August 12, 2016 |
A South Jersey church is holding a prayer service Wednesday evening for a pastor who was killed in a weekend motorcycle crash and his wife, who was critically injured in the accident. The service for Larry and Leslie House will take place at 7 p.m. at the Celebration Community Church, 72 Hogback Road in Bordentown. The church, where the 57-year-old was a pastor, said the gathering is not a memorial service but meant to bring people together to pray for the family and Leslie House's healing.
January 23, 2016 |
Two Burlington County bank robbers were each sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday for several holdups at South Jersey banks. Shalir Hall, 22, of Edgewater Park, and David Glenn, 24, of Burlington Township, appeared before U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle in Camden. According to court documents, Hall robbed nine banks, and Glenn participated in seven of those robberies. Authorities said nearly $46,000 was stolen. The crimes began Sept. 27, 2013, when Hall entered the Beneficial Savings Bank in Willingboro.
December 14, 2015 |
Lamis Elsawah was on a train when she first heard about the terrorist attack in San Bernardino. "I had this feeling, 'Please don't let this be a Muslim,' " the University of Pennsylvania freshman, 18, said Friday, " 'because I don't feel like dealing with this again.' " Nineteen-year-old Penn sophomore Nayab Khan shared the emotion: "Every time it's a Muslim, your heart just melts. I can't believe my own people are doing this. " The young women, members of Penn's Muslim Students Association, took part Friday in the final, on-campus jumaa prayer - the most-attended Muslim prayer of the week - before the winter break.
July 29, 2014 |
Robert Pycior, 21, wore an orange tutu, orange leotard, orange wig. He was feeling very pro-orange. He lost his father in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, but he had team spirit. Everyone on the orange team Sunday - and the blue and the red and teal, for that matter, all 72 campers - had lost a loved one to terrorism. They had been sharing their most intimate stories all week - Samuel Wanjiku, how his mother was blown up by a grenade in Mombasa, Kenya; Isaac Othman, how his cousin was shot in his Palestinian homeland.
February 12, 2014 |
Firefighters discovered a methamphetamine lab while responding to a blaze Sunday in Burlington Township, leading to the arrest of two people. The fire occurred about 1:30 a.m. on Bodine Avenue. Authorities found an illegal assault firearm, two high-capacity magazines, a "dagger-style" knife, and chemicals used for meth inside, the Burlington Township Police Department said. Mark C. Payne, 29, of Burlington, and Erika Greenberg, 23, of East Windsor, were inside during the fire, police said.
January 21, 2014 |
As it turns out, it's a good thing Sherrill Mosee didn't become the first African American astronaut, an aspiration she had as a young girl. "I don't think I would have made it in space," said the former engineer for General Electric Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. "I had to pull out the nausea bag my first airplane ride. " Not that her career path hasn't been full of adventure. Her latest endeavor, for example, is making fashionable diaper and travel bags. After three years of researching the industry, experimenting with designs, and availing herself of free small-business consulting services, Mosee has formed MinkeeBlue L.L.C.
August 9, 2013 |
Kyle Powell needed to prove himself on New Year's Eve 2011, when he grabbed a pair of weighted gloves and drove to an apartment complex with plans to beat up someone who wasn't white. Three days later, after two Egyptian men were assaulted, Powell, 24, of West Collingswood, received an "Aryan Terrorist Brigade" tattoo on his left arm to symbolize his induction into the white supremacist group. On Wednesday, in a federal courtroom in Trenton, Powell was sentenced to 15 months in prison for his part in the attack, a hate-crime conspiracy that involved two others.
April 4, 2006 |
New Jersey State Police have arrested four people, including a leading harness driver at Meadowlands Racetrack, and charged them with offenses ranging from drug possession to fixing races. The arrests followed an 18-month investigation into suspected illegal performance enhancement of race horses and came after searches Friday in Freehold, East Windsor and Millstone Township, state police said. Eric Ledford, 35, of Monroe Township, was arrested at the Meadowlands and charged with conspiracy to fix a race.
June 8, 2000 |
Two months after the murder of exotic dancer Rachel Siani, the strip club where she worked and the Econo Lodge where police suspect she was abducted and beaten are facing extinction. As part of a $2.5 million deal announced Wednesday by Bristol Township, the motel and the adjoining Divas International Gentlemen's Club will be replaced by a Ramada Inn and a "first-class, family-oriented" restaurant, something along the lines of T.G.I. Friday's or Charlie Brown's, township officials said.
August 3, 1999 |
Tim Tanner Jr.'s plight this season on the Garden State's dirt tracks hasn't been much different from that of his contemporaries. He has spent plenty of sweltering Fridays and Saturdays in the pit area of East Windsor and New Egypt speedways, standing behind Kenny Brightbill's No. 19 car and wondering how in the world to defeat New Jersey's short-track Superman. After all, when a guy such as Brightbill, a full-time pro, comes in and takes 16 victories in his first 32 New Jersey starts, there aren't too many crumbs left for anyone else.