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September 2017

Bible Verse On Bench, In Memory Of Virginia Teen, Has To Be Removed

WeaselZippers Give it time and a social justice warrior will get offended over his nickname ‘Cotton’. Via WACH: Colton Osborne is remembered for his love of baseball, that’s why the bench was placed next to the baseball field and reads “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me – Philippians 4:13.” (Photo: WSET) CHARLOTTE Co., Va. (WSET) — A Bible verse on a memorial bench honoring a Charlotte County, Virgina teen who passed away last year now has to be taken off. Colton Osborne died tragically last year during an ATV accident and the community came together to... Read more →


Op-Ed: NFL teams score $7 billion in taxpayer subsidies on stadiums

By Patrice Lee The National Football League is now plunged into politics as players throughout the sport kneel for the national anthem and President Donald Trump continues to rebuke them publicly. Undoubtedly, the situation has left many fans and non-fans of the league conflicted or angry. This fiasco may, however, open the eyes of the public to a serious and generally unchecked issue: billionaire NFL owners sponging enormous amounts of money from taxpayers through crony capitalist schemes. The fact is that a business that raked in $14 billion in revenue in 2016 is heavily subsidized by local, state, and federal... Read more →


Third Person Charged with Felony Murder for the Beating Death of Kyle Bell

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--Cahira Fisher, 40, of Camden, was charged with Felony Murder for the beating death of Kyle Bell on September 12, 2017. Cahira Fisher, along with two other men, Duron Abdullah and Morris Clark, allegedly entered an apartment on Morton Street intending to rob the victim. After assaulting Kyle Bell the defendants fled, leaving the victim unconscious. Fisher was charged on Friday, September 29, 2017 with one count of first degree Felony Murder according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson. Fisher was arrested in the area of Mr. Ephraim Avenue and... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Polk County Police Detective Kristen Hearne, age 29 Shot and Killed

RELATED: Blue Line CNB Crime CEDARTOWN,GA --Detective Kristen Hearne, age 29 was shot and killed as she and another officer responded to reports of a stolen vehicle at the intersection of Highway 100 and Santa Claus Road. As the officers arrived at the location they were ambushed by a male subject. Detective Hearne, who was not wearing a vest, was fatally wounded. The second officer was struck in the vest and was wounded. A female subject was taken into custody at the scene. The male subject fled the scene but was arrested a short time later after a massive manhunt... Read more →


The 45 kilos of fentanyl seized by the State Police could have yielded 18 million lethal doses

TRENTON –Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino today announced the indictment of four men in connection with the record-setting seizure of 45 kilograms – or nearly 100 pounds – of the super-potent synthetic opioid fentanyl by the New Jersey State Police in June. The State Police also seized nearly 40 kilos of heroin. Fentanyl is one of the deadliest opioids, with a potency that is 50 times greater than heroin. The 45 kilos of fentanyl could have yielded over 18 million lethal doses, since a dose as small as 2 to 3 milligrams can be fatal. This case shatters the prior... Read more →


Gently Used Baby to School Age Clothes and Supplies Collection

HADDONFIELD: Are you rotating your child’s wardrobe and came to realize there are great clothes now outworn and baby accessories you no longer have a need for? The Kiwanis Club of the Haddons in partnership with Cradles to Crayons will accept your donations at the Barrington Harvest Festival on October 14 and the Haddonfield Fall Festival on October 14. Acceptable clothing includes clothes sizes newborn through 14/16, coats sizes newborn through 14/16, shoes/boots/sandals from infant to adult size 9, new socks and underwear. Acceptable supplies and accessories include cribs and bassinette bedding; carriers, diaper bags, strollers, high chairs, swings/rockers, pack-n-plays... Read more →


CHICAGO MEDICINE STUDY: Elderly Who Have Trouble Identifying Odors Face Risk of Dementia

Newswise — A long-term study of nearly 3,000 adults, aged 57 to 85, found that those who could not identify at least four out of five common odors were more than twice as likely as those with a normal sense of smell to develop dementia within five years. Although 78 percent of those tested were normal – correctly identifying at least four out of five scents – about 14 percent could name just three out of five, five percent could identify only two scents, two percent could name just one, and one percent of the study subjects were not able... Read more →


Brooklawn Police Arrest Suspects for Outstanding Warrants, Marijuana Pos. and Drunk Driving

