Police say they have made an arrest in a fatal hit-and-run that happened earlier this week in the area of 49th Street and Chester Ave.
Police say they arrested 45-year-old Jerome Brooks, of Elmira, N.Y., in connection with the deadly accident.
Deanna Teal, 52, was headed southbound on 49th Street and crossing the intersection Monday when she was struck by an SUV that was traveling at a fast speed. According to investigators, Teal was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say the SUV involved in the accident was found abandoned in the area of the 4700 block of Larchwood Street with damage to its front end.
Police say Brooks faces murder, homicide by vehicle and other related charges.
A fire in Ocean County that is threatening homes, forcing the evacuation of homes and the closure of a local school, continues to burn Thursday afternoon.
Wildfire danger continues into Thursday evening with low humidities and dry conditions. Winds continue to gust close to 30 mph.
A report of a deadly shooting Thursday morning just off Widener University's campus led to an alert urging school community members to "please remain indoors until further notice," but police have now given the all-clear.