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Saturday 07/30/2016
Mays Landing man gets 13 years in attack on girlfriend

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has sentenced a man who attacked his girlfriend in a convenience store to 13 years in prison for attempted murder.

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Mistraced 911 call leads to Upper Deerfield shootout

UPPER DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP — A 911 call that apparently sent state troopers to the wrong house Friday night led to an exchange of gunfire that wounded a 76-year-old man, the state Attorney General’s Office said.

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Friday 07/29/2016
Ex-Giant Petitgout gets probation after assaulting wife

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A former New York Giants player has been sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to an assault on his estranged wife.

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Middle Township man charged after drug raid

A Middle Township man is behind bars after police stormed into his home and seized large amounts of crack cocaine and marijuana.

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National Night Out puts personal face on policing

National Night Out, the festival police departments will sponsor across South Jersey on Tuesday, could hold more significance this year in the wake of the national debate over responsible policing and public safety.

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Man who once posed as cop in EHT gets life for Vegas rapes

A former New Jersey man who was arrested in 2009 for impersonating a police officer in Egg Harbor Township got two life sentences in a separate case in which he raped two prostitutes in Las Vegas, according to ReviewJournal.com.

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Absecon TD Bank robbed

ABSECON— The TD Bank on the White Horse Pike was robbed Thursday afternoon, police said.

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Thursday 07/28/2016
Hamilton police respond to three heroin overdoses, including one fatal

Hamilton Township police officers responded to three heroin overdoses Thursday, including one fatal overdose. The two non-fatal overdose victims were revived with Narcan, which was administered by EMS. The investigation revealed that two of the overdoses, including the fatal overdose, were linked to the same heroin distributor. White, wax fold bags, with “First” stamped in red, were recovered from those scenes. No evidence was recovered from the third overdose.

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Captain in charge while Barnegat police chief suspended

BARNEGAT — A township police captain is in charge of the 48-officer police department following the recent suspension of the police chief, officials said Thursday.

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Pleasantville police arrest two men with drugs and gun

PLEASANTVILLE- Police here arrested two men this week on weapons and drug charges.

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Lower Township man indicted on attempted murder in assault with rock

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Lower Township man was indicted this week on charges of attempted murder after he allegedly bludgeoned an acquaintance with a rock.

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Wednesday 07/27/2016
Little Egg Harbor police chief writes open letter about violence and police shootings

LITTLE EGG HARBOR - After police officers have shot two men in less than a year here, the town's police chief wrote an open letter to the community, thanking them for their support.

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South Woods correction officer attacked by inmate

A corrections officer was attacked and punched repeatedly by an inmate at South Woods State Prison on Tuesday.

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47 people arrested at Guns N' Roses concerts in New Jersey

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Police say more than 40 people were arrested at two Guns N' Roses concerts in New Jersey over the weekend on a variety of charges including assaulting police and selling items without a permit.

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Woman wanted for involvement in Atlantic City standoff arrested

Atlantic City police tweeted Tuesday that a woman who allegedly stabbed her boyfriend in the hand during a domestic dispute last week was arrested.

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Tuesday 07/26/2016
Two face drug charges in Middle after police witness transaction

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- Police charged two people with possession with intent to distribute drugs after allegedly witnessing a transaction in Rio Grande.

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Two people shot Saturday at Oakcrest Estates in Hamilton

Two people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being shot over the weekend at Oakcrest Estates in Hamilton Township.

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Atlantic County nurse stabs autistic boy with needle, state says

An AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus nurse has agreed to a temporary suspension of her license amid allegations that she repeatedly assaulted a 10-year-old autistic boy with a syringe.

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Monday 07/25/2016
Sea Isle City Police looking for suspects in armed robbery

SEA ISLE CITY — Police here are working with the Cape May County law enforcement to locate three suspects involved in an armed robbery Thursday.

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Two killed in Florida nightclub shooting were ages 14, 18

Gunfire erupted at a nightclub hosting a swimsuit-themed party for teens in Florida, leaving two teens dead and at least 17 other people wounded, officials said Monday.

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Manahawkin contractor sued by state after shoddy Hurricane Sandy repairs

The state Division of Consumer Affairs is suing an Ocean County home improvement contracting company for allegedly taking more than $1.1 million from Hurricane Sandy victims and failing to complete or start work.

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Saturday 07/23/2016
Police seek public's help in locating suspect in two A.C. shootings

ATLANTIC CITY – Police here are looking for a city resident they charged in connection with two shootings in the Marina District.

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Family of Jerame Reid reaches tentative deal in Bridgeton police shooting

NEWARK — The family of a black man killed by police in Bridgeton in 2014 has reached a tentative settlement in its federal lawsuit.

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Friday 07/22/2016
Four Egg Harbor City men arrested Thursday on drug charges

Four Egg Harbor City men are facing drug charges after two separate car stops Thursday evening, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said Friday.

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Pleasantville man sentenced to 10 years for 2014 pizza delivery robbery

A Pleasantville man will spend at least the next 8 1/2 years in state prison for robbing a pizza delivery man at gunpoint in 2014. His accomplice in the robbery is now a fugitive.

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