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Pleasantville firefighters honored for rescuing resident injured in fire

  Three Pleasantville firefighters were honored this weekend for their rescue of a resident from a burning home last year. Capt. Peter Bowker, and Firefighters Stan Kolbe and Gary Guerra were given the 2018 Valor Award by the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey for the Jan. 30, 2017, from the home in the 1500 block of Sixth Avenue. Resident suffers severe injuries in Pleasantville fire Upon arrival, the three-story home had heavy flames, according
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Atlantic City man sentenced in death of man he shot years earlier

An Atlantic City man who completed an eight-year sentence in a shooting that paralyzed a man will now go back to prison for the victim’s death. Germaine Boothe, now 29, was sentenced to 12½ years in prison Friday for the Jan. 22, 2014, death of Malik Green. Green was paralyzed from the neck down Nov. 22, 2009, when Boothe shot into Hudson’s Bar and Grill in Atlantic City. Green and Boothe did not know each
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Motorcyclist killed in crash near Hamilton Mall

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash near Hamilton Mall on Thursday night. John Laverak, 43, of Moorestown, Burlington County, was riding his 2002 Yamaha west  on Route 322, when he failed to stop and struck two SUVs stopped at the red light in the left turn lanes, police said. Laverack was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's Mainland Campus in Galloway Township, where he died as a result of his injuries. No other injuries
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Two men indicted after shooting in Atlantic City

Two men arrested after an Atlantic City shooting were indicted by a grand jury this week. Azaiah Grisom, 19, is charged in the Dec. 5 shooting that wounded a 20-year-old man in the 700 block of Wabash Avenue. Grisom was indicted Tuesday on charges of aggravated assault and various weapons offenses, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. While Atlantic City’s Violent Crimes Unit was investigating, they found various substances inside the apartment, including about six
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Atlantic County sheriff’s officer charged with threatening girlfriend with guns

An Atlantic County sheriff’s officer is in jail after he allegedly sent threatening messages to a woman while driving around drunk and with two guns in his trunk. “And I’m arrested I will (expletive) murder you,” Daniel Ginsburg wrote to the woman, according to a criminal complaint obtained by BreakingAC through a public records request. BreakingAC is not naming the woman due to the domestic nature of the crime. “Going to get the guns now,”
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N.C. man arrested for allegedly assaulting and robbing A.C. GameStop clerk

A North Carolina man was arrested in Atlantic City after he allegedly robbed the GameStop and assaulted a worker. Mecca Aduzambique, 43, allegedly gave the clerk a handwritten note to give him all the $100 bills, Sgt. Kevin Fair said.  When the victim refused, Aduzambique tried to open the cash register himself and, when he couldn't, he assaulted the clerk, according to the report. Aduzambique then grabbed the clerk's backpack and ran. Detective Dembe Baako found
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Surveillance Center officers help catch couple stealing from Boardwalk business, police say

Officers inside Atlantic City’s surveillance center helped catch a couple stealing tools from a closed Boardwalk business, police said. Tory Falciani and Thomas Fagan were seen entering the closed AC Beer Garden at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The couple took tool boxes from the business on the 2700 block and trying to hide them under the Boardwalk. Surveillance Center personnel gave responding officers a description of the suspects, according to the report.
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Bridgeton man charged with possession of child pornography

A Bridgeton man is charged with possession of child pornography. David Randles, 40, was arrested after the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office Internet Crimes Against Children Unit searched his home Tuesday, Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip that child pornography had been uploaded at a residence in Upper Deerfield, McRae said. Randle was charged with third-degree possession of child pornography and released on a summons.
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Details of compounding drug fraud case and blood-collection kickbacks found in Kauffman affidavit

The warrant to search Dr. James Kauffman’s office gives insight into a multimillion dollar prescription fraud case that involved several public employees. There is also information about kickbacks Kauffman may have gotten from a blood collection operation. To date, 19 people have pleaded guilty in federal court to compounding fraud, including firefighters from Margate and Atlantic City, and a Margate doctor. The compounding cases represent about $50 million in fraudulent charges. While the accompanying public
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Shot fired inside Absecon hotel

Absecon police are investigating a shot fired at a hotel early Thursday morning. A call of a shot fired on the fourth floor of the Red Roof Inn came in just before 2 a.m., police said. A man got into an altercation with people in one of the rooms on the fourth floor, according to witnesses. At some point, the suspected fired a shot from the hallway through the closed door of the room, police
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