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Retired FBI Agent to Talk About His Role in Unabomber Case on April 3 at Stockton

Galloway, N.J. – Retired FBI agent James Fitzgerald, whose skills in text analysis and threat assessment helped break the Unabomber case, will discuss his role on that case at 7 p.m. April 3 in the Campus Center Theatre. As a forensic linguist, Fitzgerald analyzed the writings of Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski to conclude that they were probably the same as those of the so-called Unabomber, whose 17-year career of bombings in the United States resulted in multiple deaths and injuries. Fitzgerald now works as a private consultant and technical advisor to such media productions as “Criminal Minds” and “Sleepy Hollow.” He was a consulting producer on the Discovery Channel’s 2017 mini-series “Manhunt: Unabomber” with actor Sam Worthington playing Fitzgerald. He has also published several books and... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Spring Training (CNBNewsnet)

(cnbnewsnet) The weather is finally getting warmer! Fido seems more restless than usual and constantly begs for attention. Spring fever is in full bloom! Try to take your dog for multiple walks when the weather is nice. Play with him in the yard or take him to a large, enclosed area so he can burn off some energy. During the kids’ spring break, encourage them to actively engage Fido so he doesn’t expend his energy indoors and become destructive. Hike with him, play with him, and take extra time to show him you love him. If you are considering purchasing a puppy, remember: for every puppy purchased, a shelter dog dies. Time to get your best buddy’s rabies shot and license! In most townships and... Read more →


GTPD Awarded The 2018 “Udrive, Utext, Upay Distracted Driving Enforcement” Grant

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--Law enforcement officers from the Gloucester Township Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving. “Distracted driving is possibly the most serious safety issue on our roadways today,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed in distracted driving crashes and an estimated 391,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving... Read more →


Bye, Bye American Pie: '50s restaurant to be replaced by a Wawa

A new Wawa will be replacing the Chatterbox Drive-in, the 1950s to 1960s-themed restaurant whose fans include Henry Winkler, aka the Fonz. The land use board in Frankford unanimously approved the Wawa site plan application on Wednesday night. Chatterbox owner Don Hall said his restaurant on Route 15 will remain open for at least the next… Read more →


UNIVERSAL PICTURES GIFTS FANS WITH FREE TICKETS TO EXCLUSIVE "SPRING-FLING" SCREENINGS OF "BLOCKERS"

Displayed with permission from PR Newswire Offer Valid at 100 Theaters in 50 Cities Across the U.S. on Wednesday, April 4 Guests of 7:00 P.M. Screenings of the Comedy Will Be Among the First to Experience the South-by-Southwest Sensation UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., March 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Pictures, director Kay Cannon and the cast of Blockers, today announced that free "Spring-Fling" screenings of the new comedy will be offered on Wednesday, April 4, at 100 theater locations across 50 cities in the U.S. Guests who go to www.BlockersSpringFling.com and RSVP for a ticket—at participating locations—will be given one free admission to the 7:00 p.m. showing, up to theater capacity. Free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and may only be claimed... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': By the Hour (CNBNewsnet)

CNBNewsnet When it comes to politeness, I have my limits. Usually, my patience is at an end after an hour. Owning my own business means dealing with people every day. However, I’m usually able to accommodate my frailties by limiting my exposure to sixty minutes at a time. This does not include dogs—for them, my patience is never-ending. My dearest friends are folks that know they’re on the clock and will tone it down when I've reached my limit, while my family members often intensify just to watch my head explode. They can do that; they’re family. When I re-read a novel I’ve written, I can see exactly where I started and stopped—after an hour I usually kill off a character, just because my time... Read more →


OPENING DAY OF TROUT SEASON TO REEL IN MORE THAN 100,000 ANGLERS ON APRIL 7

TRENTON - More than 184,000 freshly stocked rainbow trout will be available as anglers cast their lines on the much-anticipated opening of trout season at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, Acting Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. An annual rite of spring, the opening day of trout season reels in more than 100,000 anglers each year, many of them as families. "New Jersey can take pride in offering some of the finest trout fishing found on the East Coast," Acting Commissioner McCabe said. "Trout season offers anglers a chance to relax and spend quality time in the outdoors. We strongly encourage newcomers to try their hand at trout fishing and discover a rewarding way to enjoy the splendid scenery of early spring." The DEP's... Read more →


