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Storm Knocks Power To 1,230 In Gloucester County Storm Knocks Power To 1,230 In Gloucester County
Storm Knocks Power To 1,230 In Gloucester County A fast-moving round of thunderstorm knocked power to thousands of New Jersey residents Thursday morning, May 23. PSEG was reporting approximately 2,000 outages in Bergen County (1,156 in New Milford, 398 in Paramus); 2,341 in Essex County (983 in Caldwell, 448 in West Caldwell); 1,230 in Gloucester County (1,206 in Woodbury City). JCP&L was reporting approximately 1,300 in Franklin Township, where a downed tree closed Route 57. JCP&L also said 1,000 residents in Lebanon were in the dark, as were 1,000 in Bethlehem. Knowlton, Hope, Liberty, and Independence …
Pickup Truck Driver Killed In Collision With Garbage Truck In South Jersey Pickup Truck Driver Killed In Collision With Garbage Truck In South Jersey
Pickup Driver Killed In Mantua A 53-year-old pickup truck driver from Cherry Hill was killed after a collision with a garbage truck in Gloucester County, authorities said. The crash occurred at about noon on Tuesday, May 21 at Lambs and Glassboro roads in Mantua, police said. The front of the garbage truck struck the driver's side door of the Ram pickup, police said. The victim's name had not been released. The garbage truck driver was not hurt.
Serial Arsonist Accused Of Setting 3 Fires Indicted In Gloucester County Serial Arsonist Accused Of Setting 3 Fires Indicted In Gloucester County
Serial Woodbury Arsonist Indicted A 19-year-old man from Gloucester County has been indicted by a grand jury in connection with three arson fires, according to court papers. Michael M. Lopez-Medina of Woodbury was arrested on Sunday, Feb. 11, by the Woodbury City Police Department and Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. Lopez-Medina was linked to two car fires on Salem Avenue on Feb. 1, a shed fire at Carriage House Apartments on Feb. 3 and a fire at a former school used by the Sketch Players Club on Glover Street on Feb. 7, the prosecutor previously said.  Lopez-Medina was charged with three counts of ag…
Victim Was Moving Out Of Clayton Apartment During Murder-Suicide: Cops Victim Was Moving Out Of Clayton Apartment During Murder-Suicide: Cops
Murder-Suicide Nina Sinclair-Green Anthony Williams Authorities have identified two people killed as a result of a murder-suicide in Gloucester County. On Tuesday, May 7 at approximately 7 p.m.,  Clayton police responded to the Academy Arms Apartments on North Broad Street for a domestic dispute involving gunfire, they said. Clayton police found the bodies of Nina D. Sinclair-Green, 43, and Anthony J. Williams, 45, dead inside an apartment leased by Williams, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office.  Sinclair-Green and Williams had been living there together, the prosecutor said. An investigation&nbs…
MURDER-SUICIDE: Man, Woman Found Dead In Apartment: Clayton Police MURDER-SUICIDE: Man, Woman Found Dead In Apartment: Clayton Police
Murder-Suicide Clayton Gloucester Police in Gloucester County are investigating a possible murder-suicide, authorities said. On Tuesday, May 7 at approximately 7 p.m.,  Clayton police responded to the Academy Arms Apartments on North Broad Street for a domestic dispute involving gunfire, police said. Police found a 45-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman dead in the apartment, they said. ALSO SEE: Cops ID murder-suicide victims. "The initial investigation indicates that this was a murder-suicide," Clayton police said in a press statement. The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has any information about this incide…
Estate Of Welder Blown Through Roof At New Jersey Job Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Estate Of Welder Blown Through Roof At New Jersey Job Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Estate Of Welder Blown Through Roof At New Jersey Job Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit The family of a 48-year-old welder killed in an explosion that blew him through the roof of a business in Gloucester County has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his former employer. Bruce A. Cheeseman, of Cedarville, was working at Timberlane Welding & Services Inc. in Mullica Hill when the fatal accident occurred on June 15, 2022. The company performs truck and trailer repairs. The lawsuit filed by Lisa Labrusciano, as Executor of the Estate, does not mention a dollar amount sought but also names Taylor Oil Co. — which owned the truck being worked on — a yet uniden…
