Hospital Must Pay $3M To Family Of Franklinville Mom Who Died Of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Hospital Must Pay $3M To Family Of Franklinville Mom Who Died Of Flesh-Eating Bacteria
Hospital Must Pay $3M To Family Of Franklinville Mom Who Died Of Flesh-Eating Bacteria A New Jersey hospital must pay $3 million to the family of a woman who died from a flesh-eating bacteria nearly seven years ago. A Camden County Superior Court jury awarded the money to the family of 54-year-old Adrienne Nock — who visited Jefferson Washington Township Hospital visited twice with symptoms before she died in 2017, according to the law firm Saltz Mongeluzzi Bendesky.  Nock, of Franklinville, was remembered as a "beloved" client advocate for the Camden County Board of Social Services. The lawsuit said Nock went to Jefferson Washington Township Hospital on …
Man Who Killed Ex-GF While Teen Was On The Phone With Police Likely To Spend Life In Prison Man Who Killed Ex-GF While Teen Was On The Phone With Police Likely To Spend Life In Prison
Man Who Killed Ex-GF While Teen Was On The Phone With Police Likely To Spend Life In Prison A Maryland man is likely to spend the rest of his life in prison after shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend in Harford County, the state's attorney's office announced. Edgewood resident Jamar Deverick Wise, 43, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder this week and agreed to a sentence range of life suspended with all but 80 years suspended without parole for the murder of 46-year-old Kisha Blackwall. On Dec. 20, 2022, deputies from the Harford County Sheriff's Office were called to an Edgewood home when a teen girl advised that Wise and her mother were arguing in the front yard, noting that…
Drunk Driver Who Killed Couple Holding Hands On Election Day In Gaithersburg Sentenced Drunk Driver Who Killed Couple Holding Hands On Election Day In Gaithersburg Sentenced
Drunk Driver Who Killed Couple Holding Hands On Election Day In Gaithersburg Sentenced The drunk driver who killed a couple crossing a Maryland street on Election Day 2022 is headed to prison. Davinder Singh, 47, of Gaithersburg, was sentenced to ten years in prison with all but eight years suspended and five years of supervised probation upon release, the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office announced Friday, Feb. 23. Singh was driving his Toyota Prius on School Drive on the day of the fatal crash when he struck and killed Miguel Antonio Ortiz, 65, and Ana Margarita Ortiz, 70, a married couple from Gaithersburg who were holding hands and crossing the street to vote at…
Shot Car Crashes Into Tree In Harrisburg, Officials Say (VIDEO) Shot Car Crashes Into Tree In Harrisburg, Officials Say (VIDEO)
Shot Car Crashes Into Tree In Harrisburg, Officials Say (Video) A car that was shot at crashed into a tree in front of Bellevue Towers, Harrisburg officials announced on Friday evening.  The police were called to a report of shots fire and a crash in the 2400 block of Market Street around non but available to find only a crashed white SUV, everyone else involved had fled the scene, officials explained.  It appears the SUV was shot at multiple times, with one bullet striking the vehicle, which caused the driver to cross into oncoming traffic and strike a tree, according to the police.  Witnesses said two or three other vehicles had been i…
Inmate Dies In Pennsylvania Prison, Authorities Say Inmate Dies In Pennsylvania Prison, Authorities Say
Inmate Dies In Pennsylvania Prison, Authorities Say A convicted felon, serving a maximum of 23 months in the Dauphin County Prison, was found unresponsive on Friday morning, authorities announced that afternoon.  Justin Cofield, 33 of Steelton, began his sentence on Aug. 31, 2023, and was pronounced dead within the prison at 10:08 a.m. on Feb. 23, Dauphin County officials detailed in the release.  DCP officials were called to a medical emergency on I Block at 9:33 a.m. Cofield was found unresponsive in his bunk, lying on his stomach, a correctional officer explained as EMS arrived. EMS made life-saving attempts, but ultim…
Get Free George's Coney Island Hot Dog In Worcester With One Stipulation Get Free George's Coney Island Hot Dog In Worcester With One Stipulation
