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January 24, 2020

GHS Lady Lions Action

Gloucester City, NJ (January 24, 2020)--Thursday evening, January 23, Pitman visited the Lions Den. The Lady Lions playing shorthanded due to injuries, could not overcome the strong Panther squad losing 37 - 19.The Lady Lions were led by Chloe Bennett 8 points and Maghan Ferry's 5 points. Related: Gloucester High School Gloucester Catholic https://darrowphotos.com Pictured below Ava Iepson Pictured Below Hannah Bryzsewski Pictured Lady Lions Pictured below Lions Meghan Ferry Read more →


Anderson Diaz, 22, of Camden City, Charged with Murder

CAMDEN CITY, NJ --On January 23, 2020, Anderson Diaz, 22, of Camden, was charged with Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Certain Persons Not to Have a Weapon for the murder of Michael Edwards, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden Police Chief Joseph Wysocki. At approximately 12:54 a.m. on January 11, 2020, Camden County Police responded to a ShotSpotter activation and reports of a possible shooting near the 500 block of... Read more →


Cherry Hill Man Charged with Pos. of Child Porn

CHERRY HILL NJ --Robert Hammond, 68, of Cherry Hill, was charged with one count of Possession of Child Pornography according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Cherry Hill Police Chief William Monaghan. On January 24, 2020, detectives from the High-Tech Crimes Unit (HTCU) of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Members of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) – Cherry Hill Office executed a search warrant for Robert Hammond’s residence on the 500 block of Murray Avenue in Cherry Hill. An onsite preview of... Read more →


Tyler Dralle, 22, and Kwamere Benjamin, 19, Convicted of Murder and Other Crimes

CAMDEN CITY NJ (January 24, 2020)--On January 23, 2020, a jury convicted Tyler Dralle, 22, and Kwamere Benjamin, 19, of Felony Murder, Murder, Armed Robbery, Armed Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose in connection with the murder of Deanna Scordo. Assistant Prosecutor Peter Gallagher represented the State at trial. Officers initially responded to a blueberry farm located at the 700 block of Bairdmore Avenue, in Winslow Township, shortly before 4:00 am on... Read more →


Few Cancer Patients Enroll in Potentially Life-Extending Clinical Trials

Newswise — Patient enrollment in clinical trials as the first course of treatment after cancer diagnosis is low, despite the fact that enrollment may increase life expectancy, according to researchers at Penn State. They also found that white males with private health insurance and metastatic cancers treated at academic medical centers are more likely than other groups to enroll in clinical trials. Dr. Nicholas G. Zaorsky, an assistant professor of radiation oncology at Penn State College of Medicine, led a team of Penn State Cancer... Read more →


Officer Down: Police Officer Katie Thyne Dragged by a Vehicle Pinned Against a Tree

Police Officer Katie Thyne Newport News Police Department, Virginia End of Watch Thursday, January 23, 2020 Police Officer Katie Thyne, age 24, died after being dragged by a vehicle while conducting an investigation. Police Officer Thyne and her partner were investigating reports of drug activity when they approached a car along the 1400 block of 16th Street in Newport News. During the investigation, the driver sped off, dragging Police Officer Thyne for a block. The vehicle struck a tree, and Officer Thyne was pinned between... Read more →


Students from NJ named to President's List at Clemson University

CLEMSON, SC (01/23/2020)-- Local students were named to the fall 2019 President's List at Clemson University. They are: Marlisa Dyan Bongiovanni of Somers Point, whose major is Biological Sciences Sarah Marie Connors of Moorestown, whose major is Marketing Samantha Catherine Cozzi of Sewell, whose major is Architecture Patrick H. Cusack of Marmora, whose major is Biosystems Engineering Joseph Andrew DeSimone III of Mullica Hill, whose major is Biological Sciences Kayla M. Farquhar of Audubon, whose major is Nursing Abigale O. Farrow of Mantua, whose major... Read more →


Fenway Institute Says Trump Administration Expanded Discriminatory Anti-LGBT Policies

