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Atlantic City man arrested with rifle in car, police say

An Atlantic City man was arrested after police found an assault rifle in his car during a stop, police said. Robert Bostic, 44, was pulled over just before noon in the 1900 block of Atlantic Avenue, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. After an investigation by Sgt. Andrew Leonard and Detective Darrin Lorady, they searched the vehicle and found a loaded AR-15 rifle and materials used to package and distribute narcotics, according to the report. Bostic was
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Three teens arrested, gun stolen from Galloway recovered

Three teens were arrested with real and replica guns during an investigation, Atlantic City police said. Detective Pete Calabrese was trying to speak with a group at Pennsylvania and Arctic avenues as part of a robbery investigation at 11:09 a.m. Wednesday, when one of the people ran, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Calabrese chased the 17-year-old man into a parking lot in the 1000 block of Arctic Avenue, where Officer George Mancuso took him into custody.
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Dr. Kauffman, man accused of plotting to kill him have first court appearance

The man accused of planning two murders — one successful — looked at ease and even jovial at times as he awaited his first court appearance from a room inside the Atlantic County Justice Facility on Thursday. Ferdinand Augello — known better as Freddy — sat with co-defendant Paul Pagano for the first appearance via video before Superior Court Judge Bernard DeLury. At one point, Pagano made a gun shape with his fingers and pointed
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Atlantic City man charged in girlfriend’s assault

An Atlantic City man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted and threatened his girlfriend while armed. Police were called to the 1800 block of Atlantic Avenue at 8:19 a.m. Wednesday. They arrived to find the victim, who had been assaulted. Her boyfriend, Kareem Blocker, had fled, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Officers Ed Obert, Robert Thompson, and Brendan Andros found him in a hotel room inside of Bally’s Hotel and Casino. He was arrested without incident.
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Cape rocker allegedly led Pagans and set up April Kauffman’s killing

James Kauffman, Freddy Augello and three others have first court appearance Lots of people knew Freddy Augello made music and guitars. Ferdinand Augello is a guitarist who plays in a band and owns Freddymade, which specializes in custom vintage style guitar. But there was another side to him, according to charges that claim he found the hitman who killed radio host and veterans advocate April Kauffman. As president of the Cape May County Pagans motorcycle
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‘This is just the beginning,’ April Kauffman’s daughter says as stepfather charged with murder

Kim Pack always believed her mother’s killer was her mother’s husband. But the details that came out as James Kauffman and seven others were charged in connection with the May 10, 2012 killing of April Kauffman were a surprise. “A year?” she said in disbelief of the plan to kill her mother that allegedly began in 2011. “It feels surreal,” she told BreakingAC in a private interview. “Like it’s the worst Lifetime movie ever. But
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James Kauffman charged with murder in wife’s death

Eight charged in connection with April Kauffman’s killing A suspended Egg Harbor Township doctor who pulled a gun when law enforcement came with search warrants last summer is now charged in his wife’s 2012 killing. April Kauffman’s death was the result of a murder-for-hire that included a long-term alliance between the former doctor and the Pagan motorcycle gang, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said during press conference Tuesday. “He has consistently denied any involvement in
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Former police officer, co-defendant ordered held pending trial in heroin case

Two men arrested with more than 5,200 bags of heroin have been ordered held pending trial. Michael Stewart, 58, was driving in Atlantic City, when police pulled him over and allegedly found seven bricks of heroin — or 350 individual bags. His passenger, 46-year-old Peter Whitted, had 550 bags on him, according to the charges. Inside the car, police found 87 more bricks. That’s 4,350 bags, for a total of 5,250 bags. Stewart has a
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Pair wanted for allegedly running drug-facility out of Brigantine home

A man and woman are wanted for allegedly running a drug-distribution facility out of a Brigantine home. More than $150,000 worth of drugs were recovered in two separate investigations into drug-distribution facilities led jointly by Atlantic City police and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. An Absecon man is in custody for allegedly running a drug-distribution facility out of his home. On Jan. 2, officers found 6,400 bags of heroin, 210 grams of cocaine and
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Revel to become Ocean Resort Casino in $200 million deal

A $200 million deal for the Revel was finalized during last week’s blizzard, the Associated Press reported. Colorado developer Bruce Deifik plans to open the formerly failed casino as the Ocean Resort Casino this summer, around the same time the former Trump Taj Mahal casino will reopen nearby under the Hard Rock brand. The new casino would bring with it 2,500 to 3,000 jobs. “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood,” said Mayor Frank Gilliam,
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