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January 11, 2020

21-Year-Old Merchantville Man Murdered in Camden City

Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki reported a homicide that occurred in Camden City on January 11, 2020. The Camden County Police Department responded to the 500 block of Pfeifer Street for a ShotSpotter activation and reports of a possible shooting, at approximately 12:54 a.m. Officers located the victim, Michael Edwards, 21, Merchantville, lying unresponsive on the ground on the 400 block of Pfeifer Street. He was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Michael Edwards was taken to... Read more →

Rutgers-Camden women win third straight game, 63-57

CAMDEN, N.J (Jan. 11, 2020) – The Rutgers University-Camden women’s basketball team opened its game here Saturday with a seven-point run and went on to post a 63-57 victory over Rutgers University-Newark in a New Jersey Athletic Conference contest. The win was the third straight for the Scarlet Raptors, all coming in a six-day span during the week. They raised their record to 8-5 overall and 2-5 in the NJAC. Rutgers-Newark fell to 1-12 overall and 0-7 in the NJAC with its 11th straight loss.... Read more →

Stingy Newark defense shuts down Camden men

​ CAMDEN, N.J. (Jan. 11, 2020) – The Rutgers University-Newark men’s basketball team entered Saturday’s New Jersey Athletic Conference contest coming off a program-record defensive effort and the Scarlet Raiders didn’t hurt their nationally-ranked defensive ratings against Rutgers-Camden. Newark held the Scarlet Raptors to 38 points as it defeated Rutgers-Camden, 59-38, to raise its record to 10-4 overall and 6-1 in the NJAC. The victory came only three days after the Scarlet Raiders shut down NJAC foe Montclair State University, 58-29, to set a program... Read more →


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Michelle T. McDevitt, of Bellmawr, age 43

Michelle T. McDevitt, on January 10, 2020, of Bellmawr. Age 43. Beloved daughter of Edward and Marilyn. Loving sister of Melissa Rice (Kirby). Dear aunt of Kirby and Keagan. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Michelle was a Lead Screener for TSA. She was a Sr. Probation Officer for the Child Support Division for the State of NJ. Michelle graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from York College of Pennsylvania. She was an avid Philadelphia sports fan. Michelle loved to... Read more →

Globetrotter makes crazy catwalk trick shot at Chase Center

(San Francisco – Jan. 2020) Prior to their debut at Chase Center with two games this Saturday, Harlem Globetrotters star Zeus McClurkin made the new arena’s first ever trick shot from the catwalk early this morning. Following the made basket from the rafters, Zeus challenged Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, stating “Alright Steph, your shot! I’m pretty sure that’s an H.” – referring to the popular basketball game of H-O-R-S-E. The video was posted minutes ago and is approved for media (courtesy Harlem Globetrotters).... Read more →

Cape May Police Arrest NC Man for Pos. of Assault Firearms and other Weapon Related Charges

Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Cape May City Police Chief Anthony Marino announce the arrest of Dustin A. Peters, 25 of Wilmington, North Carolina for Possession of Assault Firearms, Unlawful Possession of Handgun, Possession of Hollow Point Ammunition, high capacity magazines and other weapon related charges. The investigation is a joint effort of the Cape May Police Department, Coast Guard Police Department, Coast Guard Investigative Services, Cape May County Prosecutors Office, and Federal Bureau of Investigation Joint Terrorism Task Force. On January... Read more →

SJ Gas Pipeline Nightmare Continues – Pinelands Commission Fail to Rescind Approvals

The Pinelands Commission was prepared to put a stay on the application of the South Jersey Gas Pipeline application, however they voted down a resolution Addressing the Remand of the South Jersey Gas Company Application Due to a Significant Change in Material Fact. The final vote was 4-5. “The nightmare continues at the Pinelands. By voting down even this weak resolution, it blocks the commission from taking final action on the SJ Gas pipeline. This means the application for the SJ Gas Pipeline still stands.... Read more →

