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February 2014

Another Major Snowstorm Heading East

AccuWeather Storm graphic Feb. 27, 2014 A major snowstorm Sunday evening through Monday is expected to cause huge disruptions from Chicago to New York City, according to AccuWeather. The heaviest snow is likely to fall Monday afternoon into evening in the coastal Northeast, said Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. Snowfall rates at the height of the storm may reach 2 inches per hour, according to AccuWeather. Read more at WCBS-TV New York City Related articles Coast-to-coast storm targets the Valley Kansas to Massachusetts: Up to a Foot of Snow to Fall Across 1,300 Miles NJ stuck in a winter rut:... Read more →

NJState Police Breakup Major International Carjacking Ring, 29 Suspects Arrested

English: New Jersey State Police patch. Made with Photoshop. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Immediate Release/February 27, 2014 TOTOWA, N.J. – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that 29 men were charged today in the takedown of a major international carjacking and stolen car trafficking ring that stole luxury cars in New Jersey and New York and shipped them to West Africa, where they can sell for prices in excess of new market value in the United States. Twenty-three individuals were arrested today as multi-agency teams executed warrants on charges including first-degree racketeering, carjacking and money laundering. Six fugitives are being... Read more →

Aggravated Assault at 5300 building of The Pines Apartments

Press release/February 26, 2014 On February 26, 2014 at 9:28am the Lindenwold Police Department responded to the area of the 5300 building of the Pines at Arborwood Apartments for an assault in progress. As the first officer arrived, he observed a woman on the ground and a male on top of her with his hands around her throat. Assisting units arrived quickly and the male was taken into custody. The 52 year old victim was transported by ambulance to Cooper Trauma Center in Camden with multiple stab wounds. The investigation revealed that a maintenance worker who was in the area... Read more →


By Howard Gillette In representing Camden crime, let's set the picture straight Rolling Stone's December account of Camden's crime problem continues to reverberate. Without referencing the controversial essay by best-selling author Matt Taibbi, the Inquirer subsequently ran a series of puffy reports telling readers how well the new county police force was doing. Today the Philadelphia Inquirer went over the top with the headline,"Streethearts: New Camden cops reach out in a harsh city." The story ran under a picture of a rosy-cheeked rookie appearing to be armed for the worst, with his bullet-proof vest and pepper spray accompanying a .40... Read more →


Report by Mark Lagerkvist Posted on February 26, 2014 Despite a $52 billion public pension debt, the Democrat-controlled New Jersey Legislature has ruled out any new reforms to the state retirement system. “If we stay the course the pension system will be fine,” said Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, in response to Gov. Chris Christie’s annual budget address. “It’s not going to bankrupt us.” In contrast, Christie stressed the need for action, saying the pension overhauls enacted in 2011 “didn’t go far enough” and “have only bought us time.” “Without additional reforms, New Jersey taxpayers still owe $52 billion to... Read more →

Feeling, Sensing, and Knowing....Empathy.

By Earl Foster / The very term "Empathic Psychic Medium" stirs our subjective thoughts and gives us pause. Empathy is to feel, sense and be very aware of the emotions, feelings, and even at times the motives of others. Everyone has at least some degree of empathy. I believe empathy to be a part of the human condition. How deep can a person's empathy really go? Can we really get to a point where we can indeed, see or feel and sense others? Would this include those on the spiritual existence? (Photo taken by Earl Foster) In last weeks... Read more →

Accuweather warns of another major wintry precipitation Sunday into Monday

(C) Keep an eye on the weather forecasts this weekend, as just published an article saying we could be in for another rough commute Monday morning. From the article: The heaviest snow, ice and rain are likely Sunday night to Monday night. The storm will not only bring the potential for major disruptions to travel and daily activities, but also the risk of power outages. We share this warning now, but I'm sure if this starts to turn into a real storm we won't be able to escape it on the television news. Read the Accuweather article here:... Read more →

Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: Epic Jeff Gordon Prank Video will make you laugh.

