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April 2017

Gloucester City Police Arrest 18-Year-Old Suspect on Numerous Narcotic Charges

Dwain A. Brittingham GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 26, 2017)--Gloucester City police arrested a suspect on Tuesday, April 25 at the Quality Inn following a routine traffic stop. The police released the following statement: On April 25th. at 2:50 pm Ptl. George Spingler conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Budget Inn on Rt. 130. During the course of the stop, a passenger in the car, Dwain A. Brittingham (18), a resident of... Read more →


MONTCLAIR STATE SWEEPS RUTGERS-CAMDEN

4/23/2017 7:56:00 PM Box Score 1 | Box Score 2 CAMDEN, N.J. (April 23, 2017) – Sophomore second baseman Kevin Campbell (Elizabeth, NJ/Elizabeth) singled home an unearned run in the 11th inning of the nightcap to help the Montclair State University baseball team complete a sweep of a New Jersey Athletic Conference doubleheader against Rutgers University-Camden here Sunday. The Red Hawks won the opener, 4-2, and captured the marathon second game, 2-1. The same pitchers... Read more →


CNB TRAVEL: Philly Tours Explore History, Art, Food, Bridges & the Supernatural

Also Explore The Region By Foot, Trolley, Horse Or Smartphone Mural Arts Tour Visitors to Philadelphia can choose from an assortment of options to explore the region, including those of the air, automotive, audio, culinary, self-guided and water-based varieties. And the sightseeing fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Those who come out at night can join tours that feature behind-the-scenes action and, if so desired, spirits from beyond. Here’s a selection of tours... Read more →


Grand Jury Indicts Middle Township Man on Sexual Assault Charges

For Immediate Release – April 26, 2017 Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor announces the Grand Jury indictment of Jay H. Gaskill III, 37 years old of Middle Township, NJ on sexual assault charges. On December 12, 2016, Gaskill was arrested and charged with Sexual Assault and Criminal Sexual Contact for an incident that occurred in 2015. Gaskill was transported to the Cape May County Correctional Center... Read more →


Cape May County Authorities Conduct Drug Raid, Arrest Wildwood Resident

Cape May Court House, New Jersey (April 26, 2017) - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Wildwood Police Chief Robert Regalbuto announce the arrest of Duel Muniz- Rodriguez, 25 years old of Wildwood, NJ for the distribution of a Heroin. This arrest was the conclusion of a cooperative investigation between the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force and the Wildwood Police Department Detective Division. On April 20, 2017,... Read more →


Obituary: Jacquelin T. Wunsch Age 74 Of Gloucester City

On April 24, 2017. Age 74. Of Gloucester City. (nee Robinson). Loving wife of 48 years to the late Joseph A. Wunsch, Sr. Loving mother of Joseph A. Wunsch, Jr. (Lisa), John Wunsch and Jason Wunsch. Cherished grandmother of Alexander, Jessica and Jeanine. Dear sister of Margie Smith and Mary Lou Barrett. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Jacquelin’s family would like to thank the staff of Marcella Center in Burlington for their wonderful care... Read more →


Brooklawn PD Arrest Burglary Suspect Harkaran Singh ; 24 People on Outstanding Warrants

March 2017 Press Release: BROOKLAWN, NJ (April 26, 2017)--Brooklawn Police on March 20 arrested a burglary suspect after an investigation of a break-in at Mickey's Auto on Route 130. The accused, Harkaran Singh, 26, of Gloucester City, was charged with burglary, theft, and criminal mischief. He was remanded to the Camden County Jail. Other crimes listed in the Brooklawn Police crime report include: 3/2/17 During the course of a motor vehicle stop of a taxi... Read more →


Frightening Video Shows a Pit Bull going after a 3-Year-Old Boy

Locals in Spring Valley, N.Y., that had for months complained about a pit bull running loose in the neighborhood and threatening people, complaints supported by video evidence, narrowly avoided an irreversible tragedy on Thursday. RELATED: A man put himself in harm’s way when two vicious pit bulls attacked his small dog — now all eyes are… Read more →


