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December 2018

Pennsylvania Game Commission Needs Your Help

photo provided THE Pennsylvania Game Commission needs your help. Two elk – a cow and her calf – were unlawfully killed in Snowshoe Township, Centre County, on the Sproul State Forest. It is believed the elk were most likely killed during the two week rifle deer season in November. State Game Warden Mike Ondik has been investigating the case for the past several weeks and is in need of help from the public. If you have any information that might be connected to this case,... Read more →


Officer Down: Michael Smith, Henry County Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer II Michael Smith Henry County Police Department, Georgia End of Watch Friday, December 28, 2018 HENRY COUNTY, GEORGIA (December 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Police Officer Michael Smith succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on December 6th, 2018, while struggling with a suspect at a dentist's office at 378 Jonesboro Road in McDonough. The office staff had called police after the man entered the business and started to create a disturbance. Upon Officer Smith's arrival, the man became combative resulting in Officer Smith deploying his Taser. The... Read more →


Residential and Business alarm systems are required to be registered with MSPD

at the beginning of each year The Maple Shade Police Department would like to remind all homeowners and business owners that burglar alarms, fire alarms, robbery hold up alarms, and duress alarms, etc, must be registered with MSPD. Registration expires on December 31st. It is the responsibility of the applicant to renew. If you are already registered remember to contact us whenever there is a change in emergency contact information, phone numbers, etc. Don't have an alarm system? If you do not have an alarm... Read more →


Additional Animal Cruelty Charges Filed Against Shamong Woman

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that additional charges have been filed against a Shamong Township woman who was arrested last month after New Jersey State Police found 44 deceased dogs on her property and more than 150 others that were alive but being kept in substandard, inhumane conditions. Donna Roberts, 65, of the 500 block of Oakshade Road, was charged with three counts of Animal Cruelty (one Third Degree, two Fourth Degree) and 15 counts of Unlawful Confinement (Disorderly Persons). Roberts had a first... Read more →


Lumberton Man Charged with Possessing, Distributing Child Pornography

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Lumberton Township man has been arrested and charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. Jeffrey Degroff, 58, of the first block of Chase Road in Lumberton, was charged with seven counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (five Second Degree and two Third Degree). Among the material Degroff is charged with possessing, and then distributing through a digital file-sharing program, is a video of an adult male engaged in sexual activity with a prepubescent female.... Read more →


Pine Hill "Lights the Night" New Year's celebration Postponed Due to Forecast for Inclement Weather

The Pine Hill Police Department announced today that the community's New Year Eve event schedule for Monday evening December 31 has been postponed due to the forecast of inclement weather. LOOK FOR A RESCHEDULED EVENT IN 2019. Address/Location Pine Hill Police Department 48 West 6th Avenue Pine Hill, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-783-1549 Read more →


Dr. David Condoluci Honored with Teddy DePrince Award

CHERRY HILL, NJ (December 28, 2018) — David V. Condoluci, DO, MACOI, Senior Vice President and Chief Patient Safety & Quality Officer at Jefferson Health – New Jersey, was recently presented with the Teddy DePrince Award at the 29th Annual HIV Medical Update in Cherry Hill, NJ, in recognition of his continued commitment and compassion in addressing the needs of patients living with HIV/AIDS. The Teddy DePrince Award is named in memory of a South Jersey resident who died in 2004 at age 24 due... Read more →


OBITUARY: HOWARD S. AGNEW OF SEWELL

Howard S. Agnew Sewell – On Dec. 23, 2018. Age 94. Survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Madeline M. Underwood–Agnew; sons, David and Howard Agnew; step-daughter, Faith Underwood. Predeceased by step children, Eileen Vitola (surviving Dr. Carl A. Vitola) and Daniel Underwood. Beloved grandfather of Laura Caputo (BJ), Mario Vitola, Jaime Underwood, Danny Hannigan and Joshua Underwood and great-grandfather of Madeline, Jackson, Lucy and Isabelle. Howard proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as a sales... Read more →


NJ State Commission of Investigation Exams the Link Between Scrap Metal Yards and Drug Addicts

Several South Jersey scrap metal yards cited for violations William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet The New Jersey State Commission of Investigation (SCI) released a 108 page report in June about scrap metal yards in the state helping addicts fund their drug habits by buying stolen metal products such as copper wire, copper pipes and manhole covers from them. Prime offenders in South Jersey, according to the SCI, included Sgt. Scrap Metal in Haddon Township, EMR Recycling previously known as Camden Iron and Metal in... Read more →


