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Night Club Stabbing Tops Regional News

Also this week: Rep. Jon Runyan gets generous with staff bonuses, a Moorestown teen goes for a scary ride, Cherry Hill goes all out to get a bankrupt country club and more.

These stories topped the news this week on our South Jersey Patch sites—Cherry Hill, Cinnaminson, Collingswood, Gloucester Township, Haddonfield-Haddon Township, Moorestown and West Deptford.

A Gloucester Township man was jailed on multiple charges after he allegedly stabbed four people, including a security guard, in a melee inside Top Dog in Cherry Hill.

Teen Plows Through Moorestown Memorial Field Wall

A 17-year-old driving with a provisional license smashed into the wall at Memorial Field along South Church Street in Moorestown, according to police.

Haddonfield Police Merger Plans a False Rumor, Officials Say

Commissioner Ed Borden said he opposes a merger, but encourages cost savings with other shared services.

Runyan Among Most Generous with Staff Bonuses

Rep. Jon Runyan (R-3) increased his staff's payroll by more than 60 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012—but that pales in comparison to some of his colleagues.

Everyone on Cinnaminson Township Committee agrees—the bus stops along Route 130 are unsafe. However, the question of what should be done about it is a subject of some debate. 

Facing the possibility of a developer swooping in and turning the 155-acre Woodcrest Country Club into a hospital or school or otherwise wiping out what’s one of the largest parcels of open space in the township, Cherry Hill officials outlined a plan to lodge a bid of their own in the club’s bankruptcy sale next month.

Police Ask for Help Identifying a 'Possible Witness'

Details are vague, but Haddonfield Police released a picture this week of a man they say may be a "possible witness" in an investigation.

Man Sought Sex With Child, Arrested in Cherry Hill, Authorities Say

Ramy Ahmed, of Allentown, PA, allegedly tried to arrange an encounter via Craigslist.

4 Towns 4 Art Unearths Vibrant Local Arts Scene

The one-day public tour of 18 artists' home studios and workshops in Collingswood, Haddonfield, Haddon Township and Oaklyn will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Sweeney: Rice Should Have Been Fired When Videos Surfaced

New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney said the national attention being paid to Rutgers University over the behavior of basketball coach Mike Rice has given the school a black eye.

Two Williamstown residents—Andrew McCloskey and Jade Williams—are charged in connection with allegedly leaving a drug overdose victim's body in her car in Berlin Township.

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Ruth Rouff April 05, 2013 at 09:00 PM
I go to Top Dog sometimes for Friday happy hour with my friends. We've never had any trouble. By the way, to all the gun lovers out there, think what would have happened if this fool had had a gun.
JustALocalGuy April 06, 2013 at 12:27 PM
Yes, what *would* have happened if he had a gun? I'll tell you what. Nobody else in the club would have been able to defend themselves against him, because of NJ's ridiculous gun laws.
Jeremiah Wright April 06, 2013 at 12:50 PM
People like "Daniel Skillings, 32" don't give a rat's-you-know-what about gun laws. Sort of like his respect for you're-not-supposed-to-go-around-stabbing-people laws.
TW April 06, 2013 at 01:05 PM
JALGuy....sounds like you think people should carry guns...and what...if they were at Top Dog they should have just started shooting???
JustALocalGuy April 06, 2013 at 02:33 PM
Sure, TW. That's obviously what I think should happen. I conform exactly to your ridiculous caricature of what you think a gun owner believes. It should be like the wild west, and people should shoot indiscriminately into crowds.
Patrick Murphy April 06, 2013 at 04:32 PM
This is criminal, read this report http://www.nj.gov/comptroller/news/docs/report_drpa_032912.pdf
Bryan Littel (Editor) April 06, 2013 at 05:54 PM
Patrick - that story's well over a year old: http://collingswood.patch.com/articles/report-drpa-wasted-millions-worth-of-tolls-patco-fares-d812db78
Publius April 06, 2013 at 06:43 PM
Hey Bryan, while not related to the stabbing at Too Dog, this is big need this week. I hope Patch covers it now that you know about it. http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/201365151.html Feds subpoena 'economic development' spending records from the DRPA
Bryan Littel (Editor) April 06, 2013 at 07:15 PM
We'll keep an eye on it. Just saw that story this morning.
Publius April 06, 2013 at 09:20 PM
With Cherry Hill resident Jeff Nash being the vice chair of the DRPA and a freeholder in Camden County AND a lobbyist at a Cherry Hill based law firm, and you being the Cherry Hill Patch editor and all. Just saying.
Bryan Littel (Editor) April 06, 2013 at 09:49 PM
Like I said, we'll keep an eye on it. An aside to Patrick Murphy: keep your comments on point, civil and without the personal attacks, and they'll stand.

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