VAN DREW TAKES STAND AGAINST FISHING PENALITIES

Senator Jeff Van Drew called on Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin to halt plans to charge residents an initial civil penalty of up to $3,000 for failing to register with the new free state fishing registry implemented under legislation he sponsored. In a letter sent to the commissioner, Senator Van Drew said the…

COCKFIGHTING RING BROKEN UP IN VINELAND

A drug bust in Vineland resulted in the ending of a cockfighting ring. Vineland Police say a three-month investigation went into the arrest of Javier Castro. The search took place on 500 block of Gilmore Street on Thursday. The animals went to the Cumberland County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty. Castro was charged with…

DALAI LAMA WILL VISIT NEW JERSEY THIS WEEK

A huge non-violence event will be held in Newark. The Dalai Lama will be visiting Newark on Friday. Newark is a place that has seen an increasing crime rate as it struggles with keeping enough police officers on the streets. The conference features over 100 speakers that will hope to bring a peaceful message that…

ARMED MAN RAPES WOMAN IN BRIDGETON

A woman was raped at gunpoint in Bridgeton. Police there say the Vineland woman was found by a newspaper carrier. The sexual assault took place on Saturday morning. The alleged man is said to be 5′ 8″ tall black male, wearing a Phillies cap. An investigation is on-going and police are asking anyone with information…

VICTIM IDENTIFIED IN ATLANTIC CITY EXPRESSWAY ACCIDENT

The Press of Atlantic City reports that a man was killed on the Atlantic City Expressway Saturday night while riding his motorcycle. The 44-year-old man crashed his motorcycle into the rear of a Ford Expedition while travelling westbound on the AC Expressway and pronounced dead at the scene. The man has been identified as James M. Gardine, Jr., of Runnemede.…