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July 2014

Owner of Illegal Online Gambling Website Admit Conspiring with Genovese Crime Family

NEWARK, NJ—Two Union County, New Jersey, men, including the owner of an illegal online sports betting website, today admitted to conspiring with the Genovese organized crime family, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Joseph Graziano, 77, and Dominick J. Barone, 44, both of Springfield, New Jersey, each pleaded guilty before District Judge Claire C. Cecchi in Newark federal court to separate informations charging them with one count of racketeering conspiracy. Graziano agreed to forfeit $1... Read more →

Harris Poll: Americans Are Worried About Economy Among Other Things

NEW YORK, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The economy remains something of a paradox. As leading indicators continue to move into positive territory and the Dow Jones Industrial Index remains near 17,000, all should indicate a rosy situation. But this doesn't seem to translate into a rosy opinion of how the economy is actually doing. The American public remains concerned about many aspects of the overall economic picture and, more importantly, how it impacts them... Read more →

CNBNews Business Spotlight: Curves Offers New Members the Rest of Summer Free

Curves of Sicklerville is Participating Sicklerville, New Jersey (Grassroots Newswire) 7/29/2014 -- Curves International, Inc., ( the largest chain of fitness centers for women in the world, announced today that participating Curves are offering the rest of the summer free* to new members who sign up for a Fitness membership on their first club visit starting July 1, 2014. With swimsuit season in full swing, the offer is designed to help further motivate those looking... Read more →

COMMENTARY: Obama's biggest faults on display

No person comes to the Oval Office without faults. And, doubtless, the everyday stress of the presidency and the relentless glare of the spotlight would seem to intensify and enhance those faults. Indeed, finding fault with the one public official elected by all the people of the country would appear to be our national duty, if not our honor. Was Richard Nixon's paranoia his downfall? Were Jimmy Carter and his cohorts really that incompetent, that... Read more →

NJ Hunting and Trapping Digest Available

2014-15 New Jersey Hunting and Trapping Digest Portions of this Digest are available in enlarged format for the visually impaired. To request a black and white, large format Digest, write to: NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, Large Format Hunting Digest, Mail Code 501-03, P.O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420. The 2014-15 Hunting and Trapping Digest is available on this page in PDF format only; the publisher's interactive web version will be linked from this... Read more →

31st Annual National Night Out is Tuesday

WYNNEWOOD, Pa., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, August 5th, citizens, law enforcement agencies, community groups, businesses and local officials in over 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide will join forces to mark the 31st Annual National Night Out (NNO) – a community safety event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). Nationally, over 37 million people are expected to participate in 'America's Night Out Against... Read more →

UPDATE: Driver Crashes Car into House, Cause Unknown

Channel 6ABC Philadelphia reports, GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. (WPVI) --Authorities say a driver lost control, crashing a car into the side of a twin home in Gloucester City, New Jersey. It happened around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday along the 400 block of Hudson Street. Investigators say the vehicle struck the corner of a twin home. The impact of the crash compromised the structure of the homes and officials have deemed them both uninhabitable. One person was taken... Read more →

DEVELOPING STORIES: Car Crashes into House, Brooklawn Ahead 5-0 |

UPDATE: Brookers 10 Flemington 2 GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Gloucester City Police Officer William Johnson Jr., reported on NextDoor Neighbor that a news helicopter hovering over Gloucester City is presently covering a motor vehicle crash into a house on Hudson Street. “There are no injuries or any reasons to be alarmed,“ said Johnson. ++++ UPDATE: 10:30PM AMERICAN LEGION STATE FINALS (MOODY PARK)--Brooklawn Post 72 (5) Flemington (0), bottom of the Third. In the sixth, Brooklawn scores 5... Read more →

Animal Rights Groups Doing Little to Protect Elephants

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Safari Club International (SCI) exposed the hypocrisy of five animal rights groups in a new report. The report, "A Stampede of Hypocrisy: How Animal Rights Activists Poach Elephant Donations," counters the high-profile propaganda campaign against the sustainable and highly regulated hunting of African elephants, which activists use to push their radical political agenda. Despite the trumpeting from these activists that they're "speaking for" the interests of elephants, the... Read more →

USA Wide Truck Driver Recruitment Survey

NORTH BERGEN, New Jersey, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Where are all the truck drivers? This is a commonly asked question that perplexes operational managers and recruitment officers alike as thousands of drivers retire every year with very little of the new generation coming forth to fill those vacant trucks. Transportation leaders are aware that without a revolving door of drivers, organizations cannot meet customer demands, which ultimately affects consumers who will feel the impact when... Read more →

Chuckles: An Old Geezer, A State Trooper and A Corvette......G Rating, suitable for all ages

