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JEROME by Dave Wolfe

Vol. I No. 10 (August 31 , 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) SWING SUMMER Related articles CNBNews Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe CNBNews Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe CNBNews Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe GoComics Staff Pick: Richard's Poor Almanac by... Read more →

Sgt. Zacharie G. Hirshorn, age 30, of Gloucester City, Served in the Military, NRA Member

On August 29, 2014. Age 30. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of Melissa L. Hirshorn (nee Paonessa). Cherished father of Avoryanna Monet, Mieka Sarie, Jordan Roland and Emily Grace Hirshorn. Devoted, loved and honored son of Arthur E. Hirshorn, Jr. (Sharon) and Cheryl Carr (Harvey). Dear brother of Dr. A. Elliot Hirshorn, III (Karla), Michael Harrold, II (Jenna) and Richard Harrold (Tiffany). Cherished maternal grandson of George H. Thompson and the late Gail Thompson. Cherished paternal grandson of the late Dr. Arthur E. Hirshorn and the late Anna M. Wallace Hirshorn. Loving son-in-law of Anthony and Patricia Pusateri and Joseph... Read more →

Sound Off: Police are 'militarized' for a reason

In The Washington Times editorial "When cops play soldier" (Web, Aug. 15) the writer proclaims, "[P]olice departments don't need the arms of an army." This sweeping statement comes as a reaction to events in Ferguson, Mo., but ignores the truths about violent crime in the United States. In an infamous bank robbery in Los Angeles in… LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Read more →

A Nail Polish That Can Detect Date Rape Drugs

It is a problem that plagues college campuses across the US to a mind-boggling degree. Female students face the threat of rape and sexual assault in the college environment to such an extent that some describe it as a fact of life, a reality that girls reluctantly enter into. In response, four male students have created… Read more →

SJ Catholics Organize Mission to Uganda

Local Catholics organize mission to Uganda Dr. Joe Dobrosky holds a child during a medical mission to Uganda. The trip was organized by the Friends of Father Vincent, a nonprofit organization started by parishioners of St. Charles Borromeo, Sicklerville. In June, the Friends of Father Vincent, a South Jersey group, led a medical mission to Paidha, Uganda, bringing more than $10,000 worth of medicine and medical supplies to the community. Led by Dick and Marie Schmitt of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Sicklerville, the non-profit organization provided medical supplies that were purchased with funds from donations and fundraisers. Three doctors,... Read more →

OP-ED: Chicago thugs, beware - an armed citizenry

Al Capone made Chicago famous as the headquarters of Crime Inc., and the tradition endures. Chicago is one of America's most dangerous cities. More people were murdered in Chicago last year than in any other city in America, but the politicians still haven't come to terms with reality. The only advice they have to the law-abiding… Read more →

Manhattan DA probes secret settlement between Port Authority, seaport company

HACKENSACK, N.J.—The Manhattan District Attorney's Office is investigating a secret $25 million legal settlement between the Port Authority and a politically connected seaport company that excused $15 million in unpaid rent at the docks in Brooklyn and Newark and handed over $10 million of public money to cover other debts. Prosecutors have sent the Port Authority… Read more →

CNBNews ARCHIVES July 2008:

Fellow Catholics Should Unite As One

Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Petition Ask Bishop Galante to Keep St.Anne's Church Open! Recently Bishop Joseph A. Galante had announced that many of the Catholic Churches of the Camden Diocese were to be merged or closed all together. I started a petition drive for St. Anne's Church in Westville that collected more than 800 signatures. I personally delivered these petitions myself to the Bishops office. Of course I was met before I could approach by security. I was however politely told without an appointment I could not enter the building. The guard was extremely polite and offered to deliver... Read more →

Three Pennsylvania Men, Suspected Child Predators, Arrested During Undercover Investigation

press release HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of three Pennsylvania men on unrelated charges as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing and distribution of child pornography. The latest arrests occurred over the past week in Allegheny and Philadelphia counties. click on thumbnail for larger image Daniel Stewart Barry Burton Kareann Moss Daniel Stewart According to the criminal complaint, Daniel Stewart, 29, 408 Sharon Road, Apt. 104 A, Coraopolis, Allegheny County, used a peer-to-peer network in order to make files - containing prepubescent children engaged in graphic sexual acts - available for... Read more →

CNB Hunting & Fishing News: DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: Aug. 19-25