Get Free George's Coney Island Hot Dog In Worcester With One Stipulation The Worcester Public Library has teamed up again with George's Coney Island to give free hot dogs to children and teens who check out books over the school break.  The promotion runs from Friday, Feb. 23, through Sunday. The promotion is meant to get more kids interested in reading and excited about the library.  The Worcester County Library posted about the promotion on its Facebook page.  Our school vacation week promo with George's Coney Island Hot Dogs is back starting today through Sunday, February 25. Kids & Teens! Come in to any Worcester Public Library location a…
'Wolf In Sheep's Clothing' Sentenced For Raping Minor In Maryland: Sheriff 'Wolf In Sheep's Clothing' Sentenced For Raping Minor In Maryland: Sheriff
'Wolf In Sheep's Clothing' Sentenced For Raping Minor In Maryland: Sheriff A judge in Calvert County had harsh words for a sexual offender from Prince Frederick who preyed on a minor for years.  Jonathan Huffman, 38, was sentenced in Calvert County Circuit Court to 50 years in prison with all but 18 years suspended, for sexually abusing a minor and second-degree rape, authorities announced. At his sentencing, Judge Mark Chandlee described Huffman as "a wolf in sheep's clothing."  According to the Charles County State's Attorney's Office, last year, the sheriff's office received a cyber tip about possible abuse, launching a joint investigation that inclu…
5 Displaced After Home Struck By Lightning In Montgomery County (PHOTOS) 5 Displaced After Home Struck By Lightning In Montgomery County (PHOTOS)
5 Displaced After Home Struck By Lightning In Montgomery County (Photos) A house in Montgomery County was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm on Thursday evening, Feb. 22, authorities said. The two-story house at 21600 Gentry Ln. near Cross Meadow Lane was struck by lightning accompanied by “extreme thunder” around 5:45 p.m., Montgomery County (MD) Fire & Rescue Service Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. No fire or injuries were reported, though the home did sustain other structural damages, displacing five residents, Piringer added. Scroll down to view additional photos. 21,600 Gentry Ln. near Cross Meadow Ln., Brookville, 2-sty house, house …
Pittsfield Artist Tackles Faith, Family In New Historical Fiction Book Pittsfield Artist Tackles Faith, Family In New Historical Fiction Book
Pittsfield Artist Tackles Faith, Family In New Historical Fiction Book Matthew Brinton admits he's more comfortable working as a visual artist, but he felt compelled to write "Tales from a Bygone Era," his first book.  The historical-fiction thriller follows multiple characters as they navigate their way through the turbulence of the early 1960s and 1970s.  "The characters are in a lot of ways based on my parents and people they knew growing up," Brinton said in an interview with the Daily Voice. "... Ultimately, though, it's about faith. There's a lot of my own path to find Jesus Christ as my personal savior in it as well. I think there is a shared …
Bay Shore Man Sexually Abused 10-Year-Old Stepdaughter Who Texted 911 For Help, Jury Finds Bay Shore Man Sexually Abused 10-Year-Old Stepdaughter Who Texted 911 For Help, Jury Finds
Bay Shore Man Sexually Abused 10-Year-Old Stepdaughter Who Texted 911 For Help, Jury Finds A Long Island man could spend decades in prison for sexually abusing his underage stepdaughter. The 45-year-old Bay Shore man, who prosecutors are not naming to protect the child’s identity, was found guilty of multiple sex crimes by a Suffolk County jury on Thursday, Feb. 22. Prosecutors said the man abused the girl on three different occasions between August and October 2021 while her mother was at work. At the time, she was 10 and 11 years old. The abuse ended when the girl sent a text message to 911 reporting that her stepfather was trying to have sex with her, and that he had sexually…
Clarkstown Man Admits Selling $70K In Elephant Ivory Pool Cues, DA Says Clarkstown Man Admits Selling $70K In Elephant Ivory Pool Cues, DA Says
Clarkstown Man Admits Selling $70K In Elephant Ivory Pool Cues, DA Says A Hudson Valley man has been convicted for his part in the illegal commercialization of elephant ivory worth more than $70,000. Rockland County resident Kenneth Kerner, age 59, of Clarkstown, was convicted on Thursday, Feb. 22 after pleading guilty to the crime on Thursday, Feb. 8, said the New State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and New York County District Attorney’s Office. Kerner, who was sentenced to five years probation, 200 hours of community service, and an obligation to donate $10,000 to a wildlife organization was caught as part of an investigation that began…