How about a little fun, and probably a smile, on this 6 degree morning? Nascar driver Jeff Gordon and Pepsi Max team up to pull a hilarious prank on an automotive journalist from the Jalopnik website. This is actually Jeff's second prank video. The first hit viral success last year hitting 42 million views, and many thought the video was fake (staged). My guess is this new version will also meet with the same "viral" success. Web automotive journalist Travis Okulski was one of the first to say that while the first Test Drive video was fun and entertaining, Jeff... Read more →

Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: Local eateries Marlene Mangia Bene and Villaris Lakeside featured at Sam's Club

On a recent visit to Sam's Club in Deptford NJ, I stumbled on to a new promotion they are running... geared to helping out select area business and the two featured currently are Marlene Mangia Bene in Woodbury and Villari's Lakeside in Sicklerville. Since before the holidays, Sam's Club has been promoting national casual eating places such as UNO's and Don Pablos, by selling discounted gift cards in the store. My wife and I are big UNO's fans and have purchased several of them (Gluten Free products and Beer!) So this past Sunday I was in Sam's Club and was... Read more →

Ronald J. Volpe, Drummer in the Abbey Rhode Band

(October 2, 1946 - February 24, 2014) Ronald J. Volpe, suddenly, on February 24, 2014, of Mays Landing. Age 67. Beloved husband of Elaine Smith Volpe (nee Priest). Step-father of John Smith. Loving grandfather of Amanda and Jayden and great grandfather of Michael. Dear brother of Michael, Carmen “Chop” (Denise), Cathy Volpe, Linda Berwick, Steve (Kimberly) and the late Donna. Son-in-law of Louise Logan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ron was known for playing drums with his brothers Mike, Chop and Steve in the Camden County area. In the early days he and his three brothers traveled the... Read more →

Walter E. Osmola WW II Army Veteran, Retired Boilermaker |

(May 25, 1922 - February 26, 2014) Walter E. Osmola “Smokey”, on February 26, 2014, of Gloucester City. Age 91. Beloved husband of the late Rose (nee Zemaitatis). Loving father of Ted (Celia), Cynthia Keeley (John), Denise Reed (Vince) and Kymberly Blaylock (Todd). Grandfather of Devon, Brooke, Aja, Jason, Brad, Quinn, Andrew, Ryan, Taylor and Adam. Great grandfather of Jason, Morgan, Mason, Aikaterina, Niovi, Bryce, Keeley, Blake and Ella. Walter was a boilermaker on the Philadelphia waterfront for many years and was also an Army veteran of WWII. There will be a viewing from 9 to 11am Friday morning at... Read more →


February 25, 2014 -- (TRN) -- Today, a 60 day countdown has begun until the arrival of Fukushima radiation on the west coast of North America. The mass-media in the United States remains disgracefully silent despite the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) confirming that a massive plume of radiation in the Pacific Ocean is arriving. California, Oregon and Washington state will begin get the worst of it -- within 60 days. Folks out there HAVE to prepare, just in case. We tell you how. The image above, provided by the BBC, shows the "likely" scientific projection of radioactive waste flowing toward... Read more →

The Protesters' Cry for Freedom

02/24/2014 The international scene in the past couple of weeks was supposed to be a smiling gathering of nations for the Olympics. That has been overshadowed by violence in Ukraine and Venezuela, where protesters are demanding leadership that would address their concerns of freedom, both personal and economic. Where is President Obama? Nile Gardiner, director of Heritage’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, observes: The leader of the free world has been largely invisible as Ukrainian demonstrators are ruthlessly picked off by government snipers and left for dead, while Russian President Vladimir Putin vows that Ukraine will remain in Russia’s orbit.... Read more →

$20,000 Reward For Information on the Unsolved Suspicious Death of Carol Reiff

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (February 25, 2014) --The Gloucester Township Police Department is requesting information regarding the death of Carol Reiff of Lakeview Apartments in Gloucester Township, New Jersey. 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 the family contacted police. Her body was discovered by police on Monday Morning, June 24, 2013 in the a wooded area of the Lakeview Apartment Complex in the Blackwood Section of Gloucester Township, not far from where... Read more →

