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Body camera video released in fatal Atlantic City police shooting

  WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office has released body camera footage showing the fatal shooting of an Atlantic City man by police. Timothy Deal, 32, was shot dead after he allegedly stabbed a police officer in what Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner has called an unprovoked attack. The injured officer, whose name has not been released, was part of a response to an unrelated hit-and-run in the 600 block of North Kentucky
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Legislation could help put New Jersey in the movies — and on TV

Legislation signed by the governor Tuesday could put a Hollywood spotlight on New Jersey. The Garden State Film and Digital Media Jobs Act provides film and television production companies with business and gross income tax credits for certain expenses incurred while filming in. The legislation counteracts former Gov. Chris Christie’s 2016 veto of these credits, which was blamed for loss of potential jobs and the opportunity to highlight the state. “In the past, South Jersey
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Atlantic City police officer rescues swimmer

An Atlantic City police officer rescued a boy caught in the water Thursday night. Officers Darrell Catanio and Jonathan Walsh responded to the car of a swimmer screaming for help just after 8 p.m. in the ocean off South Carolina Avenue, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The 10-year-old boy from Philadelphia had got his foot stuck in a wood groin and could not free himself, according to the report. The water was chest-high and waves were
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Teen struck by vehicle in Atlantic City

A pedestrian was taken to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle in Atlantic City on Monday morning, police confirmed. The teen was struck in the area of Kentucky and Arctic avenues, and was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. No details were immediately available. It is under investigation.
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Atlantic County men get 100-plus year sentences in triple murder

Two Atlantic County men will spend the rest of their lives in prison in the killing of three people in Essex County. Jimmy Mays, 35, of Egg Harbor Township, and Lavelle Davis, 37, of Galloway Township, went to Michael Davis’ Maplewood home looking for drugs and money in Jan. 29, 2017. The two ransacked the home, killed Michael Davis and a woman as they slept, and then tortured another man before killing him as well.
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Corrections officer indicted for smuggling drugs, tobacco into Southern State

A suspended Southern State corrections officer has been indicted on charges he helped smuggled drugs and tobacco into the Cumberland County facility, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced Friday. Steven Saunders, 50, of Camden, was suspended from his position as a senior correction officer since November, when he was arrested allegedly meeting with the girlfriend of a prisoner to get drugs to smuggle into him. Saunders was indicted this week on charges of official misconduct, bribery
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Man admits to armed robberies in Cumberland, Ocean and Salem counties

A Pennsylvania has admitted to three armed robberies in Cumberland, Ocean and Salem counties. Jeffrey Edmonds, 45, of Ridley Park, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle in Camden federal court Thursday to an information charging him with one count of Hobbs Act robbery, two counts of bank robbery and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said. Edmonds and Terrance Robinson,
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Pleasantville man charged with sexually assaulting teen

A Pleasantville man is accused of sexually assaulting a teen inside his car. Michael Rease, 28, was arrested Wednesday, two days after the alleged attack happened, police said. Atlantic City police were called to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus at 2:45 a.m. Monday for the report of a 15-year-old girl who had been sexually assaulted, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Rease was driving the victim when he parked the vehicle, forced her into the
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Man had loaded shotgun, pot in car, Atlantic City police say

An Atlantic City man was arrested Saturday after police allegedly found a loaded shotgun during a motor vehicle stop> David Preston, 43, was stopped by Officers Alberto Valles and Christopher Dodson at 12:45 a.m. in the area of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard and Mediterranean Avenue, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Preston immediately got out of his vehicle and started yelling at the officers before they approached, according to the report. Preston ignored multiple orders to get
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Rally calls for answers in fatal shooting of man by Atlantic City police

  Loved ones of a man who was fatally shot by police rallied outside the Public Safety Building demanding answers Sunday. Chants of “We fired up. We can’t take it no more” and “They know the deal, Timothy Deal,” were yelled in front of the police station less than 48 hours after Deal was shot dead after he allegedly stabbed an officer. Police were on a hit-and-run call in the 600 block of North Kentucky
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