• Pleasantville Police DepartmentPLEASANTVILLE – Pleasantville Police Department detectives are investigating if a there is a connection between a pair of neighborhood shootings in six days that killed one man.

    Devon Leggette, 18, was shot in the lower middle back at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 6 while he stood with a group of guys near the basketball courts at Woodland and Fourth avenues, according to Pleasantville Police Capt. Rocky Melendez.

  • Carly SansoneA Richard Stockton College sophomore who played volleyball for the college was among three people who died when their car careened off an embankment in Colorado on Saturday, July 5.

    Carly Sansone and three others were riding in a vehicle headed south on Colorado Highway 145 near Ophir, about 6 miles south of Telluride.

  • Police are looking for this man, who they say was in the vicinity and matches the description of a person who attempted to use counterfeit money on the boardwalk Monday.

    OCEAN CITY – Ocean City police are searching for a man they say attempted to use counterfeit money on the boardwalk three times Monday afternoon.

    Police say he attempted to use counterfeit $50…

  • Absecon Police DepartmentABSECON - A 14-year-old Absecon girl was forced to run for safety Monday evening when a man attempted to lure her into his car, according to the Absecon Police.

  • Nicodemo S. Scarfo and an associate were convicted of ‘looting a publicly traded company to benefit their criminal enterprise’

    CAMDEN – A member and an associate of the Lucchese organized crime family and two Texas brothers were convicted today (Thursday, July 3) of racketeering and other charges after a six-month trial.

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Green Tip of the Week: Reduce your pet’s carbon paw print

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Written by MEGAN FORNUTO Wednesday, November 06, 2013 08:51 am

Green Tip of the Week: Reduce your pet’s carbon paw print Green Tip of the Week: Reduce your pet’s carbon paw print

Life with a pet is rewarding, but is it sustainable? Here are some tips to reduce your pet’s carbon paw print.

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Sculptor dishes out art like it’s candy at Noyes Museum

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, November 05, 2013 05:11 pm

Jeanette DePiero of Green Bank stands by one of her husband’s sculptures. Jeanette DePiero of Green Bank stands by one of her husband’s sculptures.

GALLOWAY – Jeanette DePiero of Green Bank loves looking closely at her husband’s artwork.

“He uses pieces of anything and everything,” she said Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College fine arts and crafts festival. “Look, here’s a piece of my candy dish.”

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Galloway Outdoorsman leaves a legacy with his Eagle Scout project

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, November 05, 2013 04:33 pm

Aaron Zimmerman with his parents, Elizabeth and Paul after the ceremony. Aaron Zimmerman with his parents, Elizabeth and Paul after the ceremony.

GALLOWAY – Aaron Zimmermann’s Eagle Scout project is being dedicated in his honor at Galloway Township Middle School where he put his skills as an outdoorsman to use improving Mr. B’s Backyard Classroom.

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Absegami students beat up on cyber bullying

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, November 05, 2013 02:50 pm

In front, from left, are A'naiya Cozart, Jecee Gosman, Sage Fleck and Greta Nanfara. The middle row is made up of Francesca Devito, Rachel Spinelli, Anthony Acosta and Jonathan Cobb. In back are Tatiyana Robinson, Ashten McBride, Pooja Patel and Gaelyn Lyons. In front, from left, are A'naiya Cozart, Jecee Gosman, Sage Fleck and Greta Nanfara. The middle row is made up of Francesca Devito, Rachel Spinelli, Anthony Acosta and Jonathan Cobb. In back are Tatiyana Robinson, Ashten McBride, Pooja Patel and Gaelyn Lyons.

Students in Absegami teacher Gregory Rynkiewicz's communicating in the 21st century class have learned about the dangers of online bullying.  From their lesson and discussion, students generated an anti-bullying pledge that was distributed to English teachers and placed on the school website.

