Atlantic County men convicted in triple homicide

Two Atlantic County men have been convicted of a triple murder in Essex County. Lavelle Davis, 37, of Galloway Township, and Jimmy Mays, 34, of Egg Harbor Township, were found guilty last week in the Jan. 29, 2017, killing of three people in Maplewood. The two men and an unknown co-conspirator went to the home of Michael Davis, 45, on Van Ness Court in Maplewood looking for drugs and cash, according to Assistant Prosecutor Carlo
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BreakingAC debuts new series highlighting local YouTubers

Residents are finding their voice — and a following — on YouTube. Local channels offer a little bit of everything, from web series to make-up tutorials to weather and sports and everything in between. Whether it’s to highlight their musical talents or share their inner thoughts, they all show a passion for what they post. Starting next week, BreakingAC will be highlighting a different YouTuber each week. A story will introduce the YouTuber and a
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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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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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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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Atlantic City father-son hope video helps others struggling with bullying

  Scott Henry knows how lucky he was. The Atlantic City father found out last year that his son was so distraught about bullying in school that he planned to kill himself. Instead, Henry had Jah’Mir sit down with him and help write out a script that explained how the teenager was feeling. The resulting video posted last June made Jah’Mir’s feelings at the time clear. Henry hoped it would help others. Now, he’s posting
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Two armed Atlantic City men arrested within minutes in separate incidents

Atlantic City arrested two armed suspects in unrelated incidents within minutes of one another Friday. At 2:30 p.m., Detectives Nick Berardis and Brian Hambrecht tried to stop two men in the 500 block of Haddon Avenue, Sgt. Kevin Fair said.  The two men walked backward as they saw the detectives coming toward them, the bumped into each other as they turned to run toward Route 30, according to the report. One of the suspects, George
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