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES Tuesday, April 22, 2008 A senior citizen drove his brand new Corvette out of the dealership. Taking off down the road, he floored it to 80 mph,enjoying the wind blowing through what little hair he had left. "Amazing," he thought as he flew down I-75, pushing the pedal even more. Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw the highway patrol behind him, blue lights flashing and siren blaring. He floored it to... Read more →


HARRISBURG - The Office of Attorney General has reached a settlement with Bucks County wedding videographer Kenneth H. Stillman Jr. after receiving 83 complaints from consumers who paid Stillman for wedding videos they did not receive. The settlement resolves allegations that the business failed to provide wedding video products and services for which they entered into contracts with consumers, and resolves the Commonwealth's claims against him for violations of the Consumer Protection Law. In the... Read more →

Edwin E. Lunn, former Runnemede School Board Member, Korean War Navy Veteran |

(May 17, 1933 - July 27, 2014) Edwin E. Lunn, on July 27, 2014, of Runnemede. Age 81. Beloved husband of Carolyn (nee Lowe). Dear brother of Herbert. Devoted father of Ronald Lunn (Catherine), Jennifer Collins, and Arline Lewin. Loving step-father of Sharon Hartman, Linda Ackley, and the late James Hartman. Adoring grandfather of Erica, Thomas, Jr., Joshua, Samantha Paige, and Samantha Jade, step-grandfather of Matthew and Justin, and great grandfather of Thomas III. Son... Read more →

Mayor’s Office Releases Report Of Mayor’s Box Attendees: January 1 Through June 30, 2014

Philadelphia, July 17, 2014– The City of Philadelphia has released the names of those who received tickets to the Mayor’s Box from January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014. The City’s policy for distribution of Mayor’s Box tickets is governed by a written, public policy, which provides for the equitable distribution of complimentary tickets received by the City of Philadelphia. Some report highlights are as follows: 2,384 tickets were distributed between January 1, 2014 and... Read more →

CNBNews Business Spotlight: Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels Now Available

at Curves of Sicklervlle Cutting-edge workouts designed to increase strength and kick start weight loss Sicklervlle, New Jersey (Grassroots Newswire) 07/28/2014 -- Curves of Sicklervlle today announces it is now offering Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels, cutting-edge total body workouts that feature the Curves Circuit strength training machines in conjunction with functional bodyweight-based exercises that ramp up metabolism and transform physique. Jillian Michaels is best known as America’s health and wellness expert. The workouts boost... Read more →

GTPD Crime Stoppers: Hit and Run

Hit and Run: Wawa Store Somerdale @ Chews Landing Rds July 25, 2014 This GTPD Crime Stoppers Video can be viewed here: Driver of a dark Chevy Avalanche, with black wheels, tinted windows, and custom rear taillights, pulls into a parking spot but never exits the vehicle. When the driver backs out of his parking spot, he strikes a white Mini Cooper, then flees the area toward Chews Landing Road. If you have any... Read more →

Philadelphia Police Charge Two Carjacking Suspects with Murder of Three Children

Jonathan Rosa, 19, and 22-year-old Cornelius Crawford now face 2nd degree murder charges for the Friday morning crime. PHILADELPHIA – Police on Monday charged two men with murder in a carjacking and subsequent crash that killed three children and critically injured their mother as they were selling fruit on a street corner for a church fundraiser. Johnathan Rosa and Cornelius Crawford were each charged with three counts of felony murder and other crimes, police said.... Read more →

Five Suspected Pennsylvania Child Predators Arrested on Unrelated Charges

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of five Pennsylvania men on unrelated charges as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography. The arrests occurred over the past week in counties throughout the Commonwealth including, Lehigh, Northampton, Susquehanna, Washington and York. The defendants are identified as: Robert Grubb III, 22, 4053 Fox Run Road, Dover, York County; click on thumbnail for larger image... Read more →

Two suspects arrested for North Philadelphia carjacking that killed 3 children | Mail Online

A 19-year-old man and another in his 20s are now in custody as persons of interest over a carjacking that killed three young siblings in Philadelphia on Friday. Police in North Philadelphia say they used finger prints from the stolen SUV - which rammed into a family selling fruit for their church - as well as a bloody t-shirt found near the crash scene, to locate the suspects. Neither has been named and charges have... Read more →

UPDATE: Gloucester City PD Searching for Two Sisters

UPDATE: MISSING SISTERS LOCATED ***** The missing 16 year old and 14 year old sisters from the Maple Terrace trailer park were located in Philadelphia this afternoon and are home with their family. PRESS RELEASE JULY 28, 2014 Natasha Hernandez and Natalie Caraballo were reported missing from their home in the Maple Terrace trailer park. Natasha (16) was last seen wearing black sweatpants, white tank top shirt, pink and blue sandals with dark, square framed... Read more →

