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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
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.
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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.
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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.
NEWS
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
December 10, 1987 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / MICHAEL MALLY
Members of the Wiggins Elementary School Band trumpet in the Christmas season in Camden during a lighting ceremony for the city's Christmas tree. The tree, at Broadway and Mickle Street, was dedicated yesterday.
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January 30, 1989 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / JOHN COSTELLO
On many a snowy winter's day, Camden children use a well-worn embankment of Interstate 676 as a sledding hill. But since yesterday was anything but a snowy winter's day, the youngsters conquered the hill near Ninth and Cherry Streets on their bicycles.
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February 5, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
It's 587 miles from Camden to Ann Arbor, Mich. It just doesn't seem that far to Brad Hawkins and Ron Johnson. "Like home away from home," Hawkins said. Said Johnson, "First time I went there, I knew it was where I wanted to be. It felt like home to me. " Hawkins and Johnson, Camden High School seniors and first-team all-South Jersey players, on Wednesday signed national letters of intent to attend the University of Michigan. The signings by Hawkins and Johnson were the highlights of a festival affair in the school's second-floor library, where more than 100 students, family, friends, teachers, administrators and dignitaries - including Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson - gathered to celebrate one of the most significant days in the history of the football program.
NEWS
February 5, 2016
Veteran civil rights lawyer Mary L. Bonauto wants it known that "millions of ordinary people, gay and straight," helped her make - and win - the case for marriage equality in America. Bonauto's first-ever argument before the U.S. Supreme Court yielded a historic ruling that secured the freedom to marry for LGBT couples nationwide in 2015. On Tuesday, she delivered the annual Rutgers Law School State Constitutional Law Lecture. A crowd of about 150 in the Rutgers-Camden Campus Center's multipurpose room gave her a standing ovation as Distinguished Professor Robert Williams welcomed her to the lectern.
SPORTS
February 5, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
There was the campus, the coaching staff, the future teammates. There was the tradition, the level of competition, the quality of education. But there was something else that drew Tyree Rodgers to Virginia Tech. "They have an unbelievable strength and conditioning program," Rodgers said. "They transform people into monsters. " Rodgers, a first-team, all-South Jersey selection from Camden Catholic, made the biggest news on Signing Day with his surprise decision to attend Virginia Tech.
SPORTS
February 4, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
Benny Walls' relatives are proud of his athletic accomplishments, but it hasn't stopped them from razzing him for not pursuing the family's sport of choice. Walls, a hard-hitting senior safety at St. Joseph's Prep, is set to sign a letter of intent Wednesday with the Temple football team. It's a proud moment for the resident of Cinnaminson even if he didn't decide to play basketball in a hoops-mad family. "My son was the outcast," his father, Ben Walls, said with a laugh. "To this day we tease him about not playing basketball.
NEWS
February 4, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Gregory A. McAdams, 77, of Haddon Heights, who earned a Distinguished Flying Cross during a 21-year career as a Marine Corps pilot, died of heart failure Thursday, Jan. 28, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Mr. McAdams, who retired in 1982 as a lieutenant colonel, earned among other honors a presidential unit citation and a Republic of Vietnam meritorious unit citation. He then joined the Boeing Co. in Ridley Township, where in 2000 he retired as a senior manager for business development of the V-22 Osprey, a military aircraft that can take off like a helicopter.
SPORTS
February 4, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
Jamal Holloway calls it "dirty work. " The Camden senior has made a career of battling in the paint, fighting for rebounds against taller players. "I'm happy to do that for my team," Holloway said. Holloway on Tuesday night reached a rare milestone that highlighted four seasons of gritty, determined play. He also showed himself to be more than just a rebounder, making clutch free throws in the fourth quarter and scoring the winning bucket in Camden's 48-46 victory over Washington Township in an Olympic Conference interdivision clash of top-five teams.
NEWS
February 4, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
A few coaches with Camden's Whitman Park Tigers youth football program were sitting around after a recent meeting, watching a news story about the water-contamination crisis in Flint, Mich., when they had an idea. "We said, 'We've got to do something,' " coach Jai Green said. "We don't have much - but we better give what we have. " On Thursday, the team is launching a drive to collect 100,000 bottles of water - 4,200 cases - to donate to residents of Flint. The drive will run through Feb. 29, Green said, and involve participation from players, coaches, parents, and sponsors.
NEWS
January 31, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
A 17-year-old Camden girl charged with gunning down a 13-year-old boy in the city earlier this month will remain in police custody following a hearing Friday in Camden County Superior Court. The hearing was closed to the public because the suspect is a juvenile. Authorities have not released her name. More than a dozen relatives and friends of Nate Plummer Jr., who was killed around 11:15 p.m. Jan. 7 near his grandmother's East Camden home, crowded into the hallway outside the courtroom.
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January 30, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
Authorities say they have apprehended a Texas man wanted on charges of strangling his girlfriend to death in Camden in 2010. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office said 47-year-old Timothy Simon is facing first-degree murder charges in the July 10, 2010, slaying of Lawanda Strickland. Strickland, 31, was found dead on a couch in the home they shared on the 900 block of Jackson Street. Charges were filed against Simon, of Houston, after DNA evidence linked him to the slaying, prosecutors said.
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