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NJ Attorney General Paula Dow To Talk Violence In Camden

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.

12/08/2011

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Violent Weekend Leaves 5 Wounded In Camden

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.

10/09/2011

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Camden, After Laying Off Nearly Half Of Police Force, To Rehire 14 Officers

New federal grants will add police officers to patrols across New Jersey, where several departments have had deep layoffs because of budget problems.

09/28/2011

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Camden Gives Financial Aid To Victims Of Summer Warehouse Fires

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.

09/25/2011

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Camden Lawmakers Pass Curfew To Curb Late-Night Crime

Restaurants and stores near residential zones would have to close by 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and by midnight Friday and Saturday.

08/10/2011

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Police Investigate Fatal Shooting Outside Camden House Party

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.

07/24/2011

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Police: Camden Man In Custody After Gunfight With State Troopers

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.

07/21/2011

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Report: Crime On The Rise In Camden Following Police Layoffs

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.

07/11/2011

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Big Apple Heat Wave Packs Steamy Punch; Another Scorcher On Tap For Thursday

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.

06/08/2011

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Parts Of NJ Under Excessive Heat Warning

Forecasters say temperatures and humidity will combine to make it feel like it’s in the mid-90s.

06/01/2011

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Camden Police Chief To Get Award For Efforts After Massive Layoffs

Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson was to receive the award Friday from the Police Executive Research Forum, a law enforcement think-tank in Washington.

04/25/2011

Communications clerk Angel Castro monitors a remote surveillance camera view in the newly-opened Surveillance Operations Center - Newark, NJ - July 1, 2008 - Photo: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

New Jersey Cities Getting Grants For Crime Fighting Technology

17 cities are getting federal grant money to install cameras and license plate readers, and people to check those systems.

04/06/2011

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Crime Up In Camden Since Massive Police Layoffs

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 […]

03/03/2011

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Camden’s Campbell Soup: Sales, Profits Dip

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.

02/18/2011

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Camden, Atlantic City Fire Departments Get Money

U.S. Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez announced that the cities’ fire departments have been awarded grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

02/10/2011

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