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August 2017

NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams:Powerhouse High Schools Dropping Football

Aug. 31, 2017: Powerhouse high schools are dropping football. Is the game a financial drain or bad for players brains? A field of solar panels puts Amazon in the forefront of energy efficiency. Might other companies follow? Turnpike rest stops are getting a quarter-of a-billion dollar re-do. And you'll never guess who's paying for it. Teachers have used yoga to calm stressed out students. Now they're turning the technique on themselves. And Warriors on the Water. Teaching vets suffering post traumatic stress to fish and giving them a lot more. Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE for daily videos: **More info... Read more →


CAMDEN CITY, NJ (August 31, 2017)--Najuquan Ross, 20, was charged for ClearysNoteBook beating his girlfriend’s daughter while he was babysitting her and two other children on July 15, 2017. The mother of the children, Lucy Gunter, returned home from work later that evening and saw that her four-year-old daughter had cuts to her face and a missing a tooth. When Gunter asked how her child was injured, Ross reportedly told his girlfriend that he had beaten her daughter for not wanting to eat dinner, and that she lost her tooth during the beating when she fell trying to fight back.... Read more →


Lakewood, NJ – The victim in the August 24th Lakewood pedestrian fatal is identified as Hadassah Krohn, three (3) years of age, of 7th Street in Lakewood. The driver of the 2007 Ford F550 truck is identified as Chayim Goodman, 47 years of age, of Forest Avenue in Lakewood. The following information is what has been reported to date: On 8/24/2017, at approximately 12:33 pm, the Lakewood Police Department responded to 424 7th Street for a report of a pedestrian struck in the roadway. The arriving officers found a 3 year old female on the roadway next to her bicycle.... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Sergeant Steve Perez, Houston Police Department, Texas

RELATED: Blue Line Related: CNB Crime HOUSTON, TX (August 27, 2017)--Sergeant Steve Perez drowned after his patrol car was caught in floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. He was 60. Sergeant Perez left home at approximately 4 a.m. in an attempt to report to his duty station in the downtown area, but was unable to reach it due to impassable roads caused by extreme flooding. He spent more than two hours trying to find a route, but when he could not, he alerted his colleagues that he would that he would follow department protocol and report to the nearest... Read more →

Obituary: Patrick K. Merrill, Sr. of Gloucester City

On August 26, 2017, at the age of 58. Of Gloucester City. Born on January 22, 1959 in Camden, NJ to the late Robert E. Merrill and Jane L. Merrill (nee Finley). Survived by his children, Dawn Mumford and Patrick K. Merrill, Jr.; his sisters, Lucille Callahan, Carol Firmstone, Malinda Merrill and Deborha Merrill. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. At the request of his family, services will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Patrick K. Merrill, Sr. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph:856-456-1142 via Read more →

OBITUARY: Frances E. Thomas of Pennsauken

On August 27, 2017, at the age of 81. (nee McPhail) Of Pennsauken. Born on April 3, 1936 in Duncan, Oklahoma to the late Preston and Gladys McPhail. Survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Alvin P. Thomas. Frances worked many years as a florist at Flower World in Cherry Hill, NJ. She proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. Interment will be private in Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Frances E. Thomas. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph:856-456-1142 via Related... Read more →

Officer Down: Deputy Sheriff Robert French, Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept. California

RELATED: Blue Line Related: CNB Crime Sacramento, CA --Deputy Sheriff Bob French was shot and killed outside of the Ramada Inn in the 2600 block of Auburn Boulevard while attempting to serve a warrant as part of an auto theft investigation at approximately 10:30 am. He was 52. Members of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Auto Theft Task Force had just taken two women into custody after observing them enter a stolen automobile. A search warrant was obtained for a hotel room as part of the ensuing investigation. As two members of the task force knocked on the room's door a... Read more →

Camden City Hospital Helping Employees of Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center

Gloucester City News files Cooper Chairman George E. Norcross III Kicks-Off Fund with $5,000 Donation Camden, NJ -- The Cooper Foundation, George E. Norcross III, and Cooper University Health Care, which operates MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, have established a relief fund to provide support to employees of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston following the hurricane that struck this week. MD Anderson – Cooper’s partner organization – the number one ranked cancer center in the nation, and many of its staff were directly impacted by the devastation. Cooper Chairman George E. Norcross III has... Read more →

