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FBI National Academy: Training Law Enforcement Partners for 80 Years | CNBNews crime

The first class of police officers at the FBI’s police training school—the National Academy—assembled in July 1935 in Washington, D.C., for the inaugural 12-week session. Eighty years ago today, on July 29, 1935, the FBI opened its training facilities and expertise to law enforcement officers across the U.S., and the National Academy was born. The idea of a national training academy was first raised in late 1934 as part of U.S. Attorney General Homer Cummings’ “war on crime.” FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover then fleshed out an idea for professional education for law enforcement officers at the annual meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) held in early July 1935. An IACP committee on police training had urged Director Hoover, who spoke at the conference on the value of professional police training, to consider offering such training under FBI auspices. Hoover returned to Washington, and later that... Read more →


Why the Media Should Report on Undercover Videos of Planned Parenthood | CNBNewsnet

Genevieve Wood / @genevievewood / July 29, 2015 In the case of the unfolding scandal involving the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, much of the mainstream media have fallen for the old line, “Nothing to see here.” And now we find out perhaps one reason why is that Planned Parenthood has hired a major crisis PR firm to make sure the news media stay on the sidelines of what is clearly a newsworthy story. According to Politico: The group circulated a memo to reporters and producers late Monday that discouraged them from airing the undercover videos, arguing that they were obtained under false identification and violated patient privacy. Those patients’ privacy should not be further violated by having this footage shared by the media,’ the memo reads. Here’s the problem: as anyone who has watched the third video knows, there are no patients shown in the video. No, what... Read more →


Sweeney’s pension scheme is great ’cause then he doesn’t need to actually do anything

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog This one shouldn’t require much explanation, Save Jerseyans. Not content to rule only New Jersey’s future, gubernatorial aspirant and incumbent Senate President Steve Sweeney is in the news today after floating a “plan” for a trillion dollar, multi-state bailout of our country’s many under-capitalized state-based public pension systems. “We are glad that Senate President Sweeney continues to explore every possible option for helping New Jersey responsibly meet its pension obligations,” chimed in NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer. Every “option” except for those that would fix the root problems, of course. Which is convenient for Trenton’s elites. Sweeney’s plan doesn’t require them to do a damn thing other than what they already do best… shift blame and put their hands out! No hard choices need to be made. No adult discussions or real reform. Until the next crisis? Keep in mind that this crisis... Read more →


SJ COAST GUARDSMAN AWARDED FOR LEADERSHIP

A crewmember at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, received the 2015 Douglas A. Munro Inspirational Leadership Award during a ceremony at the Navy League of the United States National Convention held June 19. ATLANTIC CITY NJ--Petty Officer 2nd Class Noel Cordero, a storekeeper in the supply division of Air Station Atlantic City, was recognized for her performance of duty while assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley during 2014. Cordero singlehandedly operated the supply division of her Alaska-based ship as a junior member for an entire month prior to new personnel reporting in. "It was a lot of work looking back on it," said Cordero. "I'm not jumping out of helicopters but it's great helping out our own people." Cordero also volunteered for operational duties beyond her own specialty rating. She led the medical training team during her ship's tailored training availability, a position typically filled... Read more →


Middle Township Man Shot by 19-Year-Old Suspect

For Immediate Release – July 30, 2015 | CNBNewsnet Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Middle Township Police Chief Chris Leusner announce the arrest of Jamar Lovett 19 year old male, of Middle Township, N.J, for the shooting of a male in the unit block of Swainton Goshen Road, Middle Township, N.J. The victim was subsequently transported to Cape May Regional Hospital where he is listed in stable condition. On July 28, 2015, Middle Township Police responded to Swainton Goshen Road for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival officers encountered the victim who related he was jogging on the unit block of Swainton Goshen Road when he was struck in the upper left arm from what he believed to be a pellet projectile. A subsequent investigation by Detectives from Middle Township Police Department and the Major Crimes Unit of the... Read more →


Congratulations to Brooklawn American Legion Post 72 Baseball Team, Defending State Champs

Brookers Win 6th Straight Championship! photos/press release provided by American Legion Post 401 MOODY FIELD EWING NJ July 30, 2015 (CNBNewsnet)--The American Legion Baseball state championship games were played after an hour and a half rain delay at Moody Field, Ewing, on July 30, 2015, with Flemington squaring off against defending National Champion Brooklawn. NJ State Commander Mike Babli threw out the first pitch strike. Flemington won the first game, forcing a second for the championship. Brooklawn prevailed 9 to 6 shortly after midnight, earning their sixth straight State Championship. Commander Babli and Frank Calandrillo, state baseball chair, presented awards after the game and a bat bag courtesy of Diamond Sports. Brooklawn's Tyler Mondile was named tournament Most Valuable Player. From left in photo: Frank Calandrillo, state American Legion Baseball chair, Mike Babli, NJ American Legion commander, Dennis Barth, Brooklawn manager. RELATED CATEGORY BROOKLAWN RELATED CATEGORY GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC RELATED CATEGORY... Read more →


CNB ARCHIVES 2009: Enjoy the ride. There is no return ticket.

