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Bensalem company to pay $3.5 million for damage to roof at Hughes Tech Center in 2012

A Pennsylvania company will pay $3.5 million to resolve allegations that it caused a fire at the Federal Aviation Administration’s William J. Hughes Technical Center in Egg Harbor Township in 2012. Bensalem-based EDA Contractors Inc. began roofing work at the Tech Center in May 2012. Part of that work involved replacing the roof of Building 300. That building’s roof became engulfed by fire June 22, 2012, about a half-hour after EDA’s workers finished for the
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Singer who entertained children charged with distributing child pornography

A music teacher known for recording his own take on Jewish music has been arrested for receiving and distributing child pornography. Eric Komar, 46, of Hillsborough, used a peer-to-peer file-sharing program to obtain and share images and videos that included prepubescent children being sexually abused, acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick announced Tuesday. Komar has been a performer for two decades, entertaining everyone from preschoolers to retirees, according to his website. In 2013, he put out a CD
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Atlantic City woman allegedly assaulted man for his pizza

An Atlantic City woman assaulted a man for his pizza, police said. Police were called to the beach block of Morris Avenue just after 2 a.m. Tuesday for the report of a man down on the ground from an assault. Officers Tyler Daily and Sean Pettit found the 60-year-old man with an injury to his head after being struck, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. A woman stole his pizza and fled, the man said. Witnesses were
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Resident’s complaint leads to drug arrest in Atlantic City

A Millville man who tried to bike away from police was arrested on drug charges Monday. Officers Ryan Kov and Justin Peyton were called to the beach block of Ocean Avenue just after 6 p.m., by a resident who said someone was selling drugs, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. As soon as the officers arrived, Derrick Jenkins got on his bike and rode away. But the bike did not have proper lights, so the officers stopped
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Stockton wants to know who posted bias fliers on campus

Stockton University is looking to identify three persons of interest in an investigation that includes postings for a white supremacist group. “I would like to thank the members of our community for continuing to provide leads, information, and locations of recent unauthorized flyers,” interim Stockton Police Chief Cynthia Parker wrote in an email sent to faculty and students. Several photos posted by Stockton students on Facebook show fliers and stickers throughout campus for Identity Evropa,
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Arraignment set for Dr. Kauffman in gun, obstruction case

Dr. James Kauffman arraignment on gun and obstruction charges has been postponed. The Egg Harbor Township doctor is now expected to be arraigned Sept. 28, a week after the original date given. Kauffman was arrested June 13, after pulling a gun and threatening to shoot himself when investigators came to his office off Ocean Heights Avenue with a search warrant. A grand jury indicted him Sept. 6 on two charges of unlawful possession of a
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Multiple gunshot wounds killed Buena homicide victims

Autopsies found that a man and woman found dead inside a vehicle this weekend died of multiple gunshot wounds. Talisa Colon, 23, and Damon Jones, 34, were killed early Saturday morning. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800. Buena double homicide victims identified  
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Mail carrier’s Facebook posts help state deliver fraud charges

A mail carrier’s Facebook photos delivered just enough evidence for fraud charges, Attorney General Christopher Porrino announced Monday. Robert McGeehan, 59, of Lower Township, was shown zip-lining and rappelling from rocks while out of work with a wrist injury. Now, he’s accused of stealing more than $75,000 in federal workers’ compensation benefits. McGeehan was injured in when he slipped on ice delivering mail in February 2008. That September, he underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair torn
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Police rescue man threatening to jump from garage

A man threatening to jump from a casino garage was rescued Monday morning. The unnamed man was sitting on the 10th-floor rail of Caesars’ parking garage for about an hour. Negotiators were called to the scene. Sgt. Joseph Falcone talked to the man for almost two hours, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. He can be seen in video posted on Facebook as the man swings his legs, and even changing position. Falcone appears to be inching
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Sunday Special: Rewarding smart girls, good cops

Sunday Special is a weekly feature by BreakingAC that will take a look at those doing good in and from our area. If you know someone who deserves attention, email BreakingAC with the subject: Sunday Special. Giving girls the gift of higher education When Indra Owens and  Automne Bennett started Princess Inc., they knew they wanted to have an impact on the girls of Atlantic City. Now, they are helping some get to college —
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