Shooter In Southeast DC Sentenced For Killing Maryland Man Outside Father's Home: Feds Shooter In Southeast DC Sentenced For Killing Maryland Man Outside Father's Home: Feds
Shooter In Southeast DC Sentenced For Killing Maryland Man Outside Father's Home: Feds A District man has been sentenced to decades in prison for gunning down Maryland native Toussaunt Strong outside his father's home in the Shipley Terrace neighborhood more than three years ago, authorities announced. Ravel Mills, 29, was found guilty by a jury last October of second-degree murder while armed and other offenses for killing the Montgomery County native in Southeast DC in 2020. This week, a judge announced that Mills has been sentenced to 29 years in prison, the max possible term. According to prosecutors, on April 18, 2020, Strong, 28, was outside his father's home when Mill…
Over $955K Scheme: Former Office Manager From Cheshire Gets Years In Prison For Embezzlement Over $955K Scheme: Former Office Manager From Cheshire Gets Years In Prison For Embezzlement
Over $955K Scheme: Former Office Manager From Cheshire Gets Years In Prison For Embezzlement A 53-year-old former office manager from Connecticut will spend years in prison for embezzling nearly $956,000 from the family-owned construction business she worked for, officials announced. New Haven County resident Erin Sullivan of Cheshire, age 53, was sentenced on Wednesday, Feb. 21 to 24 months in prison for her embezzlement scheme and tax fraud, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced. According to federal officials, Sullivan was employed as the office manager for the Orange-based construction business she worked for. Beginning at least as early as 2016, Su…
Man Gets Prison Time After Killing Victim In Yonkers, Then Avoiding Police For Year Man Gets Prison Time After Killing Victim In Yonkers, Then Avoiding Police For Year
Man Gets Prison Time After Killing Victim In Yonkers, Then Avoiding Police For Year A 34-year-old man who spent a year eluding authorities will spend decades in prison for fatally shooting a 20-year-old victim in Westchester.  Yonkers resident Jonathan Planas was sentenced to 22 years in state prison for the October 2020 fatal shooting of Alvaro Vigueras Medina, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah announced on Thursday, Feb. 22.  At around 1:30 a.m. on the day of the shooting, Oct. 10, 2020, Planas got out of a Mercedes Benz and fired several shots at Medina while he was walking on Lawrence Street in Yonkers. Medina was hit once …
Kitten Found Covered In Burns In Roslindale Recovering After Surgery; MSPCA Looking For Owner Kitten Found Covered In Burns In Roslindale Recovering After Surgery; MSPCA Looking For Owner
Kitten Found Covered In Burns In Roslindale Recovering After Surgery; Mspca Looking For Owner Boston animal welfare authorities are asking for the public's help to identify the owner of an 11-month-old kitten who was found in the Roslindale area covered in burns.  The cat, whom the MSPCA has nicknamed Dusty, was found on Feb. 11 in a parking lot and was rushed to Angell Animal Medical Center’s 24/7 emergency facility in Jamaica Plain for treatment.  “We don’t know how Dusty was injured,” explained Dr. Rebecca Fellman, who is part of the team treating Dusty at the MSPCA’s Boston Adoption Center clinic. “When it’s cold out, cats on the street often climb in wheel wells …
Elusive Ram Captured In Mount Laurel After Days-Long Pursuit Elusive Ram Captured In Mount Laurel After Days-Long Pursuit
Elusive Ram Captured In Mount Laurel After Days-Long Pursuit An elusive ram was safely captured in Mount Laurel, authorities said. The township of Mount Laurel Division of Public Works and Mount Laurel police officers were able to capture the ram on Friday, Feb. 23 in a backyard on Horseshoe Drive.  "After a fairly extensive foot pursuit, the Ram was reunited with his owner in Mount Laurel," police said on Facebook. "We grabbed him by the horns, literally," Officer Kyle Gardner told 6abc news. The ram reportedly ran freely around the township for days.
