May 10, 1992 |
The driver of a car that went out of control Friday on a rain-slicked Deptford Township road, hitting a school minibus and killing two people, died yesterday at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center. Guillermo Rivera, 19, of Deptford, lost control of the car as he rounded a sharp bend just north of Delsea Drive. The car crossed into the path of the oncoming minibus, which was not carrying any students. The crash, in which Rivera's 13-year-old brother was seriously injured, occurred behind the firehouse of the New Sharon Volunteer Fire Company, where members said yesterday that they were saddened, but not surprised.
July 24, 1992 |
Robert A. Carter, 61, a former Deptford councilman and civic leader who fought for the township's "little people," died Tuesday at Underwood- Memorial Hospital, Woodbury, after having a massive stroke Sunday afternoon. Active in Deptford for more than 30 years, Mr. Carter was remembered by municipal clerk Kathleen Maier as "a very effective legislator and a very caring and sensitive man. " "The people of Deptford have lost an awfully good friend," she said. Councilman William Bain echoed Maier's sentiments.
October 13, 2012 |
A truck that struck a car, went off the road and crashed through a guardrail caused major problems this morning on Route 42 near Deptford Township, Gloucester County. The crash occurred early this morning and caused fluid to spill onto Route 42 in both directions of the highway just north of Exit 10B and Lower Landing Road in Deptford. Two lanes northbound and one lane southbound were closed. The lanes did not reopen until about 9:45 a.m.
May 3, 2013 |
WOODBURY - A 43-year-old Brooklawn woman has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the antifreeze poisoning death of her grandmother-in-law. The grand jury returned the indictment of Anne Castagna this week. Castagna is accused of poisoning 88-year-old Mary Groatman, while Groatman was at a rehabilitation center in Deptford Township. Groatman was found unconscious after Castagna visited her Aug. 19, 2012, authorities said. Groatman died days later after she was taken off life support.
April 20, 1988 |
A 13-year-old girl was stabbed to death yesterday in her home in Deptford Township, Gloucester County. The nude body of Kimberly Anderson was discovered by two schoolmates shortly before 8 a.m. when they stopped by her Arline Drive home to walk with her to school, said Gloucester County prosecutor Richard Hickey. Anderson, a seventh-grader at the Lake Tract School in Deptford Township, was pronounced dead at the scene. She had been stabbed dozens of times in the head, neck, back, torso, arms and hands, police said.
November 21, 1999 |
By the end of December, the 1.2-square-mile Borough of Wenonah could stretch its borders by about 13 acres. The borough petitioned Deptford Township on Nov. 10 to annex a 13-acre parcel of land along Hayes Avenue just off Mantua Avenue, behind Wenonah's baseball field. The site is landlocked and accessible only through Wenonah. Over the next three years, Wenonah officials would construct a new playground, walking track, and soccer field on the tract if the annexation were approved.
March 31, 2012
A former Blackwood resident is facing up to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to a slitting the throat of a cab driver during a robbery in Deptford Township in June 2010. Randy S. James Jr., 22, of Secane, is scheduled to be sentenced on first-degree robbery charges on June 1. He remains in the Gloucester County Jail in lieu of $350,000 bail. James, who has a history of psychiatric problems, was accused of stealing cash from a cab driver who had picked him up in Clementon on June 10, 2010.
May 28, 2016
A Paulsboro man wanted in connection with the shooting of another man in April was arrested Thursday in Deptford Township, police said. Ryan K. Williams, 37, had been wanted on charges of attempted murder and robbery, authorities said. He was arrested without incident. Williams robbed and shot a man in the chest in Paulsboro on April 22, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office said. The victim had his cash, cellphone and watch taken, and remained hospitalized as of Thursday, the prosecutor's office said.
October 5, 2015 |
Gloucester County officials are investigating a suspected murder-suicide that claimed the lives of a Deptford Township couple Saturday morning. Police received a 911 call at 8:17 a.m. from a 67-year-old man reporting a shooting in the couple's residence in Heritage, an age-restricted community. When police responded, officers found the man and his 72-year-old wife mortally wounded. The man was transported to Inspira Hospital in Woodbury, where he was pronounced dead at 9 a.m. His wife, who was taken to Cooper Medical Center in Camden, was pronounced dead at 9:29 a.m. Authorities were trying to reach family members and did not identify the couple.
August 4, 1991 |
It has been said that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. Deptford Township has done neither, but still, the past has come back to haunt it. Historical circumstances and federal bureaucracy have caused a possible yearly loss of $250,000 in state and federal aid in Deptford because of an old zip code snafu involving half the towns in Gloucester County, Councilman Kenneth Gewertz said. Deptford's 1990 census indicates the township has 24,500 residents. But Gewertz said there were at least 27,500 people paying Deptford taxes and living within Deptford's borders who had zip codes of neighboring municipalities.