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Monday 06/27/2016
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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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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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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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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Monday 06/20/2016
Pleasantville police street crimes unit makes 10 arrests

PLEASANTVILLE— The Pleasantville Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit is fully operational and full-time on the streets after their work got underway last month, officials said.

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A.C. mother seeks justice after losing second son to gunfire

ATLANTIC CITY — Bridgett Hunt knows there are people who saw her youngest child gunned down last year.

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Saturday 06/18/2016
Two men shot in early morning incident in Pleasantville

Two men where shot and hospitalized in a Saturday morning incident in Pleasantville, police said.

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Tuesday 06/14/2016
Police identify teen killed in Pleasantville crash

PLEASANTVILLE- Police have identified an Atlantic City teenager killed Saturday in an early morning crash of a stolen car.

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Friday 06/10/2016
Vineland teacher charged with child endangerment regarding teenage student

A Vineland middle school teacher was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child regarding a 13-year-old female student.

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Thursday 06/09/2016
Four people arrested after allegedly making false threats to schools

Four people have been arrested in Cape May County in separate investigations in connection to threatening messages being sent through social media regarding schools.

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Wednesday 06/08/2016
North Wildwood man charged in 'molly' drug case

One person was arrested and two people were cited after a traffic stop in North Wildwood that led police to find marijuana and methylenedioxymethamphetamine, known as “molly,” in the car.

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Friday 06/03/2016
EHT man accused of leaving injured child at crash arrested again

An Egg Harbor Township man accused of leaving an injured 13-year-old after crashing his van was arrested again Monday on charges that he stole a tow truck and crashed it in Mullica Township.

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Thursday 06/02/2016
Two men charged with aggravated assault after alleged kidnapping in AC

Two Pleasantville men were charged with aggravated assault in connection with an alleged kidnapping that occurred on Wednesday.

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Wednesday 06/01/2016
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto to speak in Atlantic City on Thursday

New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto will be speaking at 10:30 a.m. at the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey state convention in Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City on Wednesday.

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Tuesday 05/31/2016
Waretown pair arrested in connection to reported burglaries

A man and woman from Waretown were charged after allegedly burglarizing homes in Lacey and Ocean Townships.

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Investigation continues into fatal pedestrian hit and run in Absecon

ABSECON — Authorities are continuing to investigate a hit and run that killed a Galloway Township man early Saturday morning.

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Tuesday 05/24/2016
Absecon residents report email scam to police

ABSECON — Police are warning residents to be cautious after receiving several complaints about an email scam.

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Absecon police warn residents to lock vehicles

ABSECON -- The Police Department is reminding residents to lock their car doors after multiple unlocked vehicles have been burglarized since Jan. 1.

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Middletown woman indicted in hit-and-run crash that killed teenage girl

MIDDLETOWN — A driver who allegedly struck and killed a teenage girl last summer has been indicted on charges of knowingly leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

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Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in decade-old sex case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on sexual assault charges after a hearing that hinged on a decade-old police report in which a woman said the comedian gave her three blue pills that put her in a stupor, unable to stop his advances.

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Monday 05/23/2016
Spate of shootings frightens Pleasantville residents

PLEASANTVILLE — Pleasantville’s Main Street was a peaceful place on a recent weekday afternoon, with business doors open and residents exchanging pleasantries as they passed on the sidewalk.

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Pleasantville stabbing victim expected to survive; no arrest made

PLEASANTVILLE — A Pleasantville man stabbed in the chest on Friday night is expected to survive, police said.

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Ocean City kids’ uncle accused of taking money left for them

A California man was charged in Cape May County with stealing more than $75,000 that his deceased sister left him to use to raise her children.

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
Mays Landing man arrested after suicide by cop attempt

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Police arrested a man Monday who they said was suicidal and wanted officers to shoot him.

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