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press release October 31, 2016 MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. - Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi announced that a Medford Township man has been sentenced to 17 years in New Jersey state prison for a $2 million burglary spree that hit 21 residences in six municipalities in Burlington and Camden counties. Under the sentence handed down on Friday October 28 in Superior Court by the Hon. Charles A. Delehey, J.S.C., Darius Gittens must serve eight years before being eligible for parole. The sentence covers a combination of charges to which Gittens, 57, of Skeet Road in Medford Township, pled guilty to... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing N.J. : Black Bear Permits on Sale November 1

Lottery Permit Application Process Lotteries are conducted to allocate spring turkey, beaver, and otter permits prior to over-the-counter sales. (The is no lottery for deer permits or fall turkey.) To enter a lottery an application must be submitted at a license agent or via the Internet. A non-refundable $2.00 application fee is charged for each lottery application. Hunters and trappers have three choices in each lottery. If a permit is only acceptable to you for one particular zone (and/or period), only a first choice selection should be made. There is no requirement to select a second or third choice; these... Read more →

Gloucester County Prosecutors Office to Start Addiction Recovery Coaching Program

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, in cooperation with the county’s two hospitals and municipal police departments, will announce Tuesday (11/1) the start of a substance abuse recovery coaching program in which police officers will put addicted individuals in touch with trained “coaches” who can encourage and guide them into treatment. In this program, police who administer the heroin overdose antidote Narcan are to offer the individual, once stabilized at a hospital, the opportunity to meet with a recovery coach before being discharged. Officers may also offer the services of a recovery coach to anyone they believe would benefit, even in... Read more →

Philadelphia Transit Strike Deadline Nears

Philadelphia transit employees will meet with city officials to negotiate a new contract as the Nov. 1 strike deadline looms, and the prospects of a full walk-out become a very real possibility. The contract between workers and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transport Authority (SEPTA) expires at midnight Oct. 31 (Halloween). The two sides have been in talks… Read more →

Obituary: Mary R. Hunter of Gloucester City

On October 28, 2016, (nee Abele) of Gloucester City, NJ, age 73. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard W. Hunter III, loving She was the beloved wife of the late Richard W. Hunter III, loving mother of Brenda Kudrick (Michael), Mary Lucas, Geraldine Dellman, Norman Burkett, and the later Terry and Billy Hunter. She was the dear the dear sister of Ronald (Rosetta), Donald (Sharon) and Edward (Anne) Abele and John Angel (Linda). She is also survived by her fiancé Charles Beswick, Sr., many grandchildren, great grandchildren and her godchild. Mary was a member of the Townsend... Read more →

H.S. Football: Florence Coach Frappolli Meets Paulsboro Coach Howard on the Gridiron

PAULSBORO -- In his 43 seasons as the head coach of the Florence football team, there's not much Joe Frappolli hasn't accomplished. Yet his resume is still missing a victory over fellow coaching legend Glenn Howard following Saturday's trip to Paulsboro. The Red Raiders defeated the Flashes, 34-6, in West Jersey Football League inter-division action as… Read more →

Obituary: Mark B. Reader, age 33, of Philadelphia, formerly of Gloucester City

On October 27, 2016. Mark passed away. Formerly from Gloucester City. Loving son of Alice Lippincott (nee Stranahan), loving brother of Shelly Lippincott and Debbie Reader. Beloved Uncle of Jared Russ. Beloved cousin of Lisa Stranahan-Murphy, Cassidy Kelly and Logun Kelly. Cherished godson of Alice Allsworth. Mark loved animals, nature, and poems. Despite everything, he was a strong man, for his beliefs. Mark had a passion for helping others in need. During the holidays he would cut hair at shelters, feed those in need of a meal. Mark loved reading books, poems and writing poems. Mark loved his ferrets, they... Read more →

FDA Faults 12 Hospitals For Failing To Disclose Injuries, Deaths Linked To Medical Devices

By Chad Terhune October 28, 2016 | Kaiser Health News Federal regulators said 12 U.S. hospitals, including well-known medical centers in Los Angeles, Boston and New York, failed to promptly report patient deaths or injuries linked to medical devices. The Food and Drug Administration publicly disclosed the violations in inspection reports this week amid growing scrutiny of its ability to identify device-related dangers and protect patients from harm. Some of the reporting lapses were found at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and two hospitals in Los Angeles — the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.... Read more →

Last day for cheap gas in N.J: Why ever leave Pa. again?