Last Joe's Crab Shack In NJ Closing Next Month In Deptford Last Joe's Crab Shack In NJ Closing Next Month In Deptford
Joe's Crab Shack Deptford New Jersey's last Joe's Crab Shack is set to close next month at Deptford Landing Shopping Center in Gloucester County. “Due to a natural lease expiration, Joe’s Crab Shack located at 2000 Clements Bridge Road in Deptford, NJ will close its doors on May 26, 2024,” Chief Operating Officer Terry Turney said in a statement to Daily Voice. “We thank the community for the many years of support. We value our employees, their dedication to our company, and are working to relocate them to our sister locations nearby.” Joe’s Crab Shack is owned by Landry’s, a large dining, entertainment, hospitality…
Gloucester County Opens New Center In Woodbury To Fight Abuse Against Children Gloucester County Opens New Center In Woodbury To Fight Abuse Against Children
Child Advocacy Gloucester County A new Child Advocacy Center has opened in Gloucester County to deal with the steady rise in abuse and neglect cases, authorities said. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new center at 432 Glover St. in Woodbury took place on Tuesday, April 23. Local prosecutors said they found the need for a larger space necessary due to a rise in the number of crimes against children during and following the coronavirus pandemic.  Child abuse and neglect cases rose from 3,334 cases in 2000 to 4,355 last year in Gloucester County, according to the Rutgers University School of Social Work.  Statewi…
WINNER: Mega Millions Lottery Player Takes Home $10K At ShopRite Of West Deptford WINNER: Mega Millions Lottery Player Takes Home $10K At ShopRite Of West Deptford
Mega Millions 4/23/24 There is a lucky Mega Millions lottery winner in South Jersey. Someone won a $10,000 prize in Gloucester County. The winning numbers for the Tuesday, April 23 drawing were: 11, 17, 33, 39, and 43 and the Megaball was 14. The Megaplier was 4x. The winning ticket was sold at ShopRite of West Deptford, 1077 Mantua Pike in West Deptford.
South Jersey Man Killed In Crash Into Delaware River South Jersey Man Killed In Crash Into Delaware River
South Jersey Man Killed In Crash Into Delaware River A Gloucester County man was killed after his car crashed into the Delaware River in Salem County, authorities said. The 23-year-old man from Monroeville died in the crash at Industrial Park Road and Riviera Drive at about 8 a.m. Saturday, April 13, Pennsville Township police said. His name had not been released. First responders found the vehicle overturned in the river.
Passenger Killed After Being Ejected From Jeep In South Jersey Passenger Killed After Being Ejected From Jeep In South Jersey
Passenger Killed After Being Ejected From Jeep In South Jersey A 69-year-old passenger from Gloucester County was killed after being ejected from a Jeep during a crash in Cumberland County, authorities said. Delia Lugo, of Mullica Hill, was thrown from the Jeep Wrangler and died of her injuries, according to New Jersey State Police. The Jeep was northbound on Route 675 in Fairfield Township at about 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 when the driver ran a stop sign at the intersection with Route 49, State Police said. The Jeep collided with a car westbound on Route 49, then hit an SUV stopped at the intersection in the southbound lane on Route 675. The Je…
WINNER: Powerball Lottery Player Takes Home $50K WINNER: Powerball Lottery Player Takes Home $50K
Winner: Powerball Lottery Player Takes Home $50K A New Jersey Powerball Lottery player won $50,000 in South Jersey in the Wednesday, April 4 drawing. The winning numbers were 11, 38, 41, 62, and 65 and the Powerball was 15. The Powerplay was 3x. That winning ticket was sold at: (Gloucester County) Wawa #961, 1700 Center Square Rd., Logan Township.