Op-Ed: Democrats Have A Catholic Problem

Bill Donohue | The Catholic League Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Democrats and Catholics: Heath Mello has divided the Democratic Party. This is unusual given his low profile: he is running for mayor of Omaha, Nebraska. What makes him controversial among Democrats are his pro-life convictions. Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent, has taken the high road, prudently saying that although he favors abortion rights, there should be room for Mello in the... Read more →


Search Warrant in Gloucester Township Leads to the Recovery of a Marijuana Grow Operation

During the Same Week Chief Harry Earle Presents 3rd Gear Policing GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (April 25, 2017)--On April 17th – 19th Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle attended the sixth annual National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, GA where he presented the department’s successful 3rd Gear Policing model. Chief Earle has been promoting locally and nationally the GTPD 3rd Gear Policing Model which focuses on providing appropriate community based protective factors for... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Arrest Suspect on Narcotic Charges During Routine Traffic Stop

Police said as a result of the arrest, the suspect forfeited his car and cash Michael K. Johnson GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 25, 2017)--Gloucester City Police arrested a suspect on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, on narcotic charges following a routine traffic stop at Railroad Avenue at Hudson Street. Police released the following statement. On April 18th. at 6:39 pm Det. Keith O’Donnell conducted a traffic stop on Railroad Avenue at Hudson Street. During the course... Read more →


Lindenwold Police Arrest Burglar

LINDENWOLD, NJ--Today, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 5:52 AM the Lindenwold Police Department responded to a reported suspicious person in the unit block of State Avenue. He was reported as a male in dark clothing carrying a bag; he had arrived in a small black car. On arrival, the car was located unoccupied. A search of the area located a 48-year-old black male dressed in dark clothes; he was detained for questioning and later arrested.... Read more →


Obituary: Mrs. Janice Nichols, age 55 of Gloucester City; Services Thursday and Friday

Janice Nichols Age 55 Of Gloucester City Janice Nichols (nee Quinton) of Gloucester City (formerly of Clifton) passed away suddenly on April 23, 2017 at the age of 55. Beloved wife of the late Michael Nichols. Loving mother of Koren Ricciardi (Claudio), Lauren Nichols and the late Melissa Hutchins. Cherished grandmother of Lucas and Benjamin Ricciardi. Cherished daughter of Anna May Quinton and the late Frank Quinton, Jr. Dear sister of Anna Summers, Frank Quinton... Read more →


Grace E. Kopfle, of Gloucester City; Former Owner of the White Dove's Gifts and Variety Store

Grace Kopfle, 70, (nee Tomlin) a longtime resident of Gloucester City, NJ died on April 24, 2017. Beloved daughter of Grace and the late Harry Tomlin, Sr. Dearest wife of 48 years to John “Jack” Kopfle. Loving mother of John (Patricia), David (Melissa), Michael (Kelli) and Daniel (Nicole). Cherished grandmother of John Jr., Austin, Brandon, Nicholas, Chad, Collin, and Carter. Beloved sister to Nancy Roskey, Robert Tomlin (Barbara), Susan Tomlin, the late Harry Tomlin Jr.... Read more →


Kennedy Health Alliance OB/GYN Practice Opens in Hammonton, NJ

Hammonton, NJ –The new Kennedy Health Alliance OB/GYN practice in Hammonton, NJ, celebrated its Grand Opening on Monday, April 24th. Cutting the ribbon at the new office is Certified Nurse Midwife Suheil “Susie” Guzman, CNM, APN-C, the practice’s primary provider, and a native of Hammonton. Ms. Guzman works collaboratively with other Kennedy OB/GYN providers, including OB/GYN physicians and Advanced Practice Nurses, to provide a full array of medical services for women, including deliveries at Kennedy... Read more →