Up To A Third Of Knee Replacements Pack Pain And Regret

Danette Lake sits on her front porch after walking her dogs, Zoe and Chloe. A doctor told Lake that knee replacement surgery could reduce her arthritis pain by 75 percent. One year after the surgery, however, she’s still in extreme pain and unable to work. (Rachel Mummey for KHN) Danette Lake thought surgery would relieve the pain in her knees. The arthritis pain began as a dull ache in her early 40s, brought on largely by the pressure of unwanted weight. Lake managed to lose... Read more →


NEW YEAR'S EVE/NEW YEAR'S DAY CELEBRATION

photo provided PHILADELPHIA PA--A festive night like New Year’s Eve calls for a festive celebration — and Philadelphia hosts many of them to welcome the new year each year. The big show is the annual SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront, featuring two spectacular shows on the Delaware River at 6 p.m. and midnight. Elsewhere, many of the city’s restaurants plate fixed-price dinners, while Philly clubs offer late-night dancing for almost every music taste. The best way to do New Year’s Eve in... Read more →


The Medical Minute: Screening for Hepatitis C can reduce chance of liver disease

Newswise — Hepatitis C is a good news, bad news kind of disease. The bad news is that many with the liver-attacking virus may not even know it. The good news is that once discovered, doctors can effectively treat and even remove it. “We can eliminate the virus and keep people from developing liver disease,” said Dr. James Spicher, an internal medicine physician at Penn State Health. “But we can only do that if we find it. That’s why screening is so important. Otherwise, it’s... Read more →


Delaware's Christmas Tree Recycling Tradition

Take your tree to a yard waste site or contact your waste collector DOVER (Dec. 27, 2018) – DNREC encourages Delawareans to give their recycling spirit a boost after the holiday season by taking their Christmas trees to one of many yard waste recycling facilities located throughout the state. Christmas trees will be accepted free of charge for recycling from Delaware residents at a number of facilities listed below; other drop-off sites may charge a fee as noted. The Department also reminds residents that Christmas... Read more →


Seniors Steamed Over Cuts To SilverSneakers Fitness Program

by Judith Graham/Kaiser Health News John Garland Graves was taken aback when he walked into his McKinleyville, Calif., gym in October and learned that his SilverSneakers membership was being canceled. Since 2014, Graves, 69, has enjoyed free access to the gym through SilverSneakers, the nation’s best-known fitness program for seniors. He was disturbed by the news, as are many other people who have recently learned they’re losing this benefit. A controversial business decision by UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest health insurance carrier, is causing the disruption.... Read more →


MS-13 allegedly used a 13-year-old girl to lure murder victim to Queens bird sanctuary

By Amanda Woods and Max Jaeger December 23, 2018 Modal Trigger Bayswater Point State ParkDennis Clark The man found dead and half-naked in a Queens bird sanctuary was lured there with promises of sex — and then slaughtered by members of the vicious MS-13 gang, according to law enforcement sources. Ian Cruz, 23, of Far Rockaway, was discovered in Bayswater Point State Park last Friday. Police have arrested four people in the gruesome killing, including an unidentified 13-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy. Sources said the... Read more →


Brooklawn Police Visit Alice Costello School

(December 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--BROOKLAWN POLICE Chief Shamus Ellis and Investigator Raymond Mckenney had the pleasure of speaking with Ms. Allyssa Lefkowitz's Pre-K class at our Alice Costello Elementary School. The topics ranged from their uniforms and equipment, all the way to arresting Zombies. It was an experience that Chief Ellis and Investigator Mckenney will never forget and look forward to doing it again next year. Read more →


5 DEFENDANTS PLEAD GUILTY TO DRUG INDUCED DEATH CHARGES; TOTAL OF 14 CHARGED

MAYS LANDING (December 2018)- Since the start of the Drug Related Death (DRD) Investigation Squad within the ACPO Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit, on Feb. 6, 2017, 5 defendants have pleaded guilty to Strict Liability Drug Induced Death charges, accounting for the deaths of 5 different victims dating back to April 2016. A total of 14 people have been charged with Strict Liability Drug Induced Death, accounting for the deaths of 11 different people going back to April of 2016. Many deaths from the past... Read more →