CNBNews Archives posted Saturday, November 14, 2009 Image via Wikipedia George Carlin's Views on Aging Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions. 'How old are you?' 'I'm four and a half!' You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key. You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead. 'How old are you?' 'I'm gonna be 16!' You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life! You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony. YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!! But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes... Read more →


LOVE YOUR MONEY: Billions in loans may save pensions or sink New Jersey

PASSING THE HAT – New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney (right) offers Gov. Chris Christie a gift cap as Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto applauds By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog The U.S. government should rescue troubled state pension plans with billions of dollars in long-term, low-interest loans, New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney proposed on Wednesday. The trillion-dollar question is whether it would save pensions or sink states deeper in debt. That’s the amount of underfunding public retirement plans collectively face in the 50 states, according to a Pew Foundation study. “A federal plan to restructure the pension debts would cut annual payments and save the taxpayers money,” said Sen. Sweeney, D-West Deptford. Sweeney said New Jersey now needs to pay $6 billion a year for the next 30 years to erase its $51 billion in unfunded pension liabilities. He calculated the annual payment would be cut in half... Read more →


CNB MEDICAL: High-resolution 3D images reveal the muscle mitochondrial power grid

press release |July 30, 2015 A new study overturns longstanding scientific ideas regarding how energy is distributed within muscles for powering movement. Scientists are reporting the first clear evidence that muscle cells distribute energy primarily by the rapid conduction of electrical charges through a vast, interconnected network of mitochondria — the cell’s “powerhouse” — in a way that resembles the wire grid that distributes power throughout a city. The study offers an unprecedented, detailed look at the distribution system that rapidly provides energy throughout the cell where it is needed for muscle contraction. “These observations solve the problem of how muscle rapidly distributes energy in the cell for movement” — Robert S. Balaban, Ph.D. Scientific Director, NHLBI’s Division of Intramural Research The scientists accomplished the results using state-of-the-art imaging technologies at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of... Read more →


Delaware River Keeper: PSEG's Salem Generating Station Kills 3 Billion Fish a Year

CNBNewsnet photo credit PSE&G press release July 27, 2015 Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection denied a request by 13 conservation and fish organizations and over 600 individuals (so far) to extend the time to comment on a draft Clean Water Act Permit issued for the Salem Nuclear Generating Station. The Draft Permit, which took the state nine years to draft and was finalized and released in response to a legal action brought by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Clean Water Action and New Jersey Sierra Club, allows the facility to continue with the once through cooling system that kills over 3 billion Delaware River fish a year. The comment period spans the two highest vacation months of the year, July and August and ends on September 4, just before labor day weekend. “PSEG’s Salem Generating Station kills over 3 billion fish a year. The fish kills at this... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: More paying Obamacare fines as subsidies go to people who don’t exist

By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org The IRS fined more than 7.5 million Americans who didn’t have health insurance in 2014, even as Obamacare subsidies flowed to people who didn’t even exist. The Treasury Department reported last week the number of Americans who faced fines because of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate was significantly higher than the Obama administration expected. For 2014, the IRS projected that roughly 6 million would face fines, but the final total was 1.5 million higher. It was the first year in which buying health insurance was made mandatory under the ACA, with penalties of $95 or 1 percent of total income – whichever was higher – for people who did not comply. The average penalty collected for the 2014 tax year was about $200, the IRS reported. “Although we have not yet completed our post-filing analysis, we are committed to conducting additional outreach to taxpayers,... Read more →


Brooklawn Post 72 Wins Another New Jersey American Legion State Title

MOODY PARK EWING NJ July 30, 2015--Brooklawn American Legion won a sixth straight New Jersey American Legion State Title by beating Flemington Legion 9 - 6. Tyler Mondile was the winning pitcher and the tournament MVP. Brooklawn Legion now heads to the MidAtlantic Regionals in Leesburg, Virginia next week. photo credit and caption Bruce Darrow (see more photos) RELATED CATEGORY BROOKLAWN RELATED CATEGORY GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC RELATED CATEGORY SPORTS Related articles Legion: Brooklawn pulls away from Flemington in State Final 8 Legion: Brooklawn, Flemington to meet for state title at Moody Park Mr. Edward "Ed" J. Simila, of Brooklawn, Avid Hunter and Fisherman | CNBNewsnet Robert I. Lewis, Jr. of Brooklawn, Retired Postal Worker, Mustangs Football Coach, GHS Alumnus Brooklawn Police Department is seeking Class II, Special Law Enforcement Officers Read more →


