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July 1, 2020

Officer Down: Sergeant Craig Johnson, Shot and Killed During a Traffic Stop

Sergeant Craig Johnson Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma End of Watch Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Tulsa, Oklahoma--Sergeant Craig Johnson succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous morning when he was shot multiple times during a traffic stop near the intersection of East 21st Street and South 89th East Avenue. An officer on Sergeant Johnson's squad had conducted the traffic stop at 3:30 am and determined the vehicle had to be impounded. The driver refused to exit the vehicle despite the use of de-escalation techniques and non-lethal force, including pepper spray and a taser. As Sergeant Craig and the other officer continued... Read more →


Rowan University Student-Athletes Win Honors

PITMAN, NJ - Rowan’s Abigail Brous (Swimming & Diving) and Chad Shire (Swimming & Diving) were named to the NJAC All-Academic First Team and Megan Jacobi (Volleyball) and Dylan Tyrrell (Cross Country/Track) were chosen to the Second Team leading a group of 146 Profs’ student-athletes who received All-Academic honors from the conference, with the remainder receiving All-Academic Honorable Mention. Brous is a junior Education major who earned All-America honors this past year. She was also inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society was selected to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team. Shire, who graduated with his... Read more →


New Limits Set for Beaches at Delaware State Parks Starting This Weekend

Two Park Lifeguards Test Positive for COVID-19 In accordance with Gov. Carney’s goal of limiting interactions among people in Delaware’s beach areas to reduce transmission of COVID-19, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced the following restrictions to be imposed starting on Friday, July 3 and lasting until further notice: The number of vehicles allowed in Cape Henlopen, Delaware Seashore and Fenwick Island State Parks will be limited to approximately 60% of the parking capacity. When the 60% capacity is reached, all vehicles will be turned away until vehicle volume within the parks is reduced. Vehicle restrictions may... Read more →


Mega Millions Jackpot Now $62,000,000

TRENTON (July 1, 2020) – The Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, June 30, drawing produced 16 players that matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Moreover, 22,910 other New Jersey players took home $92,450 in prizes ranging from $2 to $400. The winning numbers for Tuesday, June 30, drawing were: 9, 16, 29, 37 and 53. The Gold Mega Ball was 11, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 02. The next drawing will be held Friday, July 3, at 11:00 pm. All New Jersey Lottery Mega Millions tickets must be purchased before 10:45 pm to... Read more →


VIDEO: Life With Msgr. Hodge, Pastor of St. Mary's

Anthony Herbert interviews Msgr. Hodge GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 1, 2020)--Monsignor William A. Hodge, pastor of St. Mary's Parish sits down with Anthony Herbert, of Gloucester City, for an interview. He answers a variety of questions, including some personal. For example, at one point in his life, he wanted to be a missionary in some far off country but Bishop Guilfoyle suggested that now wasn't the time, that he needed me here. Some of the other questions were, why do we fold our hands when we pray? Why does a priest sing/chant some parts of the mass? What do the... Read more →


Wildwood Mayor Ask Murphy to Allow Indoor Dining in Cape May County

June 30, 2020, 3:25 pm | in (Wildwood, NJ) – Wildwood Mayor Pete Byron released the following statement in response to Governor Phil Murphy’s decision to postpone the resumption of indoor dining, which was scheduled to resume Thursday, July 2nd at 25% capacity. “The Governor’s decision to postpone the resumption of indoor dining is deeply frustrating and likely a knockout punch for numerous Cape May County restaurateurs who have been fighting day to day to keep the lights on. As a Cape May County restaurant owner or employee, you’re already in a unique position, the calendar is not your friend.... Read more →


Construction on New Port in South Jersey Scheduled for 2021

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 1, 2020)--Earlier this month it was reported that New Jersey’s promising offshore wind power industry will be getting a new hub – a port constructed solely for the purpose of offshore wind in the United States. On Tuesday, June 16, Governor Phil Murphy publicized plans that would see the construction of a new port in Salem County. The port is expected to be constructed on the same man-made island that currently houses the Salem Nuclear Plant and the Hope Creek Nuclear Power Plant. Port to boost local employment and economic activity The New Jersey Wind Port is promising to... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: A Study of the Atlantic Brant / Video

Atlantic brant spend the winter primarily along the coast of New Jersey and Long Island, New York. During the spring, they migrate about 2,000 miles to breed in the eastern Canadian Arctic. The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Canadian Wildlife Service are working on a multi-year, collaborative Atlantic brant migration and breeding ecology study. This study has multiple objectives which will guide Atlantic brant conservation on the wintering, staging and breeding grounds. For more information on the study, visit: www.njfishandwildlife.com/news/2019/brantstudy19.htm or www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/115095.html#Current This video was produced cooperatively by the NYDEC and NJDFW. Read more →


