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November 21, 2019

Miguel Angel Villegas Wanted for Shooting at Tuckerton Cop Arrested in NY

TUCKERTON NJ (Nov. 22, 2019)—Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that Miguel Angel Villegas, 29, (photo) of New Haven, Connecticut was taken in to custody at Penn Station in New York, NY shortly after 8pm this evening by the United States Marshals Service and the New York City Police Department. “A massive manhunt began earlier today after Villegas exchanged gunfire with a Tuckerton Borough Police Officer earlier this morning in Tuckerton,” Prosecutor Billhimer said. Villegas was taken into custody this evening without incident. At... Read more →


Three Dogs Found Dead in Toms River, Owner Allegedly Abandon The Animals

LACEY TOWNSHIP—Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Lacey Township Police Chief Michael DiBella announced today that Allissa DeStefano, 29, (photo)of Toms River, has been arrested and charged with three counts of Animal Cruelty in violation of N.J.S.A. 4:22-17c(2). During the evening hours of November 11, 2019, the Lacey Township Police Department responded to a residence in Lacey Township for a report that dogs had possibly been abandoned in the residence. Upon arrival, the officers determined that the house was indeed abandoned, and the remains... Read more →


New Jersey Society of CPAs Announces 10 CPA Exam Fee Lottery Winners 

– Inaugural Lottery Sponsored by Whitman Business Advisors – ROSELAND, N.J. — The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) has awarded 10 aspiring CPAs with $750 each towards their CPA Exam fee costs. All winners of the inaugural CPA Exam Fee Lottery are either Student or CPA Candidate members of the NJCPA and were selected at random from a pool of more than 120 entries. Launched in October, the CPA Exam Fee Lottery was designed to offset the high cost of taking the... Read more →


Senator Booker's Marijuana Provisions Pass House Judiciary Committee

2017 Booker bill provided framework for MORE Act WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three key marijuana provisions designed to reverse decades of failed drug policy and first introduced by U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) passed the House Judiciary Committee today: record expungement, reinvestment in the communities most harmed by the War on Drugs, and removing marijuana from the list of deportable offenses. Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act, originally introduced in 2017, was the first congressional bill to incorporate record expungement and community reinvestment with marijuana legalization. This legislation... Read more →


'An act of faith and kindness': How Buddy Checks make a difference

(Photo by Steven B. Brooks) The American Legion NOV 20, 2019 Prior to Veterans Day, American Legion National Commander Bill Oxford called on Legionnaires to follow up on the inaugural Buddy Checks to fellow veterans that debuted last March and received National Executive Committee support the following spring. During the 2019 Spring Meetings, the NEC passed Resolution 18, which calls for the twice-annual Buddy Checks to be conducted Legion-wide on the weeks of The American Legion’s birthday and Veterans Day. American Legion posts again stepped... Read more →


Two Warrant Officers Die When Their Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr. (left) and Chief Warrant Officer 2 David C. Knadle, Nov. 21, 2019--The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Both soldiers died Nov. 20, 2019, in Logar Province, Afghanistan, when their helicopter crashed while providing security for troops on the ground. The incident is under investigation. The deceased are: Chief Warrant Officer 2 David C. Knadle, 33, from Tarrant, Texas. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr.,... Read more →


Camden County Prosecutor Concludes Use of Force by Police was Accidental in Camden City Shooting

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Nov. 21, 2019)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office (“CCPO”) has completed its investigation into the use of force by an Investigator of the Camden County Sheriff’s Department and has concluded that the use of force was accidental and not criminal. The CCPO determined that it is not necessary to present this matter to the Grand Jury because there were no material facts in dispute regarding the lawfulness of the use of force. The investigation was conducted in accordance with the Attorney General’s Independent... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: COLLEGE FACULTY BEGIN STRIKE AUTHORIZATION VOTE

Faculty, librarians, and staff at nine New Jersey colleges — Kean University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, Rowan University, Stockton University, the College of New Jersey, Thomas Edison State University, Ramapo College, and William Paterson University — have begun the process to decide whether they will authorize a strike. The final two — Ramapo and William Paterson — have said 'yes', which means the faculty and staff will support a strike if negotiations escalate to that point. (Politico) STATE FINES SOMERVILLE FIRST AID... Read more →


Report Shows How Google Promoted Amazon Over Over Smaller Competitors

Chris White | The Daily Caller Google makes algorithmic changes to help larger corporations over smaller ones and the mega search engine boosted Amazon and Facebook, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing inside sources. The company made algorithmic changes to its search results that favored fellow big tech giants, according to the report, which relied on an analysis of the company’s system and interviews with sources. Google believes customers prefer products from larger outlets, the report notes. The move to tilt algorithms toward monster... Read more →


Ohio State Program Helps Pet Owners Cope During Grief Process

Newswise — COLUMBUS, Ohio – Making end-of-life decisions for your pet or coping with the loss of an animal is something that no pet owner wants to think about. A program at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center recognizes the importance of human-animal bonds and provides grief support for pet owners facing tough decisions for their animal. “Grief is a very real and life-impacting feeling – whether that loss of a loved one is a human or animal,” said Joelle Nielsen, a licensed social... Read more →


