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End may be in sight for Atlantic City’s troubled Bayview Inn

After a drug raid, an alligator and two suspicious fires, the Bayview Inn is still standing on Albany Avenue. But it may not be for long, Atlantic City’s director of Licensing and Inspection tells BreakingAC. “They have until Nov. 5 to come in to either properly secure the property, renovate it or obtain a certificate of occupancy,” Director Dale Finch said. If not, the demolition process will begin Nov. 12. The motel just off Exit
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Kauffman broke no laws in standoff at EHT practice, attorney’s motion claims

An Egg Harbor Township doctor broke no laws when he pulled a gun threatening to kill himself as investigators came to search his office, according to a motion to dismiss his indictments filed Friday. James Kauffman has been jailed since the June 13 standoff at his Ocean Heights practice. After he surrendered, the 9mm handgun was recovered from a rear office. A search of his vehicle parked in the lot outside found a Keltch .380-caliber
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Longtime Galloway pediatrician remembered as one-of-a-kind

Tears were never seen at Dr. Cheul Kwon’s pediatric office. “I never remember seeing kids in his office crying,” said former patient Valencia Terrell, who sent her children to the Galloway Township doctor as well. “It was like he had a gift.” Kwon, 79, died last week in a crash in Ventnor. What caused his car to cross into the oncoming lane and strike a stopped NJ Transit bus is still under investigation. Many mourned
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Pleasantville man arrested for guns, drugs two days after car was shot at

A Pleasantville man who said his car was shot at last Monday was arrested two days later after Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office detectives allegedly found two guns and more than 400 bags of heroin in his home. Alexander Neewilly, 22, told police Monday he was near the railroad tracks on Devins Lane in Pleasantville when he fled to the NJ Transit Bus Maintenance Yard after his car had been shot at. On Wednesday, detectives from
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‘I wouldn’t risk my life for nothing like that,’ Atlantic City man says of theft charges

Messiah Henry was just rebuilding his life, he told a judge Thursday. The 21-year-old Atlantic City man is now charged in a knifepoint robbery. He was one of two men arrested Friday for allegedly taking the victim’s wallet and cell phone. But Henry insisted to Superior Court Judge Donna Taylor that he wouldn’t risk everything he has done to fix his past mistakes. Henry had four open indictments — including a shooting case and a
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Fire at Atlantic City apartment building

Atlantic City firefighters were on the scene of fire Friday night at Carver Hall. The blaze happened at 509 N. Tennessee Ave., where two rooms on the second floor were fully involved. There were no rescues or injuries as of just before 10 p.m. Twenty-one firefighters responded to the fire, including four who are currently on the layoff list, Fire Union President John Varallo said. “(They’re) still putting it all on the line for the
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Longtime Galloway pediatrician killed in crash involving bus, police car

A longtime Galloway Township pediatrician was killed Thursday night when his car crossed into the oncoming lane and struck a stopped bus, police said. Cheul Kwon, 79, was heading west on Atlantic Avenue at just before 9 p.m. when, for unknown reasons, his Kia Sorento crossed the double yellow divider lines and into the eastbound lane, Lt. Joe Fussner said. He struck a NJ Transit bus stopped at the red traffic signal head-on, according to
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Atlantic City man sentenced to 10 years as distributor in drug-trafficking conspiracy

An Atlantic City was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Friday for his role in trafficking more than 100 kilograms of cocaine using residences in Pleasantville and Absecon. Kabaka Atiba, also known as Clarence Nixon, 47, previously pleaded guilty to distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. U.S. District Judge Jerome Simandle sentenced him to 120 months in prison in Camden Federal Court. Atiba’s half-brother, Tozine Tiller, 43, of Absecon, and others, supplied
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Team honored for actions night Atlantic City officer was shot

Atlantic City Police Chief Henry White’s voice was filled with emotion as he recalled the day last year one of his officers was shot. Officer Josh Vadell was critically injured with a gunshot wound to his head as he exited his patrol car to stop an armed robbery in the pre-dawn hours of Sept. 3, 2016. The multi-agency response saved Vadell’s life and tracked down two suspects and three victims. The shooter was killed when
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Hammonton cousins allegedly had $100,000 worth of meth

Two Hammonton men were among three arrested in possession of a pound of methamphetamine on Wednesday. The drug has a street value of about $100,000. Benigno Ramirez, 37, and his cousin Salathiel Ramirez, 38, were arrested in Clayton, Gloucester County as part of a cooperative investigation between the Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Clayton Police Department, according to a release from the Prosecutor’s Office. A Pittman Police
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