Delaware Resident Arrested for Illegally dumping tires in New Castle County

Evidence photo of tires dumped in the Newark area. DNREC Natural Resources Police Environmental Crimes Unit photo. NEWARK (Dec. 27, 2018) – Following an investigation into illegal dumping of scrap tires in Newark, DNREC Natural Resources Police Officers with the Environmental Crimes Unit arrested a Newark man Dec. 14 for illegal dumping and hauling solid waste without a permit. The illegal dumping of tires took place over several days earlier this month. Robert B. Halter, 39, of Newark, was charged with two counts of causing... Read more →


Beverly City Man Sentenced to 50 Years for 2016 Florence Homicide

CNBNews graphics file MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Beverly City resident who was convicted of fatally shooting a man on a Florence street two years ago has been sentenced to 50 years in New Jersey state prison. The sentence was handed down to Anthony Harris, 32, on December 20 by the Hon. Charles A. Delehey, J.S.C. A jury found Harris guilty in October of Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree),... Read more →


Luca Ramon Salas, age 21, Member of Bellmawr Bears Hockey team and Bellmawr Baseball Team  

Luca Ramon Salas August 09, 1997 - December 26, 2018 Luca Ramon Salas, on December 26, 2018, of Bellmawr. Age 21. Beloved son of Randy and Carla Salas. Dear brother of Nicholas, Ryan and Jesse. Loving uncle of Shane. Also survived by many cousins, aunts and uncles. Luca was a member of the Bellmawr Bears Hockey team and the Bellmawr Baseball team. Services are private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Luca’s memory to the Animal... Read more →


Bill Gallo, veteran reporter, dies

Bill Gallo, Jr. By David Wildstein, December 26 2018 2:08 pm Bill Gallo, Jr., a respected and popular South Jersey journalist, has passed away. Gallo had been a longtime reporter from the South Jersey Times, covering Gloucester and Salem counties. He had been the managing editor of Today’s Sunbeam, the Salem County daily newspaper, and had written for the Gloucester County Times. Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Corporal Ronil Singh, Newman Police Department, California

Corporal Ronil Singh Newman Police Department, California End of Watch Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Corporal Ronil Singh, age 33 was shot and killed while conducting a vehicle stop at the intersection of Merced Street and Eucalyptus Avenue shortly before 1:00 am. Approximately three minutes after initiating the stop he radioed dispatch that shots had been fired. Responding officers found Corporal Singh at the scene suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The subject he... Read more →


Obituary: Salvatore A. Geraci of Bellmawr

Salvatore A. Geraci July 04, 1958 - December 26, 2018 Salvatore A. Geraci, “Murph”, on December 26, 2018, of Bellmawr. Age 60. Beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Barrett). Devoted father of Lisa Geraci. Loving brother of Joan Geraci, Cynthia Shaw, and Ronald Geraci. Preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Joan Geraci. Son-in-law of Mary Barrett and the late James and brother-in-law of James Barrett (Donna), Mary-Alice Barrett, and the late Michael Barrett (Mary). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Sal was a... Read more →


Congress Could Help Millions of Patients With a Simple Tax Deduction, Senior Group Says

Congress could help millions of patients with a simple tax deduction provided for in a bill that could be passed before the lame duck session ends, according to a conservative seniors group. The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) is touting the Good Samaritan Charitable Physicians’ Services Act as a way to incentivize doctors to offer pro-bono health care to Medicaid-eligible individuals through a charitable tax deduction for the work they do. The savings to the federal government would be in the billions, according to... Read more →


Obituary: Lewis S.Tilton Jr., of Mt Ephraim

Lewis S. Tilton, Jr. February 10, 1948 - December 24, 2018 Lewis S. Tilton, Jr., on December 24, 2018, of Mount Ephraim. Age 70. Beloved father of Colleen Swain and her husband Jeff. Devoted grandfather of Summer and Savannah. Loving brother of Patricia Wheeler, Gail Tilton, and the late Linda Ludzieski. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as his good friend and mother of his child, Karen McGeehan. Services and interment are private. Donations may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Association of... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Firearms Season for Deer Reopens January 4

December 24, 2018 Hunters in Region B Have Another Opportunity for Deer The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the winter portion of the firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 4, 2019, in Deer Management Region B, which includes all of the state except the westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. The season is open Jan. 4 and 5, 2019 in all Region B counties and Jan. 6, 2019 – on... Read more →


ICE HSI seeks public's help to identify additional victims in child exploitation case

