Several men appeared in court Friday, the latest charged in a massive prescription fraud case that cheated the public workers health insurance programs. Among those charged were a Ventnor police officer, two firemen from Margate, and the co-owner of Tony’s Baltimore Grill in Atlantic City, according to the Press of Atlantic City.
46 year old James Hammer of Barnegat died over the weekend after he accidentally shot himself while taking apart a gun. Police announced his death early this morning. Hammer was airlifted to the Atlantic City Medical Center after the shooting where he later died.
A 36 year old Ventnor fireman has pleaded not guilty in connection with the sex sting that also caught up New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The Press of Atlantic City reports that Joseph Daniels was among those charged in connection with the prostitution sweep. Daniels’ attorney expects his client to be exonerated.
You may be seeing additional night time air traffic over the next few days. The New Jersey Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing announced it will be conducting some nighttime training Tuesday night through Thursday night this week, and again for three nights during the first week of March. The flights are to train for…
A 36 year old Mays Landing man has been charged with human trafficking and other offenses. Authorities say El Joshua has been charged with holding three adult women captive over a period of time and engaging those women in prostitution and other crimes. He’s charged with five counts of human trafficking and other offenses.
Many school districts in both Atlantic and Cumberland counties are closed today as a result of the approaching winter storm. Districts including Atlantic City, Buena, Egg Harbor Township, Galloway, Millville, and Vineland are all closed. Some others have early dismissals.
The final three defendants associated with the murder of April Kauffman will be sentenced Thursday morning. One of them is 53 year old Joseph Mulholland of the Villas who participated in an illegal opioid ring. He would receive drugs from Dr. James Kauffman, and hand them off to another individual.
Two Atlantic County men are holed up in the Ocean County Jail, charged with causing drug induced deaths. 62 year old Ronald Parrish of Pleasantville and 32 year old Levi Brown of Egg Harbor Township are both charged with strict liability for a drug induced death, and heroin offenses. A 40 year old man died…
Two men who sold illegal drugs that killed three people are headed to prison in unrelated cases. 25 year old Jamal Campos will spend 20 years in prison for selling drugs that killed an Egg Harbor Township man. 27 year old Jonathan Porter of Trenton sold drugs that killed a man from Galloway Township, and…
Congressman Jeff Van Drew ripped into the management of the Atlantic City Rail Line, saying that delays in restoration of the line are completely unacceptable. The rail service may be closed into mid Spring; it should have been opened by now after installation of mandated safety equipment. The line is operated by New Jersey Transit.