Driver in multi-state police chase repeatedly harassed N.J. woman, report says

CNBNEWSNET OAKLYN -- The Camden County man who led police on a pursuit that raced between New Jersey and Pennsylvania multiple times allegedly harassed a Gloucester County woman for years, according to NBC10. The victim, who spoke on the condition of anonymity with the television station, is apparently a Washington Township resident and single mother. She claims… Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing New Jersey: The Striped Bass Bonus Program

Bob Gieson (left) with his 55-pound striped bass and Erik Olsen on the party boat Queen Mary in Point Pleasant Striped bass regulations have changed. The Striped Bass Bonus Program (SBBP) closed on May 1, 2015 and will reopen September 1, 2015.Detailed information about new SBBP procedures, including permits and reporting will be provided through various outlets including this webpage as soon as they become available. All current permit holders received notice that the old 2015 permits are no longer valid and will automatically receive a new permit prior to September 1, 2015. Those permits will be issued first before processing new applications. The number of permits issues will be limited, based on the Division's discretion, to ensure the 2015 quota is not exceeded.On September 1, 2015, the new SBBP regulations will be: One fish 24" to less than 28" Please note that the order of fish harvested does not... Read more →


COAST GUARD HELPS ENSURE SAFE 90TH ANNUAL PONY SWIM IN CHINCOTEAGUE, VA.

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. JULY 29, 2015 — Crew members from Coast Guard Station Chincoteague helped enforced the safety zone Wednesday at the 90th Annual Pony Swim between Assateague and Chincoteague islands off Virginia's Eastern Shore. Thousands of spectators gathered for the event both on shore and on the water. The Station Chincoteague crews used the 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boat for the event. The annual event gained international recognition after Marguerite Henry's children's novel "Misty of Chincoteague" was published in 1947, and the subsequent release of the 1961 film "Misty," based on the book. Read more →


SHOP LOCAL FIRST | cnbnews.net

Help Your Community Prosper We Urge You To Shop Local Support the Businesses In Your Community Brought to you as a public service by CNBNews.net Advertisement space donated by CNBNEWS.NET Related articles Nicholas J. Antinone of Runnemede, WW II Army Veteran, Knights of Columbus Member | cnbnews.net Young Lawyers Donate Money and Books to Camden County Library System Edwin E. Lunn, former Runnemede School Board Member, Korean War Navy Veteran | cnbnews.net Gloucester City Residents: Community Garden Openings Are Available | cnbnews.net Only in New Jersey | cnbnews.net CNBNews Weekly Stats : 28 Jul - 3 Aug 2014 Live Long and Prosper: 10 Tips for Leading a Healthy Life Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY LITTLE LEAGUE FALL BALL REGISTRATION | CNBNews.net

GLOUCESTER CITY Little League Fall Ball sign-ups are beginning for players from ages 6 to 11 FREE to any player who played this past spring New player's are $20. Contact Jeffrey Gurcik on Facebook (Gloucester City Little League) or come to the Little League meetings on Wednesday nights at the Major League Complex, Nicholson Road and Johnson Blvd. at 8p.m. Read more →


Next Kennedy Health Alliance Walk With a Doc Program Set for August 1st

press release Cherry Hill, NJ – The next Kennedy Health Alliance “JustWalk™” Walk With a Doc walking program will be held on Saturday, August 1st at Washington Lake Park in Washington Township (meet at Fireman Memorial). The walk – which is open to community members of all ages – will begin at 8:30 a.m. and runs until approximately 10 a.m. Enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk with Kennedy Health Alliance (KHA) Family Physician Richard Weiss, D.O., and other KHA healthcare professionals, who will provide support and answer questions. All walkers are reminded to wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Pre-registration is encouraged. To pre-register call 800-KHS-9007 or visit www.kennedyhealth.org Walk With a Doc is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle to improve the health and well-being of the country.... Read more →


Obituary | Eleanor Mickewicz of Runnemede age 94

Born: June 28, 1921 Died: July 28, 2015 Eleanor Mickewicz went home to be with the Lord on July 28, 2015. She was 94 years old. Beloved wife of the late Bill Mickewicz for 46 years. Devoted mother of Sophie D’Agostino (Robert) and Carole Ann Covert (James). Loving grandmother of Michael and Victoria Egnak and William Covert. Also survived by niece, Irene Abrams, and her family, as well as nephews, Ludwik and Stanley Samselski. Eleanor was born and grew up in Camden, NJ. She attended St. Joseph’s Elementary and High Schools. She worked as a floor supervisor for Campbell Soup. She moved to Runnemede in 1957 and resided there for 56 years until moving to the loving care of St. Mary’s Catholic Home in Cherry Hill. Eleanor was an active member in the Runnemede Senior Citizens Club. She was the co-founder, along with her husband, and an auxiliary member of... Read more →


West Cape May Boy Scout Master Arrested on Aggravated Sexual Contact, Luring A Child Charges

