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November 2016

CNB Crime: Dorothea Harvilik, RN Surrenders License After Video Showed Her Slapping Patient

NEWARK (November 23, 2016)-– The State Board of Nursing has permanently revoked the license of a Bergen County Registered Professional Nurse after a video purportedly showed her slapping and roughly treating a ventilator-dependent, bed-bound patient she was assigned to care for in his home. Dorothea Harvilik, RN, voluntarily surrendered her license,... Read more →


How Do Undocumented Students Enroll in Universities?

This article originally appeared on The Conversation. President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to deport millions of undocumented people, beginning on his first day in office. In response, students and faculty from 100 campuses around the United States have launched a campaign to demand that their universities become “sanctuaries” for undocumented students.... Read more →


TRAVEL NEWS: Trump Tower Becomes Must-See Tourist Attraction

Libby Ward made visiting Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan a priority during a recent three-hour flight layover in New York City. As tourists armed with shopping bags marched down Fifth Avenue's wide sidewalks, Ward, from Champlin, Minnesota, stood in front of the luxury apartment and business condominium owned by President-elect Donald... Read more →


Pennsylvania Has Your Back

By Governor Tom Wolf Recently, there have been several incidents involving racism and religious intolerance at Pennsylvania schools. As your Governor, I want you to know that this is unacceptable to me and my administration will do everything it can to end it and prevent it from happening in the future.... Read more →


CNB Business: U.S. Women's Soccer Star Christie Rampone new owner of Jersey Mike's franchises

TOMS RIVER -- U.S. Women's Soccer star Christie Rampone has a new challenge - as the co-owner of two Jersey Mike's Subs shops in Ocean County. Rampone, a Jersey Mike's spokeswoman since 2012, and her husband, Chris, plan to open two franchises in Toms River in January, according to APP.com. "Playing... Read more →


Black-White Earnings Gap Returns To 1950 Levels

After decades of progress, earnings gap between black and white men is back at 1950 levels Newswise — DURHAM, N.C. -- After years of progress, the median earnings gap between black and white men has returned to what it was in 1950, according to new research by economists from Duke University... Read more →


CNB CRIME: Pennsylvania Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Files Drug Charges Against 17

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer today announced the filing of criminal charges against 17 individuals charged in connection with investigations that focused on the distribution of heroin, crack cocaine and other illicit drugs in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. Agents from the Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation worked jointly... Read more →


Obituary:

Ralph J. Saunders Jr. former Facilities Director for the Gloucester City Board of Education

On November 24, 2016. Age 83. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 60 years to Margaret A. Saunders (nee Pine). Loving father of Ralph J. Saunders III, the late David Saunders, Maureen A. Moran (Son-in-law Denis) and Raymond E. Saunders. Beloved brother of Mary Ann Saunders. Cherished grandfather of Ralph J.... Read more →


Obituary | Edward F. Harding of Runnemede

Edward F. Harding, suddenly on November 23, 2016, of Runnemede. Age 65. Beloved husband for 48 years of Sandi (nee Dodd). Devoted father of Scott and Brian. Loving grandpop of Scotty, Ryan, Claudia, and Brad. Also survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins. All services will be private at the request of... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Firearm Deer Season Open Now Through December 10

English: White-tailed deer (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Most Popular Hunting Season Runs (November 26, 2016)--The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the two-week firearm deer season opens Nov. 26 and runs through Dec. 10. Hunters may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. “The two-week firearm... Read more →


CNB Crime: Vandals Strike Express Market in Gloucester City; Can You Identify The Suspects?

