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August 2018

CAMDEN CITY DETECTIVES SEEKING PUBLIC’S HELP IN RECENT HOMICIDE

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (August 31, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Camden County Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an individual who may have been involved in a fatal shooting that occurred on August 28, 2018 at approximately 1:47 a.m. Camden County Police found the victim, Miguel Rodriguez-Zavala, on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound on the 2300 block of Federal Street. He was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 2:10... Read more →


Delaware Fish and Wildlife Arrest Frederica Couple for Theft & Commercial Crabbing Crimes

(FREDERICA DELAWARE)(Aug. 31, 2018) – An investigation by DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers into multiple complaints of theft and commercial crabbing violations resulted in the arrests today of a Frederica couple. The couple was arrested for tending crabs pots belonging to another commercial crabber, stealing crabs out of the pots, and selling the crabs for profit. Matthew Ewing, 35, a licensed Delaware commercial crabber, was charged with one count each of theft under $1,500 and conspiracy in the third degree, and 22... Read more →


Holy Cross beats Gloucester Catholic in football season opener | Philly.com

The 10:30 a.m. start four days before Labor Day also marked a momentous occasion for the host team: It was the first sporting event for the new Holy Cross Prep Academy, an independent private school that has replaced Holy Cross High School. When the Diocese of Trenton announced plans last year to close the school, alumni and other supporters of "Lancer Nation" went into action, creating a business model to keep open the 60-year-old institution on Route 130 in Delran. One plank of the new... Read more →


Obituary | Arlene J. Horton of Mt. Ephraim

CNBNews graphics file On August 22, 2018, of Mount Ephraim; formerly of Atco. Age 65. Beloved daughter of the late George and Thelma (nee Straub). Devoted sister of Daniel Ashmen, Peter Ashmen, Richard Ashmen, Patrick Ashmen, Sharon Hannan, Timothy Dwyer, Jeff Ashmen, Debbie Kelly, Diane Pumphrey, Iris Chase, and the late George Ashmen, Jr. Also survived by many dear nieces, nephews, and friends. Arlene worked for Hillman’s Bus Service for 30+ years. She loved animals, especially her dog Ike. Arlene also loved shopping and most... Read more →


Coast Guard Rescues Grandfather and Granddaughter in Grassy Sounds,NJ

image provided Members of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City pose for a photo with a grandfather and granddaughter they rescued from a stranded personal water craft in Grassy Sound, New Jersey, Aug. 31, 2018. Both people were wearing life jackets when the personal water craft ran aground. CAPE MAY, NJ (August 31, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-— A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a grandfather and a granddaughter from a personal watercraft that ran aground in Grassy Sound, New Jersey, Thursday evening. Watchstanders at the Sector Delaware Bay... Read more →


Vaping Is Really Popular in South Jersey. Here’s Why.

SOUTH JERSEY (CNBNewsnet)(August 31, 2018)--A few years ago, many believed that vaping would become a one-time trend that would go away as quickly as it came in-style. Fast forward a few years, and vaping is an even bigger hobby and pastime activity than ever before. The industry behind vaping is growing too, and that growth is apparent when you see the wealth of vaping gadgets you can now choose from. Vaping is particularly popular in South Jersey. Recent studies suggest that more people are taking... Read more →


3 Men from Out of Town Charged with Damaging the Gloucester City Middle School Playground

CNBNews graphic file GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (August 31, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Three individuals were arrested on Tuesday, August 28 for destroying the playground at the Gloucester City Middle School. The suspects were from Princeton, Colts Neck and Mount Royal. The damage was estimated at several hundred dollars. According to police around 5:43 pm Tuesday Sgt. Bill Johnson Jr. responded to the Gloucester City Middle School, in the 500 block of Market Street for a group of males vandalizing the playground area. Further investigation resulted with the arrests of... Read more →


Pine Hill Police Remind the Public About International Overdose Awareness Day

image provided PINE HILL, NJ (CNBNewsnet)August 31, 2017--Today, August 31, is International Overdose Awareness Day. On May 3, 2013 Governor Christie signed into law the Overdose Prevention Act. Essentially, the Overdose Prevention Act encompasses both the “Good Samaritan Emergency Response Act” and the “Opioid Antidote and Overdose Prevention Act” which encourages individuals to call 9-1-1 and seek emergency assistance in cases of overdose and expands access to the lifesaving medication, naloxone. On August 12, 2014, Governor Christie, as part of the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism... Read more →


