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July 2013

Cops: Bus driver in crash that killed baby was talking on cell phone; charged with death by auto

Michaelangelo Conte/The Jersey Journal July 30, 2013 7:40:04 PM EDT The bus driver in the crash that claimed the life of an 8-month-old girl inWest New York today was talking on his cell phone when the chain reaction accident began and he will be charged with death by auto, authorities said tonight. Idowu Daramola, 48, of New York, is being issued summonses for reckless driving and for using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle, but he is being booked on the criminal offense of death by auto, a crime carrying a possible prison term of five to 10... Read more →

Women Leaders of NJ Demand Christie condemn Hudson County Republican Chair Jose Arango

Women leaders across New Jersey released the following statement demanding Governor Christie condemn Hudson County Republican Chair Jose Arango’s for his offensive comments. (Note: below their statement CNBNews has posted Arango's remarks) July 31, 2013 From: Women Leaders of New Jersey To: Governor Christie Dear Governor Christie: Today, your Hudson County Republican Chair, Jose Arango, made deeply offensive comments about the Democratic Lieutenant Governor nominee, Milly Silva. According to PolitickerNJ, Mr. Arango belittled and demeaned Ms. Silva’s qualifications in what can only be described as blatantly sexist remarks. Ms. Silva has worked since the age of 14, getting a good... Read more →


English: Close-up of a dog's face during late-stage "dumb" paralytic rabies. Animals with "dumb" rabies appear depressed, lethargic, and uncoordinated. Gradually they become completely paralyzed. When their throat and jaw muscles are paralyzed, the animals will drool and have difficulty swallowing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Residents Offered Tips To Prevent Disease The Burlington County Health Department is asking residents to be cautious, and to avoid strange, wild and/or stray animals. “We want to remind all residents that rabies is present in the county,’’ Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly said. “Residents are encouraged to stay away from unfamiliar or wild animals.”’ This year,... Read more →

Sean J. Murphy, of Gloucester City, Gloucester Catholic Alumnus, Class of 2006 | cnbnews.net

Sean J. Murphy, of Gloucester City died on July 30, 2013 at the age of 25. Beloved and cherished son of Sean T. Murphy and Linda E. Murphy (nee Barney). Loving brother of Dana and Jordan Murphy. Cherished grandson of Joseph and Lorraine Barney and Marie and the late George Murphy, Jr. Devoted boyfriend of Erika Soto. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Sean was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School class of 2006. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Friday evening from 5 to 8 PM and again on Saturday morning from... Read more →

Clayton Man Charged with Multiple MV Violations

John Dingle Jr., (DOB 6/15/92), of Newkirk St., Clayton NJ has been charged with motor vehicle violations as a result of an early morning crash on July 28 at the intersection of Jackson and Grant avenues in Franklinville NJ. Dingle received summonses for disregarding a stop sign, reckless driving, racing on a highway and driving while intoxicated. The charges were signed by the Franklin Township Police Department and will initially be reviewed by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office because there was an injury associated with the crash. Dingle’s 1999 Honda Accord collided with a tree at Jackson and Grant and... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: Herb and the Lemon Stand

by Slim Randles cnbnews.net We heard about the lemonade stand later, of course, as it was several blocks from where the rest of us lived, but it was only a couple of houses from Herb Collins. He had to go there. He couldn't resist. The stand was set up by Heather and Tim Naismith, a brother/sister team whose ages added together wouldn't hit 18. Herb watched them set it up on that hot afternoon and finally couldn't stand it. He had to have some fun. The lemonade was fifty cents, a bargain in anyone's book, as canned soda pop is... Read more →

AMERICAN HERO: Spc. Nicholas B. Burley, of Red Bluff, Calf. Killed in Afghanistan War cnbnews.net

Distinctive Unit Insignia for all Battalions of the 8th Cavalry Regiment. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) DOD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Nicholas B. Burley, 22, of Red Bluff, Calif., died July 30, in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with indirect fire. He was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Related articles American Heroes: 1st Lt. Jonam Russell, Sgt. Stefan M. Smith, Spc. Rob L. Nichols |... Read more →

Frances M. Strazzullo, of Cherry Hill, age 84 | cnbnews.net

STRAZZULLO Frances M. On July 25, 2013. Age 84. Of Cherry Hill. Predeceased by her son, Thomas Strazzullo. Survived by her son John Strazzullo; her grandson John Strazzullo and his wife, Ashley. Interment and Catholic Rite of Committal on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 11 AM in Colestown Cemetery, Cherry Hill. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Frances M. Strazzullo. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Related articles South Jersey Restaurant Owner Tom Delimaris Succumbs | cnbnews.net Jeanne C. McArdle, of Cherry... Read more →

