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December 4, 2019


Candida auris is deadly: on average, it kills over one in three patients who develop a major infection. It's also drug-resistant: it's hard to treat once you catch it, especially if you have a compromised immune system. And you can be a carrier without showing symptoms or developing an infection. The fungus has been traced to long-term care facilities. It appears to be spreading. (NJ.com) STATE DEP SIGNS OFF ON NEW STORMWATER RUNOFF RULE A year ago, the Department of Environmental Protection proposed a rule to manage stormwater runoff. It's actually a major health and safety issue, since about 95% of... Read more →

Black bear reportedly seen in northern New Castle County

public advised to contact DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police if spotted WILMINGTON (Dec. 4, 2019) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has received reports of a black bear sighting from residents and local police agencies in the north Wilmington area and northern New Castle County. Black bear populations within neighboring states of Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania have expanded over the past several decades. As a result, it is not unusual for a bear find its way into Delaware. Attempts will be made to live-capture the bear if located and transport it to more suitable habitat out of... Read more →

Officer Down: Master-at-Arms Oscar J. Temores

Master-at-Arms Oscar J. Temores United States Navy Security Forces, U.S. Government End of Watch Saturday, November 30, 2019 Virginia Beach, Virginia--Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Oscar Temores was killed when his patrol car was intentionally struck by a vehicle that had run the gate at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The vehicle entered Fort Story at Gate 8 on Atlantic Avenue by driving the wrong way in the outbound lanes at a high rate of speed at 7:35 pm. Personnel at the gate immediately requested assistance and MA3 Temores began to respond to the scene. The civilian driver... Read more →

Bordentown Physician Charged with Narcotics Distribution/Fraud

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced today that narcotics distribution and fraud charges have been filed accusing a former physician of illegally prescribing thousands of highly- addictive opioid pills out of his Bordentown Township practice while simultaneously engaging in an unlawful medical billing scheme. Morris “Moishe” Starkman, 60, of Yellowstone Road in Cinnaminson, was charged with eight counts of Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Second Degree), four counts of Healthcare Claims Fraud (Second Degree) and two counts of Insurance Fraud (Second Degree). He was taken into custody November 22 following the execution of a search warrant at his home during... Read more →


Enhanced Outage and Restoration Information Tools Available for Atlantic City Electric Customers New outage map features provide customers with more detailed and timely information MAYS LANDING, N.J. (Dec. 3, 2019) – Atlantic City Electric has made enhancements to its online interactive outage map to provide customers with more helpful information during storm and power outage events. These enhancements can help customers better plan when outage events occur by delivering more weather and system status information during critical events. Some enhancements customers will experience include: Improved map views through the use of Google Maps Better insight into the severity and duration of... Read more →

Logan Sweeney of Mount Laurel Performs in McDaniel College Gospel Choir Concert

WESTMINSTER, MD (12/03/2019)-- McDaniel College student Logan Sweeney of Mount Laurel (08054) performs in the Gospel Choir Concert on Sunday, Dec. 8, 3 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. It is free and open to the public. Under the direction of music lecturer Shelley Ensor, the concert, titled "My Soul Got Another Dip," features traditional and contemporary gospel music, as well as spirituals. "The focus, as always, is on songs that promote love, peace, and joy," Ensor said. "We will be singing songs from Kirk Franklin, Chris Byrd, and even some Paul Simon." For... Read more →

Photo Pop Opening Celebration

PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 2019)-- Photo Pop Philly is officially open! We kicked off The Most Wonderful Time of the Year with a holiday celebration that allowed guests to immerse themselves in the interactive exhibit and create that perfect holiday photo. Photo Pop will stay open at The Bourse in historic Old City Philadelphia until January 5th! 5th Annual Turkey Day Tailgate If you joined us at our annual Turkey Day Tailgate on November 24th, you’ll agree that it was a blast! We had an amazing afternoon with our friends, family, and sponsors. There’s nothing like football season, especially when your tailgate... Read more →

