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Friday 06/24/2016
EHT man charged in Atlantic City stabbing death

An Egg Harbor Township man has been charged in connection to the stabbing death of Carlton Williams that occurred on May 2 in Atlantic City.

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North Wildwood man arrested for mass shooting threat

A North Wildwood man was arrested Friday after being charged with causing false public alarm for threatening a mass shooting on Facebook, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office said.

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Pleasantville police seize multiple handguns, drugs

PLEASANTVILLE- The city's new Street Crime Unit is making arrests and progress fighting criminal activity, taking multiple handguns off the streets in the last week, police said. 

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Pennsylvania police officer shot multiple times near Philadelphia

FOLCROFT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are hunting for a suspect after a police officer was shot near Philadelphia.

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Teen indicted in 2014 Winslow crash that killed toddler, left 7 hurt

CAMDEN (AP) — A Pennsylvania teen accused of causing a multi-vehicle crash in New Jersey that killed a toddler last summer has been indicted.

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2 New Jersey residents charged with racking up $30,000 in unpaid tolls

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they've nabbed two New Jersey residents who have racked up about $30,000 in unpaid tolls combined.

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Atlantic County murder suspect pleads guilty to aggravated manslaughter

A Camden man pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated manslaughter in a 2014 stabbing death in Hamilton Township.

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Barnegat manhunt cost town at least $30,000

BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP — The manhunt for escaped convict Arthur Buckel last month brought with it nervous residents, extra police officers, national attention and a high cost to township taxpayers.

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Thursday 06/23/2016
Egg Harbor City cyclist hurt in Absecon crash

ABSECON - A driver struck an Egg Harbor City woman on her bicycle Thursday evening at Pitney Road and Hobart Avenue, police say.

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German movie theater attacked, shooter dead

BERLIN (AP) — German media report that officials say a suspect in an incident at a movie theater in the southwest of the country is dead.

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Police driver acquitted of all charges in Freddie Gray death

BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge acquitted a police driver of all charges on Thursday in the death of 25-year-old arrestee Freddie Gray, whose broken neck on the way to the station set off Baltimore's worst riots in decades.

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Judge drops swastika charges if New Jersey student enlists in Marines

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A judge in New Jersey is dropping charges against a former student accused of drawing swastikas if the man can prove he's enlisted in the Marine Corps.

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Man charged in fatal bat beating of grandparents indicted

BRANCHBURG (AP) — A New Jersey man accused of fatally beating his grandparents with an aluminum baseball bat inside the home where they all lived has been indicted on two murder counts.

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Wednesday 06/22/2016
Atlantic City teen charged with killing another will stay in juvenile system

The Atlantic City teenager accused of fatally gunning down a 13-year-old two years ago should not be tried as an adult, a state appellate panel has ruled.

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Pleasantville police protect kids on summer vacation after recent criminal activity

PLEASANTVILLE — With school out for summer, the city is stepping up police patrols to be proactive, officials said.

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Pleasantville man out of jail four days leads police on 20-minute car chase

A man out of jail just four days led police on a 20-minute chase from and back into Pleasantville on Monday morning, authorities said.

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Barnegat man pleads guilty to robbing 8 banks

TRENTON — A Barnegat Township man has admitted robbing eight banks during a three-month period, authorities said.

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Cache of weapons found in van at Holland Tunnel

Police say a cache of weapons has been found inside a van that was stopped at the Holland Tunnel, which connects New Jersey to New York City.

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Atlantic City firefighters seeing heroin overdose saves increase

Atlantic City’s firefighters have revived at least 16 people from heroin overdoses since April 16, four times the rest of the year.

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Stafford police dispatcher among 20 Ocean County drug arrests

A Stafford Township police dispatcher was arrested on drug charges after authorities said she was selling oxycodone while on her break at the Police Department.

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Tuesday 06/21/2016
Man serving 50-year murder sentence to get hearing on possible plea deal

A man serving a 50-year prison sentence for murder will get a hearing to decide whether his lawyer was ineffective for not telling the prosecutor he was willing to take a 15-year plea deal.

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Galloway woman's journey from opiates to heroin to recovery

Laura Rhodes had two choices: Get in treatment or go to jail.

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EHT family's loss a lesson on heroin addiction

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – It was to be a happy family outing for the Schmincke family, which had planned a festive Easter egg hunt.

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Uber OK with New Jersey attorney general deciding on background checks

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ride-hailing company Uber supports letting New Jersey's attorney general decide what type of background checks its drivers should use rather than lawmakers, but says it still plans to leave the state if fingerprinting is required.

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Babies among victims of heroin addiction

It usually happened at a friend’s house.

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Lynda Cohen
  • Lynda Cohen
  • Courts, crime and *now* City Hall reporter at The Press of Atlantic City
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