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Ex-Atlantic City school principal acquitted in theft of funds

The former principal of the Uptown Complex School in Atlantic City was acquitted this afternoon of stealing more than $10,000 in money meant for the school. Lekecia Hyman  broke down in tears as the second not guilty on the two charges was read, ending a more than three-year-long ordeal. She then hugged her attorney, Ed Jacobs. Hyman was suspended with pay in February 2014, after more than $10,000 in fund-raising money for the school was
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Former Atlantic City worker gets three years for stealing All Wars money

The former building coordinator for Atlantic City’s All Wars Memorial Building who admitted to stealing money meant to rent meeting rooms was sentenced to probation Friday. William Hadley, 56, of Egg Harbor Township, was given three years of probation and must repay the city $3,350. He also had to surrender his job. Hadley admitted that he took money orders from five residents who were renting rooms at the Adriatic Avenue building known to many as
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Man who impregnated EHT preteen sentenced to 20 years in prison

A registered sex offender was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl that resulted in her becoming pregnant. Joseph Anthony Caracciolo was known to the 12-year-old victim as Joe Crillo when he lured her into a sexual relationship, including taking her across state lines. But the then-48-year-old man was really named Caracciolo, and was a registered sex offender in the state of California. The Egg Harbor Township police
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Man indicted in fatal stabbing of ex-girlfriend in Atlantic City

A Ventnor man accused of fatally stabbing his former girlfriend in a vicious attack inside her Atlantic City home was indicted Wednesday. Jose Lopez, 52, was indicted on nine charges, including murder, attempted murder, armed robbery and carjacking. Police arrived at North Harrisburg Avenue at about 8 p.m. Feb. 18, and found Mark Richart stabbed outside. Inside her home, Bessy Blanco, 54, was dead, stabbed so brutally that her arm was cut off, according to those close
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Charges dismissed against man indicted twice in 2012 Mulllica killing

Charges have been dismissed against a man twice indicted for murder in the 2012 killing of a Mullica Township man. Michael Castro spent 16 months in jail after he was arrested in 2013, accused of killing John Kingsbury, 77, during an alleged robbery attempt at the man’s home. Castro was charged with murder, two counts of burglary, passing bad checks and weapons offenses. A defense motion to dismiss was set to be heard next week, but
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Atlantic City man who sent sexual images to children gets 12 years in prison

An Atlantic City man accused of sending sexual images to children in eight states was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday, under a plea agreement. Sherman Miller, now 50, was already a convicted sex offender when he was arrested last year for sending sexually explicit images of himself from Atlantic City to a juvenile victim in Texas. After his arrest Feb. 4, 2016, further investigation found that Miller had sent children ranging from 9
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Man convicted of Galloway sexual assault sentenced to 18 years in prison

A man convicted of the sexual assault of a Galloway Township inside her home was sentenced to 18 years in prison Friday. Patric Reed-Price, 28, was found guilty of sneaking into the home of the woman before 10 p.m. July 10, 2015, and waiting for her to come home. He then threatened the victim with a knife and sexually assaulted her. Police were called to the home for the report of a disturbance, and heard
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Member of ’72 Dolphins sentenced in A.C. assault

Henry Stuckey doesn’t talk much about his time in the NFL. Or his part as a backup during the Miami Dolphins’ perfect season in 1972. But it got brought up in court Friday as he was sentenced to three years’ probation for an assault in Atlantic City, where he has lived several years. Stuckey, 67, said he was in fear when he got into a struggle with William Jasper last July at the Baltic Plaza,
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Man accused of sexually assaulting Atlantic City girls 6 and 10

A man accused of sexually assaulting two young girls and threatening to kill one if she told was ordered held until trial Thursday. Norberto Gonzalez, 21, was discovered to be molesting the girls — ages 6 and 10 — after the relative he was living with in Atlantic City discovered him coming out of the 10-year-old’s bedroom on May 5, Assistant Prosecutor Danielle Buckley said during a detention hearing before Superior Court Judge Bernard DeLury.
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Egg Harbor Township man sentenced to 20 years in 2013 home invasion, attempted murder

An Egg Harbor Township man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday in a 2013 home invasion of a 92-year-old man who was stabbed in the attack. Charles Sweetman was found stabbed inside his home in the Tower East Mobile Home Park just before 9 a.m. Dec. 17, 2013. The suspect left in Sweetman’s car. His neighbor Robert Bilhardt was later arrested and charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, armed burglary, burglary while attempting
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