Hyundai Hope On Wheels Surpasses $145 Million

The organization announces $15 million in new grant winners at the New York International Auto Show as part of Hyundai's longstanding support to pediatric cancer. FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., March 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Hyundai Hope On Wheels® (HHOW), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, celebrates its 20th year in the fight against pediatric cancer and announces plans to exceed $145 million toward pediatric cancer research. In celebration of its 20th anniversary, HHOW will host its annual launch event at the New York International Auto Show to recognize the grant award-winning institutions, doctors, and children affected by pediatric cancer. The campaign theme for this year is: 20 years of saving lives and creating hope, in the fight to end childhood cancer. HHOW also introduces two new 2018... Read more →


Joint Operation nets 24 transnational gang members, 475 total arrests under Operation Matador

NEW YORK (March 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- — Twenty-four were arrested Thursday under Operation Matador, the intelligence driven, unified effort to combat the proliferation of MS-13 and other transnational criminal gang activity in Long Island, the New York City metropolitan area and Hudson Valley. This brings the total arrested under this initiative to 475. Operation Matador, operating under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Transnational Organized Crime Initiative (DHS TOCI), was launched by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York along with ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). This joint initiative is comprised of HSI special agents, ERO deportation officers and the ICE Office of Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA); U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP); U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS),... Read more →


Stockton’s MLK Day of Service Named ‘Champion of Good Works” by CIANJ

Kathleen Alexander, left, treasurer of CIANJ’s Board of Directors and a partner with Sax, LLP, presents the CIANJ award to Stockton University’s Daniel Tome, Director of Service Learning and Diana Strelczyk, co-chair of Day of Service. Galloway, N.J. - Stockton University’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service was honored as a “Champion of Good Works” by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and COMMERCE Magazine at their Fifth Annual Chairman’s Reception on March 20 at Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville. Thirty-nine companies, hospitals, colleges and universities, were honored at the gala reception, attended by more than 200 business executives. “For most of the companies that we are honoring tonight, their generosity and kindness is part of their culture,” said... Read more →


I-295 pavement resurfacing project begins next week in Burlington and Camden Counties

High Performance Thin Overlay to improve road safety and performance (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a pavement preservation project that will require temporary lane closures and ramp detours on I-295 in Burlington and Camden Counties. On Monday, April 2, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to begin temporary lane closures and ramp detours to mill and pave a four-mile stretch of road between Fellowship Road/CR 673 and Marne Highway/CR 537. After the completion of that stage, the contractor will begin application of the High Performance Thin Overlay (HPTO) on the 13-mile stretch of I-295 between Marne Highway/CR 537 in Mount Laurel and Black Horse Pike/Route 168 in Haddon Heights. The project is expected to be... Read more →


CRIME REPORT: Disorderly Women Spits Blood on Gloucester City Police Officers and EMT's

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 30)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City Police and EMT's trying to help a woman in distress found themselves being berated and spat on by the individual. According to the weekly crime report on Friday, March 23, at 4:40PM officers responded to the area of Johnson Blvd. at Morris Street for a female walking down the street bleeding. Officers found the female on Johnson Blvd. at Chambers Street and the female immediately began screaming and threatening the officers. The female continued to act in this manner and screamed at the officers to just kill her now. The female was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and while being escorted to an ambulance for transport to the hospital, she spat blood on one of the officers and... Read more →


"Yo Bill! Did You Hear This One?"