Crash Shuts Route 42 In South Jersey Crash Shuts Route 42 In South Jersey
Crash Route 42 Deptford A serious crash closed all lanes of Route 42 in Gloucester County, authorities said. The crash occurred at about 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 2 on the southbound ramp to Exit 12 in Deptford Township, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation.  CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES
Police Hunt Peter Cottontail After Inflatable Easter Bunny Gees Missing In South Jersey Police Hunt Peter Cottontail After Inflatable Easter Bunny Gees Missing In South Jersey
Police Hunt Peter Cottontail After Inflatable Easter Bunny Gees Missing In South Jersey Police in Gloucester County are hunting for Peter Cottontail after their department’s inflatable Easter bunny went missing. The blow-up bunny and giant egg were last seen on Sunday, March 24 outside the Washington Township Police Department. The 8-foot-tall decoration went missing during a rain and wind storm, so it could have blown away, police said on Facebook. Officers unsuccessfully searched the area, they said. "His whereabouts remain unknown," they said. He weighs 10 pounds and is 1 year old with blue eyes and white hair, the Facebook post said. Anyone with information is asked to…
Coastal Flood Warning In Effect For Jersey Shore Due To Offshore Storm, Full Moon Coastal Flood Warning In Effect For Jersey Shore Due To Offshore Storm, Full Moon
Coastal Flood Warning In Effect For Jersey Shore Due To Offshore Storm, Full Moon Many parts of New Jersey are under a coastal flood warning with an offshore storm and a full moon expected to fuel high tides, forecasters said. The National Weather Service issued the coastal flood warning in Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean counties at 6 a.m. on Monday, Mar. 25. The NWS said the warning would be in effect until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 26. A storm out in the Atlantic Ocean will increase offshore wind speeds and make waves larger, according to the NWS. That will combine with Monday night's full moon to create "widespread tidal flooding." The w…
16-Year-Old Girl Killed, 17-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured In Deptford Crash: Police 16-Year-Old Girl Killed, 17-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured In Deptford Crash: Police
16-Year-Old Girl Killed, 17-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured In Deptford Crash: Police A 16-year-old girl was killed and a 17-year-old boy seriously injured a South Jersey crash on Friday, March 22, police said. The girl, a Washington Township (Gloucester County) resident, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Gibbstown boy, according to police in Deptford. The two-car collision occurred at the intersection of Hurffville Road and Deptford Center Road just after 8 p.m. The 17-year-old driver was seriously injured and taken to Cooper University Hospital, Deptford police said. The other driver, a 27-year-old woman from Deptford, was taken to Jefferson Hospit…
Sparks Fly As First Franklinville Firefighters Free Dog Stuck In Tire Rim (VIDEO) Sparks Fly As First Franklinville Firefighters Free Dog Stuck In Tire Rim (VIDEO)
Sparks Fly As First Franklinville Firefighters Free Dog Stuck In Tire Rim (Video) A dog named Daisy got her head stuck in a tire rim but was freed by first responders in Gloucester County, authorities said. Initial efforts to free the dog with soap and water on Thursday, March 21 were unsuccessful, Franklinville Volunteer Fire Co.  Firefighters shared a 7-minute clip of the rescue process. The dog was wrapped in a blanket as Franklin Township Police Lt Brandon Volpe used his personal plasma cutters to free Daisy from the rim. Thank you Franklin Township Police Department for sharing footage of Daisy's rescue! Working together with the Franklin... Posted by…
West Deptford Man Urged Teen To Visit Park Near His Home In Sexual Chats: Prosecutors West Deptford Man Urged Teen To Visit Park Near His Home In Sexual Chats: Prosecutors
West Deptford Man Urged Teen To Visit Park Near His Home In Sexual Chats: Prosecutors A Gloucester County man was accused of having sexually explicit conversations online with a teen who he asked to meet at a park near his home, authorities said. Jeremy Slickerman, 33, of West Deptford, was arrested at his home on Friday, March 15, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond Santiago said in a news release on Tuesday, Mar. 19. Slickerman was charged with third-degree endangering the welfare of a child. The investigation began earlier in March after a referral from Middletown police to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. Investigators said he inappropriately chatted with the 14-y…
Sharp-Shooting Officer Justified In Stopping Rifle-Wielding NJ Madman, Grand Jury Rules Sharp-Shooting Officer Justified In Stopping Rifle-Wielding NJ Madman, Grand Jury Rules
Sharp-Shooting Officer Justified In Stopping Rifle-Wielding NJ Madman, Grand Jury Rules UPDATE: A steely-nerved local New Jersey police officer acted appropriately when he fired the single shot that took down an irate man with a rifle who was threatening to kill a female homeowner, a state grand jury has found. Daniel Nevius, 55, of Sicklerville had raised his rifle and pointed it at police when Deptford Police Officer Luke Ivey stopped him, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin said. State law and Platkin's own guidelines require his Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA) to investigate the circumstances behind police-involved deaths. The guidelines guara…
Gloucester County Man Wins $1M In NJ Lottery's Replay Drawing Gloucester County Man Wins $1M In NJ Lottery's Replay Drawing
Gloucester County Man Wins $1M In NJ Lottery's Replay Drawing A Gloucester County man says he plans to buy a house with proceeds from a million-dollar grand prize he won in New Jersey Lottery's replay drawing. Brian Heck of Newfield was present for the drawing Friday, March 15 at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City Hotel, Casino and Marina. "Speechless. I can't even think right now," Heck said after being handed a giant check. Fourteen other Lottery players also received prizes ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 as part of the Grand Prize Drawing.