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Captain Robert Sheehan, of the Cape May City Police Department announce the arrest of Frank L. “Sandy” Thompson, a 68 year old male resident of Cape May City. Thompson was arrested for Aggravated Sexual Contact, Luring/Enticing a Child and two (2) counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. At the time of his arrest Thompson was an Assistant Scout Master with a Boy Scout Troop in West Cape May as well as the treasurer at the Corinthian Yacht Club in the City of Cape May. On July 16, 2015, the Special Victims Unit of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office received a call from a concerned citizen who related suspicious activity regarding an eleven (11) year old male and Thompson. A joint investigation was started by the Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the... Read more →


Authorities Investigating Murder in Lindenwold

Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Lindenwold Police Chief Thomas Brennan reported a homicide in Lindenwold last night. Lindenwold Police were dispatched at approximately 8:09 p.m. on Wednesday to the Arborwood apartment complex for a report of a person shot. Officers arrived and located the victim, Henry Lugo, 24, of Camden, lying on the ground in front of an apartment building. He had been shot multiple times. Lugo was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:21 p.m. via telemetry by a doctor. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Sheron Kee at (856) 225-8539 or Lindenwold Police Detective Ron Burrows at (856) 784-7566. Tips may also be emailed to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org. Press release Thursday, July 30, 2015. Read more →


Division of Consumer Affairs Imposes $55,000 in Civil Penalties Against Six Towing Companies

press release JULY 29, 2015--As part of an initiative to combat predatory towing in New Jersey, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has reached settlements with six towing companies that allegedly violated the State’s predatory towing law, with the companies collectively agreeing to pay $55,106 in civil penalties, consumer restitution and reimbursement for investigative and legal costs. “Imagine returning to a parking lot and finding your car gone, and being left stranded. Even worse, imagine if warning signs were either not posted or inadequate, in violation of our Predatory Towing Prevention Act,” Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said. “These actions are part of a larger initiative to make sure that predatory towing does not occur in our state.” The Predatory Towing Prevention Act, which became effective on April 15, 2009, regulates towing from private property, and towing initiated by law enforcement, that occur without the prior consent of... Read more →


Nanny State of the Week: Vague nuisance laws let officials mandate mowing

By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org Citing vague and ill-defined nuisance laws, officials in St. Alban’s Township, Ohio, are trying to make two residents to mow their lawn and destroy two years’ worth of work on a small-scale nature preserve. Sarah Baker and Daryl Watson, according to local news reports, were told by township officials in mid-June they had one month to mow their yard or the township would do it and stick them with the bill. They say that action is a violation of their property rights and their Christian values, but local officials are unmoved. Shutterstock image A REAL NUISANCE: government officials, when considering how to best apply the term “nuisance” in order to improve their town, should probably take a long look in the mirror before taking a look at anyone’s yard. Concerns about the environment drove Baker’s decision to leave the lawn unmowed. In a letter to... Read more →


International Parental Kidnapping Case; 9-Year-Old Boy from Hazleton, Pennsylvania Rescued

International Parental Kidnapping Case Partnerships, Publicity Key to 9-Year-Old’s Rescue 07/29/15 When 9-year-old Billy Hanson didn’t return to Pennsylvania after spending the summer with his father in Seattle, the boy’s mother called her local police department, setting in motion an international kidnapping investigation that led FBI agents halfway around the world to a tiny island in the South Pacific. What would eventually bring the case to a successful conclusion was the extraordinary collaboration between local, federal, and international law enforcement and other agencies. But on that September day in 2014 when Billy was not on the flight he was supposed to be on, his mother “was obviously very concerned,” said Special Agent Carolyn Woodbury, who led the investigation from the FBI’s Seattle Division. Johanna Hanson had agreed to let her son spend that July and August living with his father, Jeff Hanson, aboard a 30-foot sailboat named the Draco. But... Read more →


Houston’s debt passes Detroit’s

Creative Commons photo There’s money in Houston, maybe even enough to pay down the city’s pension debts. By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org Houston’s debts are now bigger than Detroit’s. According to one key measure of fiscal health, Houston’s situation is nearly as bad as that of Chicago, which is starting to collapse under its debt burdens. The city’s financial reputation took a hit earlier this month when Moody’s Investors Service revised its outlook on Houston to “negative.” Even that review doesn’t capture the depth of some of the holes the city’s financial planners have dug. Moody’s has gotten a reputation for a taking a more critical look at municipal pension debt than its competitors in the ratings business, but it still works under the same structural conflict of interest all the other agencies do: they need these cities’ business. Moody’s will nip the hand that feeds it, but none of... Read more →


Arthur Barclay and Patricia Egan Jones to Run for State Assembly in the 5th District

