May 16, 2013 |
Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a crash Tuesday morning involving a school bus and a car in Burlington Township that left seven elementary-school students and the car's driver injured. All eight were released after receiving treatment at area hospitals. The bus carrying 15 students was on its way to Fountain Woods Elementary School about 8:15 when it was hit on the front passenger-entrance side by a white Toyota Camry at Salem Road and Cynwyd Drive, officials said.
May 8, 2013
A Burlington County grand jury on Tuesday indicted Steven Donaldson, 29, of Shamong, on a charge of murder in connection with the death of a one-year-old on Feb. 12. The child, Claudia Nunes, had turned a year old the day before she was killed. She had been in foster care with Donaldson's girlfriend in Cinnaminson. The Burlington County Prosecutor's office laid out this account of the night's events: Donaldson was caring for the child while his girlfriend was at work, when, about 8 p.m., Donaldson contacted 9-1-1 and said the child wasn't breathing.
May 3, 2013 |
Nick Hammell describes himself as a "shake and bake" guy. "I rely a lot on athleticism. I do whatever I have to do to get by defenders, whatever comes natural," he said. Pat Carver is more of a bulldog. "I'm fearless," he said. "I'll put my head down, try to grind it out, and go to the net. And I'm always fighting to create my own opportunities off the ball - stay on the backside, always expect the ball, cut when no one's looking. " Aside from the fact that the two aren't particularly conventional, there aren't many similarities in the styles of Hammell and Carver.
April 26, 2013 |
Pat Welsh is used to recording saves from the mound, but on Thursday afternoon he used his arm and his bat to seal an extra-inning win for the Northern Burlington baseball team. With the score knotted at 7-7, Welsh crushed a double to score Tyler O'Dell in the top of the eighth inning, and the Greyhounds edged host Maple Shade, 9-7, in a Burlington County League game. The junior righthander, who starts at second base, survived a scare in the bottom of the eighth. After giving up a hit and two walks to load the bases with just one out, Welsh fanned the final two batters to earn the win. Northern Burlington trailed by a run entering the seventh inning and was down to its last out when Nick Wright ripped an 0-2 pitch to even the score, getting his second double of the game.
April 19, 2013 |
Burlington County officials announced Wednesday that they collected 454 guns - including 11 assault weapons - during a buyback program over the weekend. "We're pleased to get these off the street," said Sheriff Jean Stanfield, who noted that the guns were turned in anonymously by a wide variety of owners. "In some cases we had parents who were gun enthusiasts and felt differently about owning guns after they had children," Stanfield said. County officials spent $33,800 to buy the guns Saturday during the event at the Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Edgewater Park.
April 18, 2013 |
A small Burlington County zoo that was the scene of fatal fires, animal escapes, and violations over unsanitary and unsafe conditions closed last month. Animal Kingdom, which houses about 100 exotic creatures in rural Springfield Township, is up for sale for $2.4 million. The animals, valued at $1 million, are part of the purchase, according to a real estate listing posted by ReMax. Federal animal inspectors visited the zoo last week and then informed their state counterparts that the zoo was closed and that "the caretakers are still there and are caring for the animals," said Larry Hajna, spokesman for the state Division of Fish and Wildlife.
April 11, 2013 |
A South Jersey tea-party organization is running a slate of candidates in the June 4 primary to challenge the Burlington County Republican Committee's picks for county and state offices. The West Jersey Tea Party, established in 2010, is endorsing candidates to seek the Republican nod to run for Burlington County sheriff, the one seat up for grabs on the county Board of Chosen Freeholders, and four state Assembly seats. The Democrats have no primary contests for these positions.
April 5, 2013 |
Tyler Kaiser has been throwing his knuckle-curve since he was 12. It's still surprising batters. But the bigger eye-opener has been the work of Kaiser and the rest of the Moorestown pitching staff through the first week of the baseball season. "We lost most of our pitchers from last year," said Kaiser, a senior who worked three scoreless innings of relief in a 3-1 victory over Burlington Township on Thursday in a clash of top 10 teams and Burlington County League Liberty Division rivals.
March 29, 2013
Weekly wages fell in Camden, Gloucester, and Burlington counties, the U.S. Labor Department reported today. They also fell in Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery and Delaware counties, with only Chester County seeing a modest increase, at 0.3 percent. The steepest wage declines, of 2.4 percent, were reported in Burlington and Philadelphia counties. The third quarter 2012 report, which compared wages to the third quarter of 2011, showed that Gloucester has the lowest weekly wage at $798, with wages at $893 in Camden and $949 in Burlington.
March 28, 2013 |
Ryan Bell knows that his best friend, fellow captain, and closest confidant will be 60 feet, 6 inches away. It's just a matter of whether David Viselli is behind the plate or atop the pitcher's mound. Either way, Bell says, the two Burlington Township High School baseball stars will see the game the same way. "It's almost like we're the same person," Bell said. "When he's pitching and I'm catching, he never shakes me off. When I'm pitching and he's catching, I never shake him off. "We're both into the game on every pitch.