NORCOSS: Make Health Care Affordable

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) voted yes today to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act – legislation that builds on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to lower health costs and prescription drug prices. Today’s vote comes days after the Trump Administration filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entirety of the ACA. “I’ve been working hard with my colleagues in Congress to defend and strengthen the Affordable Care Act while the President relentlessly tries to tear down the law and its protections for people with pre-existing conditions,” said Congressman Norcross.... Read more →


Fake emails about fake money from a fake COVID-19 fund

June 30, 2020 by Shameka L. Walker Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC Because of COVID-19, unemployment rates are high and many people’s cash flows are low. Scammers view these as ripe conditions to strike. They’ll stop at nothing — not even a pandemic — to trick you into sharing your personal or financial information. That includes pretending to be a government official from the Federal Trade Commission to gain your trust. We just heard about an email going around from someone claiming to be from the FTC. This scam email says you’ll get money from a COVID-19... Read more →


Overnight Closures of I-295 southbound/Al-Jo’s Curve to Route 42 southbound/I-295 southbound

TO BE CLOSED AND DETOURED TONIGHT (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced an overnight closure of the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, June 1, until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, June 2, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., will close the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo’s Curve, to replace damaged construction barrier. All motorists traveling on I-295 southbound will be directed to stay left onto Exit 26.... Read more →


Rescue CBD Donates CBD Oil to Help Calm Shelter Animals During July 4thFireworks

NEW YORK, New York – (June 30, 2020) – Anyone who has ever been around cats and dogs when July 4thfireworks are going off outside know how distressing it can be for the pets. The unpredictable noises from the fireworks tend to scare pets, stressing them, and causing unnecessary anxiety. This holiday, many pets will get help keeping calm through donations of CBD oil by Rescue CBD. The oil will help keep shelter pets more comfortable, help take the anxiety away, and make for a more peaceful night in the shelter. “The 4th of July can be incredibly stressful for... Read more →


Pavement Preservation Project Starting In Camden/Burlington Counties; Route 41 Lane Closures

(Trenton)(July 1, 2020)-- – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane closures on Route 41/Kings Highway as a pavement preservation project begins between Route 70 in Cherry Hill, Camden County and South Lenola Drive in Maple Shade, Burlington County. Beginning at 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 1 until 6 a.m., the next day, and continuing nightly Monday through Friday for approximately eight weeks, excluding holidays, NJDOT’s contractor, Asphalt Paving Systems is scheduled to close lanes to perform road repairs, remove reflectors and rumble strips. This work is in preparation for paving and applying slurry seal to Route... Read more →


Casino Association Statement on the Reopening of Atlantic City Casinos

Atlantic City, NJ – Steve Callender, president of the Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ), issued the following statement on behalf of the association regarding the reopening of some Atlantic City casinos this week: “For each of the Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ) members, our top priority is the health and safety of our employees, guests and fellow residents. We are taking every precaution to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, which is why we worked with our regional healthcare provider AtlantiCare, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) and UNITE HERE to develop a comprehensive and... Read more →


To Stabilize New Jersey finances Murphy Seeks $5 Billion Now from the Feds

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square)(June 30, 2020)-- – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy urged the state Senate to pass a bill that will allow him to borrow at least $5 billion from the federal government to cover potential budget shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic. IT'S YOUR MONEY Gloucestercitynews.net files The Assembly passed the bill earlier this month but it hasn’t come before the Senate for a vote. “We continue in our discussions with the Senate president, but time is now of the essence,” Murphy said at his Tuesday news conference. “It will take time... Read more →


Home Country: The Virus and Fourth of July

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor “Ain’t the same, is it?” asked Windy. He sipped some more coffee. “Know what you mean,” said Doc. “Doesn’t seem right, somehow.” “Guess we got to, howsomever.” “Afraid so.” Doc sipped some coffee too. “But you know, there isn’t a Fourth of July parade that’s worth your life.” To be honest, the elder folks in our community prolonged the Fourth of July plans until the last minute. I think it’s a sign of our great trust in science, scientists, and our doctors that made us wait so long before shelving the parade this year. But... Read more →


Stockton Researchers Seeking Participants to Take Online COVID-19 Impact Survey

Galloway, N.J. – Stockton University faculty are collaborating on a research study on public response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has shaped the lives of people around the world. The researchers are looking for a broad range of people ages 18 and older to take the online survey at COVID-19 International Survey or https://tinyurl.com/COVID-19InternationalStudy. It should about 20 minutes to complete. “We want people from all walks of life to help us gain a deeper understanding of this important public health issue, and its political and social ramifications, both domestically and internationally” said Stockton Associate Professor of Criminal... Read more →