Press release/July 29,2015/CNBNewsnet (BELLMAWR, NJ) - Tonight 5th Legislative District Democratic leadersnominated Camden City Councilman Arthur Barclay and Camden County Surrogate Patricia Egan Jones to join the ticket led by Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez in this fall’s elections. Mrs. Jones will replace Assemblyman Angel Fuentes, who resigned from his seat effective July 1, both in office and on the ballot this November. Mr. Barclay will replace Holly Cass, the winner of the Democratic primary, for the second Assembly slot on the ticket. Members of the Camden and Gloucester County Democratic Committees in the 5th District made the nominations Wednesday evening at the Bellmawr Park Fire Hall. “We are very happy that Pat and Art will serve as part of this year’s team for the Legislature,” said State Senator Fred Madden (D-4), Chairman of the Gloucester County Democratic Committee. “A ticket led by Senator Cruz-Perez and including strong leaders like Art and... Read more →


Indictment Charges Philadelphia Resident With Illegal Reentry | Department of Justice

press release Joel Junior Lantigua-Lora, 28, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by Indictment with illegal reentry after deportation, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment alleges that on or about June 24, 2015, Lantigua-Lora, an alien, and native and citizen of the Dominican Republic, was found in the United States after having been deported from the United States on or about August 23, 2012. If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years. The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations (“ERO”), and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joan E. Burnes. An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. via www.justice.gov Read more →


WalletHub Study: 2015’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems

In light of back-to-school season and given the strong connection between educational attainment and income potential, the leading personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015's States with the Best & Worst School Systems. To find the best school systems, WalletHub compared the quality of education in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia by analyzing 13 key metrics. Our data set includes such metrics as the pupil-teacher ratio, dropout rates, standardized-test scores and bullying incidents rates. States with the Best School Systems States with the Worst School Systems 1 Massachusetts 42 New Mexico 2 Colorado 43 California 3 New Jersey 44 West Virginia 4 Wisconsin 45 South Carolina 5 Kentucky 46 Oregon 6 Vermont 47 Louisiana 7 North Dakota 48 Arizona 8 Minnesota 49 Nevada 9 Connecticut 50 District of Columbia 10 Illinois 51 Alaska Key Stats The District of Columbia’s dropout rate is four... Read more →


GTPD Community Bulletin: What Residents Should Know About Solicitors

The Gloucester Township Police Department (GTPD) would like all residents to be vigilant about reporting solicitors going door-to-door in the township who do not comply with the Municipal Code or appear suspicious. Solicitors are required to possess and carry an identification card issued by the Township. Never hesitate to contact the GTPD if you are suspicious of someone in your neighborhood who is soliciting. Especially, if they are being pushy or aggressive; be sure to call the GTPD non–emergency number 856-228-4500 or if an emergency situation thendial 9-1-1. Call the Police Department at 856-228-4500 to report anyone going door-to-door who: • Does not have a Identification Card, with their picture, issued from Gloucester Township. • Claim to be selling a product or raising money to benefit a program or charity, but have limited supplies or information on the product or program. If they seem surprised you answered the door and... Read more →


American Legion State Finals Results for Wednesday: Gloucester Twp. 3 Brooklawn 13

2015 State Finals Starts Saturday, July 25, 2014 Location - Moody Park, Ewing, NJ Jul 25/Sat 10:00 AM Game 1 Hamilton 31 0 vs Brooklawn 72 6 DH Game 2 Flemington 159 8 vs Hopewell 339 7 4:00 PM Game 3 Gibbsboro 371 11 vs BCAL Bears 3 DH Game 4 Broad Street Park 313 1 vs Gloucester Twp 281 9 Jul 26/Sun 10:00 AM Game 5 Hamilton 31 7 vs BCAL Bears 6 (Out) DH Game 6 Hopewell 339 1 (Out) vs Broad Street Park 313 6 4:00 PM Game 7 Brooklawn 72 9 vs Gibbsboro 371 2 DH Game 8 Flemington 159 8 vs Gloucester Twp 281 5 Jul 27/Mon 4:00 PM Game 9 Broad Street Park 313 7 (Out) vs Gibbsboro 371 8 DH Game 10 Hamilton 31 1 (Out) vs Gloucester Twp 281 4 Jul 28/Tue 7:00 PM Game 11 Brooklawn 72 9 vs Flemington 159... Read more →


CAMDEN COUNTY WOMEN'S CENTER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESPONSE

JULY 28, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CAMDEN —Camden County Women’s Center, a non-profit agency that provides services and shelter to victims of domestic violence, is seeking volunteers to join the Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT). DVRT members are trained volunteer advocates who are available to meet confidentially with victims of domestic violence at police headquarters. The volunteer advocates work in conjunction with the police to provide support, information and referrals to victims of domestic violence. 40-hour domestic violence training class is slated to begin in Fall 2015. Interested applicants will need to submit to a background check, and can apply at: www.camdencountywomenscenter.org under the DVRT tab. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, call CCWC 24/7 Hotline at 856-227-1234. Address/Location Lindenwold Police Department 2001 Egg Harbor Rd Lindenwold, NJ 08021 Read more →