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Anti-drug message drives Absegami’s Red Ribbon Week

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 04, 2013 05:58 pm

Winners on Dress in Red Day all received Wawa gift cards. In front, from left, are freshmen winners, Sophia Edwards and Coran Francis; sophomore winners, John Burchell and Laura Nunez. In back are junior honorable mention, Jeffrey Grandison; Junior winners Melissa Rivera and Morgan Brady; and seniors, winner Damali Smith, honorable mention Tyler Brito, winner Joshua Wescoat and honorable mention David Sanchez. Not in the picture are freshman honorable mention Sam Feldman and sophomore honorable mention Concetta Kaganzev. Winners on Dress in Red Day all received Wawa gift cards. In front, from left, are freshmen winners, Sophia Edwards and Coran Francis; sophomore winners, John Burchell and Laura Nunez. In back are junior honorable mention, Jeffrey Grandison; Junior winners Melissa Rivera and Morgan Brady; and seniors, winner Damali Smith, honorable mention Tyler Brito, winner Joshua Wescoat and honorable mention David Sanchez. Not in the picture are freshman honorable mention Sam Feldman and sophomore honorable mention Concetta Kaganzev.

Absegami High School celebrated Red Ribbon Week Oct. 21-25 with the theme “Drugs Destroy Dreams.” 

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Mothers club parties to help others

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 04, 2013 01:11 pm

Ella Kercher plays a bucket drum outside the library. Ella Kercher plays a bucket drum outside the library.

GALLOWAY – The Mothers Club of Absecon and Galloway dressed up themselves and their offspring for a day at their local Atlantic County Library branch Saturday, Oct. 26.

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7 hurt, 1 dead in crash at White Horse Pike and Pomona Road

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 04, 2013 12:16 pm

Abby Newkirk / Photos from the scene of today's Pomona Road / Route 30 accident show how serious it was. In this image, the truck is resting on top of a vehicle. Abby Newkirk / Photos from the scene of today's Pomona Road / Route 30 accident show how serious it was. In this image, the truck is resting on top of a vehicle. UPDATE: Victims identified in 4-vehicle Galloway accident

GALLOWAY – Police are investigating a four-vehicle chain reaction crash that claimed the life of a 69-year-old Hammonton man on Monday, Nov. 4.

The victim was identified by Galloway police as William Anthony Jr., who was driving east on Route 30 in a Chevy Cruze with passengers Joyce Anthony, 66, and William Anthony III, 41, all of Hammonton.

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Absegami Marching Braves win USBands National Championship

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 03, 2013 02:10 pm

gamiband Photo submitted by Naida Burgess/Posing with the trophy at the awards ceremony are, starting second from left, Josephine Tang, Kelly Southavong, Brianna Wiener, Tiffany Ip, Kevin Gehringer, Courtney Daniels, and Lauren Sprague. The Absegami High School Marching Braves won the USBands National Championship in the Group 4AA division Saturday Nov. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

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AtlantiCare guest speaks on diversity at Stockton

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Written by Steve Prisament Saturday, November 02, 2013 09:50 am

Inspirational speaker Steve L. Robbins of S.L. Robbins & Associates gives an engaging talk on diversity. Inspirational speaker Steve L. Robbins of S.L. Robbins & Associates gives an engaging talk on diversity.

Keynote speaker Steve L. Robbins addressed guests at AtlantiCare’s second annual Strength in Diversity Multi-Community event Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Richard Stockton College.

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Galloway Police Blotter Oct. 20-26, 2013

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Written by Steve Prisament Saturday, November 02, 2013 09:35 am

Galloway Police Blotter Oct. 20-26, 2013 Galloway Police Blotter Oct. 20-26, 2013

Police Blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

During the week Oct. 20-26 Galloway police answered 692 calls for service. Officers made 23 arrests, and issued 40 traffic summonses including five charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 31 motor vehicle accidents, five domestic complaints, 93 medical assists and 11 fire calls.

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