TAMPA – Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are seeking the public’s help to identify possible additional victims in a child sexual exploitation investigation involving an assistant principal at Cypress Creek Middle High School in Pasco County, Florida. This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with assistance from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Kyle Dale Ritsema, 36, of Land O’Lakes, pleaded guilty today to producing, distributing and possessing child... Read more →


12 favorite Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Education Moments of 2018

Shelby Fisk Mayor’s Office of Education PHILADELPHIA PA (December 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--With the holidays underway, and the year coming to a close, it’s the perfect time to look back on some of our favorite moments of the year in the Mayor’s Office of Education, or as we like to call them MOEmoents. Here are 12 of our favorites: 1. This year we welcomed in the new Board of Education. We loved hosting listening tours, attending the first Board meeting, and of course getting to know the Board’s... Read more →


GoFundMe Touts Return of Money in Good Samaritan Story

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (CN)(December 26, 2018)-- — In a somber endnote to the Christmas season, GoFundMe said it has refunded the $400,000 contributed to the trio who are charged now with concocting a bogus story of a homeless good Samaritan. The feel-good fundraising story went viral just over a year ago when New Jersey couple Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico said they were raising money for Johnny Bobbitt Jr., a veteran who had purportedly used his last $20 to buy gas for McClure after finding... Read more →


CONSUMER NEWS: Cost to Walk Away From Facebook for a Year? More Than $1,000

New Study Finds Real-life auctions reveal consistent value for users that exceeds Facebook market value Newswise — BOSTON and GAMBIER, Ohio (Dec. 19, 2018, 2:00 p.m. ET)—How valuable is Facebook to its users, and how can you measure the value of the site when access is free? Three economists and a social media researcher pooled their work and expertise to assess Facebook’s value to its users, in contrast to its market value or its contribution to gross domestic product. Using a series of auctions –... Read more →


Fatty Liver Disease Could soon be the No. 1 reason for liver transplantation

Newswise — More than 100 million Americans have potentially deadly fatty liver disease and most do not even know it. Overeating and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol this holiday season could put someone with the disease on the fast track to liver failure. “There are no symptoms associated with fatty liver disease and no pain, so most people never get checked or treated for it and, over time, if it is not diagnosed the condition can cause severe liver damage,” said David Victor, M.D., a... Read more →


How to Choose the Best POS System for Your Small Business

(CNBNewsnet)(December 27, 2018)--Purchasing a point-of-sale system is a big decision for your business. It’s important to understand what kind of tools you need to grow and run your business. Keeping control of merchandise and dealing with customer payments can take a lot of time, and if not controlled appropriately can end up causing serious issues. While the good POS system like clover system for small business streamlines processes and saves you time, the wrong system complicates simple tasks and becomes a cause of grievance. Following... Read more →


Garden State Outdoor Sports Show January 10-13

The Garden State Outdoor Sports Show welcomes the return of the tackle time pavilion, expanded hunting & fishing pavilion and the always popular N.J.D.E.P. deer classic. This year’s show will continue Outdoor Sports Groups pledge to provide a forum for the entire family and the next generation of the outdoor enthusiasts. Kick the 36th Anniversary Show off with the world famous Hawg Trough, 5000 Gallon Aquarium, and Pro Staff Fishing Demonstrations. Check out the latest in boats, outboards, kayaks and dock offerings all demonstrated by... Read more →


Catholic Male Judicial Nominee Attacked

CNBNewsnet-December 26, 2018-Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the nomination of Brian C. Buescher for a federal district judge post: Senators Kamala Harris and Mazie Hirono have raised questions regarding the suitability of Brian C. Buescher to be seated as a federal district judge. They have a problem with his sex and his religion. Their concerns are so illegitimate that it raises serious questions about their ability to scrutinize Catholic males for any federal post. Buescher belongs to the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic... Read more →


OBITUARY: Barbara A. Brown, of Bellmawr age 77; Longtime Parishioner of Brooklawn United Methodist Church

Barbara A. Brown, on December 24, 2018, of Bellmawr. Age 77. Devoted mother of David Brown (Lori), Jeffery Brown (Joanna), Joseph Brown (Cheryl), Edward Brown (Shannon), Robert Brown (Christina) and the late Terry Lewis. Loving grandmother of 18 and great-grandmother of 12. Dear sister of Jerry Newton (Sandra). Barbara was a longtime member of Brooklawn United Methodist Church. There will be a viewing from 9am to 11am Saturday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 11am at the funeral home. Interment Eglington Cemetery, Eglington... Read more →