Porkers of the Month: Reps. Donna Edwards and Eddie Bernice Johnson

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) is over the moon about its July 2013 Porkers of the Month: Reps. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), who co-sponsored H.R. 2617, the Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act, to establish the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park on the Moon. Apparently not content to confine their legislating to this planetoid, Reps. Edwards and Johnson have gone where no member of Congress has gone before. H.R. 2617 would “preserve and protect for the benefit of present and future generations the nationally significant historic sites associated with the Historical... Read more →


New study finds hiring managers often make poor choices because they systematically rely strictly on generic performance measures rather than considering situational context. Released: 7/29/2013 8:00 AM EDT Source Newsroom: University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business more news from this source Newswise — UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY’S HAAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS –Have you ever applied for a job and wondered why it is offered to someone who appears to be less qualified than you? A new study by Berkeley-Haas Associate Professor Don Moore finds employment managers tend to ignore the context of past performance. The article, “Attribution Errors... Read more →

Operation Cross Country Recovering Victims of Child Sex Trafficking

07/29/13 Operation Cross Country—a three-day nationwide enforcement action focusing on underage victims of prostitution—has concluded with the recovery of 105 sexually exploited children and the arrests of 150 pimps and other individuals. The sweep took place in 76 cities and was carried out by the FBI in partnership with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) as part of the Bureau’s Innocence Lost National Initiative. It is the seventh and largest such enforcement action to date. Strong Partnerships Operation Cross Country is part of the Innocence Lost National Initiative that... Read more →

Benefits on Health Marketplace Plans will be Similar, but Costs will Vary | cnbnews.net

by Michelle Andrews JUL 30, 2013 As the state health insurance marketplaces, also called exchanges, get set to launch in October, many people have questions about the coverage that will be offered there. Here are a few that were posed to me recently. Q. Are there unintended consequences of shopping through an exchange? For example, are the benefits of a plan with a lower monthly premium less comprehensive than the benefits of an expensive plan? And are there plans available only to people who qualify for subsidies, so that once income increases, the consumer must switch to a different plan?... Read more →

$20,000 Reward for Information on the Death of Carol Reiff

press release GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP--The Gloucester Township Police Department is requesting information regarding the death of Carol Reiff of Lakeview Apartments in Gloucester Township N.J. Carol Reiff last spoke to family members on Thursday June 20, 2013. Miss Reiff had plans to travel to Manahawkin, NJ to visit family on Friday Morning, June 21, 2013. Miss Reiff never arrived and family contacted police. Her body was discovered by police on Monday morning, June 24, 2013 in the Lakeview Apartment Complex . Any information, please call Gloucester Township Police Department at (856) 228-4500 or the Gloucester Township Police Anonymous Tip Line (856)... Read more →

New Digital Tools make the Selecting of Senior Communities in New Jersey Faster | cnbnews

source New LifeStyles When you or your loved one is in need of senior living or immediate care, trying to find the best option is often a task that can consume your time and energy. It can sometimes feel like there are thousands of choices with no real answer. New LifeStyles, the ultimate “Source for Seniors”, is making sure it stays current and on the cutting edge of how people are receiving information. Not only have they been the leader in the industry since releasing their first print guide in 1987 and launching their website in 1995, they now have... Read more →

Wilmington University to Offer M.S.M in Sports Management Online Beginning This Fall

July 29, 2013 NEW CASTLE, Del. - - Looking for an inside look at the fast-paced world of athletics? Hoping to land that dream job with working for a sports franchise? Wilmington University can get you there with its new Master of Science in Sports Management beginning in the Fall of 2013. Wilmington University is offering an online information session on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 6 p.m. to go over course curriculum, degree relevance, flexibility and student services, tuition and fees, and the application process. The M.S.M. in Sports Management will initially be offered in the on-line format and... Read more →

Bets and roars at Afghan bird fight resurgence

KABUL (AFP) July 28, 2013 1:56:39 AM EDT Massoud Hossaini/AFP/File Local men watch partridge fighting at a park in Kabul, on July 5, 2013. The sun has barely risen and already dozens of men are swapping fistfuls of banknotes, frantically betting in one of the country's goriest pastimes: bird fighting. The sun has barely risen and already dozens of Afghan men are swapping fistfuls of bank notes, frantically betting in one of the country's goriest pastimes: bird fighting. In a shady patch, under a cluster of trees in a Kabul park, two partridges face off at opposite ends of a... Read more →

Females Fighting Disrupt NJ Transist Bus And Assault GTPD Officer

Gloucester Township Police Department press release GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On 7/29/2013 at approximately 5:06 PM, the Gloucester Township Police responded to Woodbury Turnersville Road at County House Road in Gloucester Township for a report of two females fighting on a NJ Transit bus. The arriving officer found two females actively fighting on the bus, which was evacuated by the bus driver. One of the subjects, Linda Mason, was being held down in one of the seats and struggling with the other subject, Paige James. Both women ignored police directions to stop fighting resulting in oleoresin capsicum or "pepper spray" being used... Read more →

