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EHC woman’s gratitude turns her yard into food pantry

Angela Seri Krukauskas was looking for a way to express her gratitude for what she has in life. What she found was generosity and even more to be grateful for. The Egg Harbor City woman built a food pantry in her front yard this month, in hopes that no one locally would go hungry this Christmas. When her husband, Tom Krukauskas, suffered some setbacks after surgery in October, she said she had a lot of
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Man robs Pleasantville bank

Police are investing a bank robbery in Pleasantville. The PNC Bank on Noah’s Road and Black Horse Pike was robbed at about 11 a.m., by a man who showed the teller a note, Capt. Matt Hartman said. The suspect then fled east on Noah’s Road. He is described as an older white male with salt-and-pepper hair. Pleasantville’s Violent Crimes Unit and the FBI are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 609-641-6100.
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BreakingAC merges with Business Leaders Edge

BreakingAC recently merged with Business Leaders Edge in a move that will help expand the Atlantic County-based online news site. The support from Business Leader’s Edge, a South Jersey-based company, will allow BreakingAC.com to continue serving the community with local news. “This merger will also help us expand our sources and timely delivery of important and accurate news occurring in Atlantic County,” said BreakingAC founder Lynda Cohen. “The plan is to grow the website to become the place
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Two arrested for drunken-driving in separate Atlantic City crashes

Two people were arrested for drunken-driving in separate early morning Atlantic City crashes, including one that ended with the driver’s car on fire. Officers responded to a crash at 1:12 Friday morning, where two cars crashed in the westbound lanes of Route 30, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Billy Owenburg Jr., 40, of Absecon, was charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless driving after an investigation by Officer Joseph Bereheiko. The other driver, a 64-year-old from
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CRDA may look to split with Miss America after leaked emails exposed

The CRDA is looking to possibly get out of its Miss America contract in light of emails leaked to the Huffington Post that include fat- and slut-shaming of women who have worn the crown. In early 2016, the CRDA agreed to a three-year, $11.9 million deal for Miss America, which ends next year. But lawyers are reportedly looking to get out of the contract now after the story by Yashar Ali. In one email Miss
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Prosecutor’s Office gets into Christmas spirit with Grinch hunt

Law enforcement is on the lookout for a green guy whose heart is reportedly two sizes too small. The Grinch is being sought by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and Pleasantville police. “We need the help of the community as detectives from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and Pleasantville police officers continue the search to locate the Grinch and make an arrest,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. “This cooperative effort is underway by law
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Atlantic City police play Santa for Rescue Mission kids

Boys and girls at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission were told to “dream big” when they made their Christmas wish lists And Atlantic City police didn’t disappoint them. Officers escorted Santa Claus into the mission Thursday to give gifts to 13 children living there. Community Outreach Officer Jose Gonzalez sent the names, ages and wish lists department-wide. Each division/unit picked a child and bought the requested gifts, Sgt. Kevin Fair explained. Gifts included iPads, sneakers,
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Teen arrested in theft of unmarked NJ State Trooper’s vehicle

State Police arrested a teen for allegedly stealing an unmarked trooper’s vehicle, then using it in several crimes. The car was reported stolen from the trooper’s driveway Sunday morning at about 9:40 a.m. By then, State Police say, it already had been used in four crimes. At 5:45 a.m., a truck driver was stopped by the vehicle as he drove south on the New Jersey Turnpike near Interchange 10, police said. The suspect tried to
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Mays Landing man arrested in August shooting that wounded Atlantic City man

A Mays Landing man has been arrested in an August shooting that wounded a man in Atlantic City. A four-month investigation by the department’s Violent Crimes Unit led to a warrant issued Wednesday for Seifulah Abdullah in the Aug. 27 shooting of a 21-year-old Atlantic City man. The victim, whose name was not released, walked into the Trauma Unit at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus about a half-hour after the fatal shooting of Deshawn
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Absecon man dies of injuries sustained working on car in Walmart lot

An Absecon man injured while working on his car in a Walmart parking lot has died. Joseph McGowan, 44, was trying to fix his car at about 3:40 p.m. Tuesday while in the Egg Harbor Township lot when the car rolled of the jack and onto him. People in the area got him out from under the car before police arrived. He was treated at the scene by members of the Egg Harbor Township Ambulance Squad
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