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  • You can now buy stuff from Trump's executive suite at Trump PlazaYou can now buy stuff from Trump's executive suite at Trump Plaza

    The Trump Plaza closed its doors in 2014. The casino is closed but the property is still owned by Donald Trump. This Jan. 14, 2015 file photo shows shows the outline of letters that once spelled out "Trump Plaza" on the facade of the former casino in Atlantic City N.J. A public hearing on one of two competing plans to ask New Jersey voters whether to expand casino gambling to the northern part of the state is scheduled for Jan. 7, but state lawmakers still can't agree which version to put before voters. Trump Plaza was one of four Atlantic City casinos that closed in 2014 due in part to nearby competition. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) Rebecca Everett | For NJ.com 

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  • NJ teen organ donor getting Rose Parade float, South Jersey football legend kin is 1 of 5 recipients - Press of Atlantic CityNJ teen organ donor getting Rose Parade float, South Jersey football legend kin is 1 of 5 recipients - Press of Atlantic City

    Press of Atlantic CityNJ teen organ donor getting Rose Parade float, South Jersey football legend kin is 1 of 5 recipientsPress of Atlantic CityWALL TOWNSHIP — Andre Thomas was just 30 years old and suffering through kidney failure when the phone call came. "We've got a kidney for you," the caller said. "I dropped down to my knees and started crying," Thomas said.and more »

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  • Man jailed in death of Good Samaritan who tried to stop beating of womanMan jailed in death of Good Samaritan who tried to stop beating of woman

    The man died Nov. 12, 10 days after the alleged attack. A 24-year-old man is being held without bail after he was charged with causing the death of a good Samaritan who tried to save a woman who was allegedly being beaten. Calvin Wiggins  According to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, Wiggins was beating a woman on the side of Route 40 near the intersection of Cantillion Boulevard when Charlton pulled over, got out of his car and yelled at Wiggins to stop attacking the woman. Wiggins then punched him in the face so hard that he fell and struck his head on the ground, the prosecutor's office said. He never regained consciousness and died 10 days later at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus. Atlantic County Superior Court Judge John Rauh ordered Wiggins held without bail at a detention hearing Friday, according to the prosecutor's office.  Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office at 609-909-7800 or visit the prosecutor's web site. Rebecca Everett may be reached at reverett@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccajeverett. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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  • Football playoffs, 2017: Results and links for semifinal gamesFootball playoffs, 2017: Results and links for semifinal games

