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October 18, 2019

Pennsylvania auditor general’s report takes aim at fentanyl crisis

By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square HARRISBURG, PA--When it comes to the war against opioid addiction, one specific drug – fentanyl – needs to be targeted with new legislation and other efforts, a Pennsylvania official said at a news conference. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale unveiled a new report, “A Deadly Dose: Fentanyl’s Impact on Pennsylvania.” The 17-page document includes 10 recommendations as efforts to curtail opioid-related overdoses and deaths continue. At the news conference, DePasquale highlighted one of the recommendations, which is aimed at... Read more →


Camden City Resident Beaten to Death

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--(October 18, 2019)--Thursday, October 17, Corey Malloy, 40, of Camden, was charged with the beating death of Nathaniel Perry. On September 26, 2019, at approximately 8:32 a.m., Camden County Police responded to the area of the 1200 block of Mechanic Street in response to a 9-1-1 call of an unconscious male who had been assaulted. When officers arrived, they located the victim, Nathaniel Perry, 57, of Camden, lying on the ground and unresponsive. Nathaniel Perry was transported to Cooper University Hospital and later... Read more →


CCGOP Will Use Plastic Straws At Fundraiser

Ambrosino: “We’ll use plastic straws if I have to buy them myself.” HADDON HEIGHTS (October 18, 2019)--– In response to the news that the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted last night to ban single-use plastics at county facilities and events Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Ambrosino reminded fellow Republicans that “tiny red plastic straws will be supplied with every drink at tomorrow night’s CCGOP fundraiser.” “I fail to see how banning plastics in one of the highest taxed counties in the highest taxed... Read more →


Lower Township Police Investigate Aggravated Assault

LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Oct. 18, 2019)--Monday, October 14, at approximately 5:00 AM., officers from the Lower Township Police Department responded to a call in the 100 block of Evergreen Avenue for a subject that had sustained a knife wound. Upon arrival, officers found the victim with a severe laceration to side of his head. The victim told officers that he had caught someone breaking into his car and a struggle ensued. The victim was treated on scene by Lower Township Rescue and then transported to... Read more →


Dangers Lurk in the Candy Bowl and Beyond for Pets on Halloween

Each Halloween, dogs and cats, as well as other household pets, are exposed to heaps of sweet treats, changes in household décor, and altered routines that can be stressful. In fact, the four most common food-related Halloween hazards for pets are chocolate, overconsumption of candy, raisins and candy wrappers. Veterinarians at BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital have treated dozens of pets who have ingested toxic treats or inedible objects during the week of Halloween. So, to help keep your furry friends safe this season,... Read more →


TOXIC CHEMICAL IN BELLMAWR OVER LIMIT AT LEAST A YEAR

Though officials claim the current water supply poses no "emergency," the mayor of Bellmawr in Camden County alerted local residents with a water advisory letter on Wednesday. According to tests conducted in August, one of the town's wells — it has two — contained dangerously high levels of PFNA, which is a toxic chemical that's part of the PFAS set. (NJ Spotlight / NJ.com) HUNDREDS OF TURKS ARE SEEKING ASYLUM IN NEW JERSEY This is a beautifully told story. Author Hannan Adely has been doing... Read more →


PENNSYLVANIA’S SPORTSBOOKS TAKE IN NEARLY $200M IN BETS

FanDuel dominates as bettors flock to online sportsbooks in September, according to PlayPennsylvania.com (LAS VEGAS) — Pennsylvania’s online and retail sportsbooks nearly doubled the state’s previous record handle in September, as bettors jumped at their first-ever opportunity to legally bet on the NFL, according to analysts for PlayPennsylvania.com. “A significant jump was expected with the NFL season kicking off in September, and the data did not disappoint,” said Jessica Welman, sports betting analyst for PlayPennsylvania.com. “Because of the sport’s popularity with bettors, the football season... Read more →


Suspect Arrested for Vehicle Burglary, Theft and Criminal Mischief

Lower Township – Thursday, October 16, at approximately 11:25 p.m., Lower Township Police responded to a reported burglary of a vehicle on East Virginia Avenue in the Villas section of Lower Township. Upon arrival, Special Officer Timothy Urquhart spoke with the victim, who advised their vehicle had been broken into and that there was extensive damage. Witnesses stated that the unknown suspect had just fled the area on foot and a detailed description was given. Officers conducted a search of the immediate area, which met... Read more →


Delaware Youth Hunting Days for 2019/20 Announced

Youth waterfowl days set for Oct. 19 and Feb. 8, youth deer hunting weekend set for Nov. 2 and 3 DOVER (Oct. 17, 2019) – To promote youth hunting participation and recruitment, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has designated special deer and waterfowl hunting days available to youth hunters ages 10 through 15 on both public and private lands statewide. Youth hunters can enjoy youth waterfowl hunting days on Saturday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. Youth deer hunting opportunities are provided for... Read more →


