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Navy veteran pitches his way to the major leagues

The American Legion - June 29, 2015 Mitch Harris was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but his dreams of pitching for a major league team were put on hold while he honorably served his country – a commitment he had to fulfill as a U.S. Naval Academy graduate. During his five years of service he never lost sight of his dream, which became a reality... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Chavis A. Jones Pleads Guilty to Participating in Three Armed Robberies

PRESS RELEASE JUNE 30, 2015 WOODBURY NJ --Chavis A. Jones (DOB 4/4/95), of Sewell NJ pleaded guilty today to participating in armed robberies of two Washington Township NJ convenience stores and a Glassboro NJ pizza shop on 3/31/14. Jones acknowledged that he stole a cigar at Yogi’s Quick Stop in Washington Township while two codefendants robbed the store of cash, one of them wielding a handgun. He split the proceeds with the other, Jones said.... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Yuma Border Patrol Canine Detects Drugs in Spare Tire

PRESS RELEASE Agents removed 65 pounds of marijuana from the spare tire of a vehicle stopped at the Wellton Station's traffic checkpoint along Interstate 8. YUMA, Ariz. JUNE 30, 2015 –A Yuma Sector Border Patrol detection canine team assigned to Wellton Station’s Interstate 8 checkpoint alerted to a pickup truck’s spare tire Saturday afternoon. A subsequent inspection of the tire revealed 65 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated $32,500. The subject, vehicle and drugs were... Read more →

SIX Things to Know About Chris Christie

BY DIANA STANCY New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is anticipated to announce his 2016 presidential run today. He joins 13 other Republican candidates in the presidential race. Here are six things to know about Christie: 1) Christie is a die-hard Bruce Springsteen fan and has attended more than 130 of Springsteen’s concerts. However, it’s no secret that the governor and the rock star maintain opposing political views. Even so, 48 percent of New Jersey residents... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Grand Jury Indicts Monica Thors on Nine Counts of Animal Cruelty

WOODBURY NJ JUNE 30, 2015-- Monica Thors (DOB 5/13/60), of Mullica Hill NJ, has been indicted by a Gloucester County grand jury on nine counts of animal cruelty resulting from the alleged mistreatment of horses and a goat in 2013 and 2014. The indictment returned MAY 24, 2015 contains four counts of third-degree animal cruelty (N.J.S.A. 4:22-17c (2) ) said to have resulted in the death of four horses, “specifically, by failing to provide the... Read more →

Commentary: TMZ Rips Bristol Palin

June 29, 2015 Bill Donohue comments on a June 28 episode of TMZ: A female commentator and a male announcer on TMZ took after Bristol Palin, zeroing in on her recently announced pregnancy. Commentator: "So weird she doesn't believe in abortion, but she believes in just like raw dogging it all over." Announcer: "So, thanks, hypocrisy. You're the reason we have Catholic school girl porns. Congrats, Bristol!" Catholics always seem to get it, even when,... Read more →

CNB CRIME "CBP Officers Seize more than $4.5 Million of Narcotics over Weekend

press release June 30, 2015 SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at ports of entry along the California/Mexico border over the weekend intercepted 864 pounds of narcotics valued at more than $4.5 million. CBP officers at the six land ports of entry intercepted attempts to smuggle approximately 507 pounds of marijuana, 185 pounds of methamphetamine, 114 pounds of cocaine, and 58 pounds of heroin concealed in various areas of vehicles such as... Read more →

CNB Archives October 2009: Candidate Levins Explains Reasons for Running

CNB Archives Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 About me: I am 35 years old and a life long resident of Gloucester City. I am a husband to a wonderful wife and the father of two amazing little girls. I am a Process Control Operator for Sunoco’s Philadelphia Refinery and a proud member of the United Steelworkers Union. Why I decided to run: I decided to run for City Council not because I seek a long... Read more →

CNB Business News: Pure Collagen Fibre Can Reduce Under-Eye Wrinkles or Circles

In as Little as 15 Minutes Women and men can now have their under-eye wrinkles, puffiness or dark circles look lighter- -and younger- -for special occasions. This all-day beneficial result is due to 100% freeze-dried Collagen Fibre Eye Pads, now available to the general public. The Collagen Fibre Eye Pads, from Reviva Labs, Haddonfield, N.J., are available at health food stores, skin care salons, cosmetic stores and at A new ingredient, Myoxinol, from the... Read more →