ACLU: Newark stop-and-frisk targets black residents more than others

David Giambusso/The Star-Ledger Despite comprising just more than half of Newark’s population, African-Americans make up 75 percent of the stops under the city Police Department’s stop-and frisk-program, a report released today by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey has found. Read the full story And I'll bet they're committing at least 75 percent of the crimes in Newark. I can see a problem if law enforcement targeted certain groups of people for stop-and frisk in say Cherry Hill or Haddonfield, but we're talking Newark, the armed car-jacking capital of New Jersey. John Reynolds | Read more →

Steve Sweeney named administrator of embattled Ironworkers Local 401 in Philadelphia

By Joseph P. Owens | South Jersey Times New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney said tonight he has answered the call to take over embattled Ironworkers Local 401 in Philadelphia less than a week after the union's leadership was indicted on charges including extortion, arson and assault. Read all about it Apparently, criminals and politicians are interchangeable. How many jobs can this guy hold down, he must never sleep. He's already pulling down a paycheck from the State of New Jersey for his Senate gig, and from the Ironworkers National Union for his 'negotiating' skills . John Reynolds | Read more →


UPDATED FEBRUARY 27, 2014/ 4PM UPDATED FEBRUARY 27, 2014/ 6PM BY WILLIAM E. CLEARY SR. CNBNews Editor David Woods was brutally assaulted in Philadelphia last week by a vicious individual swinging a hammer. Watching the brief video of the attack, captured on a nearby store camera, has a sickening effect on anyone with an ounce of decency. PHILADELPHIA PA (February 20, 2014)--THE SUSPECT comes rushing up from behind the victim. Woods (in blue) turns when he hears foot steps, by then it is to late. BELOW --THE SUSPECT can be seen striking Woods with the hammer (source enlarged video frame... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: The Weekly Auction/ Includes Video |

BY SLIM RANDLES/ One of the great pleasures of hanging around down at the livestock auction barn each Saturday morning is being able to take your dog along. Why do we go to the sales barn? We love agriculture, and it’s part of living here to see who buys what and rejoice in their good fortune, even if our own grass is stressed to the limit by whatever varmint we’re currently feeding. Or, it could be that we figure we’ve already lived too long, and if the right horse or cow comes through there, and we buy it, our wives... Read more →

January Construction Down 13 Percent

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The value of new construction starts fell 13% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $485.0 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. The downturn followed a healthy performance in December, which was the third highest month for total construction starts during 2013. January's retreat encompassed all three main construction sectors, with moderate declines reported for nonresidential building and housing, as well as a more substantial loss of momentum for nonbuilding construction (public works and electric utilities) after a particularly robust December. On an unadjusted basis,... Read more →

Feb. 18, 2001: Dale Earnhardt and Daytona's darkest day

TOM JENSEN/FOX SPORTS NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, taken by official NASCAR photographer Darryl Moran (Photo credit: Wikipedia) February 18, 2001. Every NASCAR fan remembers where they were when they first got the news: Dale Earnhardt had died in the final turn of the final lap at Daytona. Even today, 13 years after he died, those words are painful to process. Whether you loved Earnhardt or loathed him -- and there were plenty of fans in both camps -- he was a larger than life character: Bold, cocky, talented, fiercely loyal to those close to him and indestructible. Or so we... Read more →

NJ Loses Nearly $8 Million in Standoff Over Affordable Care Act Funds

NJSPOTLIGHT Banking and Insurance Commissioner Kenneth Kobylowski. New Jersey lost a $7.67 million federal Affordable Care Act grant yesterday as state and federal officials failed to reach agreement on how the money could be spent. The crux of the dispute appeared to be over Medicaid costs. While the state largely wanted to use the money to support expansion of the state’s Medicaid program, federal officials maintained that the grant must be used more directly to support the ACA insurance marketplace. The state received the grant in February 2012 for use in building a state insurance exchange. After Gov. Chris Christie... Read more →

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: This Saturday Browns Shoprite Wiffleball Reunion

