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Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant Ryan M. Pitts

By Lisa Ferdinando Army News Service WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 – President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts during a White House ceremony yesterday. President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts at the White... Read more →


Local Students Earn Degrees from the University of New Haven

WEST HAVEN, CT (07/28/2014)(readMedia)-- The following students graduated from the University of New Haven on May 18, 2014: Gregory Bode of Swedesboro, NJ. Gregory Bode of Swedesboro, NJ. Nicole Caputo of Marlton, NJ. William Clements of Pennsauken, NJ. William Clements of Pennsauken, NJ. Brooke Fisher of Erial, NJ. Megan Hinkson of... 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... Read more →


WASABI GINGER, DANGEROUS HEREFORD INLET BEACH, LOCAL POSTAL WORKER OFF TO JAIL

CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS: By William E. Cleary Sr. Meneko Spigner McBeth of Westville NJ...photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Frito-Lay/AP Images) AREA RESIDENT VYING FOR POTATO CHIP PRIZE—Westville’s Meneko Spigner McBeth is one of four finalists in the Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" contest. She was selected from the more than... Read more →


CNBNEWS Weekly Stats 21 July - 27 July 2014

Gloucestercitynews.net - 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... Read more →


Citizen Goes Extra Mile for Justice, While Government Hides Suspect | Watchdog.org

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. — Roxane Stillman is a 62-year-old kidney cancer survivor with a heavy sense of right and wrong. With her righteous indignation driving her on, the rural Madison woman two weeks ago found herself chasing down an alleged vandal perhaps more than 30 years... Read more →


American Hero: Pfc. Donnell A. Hamilton, Jr., 20, of Kenosha, Wisconsin | cnbnews.net

English: 5th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia (Photo credit: Wikipedia) July 25, 2014 DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Donnell A. Hamilton, Jr., 20, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, died July 24, at Brooke Army Medical Center,... Read more →


Tips on Lightning Safety During the Summer Sports Season

Lightning Strike (Photo credit: Wikipedia) SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As outdoor sports heat-up local fields, it is important that parents, coaches and children take precautions when it comes to weather. Lightning – which is very common during this time of year — causes an average of 62 deaths... Read more →


NEW JERSEY AMERICAN LEGION STATE FINALS GAME RESULTS | cnbnews.net

2014 State Finals Starts Saturday, July 26, 2014 Location - Moody Park, Ewing, NJ Jul 26/Sat 10:00 AM Game 1 Brooklawn 72 -11 vs Hightstown 148- 0 DH Game 2 Flemington 159- 2 vs North Warren 258 -0 4:00 PM Game 3 Wayne 174- 0 vs Ewing 314- 11 DH Game... Read more →


22-Year-Old Camden Man Shot and Killed

PRESS RELEASE JULY 27, 2014 CAMDEN CITY NJ-- Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide in the city Saturday night. Nhat Tran, M/22, of Camden, was found shot in a tan Nissan Sentra about 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of 34th and... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


1,500 children in U.S. illegally have been placed with N.J. sponsors this year | NJ.com

More than 1,500 unaccompanied children who entered the U.S. illegally have been placed with sponsors in New Jersey this year, federal officials announced Thursday. New statistics released by the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families show 1,504 unaccompanied children were placed in the state from Jan.... 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 | Watchdog.org... Read more →


N.J. pays $150K to man injured in crash with drunk State Police detective

By Christopher Baxter | The Star-Ledger The state Attorney General's Office has agreed to pay $150,000 to a Philadelphia man who was injured in a pre-dawn car crash in 2009 involving a State Police vehicle, and then kept in the dark for two years about the identity of the trooper who... 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... Read more →


Gov.'s Travel Record Case Goes to Court on Tuesday

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog Gov. Chris Christie’s lawyers won’t be allowed to escape a court date next week in a lawsuit brought by a New Jersey Watchdog reporter over records of the governor’s travel paid by outside organizations. Judge Mary C. Jacobson denied the state’s request Thursday to... Read more →


Home › News & Media › Headlines › Press Releases › Record-Setting Crowds Visit Cooperstown on Induction Eve for Class of 2014

Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, Tony La Russa, Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas and Joe Torre to Be Enshrined Sunday at National Baseball Hall of Fame July 26, 2014 The Hall of Fame Class of 2014 greeting the crowd during the Awards Presentation. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF) (COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.) – The line outside the... Read more →


American Heroes: Sgt. Ben G. Prange, of Hickman, Neb.; and PFC Keith M. Williams, of Visalia, Calif.