GUEST COMMENTARY: Kudos to Evangelicals

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a statement issued by evangelical ClearysNoteBook file image leaders August 29: The Catholic League has a long history of mutual cooperation with evangelical Christians on a host of cultural issues. In that spirit, we condemn the unfair attacks against the statement on marriage, family and sexuality that was signed by more than 150 evangelical leaders following their conference in Nashville last week. "Hateful," "homophobic," "anti-LGBT" are among the hysterical condemnations of the statement flying around print, broadcast and social media. But the statement is none of those things. While restating long-held Christian teaching... Read more →


Source The Diocese of Camden Although school is officially starting next week, running a school is a year-round job, especially if the school offers summer programs. Happy Campers Many South Jersey Catholic Schools offered current students and visitors the opportunity to play, learn, experiment, hone athletic and theatrical skills and get a jump on the college search this summer. Students use homemade binoculars at Guardian Angels’ summer camp program. Guardian Angels in Gibbsboro and Saint Michael the Archangel in Clayton hosted extended camp programs with a weekly theme. Families were welcome to enroll for any or all weeks of camp.... Read more →


press release Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy caused upheaval of lives and destruction of properties for many people living along the Jersey shore. No one had experienced in their lifetime a storm of such magnitude that hit our Garden State. We pitched in, supported our suffering neighbors, and received help and financial aid from all over the United States. Now another part of our country is beset by a natural disaster the likes of which has never been seen before. People in southern Texas have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. Even now, days later, there is no... Read more →

Two Separate Motor Vehicle Accidents in Lower Township; Both Cars Overturned

Lower Township – On August 29, 2017, The Lower Township Police Department ClearysNoteBook file image responded to two unrelated motor vehicle accidents that resulted in both vehicles overturning. The two separate accidents occurred within one hour of each other. The first accident occurred in the area of Bay Drive and Mallow Road, located in the Cape May Beach section of Lower Township. The accident investigation revealed that the vehicle, a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer, operated by John Perkins, a 32-year-old male, who resides in the Villas Section of Lower Township, left the roadway, struck several pylons and came to rest on... Read more →

Parishes in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Urged to Help Hurricane Victims

PHILADELPHIA PA--Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. has asked that all parishes in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia consider taking up a one-time, special collection on the weekend of September 16-17, 2017 to support continued relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. This special collection is part of a national initiative called for by Archbishop José H. Gomez, vice-president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, to benefit the victims of this natural disaster and to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses. All contributed funds will support Catholic Charities’ USA, which is providing aid to victims of... Read more →

Jackals Playoff Tickets On Sale Now

Jackals to host playoff games on September 6 and 7; Playoff games include Craft Beer Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday and ticket deals for Montclair State students and staff Little Falls, N.J. – August 30, 2017 – The New Jersey Jackals have clinched a spot in the Can-Am League playoffs for the seventh consecutive season and you can get your tickets to catch all of the exciting postseason action. The Jackals will begin their playoff push by hosting the first two games in a best-of-five semifinal series. Game one will be Wednesday, September 6 and game two will be on Thursday, September... Read more →

Lions Home Opener Saturday

The Gloucester City Lions will open the 2017 football season on Saturday. The 11:00 am home game brings visiting Maple Shade to town. The early season opener is the result of rescheduling when Pitman High School announced they would not be fielding a varsity football team during the 2017 season. Photo by: Bruce Darrow Read more →


Gloucester City News file CAMDEN CITY, NJ--Mason Mallon, 24, originally charged and arrested on August 19, 2017, with Aggravated Sexual Assault because of his Snapchat post of an unconscious victim has been charged with another sexual assault on a 17-year-old woman. According to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Gibbsboro Police Chief Justin Tomaszewski another victim came forward and reported that she was physically and sexually assaulted by Mallon on March 1, 2016. Like the initial victim, she was also assaulted at the residence on the 100 block of West Clementon Road in Gibbsboro. The victim was acquainted with... Read more →

Car Strikes Pole in Lower Township During Storm  

On August 29, 2017, at 6:48 p.m., the Lower Township Police Department investigated a Gloucester City News files motor vehicle accident in the area of Route 109 and Canterbury Way. At the scene, police learned the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Alan Logan a 54-year-old male, who resides in Rio Grande, was traveling south on State Highway 109 and lost control of his vehicle. He slid on the roadway out of control, before striking a utility pole and knocking out electricity to the area. Traffic was diverted from Route 109 for several hours, as multiple crew members from... Read more →