Kennedy University Hospital Receives Award for Quality Standards

Stratford, NJ -- Kennedy University Hospital recently received a $123,126 award from the Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Network for its exceptional quality and safety measures. The Horizon Hospital Recognition Program for Quality & Patient Safety rewards high-performing New Jersey hospitals for providing safe, high-quality and effective hospital care, and is based on measures calculated by The Leapfrog Group. The reward, based on calendar year 2014 performance, will be used for ongoing patient safety and quality initiatives at Kennedy. Shown at the check presentation are, from left: Horizon-BCBSNJ Network representatives, Hospital Specialist Ryan Lachowicz and Medical Director Dr. Ralph Pothel; Kennedy President & CEO Joseph W. Devine; Horizon-BCBSNJ Manager of Hospital Relations Michelle Merchant; Kennedy Director of Clinical Initiatives Christine M. Andrusiw; and Kennedy Chief Patient Safety & Quality Officer Dr. David V. Condoluci. Read more →


CNB Crime: 12 Men Charged with Lewdness-Related Offenses in the Wolfe Neck Parking Area

LEWES DELAWARE (July 28, 2015) – DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation Natural Resources Police have arrested 12 men this month and charged them with lewdness-related offenses in the Wolfe Neck parking area near an intersection with the Junction & Breakwater Trail. The men were arrested on an assortment of charges, ranging from offensive touching; criminal solicitation; lewdness and indecent exposure; and loitering to engage in or solicit sex. Nine of the arrested men were from Delaware; two were from New York and another from Pennsylvania. Their ages ranged from 49 to 82 years old. DNREC has received many complaints from the public about this type of activity at the Wolfe Neck location, and has deployed incremental enforcement tactics to rid the area of it, including widespread posting of “No Loitering” signs and increased patrol activity prior to this latest enforcement action. DNREC’s continuing campaign to event public lewdness has... Read more →


Planned Parenthood Faces Allegations From Former Clinic Worker in Graphic New Video

Kelsey Harkness / @kelseyjharkness / July 28, 2015 A new documentary-style video was released today about Planned Parenthood’s alleged “black market” in harvesting and selling fetal body parts. The 12-minute video, titled “Human Capital,” features a woman who says she worked for a company that procured tissue and organs for Planned Parenthood clinics describing what she considers the profit motive involved in the harvesting of aborted fetal body parts. Viewers should be warned that the video is graphic. There are images of aborted fetal body parts. “I thought I was going to be just drawing blood, not procuring tissue from aborted fetuses,” says Holly O’Donnell, who claims she fainted on her first day of work. They [Planned Parenthood] get paid from it. They do get some kind of benefit. Under federal law, it is illegal to profit off of the sale or purchase of human fetal tissue. The video also... Read more →


KENNEDY HOME HEALTH RECEIVES FOUR-STAR RATING FROM CMS

press release Voorhees, NJ – Kennedy Home Health Care has received a Four-Star rating in the new Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) program that evaluates home care companies across the country. Kennedy Home Health Care is the only agency in its service area of Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties to receive a Four-Star (out of a possible Five-Star) rating. 2015 marks the first time that Medicare has established a Five-Star rating program for Home Care companies. These ratings, made public in July, can be found on its Home Health Care Compare (HHC) website (www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare). The HHC ratings are a compilation of the Home Health Compare scores (from data related to patient health status submitted to Medicare each month) along with patient feedback. Nine measures – ranging from timely initiation of care to improvement in ambulation – figure into the final score. The range of services provided by Kennedy Home Health... Read more →


Freeholder Gentek-Mayer to run for Camden County Surrogate /CNBNewsnet

Press release/July 29,2015 (BELLMAWR, NJ) - The Camden County Democratic Committee tonight selected Freeholder Michelle Gentek-Mayer to replace on the fall ballot out-going County Surrogate Patricia Egan-Jones, who was nominated for a seat in the New Jersey General Assembly in the 5th District. The County Surrogate Judge is a state-mandated constitutional row office that administers wills, estates, trusts, and adoptions. First elected a Freeholder in 2012, Mrs. Gentek-Mayer made a mark quickly in her first term, focusing on economic development and sustainability. Prior to winning public office, she was a long-time community leader, including serving as Chairwoman of her Neighborhood Watch for over 12 years, and as a member of the Gloucester Township Council. The Camden County Democratic Committee will meet soon to replace Gentek-Mayer on the fall ballot. “I am excited about the opportunity to continue my service to Camden County as the next Surrogate,” said Mrs. Gentek-Mayer today.... Read more →