More on Firemen Fight; School District Going Solar

UPDATED APRIL 1, 2018 WITH BID INFO Related: CNBNews Tips and Snippets Related: CNBNews Point of View UPDATED: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--We are getting bits and pieces about the alleged fight at the Gloucester City Fire Department that involved two firemen. According to our sources, a fire department captain allegedly attacked a subordinate over comments about the firehouse in the media. The fireman was in a discussion about whether it was someone within the firehouse. This supposedly enraged the captain who attacked the underling. For his outburst, we were told by an anonymous source the captain received a paid week suspension.One has to wonder if the animosity between the two firemen will someday carry over to their... Read more →


GROUNDBREAKING SEXUAL HARASSMENT ORDINANCE PASSED BY NEWARK CITY COUNCIL

The Newark City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a first-of-its-kind ordinance that seeks to offer greater protection to city employees who have been victims of sexual harassment. Elana Knopp of TAPinto Newark says the ordinance also ensures that victims of harassment can come forward without fear of retaliation and calls on members of the city council to be made aware of accusations brought by city employees. JOE BIDEN RAPS 'PHONY POPULISM,' HEDGES ON 2020 RUN AT DREW FORUM Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a sold-out crowd at Drew University in Madison on Wednesday. Kevin Coughlin of Morristown Green says Biden called out President Trump during the speech for everything from riding a wave of “half-baked nationalism … and phony populism,” to attacking the... Read more →


Jeffrey R. Wass Sentenced to Prison for Shooting at Evesham Township Police Officer

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Marlton resident was sentenced to five years in New Jersey state prison today for shooting at an Evesham Township police officer who went to the man’s apartment for a well-being check last year. Jeffrey R. Wass, 55, of the Nieuw Amsterdam Apartments on North Maple Avenue, he will be eligible for parole after 42 months, under the Graves Act. Wass pled guilty in February to one count of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree). The investigation revealed that on May 24, 2017, Evesham police and fire personnel were called to the apartment complex by a maintenance worker who entered Wass’s apartment to investigate the odor of natural gas and... Read more →


Former Maple Shade First Aid Squad Chief Joseph J. Freed III Admits Stealing Agency Funds

MOUNT HOLLY - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that the former chief of the Maple Shade First Aid Squad admitted today in Superior Court to stealing more than $118,000 from the agency over a period of nearly seven years. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Joseph J. Freed III, 54, (photo above) of the 400 block of North Coles Avenue in Maple Shade, pled guilty to one count of Theft by Deception (Second Degree) in exchange for five years in New Jersey state prison. He must make restitution to Maple Shade township in the amount of $118,345.50. The Hon. Charles A. Delehey scheduled sentencing for June 5. The thefts for which Freed is charged occurred between April 2010 and February 2017. The investigation... Read more →


Gloucester Township joins nationwide challenge to be the most “water wise”

National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, April 1 – 30, 2018 Gloucester Township, Mayor David R. Mayer, is joining mayors across the country in the Wyland Foundation’s National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. The Mayor’s Water Conservation Challenge asks residents to manage water resources more wisely and in return they can win a variety of prizes including: $5,000 toward their Home Utility Payments and water saving fixtures. Also, one lucky charity will receive a 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to serve their community. The annual challenge, which takes place April 1st - 30th, is a non-profit national community service campaign including a series of informative and easy-to-do online pledges at mywaterpledge.com to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy. Last year, residents from over... Read more →


Man Sentenced to Prison for His Role in Drug Ring That Used the Internet to Make Mail-Order Sales

Twelve members and associates of the narcotics ring were indicted in “Operation Skin Deep” TRENTON –Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a man was sentenced to prison today as one of the top members of a drug ring that marketed cocaine and designer drugs online and distributed them via the mail. He was charged along with 11 other alleged ring members and associates in an investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice called “Operation Skin Deep.” Three additional men were indicted separately for trafficking cocaine as a result of the investigation. Aldo T. Lapaix, 31, of Absecon, N.J., was sentenced today to 10 years in state prison, including 8 ½ years of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Bernard E. DeLury Jr. in Atlantic... Read more →


Delaware Valley University Students from NJ Inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta

DOYLESTOWN, PA (03/26/2018)-- Delaware Valley University is pleased to announce that 42 students were inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society on March 25, 2018. Alpha Lambda Delta encourages superior scholastic achievement among first-year students. The Society promotes intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning. Members are encouraged to recognize and develop meaningful goals for their unique roles in society. To be inducted, students must have a GPA of 3.5 or better during their first full-time year. The local students who were inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta are: Yessenia Mendez of Bellmawr, NJ (08031) Erin Millisky of Blackwood, NJ (08012) Delaware Valley University is an independent, comprehensive university with more than 1,000 acres in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Founded in 1896, DelVal... Read more →


