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September 2015

Football Week 4 mega-coverage guide: Everything you need for this week's games

Here is our mega-coverage guide for Week 4 to help get you ready for another jam-packed weekend of gridiron action. Make sure to check back as we'll be adding more stories, previews, polls, live update posts and our predictions for every game this weekend as we get ready for games Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We'll also… Read more →


After 40 years, it's still a Thrilla

Ali-Frazier III remains the ring's ultimate gauge of bravery - and brutality Eddie Futch didn't live long enough to hear Joe Frazier fully forgive him. And Smokin' Joe himself died before Angelo Dundee and Muhammad Ali belatedly tried to close his emotional wounds, which had festered since the 'Thrilla in Manila' on Oct 1, 1975. After… Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Greg Alia, Forest Acres Police Department, South Carolina

Police Officer Greg Alia Forest Acres Police Department, South Carolina End of Watch: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Police Officer Greg Alia, age 32, was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a suspicious person call at the Richland Mall shortly before 9:00 am. The subject was taken into custody following the shooting. Officer Alia had served with the Forest Acres Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife and newborn son. Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements: Chief of Police Forest Acres Police Department 5205 Trenholm Road... Read more →

FBI — College Students Targeted in Phone Scam

The FBI Atlanta Division is warning consumers to be on alert for a phone scam that primarily targets college students while displaying the FBI’s telephone number on the recipient’s caller ID. The FBI has received multiple calls from college students at various universities in Georgia, as well as universities in other states, to include Wisconsin, complaining of a phone scam involving someone claiming to represent the U.S. government or even claiming to be FBI agents. In those cases, the caller advised the students of delinquent student loans or dues, delinquent taxes, or even overdue parking tickets. On occasion, the caller... Read more →

FBI Releases 2014 Crime Statistics

press release September 30, 2015 The estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased 0.2 percent in 2014 when compared with 2013 data, according to FBI figures released today. Property crimes decreased by 4.3 percent, marking the 12th straight year the collective estimates for these offenses declined. The 2014 statistics show the estimated rate of violent crime was 365.5 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants, and the property crime rate was 2,596.1 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants. The violent crime rate declined 1.0 percent compared to the 2013 rate, and the property crime rate declined 5.0 percent. These and additional data are... Read more →

Four Kennedy Health Associates Receive Kennedy Nursing Scholarships

Voorhees, NJ – Four Kennedy Health associates have been named recipients of the 2015 Kennedy Nursing Scholarship Awards. This new scholarship program – made possible through proceeds from the 2014 Kennedy Golf Outing – not only enables Kennedy nurses to advance their educational status, but also supports non-nursing Kennedy associates wishing to pursue a career in nursing. “Each of the selected recipients has demonstrated their commitment to Kennedy Health’s mission and vision, along with a passion for their own professional development,” said Helene Burns, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Kennedy’s Chief Nurse Executive. Recipients of the 2015 Kennedy Nursing Scholarship Awards are:... Read more →

Romanian Native In Large-Scale Atm Skimming Scheme Extradited To The United States

NEWARK, N.J. – A native of Romania who was arrested in Spain was arraigned on September 25, 2015following his extradition to face charges that he participated in a large-scale lucrative ATM skimming scheme targeting New Jersey bank customers, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Alin Dumitru Carabus, 41, will appear tomorrow afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda D. Wettre in Newark federal court. He is charged by indictment with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, conspiracy to possess 15 or more counterfeit access devices, and possession of 15 or more counterfeit access devices. One of the other individuals... Read more →

CNB ARCHIVES 2011: City of Gloucester City Releases Closing Arguments in Kain Dismissal Case