CNB CRIME: Lithuanian National Arrested in Avalon for Aggravated Sexual Assault

press release/July 29, 2015 Cape May Court House, New Jersey – County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Avalon Police Chief William McCormick, announce the arrest of Egidijus Riaubys, a 22 year old, Lithuanian national who resides in Avalon over the summer months on an International Work Visa for Aggravated Sexual Assault, which occurred on July 26,2015, at approximately 3:00am, in the 2300 Block of Ocean Drive in Avalon. There, Officer Ashworth and Officer Manning of the Avalon Police Department were patrolling the neighborhood on bike-patrol and came upon a male subject assaulting an unconscious female. Officers immediately detained the male, who was later identified as Egidijus Riaubys. The victim was a 28 year old female, from Pennsylvania, who was transported, treated and later released from the Cape Regional Medical Center. Further investigation by the Avalon Police Department's Detective Division, the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office resulted in Riaubys being charged... Read more →


Camden Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Fatal Stabbing

CAMDEN CITY NJ JULY 28, 2015--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson announced a Camden man was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for stabbing a woman to death in the city. Hector Cordero Arocho, 35, pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated manslaughter in May before Superior Court Judge Gwendolyn Blue. Judge Blue imposed the sentenced today. Cordero Arocho committed a series of stabbings within hours on June 11, 2012. He stabbed 42-year-old Delita Robinson with a knife near 8th and Division Streets in Camden at approximately 3 a.m. Robinson, a Camden resident, was pronounced dead at 3:45 a.m. at Cooper University Hospital. The defendant was also accused of stabbing a then-27-year-old Camden man near Broadway and Royden Street about two hours after attacking Robinson. The male victim survived. In asking the court for a 25-year sentence, Assistant Prosecutor Erin M. Fay described the... Read more →


What you need to know about police body cams and your rights in N.J.

CNBNEWSNET State officials announced on Tuesday a multi-million dollar effort to expand the use of police body cameras by state police and law enforcement agencies across New Jersey. The state Attorney General's Office also released a 24-page directive for the use of the devices, known as "body worn cameras," or BWCs. Here's what you need to know… Read more →


Commentary: Christie presidential bid gets ‘Trumped’ in New Hampshire

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog As Donald Trump rises to the top of political polls among Republican candidates for president, the biggest loser may be Gov. Chris Christie in the crucial primary state of New Hampshire. The outspoken billionaire was the runaway leader with 24 percent of GOP voters in the Granite State in a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday. Christie trailed in eighth place with only 4 percent. Behind Trump and ahead of Christie were Jeb Bush (12 percent), John Kasich (7 percent), Scott Walker (7 percent), Marco Rubio (6 percent), Ben Carson (5 percent) and Rand Paul (5 percent). Christie is pinning his hopes on a “Telling it Like it Is” campaign strategy to produce a strong showing in the Granite State. But Trump’s inflammatory comments on Mexican immigrants, John McCain’s war record and other issues have shoved Christie out of the spotlight. “It seems that... Read more →


Your Money: Norcross Announces Homeland Security Grants For South Jersey

Critical Funding Comes Less Than 2 Months Before Papal Visit Washington, DC- Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) is pleased to announce multiple port and transit security grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that will ensure a safer South Jersey. Among the grant recipients, New Jersey Transit, which received $17,361,332 and The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) which received $2,655,200. The grants were awarded under DHS’s Transit Security Grant Program, which provides funds to the nation’s high-threat urban areasto protect critical surface transportation and the traveling public from acts of terrorism. Separately, DHS awarded $100 million to help protect critical port infrastructure from terrorism and improve port-wide maritime security risk management. The following law enforcement agencies/corporations received awards under the Port Security Grant Program today: -Camden County Sheriff’s Office $25,000 -County of Burlington $10,850 -Paulsboro Refining Company, LLC $1,169,276 -Sunoco Logistics Partners-Eagle Point Facility $71,996 “The people of South... Read more →


CNB CRIME: U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa Accused of Accepting $1 Million Illegal Loan

CNBNewsnet PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., and four associates were indicted Wednesday on racketeering conspiracy charges stemming from several alleged schemes to misuse campaign funds and hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal grant money to further their political and financial interests. The five schemes include accepting a $1 million illegal loan for Fattah's failed… Read more →


CNB CRIME: Semi-Pro Wrestler Arrested for Haddonfield Armed Robbery and Carjacking

Press release / CNBNewsnet Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Haddonfield Police Chief Ted Stuessy announced a man has been arrested for an armed robbery and a carjacking in Haddonfield. Donald C. Hart, 27, a semi-professional wrestler from Mantua and Palmyra, is accused of robbing the Rite Aid on the 700 block of Haddon Avenue at gunpoint around 12:10 p.m. on June 16, 2015. He then allegedly carjacked a priest in the pharmacy’s parking lot and drove to the 100 block of Marne Avenue before fleeing in a different vehicle he had parked there earlier. Detectives processed the vehicle and recovered physical evidence that was submitted to the New Jersey State Police forensic lab. The lab’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) returned a positive match for Hart. Hart was arrested around 3 p.m. on Tuesday at a convenience store at Mercer Street and Chapel Avenue in Cherry Hill. He... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Commercial Conk Fisherman Arrested on Fisheries Charges