English: The eastern entrance to the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal at Reedy Point, Delaware. Fort Dupont State park is at the right. The Reedy Point Bridge, carrying Delaware State Route 9, is visible in the distance. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hopper dredge McFarland is exiting the channel. View is to the east. The channel entrance is located on the Delaware River in New Castle County, Delaware, USA. IMO Number: 7739856 MMSI Number: 338997000 Callsign: AEGB Length: 100 m Beam: 24 m (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release Reminder for week: Follow safe boating practices, especially on busy holiday weekends... Read more →

Volunteers encouraged to sign up now for 2014 Delaware Coastal Cleanup

Marine debris on a Hawaii beach. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) DOVER (Aug. 28, 2014) – There’s still time to sign up for the 28th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 20. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to pre-register on the DNREC website to ensure enough supplies are packed for each site. To pre-register, go Pre-registration will close on Monday, Sept. 9 at close of business. Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the cleanup spans the First State’s 97-mile eastern coastline and includes river and ocean shorelines... Read more →

The Sports Illustrated College Football Tailgate Tour 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Time Inc's Sports Illustrated and GoRVing have teamed up for the second consecutive year to produce a 10-city tour of college campuses and stadiums in celebration of two of America's great pastimes: Tailgating and RVing. The Sports Illustrated College Football Tailgate Tour presented by GoRVing launches Saturday, August 30 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas where the defending national champion and pre-season No. 1 team in America the Florida StateSeminoles face the Oklahoma State Cowboys. An array of world-renowned chefs and football stars will make appearances at each tour stop where fans can... Read more →

LETTERS to the ED: Senate President on the Importance of Labor Day |

To the Editor: As we enjoy time with our families during this holiday weekend, it is also important to remember what Labor Day represents. It’s about the struggle of people in this country to have safe working conditions and good wages. It’s about fighting for things in New Jersey like Paid Family Leave and an increase in the minimum wage. Organized labor has made significant strides in the last century, which we will proudly recognize during Peter J. McGuire Day. And we also recognize the contributions of Paterson’s own Matthew Maguire. But there is always more that can be done.... Read more →

Pet Tip of the Week: Puppy Mouthing (

by Dawn Watson ( Mouthing, when applied to a dog’s behavior, is the application of teeth onto flesh without the intent to do harm. As puppies, dogs are taught appropriate behavior by their mothers. If a puppy should mouth its mother, the mother would put an end to the behavior by scruffing the puppy (grabbing it by its skin at the top of the neck). However, most dogs are removed from their mother and litter mates before the age of 12 weeks and the teaching of good manners is left up to the human that purchases or adopts the dog.... Read more →

Consumers Warned About Credit Card Phone Scams

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today alerted Pennsylvania consumers to be aware and ready for a recent phone scam that has been very active in the Commonwealth involving phone calls regarding a phony "hold" on the consumer's credit or debit card account. "It is important that consumers be proactive and educated about scams like these that threaten their financial and personal security," Attorney General Kane said. "You can protect yourself by staying calm and not rushing to act, which is exactly what these scammers hope you do." In the last few weeks, the Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer... Read more →

CNBNews 2008 Archives:

Floating Docks Installed at Freedom Pier

By WILLIAM E. CLEARY SR GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Finally after decades of promises there are some positive signs happening at the former Coast Guard Base, King Street and the Delaware River, Gloucester City. The Coast Guard Base was vacated in 1987. And several years later the federal government gave the deed to the City of Gloucester City. And there the base has set for nearly 15 years. Each election some politician running for office would announce a grandiose plan for the site but nothing much came of those promises but more development studies. PHOTO: FLOATING DOCKS enlarge click. This past... Read more →


Atlantic City (NJ) - The boardwalk in a rainy day (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Get Your Season Tickets, Individual Night Tickets and Parade Tickets Witness every minute of the 2015 Miss America Competition with season tickets to the highly anticipated, multi-night event. Season tickets are on sale now and include admission to all 3 preliminary competitions at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 9; Wednesday, September 10; and Thursday, September 11; as well as admission to the final night of competition on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, broadcast live on ABC. Season tickets may be purchased on Read more →


