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Personnel lawsuits repeatedly target Vineland mayor

VINELAND — A recent lawsuit alleging reverse discrimination by Mayor Ruben Bermudez isn’t the only legal action linked in some way to personnel issues involving the city’s chief executive.

Deerfield man’s murder conviction, sentence upheld

A state appeals court this week upheld the murder conviction and 51-year state prison stay imposed on a Deerfield Township man who beat his ex-girlfriend and then left her to die in a fire he set at her home in 2008.

Bridgeton police searching for suspect in stabbing

Bridgeton Police said Wednesday charges have been filed against a suspect connected to a stabbing that occurred at a party early Sunday morning.

Stockton A.C. project approved for $22 million state grant

Stockton University has been recommended for a $22 million state higher education capital construction grant to help offset costs at the new $156 million Atlantic City campus.

South Jersey lawmakers, businesses react to gas tax, sales tax issue

In an early morning vote Tuesday, the Democrat-led Assembly, with Republican Gov. Chris Christie’ support, passed sweeping legislation to raise New Jersey’s gasoline tax by 23 cents per gallon to fund road and bridge work and to cut the sales tax from 7 percent to 6 percent despite opposition from many South Jersey lawmakers.

Proposed N.J. budget would give Cumberland tech school needed aid boost

The new Cumberland County Technical Education Center could get an additional $503,000 in state aid in the 2016-17 budget proposed by the state Legislature.

Vulnerable terrapins find loyal fans in South Jersey

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Brian Williamson entered an aquarium room at the Wetlands Institute, sending dozens of tiny turtles scampering for cover in their terrarium.

Cumberland theaters see fortunes turn for better

Officials in Millville and Vineland say two Cumberland County theaters are looking at brighter futures in terms of providing entertainment, serving as downtown economic drivers and getting their finances in order.

Holiday weekend shaping up to be seasonably nice

Three consecutive nice weekends are now in the books, but in this case, the fourth time is the charm.

South Jersey has role to play in nationwide Alzheimer's study

South Jersey physicians, radiologists, technicians and neuroscientists are teaming up with other experts around the country to conduct one of the world’s largest brain-scanning research studies ever done for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease.

Vehicle fire reported in Hamilton Township

5:00: Pockets of volume on the Atlantic City Expressway eastbound from Exit 12 (Mays Landing) to Exit 7 (Garden State Parkway).

Pinelands may loosen rules on business signs

The state Pinelands Commission may give towns the power to regulate commercial signs at businesses within their borders, after years of restrictions that one mayor said stymied commerce.

Gloucester County man guilty of attempted murder in Millville

BRIDGETON — A jury this week found a Gloucester County resident guilty of trying to fatally shoot man in Millville in October 2014.

United Way celebrates women who give

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Attorney Ellen Bailey remembers years ago buying diapers to help a friend with a new baby. She didn’t think much of the assistance at the time but came to understand the impact it had on the friend.

Your Friday traffic updates

So far the South Jersey traffic scene is pretty clear. Here's what to watch out for later today.

State trooper involved in crash released from hospital

UPDATE: New Jersey State Police said the trooper involved in the crash was released from the hospital after sustaining minor injuries. 

Southern New Jersey faces another threat of storms

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Residents in southern New Jersey face another threat of storms, two days after strong wind and heavy rain downed trees and power lines through the area.

Advocacy groups call for state investigation of Cumberland County jail deaths

A pair of advocacy groups dedicated to social and religious justice want the state to investigate alleged “official misconduct” linked in part to the death of three Cumberland County jail inmates in about a 15-month period.

Siloam Cemetery bets big on tourism

VINELAND — When Chris Mohan passed the hat after giving a recent tour of Siloam Cemetery, he wound up with more than $1,000 in donations from visitors.

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