PUBLISHED AUGUST 30, 2007 Category Sports ( published August 30, 2007--Gaetano's entered the 2007 Tournament slotted as an 8 to 1 favorite. The early odds were based on rumors that both Pat Burrell and Chase Utley would be team members ofGaetano's. Team President Alan Baker stated that Chase had never played wiffleball and Pat would struggle to adjust to the 110 MPH fastballs and because of this Baker removed both professional players from his roster and added two cooks and then hired pitcher Ed Horner. This forced the oddsmakers in Vegas to moveGaetano's up to the middle of the pack... Read more →

Spring Break? Leave your Fake, says Coalition for a Secure Driver's License

Panama City Beach, Florida, during spring break (Photo credit: Wikipedia) WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of thousands of American college students will spend their Spring break from school on sunny beaches far from home. While most will be law abiding, hundreds a day will be arrested for DUI, vandalism, assault and other crimes. Many of these criminal offenses will begin with a fake ID, and proceed to rowdy alcohol abuse, followed by the actual arrests. Spring Break Facts: During spring break, the average male reported drinking 18 drinks per day and the average female reported 10 drinks per... Read more →

Restaurant Openings and Closings for South Jersey

Jersey Bites Here’s a handy list of some recent restaurant openings and a closing in South Jersey. Be on the lookout for coverage of other regions in the near future. We hope you enjoy this roundup and welcome your input. Please send your tips on new restaurants to Open: Estia Greek Taverna, Marlton Estia Greek Taverna in Marlton Brooklyn Bistro, 44 Washington Street, Toms River, 732-244-2122. Empanada Mama’s, 600 Park Boulevard, West Cape May, 609-231-8657. Estia Greek Taverna, 140 W Route 70, Marlton, 856-596-5500. Glasstown Brewing Company, 10 Peterson Street, Millville, 856-327-7770. Rinn Duin Brewing, 1540 Route 37 West,... Read more →

The New Jersey Money-Sucking-Machine Keeps Chugging Along

Dem leaders adamant that $2.4 billion go to N.J. pension fund (via NewsWorks) As Gov. Chris Christie puts the finishing touches on the budget proposal he will unveil Tuesday, top Democrats in the New Jersey Senate are insisting that the spending plan include the required state payment into the pension system. Acknowledging that Acknowledging that formulating a budget plan will mean many difficult choices, the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee said making the $2.4 billion pension payment and funding the Transportation Trust Fund are paramount. According to the Democrats, New Jersey has a Revenue problem, not a Spending problem.... Read more →


NINE PERCENT RAISE OVER THREE-YEARS Tuesday, February 25, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Philadelphia, February 25, 2014 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter and District Council Union 47 signed an eight-year contract. Mayor Nutter’s prepared remarks and a brief summary of contract terms are as follows. Please check against delivery: “I’m very pleased to announce that our Administration’s labor team a short time ago came to an agreement with representatives from AFSCME District Council 47 on an 8-year contract that provides critically important reforms in the areas of pensions, healthcare and work rules, while providing pay raises for thousands of members of... Read more →

Suspect Wanted for Hammer Attack on Gloucester City Resident Surrenders to Authorities

By CNBNews Staff PHILADELPHIA PA (February 25, 2014)—Nathanial Maybin Jr. surrendered to Southwest Detectives with his attorney today, Tuesday, February 25. Maybin is facing attempted murder and aggravated assault charges. Maybin is being charged with attacking David Woods Sr., of Gloucester City with a hammer in front of a deli in West Philadelphia on Thursday, February 20. Maybin, age 29, resides in the 800 block of South 56th Street. He has been arrested numerous times on various charges according to police. Woods, who owns and operates Day or Night Door Service, had just taken a coffee break after finishing up... Read more →

Vincent M. Granato of Westville, Amtrak Employee

(February 1, 1968 - February 19, 2014) Vincent M. Granato, on February 19, 2014, of Westville, formerly of Audubon. Age 46. Loving son of Marjorie L. Shade (Jack Norton). Dear brother of Michael A. Granato and Kathy Granato. Grandson of Marjorie Shade and the late Charles Shade. Uncle of Jessica L. Granato, James Vincent Duke and Mychal Anthony Duke. Nephew of Diane Lunsford, Chris Schlegel and the late Steven Shade. Also survived by his fiancé Melanie Williamson and many cousins. Mr. Granato worked for Amtrak Local #3039 of Philadelphia for 17 years. He enjoyed music, gardening and cooking. There will... Read more →


