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New church head makes history in Willingboro

WILLINGBORO - The Rev. Gregory Smith was installed this week as senior pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church on Levitt Parkway. He is the first African American pastor in the church's 56-year history. In a Sunday morning ceremony, Smith officially took over leadership of the 200-member church,


State worker from Willingboro pleads guilty to stealing $75K in false claims

TRENTON (AP) - A New Jersey state treasury employee has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $75,000 by processing and approving fraudulent claims filed on behalf of her relatives and friends. Stephanie Hargrove pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking. The 39-year-old Willingboro resident served


Willingboro fraternity, Lenape Regional helping hurricane victims

BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP - With three hurricanes devastating parts of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands, more local groups are stepping up to help. A local fraternity is looking to assist colleagues in the U.S. Virgin Islands that were impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Omega Psi Phi


Police ID man killed by hit-and-run driver

TRENTON -- The man killed as he walked along Chambers Street Sunday night was identified Tuesday as Rodney Taylor. He was 61. Taylor was struck by a vehicle that left the scene of the 10:20 p.m. crash, police said. Police have said Taylor was on foot in the westbound lane on the 400 block of Chamber

NJ.COM - 2017-09-19 22:56:08

Gunman Kills Man Inside South Philadelphia Home

The gunman shot a 20-year-old man once in the chest inside a home on the 700 block of Winton Street at 3:34 p.m. A gunman shot and killed a man inside a South Philadelphia home Tuesday afternoon. The gunman shot a 20-year-old man once in the chest inside a home on the 700 block of Winton Street at

NBC PHILADELPHIA - 2017-09-19 22:25:24

Charge: Camco officer fathered girl's child

Embed x Share CLOSE WATCH: CRIME IN SOUTH JERSEY Watch: Police seek ATV driver | 1:16 Camden County Police seek ATV driver who injured two officers in late-night confrontation Jim Walsh 1 of 30 Skip in Skip x Embed x Share CLOSE WATCH: CRIME IN SOUTH JERSEY WATCH: Man robs 78-year-old neighbor | 0:

DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 15:03:36

At MacArthur's office, a skirmish in the health-care battle

The little group met up outside Rep. Tom MacArthur's district office in Marlton just before 11 a.m. Health care was back on the national political agenda - in an unwelcome way in their opinion - and these constituents of the Republican congressman from Burlington and Ocean counties were back on resi

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - 2017-09-20 18:06:00

Westampton to honor early African-American settlers at annual Timbuctoo Day

WESTAMPTON - It's been nearly 200 years, but the community hasn't forgotten the former slaves and free African-Americans who sought to make a home for themselves in the township. Those early settlers will be celebrated on Saturday at Timbuctoo Day, the fourth annual tribute to the former 40-acre vil


Evesham man indicted in connection with May standoff with police

A resident of an Evesham apartment complex was indicted this week on multiple charges in connection with a seven-hour standoff with police in May, during which he allegedly shot at an officer who went to check on his well being. Jeffrey R. Wass, 55, of the Nieuw Amsterdam Apartments on North Maple A


Sixth annual Touch A Truck event comes to Moorestown

MOORESTOWN - You want to see some really big trucks and all different kinds of trucks? Oaks Integrated Care will host its sixth annual Touch A Truck event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Moorestown Mall. The rain-or-shine event will be in the parking lot on the Route 38 sid

COURIER-POST - 2017-09-20 17:20:45

Vandals in vehicles cause damage in 2 counties

Highlights of this day in history: Magellan begins globe-trotting voyage; Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal dies; Actress Sophia Loren born; Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in 'Battle of the Sexes'; Singer Jim Croce dies in plane crash. (Sept. 20) AP Authorities are asking for the public's help to id

COURIER-POST - 2017-09-20 20:17:30

'25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' delivers unpredictability and nostalgia in Bristol

Amy Kaissar said she's seen "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" about a million times. Well, the first half, anyway. Kaissar worked on the Broadway production more than a decade ago as an audience wrangler. It was her responsibility to find competent, confident (or cocky) spellers in the lo


How a Google Earth search led a veteran back to Vietnam to track down mass graves

The search consumes him now, almost 50 years after Bob Connor smelled the stench of their piled, rotting bodies from across the base and then went back to his duties. For hours on end and days that bleed into nights, the 70-year-old retired facilities manager sits at the computer in his Maple Shade,

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - 2017-09-20 06:00:00

Bristol Township School District hires law firm to conduct investigation

BRISTOL TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS - The Bristol Township School District has hired a Mount Laurel, New Jersey, law firm to investigate something that district officials won't talk about. School board president Angela Nober confirmed Wednesday the board approved the hiring of Parker McCay at a recent meeting


Best bets: 'Under the Knife: Contemporary Cut Paper Art' continues at Bucks County Community College

Fifteen contemporary artists who specialize in paper craft techniques are displaying their work in "Under the Knife: Contemporary Cut Paper Art" through Oct. 14 at Bucks County Community College's Hicks Art Center Gallery at 275 Swamp Road in Newtown Township. The works, gathered by guest curator Se


Best bets: 18th Annual Mercer County Italian American Festival kicks off Friday

Twenty-four national and local entertainment acts on two stages highlight the 18th Annual Mercer County Italian American Festival Friday through Sunday at Mercer County Park in West Windsor. Performers include Ray Massa's EuroRhythms; The Brooklyn Bridge ("The Worst That Could Happen"); "Uncle" Floy


Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick bags groceries for hunger awareness

WARMINSTER - Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, of Middletown greeted customers and bagged groceries at ShopRite supermarket in Warminster Wednesday morning. He spent about an hour with county and local government officials at the store to help raise awareness of National Hunger Action Month, which runs u


Midtown Men bring harmony to Bucks County Playhouse fundraiser

The original cast of the Broadway musical "Jersey Boys" will appear at Galavant in the Garden, a fundraiser for the Bucks County Playhouse, at Jericho Farms in Wrightstown. Now calling themselves Midtown Men, actor/singers Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. R


Man charged with killing Temple student from Montgomery County denies harming her

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A man charged with murdering a Temple University student from Lower Salford is denying the allegation. The attorney for 29-year-old Joshua Hupperterz said outside court Wednesday that Hupperterz tells him he "didn't cause any harm" to Jenna Burleigh, a Souderton Area High School


Fundraiser to fight pediatric cancer set in memory of Middletown teen Mason Allen

(From left) Martin, Matthew, Kamala and Mason Allen in February. The photo was taken one month before Mason, 13, died of complications from osteosarcoma. The Mason Chandler Allen Memorial Foundation, founded by Mason's family after his death, will stage the "Steps Toward The Cure" community fundrais