(image of suspects provided by GCPD) GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. (November 27, 2016)--Gloucester City Police are asking for the public's help in identifying vandals that stole a flag from the Express Market , 500 block of Monmouth Street on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. The police released the following information along with the image... Read more →


$300 Million Investment for Port of Philadelphia to Double Container Capacity, Create Jobs

Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf today announced a comprehensive Capital Investment Program at the Port of Philadelphia that will invest more than $300 million in the Port’s infrastructure, warehousing, and equipment. This initiative, which will start next year and continue through 2020, will double container capacity, position the Port for... Read more →


'SNL' star agrees with Trump: the show is one-sided

Last week, President-elect Donald Trump ripped "Saturday Night Live" on Twitter, calling the sketch comedy show "one-sided" and "biased." One cast member says he has a point. Michael Che, who hosts the show's "Weekend Update" segment, told Esquire magazine that despite trying to remain balanced and take on both sides, the... Read more →


New Jersey parents want to end last-in-first-out for teacher layoffs | Watchdog

By Heather Kays To the casual observer, a law requiring layoffs of competent teachers while ineffective teachers stay employed might not seem like it is in the best interest of students. Enter the state of New Jersey, where the law requires exactly that. So six parents from Newark filed a lawsuit... Read more →


Justice Department Files Suit Against Bernards Township, Over Denial of Zoning Approval for Mosque

press release NEWARK, N.J. – The Justice Department filed a lawsuit today against Bernards Township, New Jersey, alleging that the township violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) when it denied zoning approval to allow the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge to build a mosque on... Read more →


Less crime, more inmates at Allegheny County jail - Watchdog.org

A newly released report by the University of Pittsburgh Institute on Politics finds that incarceration in Allegheny County has increased significantly despite falling crime rates. The criminal justice task force, co-chaired by Pitt law professor Mark Nordenburgh and former U.S. Attorney Frederick Thieman, found that in addition to the social costs... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Perth Amboy Police Chief Sex Harassment Suit Settled; Cost Taxpayers $150K

PERTH AMBOY -- The city has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Perth Amboy's former police chief by a department secretary for $150,000. Secretary Naldo Capo alleged former police chief Benjamin Ruiz harassed her between 2007 and 2014 by leering at her and inappropriately touching her shoulders at work. Ruiz... Read more →


Assane Faye, of Toms River Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $350,000 from USPOA Union

TRENTON, N.J. – The founder of the United Security and Police Officers of America (USPOA) was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars in union funds for his personal use, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Assane Faye, 61, of Toms River, New Jersey,... Read more →


The Wildwood Family Holiday Celebration

WILDWOOD N.J. --Enjoy the 2016 holiday season in the Wildwoods with an exciting event filled with fun for the entire family on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10 during the 9th Annual Family Holiday Celebration. The Wildwoods Family Holiday Celebration kicks off Friday, December 9 with the Greater Wildwood Jaycees... Read more →


Feds say Philly released Dominican national accused of child rape | PhillyVoice

Duran-Cortes was arrested by ICE in September and is awaiting a hearing in immigration court. Local charges against him are still pending. "Our deportation officers will use every available resource at our disposal to find and arrest these alleged predators," said Tom Decker, Enforcement and Removal Operations Philadelphia field office director.... Read more →


Easton-area woman embezzles $208K from N.J. restaurant group

JERSEY CITY -- A 48-year-old Lehigh Valley woman has been charged with embezzling nearly $210,000 from a New Jersey restaurant company located in the former Jersey City police headquarters building Downtown. Tracy M. Gonzalez, of Easton, is charged with embezzling $208,670 from the TelCo Restaurant Group between Oct. 1, 2015 and... Read more →


CNB November 2012 Archives: USPS ends year with historic loss, Total Amount $15.9 Billion

Friday, November 16, 2012 Federal Daily News By FederalDaily Staff November 15, 2012 The United States Postal Service reports that in fiscal 2012, while revenue from its package services business grew and productivity reached record levels, a requirement to prefund retiree health benefits resulted in the agency reaching its statutory debt... Read more →


GTPD Community Bulletin: Cyper Monday Shopping Tips

The Gloucester Township Police Department released the following tips on safe ways to shop online. Shop using a secure connection Data can be at risk during transit if an attacker controls the network or uses packet-sniffing software. Protocols such as HTTPS, or secure Web browsing, encrypt communications, but in some advanced... Read more →