Rwandan Genocide Survivor to Speak at Stockton ‘Walk to Remember’ April 9

Galloway, N.J. – A survivor of the genocide in Rwanda will speak at a special “Walk to Remember” at 4 p.m. Monday, April 9 at the Stockton University Campus Center. The event is sponsored by Stockton’s Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (MAHG) Society and student organization Stockton Take Action Now: Darfur (S.T.A.N.D.). The “Walk to Remember” commemorates the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. It will begin with a walk around campus, leaving from the Campus Center Main Hall. It will be followed at 5 p.m. by a presentation on the stages of genocide and its prevention by Professor Elisa Von Joeden Forgey, and the testimony from a survivor, held in the Campus Center Board of Trustees Room. There will also be a... Read more →


FBI ALERT: Tech Support Fraud

Based on new reporting, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is providing updated guidance regarding technical support fraud. Tech Support Fraud involves a criminal claiming to provide customer, security, or technical support in an effort to defraud unwitting individuals. This type of fraud continues to be a problematic and widespread scam. In 2017, the IC3 received approximately 11,000 complaints related to tech support fraud. The claimed losses amounted to nearly $15 million, which represented an 86% increase in losses from 2016. While a majority of tech support fraud involves victims in the United States, IC3 has received complaints from victims in 85 different countries. Criminals may pose as a security, customer, or technical support representative offering to resolve such issues as a compromised e-mail or... Read more →


CNB Business News: Jefferson & Einstein Healthcare Network Sign Letter of Intent to Merge

The partnership would bring together two historic, like-minded organizations, both committed to delivering high-quality healthcare and training the healthcare professionals of tomorrow. PHILADELPHIA — Leadership from Jefferson and Einstein Healthcare Network announced the signing of a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) to merge, potentially bringing together two historically linked academic medical centers whose shared vision is to improve the lives of patients and their communities. The move also sets the stage for a clinical academic enterprise that would boast the largest residency program in the Greater Philadelphia region, making Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) uniquely positioned to educate the brightest healthcare professionals of tomorrow with a multi-hospital clinical rotation unlike any other. The merger would also bring together nationally recognized MossRehab and Magee... Read more →


4 alleged MS-13 gang members charged in connection with murder

LAS VEGAS – Four alleged MS-13 gang members were charged Tuesday in connection with the kidnapping and murder of a rival gang member whose body was found on federal property in southern Nevada. The case is the result of a joint investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), FBI, and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, with assistance from DEA. Josue Diaz-Orellana, 22, Luis Reyes-Castillo, a/k/a “Molesto,” 24, David Perez-Manchame, a/k/a “Herbi” and “Walter Melendez,” 19, and Miguel Torres-Escobar, 20, are charged with assault with intent to commit murder, kidnapping, and discharging a firearm during, and in relation to a crime of violence. According to court documents, on January 21, 2018, Diaz-Orellana, Reyes-Castillo, Perez-Manchame, and Torres-Escobar, kidnapped and murdered Arquimidez Sandavol-Martinez.... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: Over The Counter Turkey Permit Sales Begin Monday, April 2

NJDEP Division of Fish and Game photo The Division's Turkey Restoration Project represents one of the greatest wildlife management success stories in the history of the state. By the mid-1800s, turkeys had disappeared in New Jersey due to habitat changes and killing for food. Division biologists, in cooperation with the NJ Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, reintroduced wild turkeys in 1977 with the release of 22 birds. In 1979 biologists and technicians began to live-trap and re-locate birds to establish populations throughout the state. By 1981 the population was able to support a spring hunting season, and in December, 1997, a limited fall season was initiated. There is now an abundance of wild turkeys throughout the state with turkeys found wherever there is... Read more →