Spruce Street Harbor Park will remain open daily through Sunday, September 28. (Photo by Matt Stanley courtesy Delaware River Waterfront Corporation) PHILADELPHIA PA--Due to popular demand, Spruce Street Harbor Park will remain open for one more month, through Sunday, September 28. The oasis provides the centerpiece for Spruce Street Harbor Park. Located in the Marina at Penn’s Landing, just north of the Olympia and the Becuna, this installation consists of three landscaped barges, the Blue Anchor, net lounge and floating gardens. Barges: Three 80’ x 30’ barges were transformed into a floating oasis with the help of family-owned Hays Tug... Read more →

CNBNews Archives July 2008:

RxD Pharmacy Leaves Gloucester City

Saturday, July 26, 2008 By Stephen N. Roche The RXD Pharmacy at 525 Monmouth St. closed for good on Tuesday, July 22, according to pharmacist and store manager Al Zeises, interviewed by the News on July 16. The store was across the street from the Comcast office left vacant when it moved to Audubon this past spring, as soon as Comcast's contract with Gloucester City expired. Zeises was in his 21st year at the pharmacy, which he said opened several years before he arrived there, replacing the old Quality Drug store at the site. RXD will also close three stores... Read more →

Police Seek Your Help with Murder Investigation

New Jersey State Police (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Fairfield Township, N.J. - New Jersey State Police detectives from the Major Crime Unit and Bridgeton Station are seeking the public’s help with the homicide investigation of Jennifer Cruz-Chavez, 37, of Bridgeton, N.J. On Sunday, August 24, at approximately 4:35 p.m., troopers responded to Buckshutem Road in the area of milepost 4 for the report of a body being discovered by hunters in a wooded area located just off of the roadway. The victim was pronounced deceased at 6:26 p.m. before being taken to Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point, N.J. On Monday,... Read more →


Common Pheasant (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Now is the time to register Hunter-Trapper Education graduates for organized hunts. Junior hunters who want to take part in a special pheasant hunt just for them need to make their reservations now, while spots remain open. Information on Junior Pheasant Hunt events statewide is available at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's website,, and those looking to participate in an upcoming hunt can register online. Time is of the essence, however. The events are starting to fill, and some already have waiting lists. Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough said Junior Pheasant Hunts are... Read more →

New York City to Western PA Drug Ring Busted

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced that the Office of Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigations (BNI) in a joint investigation with the Pennsylvania State Police Drug Law Enforcement Division has broken up a $1 million dollar drug distribution ring that operated between New York City and Western Pennsylvania. click on thumbnail for larger image Peris Smith Dabrielle Dawkins Rafael "Ralphie" Ramirez Marcos Ordonez Charles Pratt Dominique McElvy Dawan Lockett Evidence and testimony regarding the alleged drug trafficking was presented to a statewide investigating grand jury, which recommended the criminal charges being filed against the seven individuals... Read more →

Phillies president on medical leave

David Montgomery, the Phillies' president and CEO since 1997, will take a medical leave of absence amid a tumultuous time for the franchise. Former general manager Pat Gillick, the architect of the 2008 world-champion Phillies, will assume Montgomery's duties, the team said Thursday. Montgomery, 68, underwent surgery to remove cancer from his jawbone in May. He… Gillick in charge of Phillies Related articles Phillies president David Montgomery takes leave of absence, Pat Gillick assumes role An Open Letter to Phillies President David Montgomery Phillies president undergoes cancer surgery Read more →

Oceanside beach at the Point to reopen for Labor Day weekend

piping plover nesting area (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Eight piping plover chicks fledged this season at Cape Henlopen, beachnesting bird monitors report LEWES (Aug. 27, 2014) – With beachnesting bird season winding down and migratory shorebirds passing through, beachnesting bird monitors reported that six pairs of piping plovers fledged eight chicks this season, four on the Point and four at Gordons Pond at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes. Two of this season’s nesting plovers might stand as evidence supporting long-held speculation among biologists that plovers that nest in Delaware will return to breed here again in the future. In the... Read more →

Chicago crime rate drops as concealed carry gun permit applications surge

An 86-year-old Illinois man with a concealed carry permit fired his weapon at an armed robbery suspect fleeing police last month, stopping the man in his tracks and allowing the police to make an arrest. Law enforcement authorities described the man as "a model citizen" who "helped others avoid being victims" at an AT&T store outside… Read more →


