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December 11, 2019

OFFICER DOWN: Nassau Bay Sergeant Kaila Sullivan Killed by Suspect Driving Car

Sergeant Kaila Sullivan Nassau Bay Police Department, Texas End of Watch Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Sergeant Kaila Sullivan was killed when she was intentionally struck by a vehicle driven while attempting to arrest a wanted subject in the 2000 block of San Sebastian Court at 8:30 pm. Officers had conducted a traffic stop on the man who was wanted on a warrant for domestic assault. When they attempted to place him in custody he began to resist and was able to re-enter his vehicle. He struck fatally Sergeant Sullivan as he fled the area in the vehicle. Sergeant Sullivan was transported... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Jersey City Det. Joe Seals Shot and Killed

Detective Joseph Seals Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey End of Watch Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Detective Joseph Seals was shot and killed at 12:30 pm in Bayview Cemetery after encountering two subjects in a van that was linked to a homicide in Bayonne, New Jersey. During the encounter, Detective Seals was shot in the back of the head. The two subjects then fled in the stolen van and eventually barricaded themselves inside of a grocery store on Martin Luther King Drive. They murdered three people inside of the store and then engaged responding officers in a prolonged shootout for several... Read more →

Jury Convicts Shane Whipple of Murdering his Aunt

Camden City, NJ--On December 10, 2019, after a week of trial, a jury deliberated for less than 90 minutes and convicted Shane Whipple, 29, of Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon with an Unlawful Purpose in the murder of his aunt, Jennifer Whipple. Ms. Whipple was killed in her Winslow Township apartment on January 26, 2018. Her body was discovered on January 27, 2018, after out of state family members called the Winslow Township Police Department and requested a well-being check. Shane Whipple faces life in prison when he is sentenced on February 7, 2020. Released... Read more →

Environmental Bills Up in Committee Thursday

The following environmental bills will be up in the Assembly Appropriations Committee tomorrow, December 12th. A4267 (McKeon): concerns the regulations of solid waste, hazardous waste, and soil and debris recycling industries. This bill amends the existing law to expand the requirements for background checks to a broader range of persons involved in the solid waste industry, such as salespersons, consultants, and brokers. “This bill is important because it addresses New Jersey’s ongoing problems with illegal dumping of contaminated materials. The Special Commission of Investigation’s first “Dirty Dirt” report in 2016 exposed the rampant problem of soil brokers and dirty dirt. Since... Read more →

Local Author Holds Contest--Winning Design is Cover of New Book

My name is Dawn O Watson. I am a writer, currently working on novel number twelve. Some of the books I've written come under the heading of the Pi Series (Pi, Squared, The Circumference of Pi, etc.). These novels take place in Gloucester City. Local artist Amy Williams D'apice designed most of the covers of these and others, including the latest novel, called "Ezra: 7", which will be available shortly before Christmas. While waiting for "Ezra: 7" to be released, I've begun working on another post-apacolyptic book, entitled, "Blue Earth." Blue Earth takes place in the year 2070, ten years after... Read more →

Two Camden City Men Charged with Murder

CAMDEN CITY NJ (Dec. 11, 2019)--Luis Colon-Molina, 36, and Wilfredo Boulones-Cruz, 49, both from Camden, were each charged with Felony Murder, Murder, and Armed Robbery on December 9, 2019, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden Police Chief Joseph Wysocki. At approximately 12:12 p.m. on December 2, 2019, Camden County Police responded to reports of an unconscious female in the park near the 1600 block of Baird Boulevard. When officers arrived, they located the victim, Hayley Steinberg, 31, of Medford, deceased at the scene. Colon-Molina and Boulones-Cruz were apprehended by the Delaware River Port Authority on December... Read more →

NJBIA VP Mike Wallace Selected as 2020 Lead NJ Fellow

NJBIA Vice President Michael Wallace has been chosen as a 2020 Lead New Jersey Fellow, joining a select group of business, government and nonprofit leaders who will spend the next 12 months exploring major public policy issues facing New Jersey and identifying solutions. Lead New Jersey Fellows, who are already leaders in their companies and communities, hone their leadership skills by studying the issues that have the greatest impact on New Jersey residents' lives and then work with other talented leaders to shape improvements. "NJBIA is proud to have Mike selected to be part of Lead New Jersey's Class of 2020,"... Read more →