The NJ Rescue Dogs that Save Lives in Disasters

LAKEHURST -- Amid the rubble and the wreckage, the dogs were on the hunt. Specially trained to charge into ground zero of the worst imaginable disasters, they leapt over concrete and mangled rebar, beckoning the two-legged first responders when they found what they were after. "To them, they're playing hide and seek," said Alice Holmes, the… Read more →


YOUR MONEY: GOP Guadagno Proposing a Unique Way to Short-Circuit Rising Property Taxes

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno Kim Guadagno, the state's lieutenant governor and a leading Republican gubernatorial candidate, has come up with a novel "circuit-breaker" approach to providing New Jersey residents with relief from the state's ever-rising property tax bills. But her proposal has also met with skepticism and claims of irresponsibility, since she hasn't identified a sure… Read more →


Can 'Bandstand' swing on Broadway? Paper Mill's big hit tries to make the leap

As the Broadway season gallops to a close, with a new show opening virtually every night, there have been tricked-out adaptations of well-known movies ("Groundhog Day," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,"), brassy, big-budget star vehicles (Bette Midler in the revival of "Hello, Dolly!," Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole in "War Paint") and even a small-scale ensemble… Read more →


CNB June 2008 Archives: Banners to Honor War Heroes

published June 4, 2008 After much discussion on the appropriate way to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the United States, the Gloucester City Mayor's Advisory Committee has a recommendation that hopefully will please the families of the 68 individuals and the present residents of the city. The 68 persons were as follows: Three from the Civil War, five from World War I, forty-nine from World War II, two from the... Read more →


33-Year-Old Man Murdered in Camden Sunday Night

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (April 24, 2017)Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide in the city Sunday evening, April 23, 2017. Camden County Police responded to the 1200 block of North 18th Street in Camden at approximately 6:53 pm in reference to a ShotSpotter activation. Officers arrived and located the victim, Robert Castellano III, 33, of Camden, suffering from gunshot wounds inside of his vehicle. He was... Read more →


Fox News Looking More Like Despised Competitors

With the emergence of Rupert Murdoch's politically progressive son, James, in the leadership of his media empire and the unceremonious exits from Fox News of CEO Roger Ailes and now flagship anchor Bill O'Reilly, the cable-news powerhouse's niche as an alternative to the left-leaning CNN, MSNBC and broadcast networks is suddenly in question. Back in 2010,… Related articles Fox News Channel dismisses O'Reilly, its biggest star Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter: O'Reilly's Fate - It... Read more →


Winslow Arrest Suspect on Alleged 'Pot' Distribution

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, NJ (April 24, 2017)--On April 24th, 2017 at approximately 12:40 pm, police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Medford Ct in the Sicklerville section of Winslow Township. When the vehicle stopped and the officer approached, there was a very strong odor of burnt and raw marijuana emanating from inside of the vehicle. The driver and sole occupant Robert D. Wilmer Jr was questioned on the strong odor of marijuana. Wilmer initially told officers... Read more →


Obituary: Marlene H. Weber, age 60, of Heislerville, NJ

On April 20, 2017. Age 60. Of Heislerville. Marlene Helen (Allaband) Weber, is the wife, best friend and the only true love for all eternity to her husband Joseph F. Weber of Heislerville, NJ. Loving mother of Jeanette Fox, Laura Marchina (Ted) and the late Carrie Weber. Cherished grandmother of Amanda Fox, Zack Fox, Austin Fox, Adam Fauver, Chad Fauver and Kory Fauver. Beloved daughter of the late David Allaband and the late Marlene M.... Read more →


OBITUARY: Catherine M. Buniak, Age 55  Of Lindenwold

On April 20, 2017. Beloved daughter of the late John and Catherine J. (Fritz) Buniak. She is survived by her brothers, John W. (Anne) Buniak, Robert T. (Leonore) Buniak and James M. (Connie) Buniak, sisters, Dianne M. (deceased James) Behnke and Helen A. (Kenneth) Oeffler, grandchildren, Steffon and Alexis, also many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Jessica L. Sanders in December 2016. All services will be held privately at a later... Read more →


Camden Resident Ramon C. Goodman Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Assault

