WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A former youth ice hockey coach from Pennsylvania has now been sentenced to prison terms in two other states in sex abuse cases.
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man sentenced to 15 years in the death of his wife, whose body was found in their backyard swimming pool, apologized to the victim's family but called her death...
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman set fire to her boyfriend's home several hours after they had a consensual sexual encounter there with another woman.
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man accused of killing his wife, dumping her body in their backyard swimming pool and then driving to a local restaurant to get takeout in an attempt to cover up...
Man, mother charged in shooting that left 1 dead, 1 wounded
DEPTFORD, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man and his mother have been charged in a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded.
Gloucester County prosecutors say 22-year-old Marcel Steele, of Deptford, faces numerous counts including murder and endangering an injured victim. The charges stem from a shooting Wednesday night at a Deptford home where Steele and his mom, 41-year-old Shasta Steele, both live.
Youth hockey coach pleads guilty in child sex abuse case
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A youth ice hockey coach accused of sexually abusing multiple children in two states has pleaded guilty to crimes in New Jersey.
NJ.com reports 57-year-old Walter Ferinden, of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, was arrested in 2017 on charges that he abused a child in Gloucester County in 1994, and another victim in Burlington County in 1992.
Ex-cop convicted for 2nd time in friend’s shooting death
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey police officer has been convicted for a second time in the shooting death of his friend.
James Stuart initially was convicted in October 2015 of murder and aggravated manslaughter in the January 2013 death of David Compton. But a state appellate court ruled in August 2017 that the former Deptford patrolman deserved a new trial because of errors in jury instructions.
Man sentenced to 28 years in homeless man’s death
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man has been sentenced to 28 years in prison in the death of a homeless man whose body was found in a trailer at an abandoned New Jersey business.
The Gloucester County prosecutor's office said 25-year-old Malcom Tyson was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the death of 60-year-old Sylvester "Buttons" Combs Jr.
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Two brothers and another man who forced a teenage girl into prostitution have been sentenced to prison terms.
Gloucester County prosecutors say 27-year-old Brandon Samuel, of Gibbstown, and 25-year-old Joseph Samuel, of New York City, both received eight-year terms Friday. Both had pleaded guilty in April to promoting prostitution.
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison in the strangulation death of her newborn daughter.
NJ.com reports that 21-year-old Jade Fanz of Franklin Township was originally charged with murder and other counts but pleaded guilty earlier this year to second-degree reckless manslaughter.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $100,000 to a woman struck by a bowl of pasta thrown by a man during an argument at a Connecticut restaurant.
The Connecticut Law Tribune reports the jury on May 31 ruled in favor of Constance Koulmey, who was the unintended target of the pasta thrown by James Sweeney inside the Oakville restaurant in March 2015.
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A Maryland woman who attacked her ex-husband's wife with a hammer while the couple and their young daughter slept in their New Jersey home has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
Gloucester County prosecutors say Marie Stuart was acting on unfounded allegations about her ex-husband when she broke into the couple's Mantua Township home in November 2012. But they haven't provided further details about those claims.
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A former fire association treasurer who admitted stealing from the organization has been spared a prison term but must pay back more than $174,000.
Richard Conway was sentenced Friday to five years of probation. He had pleaded guilty to theft.
Police: Robber shot himself trying to pistol-whip victim
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Police in a New Jersey city say a robber shot himself in the hand while attempting to pistol-whip a victim.
Officer accused of trading sex for lesser charges sentenced
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer who prosecutors say traded sexual acts for lesser charges is going to prison.
A judge in Gloucester County on Friday sentenced former Monroe Township Patrolman Robert Marzi to two concurrent three-year sentences. The 30-year-old will be eligible for parole in two years.
Under a plea agreement, Marzi pleaded guilty to official misconduct.
Parents of man accused in housesitter killing face charges
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — The parents of the man accused of beating a New Jersey house-sitter to death have been charged with cleaning and hiding a key piece of evidence.
Police say 52-year-old David Wilson and 50-year-old Kim Ward, 50, both of Paulsboro, New Jersey, cleaned and concealed their son's sneakers. The shoes were evidence in the homicide investigation against him.
