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Man shot in head in Atlantic City

A man is in critical condition after he was shot in the head Tuesday night. The shooting happened before 11 p.m. In the 100 block of North Texas Avenue, police said. Detectives are following several good leads, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 609-347-5766. Information may also be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411) beginning the text with ACPD. Advertisements
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Man was allegedly drunk, possessed heroin when crashed with toddler in car

A Mays Landing man was drunk and had heroin in his car when he crashed in a parking lot with his young daughter in the car, police said. Justin Tamanini, 23, is charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI with a minor in the vehicle, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia in the Sunday night crash. Police were called to the parking lot of the Mays Landing Diner at 10:35 p.m. for a single-car
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Three arrested allegedly bringing $1 million worth of heroin into Atlantic City

Three men allegedly trafficking large amounts of heroin into Atlantic City were arrested last week with about 3½ kilograms of fentanyl-laced heroin. The approximately $300,000 worth of drugs could have sold on the street for more than $1 million, once packaged, Attorney General Christopher Porrino said. An investigation by the Atlantic City Task Force and its partner agencies found the organization was transporting heroin from Mexico to the New York City area, and into Atlantic
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Body of missing Atlantic City swimmer found on beach in Margate

The body of 16-year-old Kaliyah Hand was found on the beach in Margate early Monday morning. A Margate police officer found the body at Jefferson Avenue, Atlantic City Sgt. Kevin Fair said. She was positively identified by Dr. Gerald Feigin of the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Officer. Hand was struggling in the water off Martin Luther King Boulevard when her friend, Ramon Quinn, 15, jumped in to save her. Both teens went under before rescue
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Dr. Kauffman ordered detained pending trial

An armed standoff with police along with money and means weighed heavily in a judge’s decision to detain the husband slain Linwood radio host April Kauffman. James Kauffman was not a risk and should be released, according to the public safety assessment and pre-trial report provided to the court. But that Kauffman pulled a gun when Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office detective’s and FBI agents tried to serve a search warrant at his Egg Harbor Township
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Pleasantville teen arrested after standoff with police

A 14-year-old boy was taken into custody Monday morning, after barricading himself into a home in Pleasantville. A call of shots fired brought police to the home on the first block of Somerset Avenue at about 3:45 a.m., Capt. Matt Hartman said. The teen surrendered to the Atlantic County SWAT team at 6:30 a.m. He faces several charges. A weapon has not yet been recovered.
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Mays Landing man killed in Egg Harbor Township crash

A Mays Landing man was killed in a two-car crash in Egg Harbor Township on Saturday night. The crash closed the westbound lanes of the Black Horse Pike near Tower Avenue for about six hours. fatal crash in Egg Harbor Township closed part of the Black Horse Pike for hours Saturday night. Jeffrey Weiss, who was driving a 1997 Toyota Corolla, was stopped on the Black Horse Pike heading west when John Rivera, driving a
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Girl injured after running into road, hitting A.C. mayor’s car

A 7-year-old girl was injured when she ran into the road in Atlantic City and struck the mayor’s car, police said. Officers responded to Route 30 in front of the HighGate Apartments at about 3:20 p.m. for the report of an accident involving Mayor Don Guardian, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Guardian was heading west in his city-issued vehicle when the girl ran into the road and struck the rear passenger door of the car, according
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Recount coming for Atlantic City Democratic mayoral primary

Atlantic City’s Democratic mayoral primary will get a recount and recheck on Monday. Atlantic City Council President Marty Small contested the election in court Friday, questioning the mail-in ballots that gave opponent Frank Gilliam a 372-count victory. That came despite Small winning by 100 votes at the polls and having 13 more provisional ballots cast for him over fellow Councilman Gilliam. Small argued that the mail-in vote should generally follow the poll totals. But Gilliam took
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Atlantic City man gets 35 years for gun, witness tampering

An Atlantic City man acquitted of murder in December was sentenced to 35 years in prison Friday, for gun and witness-tampering convictions in the case. Rodney Smiley’s “criminality has been escalating dangerously and sharply,” Superior Court Judge Bernard DeLury said at sentencing. “There is no doubt he will offend again.” But his defense attorney believes the conviction will be successfully appealed. Smiley was charged with murder, conspiracy and weapons offenses in the 2012 killing of
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