Crashed Car Burst Into Flames in Gloucester City

photo credit/Gloucester City Fire Department GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 29, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--On March 29, 2018 at 6:47AM Gloucester City Police Officers responded to the 400 unit block of Walnut Avenue for a reported vehicle crash. Upon arrival, a vehicle was found on the front yard of a residence, on fire. The driver resisted officer’s attempts to remove him from the vehicle and once he was moved away from the vehicle, he lost consciousness. It was determined that he was experiencing an overdose and was administered one dose of Naloxone by Ptl. Ben McKinney. The driver regained consciousness and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Fuel leaking from the vehicle to the street was ignited by the fire and two additional vehicles were damaged as... Read more →


Film on Equal Rights Amendment Featuring Professor Linda Wharton to be Shown at Stockton

Galloway, N.J. _ A documentary on the status of women in America and the Equal Rights Amendment that features Stockton University Professor of Political Science Linda Wharton will be shown at Stockton at 6 p.m. April 2, in the Campus Center Theatre, followed by a discussion of the film and its issues. The 2016 film, “Equal Means Equal” discusses issues affecting women including poverty, wage discrimination, rape and sexual assault, pregnancy discrimination, domestic violence and sex trafficking. It makes the argument for reinvigorating the fight to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The film was produced and directed by Kamala Lopez and actress Patricia Arquette. Wharton got involved through her scholarly work on state equal rights amendments and her equal rights advocacy for women before she... Read more →


Another View: NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar" Is Fine

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the NBC Easter Sunday broadcast of "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert": One of the big myths about Christians is that they get exercised whenever some producers or artists take some liberties about the Gospel story. No, they generally don't take offense unless it is insulting, exploitative, or malicious. That is why almost no Christians protested "Jesus Christ Superstar" when it opened on Broadway in 1971. Even fewer are likely to be upset with the NBC telecast on Easter Sunday. It was mostly Jews who protested the musical, not Christians, when it first debuted. The American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League were afraid that there were elements in the show that might invite viewers to think that... Read more →


Twelve-Year Prison Sentence, New Indictment Cap Active Week at BCPO for Drug-Induced Death Homicide Prosecutions

MOUNT HOLLY (March 29, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Camden City drug dealer was sentenced today to 12 years in New Jersey state prison on homicide and other charges for causing the death of a Burlington Township man who bought heroin from him in April 2017 and fatally overdosed on the drug. Jose LaPorte, 25, (center) must serve more than 10 years of the term before becoming eligible for parole. Prosecutor Coffina, who handled the sentencing hearing personally, argued for a 15-year term, telling the Hon. Jeanne T. Covert, P.J.Cr., that it is necessary to “increase the cost of doing business for . . . drug dealers,” and “send a message that there will be severe consequences for carelessly dealing poison... Read more →


Jefferson Health – New Jersey Donates $10,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities ‘Change the Luck of a Child’ Telethon on March 27th

Voorhees, NJ (March 29, 2018) – Jefferson Health – New Jersey donated $10,000 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) 9th annual “Change the Luck of a Child” Telethon held March 27th. The 14-hour on-air fundraiser, which aired live on CBS 3 and The CW Philly, helps RMHC further its mission to support children throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. This year’s event raised more than $1 million, for a total of $8.4 million since 2010. Jefferson Washington Township Hospital is the proud home of a Ronald McDonald Pediatric Unit, as well as Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in its Emergency Department and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Shown at the check presentation are, from left: CBS3 Sports Director Don Bell; Joseph W. Devine,... Read more →


Stockton Presents Exhibition of Art Work by Graduating Seniors April 8 – 26

Galloway, N.J. - Stockton’s Visual Arts program will host an exhibition of the spring Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) graduates from April 8 - 26. The exhibition will feature work from some 21 graduates. An opening reception to meet the artists will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, April 8 in the Stockton University Art Galleries on the main Galloway campus. There is no admission fee and the event is open to the public. The art galleries are located in the L-Wing, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, with parking in lots 6-7. Directions, campus maps and event updates are available at stockton.edu/artgallery. Twenty-one exhibiting artists from New Jersey will be featured, with eleven concentrating in Visual Communications, five in Photography, four in Painting... Read more →


