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Maryland Fishing: Richard Thompson Catches Huge 47-inch Flathead Catfish; Bird Dog Wheeler Nets Ribbonfish

July 29, 2020 by Erik Zlokovitz, Maryland Department of Natural Resources White perch are a perfect species to target while fishing with your kids. Dylan Tawney caught these two nice white perch while fishing with his family. Photo by Andrew Tawney Hot and dry weather continues across Maryland. These conditions put heat-related stress on the summer striped bass population, especially in the upper Chesapeake Bay. We ask anglers to focus their fishing on early morning hours, or target other species during the heat wave. Throughout Maryland’s warmest months, the department’s online striped bass fishing advisory forecast provides a seven-day outlook... Read more →


Mount Ephraim Man Arraigned on Sexual Assault Charges in Williamsport PA; Released on $125K Bail

(Gloucestercitynews.net)WILLIAMSPORT, PA (August 1, 2020)—Robert Medlar, 49, of Mount Ephraim, New Jersey, was arraigned Friday, July 31 in Williamsport Court on charges of allegedly sexually assaulting a female acquaintance in a guest room at the Genetti Hotel, 200 W. Fourth St., on July 4, according to the Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Gloucester City News blog files Investigators brought Medlar back from New Jersey on Wednesday afternoon, July 29 to face felony charges of attempted sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault as well as two misdemeanor counts each of indecent assault and indecent exposure. Following his arraignment before District Judge Aaron Biichle, Medlar... Read more →


Washington D.C. Police Arrest Students for Life of America Members

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AUGUST 1, 2020)--Students for Life of America and the Frederick Douglass Foundation had planned to write the words “BLACK PREBORN LIVES MATTER” on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic in Washington, D.C. Saturday morning, according to a Students for Life press release. However, despite obtaining a permit for their event the D.C. police arrested two members this morning for writing their slogan on the sidewalk with chalk. The Students for Life of American issued the following press release; Just weeks ago D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser painted the streets of Washington, D.C. with a powerful slogan, “BLACK LIVES MATTER,”... Read more →


Officer Down: Michigan State Trooper Caleb Starr Struck by Drunk Driver, Dies from Injuries

Trooper Caleb Starr Michigan State Police, Michigan End of Watch Friday, July 31, 2020 Trooper Caleb Starr succumbed to injuries sustained three weeks earlier when his vehicle was struck head-on by an intoxicated driver in Ionia County. He was traveling west on Grand River Avenue, in Boston Township, responding to a low-priority call when a vehicle crossed the center line and struck his vehicle. He had to be extricated from the vehicle and flown by helicopter to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, in Grand Rapids, where he remained until succumbing to his injuries. Trooper Starr served with the Michigan State Police... Read more →


Hirsh Singh Demands a Recount, Tens of Thousands of Ballots Remain Unaccounted

LINWOOD, NJ — With over 40,000 ballots not yet reported and over 27,000 ballots known to have been thrown away and not counted, Republican U.S. Gloucester City News blog files Senate candidate Hirsh Singh has filed for recounts in all 21 New Jersey counties. Singh has announced he is seeking a recount in the still-uncertified U.S. Senate race more than three weeks after the Primary Election took place. “The people pay taxes to have fair and open elections. They deserve to have their votes counted. Their voices will not be silenced,” Singh said. "This election is replete with disparities, discrepancies,... Read more →


Have You Taken Suboxone® ?

July 30, 2020 by Alvaro Puig Consumer Education Specialist, FTC The FTC sued the makers of Suboxone®, a prescription drug to treat opioid addiction, alleging they were preventing patients from choosing lower priced generic versions of the drug. The companies agreed to pay $60 million to consumers to settle the FTC charges. That means if you got a prescription for Suboxone® film in the United States between March 1, 2013 and February 28, 2019, you may be eligible for a payment. Learn more and apply for a payment at ftc.gov/suboxone. When you apply, choose how you want to get your... Read more →


Two Bodies Found in Camden City, Investigation Ongoing

Camden City, N.J. – Detectives are currently investigating the death of two individuals found inside a Camden home on the 1100 block of N. 18th Street, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki. Police were called to the home around 8:30 p.m. on July 28 for a welfare check. Once inside, they found a man and woman deceased. Detectives said both appeared to have been dead for some time. Detectives are currently working to identify the man and woman and are investigating the events that led to the couple’s death. Read more →


Delia Associates Marketing Agency Honored with International Hermes Creative Awards

Five Hermes Creative Awards are among 32 recent wins (Whitehouse, NJ – June 2020) Delia Associates, an award-winning branding and marketing agency in Whitehouse, NJ, was recently honored with five international Hermes Creative Awards. The awards, administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professional (AMCP), celebrate outstanding work in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. Delia Associates entered five examples of their creative branding work for B2B clients, which ranged from complete branding initiatives to logo redesigns and sales presentations. All five entries garnered significant recognition, including two Platinum and two Gold Awards. The company... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Rescues

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor There are thousands of animal rescue groups in the US. Every type of animal is represented, from ferrets to donkeys. It is fortunate that there are so many caring groups concerned with providing homes for abandoned or unwanted animals! . You may wonder why it is so expensive to adopt a dog, and why the rescues seem to want you to “jump through hoops” before bringing your new best buddy home. There are quite a few breed-specific rescues out there, but some simply go by size. Here are the steps involved in bringing a dog into... Read more →