UCF Students Give 6 -Year- Old Robotic Arm

Published on Jul 25, 2014 CLERMONT, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - Sometimes it takes an unselfish act to make you realize there is still an awful lot of good in this world. A team of University of Central Florida students made the life of a 6-year-old Clermont boy immeasurably better this week. They helped him overcome a birth defect with an innovative solution. And they did it, free of charge. FOX 35's Tom Johnson... Read more →

41 People Arrested in Gloucester City Over Six- Day- Period; Bench Warrants & CDS Charges

Gloucester City Police Crime Report July 18th – July 24th July 18 (10:48 am) The women’s restroom at the Gloucester City Marina was found to have been vandalized and several pieces of stainless steel fixtures were reported missing. The investigation is ongoing. July18 (7:19 pm) A motor vehicle stop on Broadway at Ridgeway Street led to the arrests of the following individuals: Samuel I. Vukicevich (18), a resident of Glassboro, was charged with possession of... Read more →

CNBNEWS Weekly Stats 21 July - 27 July 2014 - Weekly Stats Report 21 Jul - 27 Jul 2014 Returning Visits - Based purely on a cookie, if this person is returning to your website for another visit an hour or more later First Time Visits - Based purely on a cookie, if this person has no cookie then this is considered their first time at your website. Unique Visitor - Based purely on a cookie, this is the total of the returning... Read more →

THIS JUST IN: Missing Brooklawn Teen Located

The Camden County Prosecutors Office announced earlier this evening that Taylor Yurcaba, a 17-year-old reported missing from her home in Brooklawn on July 24, was located Sunday morning. She is safe and her family has been notified. Related articles MISSING: Taylor Yurcaba, Age 17 of Brooklawn Funeral Services Saturday for Albert Carracino, age 44 of Brooklawn CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: The Champions! Brooklawn ACES Winner of the CCEL Trophy Flooding Closes Brooklawn Circle In South Jersey Brooklawn... Read more →

CNN Six Month Investigation: Theme Park Workers Get Caught in Child Sex Stings (Watch)

Youtube video: published on Jul 14, 2014 Dozens of theme park employees arrested in child sex stings off site after hours. CNN six month investigation. Related articles AC360 Exclusive: Theme park employees caught in sex stings Dozens of Disney Workers Arrested in 'To Catch A Predator'-style Child Sex Stings PressTV: 35 Disney workers arrested in child sex stings Friday Five Superhighways Broken Signs Denmark Sex Industry Theme Park Employees Caught in Sex Stings, Child Porn... Read more →

CNBNews Comics:
JEROME by Dave Wolfe

Vol. I No. 5 (July 27, 2014) Editors Note: Every Sunday evening at 7 pm we will post a weekly comic strip on CNBNews provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 13. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click on the image to enlarge) Related articles CNBNews Comics: JEROME... Read more →

Ex- Airport Baggage Handler Sentenced to 11- Years for Participating in Drug Conspiracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2014 PHILADELPHIA – James Mickens, 30, of Philadelphia was sentenced today to 11 years in prison for his participation in a large scale drug organization. Between February 2010 and July 2011, Mickens, a former US Airways baggage claim handler at the Philadelphia International Airport, used his Airport secured access card to smuggle hundreds of thousands of dollars in drug proceeds through the Airport, in order to avoid detection by law... Read more →

U.S. Judge hands Watchdog a Victory over VA Governor’s Green-car Company

Posted By Will Swaim On July 24, 2014 Part 73 of 73 in the series Terry McAuliffe - Carmogul [1] [2] HIT THE ROAD: Virginia Gov. McAuliffe, in one of his Green Tech Automotive electric vehicle prototypes. A judge threw out GreenTech’s libel case against Watchdog. By Will Swaim | A U.S. judge in Mississippi on Thursday threw out an $85-million lawsuit in which an electric car company founded by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe... Read more →

Easton Woman Charged In Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIA PA (July 25, 2014)Felicia Anne Straub, 41, of Easton, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, was charged Tuesday by information with three counts of wire fraud, one count of aggravated identity theft, and one count of tax evasion announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The information alleges that between September 5, 2006, and December 26, 2010, Straub as the former office manager of Financial Adjuster’s, Inc. misappropriated FAI funds of at least $561,579.39, which she used for... Read more →

Letters: A Win for Free Speech

Dear Mr. Cleary, More than a year ago, a company founded by Terry McAuliffe – the Clintons’ former chief fundraiser and now the governor of Virginia – slapped the Franklin Center with an $85 million libel lawsuit. On Thursday, July 24, a federal judge in Mississippi threw out the entire lawsuit. Our investigation into GreenTech Automotive and into McAuliffe’s role with the company, which he used to launch his candidacy for governor, started when one... Read more →

