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Atlantic City man indicted in fatal stoning

A homeless man accused of stoning a man to death on New Year’s Eve and then putting his body into a trash can in Atlantic City was indicted this week. Thomas Green — known as “Partner” — was arrested hours after Ricky Ward’s body was found by a resident putting out the trash outside a home on the 1200 block of Adriatic Avenue. Ward, 52, was hit in the head multiple times with stones, according to the
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Second body of missing swimmer found in Atlantic City

The body of the teen boy who drowned trying to save his friend has been found. An Atlantic City resident walking on the beach Thursday morning found the teen’s body on Morris Avenue at 9:13 a.m., police said. Ramon Quinn, who would have turned 16 next week, jumped into the water last week when he saw his friend struggling, police have said. Kaliyah Hand, 16, also died in the incident. Her body was found by
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Man stabbed in Atlantic City

A man was stabbed in the arm just after midnight Thursday. The injury was not life-threatening, police said. The man was found injured in the area of South Boulevard and North Albany Avenue in the city’s Chelsea Heights section. His name was not released. Anyone with information is asked to cal police at 609-347-5766. Information may also be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411) beginning the text with ACPD.
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Body of missing Atlantic City swimmer found on beach in Margate

The body of 16-year-old Kaliyah Hand was found on the beach in Margate early Monday morning. A Margate police officer found the body at Jefferson Avenue, Atlantic City Sgt. Kevin Fair said. She was positively identified by Dr. Gerald Feigin of the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Officer. Hand was struggling in the water off Martin Luther King Boulevard when her friend, Ramon Quinn, 15, jumped in to save her. Both teens went under before rescue
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Recount coming for Atlantic City Democratic mayoral primary

Atlantic City’s Democratic mayoral primary will get a recount and recheck on Monday. Atlantic City Council President Marty Small contested the election in court Friday, questioning the mail-in ballots that gave opponent Frank Gilliam a 372-count victory. That came despite Small winning by 100 votes at the polls and having 13 more provisional ballots cast for him over fellow Councilman Gilliam. Small argued that the mail-in vote should generally follow the poll totals. But Gilliam took
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Atlantic City police investigating second shooting in less than 24 hours

An Atlantic City man was wounded Wednesday night in the city’s second shooting in less than 24 hours. The shooter is still being sought, but a man was arrested at the scene with a stolen gun, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The ShotSpotter audio gunshot-detection system alerted police to the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue near the Kentucky Fried Chicken. Officer Jonathan Walsh found several men fighting when he arrived at the scene and found one
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Some medical records unavailable as part of investigation into EHT doctor

The investigation into Dr. James Kauffman means some of his patients’ medical files are temporarily unavailable. But, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said “every effort is being made to complete the investigative process as quickly and efficiently as possible.” “Any files that are deemed to have no evidential value will be returned as soon as is practicable,” Tyner said in a written statement. “Those files that are kept as evidence shall be copied and those
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Dr. Kauffman to stay jailed pending detention hearing Monday

The widower of a local radio host killed five years ago will stay jailed at least until Monday. Dr. James Kauffman was arrested Tuesday morning after he allegedly brandished a gun at law enforcement officers serving a search warrant at his Egg Harbor Township office. He currently faces weapons charges, although the prosecutor said the investigation is ongoing. At Kauffman’s first appearance Wednesday, defense attorney Ed Jacobs unsuccessfully argued to either have his client released
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Pleasantville man drowns in Hamilton quarry

A Pleasantville man drowned Monday night, trying to swim to a sandbar in a Hamilton Township quarry, police said. Several people were at the quarry off Thelma Avenue, when Lenyn Mercedes-Payamps, 23, started to falter in the water, witnesses said. A friend tried to rescue him, but was unsuccessful. Police were called to the scene at 6:18 p.m., and members of the Hamilton and Brigantine dive teams searched the area with help from a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter
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Dr. James Kauffman arrested at EHT office on weapons offenses

Dr. James Kauffman was arrested after allegedly brandishing a gun when law enforcement came to search his Egg Harbor Township office Tuesday morning. “He was very unstable,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Kauffman “waved the weapon in a threatening manner” as well as threatening to kill himself. The widower of slain radio host April Kauffman was taken into custody after a 45-minute standoff with police. A hostage negotiator was “able to talk him off the
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