing of the Summer to kick off its Summer Meals Program. Monsignor Daniel Sullivan, President of the NDS Board, will preside over the blessing at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries in North Philadelphia. Friday, June 21, 2013 12:00 p.m. Immediately Followed by Lunch Mercy Neighborhood Ministries 1939 West Venango Street Philadelphia, PA 19140 The Summer Meals Program is federally funded, operated nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This year the... Read more →

James A. Connors, Former Owner of Collmont Tavern, Manager of My Friends | cnbnews

James A. Connors (Died June 17, 2013) James A. Connors, on June 17, 2013, of North Cape May formerly of Bellmawr. Age 75. Beloved father of James A. Connors, Jr. (Mary Frances), Nancy Lynn Sambuco (Joe) and the late Sheral Jean Connors. Loving grandfather of Solane, Caroline and Jay. Dear brother of Dorothy Ann Pensiero, Betty Guenther, William G. Connors, Robert M. Connors, the late Mary Boris and Jim’s loving sweetheart Debbie Angelastro. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and a host of friends. James proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of... Read more →


Sunday, June 30th will be designated as a day of prayer for the development of just immigration policy. PHILADELPHIA PA--Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. has designated Sunday June 30th as Sunday for Justice for Immigrants in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. This call comes in light of recent deliberations in the United States Senate regarding Senate Bill 744. This proposed legislation would tighten border security while creating a clear path to citizenship within a reasonable timeframe and cost for the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally. The bill would also remove some obstacles that currently obstruct family... Read more →

Mississippi State Senior Trey Porter Shines, Bulldogs Come from Behind to Beat Indiania

Amy Farnum, Last Updated - June 18, 2013 12:51 GMT OMAHA, Neb. — Mississippi State senior Trey Porter may not get many chances to step to the plate, but he made the most of his opportunity in the Bulldogs’ come-from-behind 5-4 victory against Indiana in the College World Series on Monday night. The Bulldogs trailed 3-2 with two outs and the bases loaded in the sixth inning when Porter got his shot to shine. He ripped a line drive deep to right-center drawing gasps from the crowd of 25,260 at TD Ameritrade Park, but IU rightfielder Will Nolden caught... Read more →


May 2013 Press Release On 5/24/13 Officers responded to a robbery at the Citgo Gas Station on Route 130. The employee stated that a white male attempted to snatch the money from his hands after asking if he had change for a one hundred dollar bill. The male was unsuccessful in taking the money and jumped back into the vehicle and the driver sped off. The vehicle was located shortly thereafter parked in the Bellmawr Manor. Assisting units stood by while a Pennsauken K9 unit attempted to track the two suspects. The K9 track was successful and the two suspects... Read more →

Polls Show the Majority of Americans Want to Shut Down IRS

Posted 06/14/2013 | AMAC Authors, Press Releases ‘We need to put the kibosh on plans to put the agency in charge of managing and enforcing Obamacare’ - BOHEMIA, NY, June 14 – “The anger over the IRS scandal has reached a boiling point. In no uncertain terms, the majority of us are so riled that we want the agency abolished,” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. He cited several polls, including a massive survey conducted by AMAC among members and visitors to its Web site [], showing the great not-so-silent majority have had enough.... Read more →

Lindenwold bus crash - Dash Cam video

Yesterday an out-of-control school bus crossed the yellow line of the busy Blackwood-Clementon road, hit an oncoming car, and then ran off the road hitting a man mowing a lawn. WPVI Action News has exclusive "dash cam" video of the accident. The driver of the car, and the man mowing the lawn were taken to the hospital. It could have been much worse... thankfully the bus driver was the only person on the bus. Details of the circumstances surrounding the accident seem unclear. provides some additional information. Read more →

Pope's friendliness impresses Harley-Davidson crowd

By David Uebbing Patrick from the Corsica, France chapter of Harley-Davidson poses in front of St. Peter's Basilica on June 16, 2013. Lauren Cater/CNA. Vatican City, Jun 16, 2013 / 09:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Harley-Davidson owners flocked to St. Peter’s Square today for a chance to greet Pope Francis, and they came away struck by his friendliness and closeness to the people. “To be here and see the Pope is absolutely amazing. He’s so friendly, he’s just so friendly,” said Bob from the Lakeside, England chapter as he spoke to CNA June 16. His fellow Lakeside member Harry agreed. “He’s... Read more →

Obituary: Theresa M. Harrison, of Gloucester City, age 82 |

HARRISON Theresa M. On June 15, 2013, lifelong resident of Gloucester City, NJ, age 82 years. She is the beloved companion of Joseph B. Gross, loving mother of Caroline Burkhardt, Terry Williams (John) and the late John E., and Joseph J. Harrison, cherished grandmother of John, Nicole, Richie, Charles, Tracy and the late Michelle and Mandy, and great grandmother to 11 great grandchildren. She is also the dear sister of Mary Barrett and Darlene Burkhardt. Mrs. Harrison loved camping, crabbing and going to the Casino’s. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Thursday morning from 9:00 to 11:00am at the... Read more →

Oregon State scores most runs against Louisville this season to stay alive |

The Associated Press Last Updated - June 17, 2013 7:10 GMT OMAHA, Neb. – Oregon State used a seven-run fourth inning to break open the game against mistake-prone Louisville and the Beavers stayed alive in the College World Series with an 11-4 victory on Monday. The No. 3 national seed Beavers (51-12) play another elimination game Wednesday against Mississippi State or Indiana. The Cardinals (51-14) committed four errors against the Beavers and 13 in their last six games. 2013 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES Game 5: Oregon State 11, Louisville 4 Wrap-Up | Analysis | Highlights | Box Game 4: UCLA 2,... Read more →

Obituary: Betty Lou Coyle, formerly of Bellmawr, age 84

Betty Lou Coyle (February 15, 1929 - June 17, 2013) Betty Lou Coyle (nee Stickler), on June 17, 2013, formerly of Bellmawr. Age 84. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of John “Jack” (Michelle) and James (Brenda). Devoted grandmother of John, David, Courtney, Rachael and Danielle and great grandmother of Summer, Calvin, Willie, Henry, Brock and Billy. Funeral Services private at the convenience of the family. Family and friends may share memories via Related articles Deanna Rapczynski of Bellmawr, TD Bank Employee, Eucharistic Minister Arabella Campbell obituary Has Launched. A New Way to Help Fund Funeral... Read more →

GOLF Amateur Kim, caddie favorites at Open

Caddie LaRue Temple (right) posted this Facebook photo with golfer Michael Kim. Updated Jun 16, 2013 1:19 AM ET ARDMORE, Pa. LaRue Temple has caddied for the likes Dr. J, Mike Quick, Samuel L. Jackson, Greg Maddux and John Smoltz. But it took a 19-year-old from California to make him the famous one. Amateur Michael Kimcharged up the leaderboard Saturday at the US Open, at one point climbing to within two shots of the lead after a birdie at No. 15, and rewarded the longtimeMerion club caddie with plenty of face time on television and in front of his hometown... Read more →