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Man arrested with Harborfields escapee in Atlantic City was wanted on traffic warrants

One of two men arrested in Atlantic City with Harborfields fugitive Michael Huggins was wanted on traffic warrants, police said. Huggins, 18, was one of four teens who escaped the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center last Wednesday. The other three, all still minors, were arrested in Bridgeton, Huggins’ hometown. Huggins was captured Thursday morning in an Atlantic City apartment just a block from City Hall. At the time, two other men were seen being taken into
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Atlantic City’s troubled Bayview may get a second chance with new owner

A troubled Atlantic City motel may be getting a second chance. The Bayview Inn & Suites ended the summer with a drug raid that featured an alligator and two suspicious fires. The mostly absent owner kept making promises to the city, but not following through. With that, Randhir Maisuria was given a final deadline or demolition would start Nov. 12. The building is still standing. But the owner is about to change, said the city’s
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Judge to decide whether to dismiss Kauffman weapons indictment

James Kauffman was arrested June 13, after he pulled a gun when law enforcement came to serve a search warrant at his practice on Ocean Heights Avenue. But what he did with the gun and the intent behind it was at the center of a motion argued by his defense Friday. The details of how Kauffman used the gun along with certain exceptions to the gun statute were misrepresented to the grand jurors who handed
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Defendant now charged with aggravated manslaughter after Good Samaritan dies

A Good Samaritan who was knocked unconscious while trying to stop a domestic assault has died. John Charlton, 55, passed away peacefully Sunday, his brother told BreakingAC. The man accused of striking him is now charged with aggravated manslaughter, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announced late Monday. “I am glad it is raining today,” Charlton’s brother Christopher wrote in a Facebook post Monday. “It will hide the tears of pain and anger that I feel
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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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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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