CNB ARCHIVES Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Brown & Connery, llp By: Christine P. O’Hearn, Esquire 360 Haddon Avenue P.O. box 539 Westmont, New Jersey 08108 (856) 854-8900 Attorneys for Petitioner, The City of Gloucester IN THE MATTER OF PAUL KAIN, REGISTERED MUNICIPAL CLERK, THE CITY OF GLOUCESTER DOCKET NO.: CLG-00612-2010S CLOSING BRIEF ON BEHALF OF THE PETITIONER, THE CITY OF GLOUCESTER’S IN SUPPORT OF PETITION TO REMOVE PAUL KAIN, MUNCIPAL CLERK INTRODUCTION AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY The City of Gloucester (“The City”) filed a Complaint seeking removal of Paul Kain (“Kain”), Registered Municipal Clerk of The City with the New Jersey... Read more →

Tickets Now Available for Camden County Sports Hall of Fame Inductee's Dinner

(September 29, 2015) - The Camden County Freeholder Board is hosting the 9th Annual Camden County Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and induction ceremony on Oct. 29. At that time, 11 local sports legends will be honored for their contributions to athletics. “This event is a celebration of competition, endurance and sportsmanship, and the men and women, who led their teams to the pinnacle of success,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “Every year it is an honor for the Freeholder Board to shine the spotlight on some of the best athletes our County has to offer.” This year's inductees... Read more →

CNB Business News: WalletHub Study 2015’s Cities with the Fastest Growing Economies

With the economy steadily rebounding from the Great Recession, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Cities with the Fastest Growing Economies. In order to identify the American cities that have grown the most rapidly in socioeconomic terms, WalletHub compared 515 U.S. cities across 10 key metrics, ranging from population growth rate to unemployment rate decrease. In addition, we produced separate rankings for large, midsize and small cities. Fastest Growing Cities Slowest Growing Cities 1 Odessa, TX 506 Parma, OH 2 Frisco, TX 507 Albany, GA 3 Midland, TX 508 Skokie, IL 4 Mission, TX 509... Read more →

Blue Lives Matter in Tinseltown | American Police Beat Magazine

Police officers and supporters gathered in Hollywood, California, over the weekend to show support for law-enforcement officers nationwide. “There’s something weird and scary going on right now – police are being assassinated,” said demonstrator Annie Bergin, 34, of Los Angeles, who held up a “They bleed blue” poster. “I’m here to show that I strongly support the LAPD and law enforcement officers everywhere who risk their lives each day to keep us safe.” “This is just the beginning of a nationwide campaign,” said Jerretta Sandoz, vice president of the 10,000-member Police Protection League. “We’ve reached out to police unions in... Read more →


Courses offered in April and September - October Tuckahoe WMA, Lenape Farms Section (Atlantic County) October 10 and 11 You must attend both days of the two-day class. Classes are held rain or shine. Bring a pencil, and a lunch, wear hip boots and bring pliers. All other materials provided. See the course schedule page to register. Furbearer Management Newsletters GENERAL INFORMATION Modern, regulated trapping is used to manage habitat, monitor and control animal populations, protect and reintroduce endangered species, protect public and private property and conduct research. It is a technique for sustainable, consumptive use of the wildlife resource.... Read more →

DELAWARE Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Sept. 14-20

Reminder for the week: Visitors must obey speed limit when driving on wildlife area roadways DOVER (Sept. 25, 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 Sept. 14-20 made 1,580 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public, including 188 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers responded to 61 complaints and issued 53 citations, one of which was related to the C&D Canal Conservation Area... Read more →

Police Need Public's Help in Identifying Woman Discovered in the Ocean in Cape May County

(September 29, 2015)The New Jersey State Police Marine Services Unit and Ocean City Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in Identifying the woman discovered in the water off the shore of Ocean City NJ, Cape May Co. NJ state Police and the Ocean City Police, responded to the beach at 57th Street for the recovered body of an unidentified white female. No signs of trauma were observed. She was wearing a purple shirt and blue jeans. She has a tattoo on her right shoulder of a heart with the name "Patrick" and an unknown secondary name. She also has... Read more →

