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Strong odor from truck in Gloucester County lingers to South Philadelphia

PAULSBORO, N.J. (CBS) -- The mystery of the strange, strong odor that overwhelmed parts of South Jersey on Wednesday afternoon has been solved. A hazmat situation was declared in Gloucester County after officials say a rotten egg smell was reported. Gloucester County officials say the odor came from a tractor-trailer at a truck stop in East Greenwich. They say a trailer containing about 7,000 gallons of a chemical called Lubrizol was venting and causing the smell. It is not a natural gas leak. Gloucester County hazmat and emergency operations were on the scene, as well as multiple fire departments. New Jersey environmental...

Judge reinstates 3rd-degree murder charges against Jayana Webb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- A judge has reinstated third-degree murder charges against Jayana Webb, the woman accused of striking and killing two Pennsylvania state troopers and a man who the troopers were trying to help on Interstate 95 earlier this year. The charges were dropped in June after Webb's defense attorney said the commonwealth failed to prove his client acted with malice. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner released a statement following the reinstatement of the third-degree murder charges. Krasner believes the charges were "always appropriate." The charge of 3rd-degree murder was always appropriate for this defendant, whose actions we allege led to the violent deaths...
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Sixers Interested In Trading For Kevin Durant?! | KD Views Philly As A "Desired Landing Spot"

According to Ian Begley of SNY, there are high-ranking members of the Sixers who’ve felt strongly about engaging with Brooklyn on a Durant trade. Also, Begley states that KD reportedly views the 76ers and Celtics as desired landing spots. Could this have anything to do with Harden & KD hanging out recently? Today, we break it all down and give our thoughts on whether this is actually realistic. #Sixers #SixersNews #JamesHarden #KevinDurant #JoelEmbiid #BenSimmons #KyrieIrving #NBA #NBANews #NBARumors #Celtics #Nets
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Philadelphia police officer charged with threatening, assaulting mother of his four children

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- A Philadelphia police officer is charged with threatening and assaulting a former partner and the mother of their four children. The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office charged Officer Ramon Chaulisant, 33, with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, theft, possession of an instrument of crime, simple assault, reckless endangerment of another person and harassment. Officer Chaulisant had been placed on administrative duty and had his service weapon confiscated by PPD prior to his arrest while an investigation was underway. "I want to thank PPD Internal Affairs and my office's Special Investigations Unit for effectively intervening in a highly dangerous situation for a...
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Nearly 40 Dogs Removed From Deplorable Conditions At South Jersey Home

PENNSVILLE, N.J. (CBS) — Dozens of dogs filled with fleas have been removed from a home in South Jersey. An animal rescue has stepped up to nurse them back to health, but help from the community is needed. Animal Control pulled back onto Newcomb Lane in Pennsville on Tuesday morning after neighbors told Eyewitness News that they’ve been complaining for weeks of dogs crying and knocking over trash cans. 37 dogs have been removed from a home in Pennsville, NJ over the past two days. We’re told the dogs were living in deplorable conditions and are in rough shape. @RRescues is now...

Tractor trailer crashes into bridge on Route 420 in Prospect Park

PROSPECT PARK, Pa. (CBS) -- A bridge in Prospect Park has been a trouble spot for trucks for years. Now, another driver hit it on Wednesday.You can see the truck caused significant damage when it crashed into the Amtrak overpass.Right now, Route 420 is shut down between 11th and 12th Avenues until further notice.Repair work should begin around 9 p.m. Wednesday, officials say.Police tell Eyewitness News the truck driver will likely face citations.
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State Police: Second person dies following bus crash on N.J. Turnpike

NEW YORK -- There is new information on the fatal bus crash that happened on Tuesday night in New Jersey.State police told CBS2's Lisa Rozner a second person has died, three others have serious injuries, and 14 more have minor injuries.Police say when the Megabus struck a guard rail in Woodbridge and overturned, a passenger, 59-year-old Cheryl Johnson of the Bronx, was pronounced dead at the scene, and 66-year-old Cecilia Kiyanitza of Woodbury in South Jersey was airlifted to a hospital, where she later died.The trip started on 34th Street near 11th Avenue in Manhattan at around 6 p.m. and...
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