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Death inside casino hotel room was suicide, prosecutor says

The death of one man and injury of a woman inside a casino hotel room has been determined to be a suicide and suicide attempt. Police were called to the room on the 37th floor of the Tropicana Casino and Resort on Tuesday night, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit was called to assist. The injured woman was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus, where her condition
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Man shot in Pleasantville

A man was shot in the leg in Pleasantville on Saturday night. Police were called to the 400 block of Elm Avenue at about 9:45 p.m. for reports of shots fired. Then that a man was wounded, Capt. Matt Hartman said. Hallie Fields, 38, was found with gunshot wound to the left thigh. The Pleasantville man was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus for his injury. No suspects were located. Violent Crimes Unit
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Tenure charges filed against Atlantic City principal cleared in criminal trial

An Atlantic City principal acquitted of stealing money mean for the school has now been brought up on tenure charges by the superintendent. LaKecia Hyman was found not guilty May 22, after she had been suspended without pay for 18 months in the matter. Hyman should have been given back her job and her back pay, said attorney Lou Barbone, who has filed paperwork for both. Barbone’s law partner, Ed Jacobs, was Hyman’s attorney at
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Atlantic City police investigating second shooting in less than 24 hours

An Atlantic City man was wounded Wednesday night in the city’s second shooting in less than 24 hours. The shooter is still being sought, but a man was arrested at the scene with a stolen gun, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The ShotSpotter audio gunshot-detection system alerted police to the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue near the Kentucky Fried Chicken. Officer Jonathan Walsh found several men fighting when he arrived at the scene and found one
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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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Man found dead inside vehicle in Atlantic City

A man was found dead inside a vehicle in Atlantic City early Thursday morning. Police were called to the 1000 block of Brigantine Boulevard at 5:32 a.m., for a 911 call reporting a man shot, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. The victim was identified Friday as Anthony Jordan, 28, who lived on Brigantine Boulevard. The Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call Major Crimes at 609–909–7666 or
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Woman dies from injuries days after Hamilton Township crash

A Mays Landing woman injured in a one-car crash last week has died of her injuries. and child were injured in a one-car crash on Old Egg Harbor Road on Friday morning. Laura Day, 34, was traveling south May 5 on Old Egg Harbor Road, when she lost control after passing another car just after 10 a.m., Hamilton Township police said. The car then went off the road into the southbound shoulder, striking a utility
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Pleasantville man arrested in shooting that damaged homes

A Pleasantville man was arrested Tuesday night, after two homes were damaged by gunfire. The homes included one on Franklin Boulevard, which had been struck a year ago, striking the woman in the foot as she held her infant grandson, police said. Police were called to Franklin and Washington Avenue at 7:21 p.m., by several people reporting shots had been fired, Capt. Matt Hartman said. Two homes had been struck and there were several shell
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