Kenneth W. Bailey NEAR BOWERS BEACH, Del. (July 28, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers arrested a New Jersey-based, Delaware-licensed commercial waterman July 24 on numerous fisheries-related charges and a felony after he tried to evade a fisheries compliance boarding on Delaware Bay and steered his vessel away and into the path of a police boat. Natural Resources Police said that as their patrol boat neared the commercial vessel, its captain, Kenneth W. Bailey, 61, of Heislerville, N.J., put the motor in gear and turned hard, nearly causing a collision with the approaching patrol boat. His crew was also observed dumping the contents of several bushel baskets of conch into the bay, despite a police command to stop, according to Cpl. John McDerby, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police. Bailey was charged with felony tampering with physical evidence, second-degree reckless endangering, unlawful possession of... Read more →


CNB CRIME: Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah Indicted on Corruption Charges

CNBNewsnet A Democratic member of Congress and four of his associates have been indicted for their roles in a racketeering conspiracy to further their political and financial interests, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah Sr., 58, of Philadelphia was charged in a 29-count indictment, along with his district chief of staff, Bonnie… Read more →


Prosecutor’s Office Seeking Forensic Nurse Examiners

Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo reported the office is seeking registered nurses to be trained as forensic nurse examiners certified in sexual assault. These nurses will respond to victims of sexual assault and play a key role in both collecting evidence necessary for convicting rapists and offering dignity and understanding to those who are the victims of sexual assault. The positions are per diem and require 40 hours per month of on-call time. Interviews for the nurse positions are currently being conducted by the Forensic Nurse Examiner Unit of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. All applicants must be registered nurses with at least two years of recent clinical experience and be available to complete the Basic Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) Course for certification through the New Jersey Board of Nursing. Those who would like to be considered for the Basic SANE Course for certification and employment should send... Read more →


CNB Archives: Lions fall short vs. Rams

CNB Archives posted Friday, November 27, 2009 The Lions were carried throughout by running back Steve Kumpf, who rushed for 274 yards and two touchdowns. He scored on runs of 2 yards in the first quarter and 66 in the fourth, but his team couldn't come up with a big play late in the game. With the help of a 27-yard run by Kumpf, Gloucester drove to the Rams' 19-yard line but ran out of downs with 41 seconds to play. It was an emotional loss. via www.courierpostonline.com See video clip 1 See video clip 2 see video clip 3 - See more at: http://www.gloucestercitynews.net/clearysnotebook/2009/11/lions-fall-short-vs-rams-courierpostonlinecom-courier-post.html#sthash.O0lLAHgv.dpuf Read more →


Rand Paul’s ‘Economic Freedom Zone’ a fix for western PA?

U.S. Senator Rand Paul speaking at the launch of his Presidential campaign at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org Rand Paul wants troubled cities declared “Economic Freedom Zones,” with targeted tax cuts and reduced regulation to promote growth and spur jobs. So-called Economic Freedom Zones — known as Zones for Employment and Economic Development in their more developed form in places like Honduras — offer targeted areas the benefits of lower taxes and abstention from certain regulations. The goal is providing a form of government stimulus, different from bailout packages worth billions. The Kentucky senator has called for the plan, first unveiled in 2013, in places of high poverty and unemployment — Detroit and certain parts of his native Kentucky, for example. Touted as a quick-fix to areas suffering from economic distress, poor schools and decline, could such a plan effectively work in western... Read more →


Toe Tapping Music, Uber Not Welcome Here, Ambulance Service May Change in South Jersey

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet The Hegeman String Band at Proprietors Park—This Thursday, July 30 the award winning Hegeman String Band will be performing from 8 pm to 10 pm at Proprietors Park, King Street and the Delaware River, Gloucester City. Sponsored by The Camden County Board of Freeholders and the County Parks Department On the Road Concert Series. Bring your lawn chair, blanket, and the family for a fun-filled evening of toe-tapping music on the Delaware. A SLOW NEWS DAY—When looking for a story idea all a reporter has to do these days is check out social media. Take for example this thread regarding Gloucester City Council’s passage of an ordinance banning Uber taxi service in the city. Resident Gus Orr feels the ordinance is unenforceable and believes the council should support Uber as a job creator. “Uber is far less expensive than a taxi and to think... Read more →


A Pennsylvania Woman Climbs Tree Fearing Coyote

CNBNewsnet MANCHESTER TWP. -- A Pennsylvania woman vacationing at a Christian retreat center was rescued from a tree early Monday morning after she climbed 15-feet high to avoid what she thought was a coyote. Officers from the Manchester Police Department responded to America's Keswick at approximately 3 a.m. after a man who went outside to smoke a… Read more →