NJ Sierra Club Endorses Norcross for Congress

CHERRY HILL, NJ – The Sierra Club endorsed Congressman Donald Norcross, a champion for environmental protection. “I strongly believe we must protect and defend our environment from attack, especially from President Trump and his administration. I am committed to working with fellow environmentalists to promote green energy, protect our air and water, and reject efforts to deny climate change,” said Congressman Donald Norcross. “I am proud to be endorsed by the Sierra Club, an organization that knows we must preserve our environment for our children and grandchildren, and fights for our planet day in and day out. I will continue to... Read more →

Turnersville Resident Participates in Widener University Study Abroad Program

CHESTER, PA (12/02/2019)-- Undergraduate students at Widener University returned home after spending the fall semester abroad in countries across countries in Europe and in Australia. The international learning experiences allowed students to gain a global understanding and prepare them for careers in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. "Widener's long-term study abroad program provides students with life changing experiences," said Kandy Turner, director of International Student Services and Programs. "Studying in a foreign country is an excellent opportunity for students to grow both professionally and personally through honing critical skills, such as adaptability and independence, as they prepare to enter into... Read more →

Free Coping With the Holidays Support Groups in December

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Offers Marlton, N.J. – For most people, the holidays are a happy, festive time of year. But, if you are coping with the loss of a loved one this time of year, the season can be lonely, depressing and often difficult to handle. Holidays or not, it is important for you to find a way to take care of yourself. The Samaritan Center for Grief Support, a member of the Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Family of Services, announces a number of free, one-time support groups to help those grieving the loss of a loved one to cope... Read more →

Plastic Bag Ban Bill Up in Senate Budget Tomorrow

S2776 (Smith/Greenstein) will be up in Senate Budget Committee on Thursday, December 5th. The bill prohibits carryout bags made of plastic film, polystyrene foam food service products, and single-use plastic straws and assesses a fee on paper carryout bags. “This bill is a major step forward in dealing with plastics and plastic pollution. Plastics are a menace and an existential threat to our drinking water, beaches, and wildlife. Microplastics have already been found near our drinking water supply, so we could literally be drinking plastic. Animals like fish and birds can ingest plastic, and plastic bags have been known to clog... Read more →

Mount Holly's Holiday Tree Lighting, Celebration Friday

Mount Holly, NJ – Come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Mount Holly’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mount Holly’s downtown district will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland for this family-friendly event, sponsored by Mount Holly Township. This event is free and open to the public. The celebration will feature live performances from a variety of acts, including but not limited to the Lumberton school of music, Mount Holly Township School children’s choir, Dansation School of Dance and more. Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves will... Read more →

Speaker Nancy Pelosi Endorses Norcross

December 4, 2019 Cherry Hill — U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has endorsed Congressman Donald Norcross for re-election. “From working tirelessly to provide our children with a high-quality education to protecting our national security and advocating for lower drug costs, Congressman Norcross always ensures that the issues of his constituents are at the forefront,” said Speaker Pelosi. “Congressman Norcross is a relentless champion for labor and progressive issues who is fighting to increase Americans’ paychecks at a time when the wages of our workers are falling further and further behind. His patriotic service in the Congress is respected throughout... Read more →

Claire Gustafson To Challenge Norcross

Gustafson releases video announcing campaign for Congress COLLINGSWOOD – Former Collingswood school board member Claire Gustafson announced today, via video, that she has entered the race to challenge Congressman Donald Norcross in New Jersey’s First Congressional District. Gustafson announced on November 12th that she formed an exploratory committee “to gauge interest and support into a possible candidacy for Congress” and said today, “The exploring is done. I spent the past few weeks talking with friends, family and colleagues and am confident we will be able to raise the funds necessary to run an aggressive campaign against Congressman Norcross and the political... Read more →