Massive Hole In Roadway Strands Residents In Harrison Township: Report Massive Hole In Roadway Strands Residents In Harrison Township: Report
Massive Hole In Roadway Strands Residents In Harrison Township: Report A giant hole took out a roadway in Gloucester County causing scattered power outages, authorities said. On Friday, March 15 at about 7:30 a.m., a 6ABC news helicopter filmed the hole cutting off part of Swamp Road in the Mullica Hill section of Harrison Township. No one was hurt, according to Harrison Township police. Water could be seen running through the washed-out road leaving some nearby homes stranded. Police said that drainage from a rain culvert near Mill Road had been clogged and caused rainwater from the culvert to flow under a section of Swamp Road. The culvert g…
Dad Arrested Trying To Defend Daughter In Paulsboro HS Classroom Confrontation: Police Dad Arrested Trying To Defend Daughter In Paulsboro HS Classroom Confrontation: Police
Dad Arrested Trying To Defend Daughter In Paulsboro HS Classroom Confrontation: Police A South Jersey dad has been charged with making "terroristic threats" and threatening to "knock out" her daughter's peer in an apparent attempt to defend her in a high school classroom in Gloucester County, police paperwork says. Aaron Thomas went into a Paulsboro High School classroom Monday, March 11 while signing his daughter out around 11:30 a.m., an affidavit of probable cause obtained by Daily Voice says. Thomas, 38, was reportedly upset over photos being air-dropped, and was shouting and threatening to "knock the f— out" a student, paperwork says. At one point, Thomas got …
Bridgeton Driver Hits Multiple Trees, Dies In Route 55 Deptford Crash: NJSP Bridgeton Driver Hits Multiple Trees, Dies In Route 55 Deptford Crash: NJSP
Shaquile Banks Dies In Route 55 Crash A 30-year-old driver from Cumberland County was killed when he struck multiple trees in a crash along Roure 55 in Gloucester County, authorities said. Troopers responded to the crash at 11:10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 near milepost 59 in Deptford Township, according to New Jersey State Police spokesman Troy McNair. Killed in the crash was Shaquile Banks, of Bridgeton, MnNair said. Based on a preliminary investigation, Banks lost directional control of his Honda, ran off the roadway to the left, and subsequently struck multiple trees, McNair said. As a result of the crash, Banks sust…
WINNER: Powerball Lottery Player Takes Home $50K At Glassboro ShopRite WINNER: Powerball Lottery Player Takes Home $50K At Glassboro ShopRite
Winner: Powerball Lottery Player Takes Home $50K At Glassboro ShopRite There was one lucky $50,000 Powerball winner in South Jersey, state Lottery officials said. The winning numbers from the Wednesday, March 6 drawing were: 6, 19, 28, 44 and 60. The Powerball number drawn was 10 and the Power Play was 2X.  The winning ticket matched four numbers plus the Powerball. The winning ticket was sold at ShopRite of Glassboro, 201 William Dalton Drive, Glassboro in Gloucester County.
