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May 2015

OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Toure Heywood, Georgia State University Police Department

ATLANTA ,GEORGIA May 28, 2015--Police Officer Toure Heywood succumbed to injuries sustained 12 years earlier when he was struck by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop. As he spoke to the occupants of the vehicle a second vehicle struck the first car head-on and then struck him. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in ICU for several days. His health continued to deteriorate as a result of the incident. On May 28th, 2015, he passed away while undergoing organ transplant surgery to replace his stomach, liver, pancreas, upper bowel and lower bowel. Officer Heywood was... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Sergeant Iris Janett Smith, Mississippi Department of Corrections, Mississippi

JACKSON MS (May 25, 2015)--Sergeant Iris Smith was killed in a vehicle collision at approximately 3:15 pm when the prisoner transport van she was driving collided with the back of a tractor trailer on U.S. 49, at J M Tatum Industrial Drive, in Hattiesburg. She was following an ambulance that was transporting an inmate to a local hospital when the crash occurred. Sergeant Smith had served with the Mississippi Department of Corrections for 15 years and was assigned to the South Mississippi Correctional Institution. She is survived by her daughter, mother, brother, and a grandson. Please contact the following agency... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Trooper Taylor Thyfault, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

LAKEWOOD CO (May 23, 2015)--Trooper Taylor Thyfault was struck and killed by a vehicle that was fleeing from other officers. Trooper Thyfault was riding along with a trooper as part of his required training and was at the scene of an unrelated vehicle crash on Colorado Highway 66, near Weld County Road 1. As they conducted their accident investigation, a vehicle pursuit approached their location. The trooper and Trooper Thyfault were deploying stop sticks when the offender swerved struck both of them with his vehicle. Trooper Thyfault was killed and the trooper was critically injured. The driver of the vehicle... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: The Family of New Jersey State Trooper Anthony Raspa Issues Statement

NJ State Trooper Anthony Raspa (photo NJ State Police) ( family of New Jersey State Trooper Anthony Raspa issued the following statement regarding the death of their son. "Today our family lost an incredible son, brother, grandson, cousin, friend and person. Anthony was a phenomenal young man with a heart of gold and a passion for life. While he is no longer physically with us, we are so grateful for the 24 years of love and loyalty we shared with him. Anthony was passionate about law enforcement and took great pride in being a NJ State Trooper. He will forever... Read more →

NJ Human Trafficking Task Force Presents Program to 600 Overbrook High School Students

PINE HILL NJ--On Wednesday, May 27th, Kathleen Friess (Human Trafficking Program Coordinator at the NJ Division of Criminal Justice – Office of the Attorney General) visited Overbrook High School and presented the topic of Human Trafficking to students and staff members. The assembly was approximately 90 minutes, during which Mrs. Friess’ passion for the topic was demonstrated as she captivated the 600+ student and teacher filled auditorium. During the presentation, the audience was reminded that this horrible truth takes place every day in our communities. Mrs. Friess commented, “A victim of Human Trafficking may look like many of the people... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Farewell to Lt. Robert Stavola

This radio farewell can be heard here on GTPD’s YouTube: Effective June 1, 2015 Lt. Stavola will retire after serving 25 years as a Law Enforcement Officer. Lt. Stavola served as a Class I Special Law Enforcement Officer and a Part Time Dispatcher for the Gloucester Township Police Department from 1990-1995, before being hired by the Gloucester Township Police Department. Lt. Stavola has served the Department honorably as a DARE Officer, a Field Training Officer, and was promoted to Sergeant of Police on July 2, 2001, where he served as a Deputy Platoon Commander. Lt. Stavola was promoted to... Read more →

Grand Jury Recommends Charging School District Employee with Conflict of Interest and Perjury

Priscilla Wright allegedly used her position to steer $900,000 in contracts to her friends and family By City Of Philadelphia Philadelphia District Attorney makes arrest and is proceeding with prosecution PHILADELPHIA (May 27, 2015) – Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams today announced that a grand jury has recommended charging Priscilla Wright with Conflict of Interest and Perjury for using her position at the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) to steer a $900,000 contract to her friends and family. In March of 2013, the SDP was in the process of closing 23 schools when it issued a Request for Quotation... Read more →