Aug. 30, 2017: NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams

Rallies for DREAMers. A deadline looms for Trump to end the act that protects unauthorized residents brought here as children. A Confederate flag in a photo posted by an Assembly member has candidates for governor reacting. And the contrast is sharp. Newark's on track to take over their schools from the state. But, working through the transition is tougher than it sounds. Townships are finding creative ways to provide affordable housing for all their residents. And benefiting from the effort. And Asbury Park is making a profit on parking. We're in your neighborhood tonight in Asbury. Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE... Read more →

Law Enforcement Brings Down Construction Equipment Burglary Ring

ClearysNoteBook file image Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle and Monroe Township Police Chief John McKeown announce the arrest of five persons involved in a construction equipment burglary and theft ring. Throughout the month of August 2017, the Gloucester Township Police Department began an investigation of thefts of three industrial trailers, along with industrial tools and equipment. As the result of a two week multi-jurisdictional investigation, on August 28, 2017 Officers from the Gloucester Township Police Department, Monroe Township Police Department, Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey State Police, and US Drug Enforcement Administration executed search warrants on two properties... Read more →

Obituary: William S. Ferrell Sr. of Gloucester City

On August 17, 2017, of Gloucester City, NJ, age 43. He is the beloved son of William S. Sr. and Valerie L. Ferrell and loving father of William S. Ferrell, III. He is also survived by his dear brother Stephen Ferrell and nephew Christopher. Billy was an avid Eagles Fan. He loved going to the shore and fishing with his son. Services under the direction of the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL SERVICE, 700 POWELL ST., GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ. Billy’s Memorial Service will be held at 8:00 PM. Interment was private at the request of his family. In lieu of flowe, s his... Read more →

Former GHS Superintendent Joseph Rafferty Named Principal of St. Paul Grammar School

ClearysNoteBook file image William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 30, 2017)—Gloucester City School Superintendent Joseph Rafferty, who announced his retirement from that position in April, has been hired for the position of principal at St. Paul Grammar School, Burlington. When asked why he was retiring Rafferty said “I am 57-years-old. Barb (his wife) and I feel it is time for me to step down. I want to do other things. I am a deacon at St. Mary’s Church and I want to do more in that capacity. My father never got the chance to retire. He... Read more →

Volunteers Needed for Delaware Coastal Cleanup

DOVER (Aug. 29, 2017) – Volunteers are still needed and welcomed to join the Gloucester City News 30th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 16. Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the cleanup spans more than 45 sites in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties, including river and ocean shorelines as well as wetland and watershed areas. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to preregister at DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Cleanup webpage to ensure enough supplies are readied for each site. Preregistration will close Friday, Sept. 1. Sites that... Read more →

Delaware’s deer, dove, resident Canada goose, teal and gray squirrel seasons open in September

Hunting opportunities offered at many state wildlife areas DOVER (Aug. 29, 2017) – Delaware hunters will start their 2017/18 hunting season Friday, Sept. 1 with the opening of archery and crossbow deer season, and mourning dove and resident Canada goose seasons on private lands and state wildlife areas. DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife offers many early-season hunting opportunities on state wildlife areas, with details and rules for hunting on them available online at Delaware’s September hunting seasons. Hunters can start adding teal to their bag on Friday, Sept. 8 when the special September teal season opens. Gray squirrel season... Read more →

Down The Shore: Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest in Lower Township

ClearysNoteBook file image LOWER TOWNSHIP NJ--On August 27, 2017, at approximately 10:00 a.m., the Lower Township Police Department received a report of a road rage incident where a male subject displayed a handgun. The incident happened in the area of Route 109 and the Garden State Parkway, in the Cold Spring section of the Township. The male driver of a silver Hyundai SUV, with Pennsylvania tags, was holding a handgun and pointing it in the direction of the occupants of the other vehicle involved. Prior to officers arrival, information was received that the male subject and his female passenger fled... Read more →

Final Sunset Parade September 3 at Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May

ClearysNoteBook CAPE MAY, N.J. - Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is scheduled to host its final Sunset Parade of 2017 in honor of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Cape May County at the Training Center Sept. 3 at 6:58 p.m. Sunset Parades are military displays of marching troops and the Coast Guard Recruit Precision Drill Team. More than 250 recruits will march in the parade and strike the National Ensign from the Parade Field at sunset. The gates of Training Center Cape May will open at 5:30 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to use this time for security screening, parking... Read more →