9 Ways Going to Church Can Benefit Your Life

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Dec. 11, 2019)--While church attendance seems to be declining, and a mental health crisis is rising, many people may not realize the many benefits of attending church. Almost 20% of Americans report having no religious affiliation in 2018. This is more than double the 8% who had no preference just a decade earlier. Attending church has several benefits that may have you reconsidering your connection with a higher power. Read on to find out what they are. 1. Mental Health Benefits of Attending Church This world is a stressful and often confusing place. Depression, anxiety, and stress are challenges facing many... Read more →

Bordentown City Man Sentenced for Distributing Child Pornography Online

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a Burlington County man who had hundreds of items of child pornography on his laptop computer was sentenced to prison today for distributing child pornography online through a peer-to-peer network. Michael D. Gordon, 34, of Bordentown City, N.J., was sentenced to five years in state prison, including 2 ½ years of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge James J. Morley in Burlington County. Gordon pleaded guilty on July 17, 2019 to a second-degree charge of distribution of child pornography. He will be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law... Read more →

Home Country: Windy Cheating at Solitaire?

Slim Randles | CNBNews.net The main problem, said Windy to himself, is a lack of variety. He got up from his kitchen table and poured a fourth cup of coffee. The weather outside was terrible, he didn’t have any work to do today, Ramses was healthy and asleep over next to the heater. Not bad, said the old cowboy philosopher and camp cook. I could do a lot worse, he thought. But still, there was that darn lack of variety. And it was this problem that took him back to the table and made him shuffle the cards once again. When... Read more →

Seven Individuals Charged in Interstate Scheme

to Steal More Than $235,000 from Three Insurance Annuity Policies TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor today announced charges against seven individuals in an interstate scheme to steal more than $235,000 from three insurance annuity policies. An Ohio resident and three New Jersey residents were charged with conspiracy and theft by deception in the alleged scheme to steal money from three annuity policies issued by Lincoln Financial Group. Three others were charged with receiving stolen property in the thefts that occurred between December 2015 and September 2016. According to documents filed in... Read more →

Kenneth Watts of Philly Headed to Prison

for Drug Conspiracy JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Philadelphia, Pa. has been sentenced in federal court in Johnstown to 10 years (120 months) in prison and three years’ supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Kenneth Watts, 35. According to information presented to the court, from March 6, 2018, through April 2, 2018, Watts and a co-defendant conspired to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base, heroin, and fentanyl. Assistant United States... Read more →

ASTRO Issues New Clinical Guideline on Radiation Therapy

for Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers Newswise — ARLINGTON, Va., December 10, 2019 — A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides recommendations on the use of radiation therapy to treat patients diagnosed with the most common types of skin cancers. The guideline details when radiation treatments are appropriate as stand-alone therapy or following surgery for basal and cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (BCC, cSCC), and it suggests dosing and fractionation for these treatments. The executive summary and full-text version of ASTRO's first guideline for skin cancer are published online in Practical Radiation Oncology. Skin cancer... Read more →

"Shadow" A New Resource to Help Catch Horse Racing Cheaters

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Racing Commission have deployed a new asset in the effort to prevent cheating in the horse racing industry – a specially-trained scent-sniffing dog named Shadow. A two-year-old black Labrador, Shadow is New Jersey’s first-ever K-9 horse racing investigator, and is already proving to be a valuable tool in deterring licensees who might seek a competitive or wagering advantage by drugging race horses. The Racing Commission has put Shadow on regular patrol at New Jersey racetracks, including Monmouth Park, Freehold Raceway, and the New Meadowlands Racetrack. Earlier this year, Shadow made... Read more →