'Fun Uncle, Best Bud:' Williamstown Driver Killed In Crash Mourned By Loved Ones 'Fun Uncle, Best Bud:' Williamstown Driver Killed In Crash Mourned By Loved Ones
Rob Lafferty Obituary Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Rob Lafferty III, the victim of a weekend crash in Gloucester County. Lafferty's Kia Optima veered off the 3500 block of West Malaga Road into the oncoming lane of traffic before hitting a landscaping stone, several mailboxes and a tree before coming to rest in Franklin Township Saturday night, March 2, local police said. Lafferty was hospitalized where he was pronounced dead while his 41-year-old male passenger suffered a possible broken wrist, police said. Lafferty's obituary on the Norton Funeral Home website says he was a delivery driver for…
Truck Flips On Route 55 In Deptford (DEVELOPING) Truck Flips On Route 55 In Deptford (DEVELOPING)
Truck Flips On Route 55 In Deptford (Developing) A truck overturned on Route 55 in Gloucester County, authorities said. There were injuries, according to 511nj.org. The crash occurred at about 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27 southbound south of Exit 56 (Route 47) in Deptford Township, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation. One right lane was closed, 511nj.org reported. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES
WINNER: Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Player Takes Home $128K From ShopRite WINNER: Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Player Takes Home $128K From ShopRite
Winner: Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Player Takes Home $128K From ShopRite One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $128,147 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from Wednesday, Feb. 21, state Lottery officials said. The winning numbers were: 05, 10, 13, 17 and 22 and the XTRA number was: 02.  The retailer will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for the winning ticket sold.  The winning ticket was sold at ShopRite of Sewell, 382 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell in Gloucester County.
Downed Power Lines Close Route 130 Downed Power Lines Close Route 130
Downed Power Lines Close Route 130 A downed utility pole and power lines caused the closure of Route 130 in Gloucester County, The incident occurred at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 southbound north of Interstate 295 in Weest Deptford Township, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation.  CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES
Here's Who Got The Most Snow In South Jersey From Winter Storm Here's Who Got The Most Snow In South Jersey From Winter Storm
Here's Who Got The Most Snow In South Jersey From Winter Storm Some parts of South Jersey received more than half a foot of snow during a pre-Valentine's Day winter storm. The National Weather Service said snow stopped falling in the region at around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13. While it wasn't as much as North Jersey, plenty of communities saw significant accumulation. The NWS published its final official snowfall reports for the storm: Atlantic County Atlantic City International Airport - trace Burlington County Delran - 2.1 inches Maple Shade - 1.9 inches Mount Holly - 1.4 inches Mount Laurel - 1.4 inches Medford - 1.0 inches Moorestown - 1.0 in…
Serial Arsonist Accused Of Setting 3 Fires Arrested In Woodbury: Prosecutor Serial Arsonist Accused Of Setting 3 Fires Arrested In Woodbury: Prosecutor
Serial Arsonist Accused Of Setting 3 Fires Arrested In Woodbury: Prosecutor A 19-year-old man from Gloucester County has been arrested in connection with three arson fires, authorities said. Michael M. Lopez-Medina of Woodbury was arrested on Sunday, Feb. 11, by the Woodbury City Police Department and Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. Lopez-Medina was linked to a car fire on Salem Avenue on Feb. 1, a shed fire at Carriage House Apartments on Feb. 3 and a fire at a former school used by the Sketch Players Club on Glover Street on Feb. 7. Lopez-Medina has been charged with three counts of aggravated arson and one count of aggravated assault for a fire…
Home Invader, 19, Charged With Attempted Murder In Westville: Prosecutor Home Invader, 19, Charged With Attempted Murder In Westville: Prosecutor
Home Invader, 19, Charged With Attempted Murder In Westville: Prosecutor A 19-year-old man from Gloucester County has been charged with attempted murder, authorities said. Raul Leadum has also been charged with weapons offenses in the Wednesday, Jan. 31 incident, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office. At approximately 11:05 p.m., officers from the Westville Police Department received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a shooting near the 500 block of Broadway in Westville.  Police found the victim, who reported that Leadum forced his way into the residence and brandished a handgun, subsequently discharging the weapon at clo…