Lacey and Erica ( CNBNews file photo) Now I lay me down to sleep, The king-sized bed is soft and deep. I sleep right in the center groove, My human beings can hardly moved, I've trapped their legs, they're tucked in tight, and here is where I pass the night. No one disturbs me or dares intrude, til morning comes and "I want food!" I sneak up slowly to begin, and nibble on my human's... Read more →

'Wildwood Days,' Bobby Rydell

"Sleepin' on the beach/Seven days a week/Rockin' every night/Till the early bright," sang teen idol Bobby Rydell on his 1963 hit, "Wildwood Days." While he may not have partied to that extent, personally, he knew what he was singing about: Even though he grew up in Philadelphia, he regularly vacationed in the South Jersey resort town. The cover of Bobby Rydell's single, "Wildwood Days." "Sleepin' on the beach/Seven days a week/Rockin' every night/Till the early... Read more →

4 days of a disappointing duck and other issues at the Tall Ships festival

TThe Tall Ships Philadelphia Camden festival has come and gone. Thousands of spectators came from miles around to witness the 13 tall ships and World's Largest Rubber Duck sail the waters of the Delaware River between Penn's Landing in Philadelphia and the Camden Waterfront. While the ships were beautiful, the crowds seemed to be most interested… The Tall Ships Philadelphia Camden festival has come and gone. Thousands of spectators came from miles around to witness... Read more →

Holiday Travel Advisory: Canada Day & Fourth of July

press release June 29, 2015 BLAINE, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, is reminding travelers planning trips across the border this holiday weekend into the United States to make sure they have their proper documents and to plan ahead. Border traffic volumes are expected to peak during this period. CBP strongly encourages travelers to plan your trip in advance and obtain a radio frequency identification (RFID)-enabled travel document such... Read more →

CNB Hunting & Fishing New Jersey News: WILD Outdoor Expo September 12 & 13

2015 Expo Flyer (pdf, 620kb) The New Jersey WILD Outdoor Expo celebrates the state's bountiful natural resources and rich outdoor heritage. The event is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Jackson Township, Ocean County. The Expo is an annual event which is free of charge and takes place rain or shine. The WILD Outdoor Expo is hosted by the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife,... Read more →

CCPD Seeking Public's Help with Sexual Assault Investigation

press release June 29, 2015 (Camden City, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is investigating a sexual assault that occurred Thursday and is asking the public for help identifying the suspect and for information regarding any other similar incidents. Around 6:30 a.m. Thursday, a female victim was approached by a man who forced her behind a dumpster and then sexually assaulted her behind the Off Broadway Lounge on the 500 block of Spruce Street.... Read more →

Obituary: Sarah Ann Rollinson age 97, of Runnemede

(January 01, 1918 - June 28, 2015 ) Sarah Ann Rollinson, on June 28, 2015, of Runnemede. Age 97. Beloved wife of the late Ernest M. Rollinson. Devoted mother of Deborah L. Riley (Ray). Loving grandmother of Melissa C. Riley-Ford (Eric) and Christina Riley and great-grandmother of Zachary Ford. Dear sister of the late John Maholland, George and Betty Teichmann, Rose Belsito, Perry Maholland, Captain Frank Maholland, Captain William Maholland, and Fred Maholland. Also survived... Read more →

Resume for John P. Driscoll Sr.; Candidate for Gloucester City School Board

I am a dedicated and enthusiastic candidate with a Masters of Special Education Degree. I have six years of substitute teaching experience, experience as Gloucester City’s DARE Officer, and I am the current Vice Principal of Holy Name Elementary School in Camden, NJ. I am seeking a position as an advocate of children. I have been lucky enough to have been able to retire from the NJ Police and Fire Pension system. I believe in... Read more →

Gloucester City School Board Candidate John Driscoll Explains His Reasons for Seeking Office

( City resident John Driscoll announced his candidacy today for the City Board of Education. There are three seats up for re-election. Driscoll has a Masters of Special Education Degree. He has six years of substitute teaching experience. A former member of the Gloucester City Police Department, Driscoll has experience as Gloucester City DARE Officer. Presently he is the current Vice Principal of Holy Name Elementary School in Camden City. The election is November 3.... Read more →

