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Police rescue man threatening to jump from garage

A man threatening to jump from a casino garage was rescued Monday morning. The unnamed man was sitting on the 10th-floor rail of Caesars’ parking garage for about an hour. Negotiators were called to the scene. Sgt. Joseph Falcone talked to the man for almost two hours, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. He can be seen in video posted on Facebook as the man swings his legs, and even changing position. Falcone appears to be inching
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Police body cam shows assemblywoman’s arrest for DWI

A state assemblywoman is shown cursing police during her DWI arrest earlier this year. The footage obtained by The Trentonian was taken after Republican Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg — whose district includes Hammonton — was rear-ended in Mount Laurel on April 28. The video begins with Rodriguez-Gregg apologizing and expressing frustration at being rear-ended by “(expletives) who can’t drive… to be drunken (expletives).” She then becomes angry when the officer asks about the smell of marijuana
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Whelan’s service, integrity and humor remembered at memorial service

Hundreds came through Boardwalk Hall on Thursday to say goodbye to former Atlantic City mayor and state senator Jim Whelan. The “shoobie” who became a native son to his adopted hometown left Atlantic City a legacy that will last for generations, said those who spoke at his memorial service. “He just wanted to help and do the right thing,” Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo said. “The state of New Jersey is a better place because of Jim
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Legislation would rename Boardwalk Hall in honor of Whelan

Hundreds are expected to pay their respects to Jim Whelan at Boardwalk Hall on Thursday. Now, legislation has been introduced to name the famed Atlantic City landmark after one of the city’s biggest cheerleaders. Senate President Steve Sweeney and Sen. Raymond Lesniak announced plans Wednesday to introduce legislation for “Senator Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall. Whelan, 68, died in his Chelsea Heights home Aug. 22, after more than three decades in public service, including three terms
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Man threatening ‘suicide by cop’ at A.C. parole office leaves unharmed

A man who ransacked a parole office in Atlantic City and asked for “suicide by cop,” was talked out of the building unharmed Thursday. Police were called the New Jersey State Parole Office on the first block of south Pennsylvania Avenue just after 3 p.m. for an agitated man, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Officers found the man in an office that he had ransacked, Fair said. The unnamed man — who Fair confirmed is on
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Police catch dirt-biker who injured woman in Pleasantville hit-and-run

A teenager has been arrested in the Pleasantville dirt bike crash that injured a woman standing on a sidewalk last month. The 17-year-old from Pleasantville is charged with assault by auto and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash with serious bodily injury. Police have been looking for the teen since Aug. 5, when he drove onto the sidewalk on Main Street near West Jersey Avenue and struck Elza Jeanty-Excellent, 27, of Galloway Township. Video
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Rapper, alligator owner ordered held pending trial in armed home invasions

Three Atlantic County homes were targeted in violent home invasions to steal money and drugs, according to the state’s charges. Sean Temple and Ba’shawn Whitted-Scott were ordered jailed until trial Wednesday, after the judge heard details of their alleged crimes, including threatening a woman and her three juvenile children with a gun inside their Egg Harbor Township home on Aug. 11. The woman told police she “believed these men are very capable of killing her
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Two teens arrested for throwing rocks at cars, injuring two people

Two teens were arrested for allegedly throwing rocks that struck 10 cars and injured two people on the Atlantic City Expressway. The boy and girl — both 14 —threw large rocks onto the highway from July 9 through Aug. 23 from Kali Drive in Winslow Township, a six-week investigation by State Police found. Witnesses saw the teens gathering rocks in that area Friday, police said. Winslow Township police along with State Police and detectives came
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Man stabbed in Atlantic City

Atlantic City police are investigating a stabbing that injured one man Wednesday night The wounded man was seen walking from a parking lot adjacent to Michigan and Baltic avenues, police said. The investigation is ongoing. The victim was rushed to the hospital with possible serious stab wounds. His condition was pending medical evaluation. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 609-347-5766 or Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234. Information may also be texted anonymously to
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Pleasantville man faces five years in prison on drug and gun charges

A Pleasantville man pleaded guilty Friday to multiple gun charges and drug charges. Keith S. Allen faces five years in prison serving all five years under the plea agreement,  Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Police were called to the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino on Aug. 19, 2016, after a housekeeper found about 454 wax packets of heroin along with marijuana and cocaine. The room was registered to Allen. Later that day, officers pulled
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