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October 2018

CBP Finds Meth Masquerading as Food

Over 66 pounds pulled from canned goods Release Date: October 31, 2018 HOUSTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists and officers inspecting cargo shipments discovered an unusual surprise hidden within food items at Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Oct. 30. CBP officers seized 66.3 pounds of methamphetamine valued at over $225,000 that was discovered within canned items of hominy, tomato puree, and mole in a shipment arriving from Mexico and destined for Houston. CBP officers and agriculture specialists at Houston Intercontinental Airport discovered 66 pounds of methamphetamine within cans and containers of mole, hominy and tomato puree. It was during a regularly scheduled examination of the arriving cargo, that a CBP agriculture specialist took notice of an irregular weight distribution of a single can of tomato puree. He turned the item over to a CBP officer for further examination. When CBP officers opened the canned item, they found... Read more →


Haddon Twp.Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault

HADDON TOWNSHIP NJ (October 31,2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that Brantley Cesanek, 30, of Haddon Township, Camden County NJ, was charged with multiple counts of Sexual Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Official Misconduct for sexually assaulting one of his students when she was between the ages of 16-17 years old. An investigation was initiated by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and Evesham Township Police Department when it was reported that Cesanek, a Latin teacher at Cherokee High School, had an ongoing sexual relationship with a student in 2016 and 2017. According to Prosecutor Colalillo, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Haddon Township Police Department joined the investigation when they discovered the sexual assaults took place in Cesanek’s home on the 300 block of South Park Drive in Haddon Township. Brantley Cesanek was arrested on October 30, 2018 in Haddon... Read more →


Beverly City Man Found Guilty of 2016 Murder of Ronald Walker

MOUNT HOLLY (October 30,2018)--— Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced today that a Beverly City resident has been convicted for fatally shooting a man on a Florence street two years ago. Anthony M. Harris, (photo) age 32, of the 100 block of Broad Street, was found guilty of first-degree aggravated manslaughter and two weapons offenses before Superior Court Judge Charles Delehey at the Burlington County Courthouse in Mount Holly. A third weapons offense was dismissed by the state. The jury found Harris guilty of fatally shooting Ronald Walker on Sept. 21, 2016, during a fight between a group of residents from Beverly and Florence. Witnesses have indicated Walker was not the intended target, authorities said. Harris was arrested in May 2017 in Falls, Pennsylvania, during a warrant enforcement operation by multiple law enforcement agencies. Following an investigation, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office charged Harris with Walker’s murder, for which he... Read more →


DNREC’s Natural Resources Police launch new tip411 mobile app

for reporting crimes and concerns DOVER (Oct. 31, 2018) – Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has launched a new law enforcement app, enabling the public to connect with the department’s Natural Resources Police officers, receive alerts, and submit anonymous tips from their smartphones. “Technology is playing an ever-increasing role in the ways we communicate, and this new Natural Resources Police app offers the public an easy electronic means of reporting crimes and concerns,” said DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin. “The app also gives our Natural Resources Police officers an efficient new tool to gather tips and share information and alerts with app users.” Developed by software company tip411, the Delaware Natural Resources Police (DENRP) app encourages the public to provide DNREC’s Natural Resources Police (NRP) with factual and anonymously reported information leading to the arrest of poachers, polluters, and other violators. The app is available for... Read more →


Judicial Watch Files Bar Complaint Against Christine Blasey Ford’s Lawyers

Dr. Ford’s lawyers neglected to inform their client that she could have been interviewed by female staffers at home, in private rather than the formal hearing in Washington, DC (Washington, DC)(October 30,2018)-– Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a complaint to the Board of Professional Responsibility of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals of Debra S. Katz, Lisa J. Banks, and Michael R. Bromwich for violating the rules of professional responsibility in their representation of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during the hearings on the nomination of the Honorable Brett Kavanaugh. According to the Judicial Watch complaint, by not informing their client Dr. Ford that Sen. Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee offered in a letter to “fly female staff investigators to meet Dr. Ford… in California, or anywhere else, to obtain (her) testimony,” Katz, Banks, and Bromwich violated the following... Read more →


CNB May 2013 Archives: Computerize Traffic Systems Being Installed on Route 130 & Rt. 68

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Photo credit cnbnewsnet WHAT FUNNY LOOKING TRAFIC LIGHTS?--The NJ Department of Transportation recently installed an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) at the intersection of Market Street and Route 130, Gloucester City. The units and camera (shown above) will adjust the time on traffic lights depending upon traffic congestion. This work is part of the Direct Connection Project which began in March. William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--As part of the Direct Connection Project the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) recently began installing specialized computer equipment at a number of intersections on Route 130 and Route 68, Camden County, that will help with traffic flow during construction. The computerize units, named the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), will adjust the time on traffic lights depending upon traffic congestion. Recently workers were installing the ITS at the Market Street and Route 130 intersection in Gloucester City.... Read more →


