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    Parents of students who attend a Voorhees high school are asking the principal to resign after an 18-year-old student was arrested after allegedly making a terroristic threat.

    Parents who send students to a Camden County school district are asking for a high school principal to resign, claiming he knew about a threat made against the district and didn't act on it.

    Last month, a day after a massive school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were killed, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office announced that 18-year-old Jacob Finkelstein, a student who attended Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees, was charged after allegedly making threats on Feb. 9 to "shoot up the school."

    He was charged with one count of third degree terroristic threats and one second degree charge of false public alarm. The statement was overheard by nearby students. 

    Voorhees Police was made aware of the incident on Feb. 15, according to the press release.

    Now, parents say they fear for their children's safety and are calling for high school principal Robert Tull, Jr.'s resignation. 

    Brandy Brocco, a parent of a student at Eastern Regional, created an online petition, called "Vote of No Confidence on behalf of the High School Community."

    The petition has at least 500 signatures.

    Brocco alleges Tull didn't take the necessary steps to alert police about the threats, and students' concerns aren't taken seriously.

    "The police would rather receive their tips and conduct the investigation and find out is it true or false," Brocco said. "If these kids can't feel safe confiding in a teacher, counselor or administrators, what do we tell them?

    Some who signed the petition left comments in support of the movement.

    "Our community and children deserve capable leadership and confidence in their educators. We need to come together as a community to help move forward and encourage the decisions that we know are best for our children," Voorhees resident Michelle Nocito posted.

    "The time is now for change! Eastern Regional is held at high standards," Gibbsboro resident Nicole Wysocki posted. "The principal is a reflection of the school and he has not grown into a positive leader for our children, community, and school district. We need to change a negative to a positive and hire a principal, not from within, who reflects the ability to do this. This is a requirement, in this day and age, especially for the safety of our children and community. Mr. Tull should be held accountable for his actions, or lack of action."

    Tull declined to comment about the petition. Numerous requests for comment sent to Eastern Camden County Regional School District Superintendent Dr. Harold Melleby, Jr. were not returned.

    Earlier this week, the Voorhees Middle School held a forum to discuss safety concerns. After, Voorhees Police issued a community message encouraging everone to report any suspicious activity-- such as comments made, posts on social media, or even cars -- by calling 911 or reporting the information to a school resource or security officer. 

    Voorhees police did not immediately return a request for comment about the allegations against Tull. 

    Chris Franklin can be reached at cfranklin@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @cfranklinnews. Find NJ.com on FacebookHave a tip? Tell us. nj.com/tips


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    Police said the young gangster shot rookie Officer Patrick O'Hanlon in the thigh at point blank range. Watch video

    When a Camden police officer was wounded during a struggle in November, police laid the blame on the suspect, but body camera footage shows the suspect immediately hollered at officers on scene, "He shot himself, bro."

    The video footage is too dark to see how the shot was fired, but the Camden County Police Department said there is no truth to the suspect's tale.

    The criminal complaint charging Delronn Mahan, 20, of Lindenwold with attempted murder and six other charges says Mahan confessed on video to shooting Officer Patrick O'Hanlon.

    In court a week later, public defender Meg Butler said Mahan was fleeing and trying to toss his 9-mm handgun when O'Hanlon caught him. Mahan said O'Hanlon grabbed the gun and it fired accidentally at some point after the officer had control.

    Mahan, who has several pending criminal cases, is being held after a judge determined he was too dangerous to be released. Meanwhile, O'Hanlon, lauded as a hero, is recovering from his injury and expected to return to work soon, according to police spokesman Dan Keashen.

    mahan-ohanlon.jpgDelronn Mahan, 20, left, is charged with shooting Camden County Police Officer Patrick O'Hanlon, at right.(Camden County Police)
    "Police Officer Patrick O'Hanlon is a guardian of the community that didn't think twice about heroically disarming a Crips gang member with a gun and getting him off the street," Keashen said Thursday after NJ Advance Media obtained the video through a public records request.
    "Under challenging conditions, including being shot by the suspect at point blank-range, O'Hanlon was able to detain the suspect and remove him from the Centerville neighborhood," Keashan said.
    According to statements from Police Chief J. Scott Thomson and the criminal complaint, O'Hanlon, 21, a rookie cop, decided to detain three "suspicious males" in the area of South 9th Street and Chelton Avenue at 10:12 p.m. Nov. 1, 2017.