Certain parts from harvested cervids cannot be brought back into Commonwealth. The thousands of Pennsylvania hunters who soon will be heading off to hunt big game in other states can do their share to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease in the Commonwealth. Those who hunt out-of-state are reminded that Pennsylvania prohibits importing specific carcass parts from members of the deer family – including mule deer, elk and moose – from 21 states and two Canadian provinces. The parts ban affects hunters who harvest deer, elk or moose in: Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland (only from CWD Management Area),... Read more →

Woodbridge Man Sentenced to Prison for Performing Unlicensed Asbestos Abatement at Schools and Homes

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a Woodbridge man was sentenced to state prison today for performing unsafe asbestos work at numerous schools and homes through his unlicensed business. He previously admitted that he released hazardous asbestos dust and debris at a daycare center in Union County. William T. Muzzio Jr., 52, of Woodbridge, was sentenced to five years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Scott J. Moynihan in Union County. Muzzio pleaded guilty on March 10 to a second-degree charge of unlawful release of a toxic pollutant and a third-degree charge of violating the... Read more →

CNB Hunting & Fishing News: Maryland 2014-15 Early Migratory Game Bird Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the 2014-2015 early migratory game bird hunting seasons. Dove season marks the traditional start of hunting activity each year in Maryland. Dove, split seasonFirst Season: September 1 – October 11 Second Season: November 1 – 28 Third Season: December 26 – January 15 Woodcock, split seasonFirst Season: October 31 – November 28Second Season: January 16 – 31 Early resident Canada goose season* Eastern zone: September 1 – 15Western zone: September 1 – 25 *Hunters are allowed to use shotguns capable of holding more than three shotshells, and shooting hours are extended to one-half... Read more →

CITY HISTORY: Restaurant to join Gloucester City in bid to revive its seafaring flavor

Aug 11, 2008 Jed Weisberger/Special to the Business Journal GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. — A seasonal rock-lobster-type eatery with outdoor seating has been proposed as the first new restaurant to be opened at the Freedom Pier as part of the city’s plan to transform its waterfront into an Irish village-themed destination. The venue, to be called Paddy O’D’s, was proposed by Pat O’Donnell, whose family owned O’Donnell’s Restaurant on Broadway for 65 years before he sold it. The restaurant is scheduled to open April 1. “I’m all with what the city is trying to do,” said O’Donnell, who presently manages the... Read more →

CNB Hunting & Fishing News: Maryland Archery Deer Season Opens Statewide September 5

English: White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus borealis), female with tail up, Shirley's Bay, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia) MARYLAND--Archery hunting for white-tailed deer opens statewide on September 5, 2014 and continues through January 31, 2015. As a reminder, there is a statewide bag limit for bucks, but the antlerless deer bag limits differ between the two Deer Management Regions. New this year, in Region A hunters may take only two antlerless deer for the license year. Also new, an antler point restriction institutes that a hunter may not harvest more than two white-tailed deer within the yearly bag limit that... Read more →

CNBNEWS 2008 Archives:

Mayor Gorman v. Gloucester City

Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2008 The Legal Squabble That Began With a $42 MVV Has Ended By William E. Cleary Sr. GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--A four year legal battle between the City of Gloucester City and former Mayor Robert Gorman has concluded. Mayor and City Council were informed at the July 17th caucus meeting that a decision ruling against Gorman was decided by the NJ Government Records Council (GRC) at their June meeting. The documents involve with the case number 100 pages or more. As for the cost to taxpayers in legal fees over the four year period it is not... Read more →

'I'm dying,' jogger gasped after dogs attacked

The jogger who was mauled to death in July by two large dogs on a rural road in Michigan was bitten at least eight times and knew, as he lay bleeding in a ditch, that he was dying, even as frantic neighbors tried to save him. Craig Sytsma, 46, had run a little over a mile… Read more →

Obituary: Patricia A. Gerasimoff of Runnemede

(February 20, 1952 - August 25, 2014) Patricia A. Gerasimoff (nee McNasby), on August 25, 2014, of Runnemede. Age 62. Beloved wife of Edward. Patricia was born in North Philadelphia and raised and married in New Jersey. She was a cashier at Acme in Runnemede. There will be visitation from 10 to 11am Saturday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial Service 11am at the funeral home. Interment private. Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in Patricia’s memory to Lighthouse Hospice, 1040 N. Kings Hwy., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 or to The MDS Foundation, 4573 S. Broad... Read more →

Boating Restrictions in Effect at Deal Island and Fairmount WMAs this Hunting Season