DuPont Nature Center set to host programs Sept. 2 and 6 celebrating World Shorebirds Day

SLAUGHTER BEACH (Aug. 29, 2017) – The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion ClearysNoteBook Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility located in the heart of Delaware’s Bayshore Region, will host two programs Sept. 2 and 6 highlighting World Shorebirds Day, which takes place annually in September to celebrate shorebirds around the globe. Each year on Sept. 6, World Shorebirds Day seeks to highlight the need to protect shorebirds and their habitats, raise public awareness about continued shorebird research, monitoring and conservation, and connect people with shorebirds through wetland sites around the world. DuPont Nature Center programs connecting... Read more →

Antifa, black-clad and often violent, is strong in Philly

photo courtesy of by Nancy Phillips & Craig R. McCoy/ In January, on the evening of President Trump’s inauguration, a band of bandanna-wearing vandals raced along South Street, shattering the windows of two banks and a dozen storefronts. “They came by and had masks on,” recalled Tanya Italia, manager of a high-end furniture store. “They just smashed the window with a hammer. It was just a day of vandalism. I don’t think of them as real protesters.” The next month, an evening protest march along Broad Street turned ugly at Temple University. Some anti-Trump demonstrators tossed latex gloves filled... Read more →

Aug. 29, 2017: NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams

Streamed live 2 hours ago The Republican candidate for governor goes on the attack over taxes talking her opponent's plans. What are hers? Environmental advocates raise a red flag over proposed cuts to the EPA budget. Warning the state's water supply could be in jeopardy. Under court orders to provide affordable housing, municipalities juggle conflicting plans and confusing proposals. A luxury housing boom in Plainfield. Builders make one of the biggest single investments in the city's history. And an emergency airlift from the flood zone. A hundred shelter dogs are flown from Texas to New Jersey for safe keeping. Don’t... Read more →

Dogs, Cats Saved From Harvey-Battered Texas Arrive at New Jersey Animal Shelter

- NBC New York " " More than a dozen dogs and cats rescued from the Harvey-battered Texas arrived at a northern New Jersey animal shelter early Monday, and shelter personnel say another 60 are expected to come in within the next week. Pet ResQ, Inc. on Railroad Avenue in Tenafly says it received seven dogs, five kittens and one Siamese cat around 3 a.m. Monday, as residents in Southeast Texas braced for more, historic rain and devastating floods. Teams From NY, NJ Deploy to Texas for Harvey Relief The animals were saved from a flooded shelter. CONTINUE TO READ... Read more →

Obituary: Frances E. Thomas, of Pennsauken

On August 27, 2017, at the age of 81. (nee McPhail) Of Pennsauken. Born on April 3, 1936, in Duncan, Oklahoma to the late Preston and Gladys McPhail. Survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Alvin P. Thomas. Frances worked many years as a florist at Flower World in Cherry Hill, NJ. She proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. Interment will be private in Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Frances E. Thomas. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →

Essex County Democrats Name Their Assembly Speaker Candidate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “Essex County Democratic Chairman Leroy Jones announced after several months of deliberation the membership has reached a consensus to support Assemblyman Craig Coughlin as the Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly for the next legislative session. He went on to clarify that Lieutenant Governor Candidate and current Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver was omitted from these discussions due to her involvement in the Governor's Campaign. "It is my belief that, as Speaker, Assemblyman Coughlin will provide strong leadership to the New Jersey General Assembly and will work in partnership with our Democratic nominee for Governor, Ambassador Phil Murphy,... Read more →

How Can Marijuana Improve Your Workout?

Working out and marijuana might seem like an odd combination, given the popular stereotype of pot enthusiasts being slackers. However, ever since reports of a "cannabis gym" opening up in San Francisco, California, late this year came out, there has been a considerable buzz on how exactly the gym will combine the two to complement each… Read more →

2 year old dies as mom sat high on drugs in car's front seat, officials say |

By Rebecca Everett [email protected], For ALLOWAY TWP. -- A mother has been arrested after she got high on drugs and left her 2-year-old daughter unattended for hours in her car seat, where she somehow fatally injured herself, authorities said. Deanna J. Joseph, 39, was charged with second-degree child endangerment after she called 911 around 9:45 p.m. from her home on Timberman Road to report that her child was unresponsive, State Police said. Lenahan said the child had no obvious signs of blunt force trauma and the exact cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner's office. Joseph,... Read more →

Are No-Go Zones Coming to Your Neighborhood?