Pennsylvania Ag Republicans say debate over milk shows depth of partisan divide

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square January 2020 HARRISBURG, PA--The proof that politics affects the agriculture industry is in the milk, said members of the Pennsylvania Ag Republicans at their meeting during the Pennsylvania Farm Show. During the Obama administration, whole and two percent milks were removed from school lunchrooms across the nation. The Trump administration added some back to school lunchrooms, but whole milk is still banned. The move has hurt the dairy industry, members of the Ag Republicans said, and it might... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Dress for the Weather

Dawn Watson/CNBNewsnet I am often asked if I approve of dogs being “dressed” for cold weather. The short answer is ‘yes’. Small dogs and hairless breeds can easily suffer from hypothermia. If they are cold for long periods of time, they may freeze to death. It’s important to keep them from becoming over-exposed to harsh weather. Never allow your small or medium-sized dog outdoors without being right by his side. If you are cold, he is cold! It is now a felony in many states... Read more →

Philadelphia CBP K9 Proves Practice Makes Perfect with Outbound Marijuana Seizure during Training

Release Date: January , 2020 PHILADELPHIA – Coaches always preach that practice makes perfect and that the more you train, the better you perform. CBP narcotics K9 Dasha This axiom was clearly on display Tuesday when a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) narcotics detector dog team in Philadelphia discovered nearly 500 grams of marijuana being shipped from San Francisco to Barcelona, Spain while practice detection skills in an air cargo hangar. K9 Dasha caught the marijuana scent in a postal parcel manifested as “Zoomingos... Read more →

Lebanon Valley College Congratulates NJ Students on Dean's List

ANNVILLE, PA (01/10/2020)-- Lebanon Valley College congratulates more than 700 students named to the Dean's List for the fall 2019 semester. Dean's list students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.4 out of 4.0. Ariana Genna of Newfield (08344), is pursuing a bachelor of arts in political science. Genna is a graduate of Camden County Vocational-Technical School. John Ricciuti of Alloway (08001), is pursuing a bachelor of science in exercise science. Ricciuti is a graduate of Woodstown High School. Paul Biagi of Vineland (08361),... Read more →

NJ American Water to Spend $300,000 in Audubon to Improve Town's Infrastructure

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – JAN. 10, 2020 – New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 1,300 feet of aging 4-inch water main in Audubon beginning next week. The company will upgrade the aging water lines, installed in the 1900s, with new, 8-inch ductile iron main along Cedarcroft Avenue from Mansion Avenue to Walnut Street. The project also includes replacing two fire hydrants and 40 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. This $300,000 investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows... Read more →

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Police Blotter: Dec. 30 - Jan. 5

Reminder for the week: Hunting guides require guide license DOVER (Jan. 10, 2020) – To achieve public compliance with laws and regulations through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Dec. 30 – Jan. 5 made 1,169 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 23 citations. Officers responded to 48 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to... Read more →

ETC Northeast Pipeline has been Issued a $30.6 Million Fine

By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square Jan, 2020 ETC Northeast Pipeline has been issued a $30.6 million fine for an explosion and fire that occurred nearly 16 months ago and resulted in widespread damage and contamination in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced that it was issuing the civic penalty as part of an agreement with ETC that will give the operator the ability to resume work and correct unlawful conduct. The fine, described by state DEP officials as “historic” because of... Read more →

NIAAA Study: Alcohol-related deaths increasing in the United States

An analysis of U.S. death certificate data by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, found that nearly 1 million people died from alcohol-related causes between 1999 and 2017. The number of death certificates mentioning alcohol more than doubled from 35,914 in 1999 to 72,558 in 2017, the year in which alcohol played a role in 2.6% of all deaths in the United States. The increase in alcohol-related deaths is consistent with reports of... Read more →

Happenings and Events in Gloucester City and Surrounding Communities

The Neighbors United Designer Bag Bingo & Basket Auction will be Saturday, February 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. at the Pine Grove Civic Association hall on Jersey Avenue, Gloucester City. Bring family and friends for a great night out. Grab snacks and beverages. Complimentary desserts and coffee. Ice will be provided. Tickets are $30 but are on sale for $25 through January 15. All bingo games will be regular bingo or four corners except for the two special... Read more →