Beware of Vampire Energy

Don’t Let “Vampire Energy” Suck the Dollars Out of Your Wallet CNBNews graphics file MAYS LANDING, N.J. (October 29, 2018) – With scary and spooky creatures roaming the streets across the region this Halloween, Atlantic City Electric is providing tips to help customers hunt down vampire energy and stop inefficient appliances and other devices from sucking money right out of their wallets. Vampire energy, also known as standby energy, is energy drawn from outlets when devices are off but still plugged in. Many types of electronics and office equipment, including mobile phone chargers, computers, printers, game consoles, and more, continue to draw energy while they are plugged in and turned off. Vampire energy can account for more than 15 percent of the total energy used by these devices. The following tips can help you save money and energy: Use a power strip with an on/off switch to completely power down... Read more →


More Stop Signs and One-Way Streets for Gloucester City

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (October 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)—The City of Gloucester City has released a new traffic pattern for the east side of Broadway that will go into effect in November. The following press release explains the plan. On November 13, 2018 the new stop signs that were installed on Johnson Blvd. and Park Avenue will be uncovered and go into effect. The new sign locations are as follows: • Park Avenue, both directions, at the intersection with Gaskill Avenue. • Johnson Blvd., both directions, at the intersections with Morris, Paul and Monmouth Streets In addition, Essex Street, between King Street and Broadway, will convert to one way traffic east bound only (from King St. towards Broadway). This change was made to alleviate truck traffic on Essex Street. Again, all of these changes with go into effect when the new signs are uncovered on November 13, 2018. Read more →


Kellyanne Conway Upsets Elites Again

October 29, 2018 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on reaction to Kellyanne Conway's remark today on the synagogue massacre: Kellyanne Conway is being misrepresented by several media outlets, all of which have seized upon her comments regarding the massacre at the Pittsburgh synagogue. On the October 29 edition of "Fox and Friends," she discussed what happened, noting that "late-night comedians" who are busy "making fun of people who express religion" contribute to the "anti-religiosity in this country." She is right about that. Importantly, she never blamed these entertainers for the killings, though that is the way it is being spun. Newsweek.com, msn.com, au.finance.yahoo, thewrap.com, and slate.com are just some of the media outlets saying Conway "blamed" the killings on late-night comedians. Most absurd of them all is the left-wing "Mother Jones." It not only said Conway was wrong, it blamed "white supremacy" for the shootings. More accurate was indiewire.com.... Read more →


Delawareans Urged to take Action for National Weatherization Day Oct. 30

Visit DNREC’s website for winter energy-saving checklist, weatherization assistance program for low-income families DOVER (Oct. 29, 2018) – DNREC is encouraging Delawareans to mark National Weatherization Day, Oct. 30, by taking action to weatherize their homes which will help save energy, reduce their energy costs, and contribute to improving air quality by reducing their carbon footprint. DRAFT: “Everyone can do simple things around their residence to help make their homes more comfortable during cold winter days, reduce the amount spent on heating costs, and do your part in reducing the carbon in our air that contributes to global warming,” said DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin. “And, beyond that, for residents with bigger weatherization challenges, DNREC offers a weatherization assistance program for low-income families.” Homes lose heat and energy in ways we often don’t notice, such as leaky windows or electric chargersthat are left plugged in when they are not being... Read more →


Officer Down: Assistant Chief of Police Dennis Vincent, Brigham City Police Department, Utah

Assistant Chief of Police Dennis Vincent Brigham City Police Department, Utah End of Watch Friday, October 26, 2018 BRIGHAM CITY, UTAH (October 28,2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Assistant Chief of Police Dennis Vincent, age 53, died one week after suffering a brain aneurysm while participating in his annual physical fitness test on October 18th, 2018. He had served on the police force for 28 years. He collapsed during a portion of the test and was taken to the University of Utah Hospital where he remained until passing away on October 26th, 2018. Assistant Chief Vincent had served with the Brigham City Police Department for 24 years and had previously served with the Willard Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife, four sons, three grandchildren, and three siblings. Via Officer Down Memorial page RELATED: CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS Read more →


Maryland's Fishing Report: Strippers Are Here!

by Erik Zlokovitz Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources Photo by Travis Long We are now deep into a fall fishing pattern, with classic cold fronts and gusty northerly winds. This past weekend, anglers who were able to get out before or after the winds found good striped bass fishing over a wide area of the Chesapeake Bay, from Love Point down to the Calvert Cliffs gas docks area. Forecast Summary: Oct. 24-30 These shorter, cooler days are a sign for bay fish to prepare for winter conditions or migrate out of the bay. Right now there is plenty of cool waters and oxygen from surface to bottom. For tidal rivers and main bay areas, focus on areas with good structure such as underwater points, oyster bottom, reefs, channel edges, and large schools of baitfish. Hungry rockfish will also roam the nearby shallow water areas looking for an easy meal. It... Read more →


