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April 2017

Rams Perfect Record Broken by St. Augustine

Catholic Falls to 12-1 Brendan Bean (photo courtesy of NJ.com St. Augustine spoils Brendan Bean's debut for Gloucester Catholic MILLVILLE -- There was a certain buzz surrounding Millville's Mike Trout Field when Gloucester Catholic, No. 3 in the NJ.com Top 20, and No. 10 St. Augustine faced off in the sixth... Read more →


"Operation: Stop Scams" Protects Philadelphians from ID Theft

Displayed with permission from PR Newswire Over 24,000 pounds of paper shredded at local event PHILADELPHIA, April 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 24,000 pounds of paper were shredded today at a free shredding event to help Philadelphians safely discard personal information. AARP, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office, Philadelphia Controller's... Read more →


TREATING CANCER: HOPE VS. HYPE Widespread Hype Gives False Hope To Many Cancer Patients

By Liz Szabo After Michael Uvanni’s older brother, James, was diagnosed with a deadly form of skin cancer, it seemed as if everyone told the family what they wanted to hear: Have hope. You can beat this, and we are here to help. The brothers met with doctors at a half-dozen... Read more →


Former Investment Advisor Who Stole Client’s Retirement Savings Guilty On All Counts

TRENTON, N.J. – A former financial advisor entrusted with advising clients on investments was convicted by a federal jury for defrauding his client, a former factory worker, out of his retirement savings and using the funds for his own benefit, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. Jesse Holovacko, 39, of... Read more →


VIDEO: The 12 Worst Places to Live in the U.S.; Can You Guess What City is Number One?

Published on Jun 17, 2016 Get more Tips here! www.destinationtips.com Are you thinking of relocating somewhere in the States? Make sure you take a look at the 12 worst places to live in the U.S. before you make any decisions about your next home base. 12. St. Louis, Missouri Over 14%... Read more →


Guest Opinion: What's The Solution To The Infrastructure Problem?

Richard F. Keevey The status of the nation's infrastructure may be characterized as anywhere from discouraging to alarming. Every four years the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issues a report on the status of infrastructure for the nation and for each state. Their latest report was for 2017. The Society... Read more →


New Documentary about Whitney Houston's Bisexuality Debut's at Tribeca Film Festival

A new documentary about Whitney Houston's life talks about the late singer's bisexuality and her long-rumored secret romance with her best friend and assistant Robyn Crawford. The documentary, “Whitney: Can I Be Me,” debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival Wednesday night. Interviews conducted with Houston's family members and friends reveal the... Read more →


South Jersey Congressman Leads Way to Replace Obamacare

Credit: NewsWorks.org U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur, Republican Congressman for the 3rd District A New Jersey congressman, Republican Tom MacArthur (NJ-3rd), has emerged as a leader in the national battle to replace the Affordable Care Act, but opponents of the quest insist his plan would increase the cost of commercial insurance, reduce... Read more →


Wegman's joins recall on hash browns with golf ball pieces

A recall of frozen hash browns that may contain bits of golf balls has been expanded to include the house brand sold at Wegman's supermarkets in New Jersey. The recall is largely silent as to how golf ball chunks ended up in the product manufactured by McCain Foods USA. It said... Read more →


33 Charged with Dealing Heroin, other Drugs in Pennsylvania

Attorney General’s agents coordinate with 18 police departments on operations to get drug dealers off the streets PITTSBURGH, PA (April 27, 2017) — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced criminal charges in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties against 33 people for dealing heroin and other drugs on the streets of southwest Pennsylvania... Read more →


Face of Defense: Soldier Runs for Readiness in South Korea

By Army Sgt. Dasol Choi1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division CAMP HOVEY, South Korea, April 25, 2017 — A soldier from the 1st Infantry Division’s “Devil” brigade demonstrated his “fight-tonight” readiness by running about 42 miles from here to Yongsan district, Seoul, South Korea, April 8. Army Capt. Brandon... Read more →


Denville Woman Bitten in Face by Neighbor's Dog Awarded $850,000

MORRISTOWN -- A Denville woman who was injured in a dog attack five years ago while dog-sitting for her neighbor was recently awarded $850,000 by a Morris County jury, New Jersey Law Journal reported. Jennifer Reid, then 38, was dog-sitting her neighbor's 80-pound German shepherd/chow-chow mix when the dog jumped up... Read more →


HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Congratulations to GHS Lady Lions Beat Wildwood 16-0

CNB Sports WILDWOOD, NJ (April 28, 2017)—The Gloucester City High School softball team beat Wildwood on Friday by a score of 16-0. Freshman Meghan Ferry hit her third Grand Slam of the season and senior Brianna Anderson pitched a perfect game. After the game, the team celebrated the win at Sam’s... Read more →


High School Baseball: Gloucester Catholic Wins Action-Packed Game Against Steinert 5-4

RELATED: Gloucester Catholic High School HAMILTON — No. 3 Gloucester Catholic got a tie-breaking single from Adam Bonomo and then scored what proved the be the winning run on the second of two top-of-the-ninth-inning balks and the Rams outlasted No. 5 Steinert, 5-4, in an action-packed game. Andrew Vail, who surrendered... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Sergeant Meggan Lee Callahan, North Carolina Department of Public Safety

RALEIGH, NC (April 27, 2017)--Sergeant Meggan Callahan was killed after being assaulted at the Bertie Correctional Institution at approximately 5:30 pm. She was attacked by a male inmate who was serving a life sentence for a previous murder. Medical staff at the prison and other first responders provided medical aid but... Read more →


NJ School Districts Worried About Netflix Teen Suicide Drama "13 Reasons Why"; Warning Parents

Worry that the popular Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" dangerously mischaracterizes teen suicide has led at least two New Jersey school districts to send warning letters to parents. Released on March 31, "13 Reasons Why," which is based on a popular young adult novel, tells the story of a high school... Read more →


May is Stroke Awareness Month – Act F.A.S.T.

Stroke is the number four killer in this country and is the leading cause of long-term disability. In the United States, it is estimated that someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. Eighty percent of strokes are preventable. To prevent stroke, know your risk factors and have regular medical checkups. Some... Read more →


Ex-Sheriff of Los Angeles County Jails Facing Jail Term

Via CBS News: Prosecutors are seeking a two-year prison term for ex-Sheriff Lee Baca for conspiring to obstruct a federal grand jury investigation into civil rights abuses and corruption within Los Angeles County jails, but the defense is asking for a sentence of home detention, court papers obtained Tuesday show. Baca,... Read more →


Will the Sale of Homemade Bake Goods be Banned in New Jersey?

New Jersey could become the last state in the nation to ban the sale of homemade baked goods. A judge in Wisconsin -- the only other state to have such a ban -- will soon hear from attorneys on behalf of three women seeking to overturn Wisconsin's law, according to the... Read more →


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

Reminder for the week: Harvest of river herring, use of nets near spillways, retaining striped bass during spawning season unlawful in Delaware DOVER (April 28, 2017) – 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,... Read more →


NJ Students inducted into Phi Zeta Kappa and Phi Omega Epsilon honor societies at FDU

MADISON, NJ (04/27/2017)-- Fairleigh Dickinson University students who have been inducted into FDU's Phi Zeta Kappa and Phi Omega Epsilon honor societies for the Fall 2016 semester. Zariel Burch of Egg Harbor Township,NJ has been inducted into the Phi Zeta Kappa honor society. Eligibility for membership in the University's junior honor... Read more →


CNB Business: Coffee? Workout gym? Cleaning service? The top franchises in N.J.

MONTCLAIR--Colleen Carlee, a former Wall Street trader, was looking to start her own business when she came across what she thought was an unusual franchising idea that paired art lessons with drinking wine. While it might sound like a recipe for really sloppy abstract expressionism, she was hooked. "I thought it... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: The Terrible Twos

Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet You brought a puppy home and everything went great. Fido was part of the family; sweet, obedient, housebroken. But then he turns two and everything changes. Your dog turns into a stubborn, chewing, snarling creature that refuses to follow commands. What happened? What happened is that your... Read more →


Bob Hurley’s next step? Coaching kids through Hurley Family Foundation

St. Anthony may be closing, but the next step in Bob Hurley's basketball career will take place in the same gym that the Friars called home for years. The legendary coach will continue his basketball work with the Hurley Family Foundation, a 501(c) nonprofit organization that hopes to launch in September.... Read more →


