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Two Pemberton Township Residents Charged with Possessing Pipe Bombs

BURLINGTON CITY NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Pemberton Township man and his girlfriend have been charged with possessing illegal explosives after two pipe bombs were discovered during the execution of search warrants at their home and the residence of an acquaintance in Southampton. William Heath, 47, and Ashley Sprague, 32, of the 600 block of Lakehurst Road, were charged with Possession of Explosives/Bombs for an Unlawful Purpose and Possession of Prohibited Weapons and Devices. Heath was also charged with Unlawful Possession of... Read more →

Two Free Online Events for Women offered by Virtua Health; Must Register in Advance

Celebrity moderator, health experts to provide fun and educational sessions that help women be well, get well, and stay well (Marlton, NJ….) Virtua Health is well-known for its women’s health services, including educational classes on everything from fitness to parenting. Now, during this time of social distancing, the South Jersey health system will continue empowering women through two new online workshops. The first of these free, live webinars, on May 27, will focus on emotional eating – and how to avoid it – while on... Read more →

Medical Examiner’s Office Employee Charged with Stealing, Deceased Woman’s Credit Cards

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that an employee of the Burlington County Medical Examiner’s Office has been charged with stealing credit cards from a deceased woman and purchasing nearly $7,500 in home improvement supplies, electronics, airline tickets and other items. Willie Garcon, 49, of the 1200 block of New York Avenue in Brooklyn, was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking (Third Degree) and Credit Card Theft (Fourth Degree). He was taken into custody yesterday and lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly.... Read more →

Searching for a ‘New Normal’ in New Jersey’s Public Schools

MAY 20,2020 The selectively lethal coronavirus spread through New Jersey at a pace that would make a wildfire seem like a wisp of smoke. On Wednesday, March 4, New Jersey had its first diagnosed case. On Tuesday, March 10, New Jersey reported its first coronavirus death. By the time Gov. Phil Murphy signed his historic Executive Order 104, which closed all New Jersey schools on March 18, there were 178 New Jersey cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. On May 18, only... Read more →

Authorities Offer $5,000 Reward for Info on Palmyra Murder

BURLINGTON CITY, NJ (May 20, 2020)-Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a $5,000 reward has been posted in an effort to gain the public’s help in solving the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man in Palmyra late last year. The homicide was committed at a house party in the 500 block of West 5th Street on October 11, 2019. Jonte Rice, of Willingboro, was shot several times and pronounced dead shortly after being transported to Cooper University Medical Center in Camden. “There were multiple... Read more →

*South Jersey to face Arthur Hurricane Memorial Day

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 19, 2020)--For the 6th year straight, a named tropical system has shaped in the Atlantic Hurricane Basin before the official beginning of the period June 1. Fortunately, South Jersey will get no immediate effect from this. Nevertheless, related to an enormous, upper-level low pressure to our west, minor to direct seaside flooding, twists, high oceans, some rain will start Monday night, and last into a significant part of the week. For those away from the coves and seashores, expect Monday night through Thursday to... Read more →

MOORESTOWN PD ALERT: Burlington County offering COVID-19 Test for Residents

by appointment for Burlington County residents whether or not you are experiencing symptoms. To help limit the spread of the virus, it is important that all persons with concern about COVID19 exposure be tested as soon as possible. Accordingly, the Burlington County COVID19 Mass Testing center will now make appointments for all Burlington County residents whether or not they are experiencing viral symptoms. The department will continue its policy of testing non-resident first responders and hospital employees working in Burlington County who present their employee... Read more →

Camden County Republican Chair Wants Pre-Checked VBM Applications Investigated

HADDON HEIGHTS – Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Ambrosino added his voice to the organization’s county-wide candidates’ complaint about the County Clerk’s office mailing of pre-checked vote-by-mail applications. After learning the County Clerk’s office mailed applications for vote-by-mail ballots to all registered voters in Camden County with “ALL FUTURE ELECTIONS, until I request otherwise in writing” pre-marked with a red check Camden County Republican candidate for Surrogate, Kimberley Stuart and candidates for Freeholders Nicole Nance, Jennifer Moore and Johanna Scheets asked if the Camden County... Read more →

