PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say an Uber driver from New Jersey who went missing last month after dropping off a fare in Philadelphia has been found dead in his SUV.
Authorities ID man killed when shooter opens fire on car
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man killed this week when a shooter opened fire on him and another man as they sat in a car on a southern New Jersey...
1 dead, 1 wounded when shooter opens fire on men in car
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a shooter opened fire on two men who were sitting in a car on a southern New Jersey street, leaving one man dead and the other wounded.
The shooting in Willingboro occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Monday on Millbrook Drive.
Burlington County prosecutors say both victims were hospitalized after the shooting, but one man died a short time later. Further details on the other victim's injuries were not disclosed.
Police: Groom assaulted teen waitress at wedding reception
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a groom forced himself on a teenage waitress at his wedding reception and then was taken from the hall in handcuffs over a drunken brawl.
Authorities: Child killed, another hurt when car hits tree
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a single-car crash in southern New Jersey has left a child dead and another injured.
The crash in Willingboro occurred around 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Authorities say the children were in a vehicle that struck a tree. One child was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver and the other child were being treated for injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
Man gets 4-year sentence for robbing phone stores
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to four years in prison for a robbery spree that targeted phone stores in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Zeldrick Nance had previously pleaded guilty to the robberies of Metro PCS stores in Willingboro and Lumberton, New Jersey, and Levittown, Pennsylvania. The robberies occurred in the fall of 2016.
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A woman who fatally beat her husband with a fire extinguisher inside their New Jersey home has been sentenced to 24 years in state prison.
Laciana Tinsley had pleaded guilty in April to aggravated manslaughter. Her sentence was handed down Friday.
The 44-year-old Tinsley has said she was acting in self-defense when she hit her 74-year-old husband, Douglas Tinsley, in their Willingboro home in January 2017. She says he hit her with a chair and smothered her with a pillow.
Students manage fish, plant farm through program
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — Room 301 teems with life as students farm fish and grow pesticide-free vegetables without soil.
Willingboro High School students built an aquaponics system that relies on a 400-gallon tank filled with tilapia.
"The plants need the fish and the fish need the plants," explained junior Tamia Davidson as she demonstrated how the system works.
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A man who fatally shot a clerk during a New Jersey convenience store robbery is now headed to state prison.
Burlington County prosecutors say Eramus Canty received a 24-year sentence on Thursday. The 34-year-old Burlington Township man had pleaded guilty in February to aggravated manslaughter just as his felony murder trial was about to start.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey state treasury employee who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $75,000 by processing and approving fraudulent claims has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Forty-year-old Stephanie Hargrove of Willingboro was sentenced Friday on pleas to theft by unlawful taking. She served as a principal claims investigator until she was suspended in April 2017.
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the death of her husband who authorities say was beaten with a fire extinguisher inside their New Jersey home.
The Burlington County prosecutor's office says 43-year-old Laciana Tinsley faces a 24-year prison sentence as part of a plea agreement.
Condominium complex fire displaces dozens of residents
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving fire at a southern New Jersey condominium complex has displaced more than 50 residents.
But the cause of the fire at Willingboro Square remains under investigation.
The blaze started around 4:15 p.m. Monday in a corner unit of the complex in Willingboro. Dozens of firefighters soon responded and were able to bring the blaze under control in about 90 minutes.
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — Fire crews have been battling a blaze at a New Jersey apartment complex, but no injuries have been reported.
The blaze at the Willingboro Square apartments in Willingboro was reported at about 4:30 p.m. Monday.
News video showed smoke billowing from the complex and flames shooting from the building.
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A 21-year-old man has been charged in the death of a 15-year-old girl who fatally overdosed late last year on heroin that he delivered to her Marlton home, officials announced Monday.
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man stands accused of supplying the drugs that led to the overdose death of a 15-year-old girl last year.
Burlington County prosecutors say 21-year-old Willingboro resident Austin Cooper has been charged with strict liability for drug-induced death.
The charge stems from the death of Madison McDonald, who was found by a relative after overdosing Dec. 26 at her family's Evesham Township home. She died two days later.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmental officials are giving away 90,000 tree seedlings to residents.
Homicide charges filed in death of 2 in frigid waters
BURLINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A man has been charged with two counts of homicide in the death of a couple killed when a crash sent their minivan plunging into frigid waters in New Jersey.
Twenty-nine-year-old Amish Patel of Delanco is charged with aggravated manslaughter in the Jan. 13 deaths of 52-year-old Robert Stephens and 50-year-old Janet Stephens in Willingboro Township.
