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How South Jersey farmers are combatting drought watch

MULLICA HILL, N.J. (CBS) -- As New Jersey enters its first drought watch in six years, some South Jersey farmers said the weather hasn't affected the quality of their crops.According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, Burlington County and Jersey Shore counties, including Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic Counties, are most affected by the dry weather. At William Heritage Winery in Mullica Hill, Erik Heritage said the scorching hot sun and dry weather benefit their grapes."Once we hit the ripening season with our grapes, we actually like the water to turn off a bit,...
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Humane Society of the United States carrying out largest animal rescue ever

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) -- The Humane Society of the United States is carrying out its largest animal rescue ever. Four thousand beagles are being removed from a Virginia breeding operation that has been accused of violating animal welfare laws.The dogs are being sent across the country to animal shelters, including Brandywine Valley SPCA.Many of the dogs were set to be sold to labs for experiments."Four thousand is a big number and it's going to take 60 days to get all of these animals out," Kitty Bloc, CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, said, "and working with our shelter and rescue partners across the country, working with them to get these dogs eventually into ever-loving homes."Brandywine Valley SPCA plans to take 20 of the beagles as early as Friday but won't be ready for adoption for a while.
PHILADELPHIA, PA
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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...

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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North Wilmington Branch Library set for major upgrade

The North Wilmington Branch Library is set for a major renovation and expansion thanks to $6 million in Bond Bill funds allocated by the General Assembly.  The money will go toward site preparation and design, according to Rep. Nnamdi Chukwuocha, D-Wilmington, who supported the library’s Bond Bill request.  “This project will have a significant impact on residents, especially our young ... Read More
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Tractor-trailer crashes into house in Cecil County

BALTIMORE -- A tractor-trailer crashed into a home Wednesday in Cecil County, volunteer firefighters said. Units responded shortly before 10 p.m. to the scene of the crash at W. Main Street Road in Cecilton, the Cecilton Volunteer Fire Company said. No injuries have been confirmed. Stay with WJZ on this...
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Wanted: Warrant Issued for Theft at Giant Food Store

WEST CHESTER, PA — The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating 31-year-old Danielle Malin. On August 7, 2022, Malin was caught on camera stealing merchandise from the Giant Food Store in Thornbury Township, Chester County. A warrant has been issued for her arrest, and she is known to frequent the Folcroft and Upper Darby areas of Delaware County.
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Police Update Wednesday’s Double Shooting In New Castle

New Castle County Police have updated a story that only First State Update told you about earlier today. Officials said earlier today (Aug 10) at 10:44 a.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 600 block of Moore’s Lane in the community of Colonial Village Apartments for the report of a shooting that had just occurred.
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