Charity flag football event will honor Atlantic City man killed in Black Friday shooting

The family of an Atlantic City native lost to violence is hoping to create an annual game that will capture his spirit and raise funds for the son he left behind. The first annual Oskii’s World Charity Football Event will honor Demond Cottman, who was known to his friends as Oskii. Cottman was a 21-year-old new father and husband when he was killed in a shooting outside Hamilton Mall early Nov. 25, 2016, the day
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Atlantic City man left country day after 2015 sex assault allegation


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An Atlantic City man left the country a day after he was accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl in 2015, according to information released at his detention hearing Thursday. Santos Torres, 76, was arrested Monday on charges including second-degree sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a minor. But the investigation dates to Sept. 10, 2015, when the alleged victim went to the hospital to get checked out and found she tested positive for


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Men indicted for bringing $1 million worth of heroin into Atlantic City

Three men accused of bringing more than $1 million worth of drugs into Atlantic City were indicted by a grand jury Wednesday. Edwin Gomez, Steven Torres and Steven Rodriguez were arrested after an investigation by the Atlantic City Task Force last summer found they were bringing about 3½ kilograms of heroin into the city. Torres, 25, and Gomez, 32, both from Brooklyn, were arrested when they arrived at a parking lot on Saint James Place
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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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