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March 15, 2012
A 28-year-old Allentown man described as a founding member of the Latin Kings gang was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison Wednesday for his part in running a violent drug ring. Luis Colon, founder of the Latin Kings' "Bethlehem Sun Tribe," pleaded guilty July 9 to racketeering conspiracy and related offenses. Federal prosecutors said the gang also kidnapped, assaulted, and killed its own members for violating tribe rules. Colon was among two dozen gang members charged in 2010. Among the crimes attributed to Colon was a plot to kill New Jersey Latin Kings members.
NEWS
February 18, 2012 | By Robert Strauss, For The Inquirer
VINELAND, N.J. - The nearly 200 students gathered in the Sacred Heart High School gym got unusual permission from their usually strict assistant principal Friday: They could use their cellphones. Keith Jones urged them to call their families and tell them what they had just heard from other officials - that the school would not be shut down after all. "I want you to all call your parents and your friends," said Jones, who is also the school's athletic director. "And tell all your younger brothers and sisters to be ready to come to Sacred Heart.
NEWS
February 17, 2012 | By Robert Strauss, FOR THE INQUIRER
VINELAND - The nearly 200 students gathered in the Sacred Heart High School gym got unusual permission from their usually strict assistant principal Friday. They could use their cell phones, Keith Jones told them, to call their families and tell them what they had just heard from other officials - that the school would not be shut down after all. "I want you to all call your parents and your friends," said Jones, who is also athletic director. "And tell all your younger brothers and sisters to be ready to come to Sacred Heart.
NEWS
February 13, 2012
VINELAND, N.J.- First-degree murder charges have been filed against a Cumberland County man whose fiancée's body was found in his home. Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said the body of Britton Loyden, 23, of Vineland, was found Friday, a day after her mother reported her and her year-old son missing. Vineland police later determined the child was unharmed and was at the home of his father, Ismael Pierce, 24, of Vineland. They found Loyden's body in a bedroom.
SPORTS
February 12, 2012
Rachel Bernhardt took first in a pair of individual events and helped host Vineland swim away with the 200-meter medley relay, as the third-seeded Clan slipped past No. 6 seed Atlantic City, 92-78, on Friday in the South Jersey Public A quarterfinals. Bernhardt prevailed in the 50 freestyle in 27.81 seconds, and grabbed the 100 breaststroke gold medal in 1 minute, 17.39 seconds. South Jersey Public B. Emily Rollo won the 50 freestyle (26.33) and the 100 butterfly (1:04.05)
NEWS
February 10, 2012 | FOR THE INQUIRER
Rachel Bernhardt took first in a pair of individual events and helped host Vineland swim away with the 200-meter medley relay, as the third-seeded Clan slipped past No. 6 seed Atlantic City, 92-78, on Friday in the South Jersey Public A quarterfinals. Bernhardt prevailed in the 50 freestyle in 27.81 seconds, and grabbed the 100 breaststroke gold medal in 1 minute, 17.39 seconds. South Jersey Public B. Emily Rollo won the 50 freestyle (26.33) and the 100 butterfly (1:04.
SPORTS
February 8, 2012
Highlights of Tuesday's contests can be found at: www.philly.com/rally Here are the pairings for the NJSIAA team swimming championships involving South Jersey schools. Seeded position in parentheses. Boys' Swimming SOUTH JERSEY DIVISION A Feb. 10: Vineland (8) at Cherry Hill East (1); Egg Harbor Township (5) at Atlantic City (4); Southern Regional (6) at Shawnee (3); Clearview (7) at Mainland (2). SOUTH JERSEY DIVISION B Feb. 10: Woodstown (8)
NEWS
February 4, 2012 | By Joelle Farrell, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former Vineland, N.J., police officer arrested with a massive cache of guns, a teargas canister, and a live grenade at his home in 2009 pleaded guilty Thursday to unlawful possession of weapons and ammunition. Brian Hinkel, 62, of Newfield, pleaded guilty in Superior Court to illegally possessing four assault rifles and 21 large-capacity ammunition magazines, according to a statement from the state Attorney General's Office. Prosecutors will recommend that Hinkel be sentenced to five years in state prison.
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