Serious Traffic Accident in Winslow Township

press release Winslow Township Police are investigating a six vehicle crash that occurred today June 29, 2015 at 6:30 AM in the area of Route 73 near Hayes Mill Road, Winslow Township which resulted in six people being transported to area hospitals. According to police two of the injured were airlifted to Cooper Hospital with life threatening injuries, two more went to Cooper by ground ambulance, and the other two went to Virtua Hospital. Read more →


Published Saturday, October 31, 2009 By William E. Cleary Sr. GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Dan Miller, the owner of Always Affordable Taxi, Gloucester City, asked me to find out why the City zoning laws prohibit a taxi cab business from parking its cabs on Broadway. Mr. Miller said last year he was going to open a Dollar Store at the South Broadway complex across from the senior citizens apartments. He planned to operate his taxi cab business... Read more →

Atlantic County Man Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for $3 Million Timeshare Mortgage Fraud

CAMDEN CITY, NJ—An Atlantic County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 324 months in prison for his role in a $3 million conspiracy to scam customers by offering phony consulting services to owners of timeshares through the New Jersey-based Vacation Ownership Group LLC, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Adam Lacerda, 31, of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, was convicted in September 2013 of one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud,... Read more →

The Mystery Consumer Suggests : Romash Physical Therapy |

Romash Physical Therapy 76 E. Euclid Avenue 1st Floor, Suite 100 Haddonfield, NJ 08033 (856) 427-9311 HADDONFIELD NJ ( to an auto accident I had about 15 years ago, plus other occasions, I’ve been to a number of physical therapy practitioners. This one is one of the best. There is no sitting around here, watching therapists gab with each other. Nor are clients just told what to do and left to their own devices. All... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Left and Right Unite to Oppose Civil Asset Forfeiture | Watchdog Arena

Shutterstock Image LEGALIZED THEFT: The police can take your property if they think it is involved with a crime, even if you aren’t a criminal. By Grayson Quay | Watchdog Arena It seems that groups from across the political spectrum, from progressives to libertarians, have finally managed to agree on something: Cops should not be given an incentive to steal from innocent people. Fix Forfeiture, a new anti-forfeiture coalition that launched Tuesday at an event... Read more →

Behind the Scenes with Operational Medics

Transcript | Download A Look Inside Our Washington Field Office's OpMed Program 06/23/15 The wounded man needed to be airlifted to a hospital immediately, and in the shadow of deafening helicopter blades whose wash was strong enough to knock a person over, special agents worked quickly to secure the patient to a stretcher and prepare to care for him in the close quarters of the aircraft. Although this was only an exercise, the highly trained... Read more →

Body found in river believed to be Delaware Memorial Bridge jumper

The body was discovered around 4:10 p.m. by people walking on the path along the Delaware River in Riverview Beach Park, Pennsville police said. It was in the water near the pavilion that looks out onto the river. PENNSVILLE TWP. -- A body found floating near the local shoreline Sunday is believed to be that of a woman who jumped from the Delaware Memorial Bridge last week, authorities say. The body was discovered around 4:10... Read more →

'Unacceptable': Greenwich Township mayor slams Christie's storm response

The mayor of Greenwich Township, Gloucester County, called a press conference on Sunday afternoon to criticize Gov. Chris Christie for the governor's "lack of response" to the extended power outages throughout town. "Considering I was the first mayor in South Jersey to endorse Gov. Christie back in 2009, I am disheartened by the governor's lack of… Read more →

It came from Jersey: Bear that crashed Pa. college party likely swam there

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- A college party got a little wild when a black bear from New Jersey showed up. The black bear, weighing between 300 and 400 pounds, crashed the party early Saturday near the campus of Lehigh University. Emergency officials received a flood of 911 calls after the bear was spotted around 2 a.m. in … Read more →

RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT: PA considers allowing red-light cameras to run past 2017

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — Red-light cameras that keep a watchful eye on Pennsylvania drivers in select municipalities are scheduled to power down in 2017, but some state lawmakers aren’t ready to put the program in park. The House Transportation Committee this week signaled its support to eliminate the sunset provision that would end the camera programs about two years from now. James Sikorski Jr., a Luzerne County resident who has... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Department Update on June 23, 2015 Storm Damage | CNBNews

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (June 28, 015)--The Gloucester Township Police Department released the following summary today about last week's storm. The storm on Tuesday, June 23, left significant damage throughout Gloucester Township. There has been a lot of progress, but much work remains to be done, and as a community we will move forward. The Gloucester Township Police Department is committed to working with its residents in making a safe recovery. It has been said many... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Jersey City, Bayonne Play 'Hot Potato' with Father's Day shootings

