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Couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Atlantic County

The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office is investigating the death of two people in an apparent murder-suicide. A man and a woman were found inside their Linwood home on Thursday, the prosecutor's office said in a release, but provided no details about the incident. Authorities have not released t

NJ.COM - 2018-03-17 18:12:44

4 teens, including escapee, arrested with stolen car: police

Four teens, including one who had escaped from a Newark detention facility, were arrested Wednesday when police found them in a stolen car on Audubon Avenue, authorities said. Sheldon Mays, 18, of Jersey City, two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old were all charged with receiving stolen property, Jersey

NJ.COM - 2018-03-16 15:58:23

Police: Vineland man dies after shooting himself at animal hospital

MILLVILLE - The death of his beloved dog was apparently one loss too many for Robert Zapar, who killed himself out of grief on Thursday outside a local animal hospital. Zapar, 35, and Peyton, a 10-year-old Rottweiler, had been inseparable over the last decade. The dog died from an illness in Decembe

DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-16 20:30:12

Dad suggests hell instead of prison for mom who got high as her kid died

The father of a 2-year-old child who died in a car as Deanna Joseph got high in the front seat summed up his feelings about the penalty the woman deserved. "Hell is not good enough for her," the dad told a judge Friday morning. Joseph, 39, of Alloway Township, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for

NJ.COM - 2018-03-16 19:00:58

Gunman caught in shooting that left 1 dead, 3 wounded, cops say

A 27-year-old South Jersey man has been charged with murder and attempted murder nearly six months after a shooting at an Atlantic County condominium complex which left one dead and three hurt. Matthew Gonzalez (Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office) Matthew Gonzalez, of the Mays Landing section of Ha

NJ.COM - 2018-03-16 12:14:40

Shooting in North Philadelphia leaves man in critical condition

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WTXF) - Police in North Philadelphia are investigating a shooting that left a man in critical condition. According to investigators, police responded to a call a little after 8 p.m. March 17 at 17th and Indiana. Upon arrival, police say, they discovered a 21-year-old male shot thr

FOX29.COM - 2018-03-18 04:31:00

N.J. man arrested on possession of child pornography charges, officials say

CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J. (WTXF) - A New Jersey man has been charged with distribution of child pornography, according to Camden County officials. John Weaver, a 32-year-old from Oaklyn, New Jersey, was charged March 16. He was also charged with possession of child pornography, according to Camden County

FOX29.COM - 2018-03-17 23:46:00

Search for killer as road-rage victim dies

DEPTFORD - A Blackwood man has died from injuries sustained in a road-rage incident, and authorities are seeking his killer. Joseph Pirri, 32, was attacked on Tanyard Road near Mail Avenue in Deptford around 4:20 p.m. on March 7, said the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office. He died Thursday eveni

COURIER-POST - 2018-03-16 19:53:08

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


4 Powerball tickets worth $50K each sold in N.J.

While no one across the country hit Wednesday's $417.3 million jackpot, four worth $50,000 were sold in New Jersey. The tickets matched four numbers plus the Powerball and were sold at the following stores: Speedy Mart on Somerdale Road in the Blackwood section of Gloucester TownshipShopRite Wines &


Ex-teacher pleads guilty to taking video up Medford students' skirts

MEDFORD, N.J. - A former New Jersey high school teacher accused of using a camera hidden inside a drink container to take videos up the skirts of female students has pleaded guilty. Former teacher Eric Howell was caught in 2017 filming up students' skirts, officials say. (Burlington County Prosecuto

PIX11.COM - 2018-03-16 13:49:28

Another day, another lockdown as South Jersey high school sends kids home early

A Jersey Shore high school spent part of Wednesday morning on lockdown as police investigated a weapons threat on the campus. The lockdown at Atlantic City High School started as the clock closed in on 10 a.m., minutes before students across the state walked out of schools to protest gun violence.


Millville Plastics to Fill 1 Million Square-Feet of Old Wheaton Glass Building

A new project in Millville is looking to bring hundreds of jobs to the city via plastics. On Thursday night, March 14th, plans for Millville Plastics was announced. The new company will redevelop one million square feet of the old Wheaton Glass Company building on G Street, 100-thousand square feet


NJ pre-K administrator threatened 4-year-olds with knife, cops say

PLAINFIELD - A Camden County woman is facing charges after police say she threatened children at a preschool where she worked as an administrator. Adetokunbo O. Akinnaso, a 64-year-old from the Sicklerville section of Winslow, was working as the administrator of the Dusk to Dawn preschool at the tim


Injured man sparks Vineland police investigation

VINELAND - A city Emergency Medical Services crew helped a bleeding man with a wrapped head wound into a waiting ambulance about 5 p.m. Thursday. Police at the scene told The Daily Journal there was "an incident" at the East Almond Estates but couldn't provide additional details due to the ongoing i


Ex-teacher pleads guilty to taking video up students' skirts

MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) - A former New Jersey high school teacher accused of using a camera hidden inside a drink container to take videos up the skirts of female students has pleaded guilty. Investigators say 44-year-old Eric Howell placed the container in his briefcase to capture video as he walked nea


Toys R Us to close all U.S. stores, much to the sorrow of South Jersey residents

Iconic retailer Toys R Us Inc. told its employees Wednesday that the company will close all U.S. stores following slow holiday sales, according to reports in the Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post The move will cost nearly 33,000 people their jobs. In South Jersey, Toys R Us has stores in