Obituary | Dorothy A. Cunningham of Blackwood

Dorothy (Dottie) Cunningham, born September 30th, 1937 peacefully departed on November 26th, 2016 at 79 years old surrounded by her loving family. Devoted sister to her identical twin, Margaret M. Levins, her husband Charles W., Jeanne Reilly, Mary Bowes, William Cunningham, his wife Jutta. Preceded in death by her brothers Joseph... Read more →


Outlook for lame-duck action on online gambling gets fuzzier | WATCHDOG

By Johnny Kampis As the 114th Congress enters its lame-duck session between the election and the start of the 115th Congress in January, industry observers speculate that a bill to abolish online gambling could be rammed through. That might make a nice going away present for longtime U.S. Sen. Harry Reid,... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Elevated Risk of Wildfires

Firefighters Spent Weekend Battling Blazes With this fall’s high winds and dry foliage, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources advises citizens to use caution in outdoor fire activities and postpone unnecessary open-air burnings. Wildfires occur in every month in Maryland but generally peak in the spring and fall. Firefighters spent hours... Read more →


Buyers Beware!

NEW YORK — Just in time for Cyber Monday and the rest of the holiday shopping season, two federal law enforcement agencies offered a joint media event Tuesday in New York to highlight counterfeit goods and consumer awareness. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs... Read more →


Holiday Events in the Wildwoods

English: The "Doo Wop Experience" a museum of sorts, former Doo Wop style restaurant from Wildwood Crest, NJ reconstructed in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center, in Wildwood, NJ. Has exhibits and tourist info for all the Doo Wop style motels in the area on the New Jersey historic District. (Photo... Read more →


Charles W. Van Camp, Volunteer Fireman & Special Police Officer, Camden County Employee

Charles Winfield VanCamp, age 78, passed away on November 24, 2016, of Runnemede, New Jersey. He was born March 21, 1938 and grew up in Yale, Michigan. His parents were Mildred and Raymond VanCamp. After high school, he enlisted in the Navy and served aboard the USS Tarawa. While stationed in... Read more →


Obituary | Esther "Toni" A. Kamman of Bellmawr\

Esther “Toni” A. Kamman (nee Jarozynski), on November 17, 2016, of Bellmawr. Beloved wife for 51 years of Richard. Devoted mother of Sandra and Kathy Kamman. Dear sister of Donna Quinlan (Dan). Also survived by aunts, uncle, nieces and nephews. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill. Services under the direction of the... Read more →


22-Year-Old Burlington Township Man Shot to Death Last Night in Burlington City

MOUNT HOLLY N.J. (November 26, 2016) - Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi and Burlington City Police Chief Alan R. Snow announced today that a man was fatally shot early yesterday evening in the 100 block of East Federal Street in Burlington City. Howard G. Young, Jr., 22, whose address of... Read more →


Why You're Suddenly Seeing Whales in NJ and NY

If you've spent any time walking the beaches or boating the ocean waters of New Jersey or New York in recent weeks, you've likely been treated to spectacle that has been a rarity in these parts for most of the past century or so: whales. They've been seemingly everywhere. Breaching just... Read more →


MAPLE SHADE POLICE ARRESTS DIVERSION BURGLAR IN CONNECTION

WITH INVESTIGATION OF FOUR DIFFERENT VICTIMS IN MAPLE SHADE MAPLE SHADE N.J. (November 25, 2016)--Chief Gary C. Gubbei announced today that the Maple Shade Police Department has made an arrest in the case of the four diversion burglaries that occurred between 8/28/16 and 9/6/16 of this year. Chief Gubbei previously released... Read more →


Guest Opinion: For the State of New Jersey, Hate is in the Numbers

According to a recent report from USA Today, hate crimes in New Jersey have fallen each year since 2011. That might seem somewhat encouraging, at least on the local level, considering that the FBI reported a seven percent increase in hate crimes nationally between 2014 and 2015. But look past the... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: ’Tis the Season for Holiday Scams

November 25, 2016 Shoppers looking for a good deal this holiday season should also be aware of increasingly aggressive and creative scams designed by criminals to steal money and personal information. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), Florida again ranked second in the number of alleged scam victims... Read more →