A pro-Shariah rally in one of the U.K.'s many Muslim enclaves. Driving into parts of inner-city Detroit, Chicago or Miami at certain times of day can be pretty scary, but when the drug culture meets Shariah law it becomes a whole new level of frightening. Yet, that's what some U.S. neighborhoods have to look forward to… Read more →

Lower Township PD Charge Woman Driving While Intoxicated after a Single Vehicle Crash

LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ (August 28, 2017)--On August 26, 2017, at ClearysNoteBook file image approximately 2:41 a.m., members of the Lower Township Police Department responded to a one-car motor vehicle crash in the area of the 500 block of Seashore Road (County Route 626), located in the Erma section of the township. Upon arrival, officers found a 2014 Jeep Compass, which was traveling northbound, had run off the roadway to the right, striking a utility pole, before coming to final rest, disabled, in the northbound lane of travel. The driver, Elizabeth Madden, a 23 year-old unemployed female of Wildwood, was able... Read more →

Miners Host Grand Slam Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest

Catch a tasty treat and dive headfirst into ice cold craft beer selections at the Gloucester City News files Miners Grand Slam Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest on September 2 at Skylands Stadium Augusta, N.J. – August 28, 2017 – Mouthwatering food and ice cold craft beer is always a winning combination. Pair that with an exciting Sussex County Miners baseball game and spectacular fireworks and you have a lineup that cannot be beat. Join the Miners on Saturday, September 2 for their Grand Slam Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest at Skylands Stadium. Head down to The Backyard... Read more →

Three Arrested, $450k Seized, as Money Laundering Operation Taken Down

Lucas Girardi Alves Renato DaSilva Wesley Dos Santos Investigation reveals illegal construction finance scheme involving millions of dollars MOUNT HOLLY - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Cinnaminson Township Public Safety Director Michael P. King announced that a nine-month investigation into a money laundering operation has resulted in three arrests and the seizure of approximately $450,000 in cash and deposited funds, along with nine vehicles, three motorcycles and a collection of 30 high-end watches. The investigation began in November 2016, when officers from the Cinnaminson Township Police Department suspected an illegal check cashing operation was being run out of a... Read more →

WATCH: Aug. 28, 2017: NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams

Started streaming 4 minutes ago New Jersey's Task Force One heads to Houston to deploy the skills they learned in Sandy's wake to help Harvey survivors. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy learns about teachers top policy concerns before the start of school. A decades-old judicial ruling says communities must provide affordable housing. Why hasn't it been universally implemented. Seton Hall's law school is thriving as others are foundering. What innovations have students clamoring for classes? And an Uber app for dog owners. It's a leash-hailing service that serves the needs of working people by serving their pooch. Don’t forget to... Read more →

Kennedy Health Hosts Weight-Loss Surgery Fashion Show at Cherry Hill Mall Sept. 9

Cherry Hill, NJ – Prepare to be amazed at Kennedy Health’s Weight-Loss Surgery Fall Fashion Show featuring bariatric success stories at the Cherry Hill Mall (Grand Court between the Macy’s and Nordstrom wings) on Saturday, September, 9th, from 1 – 3 p.m. This celebratory event will showcase 26 female and male weight-loss surgery patients – including four Kennedy employees – who’ve lost a combined total of 3,279 pounds since their procedures with one of Kennedy’s bariatric surgeons: Dr. Marc Neff, Dr. Louis Balsama, Dr. Adeshola Fakulujo or Dr. Adam Goldstein. As the crowd of onlookers watches these “redesigned” models walk... Read more →


ClearysNoteBook Blackwood, NJ, residents Carlee Mott, 8, and her 3-year-old sister Nola Keys were two of dozens of Kennedy Family Health Services pediatric patients who received free book bags on August 21st as part of its “Helping Hands to Health” Back-to-School Book Bag Giveaway. Book bags containing school supplies for kids from pre-K to high school were distributed to young patients at both Kennedy Family Health Services locations (Somerdale Square and Washington Township, NJ) during Monday’s kick-off event. A total of 400 book bags are available through the program, which runs through August 31st. Pictured left to right are: Somerdale... Read more →

