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The latest on local crime and public safety.
42 Indicted in Major Camden Drug Ring Involving Heroin and Cocaine

42 Indicted in Major Camden Drug Ring Involving Heroin and Cocaine

The Urbina brothers were the alleged leaders of a massive drug ring, and maintained their territory through violence.
Crime in Camden Drops for the Summer of 2014

Crime in Camden Drops for the Summer of 2014

There were fewer homicides in the City this summer than each of the previous two summers, the Courier Post reports.
NFL Orders Former FBI Director to Oversee Investigation into Rice Case

NFL Orders Former FBI Director to Oversee Investigation into Rice Case

The investigation comes after conflicting reports around the video of former Ravens running back Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancee.
Prosecutor: Rice Wouldn't Have Faced Jail Time, Even if Convicted

Prosecutor: Rice Wouldn't Have Faced Jail Time, Even if Convicted

After two days of silence, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain told The Press of Atlantic City Rice likely would've been put on probation
Did NFL Have Access to Ray Rice Assault Video? Law Enforcement Says 'Yes'

Did NFL Have Access to Ray Rice Assault Video? Law Enforcement Says 'Yes'

New Associated Press report says voicemail confirms receipt of video at NFL office.
Gloucester County School District Reaches Settlement in Student Harassment Case

Gloucester County School District Reaches Settlement in Student Harassment Case

A student said she was subject to racial harassment while she was in elementary school in the Franklin Township district.
'I Have to Be Strong': Ray Rice Speaks Out

'I Have to Be Strong': Ray Rice Speaks Out

Former Rutgers football star broke his silence in the wake of contract termination, NFL suspension.
Sen. President Sweeney Calls for Investigation of Atlantic County Prosecutor's Investigation of Ray Rice Case

Sen. President Sweeney Calls for Investigation of Atlantic County Prosecutor's Investigation of Ray Rice Case

He made the call following the release of a video depicting Rice knocking out Janay Palmer.
Jury Selection Begins for Army Major Accused of Beating Kids, Force Feeding Them Hot Sauce

Jury Selection Begins for Army Major Accused of Beating Kids, Force Feeding Them Hot Sauce

John and Carolyn Jackson both indicted on 17 counts of endangering welfare of a child, assault.
POLL: Atlantic County Prosecutor Silent on Handling of Rice Case - What's Your Take?

POLL: Atlantic County Prosecutor Silent on Handling of Rice Case - What's Your Take?

What do you think of the way the Ray Rice prosecution case was handled? Do you think the punishment fit the crime? Let us know in the poll.
Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office Mum On Handling of Ray Rice Assault Case

Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office Mum On Handling of Ray Rice Assault Case

The video, released on Monday, shows Rice knocking his Janay Palmer unconscious. He entered into a pre-trial intervention program in May.
Janay Rice, Wife Of Former Rutgers Standout Ray Rice, Responds To 'Horrible Nightmare'

Janay Rice, Wife Of Former Rutgers Standout Ray Rice, Responds To 'Horrible Nightmare'

The wife of the former Rutgers star spoke out Tuesday, saying the attention over the assault is horrific.
County Hosts Overdose Vigil in Gloucester Township Saturday Night

County Hosts Overdose Vigil in Gloucester Township Saturday Night

The vigil is 6 p.m. at Timber Creek Park.
Camden Man Makes Initial Appearance in Interstate Gun Trafficking Case

Camden Man Makes Initial Appearance in Interstate Gun Trafficking Case

Marcus Rutling, 32, calls Camden and Saluda, South Carolina home. He is accused of trafficking guns between the two states.
Atlantic County Men May be Connected to String of Burglaries in South Jersey

Atlantic County Men May be Connected to String of Burglaries in South Jersey

Daniel Baker, 28, and Antonio Quintero, 30, have been charged in an attempted burglary in Mount Laurel, the Burlington County Times reports.
DWI Checkpoints to be Set Up on White Horse Pike

DWI Checkpoints to be Set Up on White Horse Pike

The checkpoints will be in effect Sept. 13 and 20, from 10 p.m.-4 a.m.
Pennsauken Man Charged With Robbery of Merchantville Bank

Pennsauken Man Charged With Robbery of Merchantville Bank

Damon Williams allegedly robbed Bank of America on Aug. 13.
Prosecutor: Florence Woman Attempted to Kill Her Children By Driving Into the Delaware River

Prosecutor: Florence Woman Attempted to Kill Her Children By Driving Into the Delaware River

Joann Smith, 50, was charged with attempted murder of her teenage children.
Gloucester Township Mother, Son Shot to Death in Separate Incidents on Wednesday

Gloucester Township Mother, Son Shot to Death in Separate Incidents on Wednesday

An investigation is being conducted to see if the shootings are related. Denise Wychowanec was shot by her husband while hospitalized.
Verizon Makes $10,000 Donation for Camden County K-9s

Verizon Makes $10,000 Donation for Camden County K-9s

Four dogs have already entered into training and should be put into service later this year.