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December 5, 2019

CC Prosecutors Office High Tech Crimes Unit Meets with Public

CHERRY HILL new jersey—The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crimes Unit and Cherry Hill Police Department visited the Cherry Hill Mall yesterday afternoon and manned a table near the Apple Store to share information with anyone interested in purchasing electronic devices for the holidays. While members of the High Tech Crimes Unit shared pamphlets on internet safety and spoke to dozens of interested parents, Sergeant Chris Robinson spoke to a local news station about the importance of a parent’s role in making sure their... Read more →


Bill to Allow College Athletes to Earn Endorsement Compensation Clears Assembly Panel

(TRENTON) – College athletics bring in profits for higher education institutions, media outlets, sponsors and others, but the players themselves across much of the nation are prohibited from earning a piece of the revenue. Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Lisa Swain and Chris Tully (both D-Bergen, Passaic) seeks to eliminate this disparity by allowing college athletes to earn compensation for use of their name, image or likeness. The bill (A-5863), known as the “New Jersey Fair Play Act,” was approved Thursday by the Assembly Higher... Read more →


Alapocas Run State Park Closed TFN Due to Black Bear

WILMINGTON (Dec. 5, 2019) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation has closed the wooded areas and trails at Alapocas Run State Park in Wilmington until further notice due to the sighting of a black bear in the park. The public is encouraged to report sightings of the bear by calling the Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police 24-hour dispatch line at 800-523-3336 to help track its movements and to help locate the bear to enable a proper response. For residents in the area where... Read more →


Robert J. Hepner “Headcase” of Gloucester City NJ; Truckdriver

On December 3, 2019. Of Gloucester City. Age 65. Born in Fort Monmouth , he was the son of the late Mary Jane Hepner. He is survived by his beloved wife of 24 years, Maryanne (Raube) Hepner; loving children Jessica McNair (Rob), Lisa St.Clair (Lee), Kelly Reed (John), Roy Bond, Jr. and 8 grandchildren. Robert worked as a self-employed truck driver for many years before he joined Double K Transportation in Gloucester City, 5 years ago. A true gear head, he loved to ride his... Read more →


Philadelphia Tax Return Preparer Admits to Preparing False Tax Returns

PHILADELPHIA PA--On December 5, 2019, JOSE SANTIAGO (SANTIAGO), 48, of Philadelphia, PA, pled guilty to six counts of preparing false income tax returns. SANTIAGO owned and operated Santiago Tax Service in Philadelphia, PA. While operating his tax preparation business, SANTIAGO prepared and filed numerous fraudulent tax returns. SANTIAGO inflated his clients’ unreimbursed employee business expensees and charitable donations; causing his clients to receive tax refunds that they were not entitled to. SANTIAGO’S actions caused a loss of approximately $914,635 to the IRS. “Tax preparers have... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: PELOSI DEFENSIVELY INVOKES HER RELIGION

by Bill Donahue | The Catholic League Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Nancy Pelosi’s response to a reporter’s question: As House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi was leaving her press conference today, reporter James Rosen asked her, “Do you hate the president, Madame Speaker?” Pelosi was livid. She spun around and, pointing at Rosen, said, “I was raised in a Catholic house. We don’t hate anybody—not anybody in the world. So don’t accuse me of that.” Rosen replied that he never accused her of... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: GREWAL: HERE'S OUR PLAN TO HOLD COPS ACCOUNTABLE

This is a striking example of what journalism can do. Reporting by the Asbury Park Press and others has prompted state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to enact sweeping accountability reforms for law enforcement. In Newark yesterday, Grewal said the new changes — called the "Excellence in Policing Initiative" — are "the most significant restructuring of policing practices [...] perhaps in the history of the Office of the Attorney General.” The goal, of course, is to improve the public's trust via more oversight. (Asbury Park Press... Read more →


Former Freeholder Director Backs Gustafson

COLLINGSWOOD – Republican congressional candidate in CD1, Claire Gustafson, announced today that she has earned the endorsement of Camden County’s last Republican Freeholder Director, Joe Condo. “I’ve had the opportunity to meet with both announced Republican candidates in the First Congressional District and Claire Gustafson is clearly the better choice,” former Camden County Freeholder Director Joe Condo said. “Claire has repeatedly stepped up for the party, held local office and most recently resurrected Camden County’s Republican women organization. She has the skillset needed to take... Read more →


Now That's The Christmas Spirit!

By CNBNews.net Staff (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(Dec. 5, 2019)——With all the turmoil in the world it is nice to hear some good news now and then. Kelli Sharp, (nee Pfeffer)recently shared just such a tale with CNBNews about her family, friends and perfect strangers helping her get the Christmas Spirit. Kelli, resides on Market Street with her husband Brett and their children. Kelli is a 1998 graduate of Gloucester High. This past summer the Sharp family lost all of their Christmas decorations they had stored in... Read more →


Young Missouri Girl Receives New Liver and Kidney

This Month She Celebrates a Big Birthday a Few Days before Santa’s Arrival December 4, 2019 -- December is the month when many focus on gifts. For one Missouri transplant family, December is the month to celebrate the ultimate gift -- the gift of life. This family’s beautiful girl will be celebrating her ninth birthday later this month right before this family celebrates Christmas. Then on December 31st the Lemires will ring in the New Year by remembering their post-transplant homecoming two years. These December... Read more →