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter:

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) May 18-24 Reminder for the week: Tautog season closed through July 16, possession prohibited... Read more →

Letters: A big moment for mass surveillance reform

Last weekend, Congress had a chance to reform mass surveillance under the USA Patriot Act. Ultimately it was blocked by a small but powerful minority in the Senate. In 48 hours Congress will take up the issue of mass surveillance again -- and it's our best chance yet to see meaningful reform. The Senate fell just three votes short of advancing real reforms to the NSA's sweeping surveillance programs last weekend. But the fight's not over yet -- and we need to influence just a few votes. Click here to tweet your demand for real reforms so the Senate will... Read more →


May 28, 2015, at 2:32 PM 5/28/2015 | By Dan Guernsey | The Cardinal Newman Society G.K. Chesterton once wisely suggested that a child should not be subjected to an educational philosophy younger than he is. Such wisdom would relegate the Common Core to preschool—and a public preschool at that, but certainly not America’s Catholic schools. In a saner world the Common Core State Standards, which were first unveiled in June 2010, would just be coming out of beta testing in a small-scale study to determine their efficacy. If data proved they were significantly successful, then various states would begin... Read more →

CNB Comics:

JEROME by Dave Wolfe

Vol. I No. 49 (May 31, 2015) Editors Note: Every Sunday morning a we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 14. 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 CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe WELL, THAT HAPPENED: The Golden Age of Women Twitter Q&A with Andrew Paavola of... Read more →

Beau Biden Dies of Brain Cancer; Vice-President Issues Statement /

May 30, 2015 at 9:45pm Vice President Biden late Saturday announced the death of his son Beau Biden. Here is his statement: It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life. The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words. We know that Beau’s spirit will live on in all of us—especially through his brave wife, Hallie, and two remarkable children, Natalie and Hunter. Beau's life was defined by... Read more →

Obituary | Irene J. Beebe of W. Collingswood Heights

Irene J. Beebe (nee Hojlo), on May 28, 2015, formerly of W. Collingswood Heights. Age 93. Beloved wife of the late Edmond. Devoted mother of Diane Lodgson (Wayne), Herbert Beebe (Dolores), and Mary Collins (Terry L.). Loving grandmother of Pauline Sbinault (Jon), Keith Cowgill, Gregory Beebe, Dan Beebe (Andrea), and Dave Beebe (Elisha) and dear great grandmother of Jonny, Mackenzie, and Madelyn. There will be a visitation from 10am to 11am Monday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Service 11am Monday at the funeral home. Interment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Missouri Man Arrested in Bellmawr for Kidnapping and Sexual Assault

BELLMAWR NJ MAY 28, 2015--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Bellmawr Police Chief William Walsh reported a Missouri man is facing charges for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting his estranged girlfriend. Jose C. Amaya-Vasquez, 30, of Kansas City, Mo., is alleged to have kidnapped the 27-year-old mother of his child at knifepoint in the Kansas City area on Saturday. He is also accused of sexually assaulting the victim at a vacant house in Missouri, a motel in Ohio and a motel in Bellmawr. Their 2-year-old daughter was present with them during the alleged crimes. Amaya-Vasquez was arrested in Bellmawr... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Lindenwold Police Search Warrant Yields $3500 Worth of Heroin and Marijuana

LINDENWOLD NJ--On May 27, 2015 Detectives from the Lindenwold Police Department and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Suburban Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at the Belmont Apartments on the White Horse Pike. The search warrant resulted from a month long investigation into the sales of narcotics at that location. The warrant was executed by the Camden County Sheriff’s Department Special Emergency Response Team. The search of the apartment yielded 273 packets of heroin and 41 jars of marijuana (a combined street value of approximately $3500). Also located were many items associated with the packaging and sales of narcotics. The... Read more →

