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EHC school deemed safe after bomb threat

A bomb threat at the Egg Harbor City Community School turned out to be false, police said. Students were evacuated Thursday morning after the threat came in. Atlantic County Sheriff’s K-9 Officers Tonya Perednas with her partner Dyno and Joseph Kleinow with his partner Max responded to the school, and checked the building for any threats, police said. Nothing was found. Police lauded the schools students and staff “for their quick or orderly evacuation,” and
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Pleasantville man charged in killing of Atlantic City grandmother

A Pleasantville man is in jail on charges of murder and weapons possession in the brutal killing of an Atlantic City woman. Mark Huff, 54, was arrested Monday in the killing of Vernell Vance. Vance was found bludgeoned behind 21 S. Tennessee Ave., just a block from a planned business revitalization. Huff maintains his innocent, public defender Scott Sherwood said Tuesday, after Huff’s first appearance via video from the Atlantic County Justice Facility. The man
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Firearm was recovered near murder suspect killed by police, Cumberland prosecutor says

The suspect in a Camden County murder investigation was killed by police in Millville on Saturday, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said. Jose Pietri, 55, was wanted in a shooting that killed a man in Winslow Township and wounded a woman. Derek White, 47, was found fatally shot inside a Winslow Township residence early Saturday morning. A 26-year-old woman was seriously wounded, and is being treated at a nearby hospital, according to the Camden County
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Woman accused in deadly stabbing of Atlantic City couple will have a detention hearing

A woman accused in a violent stabbing that left one woman dead and the victim’s husband wounded will have a detention hearing next week. Rollie Ellis, known as Queen, is charged with murder and attempted murder in the attack on a couple inside their apartment at 3 S. Iowa Ave. Jennifer Rodriguez, 34, fled to the police station across the street Wednesday morning. She was found unresponsive in the lobby of the Public Safety Building,
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Man who allegedly had 31 guns and makings for more is indicted in Atlantic County

A Burlington County man found with 31 guns and makings for more has been indicted by an Atlantic County grand jury. Gregory Carleton, 56, of Evesham Township, is accused of manufacturing “ghost guns,” which are guns made without the legally required serial number, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Carleton sold a ghost gun in Hammonton Township on Jan. 17, Tyner said. His office’s Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit with help from the Burlington County
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Pleasantville man indicted in sexual assaults on sisters 8 and 9

A Pleasantville man with a history of sexually abusing children was indicted this morning in assaults on two girls ages 8 and 9. Sherron Scott, 32, faces several charges, including three counts of first-degree aggravated assault on the two girls while he was dating their mother last year. Scott was arrested in January, and ordered held pending trial by Superior Court Judge Benjamin Poldonick. An investigation began in July, after the girls told their father,
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Pleasantville woman charged in stabbing that killed woman, wounded man

  A Pleasantville woman is charged with murder in connection to the fatal stabbing that closed the Atlantic City Municipal Court on Wednesday morning. Jennifer Rodriguez and her husband, Raphy Rodriguez, both 34, were stabbed during an altercation with Rollie Ellis inside their apartment at 3 S. Iowa Ave., at about 6:35 a.m., Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Jennifer Rodriguez was able to escape and run to the Atlantic City Public Safety Building across
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Woman crashed into building then fled with infant

An Atlantic City woman was charged with neglect to care for a child after she crashed her car into a building and then fled with an infant. Police were called to 3301 Arctic Ave. just after 11 p.m. Saturday for the report of a vehicle striking a building, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Officers arrived to find the vehicle empty and the occupant had fled.  Officers learned that the vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree
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Pair arrested trying to sell high-powered rifle, bomb-makings sentenced to prison

An Atlantic County pair arrested last year for trying to sell a high-powered rifle and the makings for several pipe bombs have been sentenced to five-year prison terms, BreakingAC has learned. Danielle Demers and Nina House could both be free by next spring after pleading guilty to one second-degree count. Several law enforcement agencies joined Atlantic City police at a press conference in October to announce the arrests. Pair allegedly tried to sell high-powered rifle
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Driver in deadly Pleasantville shooting sentenced to 12 years

A Pleasantville man was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison in connection with a 2016 homicide. Robert Terrell, 33, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder for the Sept. 10, 2016, killing of Rasheed “Omar” Hines at the intersection of Merrion and Linden avenues in Pleasantville. Terrell admitted to driving the man who gunned down Hines as the victim rode his bike, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. But Terrell has refused to name
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