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‘Boy in the Box’: Child found dead in 1957 named

PHILADELPHIA — Police on Thursday identified the notorious “Boy in the Box,” whose name had been unknown since he was found dead in 1957. The boy was identified as 4-year-old Joseph Augustus Zarelli. Authorities said Thursday that the investigation into who is responsible for his death remained ongoing.
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Crash With Injuries Reported On I-295 South Jersey

There was a crash with injuries on Interstate 295 in Gloucester County. The crash occurred shortly before 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 on I-295 southbound north of Exit 20 in West Deptford Township, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Two of three lanes were closed, 511nj.org reported. to...
GLOUCESTER COUNTY, NJ
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West Deptford woman admits role in drug ring

CAMDEN – A West Deptford woman has admitted her role in a drug ring, authorities say. Holly Clark pleaded guilty to distributing alprazolam and possessing the sedative with the intent to distribute, according to records in Camden federal court. As part of her plea agreement, Clark acknowledged possessing about...
WEST DEPTFORD, NJ

Another Cannabis Dispensary in South Jersey Announces Grand Opening Date!

If you're looking for more cannabis options in South Jersey, you won't have to wait too much longer. A license for Indigo Dispensary, a rising, New Jersey-based cannabis retailer, has just been approved to operate a cannabis dispensary in Brooklawn (302 Crescent Boulevard)! They announced their grand opening for early 2023, according to South Jersey Observer. They made the announcement on the Facebook page, as you can see down below:
BROOKLAWN, NJ
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EDITORIAL: Holly Pointe is unsafe — it’s Rowan’s responsibility to fix it

With the space to house over 1400 students and the location of Rowan University’s buffet-style food court, Holly Pointe Commons is the biggest dorm on campus. This makes the building the most popular place for freshman students to be, as it’s where many of them hang out, eat and sleep. However, The Whit believes Holly Pointe is not as safe.
GLASSBORO, NJ

Chester Gun Violence Model Highlighted at Philly Festival

Chester Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland, Chester Police Commissioner Steven Gretsky and Delaware County Attorney Jack StollsteimerPhoto byThe Philadelphia Citizen. Chester is once again leading the way for others by sharing its successful 60 percent drop in gun violence at the 5th annual “Ideas We Should Steal” Festival Dec. 15, writes Roxanne Patel Shepelavy for The Philadelphia Citizen.
CHESTER, PA

Book shares stories, emotional tie between Donkey's Place and Camden NJ

MEDFORD – South Jersey native Russell Lloyd has probably eaten more Donkey’s Place cheesesteaks than he can count. Decades ago, he became neighbors in Medford with longtime Donkey’s Place owner Bob Lucas, whose mother and father, Alice and Leon Lucas, started the iconic Camden eatery in 1943, creating those famous cheesesteaks that come on a poppy seed roll with caramelized onions and American cheese.
CAMDEN, NJ

Police release surveillance video of child abduction suspect

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Philadelphia police have released surveillance video showing a man wanted for the abduction of a 4-year-old child, who has since been found safe.The incident happened on November 28th in West Philadelphia. In the video, the man is seen wearing a black and green jacket. Police say the child was left in the back of a running car when the vehicle was stolen.The car has since been recovered.If you recognize the man in the video, you're asked to call police.
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Philadelphia gas station owner divides city by hiring heavily armed guards

The owner of a Philadelphia gas station chain hired private security guards with semi-automatic weapons to guard his properties after several cases of burglary, carjackings and vandalism — a move that has divided the residents.Neil Patel, who operates 22 gas stations around Philadelphia, told local media that he was sick of the crimes being committed in the city and decided to hire security personnel who can now be seen around his gas station in Kevlar vests and semi-automatic guns.He reasoned that he wanted to keep his customers safe.He told Fox 29: “They are forcing us to hire the security,...
PHILADELPHIA, PA

How police arrested man wanted for violent crime spree across Philadelphia area

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- A suspect accused of a violent three-county crime spree has been arrested and charged in connection with an armed robbery in Chester County. Zahkee Austin, 22, was escorted into a West Goshen police car Tuesday morning. CBS3 has learned more about the attempted homicide the Philadelphia man is suspected of and who tipped off investigators to his whereabouts.Austin has had a history with Philadelphia police. Officers found him at his mother's home in the city before he was taken to Chester County and arraigned on robbery charges. Eyewitness News was there as West Goshen police took Austin to a...
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Pedestrian dies in Haddon Heights crash

HADDON HEIGHTS – Police are investigating a traffic crash that took a pedestrian's life here. The incident occurred on the pike’s 100 block, near Green Street, around 11:45 a.m. Monday, according to Haddon Heights police. The victim was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital, police...
HADDON HEIGHTS, NJ
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Suspect charged after viral TikTok of off-campus break-in

On Friday, Nov. 25, 22-year-old Rowan alum Elizabeth Jasek posted a TikTok showing an unknown man in her off-campus home in Glassboro on Thanksgiving morning. The video was taken with a camera that Jasek set up in her room. It showed the man going through her personal belongings and stealing some items. Nobody residing in the house was home at the time of the incident.
GLASSBORO, NJ

DNA helped solve "The Boy in the Box's" identity. Here's how it works.

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- CBS3 Investigations has learned the Philadelphia Police Department has established the identity of the murder victim known only as "The Boy in the Box." His remains were found in February 1957, discarded along Susquehanna Road.Sources tell CBS3 Chief Investigative Reporter Joe Holden that even after all this time, there could still be arrests.DNA helped investigators solve the boy's identity. Here's how DNA works.DNA is like a cellular fingerprint that identifies every cell in a person's body and their family history. In medicine, it's used to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions. For law enforcement, DNA is...
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