    All the news and information on the playoff semifinals in one place.  ESSENTIALS •  Brackets for all 23 sections  • Round 2 mega-coverage guide • Previews, picks for all Round 2 games  • NJ.com football Top 20, Nov. 12: New teams burst in after Round 1 • Championship games schedule, locations, dates and times (matchups TBD) ROUND 1 RECAP• Results and links for Round 1 games• Hot takes from Round 1: Thrillers, blowouts and upsets• The top 30 performances from the football quarterfinals PLAYOFF PREVIEWS• Bracket-by-bracket previews  • An A-to-Z guide to the playoffs• Predicting all 23 sectional champions• Dark horses: 19 dangerous low seeds • 35 players worth the price of admission  ALSO: Top photos from semifinals  SATURDAY'S FEATURED COVERAGESTATE PLAYOFF SEMIFINALS NON-PUBLICGROUP 4No. 1 Bergen Catholic 41, Delbarton 16• Crusaders roll into 1st final since 2012• Look back at live updates• Box score GROUP 3No. 3 St. Joseph (Mont.) 28, No. 9 Pope John 7• Fight mars victory•  WATCH late-game altercation•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score GROUP 2St. Joseph (Hamm.) 64, Immaculata 26• Byers, Townsel combine for nearly 500 yards rushing• Box score NORTH JERSEY, SECTION 1GROUP 5No. 8 Montclair 49, Ridgewood 14• Mounties get redemption victory•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score NORTH JERSEY, SECTION 2No. 11 Westfield 13, Elizabeth 6• Ugly win, but 35 straight means finals trip•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score Bridgewater-Raritan 27, Piscataway 6• B-R earns 3rd straight finals berth•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score SOUTH JERSEYGROUP 3Woodrow Wilson 46, Lakewood 25• Tigers flex running muscles• Box score GROUP 2Haddonfield 35, Cinnaminson 8• Six seed overcomes five turnovers•  Photo gallery• Box score GROUP 1Penns Grove 36, Gateway 0• Defense, ground game are too much•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score Paulsboro 28, Salem 20• Holloway makes game-saving tackle• Box score TOP 20 SCOREBOARD• No. 1 Bergen Catholic 41, Delbarton 16• No. 3 St. Joseph (Mont.) 28, No. 9 Pope John 7• No. 8 Montclair 49, Ridgewood 14• No. 11 Westfield 13, Elizabeth 6• No. 15 St. Joseph (Hamm.) 64, Immaculata 26 FRIDAY'S FEATURED COVERAGE STATE PLAYOFF SEMIFINALS NON-PUBLICGROUP 4No. 2 St. Peter's Prep 42, Paramus Catholic 19• Marauders book return trip to MetLife• Look back at live updates• Box score SOUTH JERSEYGROUP 5No. 10 Lenape 63, No. 19 Howell 28• JoJo Kellum, Lenape run into final•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score GROUP 3Delsea 41, No. 4 Timber Creek 30• Rally ends 25-game winning streak•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score CENTRAL JERSEYGROUP 5No. 20 South Brunswick 21, Old Bridge 10• Justin Shorter provides points on both sides of ball•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score NORTH JERSEY, SECTION 1GROUP 5Union City 35, Bloomfield 0• Union City finally breaks through to final•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score GROUP 4Mount Olive 21, West Morris 16• Turnaround leads to title game•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score GROUP 1Hasbrouck Heights 10, New Milford 0• Game ends in controversy• Box score NORTH JERSEY, SECTION 2GROUP 4No. 13 Phillipsburg 21, Irvington 20• Stateliners survive on missed 2-pointer•  Photo gallery• Box score GROUP 4No. 18 North Hunterdon 29, Sayreville 7• Lions closer to 1st title in 42 years•  Photo gallery• Box score GROUP 3West Essex 28, Rahway 14• Resilient Knights win 9th straight•  Photo gallery• Box score GROUP 3Voorhees 24, Parsippany Hills 19• Last-second drive dies at 1-yard line• Box score GROUP 2Hackettstown 47, Caldwell 27• Christian Maciak had 3 picks, scores 2 TDs•  Photo gallery• Box score GROUP 1Shabazz 27, Roselle Park 6• Showdown set up with Weequahic• Box score CENTRAL JERSEYGROUP 4Freehold Borough 35, Brick Township 28• Ashante Worthy gets his revenge• Box score GROUP 2Point Pleasant Boro 27, Manasquan 6• Cipriano runs, receptions add up to 4 TDs• Box score GROUP 1Middlesex 41, Burlington City 20• Ground game churns out 6 TDs• Box score SOUTH JERSEYGROUP 5Rancocas Valley 15, Millville 14• RV overcomes 14-0 deficit• Box score GROUP 4Hammonton 27, Highland 21, OT• Six seed beats seven in see-saw affair•  Photo gallery• Box score GROUP 2West Deptford 28, Cedar Creek 20 • Blocked PAT, Gismondi's 2 late INTs seal it• Box score TOP 20 SCOREBOARD• No. 2 St. Peter's Prep 42, Paramus Catholic 19• Delsea 41, No. 4 Timber Creek 30• No. 17 Rancocas Valley 15, No. 5 Millville 14• No. 6 Manalapan 63, Freehold Township 22• No. 7 DePaul 42, No. 14 St. John Vianney 21• No. 10 Lenape 63, No. 19 Howell 28• No. 12 Old Tappan 42, Wayne Hills 7• No. 13 Phillipsburg 21, Irvington 20• Mater Dei 35, No. 16 Holy Spirit 34• No. 18 North Hunterdon 29, Sayreville 7• No. 20 South Brunswick 21, Old Bridge 10 PLAYOFF SCOREBOARDSNon-Public, Group 4  Non-Public, Group 3   Non-Public, Group 2  North Jersey, Section 1, Group 5 North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4  North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3  North Jersey, Section 1, Group 2  North Jersey, Section 1, Group 1  North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5  North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4  North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3  North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2  North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1  Central Jersey, Group 5  Central Jersey, Group 4  Central Jersey, Group 3  Central Jersey, Group 2  Central Jersey, Group 1  South Jersey, Group 5  South Jersey, Group 4  South Jersey, Group 3  South Jersey, Group 2  South Jersey, Group 1 

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  • Pennsylvania gaming expansion should not impact Atlantic City casinos - Press of Atlantic CityPennsylvania gaming expansion should not impact Atlantic City casinos - Press of Atlantic City

    Press of Atlantic CityPennsylvania gaming expansion should not impact Atlantic City casinosPress of Atlantic CityDespite concerns over the tax rate, the introduction of internet gaming in Pennsylvania could benefit online gamblers in New Jersey, said Steve Ruddock, PlayNJ.com lead analyst. Pennsylvania is now the fourth state to legalize internet gaming.New Jersey's Legal Online Gambling Industry Maturing As It Celebrates Its Fourth BirthdayPR Newswire (press release)all 31 news articles »

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  • Guard broke rules before detention facility breakout, official reportedly saysGuard broke rules before detention facility breakout, official reportedly says