Man held in murder of woman house-sitting in Woodbury
WOODBURY — Police have arrested a former resident of a Woodbury house where a 26-year-old woman who was house-sitting there was found beaten to death in September.
At the Gloucester County court house on Friday, seven members of the victim’s family flanked investigators as the charges against Brandon Wilson, 19, of Paulsboro, were read, including a charge of first degree murder.
Authorities: Arrest made in slaying of woman house-sitting
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a New Jersey woman who was beaten to death while house-sitting was killed by a burglar who used to live in the home as a foster child.
Nineteen-year-old Brandon Wilson is charged with murder in the death of 26-year-old Shawneeq Carter, whose body was found in the Woodbury home of an acquaintance on Sept. 23.
Driver who fatally struck teen gets probation
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been sentenced to three years' probation for leaving the scene of a crash that killed a 15-year-old girl.
Two 5-year-olds found slain woman, waited a day to seek help
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — The father of a woman found beaten to death inside a New Jersey home where she was house-sitting says his daughter's 5-year-old son found her body but did not seek help until the next day.
Prosecutors: Housesitter found dead was beaten to death
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman found dead inside a New Jersey home where she was housesitting was beaten to death.
Gloucester County prosecutors say Shawneeq Carter's body was found around 7:30 p.m. Saturday at a Woodbury home. But they have not disclosed further details about the discovery or said if she was killed in the home.
An autopsy determined that the 26-year-old Camden woman died from blunt force trauma. Her death has been ruled a homicide.
Authorities: Shoplifting suspect flees cops, drowns in lake
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a shoplifting suspect in New Jersey drowned when he ran from police and then tried to swim away in a lake.
Gloucester County prosecutors say officers approached the 20-year-old man at a Woodbury convenience store around 3:50 a.m. Saturday and tried to speak with him. But they say he ran off and jumped into nearby Woodbury Lake.
The officers ordered the man to leave the water. But they soon lost sight of him when he swam under a bridge.
A 20-year-old man suspected of shoplifting at a Wawa store drowned in Woodbury Lake while fleeing from police, the Gloucester County prosecutor’s office said Saturday.
Woodbury police responded to a report of shoplifting at 3:50 a.m. The suspect ran when officers attempted to speak to him, and entered the lake behind the Carriage House Apartments on Evergreen Avenue, according to preliminary findings by prosecutors.
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey high school teacher who secretly recorded "upskirt" videos of several female students has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison.
Adam Mayr must serve at least five years of the sentence imposed Friday before he becomes eligible for parole. The 39-year-old Washington Township, Gloucester (GLAW'-stur) County, resident had pleaded guilty to official misconduct and invasion of privacy charges.
New trial ordered for ex-cop convicted of killing friend
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court on Thursday ordered a new trial for a police officer convicted of fatally shooting his friend while they played with a gun while watching an action movie.
Former Deptford patrolman James Stuart was convicted in October 2015 of murder and aggravated manslaughter and sentenced to 30 years in prison in the January 2013 death of David Compton. Stuart is entitled to a new trial because of errors in jury instructions, the appeals court ruled.
Man charged with murder after wife found dead in pool
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a New Jersey man beat his wife to death, dumped her body in their backyard swimming pool then drove to a local restaurant in an attempt to cover up the killing.
In an announcement Wednesday, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office says 51-year-old Norman Long has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, 47-year-old Michelle Long.
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted of sexually assaulting an 83-year-old woman in her apartment is now headed to state prison.
Forty-year-old David Thomas received a 20-year sentence on Friday.
Authorities say Thomas was living with a relative in the Glassboro apartment complex and the woman was familiar with him when she opened her door to him. She subsequently died of causes not directly related to the July 2015 attack.
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are hoping billboards in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware will help crack the 2007 slaying of a New Jersey college student.
Clear Channel Outdoor has agreed to post a message on 38 billboards about a $100,000 reward offered for information leading to a conviction in the death of Rowan University sophomore Donald Farrell.
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the woman who gunned down a New Jersey Transit bus driver in a parking lot before killing herself was a prison guard.
