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March 2020

OFFICER DOWN: Phoenix Police Commander Greg Carnicle, Shot and Killed; 2 Other Officers Injured

Commander Greg Carnicle Phoenix Police Department, Arizona End of Watch Sunday, March 29, 2020 Commander Greg Carnicle was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call involving roommates at a home near 40th Street and Pinnacle Peak Street. He and two other officers were speaking to one of the occupants inside of the home when the man suddenly drew a weapon and opened fire, wounding all three officers. Commander Carnicle was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: BLOOD OATH

Dusti Blood Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark Dusti Blood is more than an intriguing name. As both a Coast Guard reserve officer and business professional, Dusti Blood is a woman who is respected and admired for propelling progressive change, challenging the status quo and inspiring others to do the same. A strong work ethic garnered Blood significant praise as the Puget Sound Business Journal recognized her with the 2019 Women of Influence award. Hundreds of individuals from across the greater Seattle region... Read more →


A Virtual Lenten Retreat Begins Tonight in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

The six-day online retreat program is part of the ongoing pastoral and temporal response of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the COVID-19 pandemic and offers a means for the faithful to prepare spiritually for the approach of Holy Week. “Our Lenten journey has taken an unexpected turn with the worldwide outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In an effort to impede the spread of the virus and to protect those most vulnerable among us, all of us have changed the way that we live. Life as... Read more →


Women And The Sport Of Golf

NAPSI)—As golf remains a significant piece of business and social culture, it’s important for women to feel confident on the course. Knowing the basics of the game could encourage participation in key business decisions taking place on the course every day. Nearly 5 million women play golf these days and if you’re among them—or would like to be—here are a few facts and tips you should know. Lydia Ko, the youngest player in golf history to be ranked No. 1 in the world. Where To... Read more →


Where Philadelphians Can Find Free, Nutritious Food During The Pandemic

Many Philadelphians are in need of free food due to school closures, loss of income, or other challenges caused by COVID-19. In response to this need, City of Philadelphia and partners have developed two ways for residents to find free food: Food sites where any resident can pick up free food for their household. Student meal sites where any child can pick up free meals. Find food sites and student meal sites using the map or lists below. (Note: orange dots on the map are... Read more →


Obituary: Ronald R. Emma, of Runnemede

Ronald R. Emma, on March 27, 2020, of Runnemede. Age 79. Beloved husband of Marianne Emma (nee Salamone) for 59 years. Devoted father of Carmella Roach (Edward) and Marie Brigandi (Joseph). Loving pop of Christopher Roach (Marisa), Renee Kelly (Shawn), Alexa Brigandi and Joseph Brigandi Jr. Great grandpop of Giuliana, Angelina and Sofia. Preceded in death by his brother Michael Emma, Jr. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Due to the limitations set forth by the State of New Jersey, services will be held at... Read more →


Can You ID This Man? Contact Gloucester Township Police

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (March 29, 2020)----On March 17, the depicted male entered the 7-Eleven located on Evesham Rd. and stole a donation jar sitting on the counter. If you can identify the suspect in the video call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, or call our GTPD Anonymous Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777. You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web... Read more →


Obituary: Edward M. Carney, of Runnemede

Edward M. Carney, on March 6, 2020, of Runnemede, formerly of Camden and Bellmawr. Age 73. Devoted son of the late Edward M. and Katherine (nee Andrews) Carney, Sr. Dear brother of Michael Carney and the late Barbara Carney. Also survived by his cousin Jackie White and her children Emma and Thomas. Edward was an excellent pool player and played in a league for years. He enjoyed watching sports, especially NASCAR and football. Services and interment private. Funeral services under the direction of the Gardner... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': Dogs

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Each of my dogs had a distinct personality. Two of my dogs are elderly. One of them is so old that I carry him around in a pouch on my shoulder. Every half hour or so he wakes up and forgets who I am, and he barks at me. I know better than to reach for him—his teeth are sharper than his mind. Sammy, my other elder is a feisty little Jack Russel/Chihuahua mix. Smartest dog I ever had. He will... Read more →