27-Year-Old Putnam County Man Killed While Skiing Was Investment Firm Associate 27-Year-Old Putnam County Man Killed While Skiing Was Investment Firm Associate
27-Year-Old Putnam County Man Killed While Skiing Was Investment Firm Associate More information has emerged about a 27-year-old Hudson Valley man who was killed while skiing at a mountain resort in Vermont.  Putnam County resident Brooks Ralph of Cold Spring was found dead just before midnight at Stowe Mountain Resort on Tuesday, Feb. 20, according to reports.  Earlier Report - 27-Year-Old From Putnam County Killed While Skiing In Vermont: Report Ralph's body was found in a section of steep wooded backcountry terrain outside of the resort's boundaries above the Upper Perry Merrill Trail following a search conducted by Stowe Mountain Rescue, S…
Dementia Hasn't Taken Spunk From Ocean Township Native Wendy Williams, Team Says Dementia Hasn't Taken Spunk From Ocean Township Native Wendy Williams, Team Says
Dementia Hasn't Taken Spunk From Ocean Township Native Wendy Williams, Team Says Monmouth County native and popular talk show host Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with dementia and aphasia, according to a news release. The Ocean Township native's team issued a statement on Thursday, Feb. 22 to "correct inaccurate and hurtful rumors about her health." The release confirmed Williams was diagnosed in 2023 with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia. Williams' reps said there had been speculation about the former New York City radio DJ's mental condition when she started to forget words, act erratically sometimes, and had trouble understanding financ…
Support Rushes In For Professional Soccer Player From Yorktown Diagnosed With Cancer Support Rushes In For Professional Soccer Player From Yorktown Diagnosed With Cancer
Support Rushes In For Professional Soccer Player From Yorktown Diagnosed With Cancer In an amazing display of support, a community has come together to raise tens of thousands of dollars to help a professional soccer player from Northern Westchester who faces a dire cancer diagnosis.  The effort began after New York City FC player John Denis, a Yorktown native, was diagnosed with primary mediastinal large B cell lymphoma on Saturday, Feb. 3, his 26th birthday.  The diagnosis came just days before Denis was scheduled to leave home for his preseason and fourth year of playing professional soccer, according to his brother, Sebastian.  To help raise funds t…
Wegmans Slated To Begin Construction On First CT Store In Norwalk Wegmans Slated To Begin Construction On First CT Store In Norwalk
Wegmans Slated To Begin Construction On First CT Store In Norwalk The much anticipated first Wegmans grocery store in the state is slated to begin construction in Fairfield County this spring. Located in Norwalk off Route 1 at 47 Richards Ave., work has already begun on the unique parking structure for shoppers. "We’ve started construction on the parking garage, and we aim to begin construction of the food market foundations this spring," said Wegmans spokeswoman Marcie Rivera. Earlier report: Wegmans To Open First CT Store In Norwalk Rivera said the company anticipates opening in 2025, though an exact date hasn't been identified.  "The sto…
Bergen Doc Who Said He Treated Medicaid Patients When He Was Not Even In The U.S. Pays Up Bergen Doc Who Said He Treated Medicaid Patients When He Was Not Even In The U.S. Pays Up
Bergen Doc Who Said He Treated Medicaid Patients When He Was Not Even In The U.S. Pays Up A Bergen County doctor and former medical director of the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Paramus busted for "up-coding" and lying about care provided has agreed to pay $700,000, federal authorities said. Arun Sehgal and his Ramsey practice, Preventive & Diagnostic Medical Center P.A., violated the "False Claims Act" by billing patients for more service than they could possibly provide in a single day, or for services that they never provided, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said Thursday, Feb. 22. Sehgal and his practice agreed to pay $693,490 plus interest to resolve the three …