Palmyra Man Charged With Growing Marijuana, Possession of Child Pornography

April 28, 2017 MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina, FBI Newark Field Office Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher and Palmyra Police Chief Scott Pearlman announced that a Palmyra man was arrested this morning for growing marijuana inside his home and possessing child pornography. James Hightower, 48, of... Read more →


Thirty-six students receive leadership awards at CCU ceremony

CONWAY, SC (04/27/2017)-- Thirty-six students were honored at Coastal Carolina University's 2017 Student Involvement Leadership Awards (SILA), which were held recently. The event featured the outstanding achievements and initiatives that CCU students and student organizations have created and participated in during the 2016-2017 academic year. The 2017 Student Involvement Leadership Awards... Read more →


Six-Hundred Turn Out for EarthWise Pet Supply & Grooming Grand Opening

Helping Raise Funds for Pet Oxygen Fire Masks Turnersville, NJ—April 26, 2017--Approximately 600 adults, children and pets recently came through the doors of the new EarthWise Pet Supply & Grooming store at 245 Fries Mill Road after the official ribbon was cut by local and state dignitaries for the store’s Grand... Read more →


Oriah Behavioral Health’s Manage Addiction Lifeline Program Now Covered by Optum

(Lakewood, New Jersey) Oriah Behavioral Health, Inc. announces that its new iPad-based telemedicine protocol for treating opioid addiction, Manage Addiction Lifeline, is now covered by Optum, the behavioral health unit of United Healthcare Group. In this Manage Addiction Lifeline program, patients are connected daily, tracked daily, and participate in a twelve... Read more →


More than 3 months after Inauguration Day, the Department of Agriculture now has a Secretary

Former Governor of Georgia Sonny Perdue’s swearing-in marks a big change for the only agency led all eight years of President Obama’s presidency by the same Secretary. And as the Sonny rises, he can usher in a new era at USDA if he pursues these taxpayer friendly reforms. Remember the real... Read more →


Free Tickets Available for 13th Annual New Jersey Shout Down Drugs Prevention Concert

MILLBURN, N.J. – In the fight against drug addiction, messages of prevention are crucial. Next month, 14 musical acts comprising 31 New Jersey high school students will hit the stage to spread those powerful messages through song at the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s 13th Annual New Jersey Shout Down... Read more →


AMERICAN HEROES: Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22 and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23

photo courtesy of abc11.com The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. They died April 27 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, as a result of small arms fire while engaged in dismounted operations. Both soldiers were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment,... Read more →


High School Baseball: Millville Coaches vs. Cancer Event This Weekend

This weekend Millville high will be packed with some of the top schools in New Jersey for the sixth Annual Millville Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Event. The event will feature four teams ranked in the NJ.com Top 20 in No. 3 Gloucester Catholic, No. 7 Bishop Eustace, No. 10 St. Augustine... Read more →


College Baseball: Urso, Occhi Lead Kean Past Rutgers-Camden

CAMDEN, N.J. (April 28, 2017) – Junior leftfielder Frank Urso (Warren, NJ/Watchung Hills) went 3-for-4 with one run and two RBIs and senior southpaw Mike Occhi (Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough) hurled six strong innings in relief to lead the Kean University baseball team over Rutgers University-Camden, 7-2, in a New Jersey Athletic Conference... Read more →


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

(Trenton) (April 28, 2017)-– New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight closures this weekend of the Route 42 northbound ramp to I-295 northbound as the Direct Connection project advances in Camden and Gloucester counties. Starting tonight at 10 p.m. Friday, April 28 until 6 a.m. the next morning,... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Chase ATV Rider Through the City into Brooklawn Before Apprehension

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 28, 2017)--Gloucester City police chased a man riding an ATV from Broadway and Essex Street to New Broadway in Brooklawn on April 18 around 4 PM. According to the weekly crime report, Hassan S. Torres (29), a resident of Camden City, was arrested on New Broadway and... Read more →


N.J. Amtrak Conductor Files Lawsuit Because of Fall in Baggage Car; Seeking over $150,000