Report by Mark Lagerkvist Posted on February 24, 2014 New Jersey’s $100K Club of retired public officials has ballooned by 75 percent in the last three years. A total of 1,731 retirees collect $100,000 a year or more from state pensions – an increase of 739 pensioners since 2010, according to a New Jersey Watchdog analysis of Treasury data. They are the elite “1-percenters” among the state’s 275,000-plus retired public workers. New Jersey Watchdog found: Sitting at the top of the list with $195,000 annual pensions are former Jersey City school superintendent Charles Epps and retired Essex County College president... Read more →

Police Chief Arrested on Child Pornography Charges | TRN

Brian Fanelli photo from Mount Pleasant Police Dept. (TRN ) -- The Police Chief of Mt. Pleasant, NY has been arrested by federal agents on Child Pornography charges. A search warrant was executed this morning at the home of police Chief Brian Fanellii, 54, who was arrested at his home in upstate Mahopac after a months-long investigation by federal officials, said James Hayes, Jr., special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in New York. The chief allegedly used a peer-to-peer file sharing program to download more than 120 images and videos of child pornography, prosecutors said. Fanelli was... Read more →

Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Found in Five California Children

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have identified a polio-like syndrome in a cluster of children from California over a one-year period, according to a case report released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meetingin Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. "Although poliovirus has been eradicated from most of the globe, other viruses can also injure the spine, leading to a polio-like syndrome," said case report author Keith Van Haren, MD, with Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., and a member of the American Academy of Neurology and co-author Emanuelle Waubant,... Read more →

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: Mount Ephraim Police Introduce New Program

August 29, 2007 By BILL BATES (August 29, 2007)Mount Ephraim Police Chief Edward C. Dobleman announced that the department is implementing a new program to the borough. The program is called "Street Smart Is Street Safe" and will help protect our school children, school crossing guards, and the citizens of our community. Residents and business owners will be able to contact the police to help with this quest. Tragically, the pedestrian accident rate has significantly increased statewide. New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the nation, a situation made worse by the number of vehicles on the... Read more →

Update on the Police Search for “Hammer" Attacker (Video) | cnbnewsnet

BY William E. Cleary Sr. Nathanial Maybin photo provided by Philadelphia Police Dept. WEST PHILADELPHIA - February 24, 2014 (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police say they have identified the suspect who allegedly attacked a local business owner with a hammer. Nathanial Maybin, 29, from the 800 block of S. 56th Street is wanted for the attack outside Maple Deli at 49th and Lancaster in West Philadelphia. Police say David Woods, 46, was attacked at that location just before just before 5 p.m. Thursday. Anyone with information on Maybin's whereabouts is asked to contact Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip... Read more →

Watch: Dashcam video clears New Jersey man

police indicted on assault, falsifying reports By: A Bloomfield, New Jersey man faced a multitude of criminal charges, including eluding police and assault in which he was facing years in prison, until a dashcam video contradicted the version of events given by police. 30-year old Marcus Jeter spoke with ABC affiliate KTRK saying if the tape had not surfaced, “I’d be in jail.” Because of the tapes, two Bloomfield police officers have been indicted for falsifying reports, and one of them, for assault. This video was turned over by Bloomfield police but only after Jeter’s attorney filed a request... Read more →

Sweeney for Governor?