WOODBURY, NJ (April 24, 2017)--Ramon C. Goodman (DOB 11/25/57), of Camden City, NJ, was sentenced on Friday, April 21 to five years in New Jersey state prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a minor who was between 13 and 15 years old when he was at least four years older. Goodman pleaded guilty to the second-degree offense on 6/6/16. He was charged on September 26, 2013 with committing the offense in East Greenwich Township... Read more →


West Browning Road Bellmawr & NJDOT Selected Alternative and Photo Simulations

Apr. 24, 2017 By: Anne Forline/South Jersey Observer Work is in progress in the area of West Browning Road in Bellmawr. At Council’s February 23, 2017 meeting, Council President, Steve Hagerty spoke about the work by saying that St. Joachim’s new parking lot project will include more parking spaces, a new parking area, new exits, and new entrances. The case was heard before the Bellmawr Planning Board on February 6, 2017. The rectory was razed... Read more →


CNB June 2008 Archives: Gloucester City High School Will Mark 100th Anniversary

published Tuesday, June 10, 2008 A celebration this June marks the 100th four- year graduation of Gloucester City High School. It will be marked with events and the sharing of unbelievable memorabilia from the past 100 years. Anyone who has been part of that history, or who has family or friends who have been part of that history, will not want to miss out on the celebration. Formal education began in Gloucester City the late... Read more →


SANTUARY CITIES SURPASS 500 MARK

Expand Sanctuary Campaign brought to standstill; Some Cities begin to Rescind source Google Map of Sanctuary Jurisdictions (April 24, 2017)--The number of sanctuary jurisdictions in the US surpassed the 500 mark for the first time this month according to Steve Salvi, Founder of OJJPAC.org. Salvi, who has tracked sanctuary jurisdictions since 2006 said that he has identified 507 sanctuary jurisdictions as of April 24th. Salvi's said that although there was a surge of new sanctuary... Read more →


NJ State Police Sgt. Bill Billingham Charged in Undercover ID Crash Avoids Jail, Seeking Pension

Related: A FEW THOUGHTS ABOUT BILL BILL CNBNews Note: Sgt. Billingham was a former Gloucester City cop before joining the state police. His brother Charles "Chuck" Billingham, a retired Camden County Sheriff, also worked as a Gloucester City police officer. The brothers were raised in Gloucester City. Related: N.J. trooper indicted for 2009 drunk-driving crash TRENTON -- After State Police Detective Sgt. William Billingham smashed his unmarked car into an SUV on a state highway... Read more →


Rider's Maddy Chain Led Softball Team with Three Hits

Courtesy Claire Leger Maddy Chain (photo provided) LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ (April 23, 2017)– Maddy Chain (Gloucester City High School, NJ/Gloucester City) led the Rider University softball team with three hits on the day, but the Broncs were swept by Niagara, 10-0 and 6-0, Sunday afternoon at Herb & Joan Young Field. With the losses, the Broncs slip to 6-33 (1-11 MAAC), while the Purple Eagles improve to 15-19 (6-6 MAAC). In Game 1, the Purple Eagles... Read more →


Bishop Dennis Sullivan to Celebrate Outdoor Mass before 1,400+ faithful

Catholics throughout the six southern counties of New Jersey, as well as the Delaware Valley region, are invited to attend the 6th Annual iRace4Vocations event on Sunday, April 30 at Williamstown High School/Middle School in Williamstown, NJ. This free event, sponsored by the Office of Vocations of the Diocese of Camden, welcomes people of all ages to the outdoor Mass for Vocations, which is followed by a 5k Run, 1 Mile Walk, family entertainment and... Read more →


Southern, Soul & Caribbean Food Satisfy Philly Diners

Caribbean Cuisine Week Celebrates Island Flavors This Spring PHILADELPHIA, PA--Nothing’s more satisfying than a plate of down-home eats, and thankfully, Philly’s dining scene is rich in all categories of authentic soul food. Whether it’s a gourmet spin on turkey wings, a zesty bowl of jambalaya or a slice of sweet-potato pie, hearty goodness abounds at the region’s soul, southern, Cajun, Cuban and Caribbean eateries. Caribbean Cuisine Week (April 25-28, 2017) celebrates island flavors while raising... Read more →


