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Kauffman makes brief court appearance

The weapons charge against Dr. James Kauffman is headed to a grand jury. The Egg Harbor Township doctor who pulled a gun when detectives came to his office with a search warrant in June had a brief court appearance Tuesday. There have been no offers made in the case. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office has until Sept. 13 to get an indictment, said attorney Patrick Joyce, who was representing Kauffman while attorney Ed Jacobs in
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Recovery Force finding new way to help in addiction battle

When prescription drugs led to his younger brother’s death three years ago, Robert Catalano Jr. was surprised at how behind Atlantic County was in treating addiction. The clinical psychologist and Holy Spirit graduate had worked in the field for years in Pennsylvania. He even battled his own addiction to alcohol and cocaine. There are few alternatives for those seeking treatment. Beds are full. Local hospitals offer detox programs but they’re only three days. That’s enough
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Man shot in Pleasantville

A man was shot in the leg in Pleasantville on Saturday night. Police were called to the 400 block of Elm Avenue at about 9:45 p.m. for reports of shots fired. Then that a man was wounded, Capt. Matt Hartman said. Hallie Fields, 38, was found with gunshot wound to the left thigh. The Pleasantville man was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus for his injury. No suspects were located. Violent Crimes Unit
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Vineland man on trial in 2014 crash that killed Linwood teen soccer player

A Vineland man goes on trial today in a 2014 crash that killed a Linwood teen and injured three others. Nicholas Garreffi, now 42, had alprazolam (the generic form of Xanax) in his system when he caused the crash that killed 14-year-old Aisling Cooke, according to the charges, which include vehicular homicide and three counts of assault by auto. But it was not reckless disregard for his actions that caused the “horrific” crash, defense attorney
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Arkansas man was allegedly drunk when he fled Hamilton crash

An Arkansas man was arrested after he allegedly fled a Hamilton Township crash while drunk. Steven Stewart was found hiding in brush after he flipped his car four times, and then ran from the scene into the woods, police said. Shantel Allmond, 49, of Mays Landing, was driving south on Cologne Avenue at 7:45 p.m., when her 2010 Acura was rear-ended by Stewart’s 2008 Toyota Corolla, according to the report. The impact caused Allmond’s car
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Ex-Pleasantville Housing Authority manager admits stealing money

A former Pleasantville Housing Authority manager admitted this week that she stole money intended for tenants in Atlantic City. Cheryl Bradshaw, 60, of Atlantic City, was arrested in April on charges of official misconduct and theft by failure to make required disposition of property received. She pleaded guilty Monday to keeping 13 U.S. Housing and Urban Development checks meant to offset utility costs for nine tenants of the Barlinvis Apartments in Atlantic City, Atlantic County
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Five arrested for dealing drugs out of Stanley Holmes

Five Atlantic City men were arrested for allegedly dealing drugs in Stanley Holmes . A two-month investigation by Detective Brian Hambrecht resulted in a search of the home on the 300 block of New York Avenue on Friday, across from the village, where the main dealing was allegedly happening. Cocaine and heroin were found inside the residence, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Anthony Hamilton, 31; Nafis Hamilton, 36, and Tarik Hopkins, 35, each space was charged
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Dr. Kauffman ordered detained pending trial

An armed standoff with police along with money and means weighed heavily in a judge’s decision to detain the husband slain Linwood radio host April Kauffman. James Kauffman was not a risk and should be released, according to the public safety assessment and pre-trial report provided to the court. But that Kauffman pulled a gun when Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office detective’s and FBI agents tried to serve a search warrant at his Egg Harbor Township
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Pleasantville drug bust goes beyond one arrest, chief says

A recent Pleasantville drug arrest meant more than just one person jailed to residents and police, the city’s chief said. Instead, it pointed out how close the dangers of drugs are to the innocent in the community. After a month-long investigation, the home on the 300 block of West Washington Avenue was raided at about 3 a.m. Monday. Inside, police found alleged drug dealer Jerome Mace, along with 350 wax paper folds believed to contain
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Man arrested in EHC shooting also charged in shooting in casino valet area

One of three men arrested in an Egg Harbor City shooting is also charged in a shooting inside an Atlantic City casino valet area. Jonnattan Lopez — also known as J-roc — was arrested in Atlantic City on Wednesday. He is one of three men charged in connection with a May 18 gunfight at the Philadelphia Village Apartments in Egg Harbor City. No one was injured, but several buildings were damaged, and bullets narrowly missed
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