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Gov-elect Murphy nominates first Sikh-American attorney general

New Jersey is set to make history with Governor-elect Phil Murphy’s nomination for attorney general. Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal has been tapped for the top law enforcement officer spot. If confirmed, he would become the country’s first Sikh-American attorney general. The nomination is Murphy’s first for his Cabinet. Grewal worked as an assistant U.S. attorney from 2010 to 2016, including in the Criminal Division and as chief of the Economic Crimes Unit, where he
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Weymouth Township woman killed in Hamilton crash

Hamilton Township police are investigating a crash that killed a woman Monday afternoon. The woman was driving a Toyota Camry west on Route 40 when she crossed over the center line and sideswiped a van heading east, police said. The Camry continued down Route 40 about a half-mile where it left the road on the west side and struck several trees at milepost 49.1, police said. The 55-year-old woman from Dorothy in Weymouth Township was
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EHT police seek help finding missing resident with Alzheimer’s

Egg Harbor Township police are asking for help in finding a 91-year-old man who went missing Sunday morning. William Froehner was last seen at his home at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday, police said. He is described as a 5-foot, 6-inch white male with blue eyes, a long white beard and weighing about 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing white sneakers, khaki pants and a green hoodie with a red plaid flannel shirt. Froehner left
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One dead after car went into Mullica River

One person is dead after their car was found in the Mullica River on Monday morning. Mullica Township police along with firefighters and AtlantiCare EMS were called to the 4500 block of Pleasant  Mills Road just after 7 a.m. for the report of a car in the river. Members of the Sweetwater Fire Department Cold Water Rescue Team were able to get to the car, where they found one person dead inside, police said. The
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Atlantic City firefighters get temporary stay on pay cuts

Atlantic City firefighters will make it into the new year with their full pay. The union filed for a stay on state-imposed 11.3 percent pay cuts that were set to begin Dec. 22. Judge Julio Mendez on Monday ordered the state to show cause as to why he shouldn’t restrain them from taking action that includes “implementing a drastic 11.3 percent” salary reduction. Argument is set for Jan. 10, when the two sides are due back
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Atlantic City police arrest Georgia man on drug charges after car stop

A Georgia man was arrested Friday, after police allegedly found drugs on him during a car stop. Officers Christopher Dodson and Alberto Valles stopped Kendall Johnson in the 1300 block of Atlantic Avenue just after 10 a.m., Sgt. Kevin Fair said. When Johnson opened the center console to get out his paperwork, Valles saw a scale and plastic bags, according to the report. The officers also smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, Fair said. Johnson,
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Atlantic City officers and their families give back to those less fortunate

Atlantic City police will have something special when they encounter the city’s homeless this month. Members of the city’s Charlie Platoon, who work midnights, gathered in the morning after their shift this weekend to make Blessing Bags. The idea came from Sgt. B.J. Dessicino, who enlisted not only the members of his platoon but their families as well. “We are all excited to do our part in making a difference in someone’s life who is
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Insurance not enough as Pleasantville family tries to rebuild after fire

A devastating fire left a Pleasantville family of six starting over with nothing. But “we don’t know where to begin,” said Amanda Naylor. Naylor, her husband and four children lost their Linden Avenue home Oct. 24. They were lucky not to lose more. Her husband, Jose Morales, and their 5-year-old son were home at the time of the blaze. To escape, Morales had to throw Bubba from the second floor to a stranger below. He
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Atlantic City man admits to aggravated sex assault of 7-year-old

An Atlantic City man admitted Thursday to having a 7-year-old perform a sex act on him. Darnell Luke, 26, pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a minor for the incident he said took place in December 2015. He is scheduled to be sentenced in April before Superior Court Judge Rodney Cunningham. Under the plea agreement, Luke faces 15 years in prison and must serve the entire sentence. He also will be subject to lifetime
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EHC man seriously injured in Hamilton Township crash

A man was seriously injured Friday in a crash at the Atlantic City Expressway exit onto Wrangleboro Road in Hamilton Township. Marissa Realdine, 18, of Runnemede, was exiting the expressway at Exit 12, when she failed to see oncoming traffic, according to police. Realdine entered Wrangleboro Road north into the path of Edwin Maldonado, and the two cars crashed, according to the report. Neither Realdine nor either of her passengers was injured. Maldonado, 36, of
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