    The video shows him telling the young men to sit on the curb, but Mahan takes off running. O'Hanlon gave chase, telling him to stop and at one point saying "I'll f---ing shoot you motherf-----," according to the video.

    Keashen said he could not comment on the record about whether O'Hanlon ever had his gun drawn.

    O'Hanlon caught Mahan and they struggled for 37 seconds, with O'Hanlon ordering him to put his hands behind his back, before the gunshot rang out and O'Hanlon screamed. The video reveals that O'Hanlon continued to wrestle with Mahan for about 50 seconds and subdued him just as backup arrived.

    Mahan can be heard repeatedly saying, "He shot himself" as the responding officers realize O'Hanlon is injured and call for an ambulance. They tied a tourniquet on his leg and rushed him to Cooper University Hospital in a cruiser, Thomson said at a press conference in November.

    Thomson also said that Mahan tried to shoot the officer in the face but the gun jammed, possibly from the previous point blank shot. The criminal complaint said an inspection of the 9 mm that Mahan admitted belonged to him found there was a spent shell casing in the chamber.

    Butler said in court that O'Hanlon pistol-whipped her client. Police records show he was taken to the hospital for a wound after his arrest. O'Hanlon checked the box on his use of force form indicating he struck Mahan with baton or other object, in addition to using his fists and feet to subdue Mahan.

    Thomson described Mahan in November as a "bad guy" and said he had been arrested 10 times in the year and a half. Court records show Mahan is currently on probation after being convicted of charges including drug possession, burglary and receiving stolen property -- all since he turned 18 years old.

    Mahan was actually arrested six days before the shooting, but the assistant prosecutor handling the case did not ask the judge to hold him in jail.

    Alexandra McVeigh, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor, said Mahan had no violent history and was deemed unlikely to commit a violent crime, so the assistant prosecutor asked that he report weekly to PreTrial services instead.

    Keashen said the department gave O'Hanlon a heroism award and his colleagues meritorious service awards for their work responding to the call.

    "Officer O'Hanlon is a shining example of valor and strength when it comes to protecting the residents of Camden and we look forward to the day he returns to work," Keashen said.

    Rebecca Everett may be reached at reverett@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccajeverett. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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    Gulcin Dal, 57, exited the car from the driver's side and was standing near the right lane when she was struck.

    A woman has died after being struck by a box truck on the Atlantic City Expressway Saturday morning, State Police said.

    Gulcin Dal, 57, of Sicklerville, had parked her Toyota Rav4 on the shoulder near the 30.4 mile-marker in Winslow Township, said New Jersey State Police spokesman Sgt. Lawrence Peele.

    Dal exited the car from the driver's side and was standing near the right lane when she was struck by a box truck at approximately 8 a.m., Peele said. 

    EMS and paramedics responded to the scene of the accident, and Dal was pronounced dead at the scene, Peele said.

    No one has been charged in the incident, and the exact cause of the accident is still under investigation. 

    Olivia Rizzo may be reached at orizzo@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @LivRizz. Find NJ.com on Facebook  

     

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    Howard Unruh killed 13 people in 1949, including relatives of a student who survived the Parkland school shooting.


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    Highlights from the state tournament.


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    Full-broadcast video of the championship round, with reporters taking questions and offering analysis

    The action is over at Boardwalk Hall, but that doesn't mean you have to stop watching wrestling.  At the bottom of this post is a complete video replay of the Championship finals.

    Welcome to the LIVE VIDEO & chat page for the Championship Finals, scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m.

    Along with the live broadcast, NJ Advance Media wrestling reporters will be hanging out in the comments section below, taking your questions and offering plenty of color commentary.

    As we like to say, if you can't be there, be here. But even if you are there, be here as well, since this video player will work like your DVR, allowing for your own instant replays of the action. It will work on mobile devices.

    Immediately after the final bout, the video will be available right here as a full on-demand replay.

    The video replay is below. If the video doesn't start at the beginning of the 182-pound match, use the slider to set the clock to 3:14:00. 

    The live chat is in the comments section below.


