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Bayview alligator was first an Atlantic City rap video star

An alligator found swimming in a dirty Atlantic City motel pool captured attention when police raided the place earlier this month. The Bayview Inn & Suites allegedly was the home of a drug-trafficking leader and is set for demolition. Where the owner is has been a mystery. How the alligator got there is also not clear. What he was doing there — at least for a short time — seems to be as video prop.
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Bayview Inn owner previously convicted in deadly 2005 fire at another of his motels

The owner of a troubled Atlantic City motel was  convicted in a deadly fire at another of his motels a dozen years ago, BreakingAC has learned. Randhir Maisuria owns the Bayview Inn & Suites, which is set for demolition if he doesn’t fix a multitude of problems by Monday. The Albany Avenue motel just off Exit 2 of the Atlantic City Expressway was the target of a raid last Monday and a fire a few
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‘I watched this video knowing I would be watching my nephew’s death…’

Funny. Bold. At times, charming with the ladies. That’s how Kevin Watson remembers his nephew. For many others, Antoquan Watson is just a suspect on a video who led police on an 11-minute, four-city car chase that ended in a shootout with him dead on the street. But, as people call him names or even laugh at the outcome, Kevin Watson wants to remind them that this was someone who was loved. “I noticed so
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Video of fatal police chase only tells part of the story

Elvis Nunez didn’t know March 27, 2014, would be his last day of work. The Pleasantville officer wasn’t even scheduled for duty that day. He was at the station to go over a case when a call came in that a man who brandished a gun at a restaurant had fled police. Nunez hopped in the department’s only car with a working dashboard camera, and joined the chase as it headed down the Black Horse
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Prosecutor releases video from fatal 2014 police chase, shooting

  Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner has released dashboard camera video of a fatal police shooting after a Supreme Court ruling earlier this month made it public. Antoquan Watson, 27, led police on an 11-minute chase from Pleasantville through three towns on March 27, 2014. The chase began when police were called to La Escondida II Restaurant in Pleasantville, where Watson was seen with a gun, muttering to himself. It ended when Watson crashed at
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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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