Road Projects Taking Place Across Camden County

(September 29, 2015) - Freeholder Ian Leonard has been informed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) that the state will close the Route 42 northbound ramp to I-295 northbound overnight this week. “Residents should be aware that in addition to this week’s closures, this construction will impact their commute and their communities for several years,” said Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works. “When this project is completed, it will alleviate much of the traffic congestion currently experienced on a daily basis. It will be a monumental change for this highway interchange creating... Read more →

Pennsylvania Escapee Adam Snatchko ((AKA Patrick Norris) | Pennsylvania State Police

ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PA: Escape. On Sept. 28, 2015, at approximately 2:50 p.m., Adam Snatchko (AKA Patrick Norris), 43, of Canonsburg, returned to the Riverside Community Corrections Center from an authorized leave. He appeared to be under the influence of drugs. When Snatchko discovered that he would be drug tested, he fled the facility through an unlocked side door. He is currently serving time for possession with intent to deliver and has an extensive criminal history. He is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, 210 pounds, with hazel eyes and brown hair. He has numerous tattoos on his hands and... Read more →

FBI Announces Return of Painting Believed Looted by Nazis During WWII

COLUMBUS, OH—Special Agent in Charge Angela L. Byers of the Cincinnati Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced today that the painting Portrait of a Young Man by Polish painter Krzysztof Lubieniecki has been returned to officials with the government of Poland. The work of art is believed to have been looted by Nazi soldiers from the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland during World War II. “We are honored to return this painting to the Polish government and the National Museum,” stated Special Agent in Charge Byers. “This was truly a cooperative effort among the U.S. government and... Read more →

WalletHub Study: New Jersey Is the 5th Best State for Teachers

With Oct. 5 being International World Teachers Day and in recognition of the key role that educators play in our children’s lives, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best and Worst States for Teachers. In order to help educators find the best teaching opportunities in the country and draw attention to the states needing improvement in this regard, WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 13 key metrics, ranging from average starting salary to unemployment rate to the projected number of teachers per student by 2022. Being a Teacher in New... Read more →

Nathan James Worrell, of Thorofare, Served in the Air Force and Coast Guard, GCHS Alumnus

Nathan James Worrell, of Thorofare, NJ passed away on September 25, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 73. Legacy A strong willed yet caring gentleman, Nate had a quick witted sense of humor and enjoyed making others smile. He was outgoing and friendly but most importantly, Nate was devoted to his family. He also enjoyed playing golf and camping. Born in Swedesboro, NJ, Nate was a resident of Thorofare for 47 years. He was a longtime and active parishioner of St. Matthews Church. A proud American, Nate serviced his country in the Air Force during the... Read more →


PROJECT WILL IMPROVE WATER QUALITY AND RESTORE RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STATE’S LARGEST COASTAL LAKE (15/P83) TRENTON – The Christie Administration has awarded a nearly $1.66 million contract to remove sand pushed by Superstorm Sandy into Deal Lake, the largest in a series of unique coastal lakes in Monmouth County that were severely impacted by the storm, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today. The contract to dredge 12,000 cubic yards of material was awarded to Tri-State Dredging of Philadelphia. The project is being funded through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service. The... Read more →

CNB HUNTING/FISHING DELAWARE: New Names for Two Wildlife Areas

DOVER (Sept. 25, 2015) – With hunters and other wildlife area visitors heading out to enjoy fall weather, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today that two wildlife areas have undergone name changes since last hunting season. In New Castle County, the wildlife area formerly known as the Blackbird Reserve Wildlife Area near Townsend – adjoining Eagles Nest Road – has been renamed the Eagles Nest Wildlife Area. “We changed the name of the Blackbird Reserve Wildlife Area to reduce confusion associated with two nearby and similarly-named properties – the Blackbird Creek Reserve, which is managed under the Delaware... Read more →

FBI: Con Man Sentenced in Fraud Case Promised Luxury Cars But Rarely Delivered

Law enforcement seized this 2008 Mercedes-Benz from Memphis luxury car salesman Michael Brown during the investigation into allegations that Brown was defrauding customers who ordered luxury cars through his company’s website. 09/24/15 It’s a cautionary consumer tale that’s been around forever: In an attempt to get a deal on something that sounds too good to be true, the customer gets the shaft instead. That’s just what happened in the case of a luxury car salesman in Tennessee who used a website to advertise below-market prices on a variety of expensive vehicles. Not only did he not deliver the vehicles ordered... Read more →

