Cumberland County attempted murder conviction overturned on appeal

An overturned Cumberland County attempted murder case could mean the defendant could be home for Christmas. Ricky Howard’s conviction was based on errors in the jury instruction, the circumstantial nature of the state’s case and “the hotly contested issue of his identity as the perpetrator,” according to an appellate decision in the case. Now he … Read moreCumberland County attempted murder conviction overturned on appeal

Family mourns Egg Harbor City man fatally shot in Millville

Maurice Lewis had a plan. The Egg Harbor City man was going to work as hard as he could to get a house for him and his mother by 2021. The 19-year-old Millville Senior High School graduate had dreams of joining the Army and was studying to become a mechanic. But just after 11 p.m. … Read moreFamily mourns Egg Harbor City man fatally shot in Millville

Atlantic City man allegedly beaten in prison is back in general population

An Atlantic City man who was allegedly beaten while in state prison is back in the general prison population, his mother said Monday night. “My son is free, you all,” Nadine Hathaway told friends and supporters through Facebook Live late Monday night. Dontae Hathaway, 31, was allegedly beaten last month after he filed a grievance … Read moreAtlantic City man allegedly beaten in prison is back in general population

Man repeated himself in theft of TVs from Cumberland Walmart, State Police say

State Police are trying to identify a man suspected of stealing flat-screen televisions from a Cumberland County Walmart on two separate days. The man first walked into the Walmart in Upper Deerfield Township on Jan. 25, put two of the televisions into his cart and walked out, according to State Police. On Jan. 28, he … Read moreMan repeated himself in theft of TVs from Cumberland Walmart, State Police say

Authorities looking for other occupant of car after man found fatally shot

Investigators are looking for someone seen leaving a vehicle found in Bridgeton with a man shot dead inside. Miguel Lopez, 53, was found dead inside a vehicle after it crashed into trees on the 300 block of Spruce Street in Bridgeton on Sunday. Officers called to the scene at about 8:30 a.m. found the victim … Read moreAuthorities looking for other occupant of car after man found fatally shot