CNBNews Hunting/Fishing NJ: Youth Deer Hunt Saturday

Antler Point & Antlerless Deer First Requirements Do NOT Apply This Saturday, Nov. 23, is the Youth Firearm Deer Hunt giving youth hunters an opportunity to harvest a deer prior to the opening of the regular firearm deer seasons. Those with a Youth Firearm Hunting License may hunt with a shotgun or muzzleloader (Rifle Permit required) under the direct supervision of a person at least 21 years old with a valid NJ firearm license. Youth Deer Hunt Information Youth License Information Take a Kid Hunting... Read more →


Jefferson Health Hosts 10th Annual ‘Tree of Lights Remembrance Celebration

Sewell, NJ (November 20, 2019) – Staff and community members gathered at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township as Jefferson Health New Jersey hosted its 10th annual “Tree of Lights” remembrance celebration. Attendees celebrated the lives of loved ones who are battling, or have battled, cancer by symbolically placing an ornament on the tree. The popular holiday event benefits the Cancer Center’s Patient Assistance Fund. The tree lighting ceremony followed remarks by Jeffrey A. Dubnow, Associate VP of Development, Jefferson Health Foundation –... Read more →


Juniors defeat Seniors in Powder Puff 8-6

On a chilly night under the Wednesday Night Lights the Junior Class of 2021 defeated the upper Senior Class of 2020, 8-6 in a fierce battle by the two classes. Senior Qb Chole Bennett handed sprinter Meghan Ferry the ball for a 22 yard touchdown giving the Seniors an early 6-0 lead after the failed point after attempt. Juniors would not be denied as the athletic combo of Crystal Johnson and Gracie Fenton ran behind the blocking of Emily Keith to take the lead. Johnson... Read more →


Fats, Oils, and Grease Go in the Trash

New Jersey American Water provides tips for proper disposal of cooking grease to protect home plumbing and sewers CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – NOV. 19, 2019 – Next week, Thanksgiving will kick off the holiday season, bringing friends and loved ones together to celebrate, bond, and most of all eat. Many hours are spent cooking the perfect feast, but not much thought is given to cleaning it all up. Gloucester City News blog files Along with turkey, gravy, and all the trimmings comes fats, oils, and... Read more →


PASBDC Business Owners Optimistic about 2020 Economy

KUTZTOWN, PA (11/20/2019) The annual Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center (PASBDC) Entrepreneur Economic survey results are in and it looks like small-business owners across the Commonwealth are optimistic for the coming year. As of the date of this release, 660 small-business owners out of more than 9,000 clients served by the PASBDC over the past three years responded to the PASBDC annual survey. The aggregate results indicate that 25% expect the economy in 2020 to get better and 40% expect it to be the same.... Read more →


Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrest Harrington man for Unlawful Weapons Possession

DOVER (Nov. 19, 2019) – A DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police investigation ended on Nov. 17 with the arrest of a Harrington man for multiple charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. Charles M. Bright Jr., 58, was charged with three total counts of possession, purchase, ownership, or control of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited. Bright was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover and released on his own recognizance, pending a future court appearance. Upon... Read more →


5 Key Upgrades For Your Business

Gloucestercitynews.net (Nov. 21, 2019)--A smart business owner will always be looking for upgrades to boost their brand. Things can change quickly in the business world, and being able to update and stay current is critical for staying ahead of the competition and satisfying your customers. Even a minor upgrade could have a big impact on the success of your brand, so it is always worth considering any kind of positive change, no matter how big or small. With this in mind, here are a few... Read more →


Musical Mean Girls Playing at the Kimmel Center

FEATURING PHILADELPHIA NATIVE, MARY KATE MORRISSEY (Philadelphia, PA, November 19, 2019) –– Mean Girls – the record-breaking new musical comedy produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures based on the hit film – is now playing at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus at the Academy of Music running through December 1. The Mean Girls First National Tour features Philadelphia native, Mary Kate Morrissey. Mean Girls features a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the... Read more →


Hacktivist Sentenced, Man Took Down Government Websites

For a few days in 2017, visitors to the websites for the city of Akron, Ohio, and its police department received error messages instead of the municipal webpages. A hacker had overwhelmed the sites with traffic. City officials spent about four days in a game of whack-a-mole with the hacker, restoring the sites only to have them attacked again. In this type of attack, known as distributed denial of service (DDoS), bots or other computers overwhelm a single website with traffic until the site shuts... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: Rainbow Trout Being Stocked

This coming Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 25 and 26, approximately 4,800 two-year old Rainbow Trout averaging 14-18 inches will be stocked in 20 ponds and lakes across the state. There are no closures so these large fish are immediately available. Don't miss out on the last trout stocking of 2019! Trout Stocking Schedule Stocking Map Winter Trout Fishing in NJ Trout Fishing Access Trout Regulations (pdf) Get out and enjoy uncrowded waters, great fall weather and plenty of large trout! Read more →


Pennsylvania Game Commission Director Touts the Advantage of Sunday Hunting

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square After years of debate, Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania appears to be on a path for approval. The bill passed by the House of Representatives last month will allow hunting on three Sundays. The Senate is expected to take up the bill as soon as Monday, and reports indicate that Gov. Tom Wolf is inclined to sign it. The bill is a “positive step in the right direction,” said Bryan Burhans, executive director of the Pennsylvania Game and Fish... Read more →