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January 6, 1990 | By Ron Avery and Mark McDonald, Daily News Staff Writers Staff writer Gabriel Escobar contributed to this report
In the end, Camden County Prosecutor Samuel Asbell built an air-tight case - against himself. When he was read his constitutional rights and questioned by state investigators into the wee hours yesterday at the Bellmawr state police barracks, Asbell's story of a high-speed chase and shootout on the streets of Camden on New Year's Day fell apart. Asbell, 46, resigned his office at the conclusion of the interrogation and voluntarily entered the Carrier Clinic, a pyschiatric facility in Somerset County.
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November 20, 2009 | By George Anastasia INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two-Face was stoned-faced yesterday as a federal jury in Camden delivered a verdict that could send him to prison for the rest of his life. Juan "Two-Face" Rivera-Velez, 35, showed no reaction as the jury foreman announced four consecutive guilty verdicts, capping nearly eight days of deliberations in a high-profile narcotics trial in U.S. District Court in Camden. Rivera-Velez, nicknamed after his face was disfigured in an auto accident several years ago, was charged with carrying out one murder and attempting a second for convicted Camden drug kingpin Raymond Morales.
NEWS
April 18, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
A $290 million manufacturing complex is rising on a long-moribund expanse of land along the Delaware River in Camden. By next April, about 300 engineering and support staff employees of Holtec International, a company that designs and builds equipment for nuclear, solar, and conventional power plants worldwide, should be at work in new facilities just north of the Walt Whitman Bridge. Company officials say total employment at the new Holtec Technology Campus could reach 1,000 by the end of the decade, making Holtec one of the largest employers in the city.
NEWS
May 23, 2001
For quite some time, there have been legislative negotiations concerning a bill that would impose an enhanced degree of state control over the governmental affairs of the city of Camden. A number of the key points of this legislation have received public discussion. However, as one of the bill's principal architects is fond of pointing out, "the devil is in the details. " These details have not been shared with the city's elected representatives. Perhaps this is attributable to a paternalistic assumption that Camden's elected officials cannot know what is good for them and the city.
NEWS
February 5, 1986
It might be going just a bit too far to say "Mmmm, mmmm, good!" but the Campbell Soup Co.'s decision to modernize operations in Camden is an encouraging long-range commitment. Campbell Soup was founded in Camden in 1869 and has been a significant part of the city's economy for more than a century. While there was never any doubt about company headquarters staying in Camden, speculation has been rampant for years about a possible closing of production lines. Campbell's main plant in Camden was built in 1907.
NEWS
June 3, 1995 | BOB LARAMIE/ DAILY NEWS
Hank Williams Jr. performs last night at the opening of the Waterfront Entertainment Centre in Camden. Williams was the first performer ever to appear at the $56 million, 25,000-capacity center, which can be opened up for lawn viewing during the warmer months and closed for indoor seating in winter.
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June 25, 1997 | DON MURRAY/FOR THE DAILY NEWS
Fire engulfs a Camden church yesterday as firefighters work to keep it from spreading to nearby homes. The fire at Holy Temple Church of Christ, 34th Street and Mickle Boulevard, started about 4:15 p.m. It was under control two hours later. No injuries were reported. The cause was unknown, but the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms was notified of the fire, police said. The ATF is investigating the nationwide arsons of black churches. In May in Glassboro, two churches were allegedly burned by arsonists.
NEWS
April 14, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Classrooms in Camden often come equipped with smartboards, iPads, and laptops. But in the same rooms teachers might lack access to a working printer, the tech support they need to use the smartboard, or a basic set of textbooks requested a year ago. The contradictions are at the heart of Camden's financial problems, which boil down to one alarming fact: This district that graduates only 49 percent of its students spends more than nearly any other...
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January 31, 2013 | By Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press
A state court ruled Tuesday that an arbitrator cannot force New Jersey taxpayers to pay for raises he awarded to firefighters in Camden. A three-judge appellate panel threw out a 2011 arbitrator's award giving the firefighters raises totaling more than $1 million from 2009 through last year. The decision shows just how complicated it is to pay for services in Camden, a city that ranks among the nation's most impoverished and that has a tiny tax base. About 70 percent of the city's $150 million budget is funded by state aid. When contract talks between the city's firefighters and government could not be settled, the case was sent to an arbitrator.
NEWS
February 20, 2004 | By Sheila Dyan FOR THE INQUIRER
Some will tell you that the Victor is a metaphor for Camden's renaissance - specifically, some residents of this industrial-to-residential conversion, as well as the historic building's developer, Carl Dranoff. "And, with its conversion, I believe the Camden area is being decisively and forever turned around, and will be the next great neighborhood in the region," Dranoff said. Dick Hailey, 68, an officer of the New Jersey Superior Court and retired Camden police sergeant who was born and raised in Camden, moved to the complex from Cherry Hill in September.