NEWS OF BOOKS: Rock-And-Roll Mystery

(NAPSI)—In the ’80s and ’90s, Jimmy Thunder was flying high—as bass player and lyricist for the chart-topping “hair band” Dark Mondays. But times and tastes changed, forcing Jimmy into early retirement, complete with a bruised ego and a years-long grudge against an industry that abandoned him. So when a record company lawyer shows up on Jimmy’s doorstep, he is less than welcoming. Only when the attorney states his case—that Jimmy’s old friend Kevin is dying, and leaving behind a musical mystery worth millions—is he willing... Read more →


Gloucester County Animal Shelter Need Donations for Pet Food Pantry

(Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) is starting the GCAS Pet Food Pantry to help assist pet owners in need. “GCAS realizes the financial strain that is being put on a lot of Gloucester County families during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said. “The GCAS Pet Food Pantry will help relieve some of the stress from the cost of feeding your pet. We will welcome all Gloucester County pet owners to come and get pet food if they’re struggling.” The GCAS... Read more →


NJ Working Families Announces New Endorsements

New Jersey Working Families Releases First Wave Of Endorsements In Congressional And Local Races Camden City, NJ: New Jersey Working Families has announced its first wave of endorsements in both congressional and local races. For Congress, New Jersey Working Families is endorsing Arati Kreibich (CD-5) and Amy Kennedy (CD-2). Locally they've endorsed Councilman Sean Spiller for Mayor of Montclair and plan to support more progressive down-ballot races as the primary nears. "This is an exciting chapter in New Jersey Working Families' march towards change in... Read more →


Bringing Oysters Back to Barnegat Bay

To really bring oysters back to the bay, we need to bring back the oyster reefs. BY KAREN WALZER, (Barnegat Bay Partnership) Oyster spat growing on a recycled oyster shell (S. Evert) Article by Dr. Christine Thompson, Assistant Professor of Marine Science, Stockton University Recipe for an oyster reef A lot of shell. Even more oyster larvae. A little bit of time, some food and water, and a lot of labor. In Barnegat Bay, the eastern oyster is functionally extinct. This doesn’t mean they are... Read more →


How You Can Choose the Best Solar Panel System Size: Your Top Questions Answered 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(March 30, 2020)--Solar panel installations have taken the world by storm, and even here in the United Kingdom, a lot more property owners are seeing their many benefits. With a solar PV system, you not only reduce and save on your electric bill and decrease your reliance on the grid – you also have the unique opportunity to earn money simply by selling back the electricity you don’t use. But if you are thinking about having your own solar PV system, what would be the... Read more →


Obituary: Helen Louise Bain of Whiting

On March 27, 2020. (nee Spalthoff) Age 84. Of Whiting and formerly of Browns Mills, Hamilton Square. Loving wife of 54 years to the late William John Bain, Jr. Devoted mother of Barbara Bain of Morrisville, PA, Scott Bain of Trenton and Christine Bain of Morrisville, PA. Cherished grandmother of Tyler James Hunt and Lindsey Marie Hunt. Dear sister of Charles Spalthoff of South Carolina. Survived by devoted nieces, nephews and cousins. Helen was born in Bronx, New York and moved to Hamilton Square where... Read more →


NJ Governor's Statement on CDC Travel Advisory

The following is a statement by Governor Phil Murphy in response to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) strong travel advisory warning to the tri-state area after President Donald Trump decided against a quarantine, which he had earlier considered: “Throughout the day, I’ve been in constant communication with the White House, including discussions with the President and Vice President, who briefed me on tonight’s CDC travel advisory affecting the tri-state region,” said Murphy. “To be clear, this non-binding advisory guidance does not change the rules... Read more →


Facts on Eating for Health And Boosting Your Immune System Naturally

NAPSI)—Registered dietitian for California Strawberries, Colleen Wysocki, explains what factors play a role in immunity, eating for health, and how to boost immune systems naturally: Factors Influencing the Immune System Eating protein and foods high in vitamin C such as strawberries is key. Try this recipe for Strawberry & Tuna Kebabs on californiastrawberries.com. Factors that can influence immunity include: • Diet • Sleep • Stress • Exercise • Microbiome • Germs Eating for Health Eating for health means increasing whole foods while cutting back on... Read more →


