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BREAKING NEW JERSEY: Governor Murphy Orders State of Emergency for Saturday's Snowstorm

Governor Phil Murphy has issued a state of emergency for the entire New Jersey beginning at noon Saturday due to a snowstorm that expected to drop a significant amount of snow in the region.


Burlington County extends ‘Code Blue’ weather emergency through Jan. 22

Burlington County announced today that the County Health Department, in concurrence with the County Office of Emergency Management, has extended the current Code Blue Weather Emergency until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, due to the extreme cold temperatures forecasted.


Gov. Phil Murphy declares state of emergency for New Jersey starting at noon

NEW JERSEY (WPVI) -- New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced Friday afternoon that he is issuing a State of Emergency for the entire state effective 12 p.m. Saturday ahead of the impending weekend storm.


MLK events in Burlington County

Schools across Burlington County are teaching students about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life with readings, educational videos, presentations and performances, and in-school service projects. Churches and other groups also will be honoring King during the nationally celebrated holiday on Mond


Inside one of N.J.'s dead malls: This is what it looks like when the lights go out

The dark and cavernous former Burlington Center Mall had a faint musty smell on a recent weekday morning. Three months after Sears, the final store was shuttered, weeds led the way to the doors of the 1.5 million square-foot mall and shattered glass from vandals served as breadcrumbs to navigate the


Burlington County Clerk’s Office to perform free Valentine’s Day weddings

Burlington County Clerk Joanne Schwartz has announced plans for a Valentine’s Day wedding event at the Burlington County Lyceum of History & Natural Sciences. The annual tradition of free weddings will continue with the newly elected county clerk, who will hold individual wedding ceremonies on Feb.


Heroin dealer gets 7 years for overdose death of a customer

A Burlington County drug dealer convicted of selling a man the heroin that killed him was sentenced to 7 years in prison on Friday. Jimmy Flakes Jr., 41, of Lawnside, sold heroin to Jeffrey Potter, 45, of Marlton, and the man was found dead of an overdose on Sept 28, 2017. An autopsy determined Pott


Rowan College At Burlington County Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Rowan College at Burlington County will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a yearlong series of events that will honor its rich history, while celebrating its progress toward transforming the future of higher education, the college announced.


4-Year-Old Boy Dies After Never Waking Up From Nap At New Jersey Preschool

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — An investigation is underway after a 4-year-old never woke up from a nap at a New Jersey preschool. Staff at the Cordero School in Jersey City found the boy unresponsive after he took an afternoon nap Thursday.


South Jersey Man Charged In Drug-Induced Death: Prosecutor

An alleged drug dealer has been charged in connection with the death of a person he sold fentanyl-laced heroin to in 2017, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David H. Jantas announced.


Four Ocean County residents tied to drug distribution facility

Four Ocean County residents have been arrested following a two-month investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutors Office Narcotics Strike Force and local police who broke up a drug ring, announced Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer.


Burlington County Waives Fees For Furloughed Government Workers

All fees for services provided by the Burlington County Clerk's Office and animal adoptions at the Burlington County Animal Shelter are being waived for furloughed federal government employees amid the ongoing government shutdown, county officials announced.


Hundreds Of Strangers Show Up At Funeral To Honor New Jersey Veteran Who Died Without Any Family

WRIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (CBS) — Flying flags and wearing everything from biker jackets to dress suits, a large, diverse crowd assembled Friday to say farewell to a man they never knew. Last month, 77-year-old Peter Turnpu died alone in his Waterford home.


Burlington County Democrats campaigning to fill vacated freeholder seat

The race to fill a vacant seat on the Burlington County Board of Freeholders has featured the usual speeches, campaign platforms, canvassing, social media, endorsements and mudslinging.


Mourners pay respect at veteran's funeral in South Jersey Friday afternoon

WRIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (WPVI) -- On Friday, strangers became family to a veteran who died all alone with no known family. At his home in Atco, New Jersey back in December. Most had never heard of his name and didn't know his life story but they showed up by the dozens to pay respect and say goodbye to 77


Burlington County Health Department offering free eye exams, screenings

As January marks National Glaucoma Awareness Month, the Burlington County Health Department is hosting a free vision and eye screening Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 15 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton, as part of state and local efforts to reduce blindness. Officials from the state Department of Human Services’ Commi


Court Reduces Sentence in 2013 New Jersey Beating, Stabbing Murder

A North Plainfield man has had his murder sentence reduced after an appeals court ruled it was excessive because he wouldn't have been released until he was in his 90s. Gary Passarelli was 42 when he was convicted in 2015 of the beating and stabbing killing of John Niko, an acquaintance in Raritan T


Air Force Releases Details of Plane that Nearly Crashed at Base in 2018

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — On April 15, 2018, a well-developed storm spanning the entire East Coast was producing thick, low cloud cover, rain showers and strong winds. In a series of unfortunate events exacerbated by weather, a fateful day lay ahead for one pilot and the McGuire Radar


4 Arrested In Ocean County SWAT Drug Raid: Prosecutor

Four people from Ocean County were arrested for possessing in distributing drugs, including heroin and cocaine, after a SWAT Team raided a Barnegat home Tuesday, the county prosecutor's office announced. Detectives found 1,250 glassine envelopes of heroin and about 20 grams of cocaine, the prosecuto


New Jersey priest charged with sexually assaulting teen for 4 years in the 90s

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. -- A New Jersey priest accused of sexually assaulting a teen has a detention hearing scheduled for Friday. Father Thomas Ganley was taken into custody this week by a New Jersey prosecutor's office.