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    The Belmar Lake Como parade began in 1974 and draws crowds of approximately 200,000 annually, according to organizers.

    Cloudy skies and dismal temperatures couldn't keep Garden State residents from showing their Irish pride on Sunday as cities throughout New Jersey held their annual St. Patrick's Day parades.

    In Belmar, throngs of parade-goers decked in green lined the streets for the annual Belmar Lake Como event, which began in 1974 and has grown to draw crowds of approximately 200,000 annually, according to parade organizers.

    In Camden County, Gloucester City's own parade drew a visit from Gov. Phil Murphy, whose attire left little doubt about his enthusiasm for the occasion:

    Other local and county governments holding their own parades next weekend include West OrangeOcean County (in Seaside Heights) and Morris County (in Morristown).

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    NJ.com's coverage of the action at Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, continually updated all day.


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    These towns had the highest average property tax bills in New Jersey in 2017.


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    Shelters and rescues throughout New Jersey have pets awaiting adoption.

    If you're interested in helping homeless animals but aren't able to adopt one, there are a number of other ways you can be of assistance.

    Realistically, not everyone can adopt. People who live in apartments or developments that have no-pets policies fall into that category, as do people with allergies or disabilities that will not allow them to care for pets of their own. Here are some suggestions for ways people who want to help can participate in caring for homeless animals.

    * Help out at a local shelter. It's not glamorous work by any means, but it's vital and will be very much appreciated. You can do anything from help walk dogs to bottle feed kittens, help clean kennels or cat's cages or even help with bathing and grooming. Contact your local shelter to find out their policies regarding volunteers.

    * If you're handy, you can lend a hand in many ways. Shelters usually need repairs of many kinds, so fixer-uppers can help out like that. If you sew, quilt or crochet, you can make blankets for your local shelter.

    * Help out at an adoption event. Many shelters and rescue groups participate in local events by hosting a table with pets available for adoption. They also hold these program at malls, pet supply stores and banks, and can always use a helping hand.

    * For galleries like this one and for online adoptions sites, often a shelter or rescue group doesn't have the time or equipment to shoot good photos of their adoptable pets, Something as simple as making yourself available to shoot and provide digital files of pet photos can be a big help.

    * Donate. It doesn't have to be money; shelters need cleaning supplies, pet food, toys for the animals and often even things we don't think twice about getting rid of like old towels and newspapers. Every little bit helps.

    If you don't know where your local animal shelter or rescue group is, a quick online search will reveal a number of results. It doesn't take a lot of time or effort to get involved but it provides immeasurable assistance.


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    Gov. Phil Murphy was among the marchers at the 3rd annual parade Sunday.

    The turnout was great for Gloucester City's third annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, and it's no wonder. The city has always had a huge Irish population, and close to 40 percent of residents claimed some Irish heritage on the most recent census.

    It was cold and breezy when the parade stepped off Sunday, but parade-goers found sunny spots to stand along the route, clapping along with the mummer bands and applauding the Irish step dancers that paused to perform.

    Some got to shake the hand of Gov. Phil Murphy, who marched in the parade looking very Irish, right down to his shamrock pants.

    During the parade, Gloucester City Fire Captain Patrick Hagan, who was marching with the department, stopped the parade to get down on one knee and propose to his girlfriend, Ashley Trusdell, of Philadelphia. She accepted the proposal, to the crowd's delight.

    Some parade floats paid tribute to the city's history, including one featuring a Betsy Ross stand-in sewing an American flag. Historians say Ross eloped with John Ross, an upholsterer, and they were married in the Huggs Tavern in Gloucester City.

    The parade, put on by St. Mary's Parish, the city and the county, is one of the newest St. Patrick's Day parades in the state. 

    Click here to see photos from the big event.

    Rebecca Everett may be reached at reverett@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccajeverett. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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    The crash was between a Camden County and State Police vehicle.

    A State Police trooper and Camden County police officer were injured Sunday morning when their vehicles collided in Camden, though the circumstances of the crash remains under investigation, police said Monday.

    The crash involving the two marked police vehicles occurred around 7:45 a.m. at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard and Broadway, according to a State Police spokesman.

    Both the trooper and officer were taken to Cooper University Hospital, where they were treated and released.