Philadelphia CBP intercepts Counterfeit Mercedes Benz Auto Parts

from China worth nearly $1.8 Million PHILADELPHIA (October 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)– U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently recovered counterfeit Mercedes Benz auto parts in Philadelphia that were being shipped from China to Newark, New Jersey. If authentic, the auto parts held a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,764,126. CBP officers initially examined the shipment on September 6, 2018. The shipment was manifested as “Other Parts and Accessories of Motor Vehicles” from Yangshan, China. Because of concerns related to the quality, origination and destination of the shipment, and the corporate trademark logo on the auto parts, the shipment was detained as possible counterfeit. Officers seized the shipment October 17. “CBP closely guards our nation’s borders to ensure that all imports and exports are lawful and pose no threats to our citizens,” said Casey Durst, CBP’s Field Operations Director in Baltimore. “Consumer safety is a top priority, and our officers... Read more →


Philly Airport Switches from Diesel to Natural Gas

October 25, 2018 NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (October 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) announced that Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has switched from diesel to Clean Energy’s compressed natural gas (CNG) as part of a sustainability initiative to reduce toxic emissions, decrease noise volume, and lower fuel costs. “The airport was seeking to adopt alternative fuels and environmentally-friendly vehicles, so it converted 100 percent of its fleet to natural gas. The CNG-fueled shuttle buses run 90 percent quieter than diesel, lower CO2 emissions by 20 percent, and have no fumes.” First Transit, the largest private-sector provider of mobility solutions in North America and provider of shuttle busservices at PHL, signed a 7-year contract with Clean Energy for an expected volume of 2.5 million GGEs to power its 38 natural gas transit buses. The shuttle fleet accommodates three main routes at PHL—employee, cargo, and long-term economy parking—that traverse a total 3.5... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE | CNBNewsnet

Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 5 No. 19 (October 28, 2018) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 18. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click image to enlarge) Read more →


CNBNews May 2013 Archives: Easy Win for The Rams Alumni, Pummel Lions Alumni 24-17

published Thursday, May 30, 2013 THE UNBEATABLE RAMS!!! --This year's Rams team had their way, once again, with the Lions Alumni. Rams Manager/Head Coach Bob Chew was asked what he attributed his team's success to? Chew said, "First of all, our team practices all year long. And, as you can see, that hard work pays off, both in the field, and at the plate. I am not taking anything away from our opponent. However, I do think some of the players on this year's Lions team were too old to be playing against us. I thought for sure a couple of them were going to have a heart attack. Maybe next year they will retire some of these old guys and bring younger alumni to play us. We would welcome the competition, this is getting to be too easy." CNBNews reached out to Lions Manager/Coach Steve Cowgill for a response... Read more →


Obituary: Matthew A. DeBerardinis of Bellmawr

Matthew A. DeBerardinis, on October 26, 2018, of Bellmawr. Age 57. Devoted son of the late James and Tess. Beloved brother of Denise (Fernando), Mark (Nancy), Lori (Frankie), Judi, Karol, and the late Michael. Dear uncle of Kristin, Mark Jr., Antonio, Lorenzo, Alex, Christopher, Brya, and Leah. Also survived by many loving friends. Matthew was a big sports fan, especially of the Eagles and the Phillies. He loved to spend time with family and friends, and also enjoyed music and comic books. Services are private at the request of the family. Read more →


PENNSYLVANIA HUNTERS READY TO TALK TURKEY

Pennsylvania’s wild turkey season begins today, Oct. 27 in most parts of the state, but hunters are reminded that season lengths vary by Wildlife Management Unit, and fall-turkey hunting is closed in some areas. Overall, the season structure and season lengths in each Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) is nearly identical to 2017. The seasons are as follows: WMU 1B – Oct. 27-Nov. 3; WMU 2B (Shotgun and archery gear only) – Oct. 27-Nov. 16 and Nov. 22-24; WMUs 1A, 2A (Shotgun and archery gear only in Allegheny County), 4A and 4B, – Oct. 27-Nov. 3 and Nov. 22-24; WMUs 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4C, 4D and 4E – Oct. 27-Nov. 10 and Nov. 22-24; WMU 2C – Oct. 27-Nov. 16 and Nov. 22-24; WMU 5A – Nov. 1-3; WMU 5B – Oct. 30-Nov. 1; WMUs 5C and 5D – CLOSED TO FALL TURKEY HUNTING. The... Read more →


Lower Cape down GHS

Visiting Lower Cape made their first trip ever into the Lions Den and drove home with a 22-13 win. Capes Connor Eckel accounted for all the visitors points, scoring on runs of 1,1 and 32 yards. While the Lions were led by A.j. Radlingers to TD runs of 7 and 2 yards. With the loss the Lions fell to 2-5 and Lower Cape May improved to 5-3 Photo Courtesy of Bruce Darrow Pictured below - Gavin Callahan Pictured below - Lions AJ Radlinger Read more →