What's Next as Plans Are Made to Open Classrooms in New Jersey Schools

JOHN MOONEY | JULY 31, 2020 Lawmakers, unions, and activists are weighing in as schools work out details The back-and-forth continued this week over what New Jersey schools will look like in a month, with districts up against an August deadline to devise their reopening plans and others not shy about weighing in on what those plans should look like. The Legislature is among the first to step up the pressure, and several Assembly members filed a bill this week that would push back in-school instruction for most students until at least Oct. 31. “I have been hearing for some... Read more →


NJ Students Welcomed at Wilkes University

WILKES-BARRE, PA (07/30/2020)-- Wilkes University is welcoming more than 500 students to campus as members of its new first-year class. The fall 2020 semester will begin on August 24 following the University's Welcome Weekend which provides first-year students with an introduction to life at Wilkes. Oyame' Adoga of Clementon (08021) will be a Engineering major and is the recipient of a Dean Scholarship. Jahel Duran-Diaz of Pleasantville (08232) will be a Musical Theatre major and is the recipient of a Blue & Gold Opportunity Grant. Jeremy Girgis of Medford (08055) will be a Pharmacy major and is the recipient of... Read more →


Virtua Health Advances Telemedicine in Response to Pandemic

New technologies and tactics especially benefit vulnerable and underserved populations (MARLTON, N.J.) Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, most health care providers offered little, if any, virtual care. But over the past few months, Virtua Health has initiated an array of telemedicine services – helping tens of thousands of South Jersey residents get the care they need while staying safe at home. Now, the not-for-profit health system is embarking on an effort to expand its telehealth programseven further – and improve access to high-quality health care for even more people. The program – which helps those both with and without the... Read more →


CNB Fishing News Maryland: Marine Mammal/Sea Turtle Program Operational

Public Should Report Stranded Marine Animals to 24-hour Hotline Photo by Mark Odell During the summer months, marine mammals and sea turtles are making their seasonal return to the Atlantic coast, the Chesapeake Bay, and its tributaries. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources requests people report any distressed or deceased marine mammals or sea turtles in Maryland waters to the Natural Resources Police hotline anytime at 1-800-628-9944. Maryland’s most common visitors are bottlenose dolphins and loggerhead sea turtles, although more than 25 other marine mammals and four species of sea turtles have been recorded in state waters. While these ocean-dwelling... Read more →


MVC Licensing Centers to Offer Testing by Appointment Only

Driver Knowledge Testing Restarts August 3 TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission announced today that driver knowledge exams, also known as “written” driver tests, will be available to all drivers, including commercial drivers, by appointment starting August 3. All Licensing Centersexcept Oakland and Flemington will offer the tests. Appointments can be made up to thirty days in advance, athttps://mymvc.state.nj.us/apps/schedule-knowledge-test-appointment.html. Customers are cautioned that demand will be high, so it may take time to secure an appointment. Road tests, which re-started June 29, continue on a by-appointment basis. More information about road tests is available at the MVC website.... Read more →


Atlantic City Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Announces Partnership with Leaders in Training

Atlantic City, N.J. (July 30, 2020) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced a commitment of over $35,000 to the Leaders in Training (LIT) Program, a city-wide initiative that provides job opportunities for Atlantic City youth ages 14 to 20. Turning Point’s Leaders in Training Program is in its second year and was established by Rev. Collins Days of Second Baptist Church and Joe Jingoli, partner of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. The effort was launched to provide jobs and opportunities to at-risk city youth and was initiated in partnership with the Atlantic City Police Department,... Read more →


A Message from Congressman Norcross

Congressman Norcross' email remembering John Lewis... Dear Friend, This week we laid to rest Civil Rights hero Congressman John Lewis, the proud longtime representative of Georgia’s 5th Congressional District. My heart is heavy as the world mourns an icon, who was my friend and colleague. John spoke softly but powerfully, he walked slowly but purposefully and he acted kindly but fought tirelessly for justice. He devoted his life to making the world a better place, and he succeeded, inspiring millions to follow his lead along the way. It was my honor to serve with him in Congress and walk alongside... Read more →


Anna M. Meloni (nee Passanante), of Bellmawr, age 92

After 72 years together, God called Anna and her beloved husband Frank home within two days of each other. Devoted mother of Frank J. Meloni, Jr. (Deborah) and Audrey Meloni (James Hay, IV). Loving grandmom of John Bilbrough (Nikki), Eric Bilbrough (Meghan), Beth Ann Cash (Brandon), Stephen Meloni (Sherin), Gregory Meloni and Michael Meloni. Great grandmom of Kane, Braden, Iris, Mark, Sarah and Viola and great great grandmom of Jonathan. Dear sister of Benjamin, Michael, Frances, Carmela, Josephine, Sam and Margaret. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing from 10am to 12 noon Thursday, August... Read more →


CARES Act Funding Available for Arts

The Sun King, a serigraph by Romare Bearden, is part of the Atlantic County Art Collection. The Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is accepting applications for National Endowment for the Arts CARES Act funding received from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Only non-profit (501c3) arts organizations are eligible to apply and funds must be used within the 2020 calendar year. Specific use of funds and requirements are available on the county website at: https://www.atlantic-county.org/cultural-affairs/ Applications must be submitted by Aug. 14 to the Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs. For more information,... Read more →


New Records for Women Candidates as 2020 Election Filings Close

The women of the Democratic Party set a new record for filed U.S. House candidates as the final filing deadlines for candidacies closed for the 2020 elections, according to data compiled by the Center for American Women and Politics, a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. In the 2020 election, 357 Democratic women have filed for House contests, narrowly surpassing the record of 356 set during the 2018 election, when a tide of newly-elected Democratic women representatives helped to flip control of the House. See full information, including data visualizations, at CAWP's Election Watch 2020 Candidates... Read more →