Future uncertain for attorney brought to US as child
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — Parthiv Patel came to the U.S. from India when he was just 5 years old, his parents seeking a better life and better opportunities for the family.
Police, FBI hunt for Choate sculpture stolen from apartment
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police department is seeking the public's help in finding a 1930s sculpture that was stolen from an apartment in November.
Man sues town that charged him over toilet display in yard
WINSLOW, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has filed suit after his town prosecuted him for displaying three toilets and Confederate flags in his front yard.
The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill reports Michael Speece displayed the toilets — one white, one red and one blue — outside his home along with other decorations including the flags.
Man pleads guilty to killing ex-girlfriend, stepsister
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to killing a former girlfriend and her stepsister in a New Jersey home almost a year ago.
The Cherry Hill Courier Post reports that 45-year-old Mark Lyczak also acknowledged having stabbed a third woman during the Dec. 30, 2017 attack in Collingswood.
Principal camps out on school roof for canned food donations
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Last year, Principal James Riordan got a pie tossed in his face when Richard Stockton Elementary School students met their goal in a school-wide drive to support the Cherry Hill Food Pantry.
Not long after the whipped cream was wiped away, the principal approached fifth grade teacher David Sonnheim with a challenge that raised the stakes for this season of giving — literally.
Illegal firearms dealer gets 40 months in prison
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials say a New Jersey man has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for his role in attempting to sell at least 100 handguns without a license.
Cherry Hill: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
FARMINGDALE, N.J. (AP) _ Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corp. (CHMI) on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $27.5 million.
On a per-share basis, the Farmingdale, New Jersey-based company said it had profit of $1.62. Earnings, adjusted for investment gains, came to 55 cents per share.
The residential real estate finance company posted revenue of $15.3 million in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $6.1 million.
Man wanted for armed robberies of Dunkin’ Donuts, gift shop
EVESHAM, N.J. (AP) — Police in three southern New Jersey towns have combined to identify and charge a man with recent armed robberies of a Dunkin' Donuts and a gift store.
Forty-nine-year-old Terrance Franklin of Riverside is charged with robbing the doughnut store in Cherry Hill on Oct. 4.
He's also charged with robbing Fantasy Gift Shop on Route 70 in Marlton of $140 nine days later.
Fast-moving fire damages duplex, displaces 11 residents
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving fire has severely damaged a southern New Jersey duplex and displaced 11 residents.
Authorities say no injuries were reported in the fire on Orchard Avenue in Cherry Hill, which was reported around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. It was brought under control about 30 minutes later.
No one was home on the side of the duplex where the fire started. But the residents who live in the other half were able to safely evacuate.
Democrats in key House races push against tax deduction cap
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Congressman Leonard Lance voted last December with the interests of his northern New Jersey district in mind when he opposed his own party's sweeping tax overhaul.
The cap on deductions for state and local taxes that was part of the Republican plan was bound to mean that many people in the high-tax state would pay more.
"My constituents know I will fight for complete deductibility," he said.
Police: 50-year-old man found dead in apartment
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey are investigating the death of a 50-year-old man who was found inside an apartment.
The Courier Post reports police responded to a call about an unconscious man at a Gloucester Township apartment complex Saturday afternoon. Police say Mark Randolph was pronounced dead at the scene.
New IRS rule on deductions hits some high-tax states hard
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — New rules unveiled by the IRS undermine some states' attempts to help residents keep a version of a popular federal income tax deduction. Last year's Republican tax overhaul put a $10,000 cap on deductions for state and local income taxes, which could affect some high-earners in high-tax states.
A gaming company is using a 19-year-old agreement to illegally restrict who can offer sports betting at a defunct southern New Jersey racetrack, a federal lawsuit contends.
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A battle is brewing over whether a former New Jersey racetrack will be one of the state's legal sports betting venues.
In a federal lawsuit, a developer claims a company whose parent company owns a racetrack and casino in Pennsylvania is illegally preventing it from offering sports betting at the former Garden State Park, where racing ended in 2001.
A gaming company is using a 19-year-old agreement to illegally restrict who can offer sports betting at a defunct southern New Jersey racetrack, a federal lawsuit contends.
Police: Tractor-trailer collided with construction vehicle
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police say a tractor trailer collided with a construction vehicle.