English: crop of File:Bgforhunting.jpg Taken by Dr. F Eugene Hester. Picture supplied by Fish and Wildlife Service Website. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) CNB HUNTING AND FISHING NEWS MARYLAND--The use of motorized boats, except those powered by electric motors, will again be prohibited at the Deal Island andFairmount Wildlife Management Area (WMA) impoundments this hunting season, October 1 through March 31. DNR established the regulation last year to make these areas more appealing to birds, thus creating a better hunting area. “Our hope was that these changes increase the number of days that ducks can utilize the impoundments on both areas... Read more →



August 19, 2014 by Mark Newge Maryland law enforcement agencies conducted more than 6,500 SWAT raids over the last four fiscal years. Maryland law enforcement agencies that maintain a special weapons and tactics unit are required by law to report specific action and deployment data to the Maryland Statistical Analysis Center, within the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention. The reports were mandated into law in 2009 in the wake of the Prince George’s County Police Department’s mistaken SWAT raid on the home of Berwyn Heights, Mayor Cheye Calvo, which resulted in in Calvo’s two black Labrador retrievers dead... Read more →

Crime: Bridgeton Police Seek Murder Suspect

BRIDGETON NJ--Bridgeton police said warrants have been signed charging a 22-year-old Fairfield Twp. man with murder and weapons offenses for the Aug. 11th death of a Cohansey St. woman as part of an investigation conducted by local police and detectives from the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office. Ralph Peter Jamison, with a last known address of East Ave., is charged with murder, aggravated assault with a firearm, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon on complaints signed by Det. Jeff Bordley, according to Capt. Michael Gaimari. Gaimari would not release any further details on the... Read more →


TRENTON - The Christie Administration, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and environmental and academic partners, has launched an $8 million pilot project that will evaluate the effectiveness of a new process that uses clean dredge materials to restore salt marshes to make coastal communities more resilient against future storms. The project will also study the benefits of using this approach to create a much-needed option for disposal of materials dredged from waterways to keep them navigable. It will also create habitat for endangered wildlife. "We are very excited about this project and believe it has the... Read more →


CNB NOTE: link submitted by John Branin. If you have an interesting story, a chuckle, a video you like to share send it to [email protected] In case you didn’t hear this in your church, temple, synagogue, mosque or other religious institution this weekend. Related articles CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: The Champions! Brooklawn ACES Winner of the CCEL Trophy ClearysNoteBook: Gloucester City Headlines for October 16th Read more →

GUEST COMMENTARY: The Media Says Nothing About the 1,000's Killed in Shootings Everyday

ANALYSIS/OPINION: In the past few weeks, the mainstream media have been consumed with the tragic events that continue to unfold in Ferguson, Missouri. An unarmed 18-year-old American named Michael Brown was shot at least six times by a Ferguson police officer. Needless to say, the media has a lot to talk about. A white police officer… Related articles Michael Brown to be laid to rest Protesters in Washington focus on Ferguson Missouri Read more →

Technical Issue with Issuing of Red Light Violations in Gloucester Township, Police Say

Automated Traffic Solutions (ATS) experienced technical issues with the issuing of red light violation notices for some offenses that occurred in Gloucester Township between April 30th 2014 and May 23rd 2014. Due to the technical issue, drivers did not receive the violation notice within the required 90 day time period. The State Judiciary is therefore requiring that affected violations be administratively dismissed. The Gloucester Township Municipal Court has received from the State Judiciary, the list of red light summons that are to be dismissed. Those affected do not have to do anything as the summons will be administratively dismissed and... Read more →

Former Audubon Park Mayor Donald "Mickey" Pennock Succumbs; Funeral Services Thursday

Donald M. Pennock (August 4, 1934 - August 24, 2014) Donald M. “Mickey” Pennock, on August 24, 2014, of Audubon Park. Age 80. Beloved husband of Joan (nee Ketterer). Devoted father of Donald Pennock (Elaine), Larry Pennock (Dawn), Patty Farley (Joseph), Linda Pennock and Michael Pennock (Colleen). Loving grandfather of Joseph, Scott, Christopher, Ashley, Dale, Noah and Hunter and great grandfather of Dominick. Dear brother of Charlotte Fallon, Harry Pennock and Sandra Brunges. Also survived by his brother-in-law James Ketterer and many nieces and nephews. Mickey proudly served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean War. He served... Read more →