Muhlenberg Student-athletes from New Jersey Named to Academic Honor Roll

CNBNews graphics ALLENTOWN, PA (03/28/2018)-- Forty Muhlenberg College student-athletes were recognized for their performance in the classroom and on the field with their selection to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll for the winter 2017-18 season. The following students were named: Emily Davidson, a Biology major from Voorhees. Frances Parker, a English major from Haddon Township. Jason Richwall, a Biology major from Medford. To be named to the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher in class standing and carry at least a 3.40 cumulative grade-point average. In addition, five Mules were named to the Academic All-Centennial team for earning spots on the Academic Honor Roll and the All-CC team in their sport. Read more about the students here. Founded in... Read more →


Pleasantville Teacher And Sewell Salesman Admit Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – Two men today admitted defrauding New Jersey state health benefits programs and other insurers out of millions of dollars by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito and New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced. William Hunter, 43, a salesman from Sewell, New Jersey, and Richard McAllister, 42, a Pleasantville school teacher from Ocean City, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in Camden federal court to separate informations charging them with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: From January 2015 through April 2016, Hunter and McAllister recruited individuals to obtain very expensive and unnecessary compounded medications from an out-of-state... Read more →


NOMINATE YOUR LOCAL HERO

The (New Jersey Hall of Fame) NJHOF Unsung Hero Award recognizes New Jersey's local heroes, people who are game-changers but are not typically recognized for their work in improving the lives of people in our great state. Nominations are made by the general public, NJHOF chooses five finalists, and the winner will be selected by prior Unsung Hero recipients. Previous recipients include first responders injured in the line of duty, Holocaust educators and others who have overcome obstacles to accomplish great things and make a difference in their communities. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2018. The Unsung Hero Award was developed in 2009 to recognize a true American hero, Lieutenant Brian Brennan. Lt. Brennan, along with three other soldiers and a civilian, were... Read more →


AG’s Shooting Response Team Investigates Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Princeton

View the Attorney General's Independent Prosecutor Directive PRINCETON, N.J. - The Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team is conducting an investigation into the circumstances of a shooting yesterday afternoon in Princeton in which police fatally shot a man who entered a restaurant with a gun, leading to a lengthy standoff with officers. According to the preliminary investigation, the incident began shortly after 10 a.m. yesterday when the armed man entered Panera Bread on Nassau Street, across from the Princeton University campus. Customers and employees were able to flee the building, and police secured the perimeter of the restaurant. The standoff between police and the armed man in the restaurant continued for several hours, during which negotiators attempted unsuccessfully to get the suspect to surrender peacefully. The... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Fort Frederick State Park to Host Youth Fishing Rodeo

April 7 Event Open to Anglers Aged 15 and Under Young anglers can catch stocked trout and other fish from 8 a.m. to noon April 7, during the Fort Frederick State Park annual youth fishing rodeo at Beaver Pond. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources works with local organizations to host youth fishing rodeos, providing fun and engaging educational opportunities for nearly 5,000 children statewide. “Some of the fondest memories a child will have are created in the great outdoors with family and friends,” Maryland Park Service Ranger Jeremiah Corbin said. “Like any great camping trip or hike in the woods, the youth fishing rodeo is the kind of memory that lasts a lifetime.” The event is open to children ages 15 and younger, accompanied... Read more →


AG Grewal Announces New Policies Designed to Ensure Law Enforcement Safety

Directive 2018-2 I Directive 2018-3 TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced the following new law enforcement policies designed to identify and address problematic behavior and illegal drug use by police officers: Random Drug Testing Policy – Attorney General Directive 2018-2 establishes a uniform policy requiring all law enforcement agencies statewide to conduct mandatory random drug testing of all sworn officers and requires that officers who test positive for illegal drug use must be suspended immediately from all duties pending termination of their employment. Early Warning Systems Policy – Attorney General Directive 2018-3 establishes a uniform policy requiring all law enforcement agencies statewide to establish early warning systems to identify officers at risk for harmful behavior and mandate remedial programs for them before... Read more →


