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Atlantic City woman caught burglarizing two blocks of vehicles

  A woman was arrested on multiple car burglaries after Atlantic City police found her inside a vehicle she was burglarizing. Officers Anthony Alosi and Michael Oldroyd responded to the 500 block of Trenton Avenue at just before 6 a.m. Monday for the report of a car burglary, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. As they responded they got a second report on the 400 block, with the caller telling police that the suspect was still inside
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Atlantic City arts garage celebrates Africa’s beauty with new exhibit

Atlantic City’s African American Heritage Museum is celebrating Black History Month with a loving and artistic look at Africa. The section of the Noyes Arts Garage in Atlantic City celebrates African-American history all year. But “Back from Mother Africa” is this year’s exhibit for February. “Here in Atlantic City we have something different,” Ralph E. Hunter Sr. told SNJ Today. “We’re just opening a brand new exhibit here (that) opens for Black History Month.” Hunter
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Couple admits to forcing teen into prostitution

A Burlington County man pleaded guilty to forcing a 17-year-old girl into prostitution. His girlfriend previously pleaded guilty in the case. Christopher White, 20, of Eastampton, and Adria Regn, 28, of Mount Holly, used nude photos of the girl to advertise “escort” services on Backpage.com, according to the charges. The girl came to a hotel in Burlington County thinking she was going to baby sit for Regn’s two young children, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said.
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House, car struck by gunfire in Atlantic City

A house and car were struck by gunfire in Atlantic City on Friday night. The 7 p.m. shooting was the first of four shots fired calls police dealt with overnight. There were no reported injuries. One person was taken into custody but no details have been released at this time. The first was in the 400 block of N. North Carolina Avenue. At least one round went through a house, but no one was injured,
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Passenger had $320 worth of meth during traffic stop, State Police say

A Millville man was arrested with $320 worth of methamphetamine during a traffic stop, State Police said. Michael Franchetta, 30, was the passenger in a pickup truck was stopped for a traffic violation at 2:23 a.m. Tuesday in Upper Township, according to the report. During the stop, troopers found Franchetta had meth and marijuana, police said. He was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of maijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic
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Atlantic City shooting was one in series of gang retaliation, prosecutor says

An Atlantic City man charged in the shooting of a 19-year-old last month was ordered detained this week. Azaiah Grisom, also 19, was arrested Jan. 25, in connection to a Dec. 5 shooting in Atlantic City. The shooting was one in a series of gang-related retaliatory shootings, according to information released in court. Grisom is charged with serious bodily injury aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm for an unlawful
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Atlantic City man arrested in stabbing

  An Atlantic City man was arrested after allegedly stabbing a man during an argument Thursday. The 55-year-old victim told police that he and Reginald Woodley got into an altercation in the area of Tennessee and Atlantic avenues, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Woodley then stabbed the unnamed victim, who walked to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's City Campus, Fair said. The wounds were not considered life-threatening. Officer Anthony Casale came interviewed the victim at the hospital around
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Fire engulfs three-story Atlantic City home

Atlantic City firefighters battled a large blaze Thursday afternoon. The third floor of the home at 10 N. Texas Ave. was fully involved when firefighters arrived, said Fire Chief Scott Evans, who was on the scene. This story is developing.
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Uptown School food becomes issue for parents

Some Atlantic City parents are concerned after their children reported bugs in the food at the Uptown School Complex. “Our kids are supposed to be taken care of while in school and they aren’t eating because bugs are in their food,” parent Linda Rodriguez wrote in a Facebook post. But school officials insist those reports are false. “We had the Atlantic City Health Department come to the school, and gave us a clean bill of
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Atlantic City man had $20,000 worth of cocaine in his motel room, police say

An Atlantic City man had about $20,000 worth of cocaine in his motel room, police said. Donnell Parker, 51, was the target of an ongoing investigation, and had an active warrant, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. He was the passenger in a car stopped at 2:49 p.m. Tuesday, and was found with six grams of cocaine and $1,700 in cash, according to the report. After the arrest, detectives got a warrant to search Parker’s motel room
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