One of the great perks of living on the state line is coming to an end. After Monday, cheap gas in New Jersey is a thing of the past. New Jersey's beefed-up gas taxes take effect Tuesday. Gov. Chris Christie and New Jersey's Democratic-led Legislature agreed to raise the gas tax by 23 cents. It will… Read more →

CNB Crime: Now Five FBI Field Offices Are Probing Clinton Charity, Adding Fuel To The Fire

FBI field offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Little Rock, Ark., are investigating the Clinton Foundation concerning allegations of pay-to-play financial and political corruption, according to a report at The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Sunday. Mirroring information provided by a former senior law enforcement official that "multiple FBI investigations are underway involving potential…

VIDEO: Don't Open The Door

Firearms expert, trainer, and author Massad Ayoob is recognized as one of the best in the country. In the following video, he teaches a simple and valuable lesson in how to protect yourself and your family from a home invasion. Note, for example, the precautions he takes regarding his position in the room, and that he is armed with both a handgun and a cell phone. His techniques can be learned by everyone in the household. (3:53) Read more →

Camden County Doctor's License Suspended on Charges of Misconduct and Negligence

NEWARK – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that the State Board of Medical Examiners has suspended the license of Dr. Vivienne Matalon, a Cherry Hill family physician accused of indiscriminately prescribing a powerful spray form of the painkiller fentanyl to three patients, one of whom died. Matalon, who maintains offices in Cherry Hill and Camden, agreed to the temporary license suspension on Friday, eight days after the State filed a Verified Complaint accusing her of professional misconduct and gross negligence in the indiscriminate prescription of "Subsys”, a potent painkiller approved by the... Read more →

Kennedy University Hospitals Earn ‘A’s’ for Patient Safety Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Voorhees, NJ, October 31, 2016 – Kennedy University Hospital’s three locations - Cherry Hill, Stratford, and Washington Township, NJ – have again each been honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2016 Hospital Safety Grade, which rates how well U.S. hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections. An announcement this week by independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group – which administers the Hospital Safety Grade – showed Kennedy among only 844 U.S. hospitals to receive an “A” rating, ranking among the safest hospitals in the nation. This marks the fifth consecutive time Kennedy’s hospitals have each... Read more →


published October 16, 2012 Residents of Bellmawr, I am on the ballot as an Independent for Council on November 6th local election. As a resident of Bellmawr for 22 years, I have attended every Council meeting within the past year, and have listened to many concerns raised by Borough residents. If afforded the opportunity to serve on Town Council, I look forward to meeting with residents of Bellmawr and communicate openly in addressing any concerns. My core mission as a member of Council would be to ask at every opportunity, what is being done to reduce property taxes? by: Working... Read more →

ELECTION 2016: Timing of FBI's Announcement about Clinton Investigation Draws Criticism

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday called the timing of the FBI's announcement that it was assessing new evidence in her email case "unprecedented" and "deeply troubling." At a campaign appearance in Daytona Beach, Florida, Clinton told her audience, "It's pretty strange to put something like that out with such little information, right before an… Read more →

Cowboys Clip Eagles in Overtime 29-23

DALLAS — Rookie Dak Prescott threw a 5-yard touchdown to Jason Witten in overtime as the Dallas Cowboys clipped the Philadelphia Eagles 29-23 in an NFC East thriller Sunday night at AT&T Stadium. Regulation ended at 23-23. The Cowboys won the toss and drove 75 yards in 12 plays for the game-winning score. The key play… Read more →

Murderer Joseph Ligon who has in prison since he was 16 REFUSES parole offer | Daily Mail Online

A 79-year-old Philadelphia man who has served over 60 years in prison for a crime that he committed when he was 16 has rejected an opportunity to immediately be put on parole – insisting instead that he deserved to be released outright. Joseph Ligon is the oldest prison inmate who was incarcerated as a juvenile and given a life sentence for his involvement in the stabbing deaths of two men in Philadelphia 63 years ago, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. He has also served longer than any other 'juvenile lifer,' as they are called. <span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: arial, helvetica,... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Deputy Sheriff Dan Glaze, Rusk County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