Five Years Since Launch of Common Core, Concerns Remain for Catholic Schools

May 28, 2015, at 3:06 PM 5/28/2015 | By Justin Petrisek, CNS Staff Five years after the official release of the Common Core State Standards on June 2, 2010, The Cardinal Newman Society has released two new reports on the experimental reform and remains convinced that the English language arts (ELA) and mathematics standards by themselves are insufficient and even potentially harmful for Catholic schools, which must keep Christ and the Catholic faith as the true core of education. Even more disconcerting are the many curricula and textbooks that have been labeled “Common Core” but depart from the successful practices... Read more →

Rider University Softball Adds Two

College Softball LAWRENCEVILLE—The Rider University softball team has announced the addition of two players who will continue their athletic and academic careers as members of the class of 2019. Coming to Rider University this fall are Kiera Swank and Ellie Oruska who signed National Letters of Intent (NLIs). Swank, is a 5-8 catcher/outfielder from Bear, Delaware (Caravel Academy) where she was a three-year starter and team captain for the perennial state champions as an All-State honoree. “Kiera has a good bat,” said head coach Tricia Carroll who just completed her 21st season at Rider. “She will definitely fight for playing... Read more →

Deer Crash Causes Death of a NJ State Trooper and the Injury of a Second

May, 30,2015 Upper Freehold Twp, Monmouth County, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police are deeply saddened to report that a troop car accident early this morning resulted in the death of one of the two troopers who were in the vehicle. The Ford Crown Victoria was patrolling eastbound on Interstate 195 when it struck a deer and then ran off the right side of the road into some trees at at 12:48 a.m. today. No other vehicles were involved. The driver, a 24-year-old male trooper who is not being identified yet, was killed in the crash. He was taken... Read more →

Complaints prompt Catholic university to remove statue of priest praying over Indians

by Nathan Rubbelke-Saint Louis University Saint Louis University has removed a statue on its campus depicting a famous Jesuit missionary priest praying over American Indians after a cohort of students and faculty continued to complain the sculpture symbolized white supremacy, racism and colonialism. Formerly placed outside the university’s Fusz Hall in the center of the private Catholic university, the statue will go to the university’s art museum, a building just north of the bustling urban campus. The statue features famous Jesuit Missionary Pierre-Jean De Smet S.J. praying over two American Indians dressed in traditional clothing. Last Monday, just two days... Read more →

North Korea deploys new generation of fast warships / The Telegraph

By Julian Ryall, Tokyo May 28,2015 North Korea has deployed a new generation of high-speed, radar-evading warship designed to infiltrate special forces into South Korean territory. The Very Slender Vessel sits low in the water and is designed to pierce waves instead of riding over them. Capable of travelling at nearly 60 mph, the craft are armed with heavy machine guns and torpedoes, with the JoongAng Ilbo quoting South Korean military officials as saying the ships pose a "new threat" to its security. South Korea first learned that its neighbour was developing VSVs late last year when satellites caught images... Read more →

Norcross Named 2015 Medicare Advantage Champion

Susan and Tom Jelinski presenting Rep. Donald Norcross with Coalition for Medicare Choices’ 2015 Medicare Advantage Champion Award (photo provided) Cherry Hill, NJ – Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ01) was named 2015 Medicare Advantage Champion by the Coalition for Medicare Choices. Presented by longtime Voorhees residents Susan and Tom Jelinski on behalf of the 1.8 million members of the Coalition for Medicare Choices, the award recognizes the Congressman’s commitment to protect Medicare Advantage for the millions of seniors and individuals with disabilities who currently depend on its coverage, as well as his efforts to preserve choice and quality for future beneficiaries.... Read more →

New traffic pattern to be in place for two months on Direct Connect Project

Route 295 northbound lane closures tonight in Bellmawr (Trenton) May 29, 2015-- New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane closures on Route 295 northbound tonight to set up a new traffic pattern as part of the Direct Connect Project in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Friday May 29, NJDOT’s contractor PKF Mark III, Inc. will close two lanes on Route 295 northbound to set up a new traffic pattern to set up a safe work zone. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times. The lanes are scheduled to be reopened by... Read more →

