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Monday 06/27/2016
Egg Harbor City, Galloway welcome Safe Community expansion

Atlantic County's Coalition for a Safe Community now encompasses even more of the county. And two communities are glad.

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Two Atlantic City teens shot within three hours in separate shootings

Two Atlantic City teens were wounded in separate shootings in the city within hours of each other overnight.

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Tip leads Atlantic City police to suspect in fatal Pleasantville kidnapping

The last of four men charged in a fatal kidnapping in Pleasantville has been arrested after a car chase by Atlantic City police that ended in Absecon.

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Discipline against detective who gave false testimony in murder case remains confidential

The disciplinary action taken against a detective accused of providing inaccurate information to the grand jury in a murder case will remain confidential for now.

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White House invites Middle's Leusner to national forum on policing

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Police Chief Christopher Leusner will attend a briefing on 21st century policing next month at the White House.

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Man accused in Atlantic City killing appears in court Monday

An Atlantic City man who declared his innocence during his first court appearance will have to wait to have his attorney make it official.

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Atlantic City busts net hundreds of bags of heroin

ATLANTIC CITY — Police have announced arrests that led to the seizure of hundreds of bags of narcotics and drug paraphernalia.

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Saturday 06/25/2016
Spaghetti helps feed parents' fight against addiction

Tammy Schmincke has learned a lot about heroin addiction since losing her son to an overdose last Easter.

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Wildwood meeting to discuss substance abuse, and ways community can help

A meeting in Wildwood will discuss the importance of community involvement in combating substance abuse.

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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 charged with mass shooting threat

A North Wildwood man was arrested Friday and 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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