    Caitlyn Stulpin may be reached at cstulpin@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @caitstulpin. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

     

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    Mary Heinz writes that non-traditional lessons from a Cherry Hill East history instructor is what good teaching is all about.

    As a Cherry Hill taxpayer, I feel compelled to write about the ludicrous position that the school board is taking regarding Tim Locke, the Cherry Hill High School East history teacher who actually spoke to the students about reality. (Locke was suspended after discussing in class concerns about allegedly inadequate security at the school.)

    Locke did nothing wrong. The students have the right to protest and have his back. So do I.

    It feels more and more that these times are a throwback to 1930s Germany. We are ripe for attack everywhere, and the way information is widely distributed makes it difficult to separate fact from conjecture.

    I applaud Locke for talking to students about a serious issue. Who is better able to reach high-school-age students than a teacher they like, trust and admire? Locke presented a real, possible scenario to the students, not a scare tactic. Too bad it was upsetting to one or more students who complained. Locke's discussion of existing security measures woke up the school, the parents, the board of education, the mayor and everyone paying attention to the horror in this country involving guns and violence. 

    Locke did what I wish all teachers would do. He spoke truth to his class. He taught them something that was not in a textbook that can change the way they live their lives. Maybe it "burst a bubble" for a few students. Good.  

    I taught in inner-city Philadelphia public schools for 24 years. I was naive when I started in 1974. I probably learned more from my students and their lives than I was able to teach them about art. It changed the way I read the news and understand differences, poverty, environment and challenges. 

    I want my tax dollars spent on Locke and teachers like him. Anyone can teach from a book. Teaching is an art, not a formula.

    Reinstate Mr. Locke NOW.

    Mary Heinz, Cherry Hill Township 

    Billy Graham's messages live on

    There are few people who impacted generations of people more than "America's Pastor," the Rev. Billy Graham, who passed away Feb. 21.

    For more than half a century, he preached the simple gospel in John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." That message was delivered by Graham all over the world to millions of people, rich and poor, famous and obscure.      

    A lasting memory for me in 1957 was attending several times as a young girl Graham's Madison Square Garden crusade in New York City.

    He was a counselor to presidents, and provided spiritual leadership in times of crisis such as the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 and the Sept. 11 catastrophe. In a fallen world of scandals and controversy, Graham lived an exemplary life and practiced what he preached. Although not perfect, he was a humble man who felt a responsibility and accountability to God. He was the same in private as in public.

    A famous quote from Graham reads as follows: "Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God."

    Barbara Essington, Carneys Point Township

    Neutralize, don't nurture, school shooters

    Regarding Jersey City teacher Ronen Kauffman's guest column, "I'm a teacher in N.J. and I don't want a gun," in the South Jersey Times' March 4 print edition: 

    It would have been nice to have had a pro/con viewpoints regarding the issue of armed teachers, instead that of only one who is adamantly opposed. 

    Of course this is New Jersey, a "Blue State" by all means, so this is what is being heaped upon us by the New Jersey Education Association, as well as this newspaper. I am sure that there are many who would gladly be armed in our school system, but they are not speaking out publicly as a result of being ostracized by their peers and, of course, the teachers' union.

    I found it interesting where the writer stated that teachers "not only educate, but ... feed, comfort and nurture." I am a 60-year-old man who went to parochial school in the 1960s and 1970s, and was more than able to feed myself. Schools offered no free breakfast or lunch, or, as in some cases now, dinner. 

    Where did Kauffman find the statistic that an "NYPD officer has only an 18 percent chance of hitting his or her target in a gun fight"? There should have been a footnote.

    The writer also states a mission "to advocate for "love over fear." Let me tell this to all: If my life is being threatened, my purpose is not to love the aggressor, but to neutralize him or her as quickly as possible.

    Joseph Naples, Mullica Hill

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    The Newark protest was one of six rallies in New Jersey to mark what was supposed to be the end of the DACA program protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. Watch video

    'Dreamers' rally to defend DACANearly 200 protesters chanting "No papers, no fear!" marched through the streets of Newark to the offices of federal immigration officials Monday to call for an extension of the DACA program for unauthorized immigrants.

    The protesters, who included both immigrants living in the country illegally and their supporters, shouted "Shame, shame" outside the windows of the federal building on Broad Street that houses the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, or ICE.