Stockton Panel to Address Understanding & Dealing with Opioid Addiction

Galloway, N.J. - “How Do We Address the Opioid Epidemic? A Panel on Understanding and Dealing with Opioid Addiction” will be held from 3:30-5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 at Stockton University’s Alton Auditorium. The event is sponsored by Stockton’s American Democracy Project/Political Engagement Project. The interdisciplinary panel will feature Stockton faculty and staff Nathaniel Hartman assistant professor of Biology, Jack Lewis assistant professor of Social Work, Michele Previti assistant professor of Health Science and Luanne Anton health educator in the Wellness Center, with moderator John Guers assistant professor of Exercise Science. Panelists will discuss the neurobiology of opioid addiction, the scope of the current opioid epidemic and the social impacts and stigma associated with addiction. In addition, the panelists will share information about policy... Read more →


Another View: CULT GURU BUSTED DURING HOLY WEEK

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the arrest of Keith Raniere: Holy Week is a week of atonement for Christians, but this year it has special meaning for Keith Raniere as well: the cult guru, who exploited his women followers, was arrested by the FBI in Mexico on March 26 on charges of sex trafficking and forced labor. On March 27, the FBI raided the home of his sidekick, Nancy Salzman, in upstate New York. Raniere, known to his minions as “The Vanguard,” ran a master-slave operation with vulnerable and morally confused women. He had sex with them over and over again, took photos and videos of them, and had one of his female workers use hot irons to brand his initials on the... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: Higher Education, Local Government and Business Partner in New Jersey

RCGC's Stacking credentials add up to meet employment demands Deptford Twp. – On Tuesday, March 27, seven local industry partners stepped forward along with officials from Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC), Rowan University, the Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT) and state and county government to introduce the Rowan Work & Learn Consortium — a new program that addresses college affordability while meeting employment demands within the local job market. "This unique and creative partnership serves as a model for how our community colleges should be working with our state institutions to create alternative pathways for students," said N.J. Senate President Steve Sweeney. “It addresses several critical issues, including the affordability of a college education, access to a four-year degree program, vocational skills and... Read more →


Obituary: John P.Davidson II, of Brooklawn; Union Electrician, Softball Coach, GHS Alumnus

On March 27, 2018, at the age of 52. Of Brooklawn. Son of the late John F. Davidson and Janet Davidson (nee Runner). Loving father of John P. Davidson, III (Ashley), Samantha Girgenti (William), Hali Davidson and Kasey Davidson. Cherished grandfather of Conner. Beloved brother of Michael Davidson and uncle of Coral Davidson. John was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1984. He worked as a union electrician for IBEW Local 351 out of Hammonton. John spent many years coaching softball in Gloucester City. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Thursday evening, March 29th, from 6 to 8 PM and again on Friday morning, March 30th, from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester... Read more →


Bruce V. Davis Found Guilty of Stalking Monroe Township Woman

WOODBURY, NJ (March 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Bruce V. Davis (DOB 8/22/69), of Glassboro was found guilty by a Gloucester County jury on Tuesday (3/27) of stalking a Monroe Township woman he didn’t know, who testified he reappeared at her house unwanted several times and sent her unsolicited e-mail messages after he was given water he asked her for in September 2016. Davis committed the offense with a course of conduct that instilled fear, Senior Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Dana Anton told the jury. He became fixated and failed to respect boundaries between himself and a stranger, she said. The woman testified Davis came to her house in a rental truck a few times a week for two or three weeks, stopped when warned by police, then reappeared... Read more →


MURPHY EXPANDS RULES FOR ACCESS TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Various kinds of pain and anxiety are among the conditions that will be eligible for treatment with medical marijuana under new rules unveiled by Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday, NJ Spotlight reports. The state Department of Health is also planning to increase the potency of medical marijuana that is allowed. Meanwhile, supporters of marijuana legalization are calling on the courts to expunge criminal records for nonviolent and minor possession offenses, although some have expressed concern that the courts could be flooded with such requests. HACKENSACK PROHIBITS ICE AGENTS FROM ENTERING SCHOOLS The Hackensack Board of Education unanimously approved a policy on Monday to deny federal immigration enforcement agents from entering schools if they do not have a warrant, The Record writes. The new policy also... Read more →


