Lead found in Lions’ Stadium turf

April 9, 2008 Signal Staff Reports 0

Lions’ Stadium has been closed and will not reopen until early May because the state Department of Health and Senior Services found high levels of lead in the artificial turf, according to executive director of Public Affairs Matthew Golden.

Golden said in an e-mail the state Department of Health and Senior Services tested Lions’ Stadium, along with 12 other artificial turf athletic fields, for lead. […]

‘Significant development’ in Fiocco case

April 26, 2006 Signal Staff Reports 0

TUESDAY, 6:35 p.m.

TULLYTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The remains of a white man were found Tuesday in a Pennsylvania landfill where authorities have been searching for evidence related to the disappearance of freshman John Fiocco Jr., police said.

While authorities wouldn’t confirm the body of Fiocco had been recovered, the student’s uncle said the family was in mourning and thanked police for “bringing closure” to the case.

“Johnny was caring, sensitive, smart and witty,” Joseph Fiocco said outside the family home in Mantua Township. He asked anyone with information about his nephew to contact authorities. He would not answer questions. […]

Body identified as Fiocco

April 26, 2006 Signal Staff Reports 0

THURSDAY, midnight – The body reported to have been found at Tullytown landfill in Pennsylvania Tuesday was confirmed Wednesday morning as that of missing freshman John Fiocco Jr. at a press conference at the College.

“(Tuesday) … at 1:53 p.m., an intact body was located at the landfill,” Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes of the New Jersey State Police said. […]

Reward in Fiocco case raised to $7,500

April 12, 2006 Signal Staff Reports 0

Last week, the reward offered by Crimestoppers of Greater Trenton for information regarding the disappearance of freshman John Fiocco Jr., who was last seen on Saturday, March 25, was raised to as much as $7,500.

The initial reward of $2,000 was increased due to the additions of a $5,000 donation from an anonymous donor and a $500 donation from Mike Lord, a friend of the Fiocco family. […]

Fiocco search continues at landfills

April 5, 2006 Signal Staff Reports 0

MONDAY, 10 p.m. – At press time, College freshman John Fiocco Jr. had been missing for over a week, and little or no information was being reported from the two landfills in Pennsylvania where police were searching for clues that might steer them in the right direction to find him. […]

Search for missing student continues

March 29, 2006 Signal Staff Reports 0

As of 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 28, freshman graphic design major John Fiocco, who was reported missing on Sunday, has still not been found.

“The State Police Missing Persons Unit has been here since Monday,” Matt Golden, Director of Communications and Media Relations said. […]

Press Conference: Missing student update

March 29, 2006 Signal Staff Reports 0

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At a press conference held at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Mercer County Prosecutor Joseph L. Bocchini, Jr. said that College freshman John Fiocco, Jr.’s body has not been found at this time.

Bocchini did say, however, that “several items have been found that have led my office to seek to obtain search warrants for several areas of the campus. […]

Update: Police execute search warrants

March 29, 2006 Signal Staff Reports 0

WEDNESDAY, 10:10 p.m. – At a press conference held this evening at the College, Mercer County Prosecutor Joseph L. Bocchini Jr. said that his office had executed six search warrants in hopes of finding evidence related to the disappearance of College freshman John Fiocco Jr.

At press time, the entirety of Wolfe Hall was evacuated indefinitely and Travers Hall was in the process of being evacuated indefinitely as well. Those eating at T/W Dining Hall were allowed to finish their meals, but no more students were allowed to enter. […]

DNA test confirms blood is Fiocco’s

March 29, 2006 Signal Staff Reports 32

FRIDAY, 4:10 p.m. – As the search for clues into the disappearance of College freshman John Fiocco Jr. continues, authorities held a press conference this morning and confirmed that blood found in and around the dumpster behind Wolfe Hall earlier this week belongs to Fiocco. […]

Track teams look strong at home meet

April 27, 2005 Signal Staff Reports 0

The College’s men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams made the most of home-field advantage this weekend with several NCAA qualifying times and personal bests. The College played host to the New Jersey Invitational, a four-team scored meet also featuring Rider University, Monmouth University and Lehigh University. […]

Senior Athletes

April 27, 2005 Signal Staff Reports 0

Football

Seniors: Ray Bateman, Michael Sykes, James Smith, Steve Vogt, Nick Tranchina, Justin Mannick, Brian Mulholland, Joe Ward Mike Burlew, Tony Sorrentino, Joe Bergondo, Erik Sendel, Rob McCurley, Jim Dabrowski, Steve Andrews

Due to changes in NCAA eligibility rules, the College’s football team will lose an unusually large group of 16 seniors this off-season. […]