RELATED: BLUE LINE LADYSMITH, WISCONSIN October 29, 2016--Deputy Sheriff Dan Glaze, age 33, was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious vehicle on Broken Arrow Road, near Highway 27, at approximately 11:00 pm. He had arrived at the scene and located the vehicle in a field. He radioed in a description of the vehicle but did not respond to additional radio traffic or calls to his cell phone. Responding units found him inside his patrol car suffering from a gunshot wound. A suspect was identified and located at his home approximately 11 hours later. The man fired at deputies from... Read more →

Gloucester Township PD Alert: Halloween Candy Safety Tips

The Gloucester Township Police Community Relations Bureau is promoting a safe 2016 Halloween. One way to be safe is to take the following precautions in reference to Halloween Candy. It is a crime to tamper with candy and it will result in criminal charges. Remember to call the Gloucester Township Police Department as soon as you expect that someone tampered with candy. Please call 228-4500 or 911 for an emergency to have an officer respond to your residence. Parent Recommendations: • Instruct their children not to open their candy until they return home. • Inspect all candy for tampering before... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic over Pleasantville 17-12

GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. October 29, 2016--The Gloucester Catholic High School football team was the winner on Saturday in a matchup against Pleasantville, 17-12. But perhaps just as big of a winner was the West Jersey Football League and its philosophy of pairing teams of similar ability levels within their divisions as well as their crossover games. The Rams and Greyhouds were… Read more →

N.J. GOP Legislative Leader: Guadagno Right, Christie An 'Enabler' On Ballot Question #2

The N.J. GOP's internal struggles appear to be just beginning, Save Jerseyans. On Friday, Assemblyman Erik Peterson (R-23), the Assembly Republican Assistant Whip, took sides in the open battle between Governor Chris Christie and Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, coming down decidedly on the rebellious LG's side. "I am confident that the lieutenant governor fully understands the… Read more →

Commentary: Trick or Treating Taxpayers

October 28, 2016 Weekly Wastebasket Volume: XXI No. 43 Taxpayers for Common Sense As Halloween approaches, it’s a good time to highlight some of the tricks that have been played on taxpayers recently, as well as a few treats. For the faint of fiscal heart, be aware that some of these are a bit scary. TRICK | The Pentagon is using a gimmick to evade the caps on federal spending that nearly every other federal department must meet. Only the Pentagon and the State Department can pad their budgets with so-called Overseas Contingency Operations(OCO) funding. Instead of working within a... Read more →

Will Steve Santarsiero withdraw his support of FBI target Hillary Clinton?

National Republican Congressional Committee press release On October 13th, Steve Santarsiero said, regarding the support of presidential nominees, “I think that’s an important issue in this campaign because it goes to the issue of judgment.” So, now that FBI Director James Comey announced that Hillary Clinton is back under FBI investigation, we have a few questions regarding Steve Santarsiero’s judgment. What is Santarsiero’s judgment regarding his party’s nominee for the presidency being under an active FBI investigation? What is Santarsiero’s judgment regarding withdrawing his support of Hillary Clinton? What is Santarsiero’s judgment regarding supporting an investigation of Hillary Clinton in... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Oct. 17-23

Reminder for the week: Waterfowl hunters, check your gear for prohibited lead shot DOVER (Oct. 28, 2016) – 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, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Oct.17-23 made 1,587 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 98 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers responded to 45 complaints received from the public regarding possible violations of laws and regulations. An increased Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continued... Read more →

FBI: Money Laundering in the United States

Every year, more than $300 billion in concealed transactions is moved around the United States, according to a U.S. Department of the Treasury report on money laundering and terrorist financing threats. Transnational criminal organizations, foreign intelligence services, and terrorist groups—as well as Internet fraudsters and other criminals—move billions of dollars each year through the international banking system and across borders to conceal the origin of the funds. To more effectively address the threat, the FBI has placed a renewed emphasis on investigations that target the middlemen who facilitate the hidden flow of cash. “Our focus is on third-party facilitators,” said... Read more →

