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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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Fight for Galloway girl goes from hope to heartbreak

Lisa Jackson was banking on a miracle. Now, she’s just hoping for a few more days. Her 4-year-old daughter, Antonia Miles, suffers from a rare and highly aggressive brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. The single mom from Galloway Township spent thousands and thousands of dollars on a new treatment in Monterrey, Mexico, hopeful after a boy with DIPG saw his tumor disappear through the treatments. Galloway mom fighting to save daughter from inoperable
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EHC man injured in one-car Galloway crash

An Egg Harbor City man was injured when it overturned after striking guardrail, Galloway Township police said. Melvin Taylor, 58, was heading east on Duerer Street just past Berlin Avenue when his Ford Ranger left the road and struck a guardrail at about 8 p.m., according to the report. The Ranger ended up on its roof in the middle of Duerer Street. Taylor, who was not wearing his seatbelt, had to be extricated from the
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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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Gun found during Galloway car stop was not seized legally, state’s top court rules

A gun found in a purse during a 2013 Galloway Township motor vehicle stop was not seized legally, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday. Dion Robinson was pulled over after Officer Vincent Ceci noticed him driving erratically, according to court documents. Robinson and one of the three passengers in the car both had outstanding warrants and were known to carry guns, a dispatcher told Ceci during the stop. He called for backup and the vehicle was secured
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Atlantic City family looking for answers after inmate allegedly beaten by officers

An Atlantic City man’s family is trying to find out what happened to him after being denied access to him following an alleged beating by corrections officers in a state prison. Dontae Hathaway, 31, filed a grievance against a Bayside State Prison corrections officers on April 10, according to his mother. That Saturday, she got a call from the family member of a fellow inmate telling her Hathaway had been severely beaten. No one has
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Galloway teen arrested with the parts to make an assault rifle, police say

A 16-year-old Galloway Township teen already on probation for having a gun on school property was arrested Wednesday on gun and drug charges. Galloway police received a tip Thursday that a juvenile resident had the parts to assemble a firearm, police said. After an investigation, they found that the teen — whose name is not being released due to his age — had all the parts and tools needed to assemble a fully functional semiautomatic
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Galloway teen arrested with the parts to make an assault rifle, police say

A 16-year-old Galloway Township teen already on probation for having a gun on school property was arrested Wednesday on gun and drug charges. Galloway police received a tip Thursday that a juvenile resident had the parts to assemble a firearm, police said. After an investigation, they found that the teen — whose name is not being released due to his age — had all the parts and tools needed to assemble a fully functional semiautomatic
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Woman wanted in theft from Bacharach Rehabilitation Center

A woman is wanted in the theft of a purse from a rehabilitation center in Galloway Township. The unidentified woman entered the Bacharach Rehabilitation Center on March 31, and wandered the halls before leaving with an employee’s purse, police said. The credit cards inside were then used to make $3,296.58 in purchases. Photos from the center’s surveillance video have been released  in hopes of identifying the woman. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective William Schroer at
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Atlantic City officer freed on domestic assault charge

An Atlantic City police officer accused of beating his girlfriend is free pending trial after a judge refused to hold him without bail. Dayton Brown, 43, is charged with aggravated assault in the incident that caused the unnamed woman’s lung to collapse, according to the accusation. But the attack never happened, defense attorney John Zarych told the judge, painting a picture of a troubled woman known to be untruthful who had a pre-existing respiratory condition.
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