March 24, 2012
A skydiver was uninjured after he got caught 35 feet up in a tree Friday afternoon in Gloucester County and had to be rescued, a dispatcher said. The mishap was reported at 4:10 p.m. near Cross Keys Airport in Williamstown, the dispatcher said. The skydiver came from Freefall Adventures, based at the airport. Rescue crews reported that the skydiver was out of the tree at 5:36 p.m. - Robert Moran
October 23, 2012
Gloucester County police are looking for a 12-year-old girl who has been missing since leaving home in Clayton on Saturday afternoon on her bike. Autumn Pasquale of West High Street was last seen at 12:30 p.m. wearing navy blue sweatpants, a yellow "Clayton Soccer" T-shirt, bright blue high-top sneakers, and a silver backpack with "Reckless" written on it, authorities said. She was riding a white Odyssey BMX bike. Her parents reported her missing at 9:30 Saturday night. Pasquale attends Clayton Middle School and has no history of running away, said Bernie Weisenfeld, a spokesman for the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office.
June 13, 2015 |
Some Gloucester County residents have been receiving election-mail blasts from the past. Days after polls closed for the state's primary election, some county residents only this week received sample ballots for the June 2 election. Officials say an apparent mailing problem is to blame. As of Thursday, some residents still had not received sample ballots - including county Election Superintendent Stephanie Salvatore. "As angry as these voters are, none of these voters are as angry as I am," said Salvatore, of Mantua.
June 8, 2013 |
Just months after the mountain bikers of Ceres Park in Mantua Township had appeared to gain the trust of state and Gloucester County officials, the county has again removed wooden bridges the bikers had built over streams, fallen trees, and swampland, and the biking community is "up in arms. " The bikers say the bridges - torn down Thursday - make riding easier and protect the park's environment. The demolition comes a couple of months after the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection granted wetlands and flood-hazard permits to build a separate bridge that bisects the preserve.
June 7, 2011
Voters on Tuesday nominated candidates for county freeholder and municipal offices. Freeholders With 100% of the vote. REPUBLICANS Nominating three. Christopher Cugini. . . 1,861 Theresa Garvin-Keyser. . . 1,824 Andrew Walter. . . 1,865 Barbara Capelli. . . 2,784 Penni Heritage. . . 2,768 Mike Pantaleo. . . 2,742 Ronald Brittin. . . 467 DEMOCRATS Nominating three.
July 21, 2014 |
The white, office-style water dispenser in the corner of the kitchen says quite a bit about the unwanted lifestyle changes underway in the Minix household in West Deptford. Jeannie Minix, 55 and a vegetarian, will not be eating the tomatoes, eggplant, and other organic produce she nurtures in her backyard garden. Her daughters Chelsea, 24, and Haley, 21, keep reminding themselves not to use ice cubes from the freezer or to run their toothbrushes under the faucet. Otherwise unthinking actions are now tainted by fear of an emerging, unregulated contaminant found in the family's water this month.
May 31, 2013
GLOUCESTER COUNTY College beat Century (Minn.) College, 16-4, to win the national title in the NJCAA Division III Junior College World Series last night in Tyler, Texas. GCC, coached by Mike Dickson, was undefeated in the double-elimination tournament and finished the season with 49-3 record. Narciso Crook (Trenton High) hit a three-run homer and Eric Frain (Archbishop Ryan) was 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored for the winners.
March 1, 2015 |
In 1982, when Gloucester County planners drafted a framework for growth, one-fifth of the county's land was considered developed - a statistic perhaps best reflected in a slogan that would become the county's mantra: "Close to everything, far from it all. " Three decades later, almost a third of the county is developed. The 330-square-mile county's population has increased by more than 90,000, to about 290,000. Its portion of Route 55 went from plan to pavement. Washington Township's population almost doubled.
March 21, 2012 |
Four people suffered minor injuries in a school bus accident Tuesday afternoon in Gloucester County, an emergency dispatcher said. A vehicle struck the bus shortly after 4 p.m. at Grove and Hessian Avenues in National Park, the dispatcher said. Four people, including the driver of the striking vehicle, were taken by ambulances to Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury. Seven others on the bus were transferred onto another bus and taken to the hospital for precautionary evaluations, the dispatcher said.
March 15, 2012 |
A 48-year-old man shot and wounded his girlfriend and then killed himself early Wednesday during an argument in the house they shared in a quiet Gloucester County neighborhood, officials said. Thomas Gillespie was pronounced dead at the Logan Township house, the county Prosecutor's Office said. He had shot himself in the head in the house he had bought less than a year ago. The 47-year-old woman was expected to survive a gunshot wound to her head, said Bernie Weisenfeld, a spokesman for the Prosecutor's Office.