THE PEOPLE OBAMA SPIED ON

WASHINGTON – "Mr. Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: ‘Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, the third time it's enemy action.'" – From "Goldfinger" by Ian Fleming. The Obama administration isn't accused of gathering intelligence information to spy for political, and other, purposes just once. Or twice. Or even just three times. Sharyl Attkisson A… Related articles Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Sanctuary cities must end Chaffetz Won't Be Trump's 'Cheerleader,' Will Investigate The President... Read more →


TRAVEL: Bridge improvement projects in Camden County

Lindenwold, NJ) – The Freeholder Board’s Department of Public Works will begin repairs to three bridges on April 24 that should conclude in two weeks. The exact timing of the project is dependent upon the weather and other factors. Improvements will take place on South Cropwell Road bridge over Cropwell Brook in Cherry Hill Township, and on the Evesham Road bridge over Otter Brook in Runnemede. Both of these projects will have minimal impact on... Read more →


Monroe Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder

WOODBURY, NJ (April 21, 2017)--Francisco Sanabria (DOB 12/12/62), of Williamstown NJ was arrested Thursday (4/20) and charged with attempting to murder a 53-year-old woman in his residence by cutting her throat with a box cutter knife. Monroe Township police responded to Sanabria’s residence about 6 p.m. and found an unconscious woman. She was transported to Cooper Medical Center, Camden. In addition to lacerations to her throat, she had cuts on one hand. Sanabria was present... Read more →


CNB CRIME: Investigators Allege Westville Couple Sexually Assaulted Teen

WESTVILLE, NJ (April 21, 2017)--Gabriel Torres age 43 and Mary B. Giannone age 52 of the same Concord Avenue address in Westville have been charged with sexually assaulting a girl in Westville when she was under the age of 13. Giannone was arrested Thursday (4/20) at the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. Torres was arrested in Glassboro on the same day. Both were remanded to the Salem County Jail pending detention hearings. Torres is charged with... Read more →


How Much Every N.J. School District Spends on Students

Cost of educating students on the rise: TRENTON -- The average cost of educating a public school student in New Jersey eclipsed $20,000 a year for the first time in 2015-16, according to new state data. The state's school districts and charter schools spent an average of $20,385 per student last school year, a 3.8 percent increase from 2014-15, according to total per-pupil… Read more →


CNB June 2008 Archives: Brooklawn Hoping to Accelerate Stream Bank Project

published Tuesday, June 10, 2008 By Sara Martino NEWS Correspondent "Is there any way to accelerate the stream bank project," Brooklawn Councilman Gerald Granstrom asked during the May meeting. Borough Engineer Chuck Riebel Jr. said the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) expected everything to be in order and to start the improvements within three months. "After all is in order then the project would have to go out to bid for three months, taking... Read more →


Your Money: Groundbreaking for $210M Mixed-Use Development in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY -- A groundbreaking Thursday for a $210 million project on the Atlantic City Boardwalk brought out Gov. Chris Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney and other officials. Christie said the Atlantic City Gateway project is an important step in the revitalization of the city. Atlantic City's first budget since state takeover does something rare "Not… Related articles 16 condos sold in Detroit's Brush Park development before construction Expo 2020 Dubai plans unfold Trump fraud... Read more →


CNB Business News: Amazon Opens Largest NJ Facility, Planning Three More in the State

CARTERET -- Amazon has opened its largest fulfillment center in the state -- a 1-million-square-foot facility bustling with more than 2,000 employees in the heart of New Jersey's industrial hub. Chris Cooper, the facility's general manager and a Carteret resident, said the new fulfillment center will serve as a major artery to ship items to customers… Read more →


Where to Find the Best French Fries in NJ

The White Manna in Hackensack is known for its slider-like burgers. Add fries to the list, as the Jersey roadside icon appears on The Daily Meal's best fries in America list. The White Manna's fries are ranked 39th on the web site's list of the nation's top 50 French fries. The Manna's fries "satisfy the munchies… Read more →


Report: N.J. Has Worst Public Pension Debt in U.S.