EPA Proposes to Add N.J. Pesticides Manufacturing Facility to Superfund List

(New York, N.Y. – Sept. 28, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed adding the former Kil-Tone Company site in Vineland, N.J. to its Superfund list of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. Pesticides were manufactured at the now defunct Kil-Tone Company facility, and groundwater and soil at the site, including soil in the yards of nearby homes, is contaminated with arsenic and lead. “The EPA is committed to protecting residents and workers from the high levels of arsenic and lead at this site,” said Judith A. Enck, EPA Regional Administrator. “By adding this site to the Superfund list,... Read more →

If you’re in a car accident, follow some basic steps, advises PIANJ

TRENTON, N.J. – If you've ever been in an accident, you know things can be chaotic immediately after a crash, but following some basic steps can make filing your claim a little easier says the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey. First and foremost, if someone is injured, call 911, said Charles Caruso, CIC, CPIA, PIANJ president. "Think about your safety and those around you first. Stay calm; being in a car accident is scary but getting upset can only make things worse." Before you start gathering information from the other driver, it's important to get to safety as quickly... Read more →

Protecting the Pope, Protecting the People

press release Story by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen PHILADELPHIA PA --When the Vatican announced Pope Francis would visit Philadelphia as part of a three-city tour of the United States, the men and women of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay began making preparations for the historic event. With hundreds of thousands of visitors anticipated for the World Meeting of Families visit, safety and security of the Pope, distinguished visitors and the public became a critical objective of the Coast Guard and other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Between the Delaware River and Schuylkill River, the 3-century-old city of... Read more →

Gloucester City Solicitor Answers Questions About the New Ambulance Service...Starts April 1

CNB Archives Saturday, February 26, 2011 By William E. Cleary Sr. Gloucester City Council passed a resolution at Thursday's meeting by a 4-1 vote to hire an outside contractor to provide ambulance service for the City. Voting for the measure was Mayor William James, Councilman Jay Brophy, Councilman Bruce Parry, and Councilman John Hutchinson. Voting no was Councilwoman Kelly Ferry. Absent were Councilmen Marchese and Spencer. The contract was awarded to Lourdes Health System. The contract calls for Lourdes to provide Basic Life Ambulance Service to residents for three years starting April 1. Image: Lourdes provides ambulance service for the... Read more →

CNB MEDICAL NEWS: HHS sponsors development of drug for hospitalized influenza patients

With unique ‘mechanism of action,’ drug could become first in new class of influenza antivirals Development of an experimental influenza antiviral drug that may be more potent and could have a longer treatment window than existing drugs will receive support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The drug is being developed for use in treating patients hospitalized with influenza. If development is successful and the drug receives U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, the drug could become the first specifically for this use and potentially the... Read more →

CNB SPORTS: Warren Hills High School QB Evan Murray Died from a Lacerated Spleen

Warren Hills Regional High School quarterback Evan Murray died from a lacerated spleen, a medical examiner found. An autopsy of the 17-year-old from Warren County found the cause of death to be massive internal bleeding due to the laceration. Morris County Medical Examiner Dr. Ronald Suarez determined during the examination that Murray had an abnormally enlarged… Read more →

OBITUARY: Patricia Ann "Tinker" Ruple, of Gloucester City, age 26

Suddenly, On September 23, 2015. Age 26. Of Gloucester City. Loving mother of Jordan Lea Rough. Cherished Daughter of Patricia Ann “Tinker” Ruple (Glen) and the late Peter T. Rough. Devoted sister of Heather and James. Survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her visitation on Friday from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at Lighthouse Baptist Church: 811 Market Street, Gloucester City. Service 7:30 pm in the church officiated by Pastor George Yurick. Interment private. Family respectfully requests memorial donations to the family for care of Jordan at Condolences and... Read more →