His actions suggest it, if not his words Matt Friedman/The Star-Ledger February 23, 2014 at 6:01:00 EST TRENTON — Touring the state. Holding town hall meetings. Chirping away on Twitter. Heading to Israel. No, not Gov. Chris Christie, but the man who these days is acting a lot like he wants to succeed him. Just months after the Republican governor cruised to a second four-year term, Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) is busy racking up the New Jersey equivalent of frequent flier miles as he crisscrosses the state. Yet the burly South Jersey lawmaker brushes off the notion that he’s... Read more →

Sister Anna Eleuteri Succumbs, Served in the South Jersey Area for Decades

Sister Anna Eleuteri, MPF, 93, who served for three decades in Merchantville and Hammonton, died unexpectedly at St. Joseph Hall, Villa Walsh, Morristown, N.J., on Feb. 16. A viewing was held Feb. 21, at St. Lucy Chapel, Villa Walsh, Morristown, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Ave Maria Cemetery. Born in Trenton, Sister Anna entered the Religious Teachers Filippini on Sept. 13, 1931. She received the religious habit on July 5, 1936, and her final religious profession was on July 2, 1939. Sister Anna was awarded a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Seton Hall University. She taught... Read more →

Nathanial Maybin Wanted for the Vicious Mugging of a Gloucester City Businessman and Resident

WANTED--Nathanial Maybin, age 29, of the 800 block of South 56th Street PHOTO SOURCE Philadelphia PD By CNBNews Staff PHILADELPHIA PA (February 24, 2014)—Philadelphia Police have released the name and a photo of the suspect wanted in connection with the brutal attack on David Woods Sr., of Gloucester City. The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon, just before 5 p.m. Woods was coming out of the Maple Deli, at 49th and Lancaster in West Philadelphia when he was struck allegedly by Nathanial Maybin Jr., age 29, from the 800 block of South 56th Street. Police said Maybin hit Woods from behind... Read more →

Williamstown man struck, killed by minivan

Tom Wright-Piersanti/The Star-Ledger February 23, 2014 at 10:47:14 EST A Williamstown man was struck and killed while walking down Hurffville Crosskeys Road early today. GLOUCESTER — A Gloucester County man was killed early this morning when he was hit by a minivan as he walked down the road, according to a report by NBC Philadelphia. Carl Thomas, 53, ofWilliamstown was walking along Hurffville Crosskeys Road (Route 654) inGloucester Township at around 1:30 a.m. today when a Chevrolet minivan heading south struck him, according to police. Thomas was taken to Kennedy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the... Read more →

AMERICAN HERO: Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, 36, of Paducah, Ky

English: Regimental insignia of the United States Marine Special Operations Regiment (Photo credit: Wikipedia) IMMEDIATE RELEASE DOD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, 36, of Paducah, Ky., died Feb. 15, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2d Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Related articles Nowzad Dogs Purple Heart Recipient Stationed At Camp Lejeune Dies In Afghanistan Camp Lejeune Marine killed in combat... Read more →

How to Find the Best and Safest Neighborhood

- Tip Sheet by Even with the very best home security system, it’s still extremely important for home buyers to find a neighborhood that has all the necessary features, and is safe. The team at has created a list of ways buyers can find the ideal, safe neighborhood. Consumers who have been searching for the perfect neighborhood are in luck, these tips from industry experts will help you choose a safe location to raise your family! Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) February 22, 2014 When buying a new home, choosing the right neighborhood is just as important as the actual... Read more →

GTPD Arrests Two In Reported Stolen Vehicle

Immediate Release On Friday, February 21, 2014 at approximately 1:39 PM, the Gloucester Township Police (GTPD) received a 9-1-1 call for a vehicle that was being operated erratically on Blackwood Clementon Road. As officers saturated the area in an attempt to locate the vehicle, it was determined the vehicle was reported stolen earlier in the day by Haddonfield Police Department. The vehicle was located in the parking lot of the United Check Cashing, located at 1309 Blackwood Clementon Road, and was occupied by two males. As officers approached the vehicle they observed the driver, identified as William H. Souder, loading... Read more →

Philadelphia Police Have Issued a Warrant for Suspect who Attacked a Gloucester City Resident

By CNBNews Staff PHILADELPHIA PA (February 24, 2014)--The Philadelphia Police Department released a statement today regarding the hammer attack Woods was left with this large incision following Friday's operation photo provided by family on Gloucester City resident David Woods Sr.. According to police they do have a suspect and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Also, Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Kevin Riordan wrote a blog post this morning about this horrific crime. It can be found here. Likewise a link is provided to the WPVI Philadelphia video that shows the assailant repeatedly striking Woods with a hammer, along with... Read more →


