Archives for November 2019

AC Police Looking Into Shooting

Atlantic City police are investigating a shooting that happened late Wednesday night.
A ShotSpotter alert brought police to the 100 block of North Texas Avenue just after 11 p.m.. Officers arrived to find two men had been shot at. One of the men suffered a graze wound to the leg. Another was bruised when his wallet stopped the bullet,

AC Teen Charged

An Atlantic City teen has been charged with stealing two vehicles and burglarizing dozens of others in Ocean City. The 17-year-old stole items from more than 65 motor vehicles dating to July. Most of the crimes occurred in the past week, according to the report. Both vehicles have been recovered. Police were notifying all of the victims.

Four Arrested In Lower Township Incident

Robbery and weapons counts face four people following an incident at a home in Lower Township. A man told police he went to the home on the first block of East Atlantic Avenue for a drug deal and was hit in the face by one man and had a second man point a gun at him and demanded him to empty his pockets. The victim suffered minor injuies. Police searched the home where the situation reportedly unfolded and made four arrests, two of the individuals are juveniles.

195 Properties In AC Headed To Auction

Atlantic City officials say they plan to sell off 195 lots at auction in the upcoming weeks. According to the Press of Atlantic City, Max Spann Real Estate and Auction Co. will perform the public auction 11 a.m. Dec. 17 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. For those potentially interested, there will be two information sessions, from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 4 and 12 in Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall. The auction includes commercial lots, townhomes, duplex and single-family homes, according to the list of available properties provided by the city.

Atlantic County Receives Grant Money To Battle Opioids

Atlantic County has been awarded more than $485,000 for services to support a new in-house opioid treatment facility at the county jail as part of an expansion of its Medication Assistance Treatment initiative. These new services will include Peer to Peer Recovery and case management for up to 800 inmates. Atlantic County recently renovated a portion of the jail to provide an in-house patient dosing station, physical examination room, phlebotomy room and counseling office.

Two Men Shot In AC

Two men were shot in Atlantic City late Wednesday night and police are looking for suspects. Just after 11pm., police were called to the 100 block of North Texas Avenue. They found two men shot, one with a graze wound another who had a bullet strike his wallet and then his body. The Press of Atlantic City reported both were transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus. No word on suspects or a motive in the case.

Will Sister Jean’s Kitchen Return?

With the backing of city hall, Sister Jean’s Kitchen may have a future in Atlantic City. Officials are hoping to re-establish the kitchen, now closed, at the former St. Monica’s Catholic Church site on North Pennsylvania Avenue. The goal is to have things up and running again in about a year. According to the Press of Atlantic City, Sister Jean’s was forced to vacate the 163-year-old Victory First Presbyterian Church at Pennsylvania and Pacific avenues in February after city officials deemed the building structurally unsafe.

Blackjacks Done, AFL Files Chapter 7

The Atlantic City Blackjacks are history and so is the league the club played in. The Arena Football League is filing for Chapter 7 bankrupcty and has ceased operations. Officials say they could find no way forward financially. The league had suspended operations in late October and that came due to a huge lawsuit brought against the league by an insurance company that carried workers’ comp coverage for the league between 2009 and 2012. According to the Press of Atlantic City, court documents showThe National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh is owed more than $2.4 million in unpaid premiums and reimbursement.

NJ Travelers Need to Pack Some Patience

New Jersey travelers ar expected to face more traffic as they take to the roads and sky this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. AAA Mid Atlantic estimates nearly 1.4 million residents will travel 50 miles or more away from home between today and Sunday. That’s a 2.7 percent increase over last year.

The High School Football Game Shooter to Stay Locked Up

A man accused of firing a gun into crowded bleachers of a New Jersey high school football game, killing a 10-year-old boy, will be held in jail until his trial. Alvin Wyatt is charged with murder and other offenses stemming from the Nov. 15 shooting at a playoff game between Pleasantville and Camden. Two others also sustained gunshot wounds, including a 15-year-old boy and a 27-year-old man charged with weapons offenses. One of those minors, 10-year-old Micah Tennant, died from a bullet wound to the neck. Superior Court Judge Bernard DeLury termed the 31 year old Wyatt “the quintessential flight risk,” noting that he faces life behind bars if convicted.