July 25, 2014 Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange, 30;Pfc. Keith M. Williams, 19 DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died July 24, in Mirugol Kalay, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the enemy attacked... Read more →


Mike Preston: NFL missed opportunity to send a message with Ray Rice suspension

Related articles Mike Preston On Day One At Ravens Training Camp Scott Garceau: Rice Mistake Leads To Another Andrew Brandt On Training Camps Opening Around The NFL And The Ray Rice Suspension POLL: Does Ray Rice's punishment fit the crime? Read more →


FINAL DEFENDANT SENTENCED IN GLOUCESTER TWP. HOMICIDE

press release July 25 Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo reported the final defendant in a 2013 Gloucester Township homicide was sentenced Friday, July 25. Superior Court Judge Gwendolyn Blue sentenced Joshua Texidor, M/21, of Westampton, to a term of 20 years incarceration in New Jersey state prison for 1st degree... 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.... 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... 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... Read more →


Re: The Attendance Of Pope Francis At The World Meeting Of Families-Philadelphia 2015

emblem of the Papacy: Triple tiara and keys Français : emblème pontifical Italiano: emblema del Papato Português: Emblema papal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In answer to the speculation by several local news outlets that the Pope was coming to Philadelphia in 2015, the Philadelphia Archdiocese on Friday, July 25, released the following... Read more →


'Memoirs Of A Madman' Audio And Video Collections

Ozzy Osbourne inducted into the Birmingham 'Walk of Stars'. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Celebrate The Legacy Of Ozzy Osbourne NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This October, the career of rock icon OZZY OSBOURNE will be celebrated with the Epic Records/Legacy Recordings MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN collections. Due out October 7,... Read more →


Pet Tip of the Week: Canine Lifesaving Techniques(cnbnews.net)

by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) Recently, a dog that was visiting my home began to choke on a treat his owners had given him. When he dropped to his side and began kicking his legs and gasping for air I knew I had to act quickly. I grabbed the dog (he weighed... Read more →


Federal Government Official Arrested for Using a Straw Company to Obtain FHWA Grant Funds

NEWARK, N.J. - The Assistant Division Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), New Jersey Division, was arrested this morning for allegedly using a straw company to get FHWA grant funds he also oversaw as a public official, and for falsifying related federal disclosure documents, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.... 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,... Read more →


Area Students Named to Delaware Valley College Spring 2014 Dean List

DOYLESTOWN, PA (07/23/2014)(readMedia)-- Dr. Bashar Hanna, Delaware Valley College's vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, announced that the following students have been honored for academic achievement by being named to the spring 2014 Dean's List. Jessica Barner of Laurel Springs, NJ Jacob Boehret of Cape May, NJ... 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... Read more →


Police Arrest Suspect Involved in Hit and Run

CAMDEN CITY NJ (July 24, 2014)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported an man has been charged with a hit and run this weekend that killed a Camden man. Jose Sosa, M/61, of Camden, was charged Wednesday night with Leaving the Scene of a Fatal... Read more →


MISSING:
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.... Read more →


Bank Robbery at Susquehanna Patriot, Two subjects in hoodies and masks

MOORESTOWN TOWNSHIP NJ (July 25, 2014)--The Susquehanna Patriot Bank, 501 S. Lenola Rd. was robbed today (7/25/14) at 12:15pm by two male subjects wearing gloves, hoodies and ski type masks. One hoodie was black and the other was purple. The subjects vaulted the counter and demanded money. An as yet undetermined... Read more →


CCPD Officer of the Week, Marcus Matthews

Posted on July 22, 2014 by CCPD The Camden County Police Department is proud to recognize the outstanding work of Officer Marcus Matthews, the latest Officer of the Week. Officer Matthews joined the department a year ago and is assigned to the Neighborhood Response Team in the city’s Second District. At... Read more →


Operation Predator Alert II Nabs 14 Suspects, Six Suspects Are South Jersey Residents | cnbnews

TRENTON NJ--Six of the 14 suspects arrested in Operation Predator Alert II are from South Jersey. They include: Michael Van Cullin, 30, Monroeville Andrew Schreiner, 28, Williamstown Armando Nortez, 38, Egg Harbor Twp. Jonathan S. Fink, 41, Cherry Hill Michael Parker, 55, of Pennsauken Daniel Allen Corda, 46, of Bellmawr The... Read more →


THE RIVERSHARKS, SYFY TO HOST ‘SHARKNADO’ SCREENING JULY 26th

Camden Riversharks (Photo credit: Wikipedia) CAMDEN, N.J. - The Camden Riversharks, in conjunction with Syfy, will host a special screening of 'Sharknado' on their videoboard after the game on Saturday, July 26th at 5:35pm. The screening will be in anticipation of 'Sharknado 2: The Second One,' which premires on July 30... Read more →