City Fire Boat, Holt Busy, New Development in Westmont, Love Your Money, Unity of Family

TIPS AND SNIPPETS CNB photos William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet WHO KNEW?—On Friday when we were checking out Freedom Pier, King Street, and the Delaware River, we discovered the Gloucester City Fire Department’s water rescue boat tied up at the dock next to the North Wind Schooner. Fire Marshall Pat Hagan, Department spokesperson said on Monday that the Camden City Fire Department gave the boat to Gloucester in the spring of 2014. “It was free,” said Hagan. “It didn’t cost the City a dime.” The 10-year-old boat, a Sea Arc, is 27 ft -long and has two 200 horse... Read more →

CNB ARCHIVES 2011: Camden on the Brink by Jacob Laksin - City Journal

CNB Archives February 11, 2011 Camden NJ - Grafitti on Ferry Street The poverty-ridden New Jersey city faces police cuts amid increasing crime. 9 February 2011 States and municipalities around the country are struggling to tighten their fiscal belts, but few cities face as stark a choice as the hard-luck South New Jersey city of Camden. One of America’s most dangerous cities, Camden seeks to close a $26.5 million budget hole by laying off one-quarter of its city government workers—including half of its police force. In an austerity plan that went into effect last month, the city laid off 180... Read more →

Man Indicted on Charges He Blackmailed Underage Girls into Sending Him Sexually Explicit Photos

View Indictment TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman today announced that a Salem County, N.J., man has been indicted on multiple counts of extortion and first-degree manufacturing child pornography for allegedly stalking underage girls on the Internet and blackmailing the victims to make them send him sexually explicit photos of themselves or expose themselves on a webcam. The indictment stems from an investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice and ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Michael Van Culin, 31, of Monroeville, N.J., allegedly obtained sexually explicit photos or videos of four girls: three who were 14 to 16... Read more →

Past Bellmawr Fire Chief Robert J. Dolson, Sr. Succumbs at the age of 67 | CNBNewsnet

Robert J. Dolson, Sr., on September 26, 2015, of Bellmawr. Age 67. Beloved husband of Cheryl (nee Weppler). Devoted father of Robert, Jr. (Lisa) and Krista Bravo (Francisco). Loving grandfather of Alina, Jasmeen, Alex, Eric, and Courtney. Dear brother of Ethel Galyean. Robert proudly served in the United States Army. He was a past Fire Chief of Bellmawr #1 Fire Company and a retired fire inspector for the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Robert was also a member and PUFL of the American Legion Post #72 and an Honorary Life Member of VFW Post #9563. There will be a visitation from 5... Read more →

Annual Camden Diocesan BLUE MASS Tuesday, September 29 at 10:30

The Diocese of Camden, in conjunction with law enforcement and emergency service agencies throughout the region, will host the 14th Annual Celebration of Law Enforcement and Emergency Services. This Mass is offered to thank God for the sacrifice and service to the communities given by law enforcement and emergency service personnel at every level. The Blue Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Dennis Sullivan. All law enforcement and emergency service personnel, along with their family, friends, and the public are invited to take part. Tuesday, September 29 from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, 701... Read more →

Route 42 northbound ramp to I-295 northbound will close for overnight work in Bellmawr

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight closures this week of the Route 42 northbound ramp to I-295 northbound as the Direct Connection project advances in Camden and Gloucester counties. Starting Tuesday, September 29 through Thursday October 1, the Route 42 northbound ramp to I-295 northbound will be closed each night from 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. the following morning. The following detour will be in effect for those driving on Route 42 northbound: Take exit 1C, Market Street. Turn left onto Market Street then make a right onto I-76 eastbound. Continue on I-76 eastbound... Read more →

CNB Archives 2011: Gloucester City pays $45,000 to settle police false arrest/excessive force suit

