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November 2019

Helen M. Lewis, of Bellmawr, age 94

Helen M. Lewis (nee Nardone), on November 29, 2019, of Bellmawr, NJ; formerly of Wilkes-Barre, PA. Age 94. Beloved wife of the late John F. Lewis, Sr. Devoted mother of Helen Marie Lewis (LeRoy Spurgeon), John F. Lewis, Mary Theresa Jablonski (Frank), and Jean Boyer (the late Chuck). Loving grandmother of Mary Theresa, Robert Francis, John Paul, Monique Danielle, Matthew Bryce, and the late William Daniel and great-grandmother of Mina Marie and Xavier William. Dear sister of Mary Grace Adamo, and the late William Nardone and Jean Pierog. Also survived by close friends James and Helen Miller, many nieces and... Read more →


Kansas Wins Maui Jim Tourney in Overtime

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Sports LAHAINA (Nov. 30, 2019)---- The Kansas Jayhawks won in overtime against the Dayton Flyers in the Championship game of the 2019 Maui Jim Maui Invitational basketball tournament. It was standing-room-only at the Lahaina Civic Center on Wednesday. The Maui Jim NCAA tourney is the premier Thanksgiving-time college basketball tournament. It is produced by ESPN. Udoka Azubuike of the University of Kansas is hugged by teammate Tristan Enaruna after the Jayhawks beat Dayton in overtime at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational championship game at Lahaina Civic Center. The Flyers led at half-time 37-36, but the... Read more →


William McWhorter, 46, of Philadelphia Murdered in Camden City

(CNBNewsnet)CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Nov. 30, 2019)--Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki reported a homicide that occurred in Camden on November 29, 2019. The Camden County Police Department responded to reports of a man who appeared to be shot on the 700 block of Tulip Street at approximately 3:27 p.m. Officers located the victim, William McWhorter, 46, of Philadelphia, laying on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. William McWhorter was taken to Cooper University Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 3:47 p.m. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing,... Read more →


Patricia Ann Sampson of Gloucester City; GCHS Alumnus, St. Mary's Parishioner

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--On November 28, 2019. Age 89. (nee Nolan). Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 59 years to the late Riley K. Sampson. Loving mother of Maryann Deacon, Patricia Sampson, Teresa Andrews, Betsy Sherrer (Karl), Kathleen Murchake and Gerald Sampson (Rose). Cherished grandmom of Nicole, William, Christina, Melissa, Dillon, Alyson, Jamie, Tommy, Madison, Julia and Leah. Predeceased by her nine brothers and sisters. Patricia Ann Sampson Pat was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1948. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary's R.C. Church. St. Mary's RC Church (CNBNews photo) Relatives and friends are invited... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Holidays

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor The holidays are upon us! Family members will gather together, spending time with one another and eating lots of goodies! But, what about Fido? Your dog is part of the family and thus, should be included in the festivities! However, a certain amount of preparation is in order so that everyone enjoys a relaxed and social time. Be sure that your dog is up to date on his immunizations. In case he becomes anxious and decides to take a chunk out of Uncle Chuck or to nip Aunt Nancy at least he won’t give anyone rabies! Seriously,... Read more →


Op-Ed: Peyton’s Law –

Empowering Student Athletes/Parents to be Proactive about Cardiac Arrest Prevention By Sen. Mike Regan Nov 2019/The Center Square Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is reported to be the leading killer of student athletes in the United States and the leading cause of death on school campuses. An average of one in 300 student athletes have undetected abnormal heart issues that could lead to SCA. Recognizing these staggering statistics, I introduced Senate Bill 836, known as Peyton’s Law, in an effort to educate every student athlete and their parents about electrocardiogram (EKG) testing to detect underlying heart conditions. This bill has been... Read more →


NJ Pick-6 Increases to $3.7 Million for Dec. 2

TRENTON (Nov. 29, 2019) – The Pick-6 drawing on November 28 produced seven winners of $2,941 for matching five out of six white balls drawn. One of those tickets was purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prize to $5,882. The $3.7 million drawing will be held Monday, December 2, 2019. The winning numbers for the Thursday, November 28, drawing were: 14, 16, 18, 26, 31 and 43. The XTRA Multiplier was: 02. By adding XTRA for an additional $1.00 per play, winners are able to multiply their non-jackpot prizes by the XTRA number drawn. Acting Executive Director James Carey announced that... Read more →


