The city of fewer than 80,000 has had 16 murders since Oct. 1, prompting one city council member to call for the National Guard to be sent in to help.
Four of the victims were shot in separate incidents, while the fifth was injured in a car crash that apparently was caused by one of the shootings.
New federal grants will add police officers to patrols across New Jersey, where several departments have had deep layoffs because of budget problems.
Three families whose homes were destroyed received $1,750 each, Five families who were burned out of their rental homes each got $750, while ten families whose homes received minor to moderate damage each got $300.
Restaurants and stores near residential zones would have to close by 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and by midnight Friday and Saturday.
Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk said 36-year-old Elaido Castro of Camden was sitting in a parked van in the 100 block of Vine Street when he was shot several times around 2 a.m.
According to State Police spokesman Steve Jones, the troopers were in plain clothes and an unmarked car when they spotted a man identified as Joshua A. Polanco holding a gun to another man’s head.
An analysis of crime data finds violent crime was up 13 percent from Jan. 1 through June 20 compared with the same period a year ago.
It’s so hot, we could shatter records set more than seven decades ago. The blazing sun made it feel like 100 degrees on Wednesday and it’s not over yet.
Forecasters say temperatures and humidity will combine to make it feel like it’s in the mid-90s.
Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson was to receive the award Friday from the Police Executive Research Forum, a law enforcement think-tank in Washington.
17 cities are getting federal grant money to install cameras and license plate readers, and people to check those systems.
CAMDEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey’s most crime-ridden city has been even worse since nearly half the police force was laid off in January. A Camden County Prosecutor’s Office report obtained by The Courier News […]
Campbell said it now expects sales to be essentially flat — between a 1 percent decline and 1 percent growth, and earnings per share to fall by 1 to 3 percent.
U.S. Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez announced that the cities’ fire departments have been awarded grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.