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Pleasantville man allegedly ran from police and threw loaded gun

A Pleasantville man was arrested after he allegedly ran from police and threw a handgun. Steven Young Jr., who was wanted on warrants, was spotted by Atlantic City Officers Valmir Loga and Jeffrey Hannon at 2:18 p.m. Wednesday at South Carolina and Baltic avenues, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The two recognized him as being wanted on warrants, Fair said. As the officers got out of their car and went to stop Young, he started to
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Atlantic City homicide victim was recently cleared in a 2014 killing

  An Atlantic City man fatally gunned down this week was acquitted of murder seven months ago. Alexander Campbell, known to his loved ones as Toot, was killed Monday night in the 1100 block of Michigan Avenue. Friends and family gathered to mourn him several times this week, including a candlelight vigil where community leader Demaris Jones called for the city’s men to step up as more and more are being lost to violence. “Let’s
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Route 30 is reopened

A crash and electrical issues caused delays heading east on Route 30 on Thursday morning. The road was reopened by 10:30 a.m. Atlantic City police first reported a problem saying electrical issues with traffic lights could cause sudden stops. They said the drawbridge was open but to use caution for sudden stops of other drivers. Motorists reported delays to BreakingAC. Then, Absecon police reported that the road heading east was closed due to a motor vehicle
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Atlantic City family feud leads to arrests, injuries and a wanted woman

Smashed windows, crashed cars and a stabbing marked a busy Monday night for an Atlantic City family that wound up charged with several crimes. The DeBerrys’ arrests didn’t stop their battle, with the family continuing to fight in the lobby of the Public Safety Building, police said Wednesday. One member is still wanted by police. There were several incidents involving the family throughout the city Monday, including two in which Delisha DeBerry allegedly smashed out
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Atlantic City man arrested on drug and gun charges

An Atlantic City man was arrested Tuesday after police allegedly found drugs and three handguns inside his home. A search warrant was served at the residence in the 900 block of Ohio Avenue at 2:15 p.m., Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Inside, police found about 1,200 bags of heroin, three loaded handguns and $6,772 in cash believed to be from drug sales, according to the report. One of the guns had been reported stolen from Egg Harbor Township. Francis
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Hammonton man allegedly shared child abuse, exploitation images

A Hammonton man allegedly share images of child abuse and exploitation online. Robert Houck, 41, is charged with possession of child abuse and child exploitation images, distribution of child abuse and child exploitation images, possession of images with intent to distribute and storing and maintaining images using a file-sharing program, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Houck was arrested following a month-long online investigation into distribution of child abuse images via the BitTorrent peer-to-peer file-sharing
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Cape May County sheriff’s sergeant acquitted of sexual assault

A Cape May County sheriff’s sergeant was found not guilty Wednesday in a sexual assault case. Jay Gaskill III turned down a plea deal that would have given him no jail time in order to fight the charges, his attorney said after the acquittal. “I know Jay feels vindicated,” John Tumelty said. “He has had this hanging over him for a year and a half.” Gaskill was arrested in December 2015, on charges of second-degree
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Troubled Atlantic City motel to be demolished with CRDA’s help

An Atlantic City motel that has seen a drug raid, two fires and an alligator in the swimming pool is finally set for demolition thanks to a partnership between the city and the CRDA. The Casino Reinvestment and Development Authority Board of Directors authorized funds for the demolition of the Bayview Inn and Suites at its April meeting. While the motel just off Exit 2 of the Atlantic City Expressway is outside the Tourism District,
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Car fire in driveway causes evacuation of Galloway home

A Galloway Township home was evacuated Tuesday night due to a car on fire in the driveway. It was not clear how the blaze started in the 300 block of East Magnolia Avenue in Galloway Township. Galloway resident James Pressley captured it in a brief Facebook Live post.   This story is developing. Check back for updates.
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AtlantiCare employment, incarceration alternatives announced at state’s largest drug court graduation

“You’re going to have a lot of people who hate your recovery,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner told the state’s largest ever drug court graduation class. “Don’t let anyone steal your recovery from you.” Tuesday marked the end of court oversight for 77 participants in the county’s court that has officially been renamed Recovery Court. In his brief tenure as a Superior Court judge, Tyner said he got a unique look at what addiction does.
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