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Atlantic City teen arrested with loaded gun

A teen was arrested with a handgun in Atlantic City on Sunday, after someone spotted him and called 911. The incident highlights a recent spate of citizen calls, and even action, that seems to show an improved relationship with law enforcement, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The capture of a burglary suspect, a drug arrest and another gun arrest were all aided by calls from the community, Fair said. Even the capture of a suspect in
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Atlantic City man arrested in Mother’s Day killing

An Atlantic City man was arrested early Monday morning in the Mother’s Day killing of a local rapper. Keith Cundiff Jr., known as K-Miz, was found shot multiple times in the 800 block of North Maryland Avenue just before 3 p.m. Sunday. Cundiff, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation through the night led to the arrest of Lorin Wright, 31, inside a home on the 1000 block of Brights Court, Atlantic County
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Man shot and killed in Atlantic City on Mother’s Day

A man was shot and killed in Atlantic City’s Back Maryland section Sunday afternoon, police said. Keith Cundiff, 32, a local rapper known as K-Miz, was the victim, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announced Monday, hours after an arrest was made. “This is the third homicide in the Maryland Avenue neighborhood in the past 14 days,” Tyner said Sunday night. “I am appalled at the callous disregard for human life. I urge every resident to work cooperatively
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Three fires at same Atlantic City home under investigation

City and county detectives are helping investigate three possible arsons at the same home in the past two weeks. “It appears to be suspicious and of a human act,” Fire Chief Scott Evans told BreakingAC on Monday. “They could be related.” The latest fire burned the home on the 800 block of North Drexel Avenue, and a car parked in the driveway just before 5 a.m. Monday, Evans said. The single-family home has been unoccupied since construction began
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Atlantic City man helps rescue woman trapped in car that went into the bay

An Atlantic City man saved a woman after the car she was a passenger in went into the bay off Fairmount Avenue early Sunday morning. Officers were called to the 3600 block at 4:36 a.m., and found the car fully submerged and three people needing medical attention. The driver, a 29-year-old Absecon man, had crashed through the bulkhead and into the bay. T.J. Andrews, who witnessed the crashed, dove in and helped the driver free
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Man killed in Atlantic City

A 31-year-old man was shot and killed in Atlantic City on Friday night. He was identified Monday as David Blackwell Jr. The shooting happened outside the Barclay Arms Apartments in the city’s Back Maryland section at about 10:15 p.m., police said. The victim was found unconscious. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:45 p.m., Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. The city’s Violent Crimes Unit and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit were called
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Atlantic City police seize more than 6,000 bags of heroin

Atlantic City police seized thousands of dollars in heroin Wednesday, after a drug arrest led to the search of a home. Sgt. Richard Andrews saw a drug sale between two men in the area of South Carolina Avenue and Bacharach Boulevard just before 3 p.m., Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Andrews quickly arrested the alleged buyer, Quran Stokelin, 23, of Atlantic City, after he was found with a bag of heroin. The sergeant put out a
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Tip leads to man selling heroin outside Atlantic City health care center

An Atlantic City man was arrested Tuesday, after police got a tip that he was dealing heroin outside the AtlantiCare Healthplex. Someone called 911, telling police a man was selling drugs and gave a description of the suspect, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Officers Anthony Abrams and Darrell Catanio were able to quickly find the man outside the center on the 1400 block of Atlantic Avenue,  just before 5 p.m. Dana Gibbs, 52, had 92 bags
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Atlantic City man allegedly beaten in prison is back in general population

An Atlantic City man who was allegedly beaten while in state prison is back in the general prison population, his mother said Monday night. “My son is free, you all,” Nadine Hathaway told friends and supporters through Facebook Live late Monday night. Dontae Hathaway, 31, was allegedly beaten last month after he filed a grievance against a corrections officer at Bayside State Prison, where he was serving a drugs and gun sentence. There was an
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Ten Atlantic City firefighters retire as cuts still loom

Atlantic City lost 10 veteran firefighters to retirement this week. But could still lose 80 more if the state gets its way. State oversee Jeff Chiesa has called for nearly halving the department, with about 100 less firefighters. But Judge Julio Mendez put those cuts on hold as a lawsuit filed by the fire union winds its way through court. The retirements of some of the longest-serving — and highest paid — firefighters will ultimately
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