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Man ordered held in brutal beating of Atlantic City woman

The man accused of brutally beating an Atlantic City woman to death will stay in jail pending trial. Mark Huff, 54, is charged with murder in the April 14 killing of Vernell Vance, who was found dead behind 21 S. Tennessee Ave. Video footage from the area shows a man repeatedly striking Vance in the head with a concrete masonry block and stomping on her, Superior Court Judge John Rauh read in court. Rauh said
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Multiple gunshots overnight in Atlantic City

Gunfire erupted twice overnight in Atlantic City. A vehicle was struck in the 900 block of Sewell Avenue at about 10:40 p.m., police said.  An alert from the city’s audio gunshot notification system ShotSpotter alerted police. Evidence of gunfire was found, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Another ShotSpotter alert came in at 12:56 a.m. in the 1300 block of Caspian Avenue, Fair said. It counted more than a dozen shots. There were no reports of injuries
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Pleasantville man who allegedly ripped baton from A.C. officer’s belt will have detention hearing

A Pleasantville man who allegedly assaulted Atlantic City officers twice in the past three months will have a detention hearing next week. Jalial Whitted, 33, had his first appearance in court Thursday on charges he ripped an Atlantic City police officer’s baton from his belt, breaking the weapon. Police had to use a taser Tuesday to get Whitted to drop the baton that he was “swinging toward the officer in an aggressive manner,” according to
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President George W. Bush gives talk at Atlantic City’s Borgata

Police and Secret Service were in full force Thursday as President George W. Bush put in a brief appearance at the Borgata. The former president was in town for a talk to what sources say was a mortgage gathering. He was gone by about 12:15 p.m. State Police, casino security and Secret Service joined Atlantic City police — including members of the Bomb Squad — stationed outside the casino. Chris Filiciello, former Mayor Don Guardian’s
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Woman crashed into building then fled with infant

An Atlantic City woman was charged with neglect to care for a child after she crashed her car into a building and then fled with an infant. Police were called to 3301 Arctic Ave. just after 11 p.m. Saturday for the report of a vehicle striking a building, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Officers arrived to find the vehicle empty and the occupant had fled.  Officers learned that the vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree
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Atlantic City man charged with kidnapping in gunpoint robbery of two men

An Atlantic City man was arrested Thursday on charges of kidnapping and other offenses after he allegedly robbed two men at gunpoint last week. Officers had responded to the 1100 block of Adriatic Avenue at 12:19 p.m. March 27, after two men reported that an armed man approached them in their car at South Carolina and Baltic avenues. He then forced them at gunpoint to drive to the 1100 block of Adriatic, where they were
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Atlantic City firefighters respond to building collapse

An Atlantic City building partially collapsed Wednesday afternoon. The house at 903 Atlantic Ave. was vacant, Fire Chief Scott Evans said. But the home next door had to be evacuated. Three adults and six children are being relocated.
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Atlantic City police trying to identify man in theft investigation

  Atlantic City police are trying to identify a man wanted in a theft investigation. Police released a photo from surveilance video asking for the public's help. Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766 or Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234. Information may also be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411), beginning the text with ACPD.
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Atlantic City police investigating after car crashes into building

Photo by Phylicia Parsons  Atlantic City police are investigating after a car crashed into a building on Pacific Avenue on Tuesday night. The car jumped the curb and crashed into 2505 Pacific Avenue before 10 p.m. Sources on the scene said the driver fled. But police said they were not looking for anyone. No further information was released. The investigation is ongoing.
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Atlantic City man allegedly punched officer responding to domestic fight

An Atlantic City man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a police officer during a domestic dispute. Officers Ryan Kov and Bryan O’Neill responded to the 500 block of Indiana Avenue just before 7 p.m. Saturday for the report of a domestic dispute. The 38-year-old woman told police her boyfriend would not return her car keys. Kov tried to talk to the man, David Kitching, who refused and tried to walk  away several times, Sgt.
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