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August 17, 2022

Three People Dead and Five Others Injured Monday in Philly

Through Monday, 337 people have been killed in Philadelphia this year By Jack Tomczuk PHILADELPHIA PA (August 17, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Three teenagers were struck when shots were fired into a red sedan at around 11:15 p.m. in the parking lot of a Popeyes restaurant at 4th Street and Lehigh Avenue in the Fairhill section of North Philadelphia. Police said a 19-year-old man who was shot multiple times in the head was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he died a short time later. An 18-year-old woman was shot several times, and another 19-year-old man was hit multiple times in the back, authorities... Read more →

22-Year-Old Lemuel Rodgers, Shot and Killed in Camden City

Camden, N.J.-A 22-year-old man has died after being shot on Monday night in Camden and the investigation into this fatal shooting continues, announced Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. On Monday, August 8, 2022 at 11:12 p.m. Camden County Metro Police officers responded to the 2700 block of Federal Street for a ShotSpotter Activation. Upon arrival, officers located a male suffering from gunshot wounds. The man was identified as 22-year-old Lemuel Rodgers. Rodgers was transported to Cooper University Medical Center for treatment. Rodgers was pronounced deceased at Cooper University Medical Center on August... Read more →

CNB Crime News: West Chester Man Indicted on Fraud/Tax Evasion

WILMINGTON, Del. – David C. Weiss, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware announced today that Robert L. Higgins, age 67, of West Chester, PA, was indicted in a Second Superseding Indictment on eight counts of fraud and five counts of tax evasion. The Indictment charges that Higgins owned and operated businesses in Wilmington, including First State Depository Company, Certified Assets Management, Inc., and Argent Asset Group, LLC, which were involved in the purchase, storage, and sale of precious metals. More specifically, the Indictment charges that: In 2012, Higgins accepted money from an investor for the purchase of silver but... Read more →


CNBNewsnet photo GROWING UP GLOUCESTER- In the late 70s a bus load of Gloucesterites traveled to Philadelphia to see Elvis impersonator Ed Lucky perform. Some of those in the picture are (left to right) Helene Rettig, Jan Ferry, Jim Ferry, Kay Ferry, Peg Ferry, Bill and Babe Tourtual, Janet and Bob Bevan. (Standing)-Unknown, Connie Cleary and Bill Rettig. If you recognize anyone, let us know ( Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), or simply Elvis, was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most... Read more →

New Data Shows Gloucester City Property Taxes Increased by 3.9%; Brooklawn Taxes Went Down

TRENTON, NJ (August 16, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--A recent article by revealed that Gloucester City property taxes increased by 3.9%. Once again, Brooklawn's taxes went down. Many of the poor towns across Camden County also saw a tax increase. Lindenwalk's taxes rose by 14.8% • Audubon Borough Avg. tax bill '21: $7,379 | 1-year change: 1.1% • Audubon Park Borough Avg. tax bill '21: $2,695 | 1-year change: 2.8% • Barrington Borough Avg. tax bill '21: $8,640 | 1-year change: 1.9% • Bellmawr Borough Avg. tax bill '21: $6,521 | 1-year change: 1.5% • Berlin Borough Avg. tax bill '21: $7,745 |... Read more →

How to Choose the Right Engagement Ring

You've found the perfect person. Now, it's time to find the perfect engagement ring for this amazing individual to tell them you want to spend a lifetime together. An engagement ring is the first step to forever, and the right jeweler helps clients get started. Custom jewelers offer exceptional design opportunities to create a lavish babble to ask the ultimate question and seal the deal. Read more to get started and choose the right engagement ring for your special someone. Start With the Shape of the Diamond Everyone who has dreamed of getting a proposal knows exactly what shape they... Read more →

CNB FISHING NEWS: Hooked on Fishing – Not on Drugs

HOFNOD Coordinator Honored With Award Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Podcast with Liz Jackson (DEP Website) New Jersey’s Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Program provides a great opportunity to get kids involved in positive recreational activities. Growing up in a big city, my parents saw value in having me spend my summers outdoors enjoying nature. These experiences afforded me the chance to discover that there is more to the world and my role in it than what the concrete jungle has to offer. Likewise, this program aims to introduce youth to the fun and excitement of fishing, and to engage... Read more →

Philadelphia Union fans enjoying soccer success in recent years

Recent years may have been complicated in the world of soccer, yet one MLS team appears to have thrived, regardless of the disruption and problematic fixture scheduling caused by the pandemic. However, now that some semblance of normality has returned, Philadelphia Union is once again entertaining fans in large numbers at their home stadium. Following many failed attempts to bring Major League Soccer to the banks of Delaware, some dating back to the foundation of the MLS itself in the early 1990s, Philadelphia Union was eventually founded in 2008. Their inaugural season in the competition came in 2010, accompanied by... Read more →

Robert Charles Grubbs, of Audubon

Robert Charles Grubbs died on August 6, 2022 in the Health Center at Stonegates Retirement Community at Greenville, Delaware. Bob, as he was known, was born in Audubon, New Jersey on June 18, 1927. His mom, Mabel Francis Schuler Grubbs, was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1889 when her father was a bridge builder for the Santa Fe Railroad. His dad, Herbert Brooks Grubbs, was born on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in 1881. Ages were significant to Bob’s growing up years. His sister, Alice Grubbs Higgins, was 18 years old when he was born.... Read more →

Robert Covotta, Sr. of West Collingswood Heights, 73

Peacefully on August 12, 2022, of West Collingswood Hts., NJ. Age 73 years. Longtime companion of Kevin O'Shea. Dear father of Robert (Susan) Covotta, Jr. and Christina (Ryan) McClain. Loving Pop-Pop of Angelina, Anthony, Emma, Andrew and Ryan. He is also survived by his former wife, Louise (Michael) and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob was a devout Catholic and a longtime employee with Verizon of Philadelphia, PA. Bob was a legendary DJ -- Bobby C. and a gifted musician. He also enjoyed renovating homes and cooking. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Wednesday evening, August 17,... Read more →

Thomas P. Alessio, Age 102.5; WWII US Navy Vet; Naval Yard Foreman; Superior Carpenter

On August 15, 2022, formerly of Cherry Hill, NJ. Age 102 1/2 years. Beloved husband of 70 years to the late Rita Alessio (nee Annucci). Dear father of Bernadette Alessio and Nancy Benton. Loving grandfather of Christian (Becky) Benton. Mr. Alessio was a World War II United States Navy veteran and retired as a foreman for the Philadelphia Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. He was a superior carpenter who could make or fix anything. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Friday, August 19, 2022, from 10 to 11 AM at the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, 820 Haddon Ave.,... Read more →