McKnight Bill Requires NJ Students to Learn Cursive

(TRENTON) – Elementary schools in New Jersey would be required to teach students how to read and write in cursive under legislation recently introduced by Assemblywoman Angela McKnight. The bill (A-6010) would require elementary school curriculum to include activities and instructional materials to help students become proficient in reading and writing cursive by the end of third grade. Research suggests that learning to read and write in cursive benefits the development of cognitive, motor and literacy skills, and may help students with learning disabilities like dyslexia read and write with greater ease. However, since cursive was dropped as a requirement under... Read more →

Burlington County Young Republicans Endorse Kate Gibbs for Congress

Mount Holly, New Jersey – The Burlington County Young Republicans (BCYR) announced their endorsement of fellow millennial Kate Gibbs in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District. “Kate Gibbs is the leader South Jersey needs in Washington,” said Angelo Lamberto, Chairman of the BCYR. “As one of the youngest women elected to countywide office, Kate is a trailblazer with a proven record of cutting taxes, creating jobs, improving county infrastructure, and strengthening our schools. With her real-world experience and expertise, Kate Gibbs is the best candidate for the job. We look forward to working to ensure her victory.” Kate Gibbs, a lifelong resident... Read more →

Turnersville Resident Participates in Widener University Study Abroad Program

CHESTER, PA (12/02/2019)-- Undergraduate students at Widener University returned home after spending the fall semester abroad in countries across countries in Europe and in Australia. The international learning experiences allowed students to gain a global understanding and prepare them for careers in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. "Widener's long-term study abroad program provides students with life changing experiences," said Kandy Turner, director of International Student Services and Programs. "Studying in a foreign country is an excellent opportunity for students to grow both professionally and personally through honing critical skills, such as adaptability and independence, as they prepare to enter into... Read more →

Three Charged with Collingswood Murder

COLLINGSWOOD, NJ--Dawud Haskins, 21, Dwayne Graves, 21, both from Camden, and Damian Crews, 20, of Collingswood were each charged with Felony Murder and Armed Robbery on November 26, 2019, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Collingswood Police Chief Kevin Carey. The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, Collingswood Police Department and the United States Marshals Service are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Dwayne Graves. On November 17, 2019, Collingswood Police responded to reports of an injured male inside of an apartment building on the 500 block of North Newton Lake Drive in Collingswood. The victim, Jose Morel, 26,... Read more →

Dec. 5 Pick-6 Drawing Up To $3.8 Million

TRENTON (Dec. 3, 2019) – The Pick-6 drawing on December 2 produced seven winners of $3,182 for matching five out of six white balls drawn. One of those tickets was purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prize to $6,364. The $3.8 million drawing will be held Thursday, December 5, 2019. The winning numbers for the Monday, December 2, drawing were: 09, 15, 22, 34, 47 and 49. 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 there... Read more →

Pennsylvania Rep Movita Johnson-Harrell Charged with Stealing Over $500,000

AG Shapiro Charges Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell With Multiple Counts of Theft, Perjury, Tampering December 4, 2019 Press Release HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced theft, perjury, tampering and other charges today against Philadelphia Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell following an investigation into her operation of a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those who suffered with chronic mental illness, intellectual disabilities, substance abuse disorders, the homeless, seniors, and children. Shapiro said the defendant personally spent more than $500,000 from Motivations Education & Consultation Associates, or MECA, on vacations, designer clothing, luxury car payments, real estate purchases, past-due mortgage payments, and other personal... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: Just Hire A Teenager

Slim Randles | CNBNews.net It was a rare treat to have Vince come in the Mule Barn truck stop and join us for coffee. He’s usually too busy taking care of what we all know around the valley here as the “gas station gun shop.” Slim Randles Vince is one of those lucky guys who figured out how to scratch his passion itch while earning a living. The passion is guns and the living is pumping gas. Ever since he received a firearms license from the feds, it’s been more fun to fill up. He often has 12 gauge shells on... Read more →

