Kevin C. Shelly


Kevin C. Shelly has covered South Jersey for 35 years, most recently as investigative and enterprise reporter. He’s been an editor and reporter. He’s reported on government, casinos, business, the environment and crime. The New Jersey Press Association has recognized his work six times in five categories. The Society of Professional Journalists has honored him for investigative reporting. Gannett honored him for narrative writing. His reporting has led to firings, reorganizations and a state hearing. He’s written for The Wine Spectator, Philadelphia, Inside Jersey, New Jersey Monthly and Field & Stream. He lives on the left bank of the Cooper River. Reach him at or tweet at him @kcshlly.

June 22, 2017


Body of second Atlantic City drowning victim found

The body of Ramon Quinn, who drowned while trying to rescue his friend, was found Thursday morning on an Atlantic City beach. Quinn, 15, had jumped into the water last week when he saw his friend, Kaliy-ah Hand, struggling. Hand, 16, also drowned.

June 21, 2017


Electronic data are government records in New Jersey, court rules

In a unanimous victory for open record, New Jersey's Supreme Court has ruled that information in electronic databases are a public record.

June 21, 2017


New Jersey on fast-track to legalizing recreational pot in 2018

New Jersey's marijuana law appears destined to change in 2018 after Gov. Chris Christie leaves office on Jan. 16.The Republican nominee for governor, current Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, supports decriminalizing pot, but not full legalization. On the other hand, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Phil Murphy has made marijuana legalization part of his campaign platform.

June 21, 2017


Glassboro Summit at 50: when superpowers met in farmlands of South Jersey

Remember when the United States’ didn’t trust Russia?

June 19, 2017


Shore doc who is potential suspect in wife's murder remains jailed on gun charges

A judge has ordered a Shore doctor who brandished a gun when investigators came to his office last week held until trial.

June 19, 2017


Charity donates funds to prevent lunch shaming in South Jersey district

An advocacy organization founded by students is donating $1,000 to the Collingswood School District in South Jersey to address school lunch shaming.

June 16, 2017


A Pine Barrens landmark is closing Saturday for good – after one last sale

Unable to find a buyer, Buzby’s General Store, a landmark slice of Americana in the heart of the Jersey pinelands, will go out of business.

June 16, 2017


Need space and cash for startup tech biz? Read on and apply

Got a biz idea with a techie edge, but need space and seed cash?

June 15, 2017


Creato jury was at war with itself from beginning, Juror No. 1 says

Jurors were so deeply divided after the 11-day murder trial that two factions sent competing notes to the judge on the final day of deliberations, according to the jury forewoman.

June 13, 2017


Husband of slain radio host April Kauffman arrested on gun charges

A swarm of law enforcement officers arrested a prominent shore-area physician Tuesday morning and charged him with weapons offenses. James Kauffman, who had a gun at his office, was taken into custody after being talked down by a negotiator. Kauffman's wife, radio talk-show host April Kauffman, was shot to death in their Linwood home five years ago. Her murder has remained unsolved for five years. It was not immediately clear if James Kauffman's arrest on Tuesday is connected to that ongoing investigation.

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