HHS continues support in Texas and Louisiana in response to Hurricane Harvey

As torrential rainfall continues to pour on the Gulf Coast, the Department of Health and ClearysNoteBook Human Services is providing support as local officials are continuing to assess communities’ health care infrastructure and medical needs. A list of the latest HHS actions is below: An EMS contract managed by HHS has been utilized to evacuate 182 patients via 70 ambulances from three hospitals in Victoria, Texas. HHS has deployed an additional 53,000 pounds of medical equipment and supplies to support the medical needs of those impacted in affected areas. HHS has activated the AABB Blood Disaster Task Force for Hurricane... Read more →

Pennsylvania Insurance Agents Charged with Theft and Fraud

HARRISBURG —Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced felony charges against 2 insurance agents in Allegheny and Westmoreland County for insurance fraud. In one case, an agent stole $26,247 from eight clients, including their life insurance proceeds, auto insurance premiums and even a loan. In the other case, the agent submitted 252 phony Medicare supplement policy applications and pocketed $88,636 in fraudulent commissions. files Travis Wingrove, 29, of University Drive, Dunbar, and Jeffrey Ingram, 53, of Meadow Oaks Drive, Allison Park, are charged with insurance fraud, theft by deception and identity theft. “Insurance fraud hurts consumers across our Commonwealth and causes... Read more →

Commentary: Gaming out Menendez trial: He loses; so does Christie

The lurid indictment against Sen. Robert Menendez reads like an episode of House of Cards, with dark tales of bribery, private jets, and powerful old men in the intimate company of beautiful young women. So, if you like spicy romance novels, pull up a chair. But I've been digging at the politics around this high-stakes trial,… Read more →

Cowtastrophy averted as troopers pull bull off interstate

HAMILTON TWP. -- New Jersey State Police troopers found themselves playing the role of consta-bulls when they had to help catch a young bovine running on the shoulder of Interstate 195 Sunday morning. Sgt. Jeffrey Flynn said troopers assisted Hamilton police with a call around 8:15 a.m. for a bull on the shoulder of the highway… Read more →

Catholic school removes Jesus statues to be 'more inclusive'

Parents of students at a Catholic school in the San Francisco Bay area ClearysNoteBook file image are protesting the board's decision to remove and relocate more than 160 statues of Jesus, Mary and historic church figures from the campus in an effort to make the school more "inclusive." Shannon Fitzpatrick, who has an 8-year-old son at San Domenico School… Read more →

San Diego Border Patrol Arrests 30 Illegals; Discover Smuggling Tunnel

OTAY MESA, Calif. (August 26, 2017) – U.S. Border Patrol agents at San Diego Sector, discovered a cross-border smuggling tunnel early Saturday morning after they arrested 30 people who were in the country illegally near the Otay Mesa port of entry. At around 1:12 a.m., Border Patrol agents encountered several people who had apparently just been smuggled into the U.S. Agents searched the area and discovered a crude opening in the ground with a ladder inside and determined that is was a smuggling tunnel. The tunnel's exit is located just north of the secondary fence in the vicinity of the... Read more →

Stockton declares war on its namesake, a signer of the Declaration of Independence

SEE, I TOLD YOU SO: Richard Stockton/ClearysNoteBook When they came of the Confederate monuments after Charleston, Save Jerseyans, history nerds like yours truly protested the inevitable slippery slope. If Robert E. Lee needs to go over slavery… what about George Washington? Or Jefferson? Could the calls for Mount Vernon and Monticello to be shuttered be far behind? Where do we draw the line… Read more →

VIDEO: Camden County PD Seeks Help in Identifying Shooting Suspect

(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is investigating a shooting incident and is asking for help from the public to identify a suspect seen on surveillance video. The incident occurred on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 11:47 p.m. on the 1100 block of Morton Street. A male suspect was engaged in a dispute with several individuals. The suspect brandished a gun, then dropped the weapon and fired two shots after picking it up. No one was struck, and the suspect fled the area on foot. The suspect is described as a black male, bald, wearing a black shirt, black... Read more →

In New Jersey Governor’s Race, Money Can Take a Circuitous Route

Todd Heisler/The New York Times Sheila McPherson is listed as a homemaker on an Internal Revenue Service report from the Democratic Governors Association. This year, Ms. McPherson donated $80,000 to the association, the first time, records show, that she gave to the national group. She also sent $10,000 to the New Jersey Democratic Committee. Mrs. McPherson, who lists her residence in Rutherford, N.J., is married to Kenneth McPherson, a lawyer at a powerful firm, Waters, McPherson, McNeill. Had her donations gone directly to Philip D. Murphy, the Democratic candidate for governor in New Jersey, it would have prevented her husband’s... Read more →