Little League International Tournament TV Season Begins Tomorrow Night | cnbnews.net

A Message from Little League International Tomorrow, the Little League® International Tournament "TV Season" begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Big League Baseball World Series Championship Game from Easley, S.C. Through the month of August, more than 120 Little League® Baseball and Softball tournament games that will be televised on ABC, the ESPN family of networks, NESN, and the Longhorn Network. Click here for the full TV schedule We hope you can visit one or more of these venues to see the games in person. If not, we invite you to enjoy the games on television or through the WatchESPN... Read more →

Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: A bunch of Turkeys in Bellmawr | cnbnews.net

(cnbnews.net)--Over the last 4 or 5 years, Cleary's Notebook has had several stories on the wild turkey population that has been taking over Gloucester, Brooklawn and other areas... and earlier in the year GCN reporter Anne Forline published an in depth article on the local turkeys. So how about one last photo from today of a young turkey family in Bellmawr along McClelland Ave? The adult and 5 young chicks have become regulars in the neighborhood. They've seemed to have found a safe home in a nearby natural area behind the homes which is basically untouched by humans. I noticed... Read more →

Patriot Connections Issues Statement on the Passing of Tom "Boozer" Beitz & Craig Berner

It is with deep regret we inform you of the loss of Tom "Boozer" Beitz and Moorestown Police Officer Craig Berner. We regretfully share news of the passing of Tom "Boozer" Bietz. Tom, first photo below, was a member of both the NJ Legion Riders,Warriors Watch Riders and Patriot Guard Riders. Funeral details will be posted on http://www.patriotconnections.org in coming days. Tom "Boozer" Bietz Patrolman Craig Berner – Moorestown Police Dept – Killed in Motorcycle Accident 20-year Moorestown police veteran killed in accident Jul. 29, 2013 – MOORESTOWN— An off-duty police officer has lost his life in a motorcycle accident... Read more →

AMERICAN HERO: Sgt. Stephen M. New, 29, of Tenn. Killed in Afghanistan War | cnbnews.net

DOD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Stephen M. New, 29, of Bartlett, Tenn., died July 28, in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by small arms fire in the Sarobi District of Kabul Province, Afghanistan. Related articles AMERICAN HEROES: Sgt. Eric T. Lawson, Spc. Caryn E. Nouv died in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan AMERICAN HERO: Sgt. Justin R. Rogers, 25, of Barton, N.Y/cnbnews.net American Heroes: Four Soldiers Die June 18 from Indirect Fire in Bagram, Afghanistan | cnbnews American Heroes: 1st... Read more →

FBI — Judge Gives Violent Robber a Long Prison Term

PHILADELPHIA—Amos Singleton, 58, of Philadelphia, was sentenced late yesterday to 30 years in prison for the armed robbery of an employee of the Walnut Lane Apartments at 236 West Walnut Lane in Philadelphia, in November 2010. Singleton and Corey Pasley, who worked at the apartment complex as a security guard, made off with cash, money orders, and checks, after Singleton struck the victim and fired his gun, striking the victim in the head. Despite severe injuries, the victim broke free, ran from the office, and alerted residents to the robbery. Singleton and Pasley stole approximately $2,645 in cash and $1,265... Read more →


TRENTON, N.J. -- Disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Superstorm Sandy by the numbers as of July 29: Total Federal Assistance: $5.4 billion $3.5 billion in total National Flood Insurance Program payments made on claims to date $408.6 million in FEMA grants disbursed for individuals and households $351.8 million for housing assistance $56.7 million for other needs $808.1 in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses $761.9 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to state agencies, local communities and certain private nonprofit organizations that serve the public 261,880 people contacted FEMA for help or information 138,012... Read more →

Camden County Police Department Needs Public Help to ID Suspects | cnbnews.net

(Camden City NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred overnight (early Friday morning July 25-26) at East Camden Middle School on Stevens Street. Suspects broke into the school through a gated window and then made off with a number of items from several classrooms, including six specialized mountain bikes, an overhead projector, three computers and a keyboard and amplifier from a music classroom. In total, the items stolen are worth more than $6,000. Surveillance cameras inside the school first recorded the two suspects, who appear to be juveniles dressed in dark hooded clothing, at... Read more →

University of Delaware: 72,000 People Affected by Cyberattack | cnbnews.net

(July 30, 2013)--The University of Delaware is notifying the campus community that it has experienced a cyberattack in which files were taken that included confidential personal information of current and past employees, including student employees. A criminal attack on one of the University’s systems took advantage of a vulnerability in software acquired from a vendor. The University sent notification letters dated July 29, 2013, to more than 72,000 affected persons and offered them free credit monitoring. Approximately one-third have active UD email accounts and will have received an email notification as well. The confidential personal information includes names, addresses, UD... Read more →