October 10, 2012 |
The meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid shots grew to 119 cases and 11 deaths on Tuesday, and to a 10th state: New Jersey. Health officials said the patient, a 70-year-old Cumberland County man, was admitted Saturday to South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center in Vineland and was being treated with antifungal medication. He had received injections of the steroid from Premier Orthopedics Surgical Associates in Vineland, a state Health Department spokeswoman said. Premier and South Jersey Healthcare's hospitals in Vineland and Elmer are the only three locations in the Philadelphia region that received lots of the contaminated steroid, federal officials said.
May 28, 2012 |
The last of four inmates who escaped from New Jersey prisons last week was apprehended early Sunday morning. Michael Bentley, 23, of Lincoln Park, Morris County, was picked up in Sussex County about 5:45 a.m. by the New Jersey Department of Corrections Fugitive Squad, said Deirdre Fedkenheuer, a corrections spokeswoman. Bentley escaped May 20 with an inmate from Camden County from the Mountain Youth Correctional Facitilty in Annandale. The other inmate, Corey Agostarola, 21, of Pine Hill returned to his home town and was picked up Friday evening by local police.
May 7, 2012 |
A pair of freshmen, Brianna Lancetta of Bishop Eustace Prep and Sarah Kelly of Washington Township High, each scored four goals to lead Holy Family (14-4) to a 15-10 win over Georgian Court (12-7) for the Tigers' first Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's lacrosse championship on Sunday afternoon in Lakewood, N.J. Goalkeeper Melissa Jenkins (Interboro) made 12 saves and was named the tourney's most valuable player. Jenkins was joined on the all-tourney team by Lancetta and Kelly, plus teammate Stephanie McNesby (Archbishop Ryan)
April 22, 2012
Highlights of Saturday's contests can be found at: www.philly.com/rally Baseball AL HEDELT TOURNAMENT Oakcrest 4, Absegami 3 Holy Spirit 11, Cedar Creek 2 Mainland 17, Cedar Creek 3 Oakcrest 6, Vineland 2 Absegami 4, Vineland 2 Holy Spirit 9, Mainland 4 EMERITUS TOURNAMENT Buena 8, Eastern 4 Deptford 5, Egg Harbor Township 4 Buena 10, Egg Harbor...
April 16, 2012 |
TRENTON - State police officials have launched an internal probe into the way a speeding ticket was issued to a lawmaker from South Jersey. Assemblyman Nelson Albano of Vineland claims he may have been targeted as payback for health-benefit and pension reforms recently approved by the Legislature, though he acknowledges he has no proof to back up that assertion. The trooper who issued the citation claims police union leaders pressured him to make the ticket "disappear," allegations they deny.
March 19, 2012 |
VINELAND, N.J. - For 75 years, the ornate art deco Landis Theater has reflected the fate of this Cumberland County agricultural center. The Landis was built in the depths of the Depression by native son Gene Mori, who later built Garden State Race Track and the Cherry Hill Inn and who owned the land where Cherry Hill Mall sits. Intended to make a grand statement, Mori's 1,200-seat movie palace and stage were as dazzling as those on Chestnut Street in Center City. For decades after World War II, the Landis filled its seats.
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.
February 18, 2012 |
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.
February 17, 2012 |
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.