An Amtrak conductor from New Jersey has filed a federal negligence lawsuit against her employer alleging she suffered spinal injuries, a concussion and fractured several teeth when she fell while entering a baggage car as a train arrived in Philadelphia. Kim Marie Shiller, 58, of the Fords section of Woodbridge, is... Read more →


NEWARK CITY HALL COMPUTERS HACKED WITH RANSOMWARE

City of Newark computers have been infected with ransomware, software that seizes the target's computer and holds the data hostage until a payment is delivered. Mark Bonamo of TAP into Newark says the hacker responsible for the attack is demanding payment of 24 bitcoin – about $30,000 – in ransom money.... Read more →


Marine from N.J who died in Hawaii to get full military honors

The U.S. Marine from New Jersey found dead in Hawaii last week will receive full military honors as part of his funeral, according to a report. The body of Tyler Wechsler, 21, of Egg Harbor Township was flown to Philadelphia on Thursday, PressofAtlanticCity.com said. From there, Wechsler will get a police... Read more →


Foster Poultry Farms Recalls Frozen Ready-To-Eat Breaded Chicken Patty Products

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2017– Foster Poultry Farms, a Farmerville, La. establishment, is recalling approximately 131,880 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat breaded chicken patty products that may be contaminated with foreign materials, specifically plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The frozen, ready-to-eat breaded chicken patty... Read more →


Video: F-bombing Chester County, PA Principal Unleashes Fury, Tells Students 'Go to Hell'

Must-see video: A school official in Chester County, Pennsylvania, has been put on leave after a video was posted online of him berating, badgering, bullying and screaming at two pro-life students standing on a sidewalk outside the Downingtown STEM Academy with signs carrying their Christian and pro-life message. Assistant Principal Zach... Read more →


Grand Opening of Gloucester Township Field of Dreams Saturday April 29

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ April 28, 2017– The long-awaited opening ceremony of Gloucester Township Field of Dreams is scheduled for this Saturday, April 29 at 247 Little Gloucester Road, Gloucester Township, NJ. Gloucester Township Field of Dreams is an organized baseball league for special needs children and adults which enable them to... Read more →


Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To File $1.2 Million in False Tax Returns

PHILADELPHIA, PA(April 27, 2017)(CNBNewsnet) --Voncel R. Harrigan, Sr., 51, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania entered a plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to file false income tax returns, announced the Acting United States, Attorney Louis D. Lappen. According to court documents, the charges arose from an identity theft and tax fraud... Read more →


Kennedy Health's Cancer Survivors Day 2017 set for June 4th

SEWELL, NJ – For the seventh consecutive year, Kennedy Health will host a day of fun-filled activities to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 4th. The popular Cancer Survivors Day celebration will be held at Washington Lake Park, 626 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, in Sewell, NJ. This year also marks... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY POLICE YOUTH WEEK

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 27, 2017)--The Gloucester City Police Department is pleased to announce that Police Youth Week (Class #2) will be held July 10th. – 13th. at Gloucester City High School. Interested students who will be incoming freshman, sophomores or juniors in the fall at both Gloucester City High School... Read more →


Former Passaic Mayor Alex D. Blanco Off to Prison For Taking $110,000 In Corrupt Payments

NEWARK, N.J. – The former mayor of the City of Passaic, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for taking $110,000 in corrupt payments from developers doing business in the city, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. Alex D. Blanco, 45, of Passaic, previously pleaded guilty before... Read more →


The Scourge of Child Pornography

Working to Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children North Hills Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Producing Sexual Images of Minors. Melrose Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Child Pornography Offenses. Boylston Man Charged with Distributing Child Pornography. Navajo Man from Churchrock Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Sexual Abuse... Read more →


Christie Lauds Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic

TOMS RIVER — Governor Chris Christie praised the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) for its leadership in the state and country in the fight against the opioid crisis, during a press conference on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day being held Saturday, April 29. “The work of the Partnership... Read more →


SPIRIT AIRLINES ADDS SUMMER SERVICE AT ACY

Egg Harbor Township, NJ - April 26, 2017 -- Spirit Airlines will resume operating seasonal service from Boston (BOS) and Atlanta (ATL) to Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) beginning April 27, 2017. Additionally, the airline has announced an increase of one daily seasonal roundtrip between ACY and Orlando International Airport, bringing... Read more →