Four Charged In Connection To Death Of Navy SEAL From Maryland Trying to Board Ship In Yemen Four Charged In Connection To Death Of Navy SEAL From Maryland Trying to Board Ship In Yemen
Four Charged In Connection To Death Of Navy SEAL From Maryland Trying to Board Ship In Yemen Four foreign nationals reportedly shipping Iranian-made weapons have been charged in connection to the death of two US Navy SEALs - one of whom was from Maryland - who were killed attempting to board their ship during an operation in Yemen last month. The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that a criminal complaint has been unsealed charging four suspects after US naval forces interdicted a vessel in the Arabian Sea that was transporting suspected Iranian-made advanced conventional weaponry. Among the SEALs killed was Marylander Special Operator First Class Christopher J. Cham…
Hundreds Of Commuters Briefly Stranded In SEPTA Debacle Hundreds Of Commuters Briefly Stranded In SEPTA Debacle
Hundreds Of Commuters Briefly Stranded In SEPTA Debacle Some 250 Philadelphia commuters were left stranded on a "dead" track in West Philadelphia Thursday morning, Feb. 22, transit authorities confirmed to Daily Voice.  It happened during the morning rush hour around 7:30 a.m., SEPTA said.  "Amtrak mistakenly routed a Center City-bound SEPTA Regional Rail train to a dead track that was not receiving power," a spokesperson wrote. The marooned passengers were rescued when a second train was brought in and shuttled them to 30th Street Station, SEPTA said.  No one was injured and there was "never a chance of a collision," the spokes…
Cat Found On Streets Near Elementary School Positive For Rabies: Frederick County Officials Cat Found On Streets Near Elementary School Positive For Rabies: Frederick County Officials
Cat Found On Streets Near Elementary School Positive For Rabies: Frederick County Officials The Frederick County Health Department is cautioning that a cat found roaming the streets near an elementary school has tested positive for rabies. An alert was issued on Thursday, Feb. 22, advising the community that a cat that was tracked down in the 1400 block of Angelwing Place in Frederick has tested positive for the virus after being picked up area located near Monarch Ridge Park and Emerald Farm Park and close to Butterfly Ridge Elementary School. The feline was picked up on Tuesday, Feb. 20 after Frederick County Animal Control received reports about it acting unusual and aggre…
Man Gets Multiple Life Sentences For 'Rage Killing' Two Women In Waldorf Home Man Gets Multiple Life Sentences For 'Rage Killing' Two Women In Waldorf Home
Man Gets Multiple Life Sentences For 'Rage Killing' Two Women In Waldorf Home Deon Watkins will never see the light of day again after a judge sentenced him to two life sentences without the possibility of parole for murdering a pair of women in Maryland, the Charles County State's Attorney's Office announced. Last summer, it took a jury days to convict the 52-year-old man of the murders of Kandeon Niravanh and Genesis Garrett, both 22, in Waldorf, and on Thursday, he was sentenced to a lifetime in prison. Charles County State's Attorney Tony Covington said that shortly before 1 a.m. on Jan. 21, 2021, officers were called to the 2400 block of Hanover Court in Wa…
Siblings On Road To Recovery After Skook Crash That Killed Grandmother Siblings On Road To Recovery After Skook Crash That Killed Grandmother
Siblings On Road To Recovery After Skook Crash That Killed Grandmother Schuylkill County community members have raised thousands to help two children recover after the crash that killed their grandmother early this month.  Elizabeth Ryan, 65, died when another driver struck her car head-on on Feb. 9, Daily Voice reported. Police said it happened on Route 901 near Old Phoenix Road in Cass Township.  Her two grandchildren in the car, 8-year-old Laykin and 6-year-old Kaiden, were also hurt in the crash.  "While Kaiden suffered a broken arm and is recovering at home, Laykin suffered severe internal and spinal injuries and is currently rec…
