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Atlantic City police investigating robbery

Atlantic City police are investigating a robbery in which the victim was cut. The robbery happened around 10 p.m. in the area of Fox Manor on the 2700 block of Pacific Avenue. Detectives are investigating, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. No further information was immediately released. Anyone who saw the attack is asked to call police at 609-347-5766 or Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234. Information may also be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411) beginning the text with
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EHT man sentenced to five years in 2015 Atlantic City shooting

An Egg Harbor Township man charged in a 2015 shooting was sentenced to five years in prison earlier this month. Elvis Gonzalez, now 24, was charged with aggravated assault and weapons offenses in the Nov. 8, 2015, shooting of a 30-year-old Pleasantville man in Atlantic City. He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon, and was sentenced Feb. 2 to five years in prison, according to court records. He will be
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Stockton job fair gets mixed reviews

Stockton University’s first job fair in Atlantic City proved a little too popular for some. More than 4,800 job-seekers attended the Gateway Career Fair this week, where more than 80 employers set up tables at the Atlantic City Convention Center. “It was our first one, so we weren’t really sure what to expect,” said university spokeswoman Diane D’Amico. “We were anticipating at least 1,000.” But that was about how many were lined up to get
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Atlantic City man pleads guilty in distribution of two pounds of crystal meth

An Atlantic City man admitted in federal court to planning to distribute two pounds of crystal methamphetamine to customers in Hammonton. Investigators seized several pounds of the drug linked to Ignacio Cuesta, as well as thousands of dollars in cash. Cuesta, 41, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel Hillman in Camden to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. He was arrested in
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Egg Harbor Township man charged in Pleasantville killing

An Egg Harbor Township man is charged with murder in the shooting of an Atlantic City man earlier this month. Troy Demby, 36, is accused of shooting Raphael Terrigino, who was found Feb. 2, fatally shot inside his car, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. The charges indicated Demby — a convicted robbery — killed Terrigino during a robbery. Demby is charged with robbery and felony murder — a killing that occurs during the commission
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Suspended doctor, six others plead guilty in opioid scheme

A suspended Absecon doctor accused of leading a drug-trafficking ring has pleaded guilty to distribution charges. Alan Faustino along with six others admitted to their parts in the illegal endeavor, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announced Thursday. Faustino, now 50, was arrested April 22, 2015, after a four-month investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit. Faustino would sell prescriptions for opioids like OxyContin, Roxicodone and Alprazolam, along with prescribing drugs for “patients’
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Mays Landing man ordered held in infant son’s killing

A Mays Landing man accused in the death of his infant son was ordered held pending trial due to his extensive criminal background and risk of violence, a judge found. Jose Rojas, 35, is accused of causing severe injuries to 4-month-old JaSeir on Jan. 29. The child, a fraternal twin, died Feb. 4, at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Rojas told the child’s mother that he was lying in bed with his son when the boy
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Hamilton Township homicide victim identified

A Hamilton Township man has been identified as the victim of Thursday’s shooting at the Hardings Run II development in Mays Landing. Morris S. Joyce II, 36, was shot to death and found Thursday morning after Hamilton Township police were called to Winterbury Drive at about 10 a.m., for a report of shots fired. Investigators from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Hamilton Township Police are continuing to investigate the homicide., Prosecutor Damon
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Trop fire leads to ‘make-shift meth lab’ and arrest

A fire inside an Atlantic City casino led to the discovery of a “make-shift meth lab” and the arrest of an Ocean County man, police said. The fire broke out just before 10 a.m. in a room on the 44th floor of Tropicana Atlantic City’s West Tower. Several floors had to be evacuated due to the smoke. Police were called to the scene after firefighters found a meth lab, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The New Jersey State
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‘I just want justice for my son,’ says mom of 4-month-old allegedly killed by dad

“He took my baby away from me,” Shelly Maddox said just moments after seeing her children’s father in court via video from the Atantic County Justice Facility. Jose Rojas, 35, is accused of killing the couple’s 4-month-old son. JaSeir was unresponsive when his father called 911 from their Mays Landing home on Jan. 29. The father was home alone with JaSeir, the baby’s twin brother and his 1-year-old brother. Rojas would tell police that the
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