Clementon Man Arrested on Porn Charges

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (October 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Mateo Echeverry, 19, (photo below)of Clementon in Gloucester Township, was charged with Distribution of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography on October 25, 2018, according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle. Detectives from the High-Tech Crimes Unit (HTCU) of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office executed a search warrant on October 25, 2018, for Echeverry’s residence on Broadacres Drive in Gloucester Township. While at the residence, detectives located several digital devices in the residence. A preview of digital media devices seized resulted in the above charges. Mateo Echeverry was arrested at his residence Thursday morning without incident and transported to the Gloucester Township Police Department. After he was processed, he was remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing. Members of Homeland Security Investigations – Cherry Hill Office, the Camden County Sheriff’s Department Special... Read more →


Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

Highlights Patients with acute kidney injury had more than a 3-fold higher risk of developing dementia compared with those without acute kidney injury during a median follow-up time of 5.8 years. Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2018 October 23–October 28 at the San Diego Convention Center. Newswise — San Diego, CA (October 25, 2018) — Acute kidney injury (AKI) is linked with a higher risk of developing dementia, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2018 October 23­–October 28 at the San Diego Convention Center. AKI, an abrupt decline in kidney function, often arises after major surgeries or severe infections, and it is associated with long-term health problems including the development of chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease. AKI is also associated with acute neurologic complications, but the long-term consequences of AKI on brain health are unclear. To study... Read more →


CNB May 2013 Archives: Computerize Traffic Systems Being Installed on Route 130 & Rt. 68

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Photo credit cnbnews.net WHAT FUNNY LOOKING TRAFIC LIGHTS?--The NJ Department of Transportation recently installed an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) at the intersection of Market Street and Route 130, Gloucester City. The units and camera (shown above) will adjust the time on traffic lights depending upon traffic congestion. This work is part of the Direct Connection Project which began in March. GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (May 28,2013)(CNBNewsnet)--As part of the Direct Connection Project the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) recently began installing specialized computer equipment at a number of intersections on Route 130 and Route 68, Camden County, that will help with traffic flow during construction. The computerize units, named the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), will adjust the time on traffic lights depending upon traffic congestion. Recently workers were installing the ITS at the Market Street and Route 130 intersection in Gloucester City. The systems will be... Read more →


Authorities Searching for Camden City Criminal

CAMDEN CITY NJ (October 24, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force – Camden Division, are currently attempting to locate and apprehend Lameen Adams. Lameen Adams, 41, is being actively sought by authorities for failing to turn himself into the Camden County Superior Court for sentencing which was scheduled for June 15, 2018. Lameen Adams pled guilty to Aggravated Assault on January 6, 2018 for shooting a Winslow man in 2014. He also pled guilty to Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution. Lameen Adams, pictured below, is described as black male who is approximately 5’10” tall and 160 pounds. Members of the public should not be approach this individual. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to contact 9-1-1 or Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Stephen Bezich of the U.S. Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force at (609) 331-0310 Tips may also be emailed to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org Read more →


Lawnside Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Causing the Death of Marlton Customer

MOUNT HOLLY NJ (October 24,2018(CNBNewsnet)-- Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Lawnside drug dealer pled guilty yesterday in Superior Court to causing the death of a Marlton customer to whom he sold heroin last year. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Jimmy Flakes Jr., 41, (photo) of the 100 block of Ashland Avenue in Lawnside, will serve seven years in New Jersey state prison in exchange for pleading guilty to Strict Liability for a Drug-Induced Death (First Degree). The Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C., scheduled sentencing for January 11, 2019. The investigation revealed that Jeffrey Potter, 45, from the Marlton section of Evesham Township, was discovered dead in his home on September 28, 2016 after using heroin that had been purchased from Flakes. The investigation further revealed that Flakes made a profit of $10 on the sale of the heroin to the victim. An autopsy performed by... Read more →


Bakkavor Foods USA Recalls 795,261 Pounds of Meat and Poultry Products

Due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination In Onions CNBNews graphics file WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2018 (CNBNewsnet)– Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc., a firm with establishments located in Carson, Calif., Charlotte, N.C. and Jessup, Penn., is recalling approximately 795,261 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products that contain an onion ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ready-to-eat meat and poultry items were produced from Sept. 27, 2017 through Oct. 15, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)] • 16-oz. plastic-wrapped with paperboard sleeve packages containing HARRIS TEETER FRESH FOODS MARKET DELI-BAKERY brand “BBQ STYLE CHICKEN ARTISAN PIZZA,” with “Use By” dates from 01/07/19 through 04/11/19 (inclusive) printed on the case packaging. • 8-oz. butcher-paper wrapped packages containing HARRIS TEETER FRESH FOODS MARKET DELI-BAKERY brand “CHICKEN SAUSAGE, EGG... Read more →


