July 12, 2014 |
The Camden County Prosecutor's Office issued a memo to local municipalities in June that they are required by law to notify vehicle owners within three days after their cars are towed and placed in impound. The memo was sent days after The Inquirer published stories about a Camden woman who repeatedly asked Camden County Metro Division Police to investigate the theft of her 1991 Chrysler LeBaron. Instead, Michelle Perez, 32, said she was told by a detective that she was too busy to investigate.
July 4, 2014
A headline in some editions Wednesday misstated the location of an off-track betting parlor. It is in the Clementon-address section of Gloucester Township, Camden County.
July 4, 2014 |
Severe storms have left more than 12,000 customers still without power in the area late Wednesday night. Shortly before 11:30 p.m., Peco reported more than 7,700 outages, including 3,271 in Delaware County, 1,883 in Philadelphia, and 1,390 in Montgomery County. In New Jersey, PSE&G reported 4,170 outages in Burlington County, 364 in Camden County, and 118 in Gloucester County. firstname.lastname@example.org 215-854-2430
July 3, 2014 |
Horse-racing enthusiasts in Camden County have had two choices when gambling in person: Drive an hour to the nearest offtrack betting facility in New Jersey, or across the Delaware River to one in Philadelphia. Now, Camden County gamblers can bet on a shorter commute. Favorites, the state's fifth offtrack betting facility, opened Tuesday in Clementon. Penn National Gaming Inc., which is managing it, hopes the new site will draw South Jersey gamblers and, ultimately, compete with the betting parlors in Pennsylvania.
June 30, 2014 |
Two and a half years since approving its final round of controversial economic-development projects, the Delaware River Port Authority still has about $23 million left in its economic-development fund. The money remains from projects approved years ago. Some projects continue to receive DRPA payments, and some have been dormant for years. Over the last 16 years, the DRPA borrowed and spent nearly $500 million for such economic-development projects as stadiums, museums, and concert halls.
June 26, 2014 |
Gloucester County College began another construction project Tuesday, holding a ceremonial groundbreaking for an expansion to its Law and Justice Education Center. The center houses the school's criminal justice, law enforcement, paralegal, and pre-law degree programs, along with the Gloucester County Police Academy. A 6,500-square-foot expansion will include two new forensic labs and a new classroom, along with renovation of existing space. Currently, 500 students and 3,000 Police Academy cadets use the building each year, the school said.
June 21, 2014 |
TRENTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance to the full chamber the nomination of veteran Superior Court Judge Mary Eva Colalillo as Camden County prosecutor. Colalillo, 62, would be the first woman to serve in that role. At the hearing, where lawmakers also advanced Gov. Christie's nominations of others to judgeships and prosecutor positions, Colalillo briefly thanked the governor for nominating her. The committee did not have any questions for Colalillo, and the nearly half-dozen members offered no opposition.
June 19, 2014 |
The cross-river travels of 26-year-old Laurie Wint continued this week, as the man linked to killings on either side of the Delaware - and convicted already in a Pennsylvania court - appeared before a judge in Camden County on Tuesday. In June 2011, Wint allegedly shot Kevin Miller, 19, in a Camden park during a dispute over the victim's 15-year-old girlfriend. Then, according to authorities, he fled to Warminster, where, weeks later, he stabbed Tyrone Newman, 33, to death. He fled back to Camden, where he was apprehended and extradited to Bucks County.
June 18, 2014 |
The black orthopedic boot found near the body of Dontae Perkins, Camden's 64th homicide victim of 2012, was a tantalizing piece of the crime narrative. The victim, shot multiple times, had both his shoes on. The boot quickly became an important clue. An officer who had responded to another shooting just days before Perkins, 25, was killed on Dec. 5 remembered seeing it being worn by the victim in the earlier incident, William Davis, 24. Davis had been shot in a foot. But witnesses to the Perkins homicide were scarce and it would take authorities a year and a half to fit the crime to the suspect.
June 14, 2014 |
A woman whose car was stolen outside her home in Camden has sued police and a towing company, alleging she was never properly notified that her Chrysler had been recovered and then was charged excessively for storage. Lawyers for Michelle Perez filed a proposed class action lawsuit Thursday in Superior Court in Camden against Oaklyn police, who had the car impounded, and Cioffi's Towing in Cherry Hill. In January, Cioffi's towed and stored the stolen 1991 Chrysler LeBaron after police chased the driver of the vehicle from the Black Horse Pike in Audubon into Camden.