    "Today, we stand here united to denounce this administration's hunger for mass deportation," Esder Chong, an unauthorized immigrant attending Rutgers University, told the crowd as the march began.

    The marchers drew mostly cheers and honking horns of support as they walked about a mile from the campus of Rutgers-Newark to the ICE offices in the federal building. The protesters, who had a Newark police escort, briefly stopped traffic as they marched back and forth across Broad Street.

    Their shouts in front of the federal building drew some Department of Homeland Security police officers outside the building, but the protest remained peaceful. Some people inside the federal building came to the office windows to watch.

    The Newark demonstration was one of six scheduled around New Jersey Monday to mark what was scheduled to be the end of a program protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.

    President Donald Trump declared last year that March 5 would be the last day of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program unless Congress passed a new immigration reform plan.

    06DACA.JPGProtesters marched from Rutgers-Newark to the federal building on Broad Street Monday in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. President Donald Trump planned to kill the DACA program on March 5 unless Congress passed a new immigration reform plan. (Patti Sapone | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) 

    Trump's plan to quash the program has been tied up in court, allowing the DACA program to continue accepting renewal applications from the nearly 800,000 DACA recipients. But protesters around the country are still using the March 5 deadline to call for protections for the young unauthorized immigrants known as Dreamers.

    "This is my home. This is our home and we will keep fighting until everyone in our community is safe," said Chong, a DACA recipient and Rutgers sophomore who helped lead the Newark rally. "We are taking back the fear that stains this March 5 deadline set by the administration."

    Chong said she came to the U.S. from her native South Korea at age 6 and grew up as an unauthorized immigrant in Highland Park with her parents. She is a sophomore at Rutgers-Newark and wants to be a public policy attorney. But, she said she is "worried and frustrated" as the fate of the DACA program remains undecided.

    Several other DACA students told similar stories at the rally. Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor was among the officials speaking in support of the Dreamers.

    "We are putting a stake in the ground for what we're supposed to stand for: E pluribus unum -- our of many, one. Out of many, community," Cantor said, quoting the traditional Latin motto of the United States.

    The Newark rally is one of six scheduled protests across the state Monday. The other protests were planned for:

    • 12 p.m. at Rutgers-Camden, Campus Center, facing the Walt Whitman statue, in Camden.
    • 2 p.m. at the office of U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, 4573 S. Broad St. in Hamilton Township.
    • 3 p.m at the office of U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance, 425 N. Ave E in Westfield.
    • 4 p.m. at the office of U.S. Rep. Frank Lobiondo, 5914 Main St. in Mays Landing.
    • 5 p.m at Rutgers-New Brunswick, Brower Commons, 145 College Ave., in New Brunswick.

    The protests were organized by more than 30 local groups, including RU Dreamers, New Labor, the League of Women Voters of New Jersey, NAACP- New Brunswick Area Branch, Women's March on New Jersey and New Jersey Citizen Action.

    President Barack Obama's administration began DACA as a way for some children brought to the country illegally to get protections to work and go to college without fear of deportation. Congress has been unable to agree on a plan to extend the program after Trump declared his plans to end it.

    In New Jersey, approximately 22,000 unauthorized immigrants had registered under the DACA program as of last year. An estimated 51,000 immigrants living in the country illegally were eligible for the program in New Jersey.

    Kelly Heyboer may be reached at kheyboer@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @KellyHeyboer. Find her at KellyHeyboerReporteron Facebook.

     

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    The violent arrest, recorded on a nearby store's security system, shows an officer deliver 12 blows to the man's head


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    Burlington County authorities made the allegations Monday against two brothers and one of their sons

    Three members of a family who were contracted to operate a funeral home in Moorestown stole money from the business for eight years, depositing more than $1.3 million in personal bank accounts, authorities said Monday.

    Raymond Zale, 60, his brother Ronald Zale, 58, both of Stratford and Raymond's son Sean Zale, 32, of Winslow Township were charged Friday with theft by deception, the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office announced.

    The suspects own and operate other funeral homes, and since the 1980s, haave had a business arrangement with the owner of McChesney Funeral Home in Moorestown to run that one too.