Coast Guard conducts safety checks Labor Day weekend

Coast Guard boarding team members check for life jackets aboard boats in support of Operation Safe and Sound during Labor Day weekend on Galveston Bay, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. Operation Safe and Sound is conducted during high traffic holidays to aim at reducing accidents and enhance maritime safety. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jennifer Nease NEW YORK (August 31, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)— The Coast Guard urges boaters in the Tri-State area to use extra caution while out on the water this Labor... Read more →


NJ POLITICIANS TAX AND SPEND! NJ INCREASING GASOLINE TAX BY 4.3 CENTS ON OCT. 1  

CNBNews graphics file Just two years after increasing the gasoline tax by 23 cents a gallon, New Jersey will raise the tax by 4.3 cents on Oct. 1, NJ.com reports. The new increase will bring the total state taxes on a gallon of gasoline to 41.4 cents. The total state taxes on diesel will be 48.4 cents. State law requires the treasurer to increase the tax rate each year to ensure that it brings in enough money to cover road and rail projects around the... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Menendez Fighting for Lower Prescriptions Cost

For anyone who has struggled with a chronic condition like high blood pressure or depression – or had a loved one diagnosed with cancer or Parkinson’s – you know affording your prescription drugs feels like, not just a matter of health – but a matter of wealth. Watch to learn how my CREATES Act would help bring more generics to the market. John and Barbara from Randolph know this all too well. To afford the $1,600 a month for his Parkinson’s medication, they were forced... Read more →


Widener University announces 2018 Apogee Scholars

CNBNews graphics file CHESTER, PA (08/29/2018)-- Widener University is pleased to welcome 15 freshmen who have enrolled at the university as Apogee Scholars. Apogee Scholars are recognized by the Oskin Leadership Institute at Widener for their high potential to lead positive change on campus and in their communities. The students were all recipients of Widener High School Leadership Awards, and each received a $20,000 scholarship to attend Widener. As High School Leadership Award recipients, all of the students were nominated by their high schools for... Read more →


Food Safety Professionals Ensure that “What’s in Your Meat” is Safe and Wholesome

By Carmen Rottenberg, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety FSIS Office of Congressional and Public Affairs WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2018 — As the head of a public health agency that ensures the safety of meat and poultry, food safety is my number one priority. Americans depend on us to keep their food safe. When you see the USDA mark of inspection, you can have confidence that the products have been inspected and passed – meaning that every carcass has been inspected, samples have been... Read more →


CITY OF PHILADELPHIA: Road Closure Schedule for 2018 Made in America Festival

CNBNews graphics file PHILADELPHIA PA (CNBNEWSNET)– The City of Philadelphia released road closure information for the 2018 Made in America Festival, an exciting, two-day music event during Labor Day weekend, September 1-2, 2018. To accommodate the venue construction and two-day festival, gradual road closures along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and in sections of the Fairmount neighborhood will begin on Sunday, August 26th, with the number and magnitude of street closings and parking restrictions increasing each day. Those phases of closures are laid out below. All... Read more →


Philly Happenings and Events

CNBNews graphics file (The Schuylkill River/Philadelphia) Dilworth Park offers a place to sit and enjoy urban life on the west side of City Hall. Open 7 days a week, 6am-1am. 1 S 15th Street | DilworthPark.org | Facebook Park Features Dilworth Park Café, M-Su: 7am-7pm Air Grille, M-Su: 11am-4pm DilworthPark.org/dining XFINITY WiFi is available throughout Dilworth Park. September Happenings @ Dilworth Park Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change. Center City Fit Cardio Kickboxing: Tuesdays, 6pm (Starting September 4) Zumba: Mondays,... Read more →


NOMINATE YOUR PHYSICIAN FOR THE “COUNTRY DOCTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD”

DALLAS, TEXAS – The search is on once again for the national Country Doctor of the Year. Staff Care, the nation’s leading physician staffing firm and a company of AMN Healthcare, is looking for a great country doctor, the kind who still makes house calls and accepts the occasional apple pie or roast turkey for a fee. Now in its 26th year, the Country Doctor of the Year Award honors the spirit, skill and dedication of America’s rural medical practitioners. As part of the award,... Read more →


The English Premier League 2018-19 Season

CNBNews graphics file (CNBNewsnet)(August 31,2018)--Time to log on to your favorite betting site, ready your money, and start betting as the London football season is back thanks to the English Premier League EPL tournament. The intrigues of the football matches have always delivered a twist-packed with action one season after the other. This season too is no different. And with the odds ever so high following the transfers after the world-cup, football fans are yet to see the very best London-club players have to offer... Read more →


