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Patients line up on last day to get files from Dr. Kauffman’s office

Patients of a jailed Egg Harbor Township doctor met packed parking and a long line at his office Friday, the last day they could pick up their files. Dr. James Kauffman has been jailed since June 13, when he pulled a gun and threatened to shoot himself when investigators came to his office with a search warrant in an ongoing health fraud case. Judge Bernard DeLury ordered Kauffman detained pending trial, following a hearing in
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Wharton forest fire brings smoke to Atlantic County

A large Burlington County forest fire has many in Atlantic County seeing and smelling smoke. The fire burning more than 1,000 acres of Wharton State Forest is contained but not under control, officials say. People are being cautioned to stay away from the area for their safety and to allow those working the fire full access. All trails are closed, along with the Mullica River, Lower Forge, Hawkins Bridge, Buttonwood Hill and Godfrey Bridge campgrounds,
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Man wanted in Pleasantville arrested with drugs in EHT

A man wanted on weapons charges was arrested inside an Egg Harbor Township motel room Friday, allegedly with various drugs. Nathaniel Parks, 33, was served the warrant out of Pleasantville while at the Ramada Limited on the Black Horse Pike in the township’s West Atlantic City section. Inside the room, police found two bundles of heroin, approximately 12 grams of cocaine, Xanax pills and drug paraphernalia, Lt. Robert Gray said. Parks was charged by Egg
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Police investigating possible crime against children in Pleasantville

Pleasantville police have confirmed they are investigating an incident where two children were possibly victims. Police are releasing little information about the case due to the sensitive nature and involvement of other agencies. The allegations claim an 11-year-old and 13-year-old are the victims, police said. A posting making the rounds on social media has targeted a man, but police say there is no information being released on any suspect at this time. Law enforcement warns
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Margate gets federal subpoena as employees’ prescription costs quadruple

Margate appears to be at the center of a federal investigation into prescription plans, according to a report by NBC10. The station found that a federal subpoena the city received last month asked for a list of all police, fire and city employees whose health insurance plans include Express Scripts, Medco and/or NJ Direct. The subpoena does not say why, and authorities aren’t commenting. “I’m hoping that we get to the bottom of this quickly
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Atlantic City residents will see more than promised 5 percent savings

Atlantic City residents will see more than the 5 percent tax decrease promised them, Mayor Don Guardian said. But less than two hours before presenting the budget to City Council on Tuesday night, he couldn’t say exactly what the average homeowner’s new bill will look like. Still fully under state control, it will be the Local Finance Board — which will get the budget presentation Wednesday — that will have the final word. Residents will
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Jim Whelan recovering from surgery

State Sen. Jim Whelan is recovering in a Pennsylvania hospital after surgery Tuesday morning. Whelan was at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital to have a growth removed from his kidney, he said in a statement released to media Tuesday. “The operation was successful and he is expected to be released before the end of the week,” according to the release. “The doctors are optimistic that there will be a full recovery in a matter of
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Three teens arrested in Atlantic City robbery

Three teens were arrested after a man was assaulted and his bike stolen in Atlantic City. The 45-year-old Atlantic City man told police that the boys also tried to steal his wallet in the attack in the area of California and Fairmount avenues at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Officers Anthony Aloisi and Hector Reyes responded and were able to find the three 16-year-olds — one from Pleasantville, one from Egg Harbor Township and one from Egg
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Man arrested in stabbing on blueberry farm

A Florida man was arrested Wednesday in a stabbing at the Atlantic Blueberry farm in Mays Landing. Jose Morales, 27, also from Florida, suffered multiple lacerations in his left upper arm in during a fight June 24, police said. An investigation identified the suspect as Obner Sales-Luis, 20. On Wednesday, Sales-Luis was found on a farm in Hammonton, where he was arrested without incident. He is charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon and
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Manco & Manco owner appeals tax-evasion sentence two years after pleading guilty

The owner of a landmark shore pizzeria company has appealed his sentence in a tax-evasion case, two years after pleading guilty. Manco & Manco’s owner Charles Bangle admitted to failing to report more than quarter-million dollars in taxable income on July 2, 2015. But as the second anniversary of that day passed, Bangle has yet to serve a day in prison. Instead, he spent the weekend celebrating the grand opening of a new mega Manco
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