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Flyers cover Kate Smith statue, won't play her recording of 'God Bless America' amid racism allegation

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia Flyers have covered the statue of Kate Smith outside the Wells Fargo Center and will stop using her recording of "God Bless America" as an allegation of racism against the singer has come to light.


Aston Township carnival shut down permanently after large fight, arrests made

ASTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WPVI) -- Cell phone video captured some of the chaos that erupted at the Aston Township Fire Department carnival on Thursday night. Unfortunately, a massive brawl would become the last few moments in history for the annual carnival.


Man, 81, wounded inside house after someone opened fire on Burlington County home

An 81-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his leg Wednesday night when someone opened fire on a Burlington County home. The shots were fired around 10:40 p.m. on Raeburn Lane in Willingboro, police said.


Flash flood watch extended for South Jersey as thunderstorms loom

With driving rains and tropical downpours expected, the National Weather Service has extended the area of the flash flood watch. All of South Jersey is now included Friday and Saturday.


Baseball: Burlington County League rankings for April 18

2-Moorestown (2-0) 3-Rancocas Valley (5-2) 6-Northern Burlington (5-2) Kevin Minnick focuses on South Jersey and can be reached at kminnick@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @kminnicksports. Like NJ.com HS sports on Faceboo.


Pit bulls attack horse in N.J. neighborhood, leaving it with bloody gashes requiring surgery

Two pit bulls got loose in a Hunterdon County neighborhood Wednesday evening and attacked a horse, leaving it with bloody gashes on its face and legs that will require surgery, authorities said.


Did Joel Embiid Rip Ass On The 76ers Bench And Try To Cover It Up? Here’s The Result Of Our Investigation

On Thursday night, the 76ers took on the Nets in a first-round playoff matchup in Brooklyn, where Philadelphia walked away with a 131-115 victory to take a 2-1 lead in the series.


Rapist lured Philly woman to N.J. using ‘Plenty of Fish’ dating site, and police used the same site to reel him in, cops say

A Florence man used the dating site “Plenty of Fish” to entice a Philadelphia woman to travel to Burlington County Monday, then drove her to a remote area of Cinnaminson, raped her and tossed her out of his car, authorities alleged Thursday.


Most of Delaware under Flash Flood Watch until Saturday

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – The National Weather Service has expanded its Flash Flood Watch to include portions of Delaware, northeast Maryland and southern New Jersey, including the following areas, in Delaware: Delaware beaches, Inland Sussex, Kent and New Castle Counties.


Wendy Williams' Estranged Husband Calls Cops to New Jersey Mansion After She Files for Divorce

One week after Wendy Williams filed for divorce, her husband Kevin Hunter asked police to come to their home. On Thursday, Hunter called local law enforcement and asked that they respond to his and Williams’ New Jersey mansion to address members of the media, who were waiting outside.


WATCH: Police officers, good Samaritans drag four men from 2 burning cars after suspected DWI crash

Four men likely owe their lives to a group of police officers and good Samaritans who smashed windows and dragged them from their burning vehicles recently on a highway in Camden.


Couple expecting first baby wants free meals, therapy from neighbors

This outrageous crowdsourcing request is leaving a bad taste in the mouth of Twitter readers. Most people ask for meal donations out of need — but a Philadelphia man has taken to the Meal Train “giving” website asking for elaborate cuisine and “mental-health check-ins” — because he can’t seem to han


N.J. police chief demoted me, forced me to retire for taking leave to care for sick mother, ex-cop says in lawsuit

A New Jersey police captain who took leave in order to care for his ailing mother has filed a lawsuit alleging his chief was angered by his absence and retaliated by demoting him and ultimately forcing him to retire.


Everything to know about New Jersey's severe storm risk Friday night

You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more weather information. I'll be tracking any severe weather through there overnight.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


NJ man sentenced to prison for international firearms trafficking

TRENTON, NJ — A Somerset County man was sentenced Thursday to 46 months in prison for illegally exporting from the United States a wide array of weapons, including assault rifles, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.


N.J. trooper shared sexually explicit photo of 5-year-old with girl’s own mother, authorities say

A New Jersey state trooper exchanged a sexually explicit photo of a 5-year-old girl with the victim’s own mother after she asked him if he wanted to rape the girl, according to a criminal complaint by the state’s Office of the Attorney General.


South Jersey man sentenced to life in prison after 22nd arrest, ninth conviction

A Mount Holly man with nearly two dozen arrests to his name was sentenced to life in prison earlier this week after he was convicted for stealing a pack of cigarettes and $500 in cash.


Tobias Harris’ high school coach jokes that he’ll do his best to deliver Harris to Nets

Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris grew up in New York, so you have to think he has a soft spot in his heart for Brooklyn even when he is playing against the Nets. Following Harris’ 29-point performance in the 76ers’ Game 3 win over the Nets on Thursday night, Harris’ high-school basketball co


Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Permit Death with Dignity in New Jersey

MORRIS COUNTY — Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that will allow terminally ill New Jersey adults to end their lives peacefully, with dignity, and at their own discretion.