CNB Crime: Resident's Tip Results in Arrest

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP October 29, 2016--On Friday, October 28, 2016 at approximately 7:49 AM, the Gloucester Township Police Department (GTPD) received a call from an alert citizen stating they just saw a suspicious male enter a residence through a basement door after they saw the homeowners leave. Officer quickly arrived on location and found evidence a person was still inside the home. After further investigation officers entered the home and found a male, Mark Rosci, trying to hide in the attic. The accused, Mark Rosci, was arrested and remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility with $50,000.00 bail on charges of... Read more →

CNB October 2012 Archives: Presidential Election Prediction (The Day of Reckoning for the GOP: Part 2)

published Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Graphics and Opinion by Wil Levins In my May 8th, 2012 Op-Ed: A Day of Reckoning for the GOP, I highlighted the threat posed by the GOP to its own future by ignoring the Liberty Movementspearheaded by Congressman Ron Pauland carried forward by Libertarian PartyPresidential Nominee,Governor Gary Johnson. In my piece I wrote: "With (Ron) Paul out of the General Election picture, and not running on a third party ticket to protect his son Rand's future in the Party, Gary Johnson will stand to gain millions of liberty-minded voters to his campaign. This will take... Read more →

After A Week in the Desert, Family of Four Rescued

Photo © by Jeff Dean (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Release Date: October 28, 2016 TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued four individuals recently, which included a family of three with a 5-year-old boy. On Wednesday evening, Ajo Station agents received a 911 call from a man stating he had been lost in the desert for seven days. Agents responded to the area described by the caller and found the man in distress. He then told agents he left his wife and son behind with another individual earlier that day. Agents deployed to the area described by the man... Read more →


Vol. 3 No. 18 (October 30, 2016) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 15. 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 image to enlarge) Related articles CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe 'Doonesbury' Predicted Trump's 2016 Presidential Run? Garth - 14th September 2016 CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe Read more →

Court: Lenni-Lenape civil rights suit against N.J. AG can proceed

CAMDEN -- A federal court judge has ruled a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribe against New Jersey's Attorney General's Office can proceed. The tribe claims the state's decision to not officially recognize the Lenni-Lenape was motivated by "racial prejudice and political gamesmanship," according to Greg Werkheiser attorney for the tribe. U.S.… Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Sergeant Allen Brandt, Fairbanks Police Department, Alaska

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA-October 28, 2016--Sergeant Allen Brandt, age34, succumbed to complications of gunshot wounds sustained shortly after midnight on October 16th, 2016, while responding to a shots fired call on the 300 block of Seventh Avenue. As Sergeant Allen Brandt arrived in the area he observed a man walking down the sidewalk. As he slowed down to pull over the man suddenly ran in front of the patrol car and opened fire on him, striking him five times in the legs. One additional round was stopped by Sergeant Brandt's vest. The man then kicked Sergeant Brandt in the head before stealing... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Motorists Are Urged To Watch Out For Deer, Especially At Dusk

Male Kansas White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus macrourus). Taken at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge (Photo credit: Wikipedia) DOVER (Oct. 28, 2016) – With shorter days ahead – especially after the change Nov. 6 from Daylight Savings back to Standard Time – and more 9-to-5 workers driving home at dusk, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds all Delaware motorists to be alert for deer crossing roadways. “At the end of our work day, as we’re heading home, deer are just beginning their peak movement time,” said Emily Boyd, Division of Fish & Wildlife deer biologist. “From dusk to midnight and within... Read more →

CNB October 2012 Archives: BOOOO!

published Tuesday, October 16, 2012 photo credit CNBNEWS.NET/Graphics by Wil Levins WESTVILLE NJ- Could it be a Halloween Ghost is haunting the Below the tower is the Gateway Diner, 106 Broadway, Westville Westville water tower? It sure looked that way last week especially after we doctored the photo with a few graphics. The River Road tower was draped in a white canvas as workers were sandblasting the structure preparing it for painting. The work is being done by Beckett Enterprizes,of Malaga NJ, the low bidder at a cost of $149,000. Donna Domico, Westville Public Works Manager, said the job should... Read more →