UPDATED/CORRECTED Brooklawn Police Department Crime report September 22 to September 28. On 09/22/2017, Officer Nicholas stopped a motor vehicle on New Broadway in the area of New Jersey Rd. for an equipment violation. During the course of the motor vehicle stop, the passenger, Amanda Galanti(30) a resident of Westville, NJ was found to have active warrants out for her arrest out of Gloucester and Camden City. Ms. Galanti was also found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle. She was transported to police headquarters, processed, issued a criminal summons, and released on her own recognizance with a pending municipal... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Kids and Dogs (cnbnewsnet)

cnbnewsnet Children must be taught polite interaction with pets at a young age. If a child is left unsupervised, a tragedy is likely to occur, which will mean a death sentence for the pet. Many times, a dog will react to being poked, pulled, or otherwise mistreated, by biting or scratching. Although there is never a ‘good’ reason for this behavior, a responsible parent and a responsible pet owner will always supervise child-and-dog interactions to avert a mishap. Our therapy and service dog programs are in full swing! If you would like your dog to be trained as a therapy... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ : Beaver-Otter Furbearer Applications Period Opens October 1

Furbearer Management Newsletter, Fall 2017 From marsh to your mouth: Muskrat dinner tradition kept alive in N.J. (nj.com, 2/2/16) TRAPPER EDUCATION COURSES Courses offered in April and September - October Classes are held rain or shine and students must be prepared to be outside the entire time. Bring a pencil, pliers, and a lunch; wear hip boots. All other materials provided. Students must attend both days of the two-day class: Tuckahoe WMA, Lenape Farms Section (Atlantic County) October 14 and 15 Hackettstown Fish Hatchery (Warren County) Date: October 21 and 22 JBMDL Range 14 (Burlington County) October 26 and October... Read more →


Freeholder Board Coordinates with Regional Partners for Hurricane Maria Relief Effort

(Camden City, NJ) – Last week, Hurricane Maria had a devastating effect on the island of Puerto Rico bringing winds of up to 155 miles an hour to shore and never before seen surges of seawater onto the island. Since that time, the storm has created an ever-deepening humanitarian crisis for 3.4 million U.S. citizens. Now, most of the island is without power and more than 1 million people are without drinking water. Seeing the carnage on the island, the Camden County Freeholder Board is working with leaders from throughout the region, including the Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey... Read more →


Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation to host open house on Fort Miles Master Plan

DOVER (Sept. 29, 2017) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation, in partnership with the Fort Miles Historical Association, will host an open house for the public review and comment on proposed capital improvements to the Fort Miles Museum and Historic Area in Cape Henlopen State Park. The open house will feature informative exhibit boards on the proposed updated master plan for Cape Henlopen’s Fort Miles facilities and surrounding areas, and opportunities for the public to get information from DNREC staff and provide written feedback. The open house will be held 5 -7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, at the Lewes... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: Waterfowl Hunt for Beginners-Women’s Program at Sedge Island

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is offering a Waterfowl Hunt for Beginners overnight workshop for women on December 1-2 as part of its NJ Outdoors Program. This Outdoor Women of New Jersey (OWNJ) workshop will be held at the Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center, which is a historic, renovated duck hunting lodge, located off Island Beach State Park in Barnegat Bay. Spaces are still available for a limited number of participants looking for an exciting way to learn about the history of waterfowl hunting, waterfowl biology and identification, hunting techniques, game cooking, and to participate in a... Read more →


GUEST COMMENTARY: A Year After Hoboken Crash, Are We Safer?

Toni Granato | NJ Sierra Club It is the one-year anniversary of the NJ Transit train crashed in Hoboken, while the agency has seen multiple major derailments. The Hoboken disaster killed one person and injured more than a hundred people during the morning rush hour. There have been multiple other derailments since. All of these incidents may be the result of the Christie Administration systemically cutting funding for public transit. Instead of fixing our aging transportation system, funding has been slashed by 90 percent in the past 11 years. As a result, NJ Transit has 12 times more equipment failures... Read more →


Atlantic City Electric Customers can Take Advantage of LIHEAP

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (Sept. 28, 2017) – Atlantic City Electric customers have an opportunity to take advantage of important energy assistance available through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Utility customers in New Jersey can begin submitting their LIHEAP applications now to secure their grant, which can provide as much as $1,000 toward their energy bill. LIHEAP is a federal program, administered by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs that provides assistance to individuals who are having trouble paying their electric, or other energy bills. Homeowners, renters, roomers and subsidized housing tenants may be eligible. Customers can apply... Read more →


Sarlo's Service Station Contractors, Gloucester City Are Working on Royal Farms Construction