CNB May 2013 Archives: Bellmawr Native Jason Nark Honored

Nark, Wins Five Awards as Daily News Reporter published May 29,2013 Bellmawr native Jason Nark has won 5 awards from the New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, as reported at Philly.com. Jason is a Daily News reporter (previously with the Courier-Post) and is currently living in Blackwood... ...but he was raised in Bellmawr, NJ! The article goes on to say that Jason's 5 awards included two first-place prizes. Jason grew up in Bellmawr, attending Annunciation School, and then Gloucester Catholic. He went on to Rutgers for his bachelor's degree and the University of Penn for his Masters. Very impressive for anyone... and even more awesome when it's a Bellmawr guy! Jason started his working career in Bellmawr at the Bellmawr English Pizza, which he recently commented "got paid to fold boxes there when I was 10". He had a brief stint at Sneakin' In, and was a... Read more →


3 Cape May County Residents Indicted for Drug Induced Death

Cape May Court House, New Jersey (October 24,2018)(CNBNewsnet) - Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana announce the Grand Jury Indictment of three individuals on October 23, 2018 for First Degree Drug Induced Death and other drug related charges. On July 21, 2018, Eric Nolan, 35 years old, was found unresponsive inside his residence in the North Cape May section of Lower Township. Paramedics and Officers from Lower Township attempted to resuscitate Nolan but were unsuccessful. A death investigation was immediately initiated by Detectives from the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office and the Lower Township Police Department. On August 10, 2018, three individuals were charged regarding the death of Eric Nolan: - Susan E. Mazzone, a 43 year old female from the 100 Block of School House Lane, Cape May Court House, NJ, was charged with Drug Induced Death, a crime of the... Read more →


Prosecutor Announces Upgraded Charges in Fatal Camden City Shooting

CNBNews graphics file CAMDEN CITY, NJ (October 23, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Morton Newman and Nasir Mason were charged with Aggravated Manslaughter yesterday in the death of their friend, Diquese Young. The three men were at Morton Newman’s residence on the 2500 block of Baird Boulevard on October 14, 2018, in Camden, when a gun they were handling discharged, striking Diquese Young in the head. Camden County Police were dispatched to the MD Anderson Cancer Center where the victim was brought instead of Cooper University Hospital, located across the street. Diquese Young died two days later from his gunshot wound. Detectives found the weapon in Morton Newman’s residence, resulting in the charges of Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. The Complaints and Probable Cause statements for Morton Newman and Nasir Mason are below. Morton Newman and Nasir Mason are currently detained at the Camden County Correctional Facility pending their... Read more →


ICE Academy: Prospective Officers in Training

ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers are among the most highly trained federal law enforcement officers in the United States. But who teaches them to be deportation officers? Answer: instructors at the Basic Immigration Enforcement Training Program (BIETP), located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia. The instructors are mostly seasoned deportation officers and supervisory detention and deportation officers, as well as ICE Office of the Principal Legal Advisor attorneys. They are considered experts in the field. They teach law enforcement regulations, core components of immigration law and policy, alien processing, at-large operations, officer and detainee safety, proficiency with firearms and defensive techniques. A particular focus of the program is to ensure that prospective deportation officers understand the procedures involved in removal proceedings, from initial arrest to the execution of final order of removal. Emphasis is also placed on the in-processing aspect of the Criminal... Read more →


Review of Camden Officer Involved Shooting

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (October 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--In accordance with the Supplemental Law Enforcement Directive Amending Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive No. 2006-5 entitled Uniform Statewide Procedures and Best Practices for Conducting Police-Use-of-Force Investigations (effective July 28, 2015), the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office is releasing the following statement regarding a police- involved shooting incident that occurred in the City of Camden on January 11, 2017. This investigation was conducted by the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office in accordance with both Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive No. 2006-5 and the Attorney General’s Supplemental Law Enforcement Directive Regarding Uniform Statewide Procedures and Best Practices for Conducting Police-Use-of-Force Investigations. In accordance with the aforementioned directives, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office performed a comprehensive conflicts inquiry and continued to update the inquiry report based upon new information as it was received. A conflict arose after the completion of the investigation of this incident but before the final review... Read more →


GTPD Alert: Be Aware of Phone Scams

Involving Threat to Arrest GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (October 22,2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester Township Police Department wants residents to be aware of a phone scam involving a threat to be arrested if a payment is not made. Please see below message from Camden County Sheriff Wilson in reference to a similar phone scam. If you have any questions or concerns about phone scams you can contact the Gloucester Township Police Community Relations Bureau at 856-228-4011 or email communityrelations@gtpolice.com Sheriff Gilbert “Whip” Wilson warns residents of individuals portraying law enforcement officers asking for numbers to prepaid money cards by phone, and threatening arrest if the victim does not comply. “It is important to know that a representative of the Camden County Sheriff’s Office would never direct a citizen to purchase a prepaid money card,” Sheriff Wilson said. “In fact, it is rare that you would ever be contacted by phone by a Sheriff’s Officer.... Read more →