CNB Archives: Monday, February 28, 2011 Posted February 2011 By John Paff GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (February 25, 2001)--On October 14, 2010, two officers in the Gloucester City (Camden County) Police Department agreed to pay $45,000 to a Woodbury man who sued them for allegedly falsely arresting and using excessive force against him. In his suit, Reginal Gaines, a 45 year old, African American man, said that on July 7, 2006 he was pulled over by Gloucester City Police Officer James Little for "not having a tag light and for failing to use a turn signal." Gaines claims that Little, without... Read more →

Woodbine Man Indicted on Attempted Murder Charge for Allegedly Firing Handgun at Crowd

Jose Lopez also allegedly pointed the gun at two state troopers, causing one trooper to fire at him View Indictment TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a man was indicted today on charges including attempted murder for allegedly firing a handgun at a crowd at a party at a home in Woodbine last year. The man allegedly pointed the gun at two state troopers who responded to the gunfire, causing one of the troopers to fire at him. No one was hit by any of the gunfire. Under the Attorney General’s Directive on Police-Use-of-Force Investigations, the... Read more →


DOVER (Sept. 24, 2015) – DNREC Secretary David Small and Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Chief Robert Legates, along with NRP officers, today unveiled their new mobile multimedia outreach unit for Operation Game Theft, a program which encourages the public to assist natural resources police officers in apprehending and convicting Delaware game law violators. The 27-foot-long display trailer, which includes more than 100 weapons (all inoperable) and items confiscated from poachers and other game law violators, is available for outreach at community events. “Protecting and conserving Delaware’s wildlife resources is a key part of DNREC’s mission,” said... Read more →

Gloucester County Man Sentenced for Recklessly Causing Oil Spill in Spring Lake

TRENTON - Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a Gloucester County man was sentenced today for recklessly causing an oil spill last year in Spring Lake and Mantua Creek in Washington Township by using a vacuum tank truck containing an industrial solvent to pump the water from his swimming pool and discharge it into a storm drain. The truck was used to transport a petroleum distillate called “cutting oil,” but the man said he believed it was empty. John Caldwell, 48, of Washington Township, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge M. Christine Allen-Jackson to five years of probation,... Read more →

UK Programmer Releases Free Eye-Tracking Software for People With Neurological Disorders

On September 10, Julius Sweetland, 32, released a two-minute video demo of his new eye-tracking program OptiKey. Although the demo marked the culmination of almost four years of solitary effort, coding late into the night and squeezing in some morning programming before heading to his day job, it reached a global audience in just a few hours. OptiKey is a program that enables individuals with motor neuron diseases like ALS to type, click, and browse their computers using only the movements of their eyes. Although it requires a PC and an eye-tracking camera to work, the software itself is free... Read more →

Drug Trafficking Ring Leaders Sentenced for Using Mail to Transport Cocaine from Calif. to NJ

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a leader of a narcotics trafficking ring and a co-defendant pleaded guilty today for participating in an operation that used the U.S. Mail and other parcel delivery services to ship multiple kilograms of cocaine from California into New Jersey. Kemar Davis, 24, of Hollywood, Calif. (formerly of Margate, Fla.) pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree leading a narcotics trafficking network before Superior Court Judge John T. Kelley in Camden County. He and the other alleged leader of the ring, his brother Andrew K. Davis, 37, of Kingston, Jamaica (formerly... Read more →

Runners, cyclists loving 'surreal' car-free Ben Franklin Bridge for Pope visit

CAMDEN -- As streams of Pope-bound pilgrims began the long walk into Philadelphia over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge on Sunday morning, almost as many were headed in the opposite direction. Scores of runners, cyclists and stroller-pushing parents took advantage of the rare opportunity to cross the bridge, closed to traffic until Monday at noon, and relish… Read more →

Sicklerville child killed in A.C. Expressway crash

HAMILTON TWP. -- A 6-year-old Sicklerville boy was killed Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident on the Atlantic City Expressway, state police said. Jillian Nimmo, 26, of Sicklerville, was traveling westbound in the left lane near mile marker 16.2 when she attempted to move to the center lane, said New Jersey State Pollice Sgt. First Class… Read more →