Imani Williams, 22, of Willingboro Charged with Attempted Murder

Camden City, N.J. – A Willingboro woman was arrested on May 16 for stabbing a man the day before, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Lindenwold Police Chief Michael P. McCarthy Jr. Imani Williams, 22, of Willingboro, has been charged with one count of first-degree Attempted Murder, one count of first-degree Robbery, one count of third-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, one count of fourth-degree Possession of a Weapon and one count of fourth-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. Detectives say... Read more →

Intubation Boxes Demonstrate Innovation in Action

Virtua Health explores new methods for safely providing care to COVID-19 patients (Marlton, NJ…) When it comes to COVID-19, the only way to get through this is together. With crowd-sourced community donations, two South Jersey companies have combined resources and are leading the charge to create a new type of protective device for health care workers in the tri-state area and beyond, including Virtua Health. Known as “intubation boxes,” these clear, Plexiglas containers limit medical workers’ exposure to airborne droplets during intubation – when a... Read more →

Video:COVID-19 Survivor & Grandson Reunite

A bittersweet time for South Jersey family MARLTON, NJ --A family mourning the loss of two relatives to COVID-19 had a moment of celebration when a third loved one was discharged from a local hospital – and received a long hug from an overjoyed grandchild. A poignant video shows the moment when Ralph Trincone, 70, was wheeled out of Virtua Marlton Hospital to cheers, fanfare, and the waiting arms of his daughters and grandchildren. The Burlington County, N.J., man had just spent 34 days in... Read more →

How to Deal with a Chronic Health Condition

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 14, 2020)--Coping with chronic health conditions, illnesses, and pain is not easy. However, what can truly make a difference when it comes to dealing with the situation is an organization, consistency, and ongoing support. In What Ways Can a Chronic Health Condition Affect You? Ongoing pain Disruption to daily life The need to take prescription medication Mobility issues Inability to work Financial issues as a result of the inability to work Increased stress Mental health conditions A Guide for Dealing with a Chronic Health... Read more →

Burlington County Student Recognized in PDFNJ Statewide Fourth Grade Folder Contest

MILLBURN, NJ — More than 3,400 fourth grade students from across New Jersey showed off their artistic skill as part of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s Design a Fourth Grade Folder contest this year, but only 28 earned recognition at the program award ceremony held virtually on Tuesday, May 12th. To view the presention please visit: http://www.drugfreenj.org/2020online/ Kadiatou Sow of Twin Hills Elementary School in Willingboro was selected as a finalist in the competition. All 28 fourth grade student finalists will receive medals... Read more →

Philip Calvin Hayes, age 69, formerly of Willingboro

On May 10, 2020. Age 69. Formerly of Willingboro. Born in Lancaster, PA on October 16, 1950 to the late Edwin C. and Orpha Hayes (nee Eshleman). Survived by his sister, Sara Doster. Predeceased by his twin brother, Paul. Philip will be interred privately with his late brother in the West Green Tree Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Elizabethtown, PA. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Philip C. Hayes. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL... Read more →

514th Air Mobility Wing Flyover Today at 1PM

Flyover for Health Care Employees - Wednesday, May 13 at 1 p.m. (May 13, 2020)--Virtua Heath has received word that the 514th Air Mobility Wing has scheduled a series of flyovers today in support of South Jersey health care workers. The flight path includes four Virtua hospitals, among other health care facilities. The media is invited to visit Virtua's campuses to capture the occasion. Our security and administrative teams have been alerted and will be happy to greet you. Employee teams will safely gather outside... Read more →

NJ Air National Guard Flyover Tuesday May 12

The 108th Wing and the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard are partnering in the nationwide Air Force Salutes Flyover event Tuesday, May 12 (weather date-May 13) to honor the #COVID19 front line workers with a flyover. The flyover depends on clear weather. It will start around 11:30 AM According to a Facebook post, the flyover will feature three F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 177th and a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 108th. Officials say the flyover will be over the Sea... Read more →