CHUCKLES: ID ten T error

CNB NOTE: below submitted by Bonnie Flegler , if you have an interesting story, a chuckle, a video you like to share send it to [email protected] +++++ As we Silver Surfers know, sometimes we have trouble with our computers. Yesterday, I had a problem, so I called Georgie, the 11- year- old next door, whose bedroom looks like Mission Control, and asked him to come over. Georgie clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem. As he was walking away, I called after him, 'So, what was wrong? He replied, 'It was an ID ten T error.' I didn't... Read more →

CNBNews Weekly Stats Report: Aug. 18 - Aug 24 Weekly Stats Report: 18 Aug - 24 Aug 2014 Project: URL: 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 visits and first time visits - all your visitors. Page Load - The number of times your page has been visited. Weekly... Read more →

CRIME: Ocean View man charged with theft at Delaware Seashore State Park

An old Coast Guard Patrol boat in drydock at the Delaware Seashore State Park Marina. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) REHOBOTH BEACH (Aug. 25, 2014) – Following an investigation into a criminal mischief case at Delaware Seashore State Park, DNREC Natural Resources Police, Delaware State Parks Enforcement rangers on Aug. 22 arrested Bryce L. Coviello, 26, of Ocean View. He was charged with 16 counts of misdemeanor theft under $1,000, 16 counts of misdemeanor conspiracy to commit theft, and one felony count of possession of burglary tools. A second arrest in the case is pending, according to Parks Enforcement Chief Wayne Kline.... Read more →

CNB Guest Commentary: Garbage Data In, Garbage Data Out

Volume XVI No.34: August 22, 2014 Taxpayers for Common Sense Prior to taking office as President, one of Senator Obama’s major accomplishments was the enactment of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA), a bill he co-authored with Oklahoma Republican Senator Coburn. The legislation created, a web portal for information about government grants and contracts. But a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) reportreminds us that bad data well-presented is still bad data - it just looks better. The GAO report found that agencies failed to report $619 billion worth of grants and loans in 2012, almost 20 percent... Read more →

Jackie Robinson West falls 8-4 in Little League final

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Jackie Robinson West was looking to make history its story Sunday when it faced Seoul, South Korea for the Little League World Series championship. But the team from Chicago's South Side fell short in an 8-4 defeat in front of an announced crowd of 28,671 at Lamade Stadium, which is nestled in… Read more →

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: Aug. 12-18

English: A RORO ship passes underneath the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Lift Bridge. The bridge carries a single railroad track across the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal in New Castle County, Delaware, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) DOVER, DELAWARE(Aug. 22, 2014) – To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents between Aug. 12-18 made 1,299 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 339 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks.... Read more →

St. Louis Dispatch: Majority Members on Michael Brown Grand Jury are White

The grand jury examining the case of the shooting death of a black teen, Michael Brown, by a while police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 9 is primarly comprised of white jurors, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday. The panel comprises one black man, two black women; and six white men and three white women.… Related articles Questions, answers about Missouri grand juries Ferguson Shooting Case: Michael Brown Grand Jury Is 9 White, 3 Black Members White House sending 3 officials to funeral 3 African-Americans on 12-person grand jury weighing Ferguson shooting case White Men Make Up The Majority... Read more →

22,322 People Have Vanished in Mexico’s Drug War

The number of people who have disappeared since the beginning of the drug war in Mexico has risen to 22,322, Assistant Attorney General Mariana Benitez said Thursday, up from a reported 8,000 in May. Between December 1, 2012, the day Pena Nieto assumed office, and July 31, 13,444 have been located, bringing the number of disappeared… Read more →

Crowdfunding website for embattled Ferguson officer Wilson tops $150,000

An online crowdfunding campaign in support of Darren Wilson, the white police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has raised more than $150,000. The "Support Officer Darren Wilson" page on has surpassed its goal at least four times since its creation Sunday, its organizers said. "We stand behind Officer Darren Wilson… Related articles Darren Wilson Supporters Rally in Ferguson: 'We Are All Darren Wilson' Cash raised for Mo. cop surpasses Brown donations Crowdfunders Raise $225,000 for Cop Who Shot Michael Brown CNN Puts Out APB for #Ferguson Office Darren Wilson GoFundMe defends Ferguson officer fundraising... Read more →