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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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Atlantic City council president contesting outcome of Democratic mayoral primary

Atlantic City Council’s president wants a recount and a recheck after winning the Democratic mayoral primary at the polls but losing via absentee ballots. Councilman Marty Small is alleging that votes were paid for and that former Atlantic City leader Craig Callaway was involved in telling people who to vote for on absentee ballots that led Councilman Frank Gilliam to victory. Meanwhile, Gilliam said he had hoped — with the primary over — the sides
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Pleasantville man charged in shooting that wounded Atlantic City man

A Pleasantville man has been charged with shooting a man in Atlantic City. John Gilmore, 34, was already in police custody when a warrant was issued for him Friday in the shooting last Sunday of Alexander Botchway. Botchway was found shot in the hand in the beach block of Ocean Avenue just after 11 p.m. June 4. He was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus, where he was treated and released. An investigation
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Atlantic City police seek suspect in sexual assault

Atlantic City police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman Tuesday afternoon. The 23-year-old victim was attacked at knife-point just after noon in the 1000 block of Drexel Avenue, she told police. The suspect is described as a 5-foot-8 black male in his late 20s to early 30s, weighing about 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants that were darker than the sweatshirt. Police are asking
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Teen stabbed in Pleasantville

A teenager was hospitalized after he was stabbed Friday afternoon waiting to pick his brother up from high school. “I don’t even know who he was,” Ibn Blackwell told BreakingAC in a phone call from his hospital room. “I passed out. I remember there was blood everywhere and I ended up here.” Video posted by someone on Facebook shows the 18-year-old Vineland High School senior wounded in the street. He was stabbed at 2:19 p.m. in the area of
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Ventnor woman who killed, cut up and moved husband loses appeal

An appellate jury this week upheld the conviction of a woman who killed her husband, cut him up and then took the body with her when she moved from the Hamilton Township home they shared. Loretta Doyle Burroughs, who will turn 66 next week, is serving a 55-year sentence for the killing of her husband, Daniel Burroughs, in 2007. She had told people he left her for a waitress in Florida. But, when investigators came
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Superior Court judge upholds lewdness conviction of Hammonton school employee

The lewdness conviction of a Hammonton school district employee was upheld in Atlantic County Superior Court last week. Michael P. Ryan, 51, was seen masturbating in a public parking lot in Hammonton on Sept. 11, 2011. But when an off-duty police officer from another town tried to stop him, Ryan drove off, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. The officer told people inside the South Jersey Laundry to call police, but Ryan couldn’t be found. Then, on Sept.
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Judge blocks Altantic City police layoffs but not contract cuts

Atlantic City police will avoid layoffs and extended workdays for now, a Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday. But the state can cut salaries, change overtime and health coverage, and not pay out more than $15,000 in terminal leave. Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez gave his 57-page ruling Tuesday, after six weeks. As with his decision in the Atlantic City fire union’s case, http://breakingac.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/ACPD-decision.pdfMendez found that laying off personnel before a final decision is made in the
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Mays Landing man charged in two burglaries

A Mays Landing man is charged with two burglaries after he was allegedly caught stealing from a vehicle parked in the Festival Mall parking lot. Elijah Thomas, 19, was walking through the lot when he found a vehicle with the window partially down, police said. He forced the window down, unlocked the door and took $5 and a pair of sunglasses. After he was arrested, Thomas was also questioned about the April 10 burglary of a
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