2020 Philadelphia Flower Show Shines A Spotlight On Grace Kelly

Premiere Horticultural Event—and Philadelphia Itself—Honor Princess of Monaco Riviera Holiday—the theme of 191st PHS Philadelphia Flower Show (February 29-March 8, 2020)—evokes not only the citrus trees and lavender sweeps of a refined stretch of the Mediterranean coast. The horticultural tradition also spotlights the life and legacy of the late Grace Kelly, the Philadelphian who became Princess of the Principality of Monaco. Founded in 1829, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s wintertime exhibit is the nation’s largest and longest-running flower show. In 1976, for America’s bicentennial, Princess Grace returned home to judge the show. The 2020 Flower Show will feature a rose garden... Read more →


Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown will be Conducted in Maple Shade

Part of Statewide Year End Campaign The Maple Shade Police Department will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Beginning December 6, 2019 and continuing through January 1, 2020, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated. The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” effort endeavors to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving through a combination of high-visibility enforcement and public education. “During the... Read more →


Cellphone shock: Pennsylvanians Paying More in Fees Than Most

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center SquareNov 26, 2019 Pennsylvanians are paying more taxes on their cellphone bill than all but one of their neighbors and significantly more than the national average. That’s according to a report by a nonpartisan tax policy research group. The combined local, state and federal taxes on a resident’s cellphone bill is 25.4 percent. The Washington-based Tax Foundation noted that was the seventh-highest rate in the nation. Excluding the federal 9.1 percent rate, Pennsylvania’s state and local tax is slightly more than 16.3 percent. A state resident who has a $100 monthly bill from their... Read more →


D'IYANU Unwraps African Inspired Holiday Collection

Ready-to-Wear Brand Hosts Pop-up Events for Holiday Collection at Local Showroom Philadelphia, PA (November 2019) - Bells are already ringing as the world prepares for another season of joyous memories with loved ones. For Nigerian-born entrepreneur Addie Elabor and her fashion line D’IYANU, the holidays are not only a time to be festive but to look and feel the part. With its official release set for today (Black Friday), Elabor and her team present D'IYANU’s Holiday Collection. Inspired by traditional African prints, the D'IYANU Holiday Collection features dazzling formal wear for men, women, and kids along with special gifts for... Read more →


Beware of Certain Toys, Some are Dangeous

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center SquareNov 2019 With Black Friday just about here, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a news conference with a public interest group and a public health expert to highlight the findings in this year’s Trouble in Toyland report. Now in its 34th year, the study released by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) points out dangers that may be lurking behind some popular toys and gadgets for children this holiday season. Since the first report, more than 150 recalls or other administrative actions have been taken against toys deemed to be unsafe. The... Read more →


Morristown Business Association Candle Light Stroll

Main Street Saturday from from 2-8pm. Watch for pedestrians. Speed limit 15 mph The Mooristown Business Association (MBA) is hosting the Candle Light Stroll event in support of our local merchants on Main St. from 2-8pm Saturday, Nov. 30 Horse/Carriage rides will be available at Main & High Streets. Motorists are asked to drive with caution in the area, not to exceed 15 mph for the safety of event attendees on Main St. between Chester Ave. & Church St. Mill St. will be closed at Main St. for pedestrian safety. Motorists should be aware that the Horse & Carriage rides... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: The Speed Kills Myth is Alive & Well in Pennsylvania

Sadly, the speed kills myth is alive and well in Pennsylvania. A real 25-state analysis was done of NHTSA data, which showed that 1.6% of crashes are caused by excessive speed. Barely above zero, then. Nowhere does anyone ever put into a bill that speed limits must be posted at the 85th percentile free-flowing traffic speed. This is so that the ticket industry can thrive. Set the limits too low, ticket barely above them, get municipal radar and speed cameras, then watch the money flow in. Since this is still not enough, the state now wants more LIDAR and moving... Read more →


Cancer Foundation Hosts Concert in Somers Point

MediaWizeNovember 28, 2019 The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation spent Thanksgiving with friends and family and will finish the week with a grateful celebration all about giving back. Grateful Dead cover band Pure Jerry is headlining the fourth annual Concert For A Cause at 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at Clancy’s By The Bay, 101 East Maryland Ave. in Somers Point. Tickets are $20. They include domestic beer and house wine and are available at thedrcf.org, Facebook, Eventbrite and at the door. Proceeds benefit the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation, which provides financial support to families who are battling cancer and local... Read more →