WPVI-TV reports the crash happened around 10 p.m. Thursday on Route 295 in Cherry Hill. Police aren't sure how the two vehicles collided.
Cherry Hill: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
FARMINGDALE, N.J. (AP) _ Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corp. (CHMI) on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $13.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
On a per-share basis, the Farmingdale, New Jersey-based company said it had profit of 91 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were 50 cents per share.
The residential real estate finance company posted revenue of $12 million in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $4.7 million.
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Congressman touts measures to tackle opioid epidemic
FLORENCE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey congressman says tackling the opioid epidemic will require a coordinated effort from public and private sectors.
The (Cherry Hill) Courier-Post reports that Republican U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur invited affected families to share their stories during an event at a mail-order pharmacy Tuesday.
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A school bus carrying several children crashed and overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike. No serious injuries have been reported.
State police say no other vehicles were involved in the crash, which occurred around 11:40 a.m. Friday in Cherry Hill. The bus ended up on its side on the shoulder of the roadway.
Roughly 30 people were aboard the bus, including several children who had minor injuries. They were being treated at a hospital.
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Many pension funds for public workers already owe far more in retirement benefits than they have in the bank, and the problem will only grow worse if the economy slows down, according to a report released Thursday.
The study from The Pew Charitable Trusts found that the New Jersey and Kentucky funds are in such perilous shape that they risk running dry.
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — The principal of a New Jersey high school has apologized for what he called "insensitive" language on tickets for the upcoming senior prom.
The Courier Post reported the Cherry Hill High School East senior prom tickets urged students to "party like it's 1776" during the event at Philadelphia's National Constitution Center.
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school football coach says he's being forced out because he has too many black athletes on his team.
Subaru of America unveils new headquarters in Camden
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Subaru of America has unveiled its new headquarters in New Jersey, saying the $118 million building will fuel company growth.
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A public employee pension crisis for state governments has deepened to a record level even after nearly nine years of economic recovery for the nation, according to a study released Thursday, leaving many states vulnerable if the economy hits a downturn.
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — The number of women running for the U.S. House of Representatives set a record Thursday, most of them Democrats motivated by angst over President Donald Trump and policies of the Republican-controlled Congress.
Their ranks will continue to swell, with candidate filing periods remaining open in more than half the states.
In many places, women are running for congressional seats that have never had female representation.
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the record number of women running for the U.S. House of Representatives (all times local):
Democrats are behind most of the surge in women running for office this year, but Republicans are part of it, too.
Some of them say they are proud more women are candidates, even if they don't agree on many issues.
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CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — The federal government will spend a record $4.6 billion this year to fight the nation's deepening opioid crisis, which killed 42,000 Americans in 2016.
But some advocates say the funding included in the spending plan the president signed Friday is not nearly enough to establish the kind of treatment system needed to reverse the crisis. A White House report last fall put the cost to the country of the overdose epidemic at more than $500 billion a year.
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In a story March 4 about some states trying to circumvent the new federal cap on state and local tax deductions, The Associated Press cited the wrong source for projections about the percentage of high-income residents in some states facing tax increases. The analysis was from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, not the Tax Policy Center.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Democrats' seek to help wealthy in response to tax changes
Officials: Add armed police at New Jersey high school
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Officials in New Jersey have recommended that a high school add armed officers after a teacher was suspended for his comments on school security, including saying a Florida-type deadly shooting could possibly happen at his school.
Mayor Chuck Cahn issued a statement Tuesday on security after hundreds of Cherry Hill High School East students staged a walkout to protest action taken against teacher Timothy Locke. The walkout came one day after another student protest there.
States exploring tax changes in response to federal overhaul
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In New Jersey and California, top Democratic officials want to let people make charitable contributions to the state instead of paying certain taxes. In Connecticut and New York, officials are exploring a switch from income taxes to new ones on payroll. A few governors have even called for tax cuts.
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Vinyl lives on at New Jersey record shop
BERLIN, N.J. (AP) — Howard and Nan have long passed away, but their names linger on a sign at one of the oldest businesses at the Berlin Farmers Market.
Hanging outside the store they founded inside the market 65 years ago, the sign still reads, "Howard and Nan's Record Shop."
It's a tribute by the shop's current owner Joseph DiPietro, who used to work for Philadelphians Howard Horne and Nancy Ferraro.