Former Treasurer of Seaville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Sentenced for Stealing $19,000

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that the former treasurer of the Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company was sentenced today for stealing $19,000 by using fire company funds to reimburse himself for personal expenses. The fire company’s former chief was sentenced to prison earlier this month for separate thefts from the fire company. Michael Petrella, 26, of Seaville, was sentenced to 364 days in the county jail as a condition of five years of probation by Superior Court Judge John Porto in Cape May County. Petrella pleaded guilty on Dec. 18, 2014 to one count of... Read more →

NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife - Division To Stock Dog Training Areas in October

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will stock eleven (11) Wildlife Management Area dog training areas prior to the November 7 opening of the pheasant/quail season. A change from past years is that pheasants will be stocked instead of quail as a cost-saving measure. The 880 pheasants are stocked for dog training purposes only and cannot be fired upon. Another change this year is that dog training is now permitted on the Friday before the opening day of the small game season (Saturday, November 7). The information on page 70 in the Hunting Digest, noting the closure, is not... Read more →

CNB Crime: NJ Pot Grower Sentenced to 20 Years

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a drug dealer from Hudson County was sentenced to state prison today for growing large crops of high-grade marijuana in two buildings in Newark. A co-defendant who was his partner in the marijuana growing and distribution operation is awaiting sentencing. David Companioni, 32, of West New York, N.J., was sentenced to 20 years in state prison, including six years and eight months of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Siobhan A. Teare in Essex County. Companioni was tried in front of an Essex County jury in August and convicted on... Read more →

HSFootball:Woodstown 35 Gloucester Catholic 16

photos credit Bruce Darrow GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (September 26, 2015)--The Woodstown Wolverines football team won Saturday's away conference game against Gloucester Catholic by a score of 35-16. via Gloucester Catholic's No. 8 Matt Gray Gloucester Catholic's No.5 Chris Garwood xGloucester Catholic's No.8 Matt Gray Gloucester Catholic's 'water girls' Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Four St. Mary’s County Men Charged with Striped Bass Poaching

September 25, 2015 MARYLAND--Four Lexington Park men were charged with poaching after a Maryland Natural Resources Police officer caught them with 42 undersized striped bass. Francisco Morales Vallardes, 51, Douglas Francisco Morales, 34, Roberto Jesus Mejia Lopez, 33, and Oscar Saul Mejia Lopez, 35, were each charged with exceeding the daily catch limit of two striped bass and possession of undersized striped bass. An officer observed a boat approach the St. George Island Bridge boat ramp without proper navigational lights at about 9 p.m. on Sept. 17. A man on shore ran to the boat to get a cooler and... Read more →

Fuel fraud: Government employees steal millions from taxpayers at the pump

FILL IT UP OR STICK ‘EM UP?: In the past five years, the federal government has prosecuted $240 million in fuel fraud cases. But the actual number is considered to be much higher. (AP File photo) By Rob Nikolewski As a federal employee at Arlington National Cemetery, Bobby Bennett Harris was authorized two fuel cards to maintain vehicles assigned to the nation’s most famous burial site. But he got caught using those cards to fill up his personal SUV. What tripped him up? One of the cards that paid for gasoline was assigned to an all-electric vehicle. Oops. “Yes, that... Read more →

CNB Crime: Philadelphia Man Sentenced for Distributing Cocaine in Gloucester County

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a Philadelphia man was sentenced to state prison today for distributing a kilogram of cocaine to an undercover officer at the Deptford Mall in Gloucester County. He was arrested during an investigation by the Atlantic City Task Force into a conspiracy to distribute cocaine in Atlantic City. Eduardo Colon-Lopez, 37, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to 10 years in state prison, including 30 months of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Bernard E. DeLury Jr. in Atlantic County. He pleaded guilty on Aug. 4 to a charge of first-degree distribution of... Read more →