CNBNews Archives May 2013: BLIGHT IS SPREADING IN GLOUCESTER CITY

Monday, May 27, 2013 “Imagine being the guy living next door to that and trying to sit in his backyard having a burger.” ~Gloucester City Mayor William James (October 3, 2012) CNBNEWS POINT OF VIEW: GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (published May 27,2013)----Last October, Gloucester City Mayor William James, along with Housing Inspector Joe Stecklair, were interviewed by Courier Post reporter Lucas K. Murray about the strict laws the city is enforcing to stop blight. A snippet from that October 3, 2012 article: Town tickets early signs of blight in Gloucester City Gloucester City, you see, won’t stand for overgrown yards, trash left out or homes falling apart. City officials say they’re not out to harass people or raise revenue, but rather want to maintain a town with many aging buildings. Over the summer the city bumped up its fine structure for maintaining a disorderly house, to $1,200. Other fines can go... Read more →


ICE "Most Wanted" fugitive, child predator captured

NEW ORLEANS — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers arrested one of ERO’s Most Wanted fugitives Wednesday during a targeted operation in Central Louisiana that resulted in the capture of a convicted child sex offender who is now facing additional felony charges. Jose Melchor Martinez AKA Jose Luis Martinez-Sanchez, an unlawfully present Mexican national, was arrested Wednesday morning by an ERO New Orleans Special Response Team after executing a federal arrest warrant at a residence in Church Point, Louisiana. Martinez was convicted on a felony charge of taking indecent liberties with a child in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in November 2002. After his release from criminal custody, ICE subsequently removed him from the U.S. to Mexico in September 2003. Martinez illegally re-entered the U.S. after removal, which is a felony act under federal law. Martinez was then encountered by local law enforcement in... Read more →


Jefferson Health’s Chief Diversity Officer Receives Corporate Diversity Award from Gloucester County NAACP

On October 21, Joseph B. Hill, Chief Diversity Officer of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, received the Corporate Diversity Award from the Gloucester County NAACP, for his commitment to integrating diversity, equality and inclusion initiatives to ensure excellence in education, research and patient care. Hill was one of 15 recipients of a “Game Changers” award at the annual Black & White Gala held at Aueltto’s Caterers in Deptford, New Jersey. A native of Buffalo, NY, Hill is a frequent speaker at national forums, where he shares his insights and experience on the importance of diversity and strategic partnerships for both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining Jefferson Health in 2015, Hill had developed a diversity and inclusion program at Froedtert Health, the clinical arm of the Medical College of Wisconsin, which became an integral part of the organization’s values, strategy and operational initiatives. We are proud of... Read more →


Drugmakers Funnel Millions To Lawmakers;

A Few Dozen Get $100,000-Plus by Emmarie Huetteman and Sydney Lupkin, Kaiser Health News Before the midterm elections heated up, dozens of drugmakers had already poured about $12 million into the war chests of hundreds of members of Congress. Since the beginning of last year, 34 lawmakers have each received more than $100,000 from pharmaceutical companies. Two of those — Reps. Greg Walden of Oregon, a key Republican committee chairman, and Kevin McCarthy of California, the House Republican majority leader — each received more than $200,000, a new Kaiser Health News database shows. As voters prepare to go to the polls, they can use a new database, “Pharma Cash to Congress,” tracking up to 10 years of pharmaceutical company contributions to any or all members of Congress, illuminating drugmakers’ efforts to influence legislation. The drug industry ranks among lawmakers’ most generous patrons. In the past decade, Congress has received $79... Read more →


CNB Archives: Brooklawn Memorial Day Ceremonies 2013

published May 27,2013 Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: BROOKLAWN, NJ (published May 2013)(CNBNewsnet)--The cold and rain has given way to a beautiful Memorial Day in Brooklawn NJ. Each year the town of Brooklawn and the American Legion Post 72 put together a touching ceremony to honor those who served for our country, and who gave the ultimate sacrifice in support of our freedoms. Several touching speeches were given, and in the audience was Assemblyman Angel Fuentes. A few pictures are in this post, but head over to Facebook to see more (70 total). God Bless America and those who serve for us and our freedoms! Enjoy the beautiful day with family, friends, and loved ones. And before you take that first bite of your hot dog... take a moment to thank those who serve in our Armed Forces. Children learn by their parent's example, and this is a valuable lesson they... Read more →


Not Much Money Saved by Slowing Mail Delivery

USPS Realized Just 5 Percent of Projected Savings October 18, 2018 The U.S. Postal Service realized just 5 percent of the savings it projected over a two-year period from a controversial decision to slow mail delivery to enable facility closures, according to a new audit. Postal management told its regulatory body it would save $1.6 billion in fiscal years 2016 and 2017 by eliminating overnight delivery of regular, first-class mail and pushing back some of its two-day delivery to a three-day window, but the mailing agency’s inspector general found it did not even come close to reaching that estimate. USPS instead saw about $90 million in savings, about one-twentieth of its estimate. USPS implemented the service changes as part of its network rationalization plan, which it unveiled in 2011. A precipitous decline in mail volume required the agency to shrink its footprint, postal management said. In the first phase of... Read more →


