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Atlantic City man awaiting sentencing arrested on new gun charge

An Atlantic City man awaiting sentencing on a gun charge was arrested with a loaded handgun Wednesday, police said. Darren Nedrick, 19, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 4, in connection to shots fired Feb. 3, at the Uptown Complex in Atlantic City. Nedrick was out pending his sentencing when Sgt. Andrew Leonard and Detective Anthony Abrams stopped him at about 2:45 p.m. for driving erratically as he drove north on Indiana Avenue near the
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Atlantic City firefighters rescue sailboat crew from jetty

Atlantic City firefighters rescued three people and a dog after their sailboat got caught on a jetty. The crew of 32-foot sailboat, “Peaceful Warrior,” planned to stop overnight in Atlantic City when they missed the turn and got caught on the New Hampshire Avenue side of the jetty at about 10 p.m. Wednesday night, Fire Chief Scott Evans said. “The boat was being pounded by waves,” Evans said. But the five to six feet of
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Two arrested with drugs and gun in Atlantic City

An Atlantic City man with a history of drug and gun charges was arrested with both Tuesday, according to new charges. Special Investigation Section Detectives Brian Hambrecht and Ermindo Marsini were patrolling the beach block of Ocean Avenue just before 10 p.m., in response to residents’ complaints about drugs there, when they became suspicious of two men as they got out of a vehicle, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Alexander Botchway and Christopher Tolbert Jr. were
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Appellate panel backs decision to try Atlantic City teen as adult

The decision to try an Atlantic City teen as an adult was backed by evidence, an appellate panel has ruled. Jamaal Campbell was just 17 when he was arrested June 22, 2013, with a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun in his waistband, according to the charges. The gun was loaded with seven rounds, including one in the chamber ready to be fired, according to testimony at a four-day hearing where the judge decided to waive him up
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Legislation would rename Boardwalk Hall in honor of Whelan

Hundreds are expected to pay their respects to Jim Whelan at Boardwalk Hall on Thursday. Now, legislation has been introduced to name the famed Atlantic City landmark after one of the city’s biggest cheerleaders. Senate President Steve Sweeney and Sen. Raymond Lesniak announced plans Wednesday to introduce legislation for “Senator Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall. Whelan, 68, died in his Chelsea Heights home Aug. 22, after more than three decades in public service, including three terms
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Man wanted in attempted shooting in Atlantic City

Atlantic City police are looking for a man who allegedly shot at another man during an argument just before 1 a.m. Monday. Terrell Holmes and another man were fighting in the 1500 block of Sewell Avenue when Holmes pulled out a handgun and fired it at the other man, police said. Holmes missed his target and ran, according to the report. No one was injured. A warrant has been issued for Holmes, 28, of Baltimore.
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Sunday Special: Helping those hit by hurricanes

Sunday Special is a new weekly feature by BreakingAC that will take a look at those doing good in and from our area. If you know someone who deserves attention, email lyndacohen@breakingac.com with the subject: Sunday Special. Atlantic City native brings help home to Houston Qaadir Williams was stuck in Atlantic City when Harvey hit Houston. The Edward Jones financial adviser was celebrating his Atlantic City High School Class of 2002 reunion. Now, he is
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Atlantic City to pay $3 million in 2013 excessive force case caught on casino video

Atlantic City will pay $3 million to a Linwood man allegedly beaten by police outside the Tropicana Casino and Resort in 2013. The settlement was approved by City Council at Wednesday’s meeting. David Connor Castellani, then 20, was drunk and underage when he was escorted out of the Tropicana by officers early June 15, 2013. But it was the silent video of what happened next that garnered national attention. Castellani — who later would tell
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Texas men sentenced in trafficking of $230,000 worth of cocaine to Atlantic City

Two Texas men caught bringing five kilograms of cocaine into Atlantic City were sentenced to prison Friday. Esiquio Salgado, 34, was sentenced to 12 years in state prison, with five years of parole ineligibility. Cristano Ramirez, 31, received a 10-year term, with three years without parole. Both men pleaded guilty in June to first-degree possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Salgado and Ramirez were arrested in October, after an investigation by the Atlantic City
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Two arrested in Atlantic City shooting, robbery

Two Atlantic City men were arrested Wednesday, for allegedly robbing and shooting a man last week. Christian Bolivar-Zapata and Jonathan Candelaria, both 18, are accused of shooting 45-year-old Andrew Carey on Friday morning. Carey, whose name was not released until the arrests, was found by officers responding to the report of a man shot just before 6 a.m. in the north block of Bellevue Avenue. An investigation led by the city’s Violent Crimes Unit led
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