Suspect Charged with Murder of Pemberton Resident

BURLINGTON CITY NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Acting Police Chief David King announced that a Medford Township man has been charged with fatally shooting a 64-year-old Pemberton Township resident earlier this year outside of the victim’s home. Tristan Majeed, 50, of the 300 block of Haynes Run, was charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Certain Persons not to Possess Firearms. Majeed was served with the warrant last night at the Burlington... Read more →

Edwin C. Murphy, of Maple Shade

On May 2, 2020. Of Maple Shade. Formerly of Philadelphia and Edgewater Park. Age 65. Born in Wilson, PA on March 25, 1955 to the late Edwin S. Murphy and Anine Murphy (nee Brynildsen). Survived by his sister, Anine S. Grumbles. Ed was an avid Rock Collector. It was his favorite subject. His sister once took him to Tennessee to collect geodes in a stream. “We went home wet, with over 200 pounds of geodes.” Burial will be private in Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson. Condolences... Read more →

Sinfully Sweets is Open for Mother's Day Orders

WE are doing Mother’s Day gifts at the curbside of course!! Call me at the store 856-210-6102 and we will return your call soon!! Pickup times are on Saturday morning from 10:00 am - noon. RELATED: CNB BUSINESS NEWS Gloucester City News Gloucester City History Former Gloucester City Resident Opens "Sinfully Sweets" Candy Store in Atco Read more →


BURLINGTON CITY, NJ--(May 6, 2020)--Thursday at noon, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina will moderate a virtual Town Hall forum on law enforcement's response to opioid addiction, and the availability of recovery and treatment services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prosecutor Coffina will be joined by panelists from the New Jersey State Police, New Jersey OAG, Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, Hand N Heart and Integrity House. The press is encouraged to cover this event. To register, and submit questions ahead of time, visit HERE x RELATED: COVID-19/Novel... Read more →

Obituary: Richard J. Steinmetz

On May 4, 2020. Age 83. Of Maple Shade. Born on March 23, 1937 to the late John Edward Steinmetz and Rose Bernadette Steinmetz (nee Sorrenti). Survived by his sister, Katherine Wunner and predeceased by his brother Timothy Steinmetz. Richard proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. He spent many years as an antique dealer. Funeral services were private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Richard J. Steinmetz. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City... Read more →

Moorestown PD Alert: Coastal Flood Advisory until 12:00AM Thursday

* WHAT...Up to one foot of inundation above ground level expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways. * WHERE...Cumberland, Atlantic, Cape May, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Coastal Atlantic and Southeastern Burlington. * WHEN...From 6 PM Wednesday to midnight EDT Wednesday night. * IMPACTS...At this level, flooding begins on the most vulnerable roads in coastal and bayside communities, and along inland tidal waterways. Some partial or full road closures are possible. * AFFECTED AREAS: SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON ... CAPE MAY ... COASTAL ATLANTIC ... ATLANTIC... Read more →

Drug Dealers Charged with Death of Pemberton Township Customer

BURLINGTON CITY, NJ (May 4, 2020)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Acting Police Chief David King announced that two drug dealers have been charged with causing the fatal overdose of a Pemberton Township woman to whom they sold fentanyl last summer. Antoine Crawley, 34, (right photo) of Lemmon Avenue in Pemberton Township, and Danielle Knight, 41, (left photo) of Wrightstown Sykesville Road in North Hanover, were charged with Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree). The investigation began on August 19, 2019 after... Read more →

“Operation Helping Hand” Re-initiated During COVID-19

Treatment program provides 24/7 support for those struggling with substance use BURLINGTON CITY, NJ—Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that the Burlington County Operation Helping Hand program has been re-initiated and over the next four months will make certified recovery specialists available around the clock to those who are struggling with substance use. The program offers assistance to substance users who have just been reversed from an overdose, arrested on a disorderly persons offense related to substance use, or are known to be facing addiction... Read more →