Acting Stratford Republican Club President Backs Gustafson

Former running mate endorses Gustafson COLLINGSWOOD – Republican candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s first congressional district, Claire Gustafson, announced today she has earned the endorsement of former Freeholder running mate and acting Stratford Republican Club President Rob Stone. Stone’s endorsement is the second out of Stratford, he joins former Councilman John Dudley in backing Gustafson. “I’ve never endorsed a candidate in a party primary, but I’m not sitting this one out. I’ve known Claire Gustafson for several years, I’ve worked with her and I’ve run with her. I know no one will out work Claire,” Acting Stratford Republican Club President... Read more →

State Adopts NEW Rules for Fantasy Sports

NEWARK – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs (Division) announced today that the Division has adopted its first set of rules for fantasy sports activities in New Jersey, including rules designed to protect children. The new rules, adopted this month, implement a 2017 law requiring fantasy sports operators to obtain permits from the Division and comply with other requirements to protect participants in New Jersey’s new online sports betting frontier. The new rules require fantasy sports operators to adopt procedures to ensure that no one under the age of 18 participates in fantasy sports activities. Fantasy... Read more →

NJ Kicks off Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

Holiday Grantee List NEW JERSEY – With the busy holiday travel season fast approaching, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety (“the Division”) today announced the kick-off of a statewide traffic safety campaign targeting drunk and impaired drivers. Starting today, law enforcement agencies across the state will be patrolling the New Jersey roads looking for drunk and impaired drivers as part of the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday campaign, which runs through January 1, 2020. New Jersey’s crackdown on impaired driving is part of a nationwide effort to reduce crash risks during the heavily traveled holiday season. To assist... Read more →

Pepco Holdings Taps Derrick Dickens to Lead New Customer Operations Role

Dickens to lead customer-focused initiatives across the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 10, 2019) – Pepco Holdings has named Derrick Dickens, senior vice president of Customer Operations and Chief Customer Officer, filling a new position developed to bring greater focus to the programs and initiatives that will transform the future of energy service and drive a premier experience for Atlantic City Electric, Delmarva Power and Pepco customers. Dickens is currently vice president of Technical Services at BGE, Pepco Holdings’ sister Exelon company, where he oversees the investment strategy, vegetation management, project management, and electric distribution... Read more →

Simple Tricks to Improve Your Appearance

Gloucestercitynews.net (Dec. 11, 2019)--Appearance isn’t everything. How you look doesn’t determine what kind of person you can be or what your limits are. However, it does affect how you see yourself within society and, therefore your self-esteem, mood and confidence. These are what guide you through life, from your interactions with other people to your outlook on situations. Although it isn’t necessarily an aspect of you that requires modification to help you achieve happiness, changes to your appearance can help you feel more confident and better able to reach your goals. Here are a few simple tricks to help you improve... Read more →

Marlton's Kassie Kromish Named Captain of RPI Track & Field

TROY, NY (12/09/2019)-- The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's track & field captains have been announced and Kassie Kromish of Marlton 08053 and Cherokee High School has been tabbed for a leadership role. Kromish, a distance runner, ran the 3000 and 5000 during indoor and the 5000 and 10000 in outdoor. She established two career-bests during the winter as she ran 11:12.94 in the 3000 at Middlebury College and 18:54.06 in the 5000 at the Liberty League Championship. A civil engineering major, Kromish ran a personal-best time of 38:56.04 in the 10000 meters at the conference meet. She is also a... Read more →

Earning MCSD; App Builder Certification; Facts About Microsoft 70-487 Exam; How to Pass It with Practice Tests

Introduction (Gloucestercitynews. net)(December 11, 2019)--Microsoft is among the top tech firms globally. Their certifications are valued all over the world, improve the level of qualification and give the opportunity to apply for a more prestigious position with a significant increase in salary. More than 4.5 million Microsoft certified professionals work worldwide and thousands of people are certified annually. With the introduction technologies like cloud computing, Microsoft based Azure solutions are projected to grow, thanks to its popular operating system. Thus, specialists who can work with this technology will be in high demand. If you’d like to be up for the task,... Read more →