(January 24, 2020)--The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health released a policy brief demonstrating that in 2019, the Trump Administration dramatically expanded upon discriminatory, anti-LGBT policies implemented in 2017 and 2018 that are harming the health and well-being of LGBTQIA+ people in America and around the world. “During Donald Trump’s third year as president, we moved from worrying that anti-LGBT policies would harm people to seeing the damage of these policies in action,” said Sean Cahill, PhD, Director of Health Policy Research at The Fenway Institute.... Read more →


Mount Laurel Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Mount Laurel Police Chief Stephen Riedener announced that a 34-year-old Mount Laurel man has been charged with possessing child pornography. Brian Horner, of the 200 block of Saint David Drive, was charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Third Degree). The investigation began after the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit received information regarding Horner’s online activities from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The investigation revealed that Horner was utilizing a search engine to... Read more →


Camden City Drug Dealer Indicted for Causing Death of Customer

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Camden drug dealer has been indicted for causing the death of a customer to whom he sold fentanyl-laced cocaine last year. Marquese Smith, 22, of Baird Boulevard, was indicted on one count of Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree). The indictment was returned January 14 and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court. The investigation began in June 2019 when officers from the Maple Shade Police Department responded to the... Read more →


Roseanna D. Pulaski of Sicklerville, formerly of Runnemede

Roseanna D. Pulaski (nee Sparano), on January 21, 2020, of Sicklerville, formerly of Runnemede. Age 77. Beloved wife of the late Robert L. Pulaski. Devoted mother of Nicholas Pulaski, Ginamarie Wolfe (William), Roseanne Schuenemann (Carl) and Jennifer Pulaski-Duca. Loving grandmother of Alex (Kayla), Gianna, Michael and Brandon. Dear sister of the late Sonny Sparano. Sister-in-law of Florence Sparano. Aunt of Maria, Tommy and Andrea and their families. Roseanna was a career hairdresser for 50 years. There will be a viewing from 6 to 8pm Sunday... Read more →


NEWS COMMONS: HOW TO COMBAT TOXIC SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN NJ POLTICS

At a presser in Newark yesterday, lawmakers renewed an effort to rid state politics of toxic and abusive behavior, including sexual harassment and sexual assault. State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg has founded a working group comprised of 11 women, and yesterday, at its launch, she urged women to share their experiences with the committee, "safely, privately, and without fear of intimidation or retribution from those responsible for the harassment and abuse." To do so, take this anonymous survey. (USA Today Network / NJ.com) BERGENFIELD... Read more →


Mount Holly Fire & Ice Festival Saturday

Fire & Ice Festival MOUNT HOLLY,NJ--Once again on Saturday January 25, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM downtown Mount Holly will be the place to warm your tummy, see lots of artistic eye candy and hear Suze & Watson play everything from show tunes to Springsteen while having plenty of free family friendly fun. The Ice Carving Festival takes place outdoors, in the Business District on High Street and in the Mill Race Village on White Street, where visitors can watch as professional ice... Read more →


$2.2 Million in Teacher in the Workplace Grants to Connect Pa. Schools/Local Employers

HARRISBURG, PA --Governor Tom Wolf today announced $2.2 million in Teacher in the Workplace grants have been awarded to 92 local education agencies (LEA) to enable teachers to visit local employers and learn the skills and industry trends to enhance their classroom instruction, student learning, and career readiness. Each LEA will receive a $25,000 Targeted Grant through the Department of Education (PDE). “It’s critical that we connect our schools to local businesses so we can prepare students with the skills they need for in-demand jobs,”... Read more →


Maple Shade Township PD Alert: Coastal Flood Advisory until 12:00PM Saturday

* WHAT...Up to one foot of inundation above ground level expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways. * WHERE...Cumberland, Atlantic, Cape May, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Coastal Atlantic and Southeastern Burlington. * WHEN...From 6 AM to noon EST Saturday. * IMPACTS...In Atlantic County, minor roadway flooding is possible in Atlantic City, Absecon, Ventnor, and nearby communities. In Cape May County, minor roadway flooding is possible in Wildwood, Cape May, Avalon, and other locations along the shore and the Delaware Bay shoreline. In Cumberland... Read more →


TONIGHT : Route 42 northbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound to be closed and detoured