Immediate Release Ocean County Consumer Affairs officials say if you are not familiar with a telephone number that has called your cell phone, don’t rush to return it because it could be part of a costly scam. Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari, who serves as Chairman of Consumer Affairs, warns consumers of the newest deception called “one-ring phone scam” that counts on your curiosity getting the better of you to return a missed call which is then redirected overseas at an exorbitant expense. “Consumers may want to think twice about calling back a number they don’t recognize,” Vicari... Read more →

Father Robert Otto Yori, 84, a Camden Diocese Priest for Five Decades Succumbs

Father Robert Otto Yori, 84, a priest of the Diocese of Camden for over 50 years, died Feb. 15. He had been living in Hazelton, Pa., where he was born and raised, at the time of his death. Father Yori was pastor at St. Casimir Parish in Woodbine for 14 years, 1986-2000. (St. Casimer was merged with other parishes to form St. Maximilian Kolbe in 2011.) He retired in 2000 and was in residence at the Manor at St. Mary, Cherry Hill. Father Yori studied at Mount St. Mary's in Emmitsburg, Md., and was ordained on May 27, 1961 in... Read more →

CCPD Arrest Suspect Carrying Rifles and Hollow Point Bullets

.45 ACP Federal HST 230gr hollow point cartridge, with two rounds of CCI Standard Velocity .22LR for comparison purposes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Posted on February 22, 2014 by CCPD (Camden, NJ) – A motor vehicle stop Thursday led to the arrest of a male suspect who was in possession of two rifles, hollow point bullets and marijuana. Just after 5:20 p.m. while on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues near the corner of 7th and Chestnut streets in Bergen Square, Officer Andrew Coulter conducted a motor vehicle stop to investigate a suspicious vehicle. The investigation led to the arrest... Read more →

MLK Cougars claim school's first-ever city basketball championship

February 23, 2014/Newsworks Sunday afternoon's Philadelphia Public League Championship tilt was not the best game that the MLK High Cougars boys basketball team played this season. But, when they corralled a rebound just before the buzzer to preserve a 46-44 win over the Constitution High Generals at the Liacouras Center, it became the most historic. After Constitution junior forward Ahmad Gilbert's last-second three-point attempt clanged off the front of the Cougars rim, MLK claimed its first-ever Public League title. It came in the same school year that their football-playing peers accomplished the same. "Just like we planned it, right?" asked... Read more →

Afghanistan War: Two Soldiers Killed by Small Arms Fire

DOD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Feb. 12, in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they were struck by enemy small arms fire. Killed were: Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, Ore., and Sgt. First Class Roberto C. Skelt, 41, of York, Fla. Pelham and Skelt were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. Related articles Processions scheduled for John Pelham, Beaverton-area soldier killed in Afghanistan FALLEN HEROES - Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, Sgt. First... Read more →

Margarita Brown Named to the Honors List at Fairleigh Dickinson University

MADISON, NJ (02/19/2014)(readMedia)-- Margarita Brown, of Westville, NJ, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, NJ has been named to the Honors List for the Fall 2013 Semester. To qualify for the Honors List, a student must carry a 3.5 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses). The University's Metropolitan Campus, located in the dynamic NY/NJ corridor in Teaneck, NJ, features a university atmosphere with an international perspective, attracting students from the U.S. and around the world. Undergraduates have access to the... Read more →

Tax Reform: Whimper or Roar?

Volume XIX No. 8: February 21, 2014 TAXPAYERS FOR COMMON SENSE--In recent years, must-pass legislation moving quickly through Congress was often carrying a fiscal parasite, the special interest-laden extenders package of targeted tax breaks. The 2008 bailout had them. The fiscal cliff deal in December 2012 also carried the extenders package over the top, but only extended them for a year. So here we go again. One of the first things out of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden’s (D-OR) mouth after getting the gavel from former Senator, now Ambassador to China, Max Baucus is that he wants to move... Read more →