NJBIA 2020 Business Outlook Survey Shows Less Optimism for NJ Economy

Despite a relatively successful 2019, New Jersey businesses are showing a decidedly more concerned outlook and conservative approach for 2020, accordingly to NJBIA's 61st Annual Business Outlook Survey released today. Reflecting on 2019, member businesses reported gains in sales, profits and purchases for the year – although at lower rates than in 2018. Looking ahead, more than half of respondents forecasted a recession in 2020 or 2021. Meanwhile, the outlook for New Jersey's economy for the first six months of the new year is the... Read more →


Pennsylvania AG and other Attorney Generals File Amicus Brief in Transgender Discrimination Case

December 2, 2019 | Topic: Rights Press Release HARRISBURG PENNSYLVANIA – Attorney General Josh Shapiro and a coalition of 22 other Attorneys General are standing up for transgender rights by filing an amicus brief supporting an anti-discrimination lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia. Gavin Grimm, a former student at Gloucester High School, sued the local school board in 2015 — when he was still a student — for discrimination that banned him from using the common male restrooms at his high school.... Read more →


HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS CELEBRATE WORLD TRICK SHOT DAY

WITH FIRST-EVER “SKYDIVING TRICK SHOT” Globetrotter Star Hammer Harrison dunks following 13,000-foot skydive to pull off ultimate trick shot The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, who have made seemingly impossible trick shots part of their everyday repertoire, have once again put their shot-making expertise on center stage today to help celebrate the fourth annual World Trick Shot Day. In celebration of this year’s World Trick Shot Day, Globetrotter star Hammer Harrison successfully completed the highest slam dunk ever attempted, skydiving from 13,000 feet at Skydive Arizona... Read more →


Financial Assistance Programs to Help with Winter Heating Costs

FOLSOM, N.J. – Dec. 3, 2019 – With winter on the horizon, South Jersey Gas encourages customers to prepare for the colder months ahead. For some families, keeping warm is not as simple as adjusting the thermostat and many face competing financial priorities. "At South Jersey Gas, we know how important it is to have access to safe, reliable, affordable natural gas," said Dave Robbins, President, South Jersey Gas. “Through community outreach, our dedicated Energy Assistance team builds awareness of financial assistance programs and tools... Read more →


Pastor And President Of Louisiana Religious College Charged With Sexual Assault

NEWARK, N.J. – The president of a bible college will appeared in court on charges he sexually assaulted a student on an international flight bound for Newark, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Cornelius Tilton, 65, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged by complaint with one count of abusive sexual contact after being arrested by FBI agents on Nov. 30, 2019, when the flight, which departed from Tel Aviv, Israel, arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport. He is scheduled to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate... Read more →


STUDY: IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH

Depression symptoms rise over time when facing multiple conditions that need different types of self-care, especially among husbands whose conditions differ from their wives’ Newswise — When they said their wedding vows, many of them promised to stand by one another in sickness and in health. But a new study suggests that as married couples age and develop chronic conditions, the daily demands of coping with their own health demands and those of their spouse may take a mental toll. Depression symptoms increased over time... Read more →


Mcadoo Man Convicted Of Threatening The President

SCRANTON—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Shawn Christy, age 28, of McAdoo, was convicted on November 26, 2019, by a federal jury on twelve counts involving threats against the President of the United States, transmitting threatening communications, interstate transportation of stolen vehicles, interstate transportation of stolen firearms, interstate transportation of firearms while charged with a felony offense, and unlawful possession of a firearm as a fugitive and as a convicted felon. The seven-day trial was held before U.S.... 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... Read more →


Darlene Johnson Elected Chair of FCA's Board of Trustees

KANSAS CITY, Mo—The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.org) is announcing that Darlene Johnson has been elected the chair of FCA’s Board of Trustees. Johnson is the first female African-American board chair and the second female in FCA history to lead the board. Her two-year term begins Jan. 1, 2020, and she previously served FCA as the vice chair of the board. “The Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Board of Trustees is blessed to be led by a chair who has faithfully served the ministry and... Read more →


GTPD Participating In Statewide Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (Dec. 4, 2019)--Beginning December 6, 2019 and continuing through January 1, 2020, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated. The Gloucester Township Police 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” campaign. The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” effort endeavors to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Announce Christmas Road Closures/Parking Restrictions

December, 2019 On Thursday, December 5th. the annual Gloucester City Christmas Parade will begin on Johnson Blvd. at Monmouth Street at 6:00 pm. The parade will proceed west on Monmouth Street to King Street. In order to accommodate the parade, the following road closures will be in place from 5:30 pm until 9:00 pm. Roads will be reopened earlier, as safety permits: Monmouth St. closed from Johnson Blvd. to King St. Johnson Blvd. closed between Frances and Bergen Sts. Brown St. closed between Somerset and... Read more →


Stockton women outlast Rutgers-Camden, 60-55

​ CAMDEN. N.J. (Dec. 4, 2019) – Just when it seemed like the Rutgers University-Camden women’s basketball team was going to survive after digging itself a deep hole, Stockton University came back to outlast the Scarlet Raptors, 60-55, in a New Jersey Athletic Conference game here Wednesday night. The Ospreys, who improve to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the NJAC, scored the first seven points of the game and took a 16-4 lead with less than three minutes remaining in the opening quarter. In the... Read more →


Rutgers-Camden falls in NJAC home opener

CAMDEN, N.J. (Dec. 4, 2019) – The Stockton University men’s basketball team went on a 10-point run early in the game, overcoming a one-point deficit, and went on to race past Rutgers University-Camden, 91-67, in the second New Jersey Athletic Conference game of the year for both teams here Wednesday night. It was the Scarlet Raptors’ home conference opener. Stockton improved to 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the NJAC, while Rutgers-Camden fell to 3-3 overall and 0-2 in the conference. Stockton has won 23 straight... Read more →