‘Abandoned’ fawns: What you should know – and should not do if you ‘find’ them

DOVER DELWARE (May 28, 2015) – Fawning season for white-tailed deer in Delaware has begun, with most fawns born during the last week of May through the first week of June. Every year at about this time, well-meaning individuals call DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife about “abandoned” fawns, thinking that “doing the right thing” means “saving” these newborns by bringing them home or to a wildlife rehabilitator. Actually, that’s the wrong thing to do, according to Division of Fish & Wildlife Program Manager and biologist Joe Rogerson: “People who remove fawns from the wild may not realize some wildlife... Read more →

Kennedy – Stratford Hospital Staff Volunteer to Beautify Local Landmark

Stratford, NJ --Staff members from Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, NJ – including hospital Chief Administrative Officer Bob Aulicino (4th from right, top row)and Chief Nursing Officer Marianne Kraemer, MSN, RN (4th from left, front row) -- gave up some of their free time over the Memorial Day holiday weekend to beautify the Stratford, NJ, Borough War Memorial at the intersection of Union Avenue and East Laurel Road. The Kennedy – Stratford associates, pictured, decided to undertake this community outreach project to tie with the hospital’s upcoming 50th anniversary celebration, in June 2015. Kennedy Nurse Manager Bill Quick (4thfrom left,... Read more →

FBI Releases New Version of Child ID App

The FBI today is announcing a reboot of its popular Child ID App, which provides parents with an easy way to electronically store their children’s pictures and vital information to have on hand in case their kids go missing. The application, which works on most Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, allows users to store up-to-date images and physical descriptions—like height, weight, birthmarks, etc.—that could help responders in the event of an emergency. The information is stored only on your device—not with your mobile provider or the FBI. The latest version of the Child ID App contains updated features, including... Read more →

A Wonderful Story, Patriot PAWS Service Dogs

Source Big Geek Daddy Click Here to get the Video of the Day A wonderful story from Texas Country Reporter and the work being done to support our Veterans by Lori Stevens and her organization Patriot PAWS. She and her staff spend two years training each service dog at a cost of roughly $30,000 before it is placed with a Veteran at no cost to the Veteran. The Veterans aren’t the only ones who benefit though as a big part of the dogs training is conducted by prison inmates who are able to use their time to do something positive... Read more →


press release The Holy Year of Mercy will be an opportunity to encourage Christians to meet people’s “real needs” with concrete assistance, to experience a “true pilgrimage” on foot, and to send “missionaries of mercy” throughout the world to forgive even the most serious of sins, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella. The yearlong extraordinary jubilee also will include several individual jubilee days, such as for the Roman Curia, catechists, teenagers and prisoners, said the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, the office organizing events for the Holy Year of Mercy. During a news conference at the Vatican May... Read more →

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: Domicans Have A Long History of Service in Gloucester City

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES POSTED Thursday, May 07, 2009 By Lois Staas Most of the history of St. Mary School in Gloucester City is the history of the Order of the Dominican Sisters of the Holy Rosary. With great care and dedication, they have taught the children of Gloucester City for 126 years. In 1873 at the request of Father Egbert Kars, the first four sisters arrived from Newburgh, NY, to become an enduring part not only of the Catholic Community of St. Mary’s, but all of Gloucester City and environs. In the early days laity taught at St. Mary’s. Some of... Read more →

Donna O’Brien Age 62. Of Gloucester City.

On May 20, 2015. Age 62. Of Gloucester City. Born in Hanover Twp., NJ, she was the daughter of the late William G. and Lavenia R. (Yarbrough) O’Brien. Donna worked for many years in the accounting profession with several local businesses and was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church. She is survived by her many loving and devoted friends including Ryan Schultz and her feline and canine companions. Donna lived her life in a way that showed the best way to have friends is to be a friend. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, May 30th... Read more →


