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James Kauffman dead in apparent suicide at jail

A Hudson County spokesman confirmed Dr. James Kauffman was found dead of an apparent suicide at about 9:20 Friday morning. Next of kin has been notified, James Kennelly said. Defense attorney Lou Barbone said Kauffman died at the jail, but he could get no additional information at this point. The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office investigates all deaths within the jail, Kennelly said. There are cameras inside the jail. Kauffman has been jailed since June 13, when
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Three men arrested while burglarizing Atlantic City business, police say

Three men were arrested this week after trying to burglarize a commercial property. Atlantic City detectives were called to Starkman Distributors at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday for a burglary in progress in the 1000 block of New York Avenue, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The three men already got through one door and were working on the second when police approached, according to the report. The men fled in different directions, but were all taken into
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Hammonton cousins allegedly had $100,000 worth of meth

Two Hammonton men were among three arrested in possession of a pound of methamphetamine on Wednesday. The drug has a street value of about $100,000. Benigno Ramirez, 37, and his cousin Salathiel Ramirez, 38, were arrested in Clayton, Gloucester County as part of a cooperative investigation between the Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Clayton Police Department, according to a release from the Prosecutor’s Office. A Pittman Police
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Somers Point hosting open talk about heroin, opiate epidemic

Somers Point is hosting a Town Hall meeting Monday night to talk about the opiate problem in the area. The meeting is meant to help parents, teachers and others recognize use, find out what help and resources are available, and hear the impact heroin and other opiates have had on Somers Point and the entire region. The panel is hosted by Promises New Jersey, a Somers Point rehabilitation center that offers in-patient and outpatient care for
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Northfield police uncover alleged marijuana-manufacturing facility

Northfield police have arrested two men who were allegedly operating a marijuana-manufacturing facility out of a Second Avenue home. A three-month investigation started by Northfield Detective Sgt. Michael Buccafurni and Detective Geoffrey Bentz led to a warranted search Friday, where police found a hot press used for making marijuana candy and wax, along with equipment used to make liquid marijuana, according to the report. Officers also seized more than two pounds of raw marijuana, marijuana
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Galloway rapper walking two days after being shot 10 times

A Galloway Township man shot 10 times in Absecon on Saturday night was up and walking Monday. Laquan Rex, 25, was stopped at a red light at Route 30 and Shore Road at about 7:30 p.m. “It happened so fast, I couldn’t see anything but survival,” Rex told BreakingAC on Monday. The first three shots struck him as he crawled to the passenger side door. “I was repeatedly getting shot, but I didn’t feel it,” said
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‘Too many names’ as those lost to drug overdose remembered in Ventnor

Tracy Smith had to take a breath. “Too many names,” she said, reading from a list of those lost to drug overdoses. The founder of Speakers for Change — a group inspired by her daughter’s battle with addiction — stood on a stage on the beach behind the Ventnor Community Library reading the names as Mike McGaffney rang a bell after each one. The event marked International Overdose Day, bringing awareness to the hundreds lost
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Man fatally shot in Atlantic City

A man was killed Sunday night in Atlantic City, police confirmed. Deshawn Dawkins, 27, was shot in the first block of South Virginia Avenue at about 9:15 p.m., Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating with the help of Atlantic City police. About a half-hour later, a 21-year-old man came into the Trauma Unit at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the hand,
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Prostitution sweep results in 20 arrests in Atlantic City

Nineteen women and one man were arrested Saturday, during an operation targeting prostitution in Atlantic City. Six of the women had active warrants and were taken to the Atlantic County Justice Facility, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The others were released on summonses. The women arrested ranged in age from 19 to 55, and came mostly from Atlantic County, although there were women from Newark, Williamstown and Las Vegas.
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Where in the world is Atlantic City motel’s owner?

Bayview faces demolition after a raid *1, an alligator *2 and a suspicious fire *3 Randy Maisuria’s Linked-In photo, which has now been removed. His tenants call him Randy. When they can find him, that is. Randhir Maisuria is the owner of the Bayview Inn & Suites, which was raided last Monday. Without any action, the three buildings and main office that make up the motel owill be demolished next Monday, according to a notice a building inspector
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