Career Williamsport Criminal Sentenced

CNBNews graphics file To 25 Years’ In Prison For Drug Trafficking WILLIAMSPORT PA (October 21,2018)(CNBNewsnet)- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Hakim Handy, age 35, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on October 16, 2018, by U.S. District Court Judge Matthew W. Brann to 25 years’ imprisonment and eight years’ of supervised release for his role in conspiring to distribute heroin and crack cocaine. According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Handy conspired to distribute more than 28 grams of crack cocaine and 4.2 grams of heroin (approximately 168 individual doses of heroin) between December 2014 and January 2015, in Lycoming County. Handy was designated a career offender due to three prior felony convictions for drug offenses. The case was investigated by the Williamsport Police Department, Lycoming County District Attorney’s Office, the Lycoming County Narcotics Enforcement Unit, and the Federal Bureau of... Read more →


51 Drug Dealers Arrested in Pennsylvania

Attorney General Shapiro: “I promised to remain vigilant and arrest people peddling poison in Allegheny County – and I’ve kept that commitment.” HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced criminal charges against 51 people for selling heroin, fentanyl, illegal prescription opioids, cocaine, and other drugs in Allegheny County. “My Office is focused on charging drug dealers who plague the Pittsburgh region,” Attorney General Shapiro said. “I’m committed to prosecuting the people peddling this poison in Allegheny County and across the Commonwealth. Today’s arrests are an important step in that process, and we’ll continue working with our law enforcement partners to keep this region safe.” Today’s charges are the result of a ten month-long investigation involving the Office of Attorney General, the McKees Rocks Police Department and the Stowe Township Police Department. Over the course of the investigation, law enforcement made a series of approximately 100 controlled purchases utilizing undercover... Read more →


Russian National Charged with Interfering in U.S. Political System

CNBNews graphics file A criminal complaint was unsealed in Alexandria, Virginia, today charging a Russian national for her alleged role in a Russian conspiracy to interfere in the U.S. political system, including the 2018 midterm election. “Today’s charges allege that Russian national Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova conspired with others who were part of a Russian influence campaign to interfere with U.S. democracy,” said Assistant Attorney General Demers. “Our nation is built upon a hard-fought and unwavering commitment to democracy. Americans disagree in good faith on all manner of issues, and we will protect their right to do so. Unlawful foreign interference with these debates debases their democratic integrity, and we will make every effort to disrupt it and hold those involved accountable.” “The strategic goal of this alleged conspiracy, which continues to this day, is to sow discord in the U.S. political system and to undermine faith in our democratic institutions,”... Read more →


Obituary: Anne M. Allen of Runnemede

August 01, 1933 - October 02, 2018 Anne M. Allen (nee Fisher), on October 2, 2018, of Runnemede; formerly of Philadelphia, PA. Age 85. Beloved wife of the late Francis Sr. Devoted mother of Kenneth (Terri), David (Kathleen), and the late Francis Jr. Loving grandmother of James Getler (Michelle) and Joe Getler. Dear great grandmother of Matthew James and the late Eric. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation from 10am to 11am on Friday, October 26, at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial Service 11am at the funeral home. Inurnment Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anne’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 3 Eves Drive, Suite 310, Marlton, NJ 08053. Read more →


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Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 5 No. 18 (October 21, 2018) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 18. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click image to enlarge) Read more →


Obituary: Loretta Bianchi, of Bellmawr age 76

Loretta Bianchi (nee Stuardi), October 19, 2018, of Bellmawr. Age 76. Beloved wife of Cesare F. Bianchi for 55 years. Devoted mother of Teresa Borgia (Tony) and the late Philip Bianchi. Mother-in-law of Jennifer Bianchi.Loving grandmom of Marissa Bianchi (Tom), Philip Bianchi Jr., Nicholas Borgia (Jessica), and Christopher Borgia. Dear sister of Miriam Petitto (Rocky). Dear daughter-in-law of Mary Bianchi. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation from 9:30am to 11:00am Wednesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial service 11am at the funeral home. Inurnment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Loretta’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Read more →


Pennsylvania Wants To Stop Illegal Robocalls

Attorney General Shapiro Leads Bipartisan Coalition of 34 Attorneys General Asking the FCC to Let Phone Companies Do More to Block Illegal Robocalls – including Neighbor Spoofing HARRISBURG — Leading a bipartisan coalition of 34 Attorneys General, Attorney General Josh Shapiro today called on the Federal Communications Commission to create new rules to allow telephone service providers to block more illegal robocalls being made to unsuspecting consumers in Pennsylvania and across the country. The formal comment to the FCC explains that scammers using illegal robocalls have found ways to evade a call blocking order entered last year by the FCC – following legal action led by Attorney General Shapiro and colleague attorneys general. Despite the FCC’s order, robocalls continue to be a major irritant to consumers in Pennsylvania and across the United States. In 2017, the Federal Trade Commission received 4.5 million illegal robocall complaints – two and a half... Read more →


