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Principal Shakeup on Hold, Accused K-9 Killer Arrested Again Top Local News

An extremely busy week saw major stories in crime and courts (man killed with arrow, K-9 death suspect back in jail), schools (contract negotiations drag on), town council (money put up for armored vehicle) and much more.

Opponents of School Principal Shakeup Plan Victorious—for Now

Gloucester Township’s school board backs off of a plan to move around school administrators midyear. Teachers and parents, who flooded the meeting to protest, loudly cheered the decision.

Just a week after outcry over him getting a drug rehab program instead of a trial, the man accused of killing a police K-9 was back behind bars.

Deadlocked: Gloucester Twp. Teacher Negotiations Still at Impasse

The school board and teachers union have yet to find common ground in contract negotiations. Teachers have worked without a new deal since June 2012.

Council Appropriates Money for Armored Police Vehicle

Although the county refuted claims an armored vehicle isn’t available to Gloucester Township all the time, Township Council moved to start the appropriations necessary to buy its own.

Racial-Bias Conviction of Former Gloucester Twp. Employee Overturned

A state Appellate Court panel partially overturned the 2010 conviction of David T. Pomianek Jr., a former township public-works employee, in a case stemming from another employee getting locked in a cage.

Gloucester Twp. Resident Indicted in Phila. Traffic Court Scandal

Businessman Henry P. "Eddie" Alfano is accused of taking part in a far-reaching ticket-fixing scandal in Philadelphia Traffic Court.

Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. called the move a failure of leadership that “defies logic,” and promised new officer trainees will hit the streets in March.

Gordon Inspires Students to Turn Negatives Into Positives

Black History Month begins at Highland with motivational speaker Rahfael Gordon.

Deja Bullock has scored more than 1,000 points and grabbed 1,000-plus rebounds in her career at Triton. All she wants to do now is win.

You might recognize their names—all three new Gloucester Township Police officers sworn in by Mayor David Mayer Monday are locals.

Gloucester Township’s event also placed 19th nationwide.

Plenty of South Jersey Flavor in Super Bowl

The inclusion of three local players in the Super Bowl shows it’s not where you play, but why you play that can get you fame and glory in football, local coaches say.

Wing Bowl 21 in Photos

Philly loses out on another championship after the Wing Bowl crown goes to a New Englander.

Police: Man Fatally Shot with Arrow in Berlin Borough

Timothy Canfield is accused of using a bow and arrow to kill another man following a fight at a Berlin Borough home.

These are just a few of the many stories Gloucester Township Patch brought you last week. Scroll through our news archives for the full list.

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