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Thursday 07/21/2016
Lower Township woman indicted in alleged texting-while-driving crash that killed daughter

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Lower Township woman was indicted on charges of vehicular homicide for allegedly texting and driving in a crash that killed her 11-year-old daughter.

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Tuesday 07/19/2016
NJ Supreme Court sides with Castellani, ends three year case

The Linwood man whose arrest made national headlines in 2013 has seen his three-year long case come to an end with a New Jersey Supreme Court decision in his favor.

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Saturday 07/16/2016
How much will bail reform cost N.J. taxpayers?

A law that will allow New Jersey judges the right to deny bail to high-risk defendants accused of first-degree crimes next year will cost counties — and likely taxpayers — millions of dollars to enforce, local county officials say.

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Friday 07/15/2016
Police charge Lower man with drug possession after stop at school

LOWER TOWNSHIP -- A driver's suspicious behavior at the Mitnick School parking lot Wednesday night led to an arrest for drug possession.

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Friday 07/08/2016
Manahawkin man charged in murder, assault of 2-year-old

A Manahawkin man is being held on $1.5 million bail after he was charged in the sexual assault and death of a 2-year-old Gloucester City girl.

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Thursday 06/30/2016
Court documents give graphic details of Cumberland County dogfighting ring

Editor's note: This story contains extremely graphic details about the mistreatment of animals.

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Wednesday 06/29/2016
Two men indicted in death of Nicole Angstadt

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Two men were indicted Tuesday in the murder and dismemberment of 15-year-old Lower Township resident Nicole Angstadt in December.

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Tuesday 06/28/2016
Convicted Atlantic City killer's appeal is rejected

An Atlantic City man who has been rejected for two previous appeals too his murder sentence is not entitled to a new hearing, an appellate panel ruled Tuesday.

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Monday 06/27/2016
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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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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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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Monday 06/20/2016
How Stafford doctor's case exposed holes in drug laws

Liviu Holca was a perfect example of a doctor feeding the growing opiate epidemic, according to the charges lodged against him in 2014.

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Tuesday 06/14/2016
Gov. Christie to nominate Atlantic County prosecutor for Superior Court bench

Atlantic County could soon need a new prosecutor.

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Friday 06/03/2016
Man gets 10 years for role in Ocean-Burlington drug ring

A North Hanover man was sentenced to prison Friday after pleading guilty in January for his role in a drug ring that sold heroin and methamphetamine in Ocean and Burlington counties.

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Three indicted in alleged Middle Township prostitution ring

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – A Cape May County grand jury this week indicted three people in an alleged conspiracy to set up a prostitution ring in a Rio Grande motel.

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Monday 05/23/2016
Supreme Court throws out death sentence from all-white jury

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court upended the conviction and death sentence of a black Georgia man Monday because prosecutors violated the Constitution by excluding African-Americans from the all-white jury that determined his fate.

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Brigantine police officer admits to using job to sexually assault teen

A Brigantine police officer pleaded guilty Friday to using his job to sexually assault a child.

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Friday 05/13/2016
Pleasantville man sentenced after pleading guilty to attempted murder

A Pleasantville man who pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder after shooting a man and a woman outside a convenience store in Pleasantville in 2014 was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday.

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Wednesday 05/04/2016
Middle police investigating hotel robbery

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- Police are investigating a strong-arm robbery that occurred Sunday night at the Shelton Motel in Rio Grande.

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Delaware man indicted in North Wildwood robbery

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE -- A Delaware man was indicted this week on charges of robbery, aggravated assault and theft for allegedly robbing a food-delivery driver last year in North Wildwood.

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Tuesday 05/03/2016
Little Egg Harbor man admits role in scheme to steal and cash postal service money orders

A Little Egg Harbor man has admitted to his role in a plot to steal and convert hundreds of blank U.S Postal Service money orders, U.S Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced on Tuesday. 

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
Bail bondsmen question new reforms at Atlantic City forum

ATLANTIC CITY — Bail bondsmen questioned who will be monitoring those freed on warrants under the state's new bail system.

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Upcoming bail reform could cost millions, Atlantic County executive says

Voters may have liked bail reform on the ballot, but they won’t like what it does to their wallets, Atlantic County’s executive said.

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Tuesday 04/26/2016
Pleasantville woman arraigned in 2014 crash that killed three teens

MAYS LANDING — The Pleasantville woman accused in a crash that killed three of her friends pleaded not guilty Monday morning.

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'I’m going to jail for the rest of my life,' alleged killer reportedly says

Nikita Cross was a 35-year-old mother of two waitressing to earn her college degree.

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