JERSEY CITY -- Sunday night's Father's Day shootings in a Hudson County park became a political football for Jersey City and Bayonne officials last week, with each side attempting to distance itself from the violent fight that sent two 15-year-old kids to the hospital and left the Jersey City police flack out of a job. The… Read more →

Manhunt Over: Second NY Prison Fugitive In Custody

Police Sunday captured David Sweat, the second man who escaped from an upstate New York prison, following a nearly monthlong manhunt. Multiple media sources reported Sweat was apprehended near the Canadian border days after another fugitive, Richard Matt, was killed in a shootout with U.S. Border Patrol officers. Sweat and Matt both escaped from the Clinton… Read more →

CNB Medical News: All The Things Americans Would Rather Do Than Floss Their Teeth

According to a recent survey released earlier this week, plenty of us are fibbing about flossing to our dentists — 27 percent, to be exact. And more than a third would rather partake in enjoyable activities like doing the dishes, listening to a screaming kid on an airplane, or sitting in traffic than regularly scrape between… Read more →

July 4th History Facts You Need To Know

xxx Independence Day is upon us and this 4th of July, be sure to enjoy the fireworks and learn some fun facts about our great country, its Independence Day, the American Flag and the Declaration of Independence. Here are 6 pieces of July 4th history you should know: 1. The flag we know and love today —… Read more →

CNB ARCHIVES Sept. 2009: Council Candidate Wil Levins..."Where are the good faith negotiations?"

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES PUBLISHED Friday, September 18, 2009 Wil Levins Independent Candidate for Gloucester City Council, Second Ward feels the present mayor and council are not dealing fairly with the employees of Gloucester City many of who are working without a union contract. His statement reads as follows, Gloucester City is a skilled labor community. It is blue collar and hard working. It has been a friend to organized labor as so many of our residents... Read more →

Parx Racing®, PTHA Announce Creation of New $20 Million Parx Racing® Fall Festival

Displayed with permission from PR Newswire Reduction in live race days will fund increased purses during a two month-long Fall Festival; Parx to invest $4.4 million in track improvements and beautification BENSALEM, Pa., June 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Parx Racing® and the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (PTHA) announce the creation of a new, annual $20 Million Parx Racing® Fall Festival that will commence on Saturday, August 29, 2015, and continue through October 20, 2015. By... Read more →

CNB Comics:

JEROME by Dave Wolfe

Vol. 2 No. 1 (June 28, 2015) Editors Note: Every Sunday morning 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:... Read more →

Bacteria Love Tuna Rolls Just As Much As You Do

The plentiful availability of year-long fruits and vegetables, as well as that delicious sushi bar down the street, may come with some hidden costs, according to a news segment released by PBS Newshour this week. It may be more likely to make you sick. As P.J. Tobia reports in his podcast "Shortwave," imported foods have increasingly… Read more →

14 Brands Of Bottled Water Have Been Recalled For E. Coli Risk

BRANDS INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL: Acadia Spring Water Acme Spring Water Big Y Spring Water Best Yet Spring Water 7-11 Spring Water Niagara Spring Water Nature’s Place Spring Water Pricerite Spring Water Superchill Spring Water Morning Fresh Spring Water Shaws Spring Water Shoprite Spring Water Western Beef Blue Spring Water Wegmans Spring Water FOR WEGMANS PRODUCT ONLY: A1 BEST BY 13JUN2016 A3 BEST BY 10JUN2016 A3 BEST BY 15JUN2016 A3 BEST BY 16JUN2016 A4 BEST... Read more →

New Jerseys best burger: The Lunacy Burger and SOB sauce /CNB BUSINESS NEWS

Our latest trip took us to Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties, where we may have found the best fries so far and stopped at a roadside business known more for ice cream than anything. But you can find good burgers anywhere, and sometimes where and when you'd least expect it. South Jersey, we didn't ignore you on our roundabout road trip for N.J.'s best bar, and we're not ignoring you on our quixotic quest for... Read more →

Confederate flag pulled from SC capitol grounds by activists

COLUMBIA, S.C. �� The Confederate battle flag was removed from a pole on the South Carolina State House grounds early Saturday morning by activists, but state employees put the flag back up not long after. Two people were arrested. An activist group claimed responsibility. A woman climbed the flagpole on the north side of the State… Read more →