CNBNews photo/September 27, 2017 GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ(CNBNews)--Employees of Sarlo's Service Station Contractors, of Gloucester City are erecting the service station for Royal Farms, US Route 130 and Market Street. The local business is owned by Lou Sarlo III. Amit Patel, the owner of the property has leased half of the site to Royal Farms, a convenience store chain that was established in 1959. To make room for the new store, half of the rooms at the motel were demolished. The remaining 64 rooms will be located behind the new convenience store. Brittany Eldredge, Royal Farms Public Relations, and Customer Service... Read more →


EXELON CONTRIBUTES $250,000 TO DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS IN PUERTO RICO AND MEXICO

Exelon and its utilities donate $250,000 to the American Red Cross and other nonprofits, directing funds to areas affected by Hurricane Maria and earthquakes in Mexico CHICAGO (Sept. 29, 2017) — In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria and two earthquakes in Mexico, Exelon has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist in disaster relief areas. The largest utility by customer count, Exelon, through its operating companies, is contributing another $200,000 to organizations aiding in relief efforts. Combined with donations following Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, Exelon has contributed $820,000 to support affected areas. The amount includes... Read more →


TWO MEN CHARGED WITH CAMDEN MURDER

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--Duron Abdullah, 47, of Pennsauken, and Morris Clark, 50, of Merchantville, were charged with Felony Murder for the beating death of Kyle Bell on September 12, 2017. A witness told detectives that Abdullah and Clark entered an apartment on the 1200 block of Morton Avenue and attempted to rob the victim. The witness said they heard the assault from upstairs. Abdullah and Clark fled, leaving the victim unconscious. When medical personnel arrived, they rushed Kyle Bell to Cooper University Hospital where he received treatment until he died two days later. Abdulla and Clark were both charged on Thursday,... Read more →


SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On Friday, September 29, 2017 at approximately 3:26 AM, a Gloucester Township Police officer was on neighborhood patrols and discovered a fire at a construction site on Iron Gate Drive in Gloucester Township. Fire departments from Gloucester Township, Pine Hill, Winslow Township, Cherry Hill Fire Department Canteen, and Gloucester Township EMS responded to the scene. The fire was deemed suspicious at this time and is being investigated by the local Fire Marshal, the Gloucester Township Police and the Camden County Prosecutors Office. Read more →


Emergency exercise held at Colonial Apartments

(Woodbury, NJ) – A Full Scale Exercise* involving personnel and equipment resources from Gloucester County, Woodbury and volunteers was held at the Colonial Park Apartments this past Sunday, Sept. 24. The Gloucester County Housing Authority was assessing the validity of their Emergency Response Plan/Procedures, and had asked Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management to assist them in designing, conducting and evaluating an exercise that would involve evacuating the Colonial Park Apartments, assessing the incident management coordination among the participating response agencies, and evaluating the Housing Authorities ability and processes for accounting for all the displaced/injured and/or relocated residents . Volunteers... Read more →


Lower Township Resident Sentenced to 38 Years for Attempted Murder

Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Acting Prosecutor Robert W. Johnson announced that Ernest P. Davis, a forty-four year old resident of Lower Township, was sentenced to 38 years in New Jersey State Prison for first degree Attempted Murder. After a one week trial which concluded on June 16, 2017, a Cape May County jury convicted Davis of the Attempted Murder (first degree) and Aggravated Assault (second degree) of thirty-nine year old Dorris Howell. Davis was also convicted of the Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose (second degree) and Hindering his own Prosecution (third... Read more →


Marietta College enrolls approximately 275 in Class of 2021 including residents from NJ

MARIETTA, OH (09/29/2017)-- When classes began for the 2017 fall semester, Marietta College welcomed approximately 275 freshmen who are studying in one or more of the 42 majors. Georgia Majka of Ocean View, New Jersey (08230), is a graduate of Ocean City High School. William Rafferty of Moorestown, New Jersey (08057), is a graduate of Moorestown High School. Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy begun in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves... Read more →


ATLANTIC CITY'S TOURISM DISTRICT HAS A NEEDLE PROBLEM. IT CAN BE FIXED.

NJ NEWS COMMONS The tourism district in Atlantic City is home to the largest needle exchange in New Jersey, and it gives out more needles each week than it gets back. Elinor Comlay of Route 40 says the imbalance is turning the streets near local business into a repository of used needles, but there are solutions out there. VOTING BLOCK PARTNERS ASK NJ VOTERS ABOUT ELECTION ISSUES Reporters and local news partners involved with the ongoing collaborative reporting project known as Voting Block have continued to profile local New Jersey communities this week. Each reporting partner was tasked with profiling... Read more →