Closures necessary for guiderail repairs and drainage inspection (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the overnight closure and detour of Route 42 northbound Exit 1B to I-295 northbound tonight for construction barrier repairs and a drainage culvert inspection. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Friday, January 24 until 8 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, January 25, NJDOT contractor, Conti Enterprises, Inc., is scheduled to close and detour Route 42 northbound Exit 1B to I-295 northbound to allow crews to repair construction barrier and... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Elmira College Students Participate in Term II Student Art Show ELMIRA, NY (01/22/2020)-- The Annual Term II Student Art Show at Elmira College features student works created in studio classes during Term I and Term II, and includes sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, watercolor, photography and digital arts. Students participating include: Mary McCafferty of Wall Township, NJ Zoe Price of Westville, NJ Founded in 1855, Elmira College is a private, residential, liberal arts college offering 30-plus majors, an honors program, 17 academic societies, and 20 Division... Read more →


Ocean County Attorney George Gilmore Sentenced, Failed to Pay Taxes/Lied on Loan App

TRENTON, N.J. – George Gilmore, a partner at an Ocean County law firm, was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison for his conviction on two counts of failing to pay over payroll taxes withheld from employees to the IRS and one count of making false statements on a bank loan application submitted to Ocean First Bank N.A., First Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. On April 17, 2019, Gilmore, 70, of Toms River, New Jersey, was acquitted of two counts... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

McDaniel College Announces Dean's List WESTMINSTER, MD (01/22/2020)-- McDaniel College announces its Fall 2019 Dean's List, recognizing full-time undergraduate students for outstanding academic achievement. Highest honors are earned for a semester grade point average of 3.90 or higher, high honors for a grade point average of 3.70-3.89, and honors for a 3.50-3.69 grade point average. Grayson Myers of Medford (08055) with Highest Honors Emily Metzger of Shamong (08088) with Honors Valerie Galderisi of Ocean View (08230) with Highest Honors Nicholas Alberto of Cherry Hill (08002)... Read more →


Guest Opinion: American Dream Mall Fail to Pay Back Taxpayers

submitted by NJ Sierra Club It has been 3 months since the grand opening of the American Dream Mall and towns are still waiting to be paid. In East Rutherford, where American Dream is located, officials said the mall owes $1 million in payments for last year, and an anticipated $2 million in payments in 2020 that are outstanding. For nearby Carlstadt and Secaucus, the missing payments amount to $750,000 and $100,000, respectively. “The cost to build the American Dream mall has reached a historical... Read more →


NJ Residents Named to Coastal Carolina University Dean's List

CONWAY, SC (01/22/2020)-- More than 2,400 Coastal Carolina University students were named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2019 semester. That's nearly 20 percent of the student body with a grade point average between 3.5-3.99 for the spring semester. An additional 802 students were named to the President's List for achieving a 4.0 GPA during the spring semester. Among the students earning recognition on the Dean's List: Lisa Baker a Hospitality Resort and Tourism Management Pre-Major major from Sicklerville, NJ (08081). Ryan Barley a... Read more →


Former Carlisle Police Detective And FBI Task Force Officer Indicted

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Special Agent in Charge Michael Harpster of the FBI’s Philadelphia Field Office, and Special Agent in Charge Guido Modano of the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General’s New York Field Office announced that Christopher Collare, age 52, currently a resident of Blythewood, South Carolina, was indicted by a federal grand jury for bribery, drug distribution, fraud, and making... Read more →


NJ Residents Named to Wilkes University Dean's List

WILKES-BARRE, PA (01/23/2020)-- Wilkes University interim Provost Terese Wignot announced the Dean's List for the fall 2019 semester. To be named to the Dean's List, students must obtain a minimum 3.5 grade point average and carry at least 12 credits. The following students from your area were named to the Dean's List: Alexa Albert of Egg Harbor Twp (08234) Gabriel Crowley of Cape May (08204) Rylee Gaskill of Mays Landing (08330) Dante Gazzola of Cherry Hill (08003) Nickolas Gazzola of Cherry Hill (08003) Aariyana Gould... Read more →