TRENTON -- Another study has found New Jersey's public pension system is in the worst shape of any state in the nation. The state's pension woes helped boost how much money public pension systems across the U.S. have on hand versus how much they need to pay for future benefits to $1.1 trillion in 2015, the… Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Fish and Wildlife Police Blotter April 10 through April 16

DOVER (April 21, 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, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between April 10-16 made 1,036 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 67 vessel boardings for boating safety, hunting, and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 10 citations. Officers responded to 31 complaints regarding possible violations of... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE | CNBNewsnet

CLICK TO ENLARGE IMAGE Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 3 No. 44 (April 23, 2017) 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. Related articles 13 Products Only Anxiety-Ridden People Can... Read more →


Phillies Acquire Ty Kelly From Blue Jays

Press Release | April 22, 2017 PHILADELPHIA, PA--The Phillies have acquired infielder/outfielder Ty Kelly from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations, Vice President & General Manager Matt Klentak announced today. Kelly, 28, has appeared in 40 major league games for the New York Mets (2016-17) and is batting .237 (14-59) with a .347 on-base percentage and .339 slugging percentage in 72 major league plate appearances. He played in six games for Israel during the... Read more →


Welsher, offense dominate Stockton in NJAC win

4/21/2017 8:00:00 PM Box Score GALLOWAY, N.J. (April 21, 2017) –One day after breaking a 10-game losing streak and posting its first complete game of the season, the Rutgers University-Camden baseball team notched another win and another complete game here Friday. Senior Zach Welsher (Audubon, NJ/Audubon) fired a three-hitter, walking three and striking out 12, as the Scarlet Raptors defeated Stockton University, 12-1, for the second straight win over their New Jersey Athletic Conference rival.... Read more →


CNB CRIME: Man Sentenced to 18 years in NJSP for Drug Sale that Ended in Death

WOODBURY, NJ (April 21, 2017)--Joshua L. Rodriguez (DOB 4/27/92) of Camden NJ was sentenced today (4/21) to 18 years in New Jersey state prison for his conviction on a charge of first-degree strict liability for a drug-induced death of a 42-year-old Woolwich Township NJ man who died of a heroin overdose on 10/31/14. Under the New Jersey No Early Release Act, Rodriguez must serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole,... Read more →


Controversial Painting of Trump's Beheading Displayed at the University of Alaska

Trump-beheading painting shows left wants 'conservatives dead' WASHINGTON – Freedom Center founder David Horowitz says it should come as no surprise that the taxpayer-funded University of Alaska at Anchorage has a painting of a decapitated President Trump on display. After all, he says, universities are run by "fascist" progressives who "wish conservatives dead." The painting that has been getting attention this week shows… Read more →


CNB CRIME: Asa T. Jones Sentenced to 40-Years for Murder in Williamstown

WOODBURY, NJ (April 21, 2017)--Asa T. Jones (DOB 4/21/81), of Williamstown NJ was sentenced today to 40 years in New Jersey state prison for his conviction in the fatal stabbing of 41-year-old Tony Miles during a street fight in Williamstown on 11/17/13. A Gloucester County NJ jury on 2/23/17 found Jones guilty of first-degree murder, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and fourth-degree possession of the... Read more →


Federal Judge Makes Ruling on Controversial Capitol Painting Depicting Police as Pigs

In the final act of the notorious “Untitled #1” painting saga, a federal judge has rejected Missouri Rep. William Lacy Clay’s petition to put the painting back up in the Capitol building. Hailing from the District Court for the District of Columbia, judge John D. Bates cited the painting as government speech, legitimizing the several attempts to hide the painting from public view. In 2014, following the escalated relations among citizens and police officers of... Read more →