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Pleasantville drug bust goes beyond one arrest, chief says

A recent Pleasantville drug arrest meant more than just one person jailed to residents and police, the city’s chief said. Instead, it pointed out how close the dangers of drugs are to the innocent in the community. After a month-long investigation, the home on the 300 block of West Washington Avenue was raided at about 3 a.m. Monday. Inside, police found alleged drug dealer Jerome Mace, along with 350 wax paper folds believed to contain
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Atlantic City police have eyes on the city from new surveillance center

Inside a room filled with monitors, retired Atlantic City Patrolman John Loughney is once again patrolling the city. Loughney is one of nine veteran officers who has returned to work as a Special Law Enforcement Officer, of SLEO, working an hourly rate without benefits to once again watch over the city. The $12 million system funded through the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority lets the officers link into cameras throughout, that includes private cameras that they have been granted access to, including
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Star of Atlantic City’s viral video honored as hero on ‘Steve Harvey’

Atlantic City got some positive exposure Monday, when the subjects of a viral video showing a man calmly ending a fight  between two teens appeared on “Steve Harvey.” “We had a hard time getting you, man,” Harvey told Ibn Ali Miller .   Ali has tried to stay out of the public eye since the March 20 video showing Jamar Mobley, 15, and Sheldon Ward, 18, fighting and Ali interrupting them. It’s something he’s done before,
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Local artists using music to give youth a voice

Chais Hill knows there is power in music. Now he and his group at MaxOutMusic want to give that power to area youth living amid the violence. “What can we do to stop it?” the local artist asked. “What I can do is plant a seed. I can lead by example.” Through Chais Dreams LLC and MaxOut, he and partner, Anthony Archetto, want to give a vision to the voice of the youth. They along
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Atlantic County mom fighting violence with information and action

Kellie Cors-Atherly knows there’s a lot of hate and anger sparking the growing violence in her native Atlantic City. But she has some weapons of her own: education, awareness and a lot of love. “We’ve got to get together to stop this nonsense,” she says. “If we don’t, who is going to?” She began Peace Amongst the Youth as part of that. On Wednesday, she will host a free Victims of Crime Compensation seminar at
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Teen cashier turns table on would-be robber

Efaj Ahmed had little time to think when a man came into his family’s Atlantic City store with a gun, demanding money. The 17-year-old was working at A.C. Convenience Store on the 4000 block of Ventnor Avenue when a man came in with a mask on, Ahmed told BreakingAC. “He puts this plastic bag on the counter with a gun in it,” he said. “He tells me to put the money in the bag.” Ahmed
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A look at the Instagrammers who captured Tropicana shooting aftermath

Erik Fischetti was on a cigarette break outside Atlantic City’s Tropicana early Sunday morning when a man came up to him, lifted up his shirt and said, “They shot me.” “Instinctually, I took my phone out and started recording,” he said. The two subsequent videos he posted to Instagram garnered attention, along with lots of opinions. Some thanked Fischetti for getting police to the scene that seemed to be ignored by others nearby. But some
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