Sunday's Coronavirus Update for Camden County; Gloucester City Has 1 New Case, Male in his 30's

Related: Former Gloucester City Residents/Friends Of CNBNews Reflect On *Wuhan/Coronavirus In Their Location (Gloucester Township, NJ) –The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 25 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing. “We are starting to see an uptick in new cases based on more widespread testing throughout the county, this uptick does not mean our social distancing efforts aren’t working, but that residents now have more access and opportunity... Read more →


Smart Gadgets for Home That Make Our Lives Easier

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(March 29, 2020)--Technology plays a significant role in our everyday life. We see electronic devices more than just a whim. Smart automation a necessity that makes people’s life easier. There was a time when technological progress gave us the ability to switch the TV channels with a controller. Now smart home gadgets go way beyond that. For instance, there are wearable devices like sports watches. They track your heart rhythm and notify you if something is off with it and even address a potential heart... Read more →


Officer Down: Sergeant Ben Jenkins Shot & Killed After Stopping to Help Motorist

Sergeant Ben Jenkins Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada End of Watch Friday, March 27, 2020 Sergeant Ben Jenkins, age 47, was shot and killed when he stopped to assist a disabled motorist on US-93 near mile marker 106 in White Pine County shortly before 6:00 am. During the encounter with the subject, the man fatally shot Sergeant Jenkins. The man then stole Sergeant Jenkins' uniform and patrol car and fled the area. He was apprehended several hours later following a massive manhunt involving numerous agencies. Sergeant... Read more →


NRA-ILA: COVID-19 Draws Attacks on Second Amendment

During the COVID-19 crisis, many of our family members, friends, and fellow citizens have decided to exercise their right to self-defense for the first time. Unfortunately, many of them are being delayed or denied their rights not only by anti-gun bureaucracy put in place years ago, but also new obstacles created within the past few days and weeks. Anti-gun officials have taken advantage of declared states of emergency to restrict our rights by closing gun stores, delaying concealed carry permits, and shutting down background checks... Read more →


Important Information Regarding Powerball Jackpots

Following next Grand Prize win, Powerball jackpot will reset to $20 million with minimum roll increases of $2 million between drawings. TRENTON (March 28, 2020) – The Powerball Product Group announced changes to ensure the game continues to support good causes in all 48 U.S. lottery jurisdictions. The value of the Powerball jackpot is based on projected sales, which have declined due to the current health crisis and directives urging people to stay home. Following the next Grand Prize win, Powerball’s starting jackpot will reset... Read more →


Thomas R. Arrera, Sr. of Bridgeton, formerly of Gloucester City and Mantua

Surrounded by his loving family at home, on March 26, 2020, at age 78. Of Bridgeton. Formerly of Gloucester City and Mantua. Loving husband of 57 years to Veronica Ann Arrera (nee Miller). Loving father of Thomas R. Arrera, Jr. (Debra), Mark Arrera (Diane), Kelli Weinhardt, Michele Fowler (Ed), Denise Scinlari (Nick) and Pauleen Arrera. Cherished grandfather of Robert, Daniel, Cate, Regina, George, Dallas, Cheyenne, Ashley, Sophia, Nicole, Zack and Beltain and great-grandfather of Bella, Olivia, Luke, Nora, Thomas, Jaxon and Charles. One of 10... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: NC Trooper Nolan J. Sanders, 26, Killed in Traffic Accident

Trooper Nolan J. Sanders North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina End of Watch Friday, March 27, 2020 Trooper Nolan Sanders, age 26, was killed in a single-vehicle crash on I-795 near exit 22 at mile marker 19 in the Pikeville area of Wayne County, at 7:17 pm. His patrol car left the roadway and struck a concrete culvert before landing on its side. Trooper Sanders suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. Trooper Sanders had served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for five... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing News Delaware: Enjoy trout season while maintaining a safe distance

from other anglers and fishing less-crowded areas Downstate ponds open; upstate streams opening early for anglers next week DOVER, Del. – Take advantage of the early opening of the upstate trout season for adult anglers on Tuesday, March 31 to help minimize crowds and accommodate responsible outdoor recreation during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) period. Anglers Gloucestercitynews.net graphics are reminded to practice safe social distancing – a minimum of six feet, or about the length of some fishing rods – and to choose less-crowded areas to... Read more →