Welcome home, Vietnam War veterans

Dear American Legion Family and Friends, Thursday is Vietnam War Veterans Day. While we honor our war dead on Memorial Day and our living veterans on Veterans Day, this is a time when we give a special tribute to those who served during the Vietnam War. For many, it’s the recognition they deserved when they returned to America. They defended our flag with honor. They supported democracy. They fought in brutal conditions. Yet when many Vietnam War veterans returned to America, they were unwelcomed. While we cannot change the actions of the past, we can show our support and gratitude today – something that should have happened 50 years ago. In fact, many American Legion posts and members, Sons of The American Legion squadrons, American... Read more →


Burlington City Police Asking Public for Help with Identifying Armed Robber of Super Speedy Mart

BURLINGTON CITY, NJ (March 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--On Monday, March 19, 2017, at approximately 2:36 pm, the City of Burlington Police Department was dispatched to the Super Speedy Mart, located on Route 130 for a report of an armed robbery. During the robbery attempt, the employee was assaulted and stabbed during the altercation. He was transported to Cooper University Medical Center in Camden for life-threatening injuries. He was listed in stable condition and has since been released. The suspect fled and is believed he left with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’8”, medium build. He was wearing all dark clothing wearing a mask. Detectives have been following up on potential leads and have are able to release the... Read more →


Suspected Drug House Raided in Beverly City; Authorities Arrest Eight Suspects

MOUNT HOLLY – A search warrant executed at a suspected drug house last week in Beverly City resulted in the arrests of eight people in connection with illegal activity at the residence, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Beverly City Public Safety Director Rich Wolbert announced today. An investigation by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office Gang, Gun and Narcotics Task Force and the Beverly City Police Department revealed that the residence at 231 C Broad Street was being used as a location to sell drugs. The search warrant was executed on March 22. “This property was the location of numerous calls for service in 2017, including calls for suspected drug activity, weapons offenses, gambling, large crowds of people and disorderly persons offenses, to name a... Read more →


WARNING: Brute Force Attacks Conducted by Cyber Actors

Systems Affected Networked systems Overview According to information derived from FBI investigations, malicious cyber actors are increasingly using a style of brute force attack known as password spraying against organizations in the United States and abroad. On February 2018, the Department of Justice in the Southern District of New York, indicted nine Iranian nationals, who were associated with the Mabna Institute, for computer intrusion offenses related to activity described in this report. The techniques and activity described herein, while characteristic of Mabna actors, are not limited solely to use by this group. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are releasing this Alert to provide further information on this activity. Description In a traditional brute-force attack, a malicious actor... Read more →


Gloucester City Police to Participate in Distracted Driving Enforcement & Education Campaign

UDrive. UText. UPay to be carried out locally from April 1 – April 21, 2018 (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ) -- Law enforcement officers from the Gloucester City Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving. “Distracted driving is possibly the most serious safety issue on our roadways today,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were... Read more →


Philadelphia-Area Political Consultant Charged with Obstructing Investigating Of FEC

PHILADELPHIA – A federal grand jury sitting in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania returned a superseding indictment today adding charges in a pending criminal case against a Philadelphia-area political consultant announced U.S. Attorney Louis D. Lappen for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. The original indictment, returned on Oct. 24, 2017, charged Kenneth Smukler, 57, with causing unlawful campaign contributions, causing the filing of false reports to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), and causing false statements to the Federal Election Commission in connection with a 2012 congressional campaign. The superseding indictment charges Smukler with these same offenses, as well as making conduit contributions to a federal campaign committee and obstructing an FEC... Read more →


(Video) DISTRICT 20 Nightmare for South Brunswick High School Senior wrestler Brandon Brown

South Brunswick,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) March 27, 2018 DISTRICT 20 Nightmare for South Brunswick High School Senior wrestler Brandon Brown. What could have been as the State Wrestling Finals are now over? Just six years ago Brandon Brown was living in Dominican Republic and training for baseball with one of the best strategic Coaches in D.R. named Suarez. The family decided to move the family to their Mother Ana’s native land Dominican Republic so they could learn the culture and language. Brown decided to pursue baseball in a country which has a great baseball tradition. Brandon Brown’s baseball team would travel to some of the poorest towns in the world to play baseball. Sometimes there would be cows and goats grazing the fields during our... Read more →