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Detention hearings set for three accused of human trafficking

A man and two women from Massachusetts will face a detention hearing Tuesday to decide whether they will be held in jail on charges of trafficking and promoting prostitution a woman in Atlantic City. Galen Spriggs, Jovana Jensen, and Laraza White, all of Revere, Massachusetts, were arrested Monday, and each was charged with first-degree human trafficking and third-degree promoting prostitution. The investigation was a quick one, Assistant Prosecutor John Flammer told Superior Court Judge Bernard
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Writing the ‘death’ of Atlantic City from afar…

Atlantic City is dead! At least, that’s what the outside headlines keep saying. Forget the traffic and the crowds. Forget the wait to get a table at your favorite restaurant or the full parking lots. That’s just what you see with your eyes, locals. These outside media outlets know. So don’t tell them, they’re professionals. (Where’s that damn sarcasm font when you need it?) The latest obituary making the rounds on social media is by
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Two charged in Hamilton Township burglary

Two men were arrested in a burglary earlier this month. A burglary alarm brought officers to the home on Galleria Drive at about 4 p.m. July 19, police said. They found the front door had been forced open and there was damage to the rear, sliding door. An investigation aided by police in Egg Harbor and Galloway townships led to the arrests of two men. Joseph Stansberry, 31, of Galloway Township, and Matthew Klose, 27,
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Video of fatal police chase only tells part of the story

Elvis Nunez didn’t know March 27, 2014, would be his last day of work. The Pleasantville officer wasn’t even scheduled for duty that day. He was at the station to go over a case when a call came in that a man who brandished a gun at a restaurant had fled police. Nunez hopped in the department’s only car with a working dashboard camera, and joined the chase as it headed down the Black Horse
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EHT woman charged with DUI after hitting car and crashing into house

An Egg Harbor Township woman was charged with driving under the influence Tuesday, after she rear-ended another car, then struck a house. Christie Adkins, 46, was driving east on Zion Road when she hit another car, then lost control and struck a home at the corner of Renee Driver, Lt. Robert Gray said. There was major structurally damage to the home. The Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company and Egg Harbor Township building inspector assisted at the
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Man arrested in Atlantic City shooting

Atlantic City police have arrested a man in one of the two shootings that happened over the weekend. Stephen Jacobs, 35, was arrested Monday in the shooting of 46-year-old Terry Harris. Harris was found shot in the 1800 block of Hummock Avenue at about 1:20 a.m. Sunday. Three hours earlier, Orion Austin was found with a gunshot wound to the leg in the 700 block of Arctic Avenue. No arrest has been made in that
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Crash closes part of Atlantic City-Brigantine connector

Traffic was backed up after an accident on the Atlantic City-Brigantine Connector on Monday evening. Police were on scene near the tunnel heading toward Brigantine. No details were immediately available. But drivers are cautioned to avoid the area. New Jersey State Police are investigating.
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Prosecutor releases video from fatal 2014 police chase, shooting

  Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner has released dashboard camera video of a fatal police shooting after a Supreme Court ruling earlier this month made it public. Antoquan Watson, 27, led police on an 11-minute chase from Pleasantville through three towns on March 27, 2014. The chase began when police were called to La Escondida II Restaurant in Pleasantville, where Watson was seen with a gun, muttering to himself. It ended when Watson crashed at
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Suspect sought who crashed into Atlantic City police car with stolen car

Atlantic City police are trying to find a man who jumped from a stolen vehicle that then crashed into a police car. Officers Bryan Fleming and Kenneth Davis were patrolling the 4300 block of North Drive at 11:44 p.m. July 20, when they saw a silver Toyota Camry driving toward them, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The driver jumped out, but the car kept coming, crashing into the marked car, according to the report. The man
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Two wounded in separate Atlantic City shootings overnight

Police are investigating two separate shootings that each wounded men hours apart in Atlantic City overnight Saturday. The first shooting happened just before 10:30 p.m. in the area of Arctic and New Jersey avenues, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. ShotSpotter, the city’s audio gunshot-detection system, registered eight rounds. People gathered at a cookout nearby rushed children inside a home, a witness tells BreakingAC. Orion Austin, 22, of the city, was found with a gunshot wound to
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