A 33-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to the fatal shooting of a convenience-store clerk following a 2015 robbery in Willingboro, said Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina.
2 men linked to record seizure of fentanyl get prison terms
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two men who pleaded guilty in connection with a record seizure of fentanyl in New Jersey are now headed to state prison.
Jesus Carrillo-Pineda, a 31-year-old Philadelphia resident, received a 10-year sentence Friday. Daniel Vasquez, a 28-year-old Somerton, Arizona resident, received a six-year term.
Authorities: Crash sends vehicle into lake, killing 2
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — A crash in New Jersey has sent a vehicle down an embankment and into a lake, killing two people.
The collision happened Saturday in Willingboro Township.
Investigators say a car traveling at an "excessive rate of speed" lost control and crashed into a minivan at a jug handle. They say the force of the impact sent the minivan over a guardrail, down an embankment and into a lake.
Man used $1 million from Springfield charity for politics
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A political consultant pleaded guilty to conspiring with a former Arkansas lawmaker and Springfield, Missouri, charity executives to spend nearly $1 million on illegal political activity.
Sixty-two-year-old Donald Andrew Jones, of Willingboro, New Jersey, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy. Jones' firm, D.A. Jones and Associates, is a consulting company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
4 indicted after record seizure of fentanyl in New Jersey
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Four men have been indicted following what police say was a record seizure of fentanyl in New Jersey.
Officials say the nearly 100 pounds (45 kilograms) of the synthetic opioid that was seized by the New Jersey State Police in North Bergen and Willingboro in June could have yielded over 18 million doses.
The previous record was 14 kilograms of fentanyl seized in Camden in March.
State worker pleads guilty to stealing $75K in false claims
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state treasury employee has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $75,000 by processing and approving fraudulent claims filed on behalf of her relatives and friends.
Stephanie Hargrove pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking. The 39-year-old Willingboro resident served as a principal claims investigator, processing claims for damages filed against the state.
Man sentenced for threatening girl to get explicit photos
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who got a 13-year-old girl he met online to send him explicit pictures of herself and then threatened to kidnap her if she didn't send more photos is now headed to state prison.
State Attorney General Chris Porrino says Craig Wyatt received a five-year sentence on Friday. The 25-year-old Willingboro man will also have to register as a sex offender.
Wyatt had pleaded guilty in June to manufacturing child pornography.
Cooper University Health System in deal to buy 3 hospitals
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Cooper University Health System says it has reached an agreement to acquire three Catholic hospitals in New Jersey, which if approved would create the fourth largest health care chain in the state.
The initial deal was announced Thursday with three Trinity Health hospitals — Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden; Lourdes Medical Center at Burlington in Willingboro; and St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton.
Man indicted in motel shooting that killed teen, wounded man
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man accused in a deadly shooting at a New Jersey motel following a party brawl has been indicted on murder charges.
Camden County prosecutors say 22-year-old Kevin Fentress also faces two counts of aggravated assault and two weapons charges in the indictment handed by a county grand jury.
The charges against the Burlington City man stem from a February 2016 shooting in Cherry Hill that left a 17-year-old Camden boy dead and a 20-year-old Willingboro man wounded.
Harry Walker is the latest in a string of contenders vying for a seat on the Willingboro Township Council, even though the political scene in the town has become known as being quite nasty.
A 22-year-old Burlington County man was sentenced Tuesday to 21 years in prison for fatally shooting his friend in 2014.
Edna Flood, a retired U.S. Electronic Command employee, died on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. She was 90.
She was born on Nov 4, 1926 to the late Jessie and Aquilla Bridges in Philadelphia. She was educated in Philadelphia public schools and attended West Chester College for two years.
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of a New Jersey town has resigned as part of a deal that settles a resident's lawsuit that claimed the official no longer lives in the community.
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a town hall held by a Republican who helped pass a House health care overhaul bill (all times local):
A New Jersey Republican lawmaker instrumental in helping the GOP-led House pass a health care overhaul bill has told an angry constituent at a town hall he "didn't come here to defend the president."
Rep. Tom MacArthur was responding Wednesday to an angry constituent who asked him how long he was going to "defend this American nightmare."
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A woman accused of fatally beating her husband with a fire extinguisher inside their New Jersey home has been indicted on a murder charge.
Laciana Tinsley also faces a weapons count in the indictment that was recently handed up by a Burlington County grand jury.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials say a state treasury employee stole more than $75,000 by processing and/or approving fraudulent claims filed on behalf of her relatives and friends.
Stephanie Hargrove is charged with theft by deception and tampering with public records or information. The 38-year-old Willingboro resident served as a principal claims investigator, processing claims for damages filed against the state.