Trial Continued for Suspect Accused of Attacking Gloucester City Resident with a Hammer

by William E. Cleary Sr. PHILADELPHIA PA May 28, 2015 {}—The Commonwealth vs. Nathaniel Maybin Jr. trial scheduled for today before Judge Sean F. Kennedy was continued as a result of last minute evidence being presented by Maybin’s attorney Allan Jeffrey Sagot. Maybin is charged with allegedly attacking Gloucester City resident David Woods Sr. with a hammer on February 20, 2014 around 5PM as he walked out of a West Philadelphia store, at 49th and Lancaster. The 47-year-old Woods was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Penn (HUP) where he underwent three hours of surgery to repair an... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing News Delaware: 29th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament on June 6

Entry forms available now online DOVER (May 26, 2015) – As part of its activities for National Fishing and Boating Week, June 6-14, the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police will hold its 29th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 6 at Ingrams Pond in Millsboro, Wyoming Pond in Wyoming and at the dog training area of Lums Pond State Park in Bear. The tournament is open to youths ages 4 through 15. An adult must accompany youths under age 12 and contestants must bring their own fishing equipment. Prizes will... Read more →

CNB Crime: Samuel K. Davis of Paulsboro Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing 79-Year-Old

WOODBURY NJ May 27, 2015--Determining that the convicted killer of a 79-year-old Paulsboro NJ woman qualified for an extended prison sentence because of a criminal record that included two rapes, a judge has sentenced Samuel K. Davis (12/5/66) of Paulsboro to life in prison with no possibility of parole in the death of Thirza Sweeten, whose body was found beaten, strangled and stabbed in her 1563 South Delaware St. home on 3/19/12. “The defendant preyed upon an elderly and infirm victim who was alone in her Paulsboro home,” Superior Court Judge Kevin T. Smith said, according to the court’s recording... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Junior High Students Honored During Academic Honors Banquet

SOURCE GCHS GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--Congratulations to all Gloucester Catholic Junior High School recipients during the 26th Annual Academic Honors Banquet on Monday, May 11, 2015 at Masso's Crystal Manor in Glassboro. In this photo, (L to R) Devon Tindley, Megan Laskowski, and Lauren Parker proudly display their awards certificates! Complete photo highlights from a memorable evening may be found on the Gloucester Catholic Facebook page at! Related articles Junior high choir concert to be held Thursday 'Not just blossoming, but flourishing:' Glassboro elementary school builds teaching garden Monrovia Journal: Liberia's Military Tries to Remedy Tension Over Ebola Quarantine Behind... Read more →

CNB MEDICAL NEWS: New Jersey Department of Health Recognizes Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month and the New Jersey Department of Health is highlighting the devastating health effects of the condition and encouraging residents to be alert for the signs of stroke. "Stroke is an important public health challenge and despite advances in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, stroke remains the 3rd leading cause of death in New Jersey and it is the number one cause of disability in our state," said New Jersey Health Commissioner Mary E. O'Dowd. A stroke is caused when a blood clot blocks the blood supply to part of the brain or when a blood... Read more →

Leader of Violent California Gang Sentenced

The cash, weapons, and drugs seized from a hidden compartment in the so-called “trap car” used by California drug trafficker and gang leader Luis Manual Tapia. Operations Financed Through Drug and Firearms Trafficking Luis Manuel Tapia was a high-powered leader of one of Ventura County’s largest and deadliest gangs—the Colonia Chiques. He was often heard encouraging younger gang members to assault rival gang members, kill suspected informants, enhance the gang’s drug and weapons trafficking operations, and maintain territorial dominance by any means possible. But after an extensive investigation by the Ventura County Violent Crimes Task Force—made up of FBI agents... Read more →

CNB Archives MAY 2009

Stolen Laptops; New Supervisors; $11 Million Budgeted for City Employees Salaries

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES PUBLISHED Monday, May 11, 2009 CNBNEWS TIPS and SNIPPETS By William E. Cleary Sr. SNIPPET -In January two laptop computers and a computer monitor went missing from the Gloucester City Water Department office on Johnson Blvd... Recently I asked Police Lt. George Berglund if anyone was charged with the crime. His answer was no, “the trail went cold”. I also asked if there were any important files on those computers since a Water Plant would come under United States Home Land Security. His answer to that question was also no. TIP-Gloucester City Mayor and Council appointed Steve Ciachetti... Read more →


