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NJ Transit’s answers still leave questions for those losing Atlantic City Rail Line

Ashlie Jefferson and her husband moved to Absecon three years ago because it was the perfect location for the couple’s jobs. Jefferson’s husband is a carpenter with deep connections in Atlantic County. She is a clinical research coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania. Their new home was close to the train station, making it easy for her to get to work in Philadelphia five days a week. But NJ Transit’s upcoming months-long closure of the
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Atlantic City man sentenced to 17 years in sexual assaults of four young children

An Atlantic City man who admitted to sexually assaulting four children young than 10 was sentenced to 17 years in prison Friday. Adan Otero, 27, was deemed a “repetitive and compulsive” offender in an evaluation at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Avenel found, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Avenel is a correctional facility that deals with sex offenders. He must serve at least 85 percent of his term under the No Early Release
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Mays Landing man who admitted killing good Samaritan sentenced to 13 years in prison

A Mays Landing man who admitted to fatally punching a man who tried to stop him from hitting his girlfriend was sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announced Monday. Calvin Wiggins, 24, previously pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the death of 55-year-old John Charlton, who was heralded as a good Samaritan for coming to the woman’s aid. Wiggins was allegedly hitting his girlfriend Nov. 2, 2017, along Route
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Barbecue celebrates sign ups for Atlantic City’s youngest students

The Head Start program has openings in Atlantic City for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. A registration barbecue will be held Monday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Gateway Head Start Early Education Center at 1433 Bacharach Boulevard in Atlantic City. Services are free for eligible children. Parents need to bring their proof of income and their child’s birth certificate. For more information, call 609-487-4540 or go to the website HERE.
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Two Atlantic City merchants arrested for selling more than $1 million in fake merchandise

  Two men were arrested and more than $1 million worth of counterfeit designer products seized from Atlantic City Boardwalk stores Thursday. Mohammad Usman and Kashif Ansari are accused of selling the mock merchandise at several stores on the Boardwalk. The stores were searched Thursday, following a two-month investigation led by the Interstate Theft South Unit. The Atlantic City Metro Task Force Unit, Homeland Security Investigation – Cherry Hill Office, and Atlantic City Police Department
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‘Substantial heroin dealer’ from Pleasantville sentenced to 10 years in prison

A Pleasantville man who police said had guns and more than $140,000 in drugs in his shed was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday. Terrance Harris, 39, will have to serve three years before he is eligible for parole. A joint investigation by the Atlantic City Task Force and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations led to his arrest last year, when then-Attorney General Christopher Porrino called him “a significant distributor of heroin in the Atlantic
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EHT man alive after self-inflicted arrow to head

An Egg Harbor Township resident was injured after he took an arrow to the head in a self-inflicted wound using a crossbow. Police were called to the area of Poplar Avenue between Sturbridge Court and Brettwood Drive at 9:50 p.m., Sgt. John Heim told BreakingAC. When officers arrived on scene, the found the 21-year-old man conscious and talking with an arrow lodged in his head, according to the report. The arrow entered one side of
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Man allegedly threw loaded gun into a car as he fled Atlantic City police

A Florida man allegedly threw a gun into an open car window as he ran from Atlantic City police, and then assaulted an officer at the hospital. Officers Janicquea Harold and Matthew Stollenwerk were on foot patrol in the 1700 block of Atlantic Avenue at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday, when they saw Kareem Griffith make a drug deal in front of a convenience store, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Griffith started to walk away as the officers
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January murder trial set in 2015 killing

DeVonte Molley would have turned 26 on Wednesday. Instead, his mother and aunts sat in a courtroom hearing what parts of his alleged killers’ statements to detectives will not be allowed at trial. Molley was found shot in the stomach at about 10:45 p.m. Dec. 21, 2015, inside a room at the Baymont Inn & Suites Atlantic City . Sterling Spence, Maurice Burgess and Charles Wynn are charged with felony murder in the case. They
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Toms River man admits to distributing child pornography online

A Toms River man pleaded guilty to distributing images of child sexual abuse using a social media application. David Nelson, 44, admitted to using Kik Messenger as “candiceloan1995” to transmit 26 images of child pornography to another user between Oct. 24 and Oct. 26, 2017, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Wednesday. Nelson also admitted to being the administrator for multiple Kik chat rooms in which child pornography was shared and discussed. His account was discovered
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