    Raymond and Ronald Zale were responsible for overseeing the operation of the funeral home and Sean Zale assisted with various tasks, such as driving, the prosecutor's office said.

    An investigation found that from 2008 through 2016, of about $2.35 million in payment that should have gone to McChesney, only a little over $1 million was paid - just keeping the business afloat.

    And $1,315,894 went to the Zales.

    Meanwhile, the McChesney Funeral Home paid the Zales $775,518 for their services and expenses during that same period, the prosecutor's office said. (Authorities did not publicly identify the McChesney owner).

    Also, money from two customers who pre-paid for funerals at McChesney was deposited by Raymond Zale into his business and personal accounts. New Jersey laws for funeral homes require that money to be deposited into an interest-bearing account on behalf of the customer.

    Questions about the management of McChesney Funeral Home arose in 2016 when it ceased operation, the prosecutor's office said.

    Raymond and Ronald Zale neglected to file documents with the State Board of Mortuary Science of New Jersey to renew the license for McChesney Funeral Home, causing it to lapse and leading to its closure, authorities said. 

    The Zale family also owns and operates Eugene Zale Funeral Home in Stratford, Eichel Funeral Home in Pennsauken and Middleton Zale Funeral Home in Somers Point. 

    Ronald and Sean Zale were processed and released by the Moorestown Township Police Department on Friday. Raymond Zale was unable to be processed because of a medical condition. 

    The case will be presented to a Burlington County Grand Jury to be considered for indictment, authorities said. 

    Allison Pries may be reached at apries@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @AllisonPries. Find NJ.com on Facebook.


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    So you want a cop with a gun in school? Here are the options districts are facing.


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    Camden County school districts announced closings and delayed openings ahead of Wednesday's big coastal storm.

    As another big coastal storm bringing a mix of snow, rain and wind approached New Jersey on Tuesday, Camden County school districts announced closings and delayed openings.

    The following schools are closed or have delayed openings for Wednesday, March 7:

    CLOSED:

    • Rutgers University-Camden
    • Pennsauken Public Schools

    DELAYED:

    • no announcements yet

    EARLY DISMISSAL: 

    • Alice Costello Elementary School
    • Black Horse Pike Regional School District
    • Bellmawr Public School District
    • Berlin Borough School District
    • Camden City School District
    • Collingswood Public Schools
    • Eastern Camden County Regional School District
    • Gibbsboro School District
    • Gloucester City Public Schools
    • Gloucester Township Public Schools - half-day
    • Haddonfield Public Schools
    • Haddon Heights School District
    • Laurel Spings School
    • Lawnside Borough School District 
    • Magnolia School District
    • Merchantville School District
    • Oaklyn Public School
    • Pine Hill School District - half-day 
    • Runnemede School District
    • Somerdale Park School 
    • Stratford School District
    • Sterling High School 
    • Voorhees Township Public Schools
    • Winslow Township School District
    • Woodlynne School District

    If you know of any delays or closures not on this list, let us know in the comments.

    Marisa Iati may be reached at miati@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @Marisa_Iati or on Facebook here. Find NJ.com on Facebook

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    The officers rushed the man to the hospital but he died from his wounds.

    Camden County police officers patrolling the city Monday morning overheard gunshots and found the victim, but they were unable to save him.

    The officers searched the area after hearing the gunshots at 8:26 a.m. and found James Fisher, of Camden, in a car on the 400 block of Mechanic Street, according to a release from Camden County Prosecutor's Office. He had multiple gunshot wounds, the release said.

    The officers rushed Fisher to Cooper University Hospital but he died from his wounds about 20 minutes after the shooting, the prosecutor's office said.

    Fisher's family and friends took to social media to mourn him, describing him as a loving father who was known by many as Bart. His Facebook page said he worked at a shipyard.

    Fisher's death is Camden's fifth homicide of 2018, compared to this time last year when Camden had two shooting deaths. The prosecutor's office has reported arrests in one of the 2018 cases, the death of 17-year-old Harrison Javier

    No arrests have been made and the shooting remains under investigation.

    Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Camden County Prosecutor's Office Detective Dennis Convery at 856-365-3279 or Camden County Police Detective Shawn Donlon at 856-757-7420. Tips can also be emailed to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org.

    Rebecca Everett may be reached at reverett@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccajeverett. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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