May 27, 2015 Northern New Jersey has received less than half of the normal amount of rainfall over the last two months, which could soon lead to minor drought conditions. The Record says reservoir levels are currently below normal, but water utilities in Bergen and Passaic counties have yet to call for conservation efforts. US ATTORNEY WANTS TO KEEP 1.5M PAGES OF GWB DISCOVERY FROM PUBLIC US Attorney Paul Fishman filed a request last week calling for a protective order that would keep roughly a million and a half pages of discovery material in the George Washington Bridge case from... Read more →

Rubio: Catechism May be Branded "Hate Speech"

May 26, 2015 Bill Donohue comments on remarks made today by Sen. Marco Rubio: Sen. Rubio told Rev. Pat Robertson that anyone who supports traditional marriage is being labeled "a homophobe and a hater." He said "the next step is to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, is hate speech...." Rubio does not exaggerate. As if to prove him right, he was immediately branded as "anti-gay" by People for the American Way. Mediaite also sounded the alarm. Gay organizations and publications that routinely brand traditional marriage advocates as bigots include the Human Rights... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing New Jersey News: NJ State Record Gray Tiefish Caught

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced that Mark Milici of Doylestown, PA, made his way onto the state record fish list recently by landing a new state record Gray Tilefish. Mark was fishing off a boat when he reeled in the 23 pound, 4 ounce fish, eclipsing the old record caught last year by 4 ounces. Mark was bottom fishing off the boat, Last Hooray captained by himself on May 15. The boat was fishing in the Lindenkohl Canyon when the fish hit. For more information on the Record Fish Program, visit Related articles Minnesota Fishermen... Read more →

What Christie Doesn't Give Anymore

It’s a tradition of the New Jersey press corps to hold an annual fundraiser for scholarships. It's all supposed to be in lighthearted fun. The reporters wear costumes and perform dances; the governor gives a speech. Lobbyists, media organizations and politicians buy tables for the fundraiser. WASHINGTON -- Gov. Chris Christie, assuring reporters that he is still planning a 2016 presidential campaign, delivered a profanity-laced tirade about the New Jersey press corps on Wednesday night at the annual New Jersey Legislative Correspondents Club Show, according to an audio recording of the speech obtained by International Business Times. Even attendees used... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Inspector Robert James Bowling, NC Division of MV License and Theft Bureau

Inspector Robert James Bowling North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau, North Carolina End of Watch: Thursday, May 21, 2015 RALEIGH, NC--Inspector Robbie Bowling was killed in a vehicle crash on Old Hillsborough Road, near Longleaf Pine Place in Mebane, at approximately 11:30 am. His department vehicle collided head-on with a cement mixer after crossing the center line. The vehicle became engulfed in flames and he succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Inspector Bowling had served with the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau for 24 years and was assigned to District... Read more →

CNB Archives MAY 2009

A Nice Crowd Attends Opening Day of City Farmers Market

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES POSTED Tuesday, May 12, 2009 A crowd of several hundred people attended the opening day of The Gloucester City Farmers Market on Sunday, May 10. Kelly Erlink a spokesperson for the Market said,”We had almost 600 people come thru. Not bad for being the first week and being Mother's Day. We had 5 vendors, 10 crafters, music, and fund raiser table. It was a nice day - a little windy but everyone had a great time. The vendors did very well. This coming Sunday (May 17) the flower people along with one of the Organic Food vendors will... Read more →


CLAYTON NJ--In 2013, the Monastery of the Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary in Camden closed, bringing to an end 113 years of continuous prayer in the city. The sisters eventually relocated to one of their communities in Springfield, Ill. One of the things they left behind was a statue of St. Michael the Archangel. It was given to the saint’s namesake elementary school in Clayton, ensuring that Lorraine M. Murphy and her family will continue to be remembered in South Jersey. The St. Michael statue, a Daprato statue from Italy, was donated to the monastery by the parents of... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Sergeant Iris Smith Mississippi Department of Corrections, Mississippi

