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October 9, 2021

SCUMBAG:

Court Kept Releasing Patrick Dando, Woman Beater, Finally Sentenced to State Prison for Two to Four Years

BENSALEM, PA (October 8, 2021)--A Bensalem man who beat and choked his ex-girlfriend three different times in a seven-month period pleaded guilty on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, and was sentenced to two to four years in state prison. Patrick Dando, 35, of Elmwood Avenue, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, strangulation, and theft by unlawful taking in the most recent attack, which he committed while he was out on bail for the first two. He pleaded guilty to strangulation and simple assault for each of the first two attacks on the victim. In addition to the state prison sentence, Dando was... Read more →


Double Shooting Outside Burlington Twp. Walmart, Teen Killed

BURLINGTON, NJ --(October 8, 2021)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Burlington Township Acting Public Safety Director James Sullivan announced that a 17-year-old male was fatally shot last night in the parking lot of the Walmart on Route 541 in Burlington Township. The victim’s father was also struck by gunfire. The preliminary investigation indicated this was not a random shooting. The investigation began after officers from the Burlington Township Police Department were called to the store at approximately 10:15 p.m. for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered Dione Williams Sr., 44, and his son Albert, 17, both of... Read more →


A Look Back at Tropica Storm Ida and the Garden State

"Ida Remnants Strike New Jersey", from the Office of the NJ State Climatologist Post tropical storm Ida moved across the Garden State during the afternoon of September 1st into the early hours of the 2nd. It brought with it torrential rainfall, leading to flash and river flooding that took the lives of approximately 30 individuals and the rescue of countless more from raging waters. Additionally, it brought three tornadoes to southwestern and central areas, including the first EF-3 twister to strike New Jersey in 31 years. There were only minor injuries and no deaths from the tornadoes. Ida’s Path Ida... Read more →


Human Smuggler Arrested by HSI El Paso for Harboring/Transporting 100's Illegal Immigrants Across U.S.

HSI El Paso special agents and law enforcement partners prepare to execute search and arrest warrants at a local truck yard and area residence in connection to a human smuggling case on Thursday, Sept. 30. HSI El Paso special agents and law enforcement partners prepare to execute search and arrest warrants at a local truck yard and area residence in connection to a human smuggling case on Thursday, Sept. 30. EL PASO, Texas – An area man was arrested Thursday for harboring and transporting more than 100 noncitizens who were driven to various U.S. cities in tractor-trailers. U.S. Immigration and... Read more →


THE ROOTS AND COST OF GUN VIOLENCE IN PHILADELPHIA AND IN THE SCHOOLS

" I love you, be safe, see you tomorrow.” ~Keisha Wilkins, principal Martin Luther King HS Martin Luther King High School, West Philadelphia Johann Calhoun, Chalkbeat Oct 6,2021 PHILADELPHIA, PA--In more than six years as principal of Martin Luther King High School in Philadelphia, Keisha Wilkins has developed a ritual of sending students off in the afternoon with the same parting words: “I love you, be safe, see you tomorrow.” But twice in the past year at the 551-student school in Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane neighborhood, students haven’t returned. A junior was found shot to death while attending a vigil... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: New Jersey sending $10.2 million to help small businesses pay their rent

Gloucestercitynews.net files By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square contributor Oct 6, 2021 (The Center Square) – New Jersey has allocated $10.2 million to help small businesses pay their rent. The New Jersey Redevelopment Authority (NJRA) will use federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to extend the Small Business Lease Emergency Assistance Grant Program (SBL-EAGP). Under the grant program, which is part of the Main Street Commercial Corridors Relief Package, small businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19 and located in one of 68 designated municipalities are eligible for grants up to $10,000. It will focus on organizations... Read more →


DELAWARE: Blackbird Creek Reserve Hosts Fall Festival

Family fun, food and entertainment await visitors to the 13th annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 16. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) hosts the festival at the reserve, along the banks of Blackbird Creek. The festival will take place rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Blackbird Creek Reserve, 801 Blackbird Landing Road, near Townsend. The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve, consisting of the Blackbird Creek Reserve and the St. Jones Reserve in Dover, is part of a national system of... Read more →


OIG AUDIT: Medicare Overpaid $636 Million for Neurostimulator Implantation Surgeries

Why OIG Did This Audit GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET GRAPHICS FILES The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS's) analysis of past Medicare claims data has identified vulnerabilities in the Medicare payment process that allow billing for neurostimulator implantation surgeries that violate Medicare coverage requirements. Claims for spinal neurostimulator implantation surgeries, involving either the insertion or replacement of neurostimulators, increased by nearly 175 percent between 2007 and 2018, according to CMS. CMS directed a supplemental medical review contractor to conduct postpayment medical reviews of Medicare Part B spinal neurostimulator implantation surgeries. Those reviews found payment error rates as high as 72 percent. Our... Read more →


James Madison University welcomes Students from NJ class of 2025

HARRISONBURG, VA (10/05/2021)-- James Madison University is excited to welcome the class of 2025 to campus this month. The incoming freshman class represents an accomplished, diverse group of individuals who hail from 35 states, the District of Columbia and 11 countries around the world. The following students from your area have enrolled. Daniel Miller of Moorestown Elijah Fernands of Haddonfield Sydney Krough of Pennsville Patricia Martin of Swedesboro Megan LaScala of Logan Township Madison Corcoran of Haddon Township Karlee Anderson of Browns Mills Jordan Anderson of Moorestown Mackenzie Smith of Burlington David Grabowski of Marlton Josh Toner of Marlton Jack... Read more →


New Jersey Hall of Fame Induction Saturday

The virtual red carpet is ready to welcome some of New Jersey’s best and brightest! Danny DeVito is set to host the 13th annual New Jersey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, with special appearances by President George W. Bush, Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Snyder-Murphy, Chelsea Handler, Patti LaBelle, Quincy Jones, Keith Richards, Robin Roberts, Judith Light, Al Leiter, Nona Hendryx, and many more guest surprises! The one-hour ceremony will premiere at 7 pm Saturday, October 16 on My9NJ and on the Hall of Fame’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, with re-airings on Sunday, October 17, Saturday, October... Read more →


A “Family” When He Most Needed It Most:

Blenheim Volunteer Firefighter Anthony Siciliano Reflects on the Value of Volunteering  

Blenheim, NJ–(CNBNEWS)-- At the age of twelve, Anthony Siciliano (photos) lost his father. It was devastating. Despite the support of his mother and sisters, Siciliano yearned for a father-figure – not to replace his dad – but to help guide him in those transformative years. The Blenheim Fire Company firefighters provided that needed support, as Siciliano often found himself in their company at numerous firehouse events with his grandmother and uncle, both volunteers. Soon, Siciliano became a Junior Volunteer at the Bellmawr Park Fire Company from age 14-18. The experience, he said, was “transformative.” Despite a hiatus from firefighting, Siciliano... Read more →


New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut Join Together to Share Gun Data

New Jersey joins other regional states on agreement to share gun data South Carolina sheriff takes strong stance against laws on gun control ~CNBNewsnet (The Center Square) – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and the governors of three other Northeastern states announced a new agreement to share crime gun data, a move they say will help stem gun violence in their states. The governors announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) during a virtual meeting Thursday. Under the accord, law enforcement agencies in the four states will share data in a bid to identify and arrest lawbreakers, including dealers, traffickers and... Read more →