$63 MILLION CONTRACT AWARDED TO BOLSTER BEACHES AND DUNES ON ABSECON ISLAND

Absecon Island viewed from Ocean City, New Jersey (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PROJECT TO ENHANCE COASTAL PROTECTION FOR LONGPORT, MARGATE, VENTNOR AND ATLANTIC CITY TRENTON - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $63.3 million contract to build engineered beaches and dunes in Margate and Longport and to replenish beaches... Read more →


STUFF A TRUCK TOY FUNDRAISER

The Gloucester Township Police Department will be conducting their first ever Stuff a Truck toy fundraiser. Starting Thursday, December 1st you can drop off unwrapped toys for those in need. Our goal is to stuff a police truck that will be located in front of our police headquarters. If you would... Read more →


Philadelphia locks up kids for truancy, fighting and then goes after parents for child support

Last summer, Kameelah Davis-Spears was just one year out of homelessness. She found a house for herself and her four children in West Philadelphia using a Section 8 voucher. And, between food stamps and her job, for which she earns $10.20 an hour, she was finally making it from one paycheck... Read more →


Safe Online Surfing Cyber Education Program Reaches Milestone

Is Your School Participating? From cyber bullies to online predators, the threats to our children in this digitally driven age are real. That’s why the FBI runs an online program designed to help prepare America’s young people to safely navigate the world of cyberspace, now and in the future. It’s called... Read more →


AMERICAN HERO: Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott C. Dayton, 42, of Woodbridge, Virginia

NOVEMBER 25, 2016--The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott C. Dayton, 42, of Woodbridge, Virginia, died Nov. 24 in northern Syria, of wounds sustained in an improvised explosive device blast. He was assigned to Explosive Ordnance... Read more →


Saturday's Powerball Jackpot Hits $403M

The total for Saturday's Powerball jackpot has climbed to $403 million as another drawing passed Wednesday without anyone matching all the winning numbers. If there is a winner Saturday and the winner chooses the cash option, he or she will win $243.8 million before taxes are deducted. Wednesday's winning numbers were... Read more →


Family Displaced by Fire in Gloucester Township

Gloucester Township November 25, 2016--Today, at approximately 0916 hours, Gloucester Twp. Police Communications received a 911 call from a resident on Dunlin Way, advising his house was on fire. Gloucester Twp. Police units arrived shortly after the call to find heavy smoke coming from the structure. The dwelling was occupied at... Read more →


Mother and Son Shot in Monroe Township; Shooter Commits Suicide

MONROE TOWNSHIP (November 25, 2016)(CNBNewsnet)--In an early Friday (11/25) incident at a Poplar Lane residence in Monroe Township NJ, Melissa Cakmak (DOB 11/1/75) and her nine-year-old son sustained gunshot wounds and the man believed to have fired a handgun at them was found deceased by Gloucester County SWAT officers from what... Read more →


Nine Families Displaced by Fire in Voorhees Twp

VOORHEES TWP. NJ 11/23/16: at 11:46 pm, Voorhees Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Van Buren Road for an apartment building fire. Arriving Officers arrived and assisted with evacuating numerous residents from all three floors of the residential complex. As police secured a perimeter, the fire was suppressed by... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: USCG, Red Cross Place Recruits With Local Families For Thanksgiving

CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard and American Red Cross placed more than 400 Coast Guard recruits with dozens of South Jersey families for Thanksgiving as part of Operation Fireside, Thursday. Operation Fireside has placed recruits with host families during the holiday season since 1981. It allows recruits to celebrate... Read more →


For Women  in State Legislatures and Statewide Offices, Not Much Change

New Brunswick, NJ--With a number of races still too close to call, the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) anticipates almost no growth for women in state legislatures or statewide office. "It's disappointing that women have failed to build their numbers significantly in legislatures and statewide executive office," said CAWP... Read more →


Winslow Police Investigating Deadly Crash

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP N.J. November 24, 2016--Winslow Police are investigating a head-on motor vehicle crash that happened Thursday morning, November 24, on Williamstown Road in the Sicklerville section of Winslow Township. The collision took the lives of two people. Police said two more have been hospitalized. According to police, Joel Hutton, 23,... Read more →