Tall Ships Philadelphia Camden: See the ships from the Delaware River (PHOTOS)

The Tall Ships Philadelphia Camden festival has been photographed from the shorelines by many photographers, but photographer Lori M. Nichols had the opportunity to present visitors with a different perspective: looking up at the ships from the Delaware River. There are 13 total Tall Ships on display, and there are opportunities to sail the Delaware… Read more →

Pro-gun activists rally for signatures in Sweeney recall effort

WASHINGTON TWP. -- They feel they are losing their individual freedom and they said they came to "take their state back." The New Jersey Second Amendment Society -- a pro-gun rights group -- and about 200 gun rights advocates gathered in the ballroom of The Washington Banquet & Catering on Saturday to rally support and gather… Read more →

Baring It All: Pennsylvania Lawmakers want a Registry for Strippers

AP file photo STRIPPER REGISTRY: A Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced a bill that would increase regulation over adult-oriented clubs, including a registry of strippers. By Andrew Staub | PA Independent HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – Don’t tell his wife, but Big Brother is headed to the strip club. More than 60 state lawmakers are sponsoring a bill that would increase regulation over adult-oriented clubs, including a registry of strippers, banning alcohol and even creating a buffer zone... Read more →


CAMDEN CITY NJ JUNE 28,2015--Camden County prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden Metro Police Chief Scott Thomson announce: On 06-27-2015 at approximately 0445 hours Camden Metro Officers responded to the 1400 block of Rose Street for a Shot Spotter activation. Officers found two gunshot victims at 1160 Lansdowne Avenue. Javan Boyd, 07-27-1983, and Lashana Davis, Age 28, were suffering from gunshot injuries. Both were rushed to Cooper Medical Center. Boyd succumbed to his injuries and... Read more →

Driver apparently jumps to death from the Delaware Memorial Bridge

XxxThe incident took place on the westbound span that carries traffic from New Jersey to Delaware around 5:30 a.m., according to Jim Salmon, spokesman for the Delaware River and Bay Authority, operator of the bridge. NEW CASTLE, Del. -- A driver apparently jumped to his or her death from the Delaware Memorial Bridge early today, officials said. The incident took place on the westbound span that carries traffic from New Jersey to Delaware around 5:30... Read more →

19 N.J. schools improve enough to get off federal warning list

The U.S Department of Education is removing 19 New Jersey schools from federal "focus" status, meaning the schools have improved student achievement, according to the state. The schools being removed from the list are in 10 different counties, including four in both Hudson and Mercer counties and three in Union County. Orange High School is the… The U.S Department of Education is removing 19 New Jersey schools from federal "focus" status, meaning the schools have... Read more →

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: June 15-21 |

Reminder for the week: Observe safety precautions when towing water skiers DOVER (June 26, 2015) – 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 Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between June 15-21 made 2,327 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 254 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks.... Read more →

CCPD Officers have saved 19 lives this month using Narcan

(Camden CITY NJ) JUNE 26, 2015– Camden County Police Department officers have now saved the lives of 93 overdose victims by administering the anti-opiod medication Narcan, including 19 so far in June. One of the saves was made by an officer who just graduated from the police academy earlier this month. Monday, officers made two saves in separate incidents. Shortly after 1 p.m., Officer Steve Sooy was on patrol in the area of 7th &... Read more →


LEWES (June 26, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament: a 19.7-pound blueline tilefish caught on June 19 in the Atlantic Ocean’s Baltimore Canyon, some 65 miles offshore. William Fintel of Lewes caught the 33-inch-long blueline tilefish aboard the charter boat Snow Goose with Captain Ed Sigda at the helm. The record catch was initially confirmed at Lewes Harbour Marina and then... Read more →

Demarcus Drew Sentenced to Prison for 24 Years for Murder of Camden Resident

CAMDEN CITY NJ JUNE 26, 2015--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Metro Police Chief Scott Thomson announce: Today Judge Kelley sentenced defendant Demarcus Drew to 24 years NJ state prison, Drew will have to complete 15 years without parole, for the homicide of victim Marvin Simpson at the intersection of Rose and Whitman Sts., Camden, on November 4, 2011. Drew shot Simpson 5 times killing him. Drew was found guilty by a... Read more →