Two Atlantic County Men Plead Guilty to Setting Man on Fire

MAYS LANDING – Two men pleaded guilty on Thursday to aggravated assault after setting a man on fire in March, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Brandon Perez Brandon Perez, 23, of Hammonton and David Sult, 24, of Mays Landing, both pleaded guilty to second degree aggravated assault in exchange for five years New Jersey State Prison subject to the No Early Release Act (85% period of parole ineligibility and three years parole supervision upon release). David Sult On the evening of March 15, 2019, Brandon Perez and David Sult were at Sult’s residence in Mays Landing hanging out... Read more →


Remembering Inky, the Thanksgiving Whale

MediaWizeNovember 28, 2019 Sheila Dean, co-director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, holds a replica of a pygmy sperm whale like the one found in Longport on Thanksgiving Day 1994. Submitted by STEVE JASIECKI It was 1994 on Thanksgiving Day when a female pygmy sperm whale ended up stranded on a beach in Longport. Police and volunteers gave up their dinners to watch over the whale until the Marine Mammal Stranding Center arrived. The whale was in very poor condition and wouldn’t survive without immediate care. It was transported to the stranding center, a flurry of phone calls were made,... Read more →


Obituary: Warren A. Theckston “Tex”, of Gloucester City

On November 26, 2019. Of Gloucester City. Age 82. Born in Camden, he is the son of the late Howard and Caroline (Wiedeman) Theckston. Tex is survived by his loving children; Dorothy Passini (Dennis), Teresa Theckston, Jacqueline Sherriton (Brian), James Theckston; step-children, Gerald Sheridan, Eileen Nemeroff (Dave) and Kathleen Chiodi (John); grandchildren, Nichole, Nicholas, and Edward Sheridan, Daniel Theckston, Matt Nemeroff, Katherine Bradley, Olivia, Joshua, Jenna and Philip Sherriton: brother, Howard Theckston, Jr.; sister, Carol Monforte. He was predeceased by his wife, Jacqueline Theckston; step-children, Margaret Sheridan, Edward Sheridan, granddaughter, Heather Nemeroff and his brother, Norman Theckston. Tex was an... Read more →


Lower Township Police Arrest Four Suspects on Robbery Charges

Villas NJ (Nov. 29, 2019)--- On Monday, November 25, 2019, at approximately 4:30 P.M., officers from the Lower Township Police Department responded to a call in the Villas section of the Township for a subject reporting he was assaulted and then robbed at gunpoint. Upon arrival, officers found the victim with injuries to his face. The victim told officers that he went to a residence in the first block of East Atlantic Avenue to conduct a drug transaction when a juvenile male struck him in the face. Investigation revealed that an adult male, Louis Garcia, 18, of North Cape May,... Read more →


Coast Guard closes search for missing kite surfer near Ocean City

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (Nov. 29, 2019)-—The Coast Guard has closed the search for a missing kite surfer near Ocean City, New Jersey, after the missing individual called and reported themselves to be safe, Friday morning. Coast Guard Station Atlantic City watchstanders received a call from 911, notifying them of a kite surfer reportedly wearing all black, seen drifting out to sea after falling off a kiteboard approximately 500-yards off Corson Inlet, at around 3:20 p.m., Thursday evening. At approximately 10 p.m. this morning, the missing kite surfer contacted Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders to inform them that after his kite malfunctioned,... Read more →


A Guide to Preparing Your Home for the Holidays

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 29, 2019)--The festive season is rocketing into view and, as all grown-ups know at this time of year, that means more work, more guests, more mouths to feed and more joy and laughter to nurture. The festive period is full of fun for your close and extended family, and visiting friends, but it’s also a time during which your home will be sheltering more heads than usual – and as such, it’s an important time to be prepared for. In this handy guide, you’ll learn how to best prepare your home for the holiday season in order to make... Read more →


Cancer linked with a more than doubled risk of dying from stroke

Credit: Getty Images utah778 Newswise — People living with or beyond cancer are more likely to die from stroke than the general public, according to new Penn State research, and certain types of cancer may boost the risk even more. Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine found that compared to the general population, people who have or have had cancer are more than twice as likely to die of a stroke, and the risk increases with time. Additionally, cancers of the breast, prostate or colorectum were the type most commonly associated with fatal stroke. Nicholas Zaorsky, assistant professor in... Read more →


Avoid Holiday Shopping Scams

Don’t Fall Victim to Online Schemes ‘Tis the season for holiday gifting, and many shoppers will go online this time of year to find the best deals on popular items. But the sellers you buy from may not be what they seem. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), thousands of people become victims of holiday scams every year. Scammers can rob you of hard-earned money, personal information, and, at the very least, a festive mood. The two most prevalent of these holiday scams are non-delivery and non-payment crimes. In a non-delivery scam, a buyer pays for goods... Read more →