Experience the best in Sacred and Classical Music in a Cathedral Setting Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul is proud to present an exciting season of concerts highlighting Philadelphia’s rich choral tradition alongside inspiring ensembles from around the world at the historic Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. November 5, 2016 7:30 p.m. Westminster Williamson Voices: Pärt the Mystic Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 Conductor James Jordan and the Westminster Williamson Voices continue a close relationship with Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica as they... Read more →

Pennsylvania Governor's Four Major Accomplishments of the Fall Session

Press release October 28, 2016By: Mary Isenhour, Chief of Staff The 2016 fall legislative session has ended, capping Governor Wolf’s first two years in office. Working with Republicans and Democrats alike, the governor has achieved significant progress on issues that have confronted the commonwealth for years, and in some cases, decades including historic education funding increases at all levels, a fair funding formula, expanding access to health care, fighting the opioid and heroin epidemic, modernizing the sale of liquor and beer, and legalizing medical marijuana. During the fall session alone, Governor Wolf worked with leaders and members of both parties... Read more →

OPRA Lawsuit Seeks Reports Filed by Officers who "Struggled" with "Belligerent" Man Before He Died

New Jersey Open Government Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey On Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10 a.m., Middlesex County Assignment Judge Travis L. Francis will hear argument on an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) case that seeks the names of police officer who struggled with an allegedly belligerent man who was lying in a Highland Park street and who died shortly thereafter. The suit also seeks Use of Force Reports, police incident reports as well as e-mails and text messages related to the incident. The lawsuit--Libertarians for Transparent Government (LFTG) v. Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO), et al, Docket No. MID-L-5006-16--seeks... Read more →

Obama Threatens to Veto Military Bill Because It Protects Religious Groups

Roger Severino / Melanie Israel / The Daily Signal On D-Day, Franklin Roosevelt famously asked a country of many faiths to pray that God protect our troops as they “struggle to preserve our republic, our religion, and our civilization” against tyranny. Given our military’s tradition of defending religious liberty from attack, it is disappointing to see President Barack Obama threaten to veto the military’s main authorization bill if it contains protections for religious freedom. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is an annual bill that sets policies and budgets for our nation’s fighting forces and is currently being negotiated by... Read more →

CNB Business: Arby's to start selling venison sandwich

Would you eat this? Fans of venison might not have to trek into the woods much longer to get their fix. Arby's has announced it will start offering venison sandwiches this fall in six states where deer hunting is popular. The Atlanta-based chain says its sandwich will include thick-cut venison steak and crispy onions on a roll. In a release… Read more →

Face of Defense: Growing Up At Boston Light

By Coast Guard Auxiliarist Reid Oslin While on Little Brewster Island, Mass., for the Boston Light Tricentennial on September 14, 2016, JoAnn LaVigne Schroer stands with her husband holding a photo of her family taken in front of the lighthouse in 1950. Boston Light was built on Little Brewster Island in 1716 and stood as the first lighthouse in what is now the United States. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 2nd class LaNola Stone. Even more, than 60 years later, Joanne LaVigne Schroer insists she can still see the ghost of Boston Light. It’s just one of a... Read more →

Touchdown Club of Southern New Jersey Honorees for Weeks 4-7

Following are the Touchdown Club of Southern New Jersey honorees for Weeks 4-7. WEEK 4 Backs Zaire Jones, Salem Joel Deanley, Sterling Colin Meintel, Washington Township Darius Dowd, Deptford Mike Taulane, Collingswood Marc Scambia, Gateway WEEK 5 Backs Tyreese Snipe, Schalick Dehron Holloway, Paulsboro Jovon Allie, Collingswood Ryan Gallagher, Bishop Eustace Linemen Nate Harris, Lindenwold Steven… Read more →

Phil Chess, Chess Records Co-Founder, Passes at 95 in Arizona

Leonard, Marshall, and Phil Chess at their expansion of their Chicago recording studios in 1963 (photo courtesy of the Chess Family) By Raymond Rolak | For CNBNewsnet Phil Chess, a Polish immigrant, who helped deliver Chicago blues to the world, Phil and Leonard Chess outside of their iconic recording studios in Chicago at 2120 S. Michigan Ave. about 1964. Photo courtesy of the Chess family died last week. He was 95. He came to Chicago as a young boy in 1928, by way of Częstochowa, Poland. His death was confirmed by his adult daughter, Pam Chess. Chess and his brother... Read more →

