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New ACFD work not retaliation, judge rules, but still concerned for safety

READ FULL OPINION HERE: IAFF v. AC Opinion   The new 56-hour workweek for Atlantic City’s firefighters does not rise to the level of retaliation, Judge Julio Mendez ruled Thursday. But he is still concerned about safety issues raised by the fire union. Mendez granted the union two injunctions, keeping the state from eliminating terminal leave of less than $15,000. He also made the three recent deputy chief promotions acting positions. CLICK HERE FOR JUDGE’S
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Pleasantville police trying to ID home-invasion suspect

The Pleasantville Police Department Violent Crimes Unit is trying to identify a suspect in an armed home invasion. The mam broke into the home twice on May 23, Capt. Matt Hartman said. The second time, he brandished a handgun, and assaulted the victim. The gun can be seen in stills from surveillance video. Anyone with information is asked to call Pleasantville police at 609-641-6100 or CrimeStoppers at 609-652-1234. Anonymous tip information can also be provided through
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Man arrested in stabbing on blueberry farm

A Florida man was arrested Wednesday in a stabbing at the Atlantic Blueberry farm in Mays Landing. Jose Morales, 27, also from Florida, suffered multiple lacerations in his left upper arm in during a fight June 24, police said. An investigation identified the suspect as Obner Sales-Luis, 20. On Wednesday, Sales-Luis was found on a farm in Hammonton, where he was arrested without incident. He is charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon and
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Man detained for allegedly shooting at driver in Atlantic City

A man accused of shooting at a car as it drove an Atlantic City street was ordered detained pending trial Wednesday. Colton Seldon, 30, is accused of a shooting at a 55-year-old man — identified in court only as J.V. — last week in the 3100 block of Fairmount Avenue. The man told police Seldon was walking when he pointed the gun and fired. The ShotSpotter audio gunshot-detection system registered the shots and shell casings
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Manco & Manco owner appeals tax-evasion sentence two years after pleading guilty

The owner of a landmark shore pizzeria company has appealed his sentence in a tax-evasion case, two years after pleading guilty. Manco & Manco’s owner Charles Bangle admitted to failing to report more than quarter-million dollars in taxable income on July 2, 2015. But as the second anniversary of that day passed, Bangle has yet to serve a day in prison. Instead, he spent the weekend celebrating the grand opening of a new mega Manco
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Casino security helps capture Atlantic City stabbing suspect

An Atlantic City man was arrested in a stabbing Sunday with help from casino security officers. Officer Thomas McCabe responded to the call of a fight on the Boardwalk outside Bally’s Hotel and Casino at midnight, and found Ramy Nammour, 25, bleeding heavily from a stab wound, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Witnesses pointed out the alleged attacker, Bashaun Hood, who still had a knife in his hand, according to the report. Hood refused McCabe’s orders
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Atlantic City man arrested in shooting

An Atlantic City man was arrested just hours after allegedly shooting a man early Friday morning. Marcelino Martinez, 27, was shot around 4 a.m. in the beach block of Tennessee Avenue and driven to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Camus, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Robert Creek, 37, of Atlantic City, was arrested a few hours later, and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon
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Arkansas man was allegedly drunk when he fled Hamilton crash

An Arkansas man was arrested after he allegedly fled a Hamilton Township crash while drunk. Steven Stewart was found hiding in brush after he flipped his car four times, and then ran from the scene into the woods, police said. Shantel Allmond, 49, of Mays Landing, was driving south on Cologne Avenue at 7:45 p.m., when her 2010 Acura was rear-ended by Stewart’s 2008 Toyota Corolla, according to the report. The impact caused Allmond’s car
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Woman stabbed, thrown from vehicle in Ventnor

A woman was stabbed multiple times and thrown from a vehicle in Ventnor on Sunday night. Ventnor police responded to the area of Newport and Atlantic avenues, after getting multiple 911 calls about a woman possibly being thrown from a vehicle, Chief Doug Biagi said. The 39-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to an area hospital, where she is in critical but stable condition. No further information is being released at this time, Biagi said.
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