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Former Atlantic City basketball star arrested on gun, drug charges

A former Atlantic City basketball star and South Carolina state point guard was arrested on gun and drug charges earlier this month. Khalif Toombs, 28, is charged with heroin possession and distribution, along with possession of a weapon, possession of hollow-point bullets and possession of a weapon while committing a drug offense, after a month-long investigation led by Detective William Warner. Toombs was a starter for four years on the Bull Dogs, according to the
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Early retirements for ACPD not off table, according to takeover legislation

Offers of early retirement were “the cornerstone” of the state’s Atlantic City takeover plan, legislators said in a statement Wednesday. But the lawyer representing the state overseers  said in court this week that the ERIs — or early retirement incentives — were off the table. The ERIs were a point of contention during a hearing before Assignment Judge Julio Mendez on Monday, as Atlantic City’s police union fights against contract changes and layoffs the state
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Man wounded in Pleasantville shooting

Police are investigating a shooting that wounded a man in Pleasantville early Wednesday morning. The shooting happened before 1 a.m. In the 1300 block of Columbia Avenue, Capt. Matt Hartman said. The severity of his injury was not known. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 609-641-6100.
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Man who died in police custody may have swallowed drug packet, officials say

A former Egg Harbor Township man who died in police custody may have swallowed a baggie, according to a preliminary report. Marshall Zamor, 39, of Sicklerville, died March 29, after he was taken into State Police custody for marijuana possession during a motor vehicle stop on the Atlantic City Expressway. A plastic bag was found obstructing Zamor’s larynx, along with a firm white substance, according to the preliminary report from the Attorney General’s Office, which
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Atlantic City mayor introduces decreased budget

Atlantic City residents saw the first budget decrease in a decade as the mayor introduced his budget Tuesday. The $206 million budget is a 5 percent decrease and saves the average homeowner $138, Guardian said. 2017 AC budget The budget includes $8 million in cuts to public safety, but loses no positions, the mayor noted. Debt payments that ended Dec. 31 also helped, he said. “It’s tough decisions,” Guardian said. “Everyone felt some hits.” The
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Woman wanted in theft from Bacharach Rehabilitation Center

A woman is wanted in the theft of a purse from a rehabilitation center in Galloway Township. The unidentified woman entered the Bacharach Rehabilitation Center on March 31, and wandered the halls before leaving with an employee’s purse, police said. The credit cards inside were then used to make $3,296.58 in purchases. Photos from the center’s surveillance video have been released  in hopes of identifying the woman. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective William Schroer at
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Fire at Garden Apartments in Atlantic City

Atlantic City firefighters quickly knocked down a balcony fire before it spread inside, the fire chief said. When a neighbor called in the fire at the Garden Apartmebts, flames were shooting off the second-floor balcony, Fire Chief Scott Evans said. Engine 3 quickly arrived and was able to knock the fire down before it spread inside, Evans said.
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Crash sends car into marsh off Route 30

A two-vehicle crash ended with a car on its roof in the marsh off Route 30, with a person trapped inside Monday evening. The vehicles were heading west when one struck the median in Atlantic City, near the Absecon border, Atlantic City Fire Chief Scott EVans said. The vehicle took out a pole, flipped several times and landed on its roof. The driver was trapped inside the vehicle with the seat belt on, Evans said.
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Star of Atlantic City’s viral video honored as hero on ‘Steve Harvey’

Atlantic City got some positive exposure Monday, when the subjects of a viral video showing a man calmly ending a fight  between two teens appeared on “Steve Harvey.” “We had a hard time getting you, man,” Harvey told Ibn Ali Miller .   Ali has tried to stay out of the public eye since the March 20 video showing Jamar Mobley, 15, and Sheldon Ward, 18, fighting and Ali interrupting them. It’s something he’s done before,
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Judge hearing arguments on ACPD contract changes

Judge Julio Mendez is once again deciding the fate of a public safety contract in Atlantic City. The city’s police union was in court Monday to try to keep the state from imposing proposed changes, that include cuts to pay, increased hours and the loss of 19 positions. Mendez said he was saddened that the union and the state — who at times seemed close to an agreement — had drifted so far apart. Atlantic
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