A Pet Valu store is opening in Hammonton.

The pet shop will celebrate from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday with free samples, free self-serve dog washes, raffles and other family- and pet-friendly entertainment.

The store is in the Hammonton Shopping Center on the White Horse Pike.

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Vineland to help military vets: Vineland Mayor Anthony Fanucci will sign a new city ordinance Tuesday that provides economic assistance to Vineland military personnel during deployment outside the United States.

The bill will reduce water and utility bills for active-duty military members 5 percent each during their deployment period.

The council approved the ordinance unanimously April 11.

Filmmaker gives Penn State $30M: A Hollywood producer and screenwriter who created TV hits “Magnum, P.I.,” “Quantum Leap” and “NCIS” is giving to Penn State University $30 million.

The donation from Donald Bellisario and his wife, Vivienne, will be used to transform the College of Communications at the State College, Pennsylvania, school. The university trustees Friday approved renaming the college after Bellisario.

Bellisario graduated from Penn State in 1961. He started in advertising and became senior vice president at the Bloom Agency. He made the leap in the 1970s to Hollywood production. He has won an Edgar Allan Poe writing award and been nominated for multiple Emmys.

Penn State said the donation is the fifth-largest in its history.

N.J. dairy sues for copyright: The Trenton-based Halo Farms dairy has filed a federal copyright lawsuit against the makers of the low-calorie Halo Top ice cream.

Halo Farms filed the suit last week against California-based Eden Creamery, demanding it stop using the Halo Top name and destroy all of its existing products, Newsworks.org reported.

Halo Farms products, including ice cream, are only available from New Jersey.

The company says Halo Top is confusing customers into believing their products are diet offerings from Halo Farm.

Halo Top ice cream is sold nationwide and advertised as low-calorie and high in protein. Halo Farms claims in its lawsuit that Halo Top’s use of certain ingredients, such as sugar alcohol erythritol, can lead to intestinal issues.

A spokeswoman for Halo Top says the company can’t comment.

— Press staff and wire reports

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