Jefferson Health’s Three New Jersey Hospitals Nationally Recognized with ‘A’s’ in Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey hospitals — located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township — each were awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing achievements in providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety; the Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months, assessing how well hospitals prevent medical errors and other harm... Read more →

Maple Shade Dog Killer Sentenced to 5 Years

Toby, a poodle, was euthanized a day after being shot with an air rifle last summer BURLINGTON CITY, NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 64-year-old Maple Shade man pled guilty today in Superior Court to shooting a neighbor’s dog with an air rifle last year. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, William D. Stroemel, of Fifth Avenue, pled guilty to Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Animal Cruelty (Third Degree) in exchange for a five-year term in... Read more →

Moorestown PD: Criminal Activity in the Area

MOORESTOWN, NJ--The Police Department wants residents to be aware of various criminal activites that are occurring in the area. Once scheme occurring throughout the state is a variation of a long time bail fraud scheme in which the victim, usually elderly, is contacted by a subject falsely stating the a family member is in jail and needs bail money. In recent cases, a person purporting to be a bail bondsman comes to the victim's house and takes the "cash bail" causing a loss to the... Read more →

Nasir Hickson, of Willingboro, Indicted for Shooting Gun, Striking Man in Leg

BURLINGTON CITY, NJ--(April 27, 2020)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced that a 19-year-old Willingboro resident has been arrested for firing a handgun into a group of people earlier this month in the Rittenhouse Park section of the township, striking a man in the leg. Nasir Hickson Nasir Hickson, of the first block of Raeburn Lane, was charged with Aggravated Assault, Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and... Read more →

An important message from Burlington County to all residents

Dr. Herb Conaway, Director of the Burlington County Health Department wants County residents to know that if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms: Cough Fever Shortness of Breath... you can get a test for COVID-19. County testing takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Emergency Services Training Center located behind the Burlington County Institute of Technology off Woodlane Rd. in Westampton. To make an appointment for testing call 609-726-7097. NO DOCTOR'S PRESCRIPTION IS REQUIRED AND TESTING IS FREE OF CHARGE. Please just call ahead and... Read more →

Virtua to Open COVID-19 Testing Center in Willingboro

Health system, elected officials collaborate on vital service for vulnerable population Virtua Health will open a coronavirus screening and testing center on the campus of Virtua Willingboro Hospital starting Monday, April 20 at noon. The testing site, which will be open specifically to Willingboro residents and to those referred by Virtua Health physicians, will be open Monday through Friday from noon until 4:00 p.m. Testing is by appointment and by walk-up for community members. Those without appointments will undergo a screening by a provider to... Read more →

Gettysburg College Student-Athlete Liza Barr ’20 reflects on pandemic, shortened season

GETTYSBURG, PA (04/15/2020)-- After the cancellation of her senior lacrosse season due to COVID-19, student-athlete Liza Barr '20, of Medford, NJ, pens a heartfelt reflection on the impact Gettysburg College has had on her life these past 4 years. Gettysburg College… It is hard to express in a few words how much you have had an impact on me. I would not be the person I am today without the high standards of this institution and lacrosse program. From the classroom to the field, Gettysburg... Read more →

Virtua Health Shines Blue with Gratitude

(Marlton, NJ…) Over the next few days, all Virtua Health hospitals will be bathed in a blue glow. The hospitals’ exteriors will be up-lit with blue lights, Virtua’s signature color, as an extension of the “Be a Light" initiative encouraging all of South Jersey to light their homes at night in support of first responders, health care workers, and all others affected by the coronavirus. “Virtua truly appreciates our deep connection with the communities we serve,” said Chrisie Scott, Virtua’s senior VP and chief marketing... Read more →

Virtua Health's Be A Light Initiative

Marlton, NJ……Everyone is looking for messages of hope and solidarity as we struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why Virtua Health is encouraging people across South Jersey and beyond to light up the night through its new “Be a Light” initiative. As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua is asking people to place a light — or many lights — to shine outside their home each night in support of first responders, health care workers, and all others affected by the coronavirus. Whether... Read more →

*Have A Sweet Tooth? Sinfully Sweets is Just For You!

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