AMAC Foundation Working to Enrich Seniors’ Lives

The Association of Mature American Citizens AMAC, the Association of Mature American Citizens, is the country’s fastest-growing conservative senior organization. Known for it’s mission to fight for traditional American values and restore our country’s former greatness, AMAC prides itself on strong political advocacy. But apart from its lobbying agenda, the organization has also dedicated itself to the information needs of older Americans. The AMAC Foundation was launched in 2013, created with the goal of providing American seniors with guidance through their retirement years. There was... Read more →


PUBLIC MEETINGS IN VENTNOR AND TOMS RIVER ON BACK-BAY FLOODING STUDY

CNBNews graphics file (CNBNewsnet)(August 30, 2018)--TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers next month will host public meetings in Ventnor, Atlantic County, and Toms River, Ocean County, on a comprehensive flood-risk mitigation study for the state's back-bay areas. "We encourage residents, municipal and county officials, and all stakeholders to attend these meetings, which will provide the public with opportunities to learn about and provide comments on strategies to protect coastal areas vulnerable to flooding from back bays and... Read more →


Congressman MacArthur Announces Grants for South Jersey to Combat Opioids

CNBNews graphics file Toms River, New Jersey – Co-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, Congressman Tom MacArthur, today announced two grants, totaling $250,000 for local organizations combating opioid abuse. The Riverfront Coalition in Burlington County and the DART Coalition of Ocean County were each awarded $125,000 to assist them in their efforts to prevent drug abuse. “As co-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force in Congress, I am always looking for ways to bring more resources to our community to combat the opioid epidemic.... Read more →


WILD OUTDOOR EXPO AT COLLIERS MILLS SEPTEMBER 8-9 IN JACKSON TOWNSHIP

(August 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-TRENTON - A celebration of the outdoors and fun activities around the state will be showcased Sept. 8 and 9 during the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's 9th Annual WILD Outdoor Expo in Jackson Township, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. The two-day expo at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Ocean County will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is rain or shine. Admission and parking, as well as most activities, are free. Other activities may... Read more →


Menendez, Booker, Norcross Announce Over $7M for Homeland Security in South Jersey

CNBNews graphics file Wednesday, August 29, 2018 NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker along with Congressman Donald Norcross (D-N.J.-01) today announced $7,392,914 in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding for South Jersey. The grants will bolster state and local government port security, terrorism prevention, emergency preparedness, and transit security efforts. “I’ve fought to win millions of dollars to invest in New Jersey’s security because our vital infrastructure, incredible diversity and close proximity to New York and Philadelphia means we will... Read more →


REPORT: Offshore Wind Farm Would Create 4,300 Jobs in New Jersey

Add $700+ Million to Economy Analysis in 5 Atlantic Coast states finds $3.6 billion economic potential Every $1 spent building offshore wind generates $1.83 for New Jersey’s economy Over $100 million in state, local, and federal taxes would be generated during construction and operations. Potential offshore oil spill poses $307 million threat to state economy WASHINGTON, DC – (August 30, 2018) – Harnessing offshore wind energy in New York would create over 4,300 new jobs and contribute over $700 million to the economy, according to... Read more →


Camden City Woman Charged with Witness Retaliation

CNBNews graphics file CAMDEN CITY, NJ (August 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Quiasia Carroll, 23, of Camden, was charged with intimidating a witness between June 6, 2018 and June 24, 2018, during and after the trial of State v. Tyhan Brown. Quiaisa Carroll allegedly posted threatening public posts, as well as photos, on a social media website of a witness who was called to testify against Tyhan Brown. On August 17, 2018, Quiasia Carroll was charged with second degree Retaliation Against Witnesses according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva... Read more →


Murphy Administration commemorates Overdose Awareness Day, Recovery Month

CNBNews graphics file TRENTON, NJ--With more than 3,000 New Jersey residents expected to die from a drug overdose this year, the state is changing the way it treats opioid addiction, Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal said in commemorating International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug. 31). “For 17 years, International Overdose Awareness Day has been set aside to raise awareness about the dangers of opioids, and yet the epidemic continues to skyrocket,” Commissioner Elnahal said. “We are changing the paradigm in addiction treatment. Addiction is... Read more →


GOP Congressional Candidate Dilks Calls for Investigation into Mishandling of MLK Grant

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Turnersville, NJ (August 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- Paul Dilks, (below photo, left) a resident of Turnersville, an the Republican candidate for the 1st Congressional District in NJ, is calling for an investigation into the alleged mishandling of a Community Block Grant by Democratic officials.Dilks is running against incumbent Democrat Congressman Donald Norcross (below photo, right). Dilks alleges that Norcross and fellow Democrats have redirected the $229,000 Community Block grant that was supposed to go towards the preservation and restoration of a... Read more →