Hundreds of disorderly youth descend on mall; 5 charged
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — At least 700 juveniles created a disturbance at a New Jersey mall, frightening shoppers the day after Christmas.
Witnesses say the youth kicked doors and went the wrong way on escalators. They say a few fights broke out within the crowd.
Police have charged five juveniles with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and other offenses.
Tax overhaul leads to end-of-year rush to pay property bills
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In a season of sales, homeowners in affluent towns across the country are rushing to take advantage of a deal that they hope will save them big.
Tax collectors in many communities are seeing a surge in property tax prepayments before 2018 in an effort to cash in — for one last year — on a deduction that the coming tax overhaul will limit.
The tax office at the Cherry Hill Township building in New Jersey saw a steady stream of property owners on Friday.
Father and son sentenced for Medicare fraud
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man and his son have both been sentenced to prison for improperly billing Medicare for work done by untrained employees at their physical therapy practice.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says 66-year-old Robert Claude McGrath was sentenced to 2½ years and his son, 48-year-old Robert Christopher McGrath, was sentenced to one year in prison Monday.
Cherry Hill officials approve redevelopment plan
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Officials in a New Jersey town have approved a redevelopment plan that will add housing.
Pedestrian struck by 3 vehicles, killed
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say a man has died after he got off a bus and was struck by three cars.
Car dealership pays $150K to settle discrimination suit
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey car dealership has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit alleging that it paid Chinese technicians less than other workers.
Couple forced to leave wedding reception early get a do-over
DEPTFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey couple who had to leave their wedding reception early when the bride suffered an allergic reaction is about to get a free do-over.
Man pays off dozens of strangers’ layaway bills at toy store
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A Secret Santa has spent more than $10,000 to pay for dozens of holiday layaway orders at a New Jersey toy store.
The good Samaritan, who identified himself as "Charlie K," went to the Toys R Us in Cherry Hill on Friday to do some shopping for his son.
A Camden County man was sentenced Monday in federal court to 70 months in prison for committing Medicaid fraud totaling $2.5 million while heading a nonprofit that provides mental health services to Camden’s poorest residents, prosecutors said.
Cesar Tavera. 53, of Cherry Hill, also was sentenced in Camden federal court by U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman to three years of supervised release. He was ordered to pay $2.5 million in restitution.
Nonprofit center’s leader gets prison term for embezzlement
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The executive director of a nonprofit that provided mental health services to Camden's poor is now headed to prison for embezzling funds and using unqualified people to treat Medicaid recipients.
Federal prosecutors say Cesar Tavera was sentenced Monday to nearly six years in prison. The 53-year-old Cherry Hill man also must pay $2.5 million in restitution.
Man admits getting $150,000 in kickbacks for US Navy work
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who worked for a company that made parts for the U.S. Navy has pleaded guilty to soliciting and receiving $150,000 in kickbacks for providing work to a New Jersey firm.
Christopher Sanchirico pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the federal kickback act in Newark on Tuesday.
State attorneys general seek more beds for drug treatment
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general on Monday called on Congress to allow Medicaid funding to flow to larger drug treatment centers, potentially expanding the number of addicts who can get help as the nation grapples with an overdose crisis.
States ask insurers to prioritize non-opioid pain treatment
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Attorneys general representing the majority of states asked health insurers Monday to encourage pain treatment through means other than prescriptions for opioid painkillers, which are responsible for tens of thousands of deaths a year in the U.S.
Funeral held for Navy sailor killed in ship collision
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Funeral services have been held for a New Jersey man who was among the 10 U.S. sailors killed last month when a Navy ship collided with an oil tanker off Singapore.
Dozens of mourners gathered Saturday at Saint Andrews United Methodist Church in Cherry Hill to mourn 22-year-old Kenneth Smith. He was a 2013 graduate of Cherry Hill High School East.
Smith was an electronics technician 3rd Class aboard the USS John McCain when it collided with the tanker on Aug. 21.
Funeral set for Navy sailor killed in ship collision
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Services are set for the New Jersey man who was among the 10 U.S. sailors killed last month when a Navy ship collided with an oil tanker off Singapore.
Family and friends will attend a visitation and funeral for 22-year-old Kenneth Smith at Saint Andrews United Methodist Church in Cherry Hill on Saturday afternoon. He was a 2013 graduate of Cherry Hill High School East.