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Off-duty sheriff’s officer helps save man from ocean

An off-duty Atlantic County sheriff’s officer helped rescue a Philadelphia man from the ocean this weekend. Officer David Nguyen was in Atlantic City at about 2 p.m. Sunday when he saw a man slip and fall off the jetty at Vermont Avenue, Undersheriff Mike Petuskey said. Nguyen and a Mr. Ramon ran to the end of the jetty but couldn’t find the victim, according to the report. As they were looking a wave dropped them
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Atlantic City officer revives newborn baby

An Atlantic City officer revived a baby born at a home late Saturday, police said. Officers Robert Reynolds and George Mancuso were called to the 200 block of Atlantic Avenue just before 11 p.m. for a report of a woman who had just given birth, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The officers arrived to find the 22-year-old woman in the bathroom with the baby still attached to his mother by the umbilical cord, Fair said. Reynolds
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Four teens help reunite Pleasantville 5-year-old with family

Four teens were able to help a little boy find his way home early Tuesday morning, police said. The 5-year-old was walking outside by himself at about 1 a.m. Tarence Walker, 18, and Donovan Walker, Akeem Walker and Dominic Brown, all 17, saw the boy walking on New Road around Woodland Avenue, and called police, according to the report. They then stayed with the little boy until officers arrived, and helped in finding where the
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Dozens come out for Atlantic City’s first community walk of summer

Atlantic City’s first Community Walk of the summer had one of the biggest turnouts yet, organizers said. About 60 residents, officers and prosecutors joined together to march through the neighborhoods as part of a community outreach that began five years ago. “What we’re trying to do is increase relationships between the community and law enforcement,” said Councilman Kaleem Shabazz, one of the first organizers. But now, the walks are looking to expand to give people
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Season’s first Atlantic City Community Walk is Tuesday night

Atlantic City will begin its annual summer Community Walks on Tuesday evening. Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner, Atlantic City Police Chief Henry White, along with members of their offices will be at the event, started by the Atlantic County Coalition for a Safe Community. “Community Walks are just like planting a seed,” Tyner said. “And when you water the seed and nurture it, you can then return to the community, build relationships and it grows into
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Local law enforcement carries a torch for the Special Olympics

Photos courtesy of Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Atlantic City Police Department and Middle Township police Throughout the state law enforcement welcomed the Special Olympics on Friday with the Torch Run. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office had their own Olympian with Northfield resident Chelsea Cummings. The 25-year-old who works at the Northfield Wawa has participated in the games for the past five years, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. Cummings’ favorite event is the freestyle.
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Atlantic County students take top prizes for PSA’s against underage drinking

    A Pleasantville seventh-grader won an Atlantic County contest to get the message out against underage drinking. Mariha Samapti, a student at Pleasantville Middle School, took first prize in the Join Together Atlantic County contest to make a public service announcement to help the group’s mission “to prevent, reduce and/or delay substance use among youth of Atlantic County in a long-term and sustainable manner.” The image is of a car crashed into a tree
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The South Jersey Kennedys bring home latest addition

The newest Kennedy came home to Brigantine on what would have been his great-uncle’s 101st birthday. Patrick and Amy Kennedy welcomed their fifth child Monday at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Mainland Campus in Galloway Township. On Tuesday, the baby went home with his two older brothers and two older sisters. “As we reflect on the tragedies of the past, Amy and I are hopeful that this child will know a more compassionate, connected world –
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BreakingAC debuts new series highlighting local YouTubers

Residents are finding their voice — and a following — on YouTube. Local channels offer a little bit of everything, from web series to make-up tutorials to weather and sports and everything in between. Whether it’s to highlight their musical talents or share their inner thoughts, they all show a passion for what they post. Starting next week, BreakingAC will be highlighting a different YouTuber each week. A story will introduce the YouTuber and a
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Community comes out to help pack purses for area women in need

  Automne Bennett and Indra Owens were hoping to help 600 of the area’s women in need. But an outpouring of support has them easily exceeding that number as their Princess Inc. prepares to hand out purses filled with essentials to any women in need this weekend. They have more than 850 purses that will be filled and 120 wallets, Owens said Monday. Th #PackYourPurse event will run from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at
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