Philadelphia CBP Disrupts Steady Stream of Fake IDs Bound to College Undergrads

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized nearly 500 counterfeit state drivers’ licenses in international air cargo that arrived in Philadelphia since May, keeping the fraudulent documents out of the hands of underage students. CBP officers seized the latest shipment, consisting of counterfeit Connecticut and Nigerian driver’s licenses August 15. In addition to Connecticut, the fake ID’s included licenses from more than 20 states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Washington state, Florida, Vermont, and others. The fake ID’s... Read more →


DEP Gives Permits to Hunt Same Number of Bears as Last Year

(Trenton, NJ)(August 29, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The N.J. Department of Environmental Protection is offering 11,000 bear hunting permits this year, with sales beginning on September 10th. On August 20th, Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order banning bear hunting on all state lands, about 700,000 acres. However, this leaves just as much land in county parklands, private lands, water company lands, non-profit lands, and municipal lands where bears can still be hunted on. While running for Governor, Murphy promised to put a moratorium on the bear hunt that was... Read more →


Off-Season Main Transfers

(CNBNewsnet)(August 30, 2018)--The off-season period is an important phase of the NBA, during which each club tries to improve its squad and to make the most advantageous transfers. This season has been especially notable for interesting transfers. Such solutions will impact the distribution of force among the clubs significantly. Fans can follow basketball live on the user-friendly web platform broadcasting all interesting events. The Most Interesting Transfers The off-season period of this year has a sort of tradition - transfers of true veterans who have... Read more →


What Do You Look for When Buying Used Equipment for Your Business?

(CNBNewsnet)(August 30, 2018)--Buying used equipment for your business can be a risky move to make, but if you take the right precautions and think about your purchase carefully, it is less likely to end in a disaster. For many businesses, there is no other way to go than to buy new every time. However, not all businesses have a budget big enough, and there are times when it’s simply not the best option. Buying used is a time-consuming process, and you need to be aware... Read more →


Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest: 13 Things to Try Before We Close on Monday

photo provided Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest closes for the season on Monday, September 3rd (don't worry though, it will re-open as Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest on November 23rd to celebrate 25 years!!!). Even if you've already been to the rink this summer, there are a TON of things to try through Labor Day Weekend. Grab a group of friends or the family for a roller skating session - we've got traditional quads or inline skates for you to rent (or you can bring your own).... Read more →


TYHAN BROWN SENTENCED TO 51 YEARS ON SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF SHOOTING –

CNBNewsnet graphics file GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--On August 24, 2018, the Honorable John T. Kelley, J.S.C. sentenced Tyhan Brown in connection with the homicide of Gabrielle Hill-Carter. Judge Kelley imposed an aggregate 51 year sentence subject to a 40-year, 10 month, 24 day bar on parole eligibility. On June 21, 2018, Brown was convicted by a jury of conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, aggravated manslaughter, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a firearm. Miss Hill-Carter was the unintended... Read more →


AMAC: Dianne Feinstein – Growing Rich off of Chinese Interests

Outside Contributor Leaders of the anti-Trump left have clung to two words as the foundation of their impeachment argument. For billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, it’s emoluments, or a fancy way of alleging that the Trump family gains wealth from the presidency a la Bill and Hillary Clinton with the Clinton Foundation. For Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters, it’s collusion and the charge the Trump campaign worked with foreign agents in 2016 against the national interest. Both narratives are headline fodder for cable news, and for the... Read more →


First State Heritage Park Lantern Tours return to light up Fridays this fall  

CNBNews graphics file DOVER DELAWARE (Aug. 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – DNREC’s First State Heritage Park’s lantern tours of The Green and three of Dover’s historic cemeteries will entertain with stories from Dover’s history at 8 p.m. on Friday evenings this fall. Take a walk through Dover’s history by the light of a lantern on one of the four of the evening tours offered by the park. Tours will be held at: Old Methodist Cemetery Fridays, Sept. 7 and Oct. 12 Christ Episcopal Churchyard Friday, Sept. 21... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ-Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery - Broodstock Collection/Spawning

by Craig Lemon Hatchery Superintendent August 28, 2018 Every year staff from the Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery visit select northern New Jersey waters to obtain mature Northern Pike, Walleye and Muskellunge to serve as "broodstock" for the state's coolwater stocking programs. These broodstock fish are brought to the hatchery where they provide eggs which are fertilized and incubated in specialized tanks. The resulting fry and fingerlings are grown in both larger indoor tanks and/or outdoor rearing ponds to grow to stockable size. Northern Pike The... Read more →