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6 hrs ago | Philly.com

Officer's widow seeks answers in fatality

Sgt. William McGovern of the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office fatally ran over a motorcyclist and called 911 last July 27. Then, minutes after he learned the victim was off-duty Moorestown Patrolman Craig Berner, McGovern left the scene on Westfield Road to feed a friend's cat, according to law enforcement records.

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Related Topix: Moorestown, NJ, Mount Laurel, NJ, Medford, NJ

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Lawyers, divorcees weigh pros, cons of N.J. alimony reform bill on Christie's desk

Princeton lawyer Grace Dennigan has seen men and women come into her office during a difficult divorce process with hopes of leaving with a settlement that gives them the financial support they need.

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Related Topix: Princeton, NJ, New Jersey, Chris Christie, US Governors, Moorestown, NJ

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Wife of Hudson Prosecutor's Office detective testifies: Husband's life was threatened

The wife of a Hudson County Prosecutor's Office detective on trial for a road rage murder testified that her husband's life was threatened before he shot and killed a Maryland man on the shoulder of a highway, the Baltimore Sun reported.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Patch.com

Tri-Boro Veterans Facing Financial Problems

A veterans organization based in Palmyra that services Cinnaminson and Riverton is on the verge of financial collapse, the Burlington County Times reports.

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Related Topix: Palmyra, NJ, Riverton, NJ

Asbury Park Press

3rd Congressional District race becomes family affair

The winner of November's race in the 3rd Congressional District will replace U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan, R-N.J. The campaign in New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District has turned into a family affair.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Jon Runyan, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ocean County, NJ

Patch.com

Delran Man Previously Charged With Impersonating a Police Officer Charged With Tax Evasion, Theft

A Delran man allegedly took $30,000 for repair work he never did, the Burlington County Times reports.

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The Jersey Journal

Editorial: Hamilton summer reading program aims to keep students' minds sharp

But in households throughout Hamilton Township - and in many municipalities in Mercer and Burlington counties - kids who buckle down to their reading assignments this summer will come away better armed to address the academic rigors of a new school year.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Education Etc., Ramona and Beezus, Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Asbury Park Press

Two people face heroin charges in Little Egg HarborTwo people face...

Two people face heroin charges in Little Egg Harbor Two people are facing drug charges after their car was stopped on Mathistown Road Check out this story on app.com: http://on.app.com/1rEwoIg Two people are facing drug charges after their car was stopped Wednesday night in the parking lot of a Wawa convenience store on Mathistown Road, township ... (more)

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Related Topix: Waretown, NJ, New Gretna, NJ

Patch.com

Footlighter Interns Present 'A Man of No Importance' in August

The Intern Company at the Burlington County Footlighters chose a play that hits on themes of love and acceptance to reflect their own efforts to create art this summer.

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Patch.com

Burlington County Men Charged With Possession of Child Pornography During Major Sweep

A pair of Burlington County men were among 14 people who were charged in a second round of arrests in "Operation Predator Alert," a joint operation by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and ICE Homeland Security Investigations that has targeted offenders in New Jersey who used a file-sharing network to download and distribute child ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Pemberton, NJ, Tabernacle, NJ, Mays Landing, NJ, Landing, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Toxicology results pending for dump truck driver charged in fatal collision near Lawrence lake

TRENTON - Prosecutors are awaiting test results to see whether a driver was impaired when the dump truck he was driving pushed a car into Colonial Lake last week, killing a Trenton man.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ, Mercer County, NJ

Patch.com

Police Investigate Burglaries in Delran

Police are investigating a pair of robberies of businesses off Route 130 in Delran, the Burlington County Times reports.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Philly.com

Burlington County

The Burlington County Democratic Committee has paid nearly $3,000 to settle a campaign-finance reporting complaint that alleged a variety of violations in 2009, when its former leaders were linked to a North Jersey official targeted in a corruption sting.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Wegmans in Mount Laurel reopens after fire in produce section, report says

Wegmans in Mount Laurel reopened Tuesday morning after a fire in the produce section cause the store to shut down on Sunday, t he Burlington County Times reports .

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Related Topix: Mount Laurel, NJ

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Patch.com

Police Use Heroin Antidote in Cinnaminson Incident

Less than a week after the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office reported that police departments in the county will begin carrying the heroin antidote Narcan, the nasal form of Naloxone, two overdose victims were revived within hours of each other on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Riverside, NJ

NJ.com

Trial begins for Hudson County detective charged with road rage murder

The trial began Monday for Joseph Lamont Walker, the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office detective who is being charged with first degree murder for shooting a man dead during a road rage incident in Maryland last summer.

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The Jersey Journal

Historic Seaside Heights carousel could fetch more than $2 million

A tall statue of a happy child riding a merry-go-round horse sits near the base of the Thomas A. Mathis Bridge, greeting visitors to Seaside Heights.

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Related Topix: Seaside Heights, NJ, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Home Listing, Home

Patch.com

Cherry Hill Attorney Acquitted in High Profile Racketeering Case Rebuilding Business

A Cherry Hill man who was charged in connection with a high-profile racketeering case was acquitted of all charges, but his law business is still suffering as a result of the publicity, the Burlington County Times reports.

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Examiner.com

6 daytrips to recharge the soul

Got only a few minutes in a busy day? At Lambertville, the D&R Canal towpath runs right through the bustling artsy town but feels miles away.

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Related Topix: Lambertville, NJ, Canada, Frenchtown, NJ, Browns Mills, NJ

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Patch.com

Evesham Becomes First Police Department in the State to Mandate Cameras be Worn by Officers

A police department in Burlington County has become the first in the state to mandate all police officers wear cameras and record all police activities, the Burlington County Times reports.

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