MVC Agencies Remain Closed to the Public Two More Weeks

Headquarters and Online Services Will Continue Operations TRENTON – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton announced today that the closure of all New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agency, road testing, and inspections facilities will be extended past this Monday, through April 12, as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Chief Fulton says other Commission operations are continuing, through online submissions from customers as well as other functions, including those that support commercial trucking critical to keeping the supply chain moving... Read more →


Gloucester County Senior and Disability Services are teaming up to feed the vulnerable

The Gloucester County Division of Senior Services and the Division of Human and Disability Services are teaming up to serve seniors across the County. “Our Department of Senior Services serves senior meals through our Serv-A-Tray nutrition program. Our drivers deliver meals to our homebound seniors and checks on our seniors daily,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger. We are extremely grateful for the support of our volunteers from our own community and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, added Freeholder Director Damminger. “We’re delivering 400 meals a day... Read more →


CONGRESSMAN VAN DREW REQUESTS DRIVE THRU TESTING FOR COVID-19 IN SOUTH JERSEY

Washington-Today, Congressman Van Drew requested a drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 in South Jersey from FEMA and Governor Phil Murphy. Currently there are no testing sites in South Jersey. Congressman Van Drew has requested that this location be able to be utilized by residents of South Jersey only and he has advocated for the location to be somewhere in western Atlantic County, to be as accessible to as much of the region as possible. Congressman Van Drew has been discussing options with Atlantic County Executive... Read more →


Bellmawr Man Faces Numerous Charges for Shooting Gun at Cop

Camden City, N.J. – A Bellmawr man is facing numerous charges after he fired a gun at police and the bullet went through a neighbor’s home where a child was sleeping, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Bellmawr Police Chief William P. Walsh. Logan Vancamp, 31, of Bellmawr, faces charges of first-degree Attempted Murder, second-degree Aggravated Assault, second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, second-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, fourth-degree Aggravated Assault and fourth-degree Criminal Mischief. Bellmawr Police... Read more →


Seniors Beat Up Line Jumper

I was in a long line at 7:45 AM today at the grocery store that opened at 8 AM for seniors only. A young man came from the parking lot and tried to cut in at the front of the line, but an old lady beat him back into the parking lot with her cane. He returned and tried to cut in again but an old man punched him in the gut, then kicked him to the ground and rolled him away. As he approached... Read more →


CDC Issues Travel Advisory for NJ, NY, CT

Due to extensive community transmission of COVID -19 in the area, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately. This Domestic Travel Advisory does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries, including but not limited to trucking, public health professionals, financial services, and food supply. These employees of critical infrastructure, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security (https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforceexternal icon), have a special responsibility... Read more →


COVID-19 Cases in Cape May County Increase to 10

March 28, 2020 Cape May Court House- New Jersey has become the second leading state in the nation with 8,825 total COVID-19 cases and 108 deaths. Today, Cape May County’s total has increased by one case, a 12-year-old female who is recovering at her residence, bringing the county to a total of 10 cases . MUNICIPALITY NUMBER Covid 19 Cases AVALON 1 CAPE MAY CITY 2 CAPE MAY POINT 0 DENNIS TOWNSHIP 0 LOWER TOWNSHIP 1 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH WILDWOOD 0 OCEAN CITY 1... Read more →


Gloucester County Reports A Total of 56 Cases COVID 19 ; 1st Fatality

The Gloucester County Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Emergency Management have announced 14 more positive COVID-19 cases in Gloucester County on Saturday morning, March 28th. The county announced its first fatality on Friday. This brings Gloucester County’s total positive COVID-19 cases to 56. The 43rd case is a 45-year-old male from Clayton. The 44th case is a 64-year-old male from Deptford. The 45th case is a 12-year-old male from Monroe Township. The 46th case is a 76-year-old female from Franklin Township.... Read more →