Investigators say 44-year-old Piacenta Jackson, of Woodbury, used a gun she personally and legally owned to shoot 45-year-old Ryon Reynolds, of Sicklerville, as he arrived at work at the NJ Transit garage in Washington Township on Tuesday.
Authorities say the two had been dating, but recently had ended their relationship.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has fatally shot a New Jersey Transit bus driver in a parking lot and then killed herself.
Prosecutors in Gloucester (GLAH'-stur) County say the shooting happened Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of a bus depot in Washington Township.
They say 44-year-old Woodbury resident Piacenta Jackson shot 45-year-old Sicklerville resident Ryon Reynolds. They say Jackson then shot and killed herself in nearby Mantua Township.
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Jurors in New Jersey have found a Philadelphia man guilty of torching his former home that was awarded to his ex-wife and injuring a firefighter.
They convicted 50-year-old Bret Henderson of arson and aggravated assault on Tuesday.
The 2015 fire in the home on Haggas Avenue in Deptford Township occurred two days after Henderson's ex-wife was awarded ownership. The fire marshal said gasoline had been poured in two locations.
Youth hockey coach faces sexual contact charges
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey and Delaware have charged a Pennsylvania man who was a youth hockey coach with having sexual contact with minors.
The Gloucester County prosecutor says 55-year-old Walter Ferinden of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, coached youth hockey and conducted skating clinics in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and Vermont through the 1990s and as recently as 2010.
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have made an arrest nearly a year after a man was found beaten to death in a trailer behind an abandoned business in Swedesboro.
Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean Dalton says 23-year-old Malcolm Tyson faces murder and weapons charges in the April 2016 death of 61-year-old Sylvester "Buttons" Combs Jr. Combs had no permanent address and was known to frequent the trailer.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Court documents show a former Rutgers University football player has accepted a plea deal stemming from a robbery in a dormitory in 2014.
Filings of the plea deal obtained by NJ.com (http://bit.ly/2mBib2f ) show 23-year-old Jamil Pollard, of Woodbury, pleaded guilty last month to two counts of theft of a person.
Man convicted of raping 83-year-old Glassboro woman
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Jurors in Gloucester County have convicted a man of aggravated sexual assault on an 83-year-old woman in her Glassboro apartment.
Jurors on Wednesday also found 40-year-old David Thomas guilty of simple assault.
Authorities say Thomas was living with a relative in the apartment complex and the woman was familiar with him when she opened her door to him. She subsequently died of causes not directly related to the 2015 attack.
Poinsettia crop down, but still a major holiday seller
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — While not ranking up there with other Garden State fruits and vegetables in terms of sales, the poinsettia has become an important crop in New Jersey's $1 billion a year agriculture industry.
New Jersey's 50 some poinsettia growers in 2015 produced about 1.3 million pots of the plants valued at $6.9 million, according to the most recent statistics available.
7 injured in fire that damaged 3 homes in Woodbury
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Seven people have been injured, four critically, in a fire that swept through three homes in Woodbury.
One of the homes collapsed after the fire that started around 3:30 a.m. Monday in a home on Mehorter Boulevard and spread to two other homes and several vehicles.
One person reportedly jumped from one of the homes.
NEWTOWN - About 150 kids and adults played soccer all day Sunday to raise money for an organization that promotes the game around the world.
Man pleads guilty in skating rink shooting
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a shooting at a roller skating rink in Gloucester County.
Ibntroy Gaines of Winslow Township pleaded guilty to possession of a weapon by someone prohibited from legally owning one. Under terms of a plea agreement, prosecutors will seek a prison term of five years without parole.
Man admits to tying up, fatally beating disabled man in 2013
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in southern New Jersey say a man has admitted to tying up a disabled man and hitting him in the head, leading to the man's death.
Under a plea agreement, Gloucester County prosecutors say 44-year-old Jon Nordberg pleaded guilty on Monday to aggravated manslaughter in the March 2013 death of John McConnell.
Authorities say Nordberg knew McConnell and was aware that he was disabled and receiving insurance annuity payments stemming from an auto accident.