Over 700 Doctors Were Paid More Than a Million Dollars by Drug/Medical Device Companies

ProPublica has been tracking drug company spending on doctors since 2010. We just updated our database and found that companies are still paying private doctors huge sums for promotional talks and consulting. by Charles Ornstein, Tracy Weber and Ryann Grochowski Jones Oct. 17, 12 p.m. EDT ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Back in 2013, ProPublica detailed what seemed... Read more →


NJ Treasury: September Revenue Collections on Target

(TRENTON) — The Department of the Treasury reported today that overall September revenue collections exceeded projected growth at the close of the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020). Collections for the major taxes totaled $3.628 billion, up $333.3 million, or 10.1 percent, compared to last September. Year-to-date, total collections of $6.143 billion are up $422.5 million, or 7.4 percent above the same three months last year. September collections were substantially enhanced by a large one-time payment of $130 million through the Corporation Business... Read more →


EPA Finalizes Decision on Cleanup Plan for Lightman Drum Company Superfund Site

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (October 17, 2019) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its decision to amend part of its previous 2009 plan to clean up an area of the Lightman Drum Company Superfund site in Winslow Township, New Jersey. The amendment revises the plan to require continued monitoring of natural decreases of contaminants in former areas of highly-contaminated groundwater, or hot spots, and no longer requires groundwater to be extracted and treated. “We are pleased that the EPA’s cleanup work has brought... Read more →


Holbrooks honored for success of Legion Baseball in Shelby

Photo by Ben Mikesell/The American Legion The American Legion OCT 16, 2019 SHELBY, NC--When you drive into the town of Shelby, N.C., a sign greets you that reads “Welcome to Shelby, home of the American Legion World Series.” It was 10 years ago that 100 Shelby residents traveled by bus to The American Legion National Headquarters in Indianapolis to a bid in front of the National Executive Committee to become the permanent site of the ALWS. “We knew we were giving it our best shot.... Read more →


Joint Health Sciences Center opens in Camden City

CAMDEN CITY NJ--Leaders from the Joint Board, participating institutions and elected officials gathered in Camden’s “Eds and Meds” corridor Oct. 15 to celebrate the opening of the Joint Health Sciences Center at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Broadway. The $70 million, four-story JHSC, which houses facilities for Rowan University, Rutgers-Camden and Camden County College, represents completion of Phase I of the Board’s two-phase campus construction. Joint Board CEO Dana Redd described the Center as a milestone achievement for the Board, the City of... Read more →


Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice to Host Special Educational Conference

on Moral Injury and Veteran-Centric Care Marlton, NJ – Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, in collaboration with New Jersey Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, HeroCare Connect and the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), will be hosting the Moral Injury and Veteran-Centric Care Conference on Thursday, October 24 from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. at The Samaritan Center in Voorhees (265 S Route 73). The conference will explore topics such as moral injury and PTSD, among others, as a way to improve care for Veterans across the... Read more →


New Jersey's Free Fishing Days June 8 and October 19, 2019

Fabulous Fishing in New Jersey "Great Fishing Close to Home Brochures" Beginning in 2015, the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife has offered spring and fall Free Fishing Days. In 2019 the first will be Saturday, June 8, and the second Free Fishing Day will be Saturday, October 19. The June Free Fishing Day is held in conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week; the October date allows the public to take advantage of the fall trout stocking. Remember: on these days fishing is allowed... Read more →


New Efforts to Ensure NJ Schools Have Access to Clean Water ANNOUNCED

Efforts Include a Three-Pronged Approach to Enhance Lead Testing and Remediation BERGENFIELD – Governor Phil Murphy and Congressman Josh Gottheimer today announced several initiatives to strengthen the State’s response to lead testing and the remediation of elevated lead levels in drinking water in New Jersey schools to ensure all students have access to clean, safe water. The Administration will implement a three-pronged approach to enhance key lead testing and remediation regulations and policies. The New Jersey Department of Education will strengthen its Safe Drinking Water... Read more →


As Vaping Illnesses Rise, So Do Pleas To Quit-Smoking Help Lines

Anna Almendrala: October 11, 2019 (Moment/Getty Images) “I stopped for a few days and then I ended up buying new pods. The withdrawals got to me.” “My friends are the ones who got me into vaping. And they think I shouldn’t stop, but I want to because I don’t want to hurt my family if I get sick.” “I feel like I get winded easily and I just know it’s not good for me. I want to quit so bad but it’s really hard when... Read more →