Sergeant Iris Smith Mississippi Department of Corrections, Mississippi End of Watch: Monday, May 25, 2015 JACKSON, MS--Sergeant Iris Smith was killed in a vehicle collision at approximately 3:15 pm when the prisoner transport van she was driving collided with the back of a tractor trailer on U.S. 49, at J M Tatum Industrial Drive, in Hattiesburg. She was following an ambulance that was transporting an inmate to a local hospital when the crash occurred. Sergeant Smith had served with the Mississippi Department of Corrections for 15 years and was assigned to the South Mississippi Correctional Institution. Please contact the following... Read more →

WATCH: Devils Disciples MC - The New Generation Of Dangerous Motorcycle Gangs 2015

SOURCE DOCUMENTARY TV PLUS Related articles CALIFORNIA - Mongols Nation Trial Looms Mongols Nation trial. Can feds revoke trademarked name? Outlaw motorcycle gang will host gathering in KC area MORE THAN A SYMBOL Feds go after bike gang members, focus on logos RELATED: GANGS TARGET COPS RELATED: DOCUMENTARY, SECRETS OF THE HELLS ANGELS RELATED: Watch: Hells Angels v Pagans v Bandidos RELATED: MASS ROUNDUP OF BIKERS IN WACO - Read more →


May 26, 2015 An investigation by WNYC has revealed that black children are four times more likely than white children to enter foster care in New Jersey. The investigation showed that 41 percent of those entering foster care in NJ are black, despite the fact that black children make up just 14 percent of children in the state. COUNTY POLICE FORCE IS A HARD SELL TO MUNICIPALITIES Camden County has been trying to expand its police force beyond the city of Camden, but most of the other 36 municipalities in the county don't want any part of it. says... Read more →

Monroe Man Kills His Father with "Rambo 3" Knife

WOODBURY NJ May 26,2015--Joseph Zambuto (DOB 3/13/81), of Williamstown NJ has been charged with the fatal stabbing of his 70-year-old father during an argument in the suspect’s Meade Court home early Monday ( 5/25) afternoon. Joseph Zambuto was arrested at his home shortly after the death of his father, also named Joseph. The elder Zambuto lived with his wife in a home next door to his son. The younger Zambuto owns both homes. Joseph Zambuto, a stock trader, is being held in default of $1 million bail. He lived with a girlfriend and their year-old child. The suspect is charged... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Officer Gregg "Nigel" Benner, Rio Rancho Police Department, New Mexico

RELATED: Blue Line Officer Gregg "Nigel" Benner Rio Rancho Police Department, New Mexico End of Watch: Monday, May 25, 2015 RIO RANCHO, NM--Officer Nigel Benner was shot and killed while making a traffic stop near the intersection of Pinetree Road and Southern Road at approximately 8:15 pm. After making contact with the two occupants the vehicle fled and Officer Benner pursued it a short distance before it stopped again in the area of 900 Pinetree Road SE. One of the subjects opened fire on Officer Benner, wounding him, before fleeing again. Officer Benner was transported to UNM Hospital where he... Read more →

Which school will be Prom of the Week? (POLL)

From Millville to Montville, will be covering 38 New Jersey proms this week. Only one can be Prom of the Week and have its pictures featured on's homepage as well as our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts. Which prom is it going to be? From Millville to Montville, will be covering 38 New Jersey proms this week. Only one can be Prom of the Week and have its pictures featured on's homepage as well as our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts. Which prom is it going to be? PLUS: Best-dressed students at last weekend's proms Vote... Read more →

ICE Boston arrests fugitive who hired hitman to kill Brazilian mayor

press release BOSTON – A 57-year-old man convicted in Brazil for hiring a hitman to kill the mayor of Nacip Raydan, Brazil, was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers May 11 in Boston. Evandro Sergio Pais Franca, of Brazil, was convicted in absentia Nov. 5, 2012, after being found guilty of hiring a hitman to kill Maria Aprecida Vieira, the mayor of Nacip Raydan, Brazil. According to court documents, Franca ordered the assassination of Vieira April 5, 2000. She was subsequently murdered the same day by a fatal gunshot wound. Franca, who... Read more →