Pemberton Man Charged with Arson; The Fire Killed Two People

PEMBERTON NJ (October 19,2018)(CNBNEwsnet)—Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David H. Jantas announced that a 59-year-old man was charged today with causing a house fire that resulted in the deaths of his elderly mother and her companion earlier this week in the Browns Mills section of Pemberton Township. Kurt Smith, who lived at the residence in the 500 block of Willow Boulevard, was charged with two counts of Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree), and one count of Arson (Third Degree). Smith was served with the charges at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he had been flown following the October 16 fire and treated for smoke inhalation. Upon being discharged, Smith will be taken into custody by Philadelphia authorities. An extradition proceeding will be held to authorize his return to New Jersey. The investigation revealed that Smith was in the garage of the home at approximately 8:30... Read more →


Williamstown Man Faces Drug Death Charge

CNBNews graphics file MONROE TOWNSHIP NJ (October 19,2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore is announcing the October 18, 2018 arrest of Dwain Somers, 36, a resident of Williamstown N.J. Somers has been charged with one count of Strict Liability Drug Death, one count of Distribution of CDS, and one count of Possession of CDS by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. On August 4, 2017, Monroe Township Police were dispatched to a South Main Street apartment for the report of an unconscious female. Upon arrival, they discovered Linda Ford, 57, deceased on the living room floor. Ford died from an adverse effect of drugs as a result of a heroin overdose. The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Monroe Township Police Department, working closely together, immediately undertook an exhaustive investigation to identify Ford’s source for the illegal drugs, which caused her death. Those efforts, utilizing a number of investigative strategies, identified Dwain Somers... Read more →


City Police Investigate 4 Burglaries; 2 Solved

image provided RELATED: Gloucester City Police K9 Unit Needs Your Vote GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 19,2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City Police are investigating four burglaries that occurred over the past week. A suspect has been arrested for one of the four crimes. 10/15 (1:55 pm) Ptl. Don Fager III was dispatched to the 500 block of Elm St. for a reported theft in progress. Upon arrival, the suspect was located. He had entered private property and was stealing scrap metal. Michael C. Just Jr. (31), a resident of Sicklerville was arrested and charged with defiant trespass and theft. He was additionally found to be a fugitive from justice wanted in Camden County. He was lodged in Camden County Jail. 10/16 (2:42 am) Ptl. John Bryszewski responded to King St. at Essex for a report of a male attempting to burglarize vehicles. Upon arrival, a resident provided a description of the male and a... Read more →


Obituary: Thomas J. Seas, of Bellmawr

Thomas was born on June 15, 1942 and passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. He was 76. Thomas was a resident of Bellmawr, New Jersey at the time of passing. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Monday from 8:15 to 9:45 AM, followed by his Funeral Mass at 10 AM, St. Joachim Parish, 601 W. Browning Road, Bellmawr. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to St. John of God Community Services Archbishop Damiano School, 1145 Delsea Drive, Westville Grove, NJ 08093, www.sjogcs.org. Monday, October 22, 2018 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM St. Joachim Church 601 W. Browning Road Bellmawr, NJ 08031 Monday, October 22, 2018 10:00 AM St. Joachim Church 601 W. Browning Road Bellmawr, NJ 08031. Read more →


Jefferson Health (NJ) Employee Health Nurse Receives National Award

Colonel Gwyn Parris-Atwell, MSN, RN, an Employee Health Nurse at Jefferson Health in New Jersey and a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force, recently received an Achievement Award from the Emergency Nurses Association at its national conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Parris-Atwell, a resident of Alloway, NJ, was presented with the Judith C. Kelleher Award, which recognizes an ENA member who has consistently demonstrated excellence in Emergency nursing and has made significant contribution to the profession and to ENA. An exceptional role model as a civilian and military nurse, Parris-Atwell has been the recipient of numerous state and national ENA awards, and recently received a regional Nurse.com GEM Award for Education & Mentoring. Shown at the awards ceremony with Gwyn (center) are: Barbara McCormick, MSN, RN, (left) Jefferson Health (NJ) Specialty Care Transport (SCT) Nurse Coordinator; and Jefferson Health – NJ Chief Nurse Executive Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA (right). Read more →


Free Trees for Delaware Residents

DNREC’s Nonpoint Source Program offering free trees to Delaware residents in partnership with DDA’s Forest Service DOVER (Oct. 18, 2018) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship Nonpoint Source Program is offering a free tree to Delaware residents in partnership with the Delaware Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry program within the Department of Agriculture. The free tree program is part of the Arbor Day Foundation's Community Canopy Project to expand tree canopies in cities and towns across the country. Trees can be reserved at www.arborday.org/delaware. Trees planted in strategic locations around a house can provide homeowners with numerous benefits, including: cleaner air and water, improved property values, less storm water runoff and flooding, and lower energy bills through reduced heating and cooling costs." src="cid:image003.jpg@01D466F5.529DA1F0" alt="boost4" align="right" hspace="12" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_1" class="Apple-web-attachment Singleton" style="width: 8.0138in; height: 4.1875in;"> An online tool on the Arbor Day Foundation site helps Delawareans estimate the annual energy savings... Read more →