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Detectives investigate after 2 found dead in Camden home

Jul. 29, 2020 6:24 AM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities were investigating after two people were found dead in a home, the Camden County prosecutor said. Police were called to the home on N. 18th Street Tuesday for a welfare check and officers found the bodies of a man and a woman, the prosecutor's office said. Authorities said...

North Carolina man offers reward in death of 19 hunting dogs

Jul. 14, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina dog owner is offering a $10,000 reward for information after 19 of his hunting dogs were discovered dead. The reward was announced on behalf of owner Jamie Sanders in a post on the Albemarle Houndsmen Association Facebook page over the weekend, The Virginian-Pilot...

Teen brothers, woman die in Atlantic City Expressway crash

Jul. 13, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

HAMMONTON, N.J. (AP) — Two teenage brothers New Jersey and a Pennsylvania woman were killed when a car driven by the teens' older brother crashed on the Atlantic City Expressway, state police said. The driver, a 19-year-old Philadelphia man, was headed eastbound around 3:10 p.m. Sunday when the car veered...

Court rejects officer's immunity claim in suspect's shooting

Jul. 9, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A civil rights lawsuit against a police officer who shot a fleeing suspect in 2012 can go forward, a closely divided New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Bryheim Baskin’s suit claims he was unarmed and had his hands up when he was shot by Detective Rafael Martinez in Camden,...

Teens charged with murder in fatal beating of homeless man

Jul. 1, 2020 7:33 AM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Two teenagers have been charged with murder in the beating death of a homeless man whose body was found in a southern New Jersey alleyway last week, authorities said. The 17-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy were both seen on surveillance video entering the alleyway in Camden shortly...

Man charged in fatal shooting of apparent kidnapping victim

Jun. 30, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man has been charged with felony murder in the shooting death of another man who may have been kidnapped in southern New Jersey last weekend, authorities said. Police responded to a Camden neighborhood around 11 p.m. Saturday after witnesses reported that Pedro Fernandez, 30, of Pine...

In this June 11, 2020, photo Lourdes Sherby, center, with Guadalupe Family Services, hands diapers to Louisa Peralta in Camden, N.J. “I think we’re received a lot better than we used to be,” said Sgt. Dekel Levy, 41, as he helped hand out diapers to a steady stream of young mothers Thursday afternoon at Guadalupe Family Service. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Rethinking police: How Camden, NJ, reimagined its force

Jun. 14, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — To Scott Thomson, changing the culture of policing in America is a relatively simple process. It’s just not an easy one. Thomson led a tumultuous police department makeover in Camden, New Jersey — a poor city of mostly brown and black residents just across the river from...

Officers in swat gear work at the intersection of West Fond du Lac Avenue and West Burleigh Street near a Jet Beauty store that was looted in Milwaukee on Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

The Latest: 10 resign from SWAT team amid safety concerns

Jun. 12, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Dallas officials agree to 90-day ban on use of tear gas against demonstrators. — Judge orders pause on use of tear gas against protesters in Seattle. — Minneapolis council takes step toward abolishing police department. ___ HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Ten members of a...

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, June 10, 2020, a damaged Christopher Columbus statue stands in a waterfront park near the city's traditionally Italian North End neighborhood, in Boston, USA., after the statue was found beheaded Wednesday morning. Statues of the 15th-century explorer and the Spanish conquistadors who followed him and colonized much of the Americas have not become targets for demonstrators in Spain and USA. The death of George Floyd at the hands of police and Minneapolis, USA, has sparked a re-examination of injustices and inequalities in the fabric of many societies, often symbolized in statues of historical figures have become the focus of protest around the world. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, FILE)

The Latest: Columbus statue taken down in Camden, New Jersey

Jun. 12, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Columbus statue taken down in Camden, New Jersey — Kentucky bans use of ‘no knock’ warrnts, names ordinance after Breonna Taylor — Georgia man facing upgraded charges for ramming his ATV into an Atlanta policeman during a protest. — Group of Minneapolis...

Protesters march Saturday, June 6, 2020, in New York. Demonstrations continue across the United States in protest of racism and police brutality, sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ragan Clark)

When protesters cry 'defund the police,' what does it mean?

Jun. 8, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters are pushing to “defund the police" over the death of George Floyd and other black Americans killed by law enforcement. Their chant has become a rallying cry — and a stick for President Donald Trump to use on Democrats as he portrays them as soft on crime. But...