'Highly-Pathogenic' Avian Flu Strain Found In Backyard Flock In Charles County 'Highly-Pathogenic' Avian Flu Strain Found In Backyard Flock In Charles County
'Highly-Pathogenic' Avian Flu Strain Found In Backyard Flock In Charles County Some animals have been quarantined or euthanized after a highly-pathogenic strain of bird flu was found in a Charles County backyard. The Maryland Department of Agriculture issued an alert this week regarding the spread of H5N1 avian influenza that was reported in a backyard flock this week. Officials say that they have "quarantined all affected premises, and birds on the properties are being or have been depopulated to prevent the spread of the disease."  Birds from the affected flocks will not enter the food system, they noted. "Avian influenza is a highly contagious airborne respi…
Swastikas, Racial Slur Found Spray Painted On Arlington Sidewalk, Vehicles, Police Say Swastikas, Racial Slur Found Spray Painted On Arlington Sidewalk, Vehicles, Police Say
Swastikas, Racial Slur Found Spray Painted On Arlington Sidewalk, Vehicles, Police Say An investigation has been launched in Virginia after there were reports of hateful imagery found on a sidewalk and painted on at least two vehicles earlier this week, police say. Officers from the Arlington Police Department were called to the 5700 block of 27th Street North early on Monday morning to investigate reports of graffiti in the area. Responding officers found a swastika painting on the sidewalk, and while canvassing the area, found two vehicles in the 2700 block of North Jefferson Street that had been spray painted, one of which included a swastika and racial slur. The incident…
District Man Charged With Child Cruelty While On Pre-Trial Release For Shooting At Teen: Feds District Man Charged With Child Cruelty While On Pre-Trial Release For Shooting At Teen: Feds
District Man Charged With Child Cruelty While On Pre-Trial Release For Shooting At Teen: Feds A District man is facing new charges after he allegedly committed new crimes while awaiting trial or shooting a 14-year-old. Darnell Lamont Savoy, 24, is back behind bars less than two months before he was set to face a trial for shooting at a teen during a targeted attack, federal authorities announced this week. Savoy was charged with: Unlawful possession of a firearm; Possession with intent to distribute fentanyl; Carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense; Possession of a large-capacity feeding device; Second-degree cruelty to children. The charges contained in a …
Nassau County Bans Transgender Athletes From Competing In Women's, Girls Sports Nassau County Bans Transgender Athletes From Competing In Women's, Girls Sports
Nassau County Bans Transgender Athletes From Competing In Women's, Girls Sports Nassau County will ban transgender athletes from competing in women’s and girls sports at local facilities, a move that mirrors similar legislation throughout the country and has sparked outrage among advocates. County Executive Bruce Blakeman announced the executive order, which will go into effect immediately, at a press conference on Thursday, Feb. 22. The order applies only to female competitive sports, not co-ed or male sports. It will prevent transgender women from participating in women’s sports at all county-run facilities. "This is not precluding anybody from participating in s…
Man Dies At Hospital Following Fairfax County Crash, Police Say Man Dies At Hospital Following Fairfax County Crash, Police Say
Man Dies At Hospital Following Fairfax County Crash, Police Say One person has died after being involved in a Fairfax County crash on Thursday morning, police say. First responders were called at around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday morning to Memorial Street near Richmond Highway in Hybla Valley, where there was a reported single-vehicle crash.  One person was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, and he later died there, police confirmed on Feb. 22. The crash led to the roadway being shut down while the Fairfax County Police Department investigated the incident. No information about the victim was provided by police. The fatal crash r…