Pennsylvania Takes Legal Action Against 8 Home Improvement Contractors

July 24, 2014 HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced that the Office of Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection filed eight legal actions involving home improvement contractors in counties across the Commonwealth including, Allegheny, Dauphin, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Susquehanna, Warren, and Westmoreland. Combined, the contractors agreed or were ordered to pay a total of more than $130,400 in consumer restitution and civil penalties. The legal actions include five Assurances of Voluntary Compliance... Read more →

Support Tom Flynn and Gloucester Catholic in Gloucester County Dancing with the Stars Taping

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Support Tom Flynn and Gloucester Catholic in Gloucester County Dancing with the Stars Tapings on July 29! Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School will be represented in the 2014 edition of the Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce’s “Dancing With the Gloucester County Stars” mega fund-raiser. Tapings begin July 29 at Auletto's in Almonesson and continue August 12, with the finals on September 25. Flynn will represent Gloucester Catholic among the six charities taking... Read more →

What Do Deer Hunts and Tanning Beds Have in Common? | CREW

Citizens for Responsible Ethics in Washington (CREW) press release By CREW Staff Last April, the captive deer industry, which consists of deer breeders, farmers, and hunting preserve operators, was facing a public relations crisis. The Indianapolis Star had just published an 18-month investigationthat found “the industry costs taxpayers millions of dollars, compromises long-standing wildlife laws, endangers wild deer and undermines the government's multibillion-dollar effort to protect livestock and the food supply.” The deer breeders needed... Read more →

$110,000 Reward Offered for information About Carjackers Who Killed 3 Children in Philly

Philadelphia Police Department (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PHILADELPHIA PA (July 25,2014)--The Philadelphia Police Department is SEEKING THE PUBLIC'S HELP in regards to a deadly carjacking/hit and run that took place today at 11:22 AM at the intersection of ALLEGHENY and GERMANTOWN Aves. An adult female was carjacked by a ONE HISPANIC MALE and ONE BLACK MALE while inside of her WHITE TOYOTA 4Runner SUV at the 2500 block of NORTH 6TH STREET. The offenders drove the... Read more →

Taylor Yurcaba, Age 17 of Brooklawn

press release July 24, 2014 Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Brooklawn Police Chief Fran McKinney are seeking the public’s assistance in finding a 17-year-old from Brooklawn. Taylor Yurcaba was last seen at home at 10 p.m. Wednesday. She is described as standing 5-feet-8-inches, weighing between 140 and 160 pounds. She may be in possession of a navy blue duffle bag with “Beaches” written on it. Anyone with information on Taylor’s whereabouts is urged... Read more →

Lindenwold PD Raid Arborwood Complex, Six Suspects Arrested on Various Drug Related Charges

LINDENWOLD POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE Execution of three Simultaneous Narcotics Search Warrants in Arborwood LINDENWOLD NJ 07/24/2014-- The Lindenwold Police Department executed three search warrants in the Arborwood Complex simultaneously with the assistance of several other Law Enforcement Agencies. The search warrants were a result of investigations into the distributions of narcotics (CDS) from apartment units in the 1700, 1800 and 2800 Buildings. As a result of the investigations and search warrants six people were... Read more →

Two dead, including child, after carjacking and crash in Tioga |

The current Action News title card (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Friday, July 25, 2014 TIOGA (WPVI) --Two people, a 10-year-old child and an adult, were killed and another five people were injured after a carjacking led to a crash late Friday morning in the Tioga section of Philadelphia. One of those injured is also a child. The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Germantown Avenue and West Allegheny. Police say it began when... Read more →

Philadelphia Suspect Charged with 4 Bank Robberies

Daniel Connelly, 28, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment with committing four bank robberies, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment alleges that on June 14, 2014, Connelly robbed the 3rd Federal Bank, at 2601 Orthodox Street, in Philadelphia, and stole $1,625; on June 19, 2014, he robbed the Republic Bank, at 7300 Frankford Avenue, in Philadelphia, and stole $940; on June 24, 2014, he attempted to rob Viriva Community Credit... Read more →

Enforcer’ For Atlantic City ‘Dirty Block’ Gang Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison

‘FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2014 CAMDEN, N.J. - An Atlantic City, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 151 months in prison for engaging in a conspiracy to distribute heroin with a criminal street gang – the “Dirty Block” – which used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the city’s illegal drug trade, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. Shaamel Spencer, a/k/a “Buck,” 30, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph E.... Read more →