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April 21, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
An abandoned firehouse on the 1800 block of Broadway has been renovated as the latest anchor in a South Camden neighborhood trying to make a comeback. Heart of Camden has spent three years transforming the building into an art gallery to attract youngsters, artists, and developers to the city. On a busy stretch of Broadway, not far from the Delaware River, the soon-to-open arts center sits on a block dotted with a mixture of abandoned storefronts and renovated homes. "It's been a long adventure," said Lisa Kiernan, executive director of the housing and community nonprofit.
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April 19, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
Patrolling the streets of her hometown has benefits for CaBria Davis. Sometimes the 31-year-old police officer runs into childhood friends who are living or working in Camden. She is often struck by the changes that have come to the city's neighborhoods. Occasionally, in moments that always catch her off guard, she crosses paths with someone who knew her father. "I never knew him - only from pictures," said Davis, who was 9 when her father was murdered. "So it's nice, sometimes, to hear someone tell me they remember him. " Davis, who grew up in South Camden with her mother and younger brother, became a member of the Camden County Metro police force a little more than two years ago. Her mother no longer lives in the city, and with no departmental residency requirement in place, Davis doesn't have to live in Camden.
NEWS
April 18, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A 34-year-old man was fatally shot in Camden on Friday night, the latest slaying in a bloody month that has seen seven homicides so far - and 12 for the year. About 7 p.m., police were called to Eighth Street and Chelton Avenue in the city and found the victim, Abdullah Fussell, 34, lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said Saturday. Fussell, of Camden, was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 7:10 p.m. Friday.
NEWS
April 18, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
A $290 million manufacturing complex is rising on a long-moribund expanse of land along the Delaware River in Camden. By next April, about 300 engineering and support staff employees of Holtec International, a company that designs and builds equipment for nuclear, solar, and conventional power plants worldwide, should be at work in new facilities just north of the Walt Whitman Bridge. Company officials say total employment at the new Holtec Technology Campus could reach 1,000 by the end of the decade, making Holtec one of the largest employers in the city.
NEWS
April 17, 2016 | By Don Sapatkin, Staff Writer
A Camden County woman has tested positive for the Zika virus, the county health department said Friday. The woman had recently returned from an area where the virus is transmitted by mosquitoes, the county said. She is not pregnant. The woman visited her health-care provider with symptoms of fever, rash, fatigue, and joint pain on April 2, the county said in a news release. A blood sample was sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, whose laboratory confirmed the infection.
SPORTS
April 16, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
Camden Catholic senior catcher Joe Palumbo figures his teammate and classmate, pitcher Jay Crusemire, is "under the radar. " He also figures that's a good thing. "It's a motivator, for sure," Palumbo said of Crusemire. "He's got something to prove. We all do. " Crusemire, a senior lefthander, wasn't a first-team, all-conference selection as a junior. He won't be attending college on a baseball scholarship. He wasn't on many lists of the pitchers to watch in South Jersey. But if the first two weeks of the baseball season are any indication, Crusemire is set to make some serious noise.
NEWS
April 16, 2016
Two men found dead inside Camden homeAuthorities identified two men who were found shot to death inside a house in Camden on Thursday morning. Shortly before 9:50 a.m., police were called to a house in the 500 block of South Eighth Street, where they found Richard Lincoln, 50, and Angel Martinez, 33, suffering from gunshot wounds. The men, who lived in Camden, were pronounced dead at the scene. No arrests were reported. Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson asked for the public's help with any information on what he said was a "recent rash of homicides that are occurring inside houses and vehicles.
NEWS
April 15, 2016
A 26-year-old man has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing a woman in Camden three years ago, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday. Charles Sheppard, of Camden, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the first-degree murder of Rhonda Scott, 38, of Camden. Scott was stabbed to death in an abandoned home on the 1700 block of Tioga Street in Camden on Feb. 8, 2013. She died from multiple stab wounds, and her body was then set on fire, authorities said. Under the terms of the plea, Sheppard is to receive 30 years in state prison without parole when he is sentenced June 3 before Superior Court Judge Kathleen Delaney, prosecutors said.
NEWS
April 11, 2016 | By Allison Steele and Michael Boren, STAFF WRITERS
Last Sunday was girls' night for Aleshia Schmincke Hill, who spent the evening with her mother, grandmother, and sister in her mom's South Jersey home. A waitress who worked six days a week, Hill, 25, was looking forward to her Monday off, and around 7 p.m. Dawn Schmincke drove her daughter back to the East Camden home Hill shared with her fiance. Sometime over the next 18 hours, someone shot Hill and John Valerio, 23, at close range in their home, then disappeared before the bodies were found the next afternoon.
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