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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... 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... 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... Read more →

CNB Tips and Snippets: At Long Last; 10 New Lieutenants and 3 New Captains; Consumer Tip

The repairs to the bridge that connects Gloucester City with Brooklawn has been completed ...for now. In the near future work will start to correct the flooding in that area, according to a County spokesperson. Looking north towards Gloucester City (photo credit CNBNews.net) by William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNews.net THREE YEARS... Read more →

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

NJ State Trooper Anthony Raspa (photo NJ State Police) (CNBNews.net)The 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... 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’... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Farewell to Lt. Robert Stavola

This radio farewell can be heard here on GTPD’s YouTube: https://youtu.be/wYRyFphiapo 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... Read more →

Christie’s YouTube moment backfires in court

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog A New Jersey judge is giving Gov. Chris Christie one more chance to explain why his office should not release to New Jersey Watchdog records of nearly $1 million his state police protectors charged to his office’s American Express credit cards. “I’m not convinced... 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... 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... Read more →

N.J.'s best bars: Overall winners

DRINKING JERSEY: HOW WE DID IT Five weeks, 60 bars, thousands of miles, a gazillion recommendations and comments, and one hangover: The N.J.'s best bars showdown was an undertaking the likes of which will never be seen again. Which is probably a good thing, because I'm not sure I'd survive round... Read more →


The Washington Monument, sculpted by Rudolf Siemering, in Eakins Oval, just in front of the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Photo taken with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PHILADELPHIA PA (CNBNews.net)--Celebrate the pending summer season with massive outdoor festivals, pop-up parks and blockbuster exhibitions... Read more →

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

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... 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... Read more →

Deptford’s Dr. Bela Peethambaran Receives USciences’ 2015 Lindback Foundation Award

The honor was presented at the University’s 194th Commencement Ceremony on May 20, 2015 Philadelphia, Pa. (May 28, 2015)—University of the Sciences presented the 2015 Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching to Bela Peethambaran, PhD, assistant professor of biology. The Deptford Township, NJ, resident received the honor on May 20, 2015,... 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... 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... Read more →

Measles Exposures Related to Confirmed Case, Health Dept. Urges Residents to Get Vaccinations

TRENTON NJ MAY 29, 2015--The New Jersey Department of Health has identified a person confirmed to have measles who may have exposed people at a funeral home in Fords, Middlesex County on May 11 and 14. Measles is a highly contagious viral illness that can cause serious medical complications. As a... Read more →

Kennedy Health’s Lisa Morina Named Chair of Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce

Voorhees, NJ – Lisa Morina, Vice President of Marketing and External Affairs with Kennedy Health, has been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Morina, who had formerly served as the Chamber’s Vice Chair, will serve a two-year term for the organization, which... Read more →

CCPD Officers Engage Four Suspects, Recover Loaded Handgun, Illegal Drugs

(Camden, NJ) MAY 28, 2015– Officers on bike patrol Tuesday caught one suspect in possession of a loaded gun and another suspect in possession of 25 bags of heroin after observing four individuals handling a weapon. Officers Rocco Belloni, Jarred Levenson and Matthew Plisak were on bike patrol addressing quality of... 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)... Read more →

NJ Spotlight on College Students from Widener, Elizabethtown, JMU, Marist and Bucknell

Six Widener University Students Commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army CHESTER, PA (05/28/2015)(readMedia)-- Six Widener University students were commissioned as a second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during the Dauntless Battalion ROTC Commissioning Ceremony at Widener on May 14. Megan Capobianco of Clementon, N.J. graduated from Widener on May... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

CNB TIPS AND SNIPPETS: Some Good and Some Bad; Farewell Dot; Pennsauken Cops Happy

By William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNews.net GOOD NEWS FOR GLOUCESTER CITY—A nail salon will soon be occupying the empty building at 102 South Broadway and an electronic cigarette and vapor supplies business will be moving into 524 Monmouth Street. We have also learned that Chubby’s Streak House, Monmouth and Burlington Streets... 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,... 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... Read more →

31-Year-Old Man Murdered in Camden

CAMDEN CITY NJ May 27,2015--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide in the city early this morning. Camden County Communications received a 911 call at approximately 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday about a gunshot victim in the area of 8th and Jefferson streets... 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... Read more →

Happenings at Center City District Parks

Dilworth Park offers a place to sit and enjoy urban life on the west side of City Hall. Open 7 days a week, 6am-1am. Broad and Market Streets | DilworthPark.org | Facebook Park Features Rosa Blanca Café, M-F: 8am-9pm; Sa & Su: 11am-7pm Now with a full-service bar 5-9pm M-F and... Read more →


Lebanon Valley College Congratulates Newly Enrolled Students ANNVILLE, PA (05/27/2015)(readMedia)-- Lebanon Valley College is pleased to announce that the following students have enrolled at The Valley for the Fall 2015 semester. Local students enrolling include: Tiana Evans of Bridgeton, NJ. Evans is a graduate of Bridgeton High School. Luis Vera of... 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... 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.... Read more →

Riversharks Defeated in Extra Innings

press release Camden City NJ May 28, 2015-- – The Camden Riversharks mounted a late comeback but would eventually fall to the York Revolution, 5-4, in extra innings Thursday afternoon. Rivershark bats were quiet to begin the contest, as Revolution starter Rommie Lewis stifled the 'Sharks lineup, allowing just three hits... 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... 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 {CNBNews.net}—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... Read more →

Watchdog covers civil asset forfeiture:

Richland Police took $4.1 million from motorists and built a police station

Last year in Philadelphia, Chris Sourovelis and his family lost their home after his son was caught by police selling $40 of heroin - photo provided By Andrew Collins Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 RICHLAND, MISSISSIPPI--At first glance, residents of Richland, Mississippi were probably thankful for their new $4.1 million police station,... 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... 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... Read more →

SOUND OFF: An Open Letter to Gov. Chris Christie:

There have been so many wrong things you have done to the people of Camden. I was on the ballot with you in 2009 as a Camden County Republican Committee member for Camden, a place you claimed to have so close to your heart. I supported you at every event you... Read more →


LaSure-Owens Honored at Governor’s Awards in Arts Education for Helping to Restore Arts Programming to Her District BURLINGTON, N.J. (May 26, 2015) –The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation will honor Pleasantville, N.J. educator Tamar LaSure-Owens for her outstanding arts advocacy at the 35th annual Governor’s Awards in Arts Education. This year’s Awards,... 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... Read more →