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NEWS
March 31, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A 40-year-old Burlington County woman was arrested Tuesday in connection with a hit-and-run Monday night that killed a 16-year-old boy on Route 130 in Pennsauken, police said. Susan Hyland, of Beverly, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving with a suspended license. About 11:20 p.m. Monday, Hyland was driving south on Route 130, just past Browning Road, when she hit a young male crossing the road, Pennsauken Police Capt. Thomas Connor said. The victim, Quason Turner, was a Pennsauken High School student, Police Sgt. Chris Sulzbach said.
BUSINESS
March 31, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Maybe high on the roof, so close to the sky, roofers such as James McCullagh feel invincible, towering over the world, towering over their fate. McCullagh, 60, said as much in federal court Tuesday, before he was sentenced to prison in connection with a roofing accident that killed his good friend Mark T. Smith, 52, on June 21, 2013. "It is a dangerous trade," McCullagh told U.S. District Judge Nitza I. Quinones Alejandro in a courtroom filled with about 50 spectators, the majority of them McCullagh's friends and many cousins.
NEWS
March 16, 2016
A teenager was struck by a police cruiser Monday evening while he was walking in the Kingsessing section of Southwest Philadelphia, authorities said. An unidentified officer was responding to what was described as a priority call shortly after 6 p.m. when his cruiser hit the teen, said Sgt. Eric Gripp, a police spokesman. Additional details surrounding how the accident happened or how fast the cruiser was traveling were not available Monday night. The accident occurred in the 1700 block of 56th Street, Gripp said.
NEWS
March 9, 2016
DEVELOPING: A New Jersey state trooper injured Monday night in an accident on I-295 in West Deptford has died, authorities said. The trooper, who was not identified, was struck on the highway about 8:30 and was taken to Cooper University Hospital, authorities said. Information on the trooper's condition was unavailable. The highway was closed Monday night as police investigated the accident. - Staff report  
SPORTS
March 3, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
Temple freshman Trey Lowe is likely to miss the rest of the basketball season because of injuries he suffered in a one-car accident early Sunday morning, the university said Tuesday. A guard out of Ewing (N.J.) High, Lowe was treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., for upper-body injuries he suffered in the accident, according to Temple officials. "I visited Trey and his family on both Sunday and Monday at the hospital," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said in a statement.
NEWS
February 28, 2016
Funeral arrangements were announced Friday for former Miss New Jersey Cara McCollum, 24, who died Monday following a one-car accident on Route 55 in Salem County on Feb. 15. Services for Ms. McCollum, who moved to New Jersey from Arkansas to attend Princeton University after graduating from high school, will be held in her hometown of Forrest City, Ark. Born Feb. 6, 1992, she was the daughter of Rick and Maureen McCollum of Forrest City. She was a 2010 graduate and valedictorian of Forrest City High School and was named an Arkansas Times academic all-star in 2010.
NEWS
February 24, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
Friends and family looked for a miracle for Cara McCollum after a car accident a week ago left the former Miss New Jersey hospitalized in critical condition with severe brain injuries. But in the end, it was not meant to be. McCollum died at Cooper University Hospital at 4:31 a.m. Monday. On Feb. 15, she lost control of her 2014 Ford Mustang in slushy conditions along a stretch of Route 55 in Pittsgrove Township, Salem County. State police said speed was a factor and McCollum was not wearing a seat belt.
NEWS
February 21, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
Sally Johnston has been chaperoning - perhaps mother-henning is a better way to put it - Miss New Jerseys for 50 years. Some of the 50 or 60 young women she has taken under her wing have become like daughters to this 78-year-old mother of three daughters of her own. Many have become good friends. Only one, says Johnston, she hopes not to see again. But a special few, like Cara McCollum, Miss New Jersey 2013, have transcended all those boundaries to become "like an angel" in Johnston's life.
NEWS
February 19, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
The morning after former Miss New Jersey Cara McCollum was critically injured in a car accident, her colleagues at SNJ Today formed a circle in the conference room at the television news station where she is an anchor and prayed for more than 20 minutes. "There were lots of words of prayer . . . and silent reflection," said Mike Frankel, who covers sports and news for the upstart TV station, based in Millville, Cumberland County. "We all really have become like family, and if it were someone else in this situation, Cara would be the one leading the charge to pray and do whatever she could . . . so we are staying upbeat and doing what we can for her. " Frankel said McCollum's "kindness and charisma" have inspired an outpouring of concern from coworkers, members of her former pageant family, and strangers who have taken to social media and other means to call for prayers.
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