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Camden County, NJ, Man Admits Fentanyl Trafficking, Faces Up to Life in Prison

A man from Camden County, who has four prior felony convictions, has admitted to possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl and to illegally possessing a firearm. U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger says 30-year-old Tyquan Burrell of Camden pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of an indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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Spike in Camden County COVID-19 cases could lead to another indoor mask mandate

BLACKWOOD, N.J. - Camden County’s Health Department is considering asking county leadership to reimpose an indoor mask mandate as the B-2 variant of COVID-19 is on the rise. County Health Official Dr. Paschal Nwako says a mask mandate is "something that the health department is thinking about recommending a few days from now," as the case count has tripled in the last two weeks with weekly averages now at 178 positive tests.
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Dr. Lovell Pugh-Bassett Named Next President of Camden County College

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Board of Trustees of Camden County College named Dr. Lovell Pugh-Bassett as the sixth president of the College during a special meeting today. She will be the first person of color to lead the College in its 54-year history. “This is an important day...
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New Jersey County to Pay $10 Million to Paralyzed Black Man in State’s Largest Police Brutality Settlement Ever

A New Jersey man who was paralyzed during a 2014 police encounter has won the largest police brutality settlement in the state’s history. CNN reports Camden County has agreed to pay $10 million to Xavier Ingram, a 29-year-old Camden man who was left paralyzed from the neck down during a 2014 police encounter. Ingram previously filed a federal excessive force lawsuit against the county, its police department and individual officers.
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222 New COVID-19 Cases Identified in Camden County

The outcomes from these antigen tests, unlike the results from the polymerase chain reaction, (PCR) are probable positive cases. These daily numbers are added into our aggregated lab tested PCR metrics. Of the 162 cases, 36 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected...
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New Jersey County Agrees On $10 Million Settlement To Xavier Ingram, Who Was Left Paralyzed After Police Encounter

Camden County, N.J., has agreed to pay a $10 million settlement to Xavier Ingram, who was left paralyzed after a 2014 police encounter. CNN reports Ingram’s lawsuit accuses three Camden County police officers of unnecessary, unjustified excessive force and violating Ingram’s right against unlawful and unreasonable search and seizure as protected by the Constitution. Additionally, the suit accused one of the officers of failing to provide medical care as required and intervening in the situation.
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South Jersey law enforcement mourns two lost officers

Two South Jersey police officers died unexpectedly last week, and departments throughout the region have sent messages of sympathy and support. Camden County Police Department Officer Daniel Adler was killed late Thursday afternoon in an off-duty collision when his motorcycle was struck by a car on Route 561 (Haddonfield-Berlin Road) in Cherry Hill. ...
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Mayor’s Column , Primary Election

In order for government to be “by the people,” we must exercise our right to vote. It is not only an important individual liberty; it is the foundation of free government. The right to vote was initially established in 1789. In 1870, the 15th Amendment guaranteed the right to vote to all men who were 21 or older, regardless of race or ethnic background. In 1920, the 19th Amendment gave women aged 21 or older the right to vote. Finally, in 1971, the 26th Amendment lowered the voting age across the nation to 18.
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COVID surges in Camden County

The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 1,241 new positive cases of COVID-19 and two new COVID-related deaths which occurred between Tuesday, May 10 and Monday, May 16. Additionally, there were 697 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases 1,938 The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 108,790 and 1,627 total fatalities.
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Bridge Jumper Is Down In Delaware River (DEVELOPING)

Someone jumped from the Walt Whitman Bridge in Camden County, according to developing and unconfirmed reports. The fall was reported at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 from the New Jersey side of the bridge, initial reports said. Camden Fire Department and Philadelphia FD marine units were responding. CHECK BACK...
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18-year-old Killed in Camden, NJ; Two Charged With Felony Murder

Authorities in Camden County say they have arrested two people in connection to the murder of an 18-year-old man in Camden over the weekend. According to Camden County Prosecutor Grace MacAulay, 19-year-old Mihkael Greene and 21-year-old Nysar Streater, 21, both of Camden, have been charged with first-degree felony murder in connection to the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Yahmir Catoe, also of Camden.
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