What you can look for on a gambling website?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 1, 2020)--While the whole world is suffering from the outbreak of the coronavirus and we must stay at home, some spheres can benefit from the situation. Probably, this advantage won't be as big and profitable because people often don't have extra money today, but popularity is increased rapidly. One of the examples of these spheres is gambling, or rather, online gambling. Today, it is a quite big industry that deals with millions of people all over the world every minute. The Internet allows players to play at any moment, and it creates a lot of possibilities. During the quarantine,... Read more →


Camden County Democratic Committee Doesn't Like Sue Altman;

It increasingly seems that everywhere Sue Altman goes, election fraud is sure to follow. Late last night, news broke that Altman's partner in Amy Kennedy's campaign for New Jersey's Second Congressional District, Craig Callaway, was caught voting someone else's ballot just days before the primary. Callaway, a convicted felon who did stints in both state and federal prison for bribery and blackmail, is currently being sued by a Pleasantville school board candidate for allegedly obtaining hundreds of mail-in votes for her opponents. This latest revelation comes as Altman and her allies are under multiple law enforcement investigations for their role... Read more →


“Stay Healthy, Stay Secure” Campaign

WASHINGTON – During a virtual media roundtable with reporters today, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske joined leaders from three airport and airline industry associations to announce the agency’s “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” campaign. This campaign represents airport checkpoint modifications to contain the spread of COVID-19, comply with CDC guidelines and support healthy and secure summer travel. “TSA remains committed to the health and safety of our frontline workers and airline travelers,” Pekoske said. “We anticipate these prudent changes in our screening procedures, which seek to limit physical contact and increase physical distance, will achieve the security standard the... Read more →


PA Senator Considering Lawsuit Against News Media

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A top Republican lawmaker threatened legal action Friday against two Pennsylvania news media outlets that published an investigation linking his campaign to a controversial gambling bill that’s stalled behind closed doors. Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, denied advocating for a measure that would allow video game terminals (VGTs) – currently only allowed in truck stops – to operate in bars, taverns and other establishments with liquor licenses eager for a new revenue stream amid ongoing economic restrictions. “While I rarely push back on media coverage, there comes... Read more →


Five Fast Tips To Keep More Of Your Money

(NAPSI)—With day-to-day activities affected by the coronavirus, many people greatly reduced their spending. While saving money is great, a solid financial plan is even better. Here are hints on how: You can save money by getting good warranties on new or used ­appliances. 1.Make a budget, but focus on the things that you can control. You can’t change your mortgage or rent payment overnight, but you can eat more meals at home. 2.Clear the clutter, but keep the cash. You can use sites such as Declutter, Facebook Marketplace and Offer Up to profit from the things you no longer need.... Read more →


Two Juveniles Charged with Death of Homeless Man; Detectives Found Video on Suspect's Phone

Camden City, N.J. – A 15-year-old male and a 17-year-old female have been charged with first-degree Murder in the June 25 homicide of a homeless Camden man, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki. Gloucestercitynews.net files Police found the body of Bobby J. Hill Jr., 63, in an alleyway near the 1100 block of Kaighn Ave. shortly after midnight. The medical examiner said Hill died of blunt force trauma after being beaten to death. Through the investigation, surveillance footage was discovered showing the teenagers entering the alleyway with Hill shortly before... Read more →


Consumer Alert: COVID mask exemption cards are not from the government

June 29, 2020 by Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC To help limit the spread of the Coronavirus, many states are requiring people to wear face coverings in places open to the public. But there are cards circulating online and on social media that say the holder has a disability that prevents them from wearing a mask, and that it’s illegal for any business to ask them to disclose their condition. Variations of the card include the seal of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), one of the federal agencies responsible for enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The... Read more →


Philadelphia's Virtual July 4th Festival

Grab a picnic blanket and a handheld device to tune into 50 free events, including family fun, nightly entertainment and a July 4th concert. Philadelphia, Pa. (June , 2020) — Welcome America, Inc. and the City of Philadelphia announce 50+ free events will make up the reimagined 2020 Wawa Welcome America festival, taking place now through Saturday, July 4. The 2020 festival will be entirely free and virtual, encompassing multicultural and multigenerational programming and highlighting Philadelphia’s diverse voices. With a lineup of concerts, online educational activities, behind-the-scenes experiences, cooking demonstrations, at-home crafts, virtual museum tours and more, the festival’s family-friendly... Read more →