Breaking: Is Steve Santarsiero Still Standing By Hillary?

press release WASHINGTON D.C. October 28, 2016– It has just been reported the FBI is probing new Hillary Clinton emails during her time as Secretary of State after they learned of “the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.” Will Steve Santarsiero continue to stand by and support Hillary Clinton now that the FBI has reopened the investigation against her? Or will he finally go against his party and their scandal-ridden Presidential candidate? “The FBI is reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton and Pennsylvania voters deserve to know if Steve Santarsiero still stands by her," said... Read more →

Obituary: Gary J. Zimmerman age 52 of Voorhees

On October 24, 2016. Age 52. Of Voorhees. Loving son of Leon J. Zimmerman (Julie) and the late Marcia Lee Zimmerman. Beloved brother of Robert Zimmerman (Laura). Also survived by his 3 nieces, 2 aunts, 1 uncle, 7 cousins and his loving and caring Bancroft family. Gary was born in Englewood, NJ on October 18, 1964. He resided in Ewing and most recently Voorhees, for the past 15 years. A Memorial Service for Gary will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 1-2 PM at the Flicker Residences at Bancroft, 1001 Van Buren Road, Voorhees. In lieu of flowers,... Read more →

FBI Director Announces the Existence of New Hillary Clinton Emails; Investigation Reopened

WASHINGTON D.C. OCTOBER 28, 2016 (CNBNewsnet)--Eleven days before the presidential election FBI Director James Comey has announced that his office is reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to... Read more →

Pennsylvania Legislature Approves Bill Banning Identifying Officers in Shootings

HARRISBURG, Pa. — As cities across the country grapple with a spate of fatal police shootings, many involving unarmed black men, Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled legislature on Thursday passed and sent to Gov. Tom Wolf a contentious bill that would block public officials from immediately releasing the names of officers involved in such incidents. The bill, sponsored by… Related articles This 'Vote Online' hoax started on pro-Trump Reddit thread Pennsylvania lawmakers rush to wrap up final session votes Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania Attorney General, Is Suspended From Practicing Law Amtrak Train Derails in Philadelphia, Killing at Least 5 and Injuring Dozens Read more →

Washington Should Be More Concerned About the Next Generation Than the Next Election

Sen. David Perdue / @sendavidperdue | The Daily Signal It’s no secret that Americans are fed up with Washington’s lack of results. Less than 20 percent of respondents in a recent Gallup survey said they trust the federal government to do its job. You know what, they’re right. Somebody has to be responsible for the mess in Washington. For too long, career politicians have focused more on advancing their own careers than helping the people they were elected to serve. The Washington bubble and an unending cycle of gridlock stand in the way of real results at a time when... Read more →

$265 Million Settlement Reached in May 2015 Amtrak Train Derailment

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A $265 million settlement program for all pending claims – including eight death claims - resulting from last year's fatal derailment in Philadelphia of Amtrak Train No. 188, was ordered this morning by U.S. District Court Judge Legrome D. Davis of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. That amount is equivalent…

N.J. Sierra Club: Federal Government Announces Leases for New York Offshore Wind  

The EU is one of the leading global regions in R & D of renewable energy and environmental protection. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release OCTOBER 27, 2016--The United States Department of Interior has announced today that it is moving forward with their plan build wind off the coast of New York. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Interior Department plan to lease 79,350 acres for offshore wind in a December 15 commercial wind lease sale. The New York Wind Energy Area starts approximately 11.5 nautical miles (nm) from Jones Beach, NY. From its western edge, the area... Read more →

CNB Medical: Expanding The Role Of Hospitalist Physician Assistants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Newswise — More and more medical centers are relying on hospitalists -- hospital-based internal medicine specialists who coordinate the complex care of inpatients. Now, an 18-month study comparing two hospitalist groups -- one with a high physician assistant (PA)-to-physician ratio ("expanded PA") and one with a low PA-to-physician ratio ("conventional") -- has found no significant differences in key clinical outcomes achieved by both groups. The results of what is believed to be the first study of its kind suggest that hospitals can safely lower the cost of hospitalist programs without sacrificing quality of care, the investigators say.... Read more →