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Atlantic City man charged with sex crimes against a child

An Atlantic City man is charged with multiple sex crimes against a child. Santos Torres, 76, was arrested by detectives from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and Atlantic City police. He is charged with second-degree sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a minor, criminal sexual contact and committing an act of sexual penetration by a diseased person Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announced Wednesday. The investigation was led by Detective Daniel Choe and
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Man ordered held in brutal beating of Atlantic City woman

The man accused of brutally beating an Atlantic City woman to death will stay in jail pending trial. Mark Huff, 54, is charged with murder in the April 14 killing of Vernell Vance, who was found dead behind 21 S. Tennessee Ave. Video footage from the area shows a man repeatedly striking Vance in the head with a concrete masonry block and stomping on her, Superior Court Judge John Rauh read in court. Rauh said
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Suspect wanted in theft at Cumberland County Walmart

State Police are trying to identify a man in a Cumberland County theft. The suspect was seen putting multiple items in a plastic shopping bag at the Walmartin Upper Deerfield Township, at about 4 p.m. April 15, according to police. He then left the store without paying for them. Police have released a photo taken from surveillance video, hoping the public can help identify him. Anyone with information is asked to call State Police Bridgeton at
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Multiple gunshots overnight in Atlantic City

Gunfire erupted twice overnight in Atlantic City. A vehicle was struck in the 900 block of Sewell Avenue at about 10:40 p.m., police said.  An alert from the city’s audio gunshot notification system ShotSpotter alerted police. Evidence of gunfire was found, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Another ShotSpotter alert came in at 12:56 a.m. in the 1300 block of Caspian Avenue, Fair said. It counted more than a dozen shots. There were no reports of injuries
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Tip leads to Atlantic City man wanted in stabbing

A man wanted in an Atlantic City stabbing was arrested after a call to police. Officers Lennin Moya and Cuong Sam responded to the 2700 block of Arctic Avenue at about 3:40 a.m. Saturday, after a 911 call for a report of a wanted male in the area, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. As a result, Moya and Sam found Julio Taveras-Hernandez and arrested him without incident, according to the report. Taveras-Hernandez, 19, was wanted after
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Tip leads to Atlantic City man wanted in stabbing

A man wanted in an Atlantic City stabbing was arrested after a call to police. Officers Lennin Moya and Cuong Sam responded to the 2700 block of Arctic Avenue at about 3:40 a.m. Saturday, after a 911 call for a report of a wanted male in the area, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. As a result, Moya and Sam found Julio Taveras-Hernandez and arrested him without incident, according to the report. Taveras-Hernandez, 19, was wanted after
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Atlantic City firefighters save first floor in rowhouse fire

A candle apparently started a fire inside a rowhouse in Atlantic City on Sunday. The fire happened on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. A resident told firefighters that they lit a candle in the second-floor bedroom, then went downstairs "only to find, minutes later, the bedroom was fully involved with fire," Fire Chief Scott Evans said. Everyone inside got out safely, but drove themselves to the hospital for evaluation, Evans said. An aggressive attack
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ShotSpotter alert causes Atlantic City students to shelter in place

Students and staff at an Atlantic City school were told to shelter in place after an alert of gunfire nearby, police said. The ShotSpotter alert came in at about 2:40 p.m., Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Officers located evidence of gunfire. Students and staff at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School Complex, about a block away, were sheltered in place as police investigated. Further information will be released as it becomes available.
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House fire in Ventnor Heights

Firefighters were on the scene of a house fire in Ventnor Heights late Monday afternoon. Flames could be seen shooting out of the roof of the home on the 300 block of North Dudley Avenue at the corner of Balfour. No further information was immediately available.
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Forget a cat in a tree… Bargaintown firefighters save dog from a roof

A dog was rescued from the roof of an Egg Harbor Township home Sunday night. The dog walked out of a second-floor window and wound up on the roof of a home on Olivia Drive, firefighters said. The Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company responded and was able to carry the dog down a ladder. “It was a group effort between about six firefighters to make sure he was secure and calm enough to bring him down,”
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