November 18, 2012
TRENTON - Trenton police shot and killed a pit bull after a city man allegedly threw the animal at officers who were trying to question him. Authorities say the suspect, who fled moments after the shooting, will be charged with aggravated assault. The man remained on the lam early Saturday. It was not clear whether the dog belonged to the suspect. - AP
November 16, 2012
Frontier Airlines will add four nonstop destinations in late January and early February from Trenton-Mercer Airport in Trenton to Florida and Louisiana. The Denver-based carrier will begin flights, ranging from $69 to $89 each way, to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Tampa, and New Orleans. The introductory fares are available through Nov. 29 at FlyFrontier.com. Frontier, the only commercial carrier at the Trenton airport, will operate 138-seat Airbus A319 aircraft on the routes.
November 12, 2012
An off-duty New Jersey corrections officer was shot and killed while attending an event at a Trenton banquet hall. Carl Batie, 26, of Willingboro, who served in Mercer County, was one of several people standing on a second-story rear deck when shots rang out around 1:15 a.m. Sunday. He was pronounced dead a short time later. Authorities said it appeared a single shooter was involved, but further details and a possible motive were not disclosed. No other injuries were reported. Batie's killing was the 20th homicide in Trenton this year.
November 5, 2012 |
Edith Schwager, 95, a medical editor and author who wrote a grammarian's curmudgeon column under the name "Dear Edie," died Wednesday, Oct. 17, of natural causes at Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley in Germantown. Mrs. Schwager worked for more than a decade as an editor in the department of medicine at Hahnemann Medical College, now part of Drexel University. She then moved to Dorland Sweeney Jones, a health-information firm on South Broad Street. The company is now a worldwide conglomerate.
October 17, 2012 |
Two years after Temple hosted one of the four regionals of the NCAA women's basketball tournament, the event could be returning on short notice to the Liacouras Center this season. Trenton was slated to be the host city for a regional this season in association with Rider University and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. However, on Monday the NCAA said it would find new hosts for five tournaments scheduled to be held in New Jersey this academic year, including the Trenton regional.
October 9, 2012 |
PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY will be played in the Delaware Valley this week. It just won't be at the NHL level. With established NHL players like Sean Couturier, Brayden Schenn, Zac Rinaldo and Erik Gustafsson chewing up valuable Phantoms roster spots during the lockout, the Flyers assigned six prospects to the ECHL's Trenton Titans on Monday. One of the surprise cuts was Jason Akeson, who spent a good part of the summer training with Claude Giroux in Ottawa. Akeson, 22, led the Phantoms last year with 55 points in 76 games.
October 9, 2012 |
Representatives from the NHL and the players' union will resume negotiations Wednesday in New York City, but it does not seem as if the lockout is close to ending. Bill Daly, the NHL's deputy commissioner, said core economic issues - the major stumbling block in the labor stalemate - are not on the agenda. Instead, health and safety and drug testing are among the issues that are expected to be discussed. The sides will also meet Thursday in New York. Wednesday will be the 24th day of the lockout.
October 2, 2012
Two Camden men were arraigned Monday on murder charges in a double slaying in the city last year, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said. Juan Law, 19, and Antoine Jones, 20, were being held on $1 million bail each in the Camden County Jail. A fingerprint from each suspect was recovered from the 2001 Jetta in which Tarik Ali and Tara Ryan were found fatally shot on Nov. 11, 2011, the Prosecutor's Office said. Ryan, 39, of Woodbury, was shot twice in the head as she drove the Jetta around 6:45 p.m. Ali, 37, who had lived in Maple Shade, Mount Holly, and Trenton, was shot in the back of the head.
September 26, 2012 |
Erin Sveinbjornsson's long goal early in the first half proved to be all Palmyra needed Tuesday afternoon, as the Panthers held on to edge visiting Trenton Catholic, 1-0, in a Burlington County League girls' soccer game. The sophomore defender's goal was unassisted in the 10th minute as she dribbled by herself before targeting the shot from 20 yards. Sarah Bearint had four saves to post the shutout and was aided by a strong defense led by stopper Christina DeJoseph. In other Burlington County League action, Janea Dockins scored a pair of goals and Nefertiti Northern posted eight saves for the shutout as Cinnaminson blanked Willingboro, 6-0. Lauren Branch, Kristen Kozak, Amanda McHugh, and Rachel Waite added goals.