Man accused of shooting security guards at VFW hall
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have made an arrest in the shooting of two security guards at a VFW hall in Willingboro.
Police found 31-year-old Brandon Washington of Trenton at a home in Willingboro on Tuesday.
Police Lt. Christopher Vetter says the guards were escorting Washington from the VFW hall on Feb. 16 when he brandished a gun and opened fire.
2 security guards shot while removing man from VFW hall
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two security guards at a VFW hall in New Jersey have been shot.
Willingboro police Lt. Christopher Vetter said that the two men suffered non-life-threatening injuries around 11:30 p.m. Thursday night.
He says 56-year-old William Matthews was shot in the head, but was listed in stable condition and expected to be released later Friday.
Lawyer: Deadly fire-extinguisher beating was self-defense
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — A defense lawyer says a woman acted in self-defense when she fatally beat her husband with a fire extinguisher inside their New Jersey home.
Burlington County prosecutors say 42-year-old Laciana Tinsley is charged with murder and a weapons offense in the death of 74-year-old Douglas Tinsley. He was pronounced dead at the couple's Willingboro home on Monday afternoon.
Authorities say Laciana Tinsley struck her husband in the head multiple times with the fire extinguisher.
Ex-state worker gets prison term for falsifying documents
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former state worker who falsified her employment records so she could improperly collect more than $82,000 in government assistance benefits is now headed to state prison.
Tonia Ramaza-Williams received a three-year sentence on Friday. The 40-year-old Willingboro resident also must pay $82,769 in restitution.
Motive sought in fatal shooting of man found outside home
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — A man found shot outside a Burlington County home has died from his wounds.
But authorities say a motive for the shooting on Placid Lane in Willingboro remains under investigation.
Burlington County prosecutors say police responded to the scene just after 11 p.m. Sunday and found 22-year-old Nacim Byrd, who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later.
Man dies after being shot on Burlington County street
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man who was shot and wounded on a Burlington County street has died from his injuries.
But a motive for Tuesday morning's shooting in Willingboro remains under investigation.
County prosecutors say 32-year-old Willingboro resident Tariq Mughal was shot on Genesee Lane but did not live in that neighborhood. Responding officers found him in the street and he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Man charged in 4 aggravated sex assaults in Trenton
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Bail is set at $1 million for a man accused of sexually assaulting four women in Trenton, including two on the same day.
Authorities have charged 27-year-old Andre Wesley of Willingboro with aggravated sexual assault, attempted murder, criminal restraint and weapons offenses.
1 teen killed, another wounded in Willingboro shooting
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — One 16-year-old was killed and another was wounded in a shooting outside a home in Willingboro.
Burlington County prosecutors say Ibn Perry was gunned down outside the home where he lived on Plumtree Lane around 8 p.m. Monday.
Another boy was taken to a hospital after he was shot in the ankle. A third teen was not wounded.
Authorities are investigating the death of a 16-year-old boy who was fatally shot at his home in Willingboro.
A second teenager was also wounded in the Monday night shooting on Plumtree Lane, the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office said.
2 New Jersey men fatally shot in separate incidents
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two New Jersey men were shot and killed in separate incidents.
The Burlington County Prosecutor's Office said Saturday that 29-year Kevin Randolph, of Willingboro, and 32-year-old Joseph McBreen, of Pemberton Township, died of gunshot wounds sustained on Friday.
Calkins Media co-owner, vice president Ellis dies at 82
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — Calkins Media co-owner and vice president Shirley Calkins Ellis has died at age 82.
The company announced Ellis died Saturday of natural causes in Burlington County, New Jersey.
Calkins CEO Mark Contreras said Ellis, along with her co-owner sisters, "created an environment of tireless commitment to serving the communities where we operate."
New Jersey man sentenced for dozens of illegal gun sales
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who bought at least 200 weapons from other firearms dealers and sold them to a Camden drug dealer and other criminals is now headed to prison.
Federal prosecutors say 36-year-old Joshua Jackson, of Willingboro, received a 70-month sentence on Tuesday. He had pleaded guilty in June 2015 to conspiracy, dealing firearms without a license and possession of firearms by a convicted felon.
Ex-Teacher sentenced to jail for stealing student funds
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey high school teacher and football coach has been sentenced to nearly a year in jail after admitting he stole more than $14,000 in student funds to support a gambling habit.
The Burlington County Times reports (http://bit.ly/2dc0vUj ) 47-year-old Reginald Lawrence pleaded guilty to misapplication of entrusted property on Tuesday.