Winter Offerings Announced  at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Atlantic City, N.J. (December, 2019) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced today their winter hotel package, casino promotions, food and beverage events and show-stopping entertainment lineup that guests won’t want to miss. Hotel Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will offer a chart-topping “Winter Escape Package” starting at $79, which includes an overnight stay (Monday through Thursday), a $60 dining credit to be used at Fresh Harvest Buffet and two tickets to Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club® Monday through Thursday. Book your stay today athardrockhotelatlanticcity.com. Casino “Pro Football Pick ‘Em Challenge” – The $500,000 Pro Football Pick ‘Em... Read more →

PA Supreme Court: Criminal Suspect Can't Be Compelled To Reveal Password

In much-watched ruling By Steve Bittenbender | The Center SquareNov 29, 2019 Privacy advocates scored a major victory when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled last week, in a 4-3 decision, that a person does not have to reveal a computer password to law enforcement. The ruling stems from a case that started in 2014 when investigators with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office discovered child pornography being shared online. Eventually, the case led them to Joseph Davis, a Luzerne County resident who was eventually charged with two counts of distributing child pornography. In October 2015, agents seized a computer from Davis that... Read more →

Parade of Lights is  Just Around the Corner

PHILADELPHIA PA--'Tis the season to get festive with family! Hosted by CBS 3 anchor Jan Carabeo, Parade of Lights is coming up this Saturday, December 7. Spend the afternoon decorating seasonal crafts like a gingerbread boat in Santa's Workshop on the Water* or a fractal tree in River Alive! Say "cheese!" for a family photo in our merry Makerspace and take home a holiday LED frame*. Museum members enjoy special benefits at Parade of Lights, like access to the Member's Lounge and an exclusive take-home activity! Read on below to learn more about how you can become a member and take... Read more →

Migraine Headaches? Consider Aspirin for Treatment

Newswise — Migraine headache is the third most common disease in the world affecting about 1 in 7 people. More prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined, migraine headaches are among the most common and potentially debilitating disorders encountered by primary health care providers. Migraines also are associated with an increased risk of stroke. There are effective prescription medications available to treat acute migraine headaches as well as to prevent recurrent attacks. Nonetheless, in the United States many patients are not adequately treated for reasons that include limited access to health care providers and lack of health insurance or high co-pays,... Read more →

Pennsylvania Included in Eight States with a Budget Deficit

By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square With expenses outpacing income, Pennsylvania is one of eight states across the country running a deficit within its government operations, according to a recent analysis. Gloucestercitynews.net files In its report, “A Snapshot of Each State’s Financial Health,” cost information website HowMuch.net examined the amount each state government is spending, compared to the amount coming in through taxes and other sources. The analysis was based on 2017 figures – the same year the new U.S. tax code was enacted. According to its analysis, gleaned from such sources as U.S. Census data, researchers concluded Pennsylvania’s state... Read more →

Snow Thrower Usage: Keep Safety in Mind, Get Ready Before the Snow

Alexandria, Va. –The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) encourages home and business owners to ready their snow throwers and other winter equipment. Clearing driveways, sidewalks and parking lots is no small job. You rely on your outdoor power equipment to make snow removal easy, but it’s also important to keep safety in mind when using snow throwers, often referred to as snow blowers. “If you’re anticipating bad weather or snow, start the machine and makes sure it operates before you need it and before repair shops are busy,” says OPEI President and CEO Kris Kiser. “Gas stations also can close and... Read more →

Multiple Agencies Increase Maritime Safety and Security at Philadelphia Port

PHILADELPHIA-Members of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team New York, Customs and Border Protection and multiple state and local police agencies increased maritime operations to deter illegal activity within the ports of Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware over the past three weeks. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson U.S. Coast Guard District 5 PADET Atlantic City Subscribe14 A member of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team New York and K9 Ruthie inspect goods in the Port of Philadelphia for contraband, November 13, 2019. Interagency teams brought an increased presence to the ports during... Read more →