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Video of Wildwood beach arrest sparks Internal Affairs investigation

The video arrest on the Wildwood beach that has garnered thousands of views on social media is now at the center of an Internal Affairs investigation. The video shows officers trying to put a 20-year-old Philadelphia woman in handcuffs on the beach. “Stop resisting,” a woman can be heard saying over and over as the incident is captured with several beachgoers looking on. “I’m not resisting,” Emily Weinman can be heard saying. Weinman posted the
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Suicidal man rescued in attempt to jump from expressway overpass

An effort between civilians and rescue workers helped stop a suicidal man from jumping off the Atlantic City Expressway overpass early Friday morning. TaShona Sparkmon would never be coming home from work just before 1 a.m. And she definitely wouldn’t be taking the Atlantic City Expressway. But a series of events Thursday led her past the exit near Franklin Boulevard just in time to see the man as he climbed the gate in an attempt
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April Kauffman died hours before her husband said he left for work, pathologist found

A noted pathologist put April Kauffman’s time of death hours before her husband said he left for work the morning she was killed, according to a letter he sent to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office in 2012. The office reached out to Dr. Michael Baden, perhaps the highest profile medical examiner in the country, days after Kauffman was killed inside her Linwood home May 10, 2012. He offered a startling conclusion: Kauffman died at about
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Details of compounding drug fraud case and blood-collection kickbacks found in Kauffman affidavit

The warrant to search Dr. James Kauffman’s office gives insight into a multimillion dollar prescription fraud case that involved several public employees. There is also information about kickbacks Kauffman may have gotten from a blood collection operation. To date, 19 people have pleaded guilty in federal court to compounding fraud, including firefighters from Margate and Atlantic City, and a Margate doctor. The compounding cases represent about $50 million in fraudulent charges. While the accompanying public
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Kauffman affidavit tells tale of burner phone and other alleged crimes

April Kauffman was killed to protect more than an Oxycontin ring, an affidavit in the case against her husband shows. The veterans advocate and local radio host was attempting to use the knowledge of her husband’s illicit scheme to “leverage a financially beneficial divorce,” according to the sealed 69-page search warrant affidavit obtained by a reporter working for BreakingAC. A burner phone appears to have been used to plot her killing, and perhaps the underlying
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Recording artist has special message for Galloway mom who lost her daughter

Lisa Jackson had the perfect song to tell her daughter how she felt about her. The song “Why I Love You” by MAJOR perfectly captured the mother’s love for her little girl. Just before 4-year-old Antonia Miles passed away last week from Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, an inoperable brain tumor, Jackson tried to put a video montage of her daughter together to the song, but was unable to do it. “I used to play this
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Teen arrested in Atlantic City car chase is ‘another child the system failed,’ mom says

The teen who allegedly that allegedly led Atlantic City police on a three-town chase in a stolen car had a history of running from trouble, BreakingAC has learned. The 16-year-old, whose name is not being released due to his age, had twice cut off his ankle bracelet while on release and twice ran from a group home, his mother said. The woman, whose name is being withheld to protect the minor’s identity, said she has
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Juvenile system failed Atlantic City teen charged as adult, grandmother says

Ronda Lampkin has shed tears on both sides of violence. In 2011, her 19-year-old son was fatally shot inside a car as he and friends drove down the White Horse Pike in Galloway Township. No one has ever been charged. Now, her 16-year-old grandson  is indicted for attempted murder in the Sept. 19, 2016, shooting of 20-year-old Shakeem Roberts in Atlantic City. Teen arrested in shooting that wounded Atlantic City man An Atlantic City teen
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Law keeps public in dark about what happens to juvenile offenders

A 17-year-old charged with killing an Egg Harbor Township teen last month is free on an ankle bracelet, BreakingAC has confirmed. But officials have been quiet about the move since it happened weeks ago, muted by the restraints of the juvenile system. Minors charged with crimes — even violent ones — are protected under the law. Officials are not allowed to comment, regardless of the seriousness of the crime. Only if they are successfully waived
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Key witness in Kauffman case is Pagan who made a deal

Snitch. That’s the nicest word Andrew Glick’s former Pagan Motorcycle Club mates have to say about him. The Egg Harbor Township man outed himself as a key witness in the state’s April Kauffman case in an interview with the Toronto Star published Thursday. But it’s not news to the Pagans, or anyone who has seen the paperwork in the case. Glick — who was known as Chef — is the only name in the affidavits
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