    The last of the four teens was arrested Thursday, 32 hours after the escape. An Atlantic County official is blaming the breakout of four teens from a youth detention facility Wednesday on a corrections officer who didn't follow the rules. Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson told the Press of Atlantic City that based on information he has received from investigators, the officer broke two protocols when he or she went into a locked area of the facility alone and opened a cell. Levinson told the newspaper that the mistake is what caused the departure of four of the Egg Harbor City facility's eight teenage occupants. County officials have said the teens -- one of whom is charged with murder -- overpowered an unarmed corrections officer just after midnight Wednesday. They stole an officer's car but crashed it several blocks away before fleeing on foot, officials said. Three of the youth were caught about 10 hours later in Bridgeton, roughly 35 miles away. The teen charged with murder, 18-year-old Michael Huggins of Bridgeton, was found with an illegal gun Thursday morning in an apartment in Atlantic City, Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Atlantic County officials have not released specifics of the breakout and said they're still looking into how the teens were able to travel so far after they got out. A spokeswoman for the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office declined to comment on the alleged breach of protocol other than to say the breakout was still under investigation. Levinson did not return calls Friday. It's not clear how many corrections officers are usually on duty at the detention facility, but Atlantic County Sheriff Michael Petuskey said two were "involved" in the situation Wednesday morning. For Egg Harbor City Mayor Lisa Jiampetti, the staffing, training and protocols at Harborfields are clearly insufficient. "It's not the first time people have escaped," Jiampetti said in an interview after the teens were caught. "It's putting my community at risk." Harborfields Youth Detention Facility has been housing troubled juveniles at the corner of Buffalo Avenue and Duerer Street for decades, and the community's discomfort with it has not been helped by the occassional breakouts, inevitably followed by swarms of searching police, dogs and helicopters. "We're in the process of setting up a meeting with whoever runs this place," Jiampetti said. "There's a lot of questions that need answering." She said the facility either needs better security and staffing or it should be closed down. "Our officers shouldn't have to deal with that, and some detainees are dangerous. They're not in there for shoplifting," she said. "That young man is charged with murder. How is this happening?" Harboring troubled youth Harborfields Youth Detention Facility has 27 "secure beds" for boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 18 "deemed unsuitable for release pending court appearance," according to the county's website. It says the county contracts with the state's Juvenile Justice Commission to operate the facility. The state workers there educate the youth and provide daily counseling and other programing with the goal of preparing them to re-enter society or go on to other Juvenile Justice Commission programs to which they might be sentenced. The Juvenile Justice Commission did not answer questions about the staffing or operation of the facility, or the number of breakouts that have occurred over the years. "The matter remains under investigation, which will include a thorough review of policies and safety procedures," said Sharon Lauchaire, a spokeswoman for the Office of the Attorney General. She said the Harborfields facility includes two separate areas for defendants, Southern Residential Community and the Atlantic County Youth Detention Center. The detention center is a locked facility for those facing more serious charges. However, county officials told the Press of Atlantic City the facility now houses only young defendants facing serious charges. The breakout Wednesday involved half of the eight occupants. The county has an agreement to accept juvenile defendants from Cumberland, Salem and Cape May counties, the newspaper reported. Attorney James Gerrow Jr., who represents Huggins, said his client remained at the facility after he turned 18 and was charged as an adult because state regulations dictate that a juvenile should remain in a youth lock-up if their alleged crimes occurred when they were under 18. Tyner told reporters at a press conference Thursday that his office tried unsuccesfully to have Huggins moved to jail after he was indicted, but Gerrow said no motion to that effect was ever made.* The most recent escape reported in the Press of Atlantic City involved five teens, all from the Camden area, who fled on Dec. 31, 2012. One of those caught was found hiding under a porch on Beethoven Street, the article said. An archived story from the newspaper shows that 1989 was an especially tough year for Harborfields, with a total of nine teenagers escaping the facility in three breakouts over a span of seven months. For her part, Jiampetti said she is not going to let this recent incident at Harborfields be brushed aside now that all four teens are back in custody. Something has to change, she said, or "we're going to pursue moving it." Rebecca Everett may be reached at reverett@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccajeverett. Find NJ.com on Facebook. *This story was updated to include additional information from Gerrow.  

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  • DHS Successfully Hacks Commercial AirplaneDHS Successfully Hacks Commercial Airplane

    A DHS official revealed the test, conducted at an airport in Atlantic City, N.J. over a year ago, during a keynote address at the 2017 CyberSat Summit last week. "We got the airplane on Sept.

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  • State swears in 147 new corrections officers (VIDEO)State swears in 147 new corrections officers (VIDEO)

    The graduating class represents 19 of New Jersey's 21 counties. Watch video The New Jersey Department of Corrections (DOC) swore in 147 new officers Friday morning and Jynette Hernandez, was elected class president. Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, who has attended 19 of 21 graduations since taking office, told the trainees-turned-officers: "Your families are supporting you. Someone should say thank you for that. I'm here to do it." Guadagno reminded them that they are now part of another family. "That's the family of those that wear the blue uniform. She encouraged them to "be loyal to each other, to listen to each other, to have each other's back." DOC Commissioner Gary M. Lanigan administered the oath of office to the new officers, Class 241. Class 241 represents 19 of New Jersey's 21 counties. The class includes 11 individuals who have served in the military, as well as 32 who come from law-enforcement families and 56 members of Class 241 have a college degree. Michael Mancuso may be reached at mmancuso@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @michaelmancuso Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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  • Clinton mayor named 3rd V.P. of N.J. League of MunicipalitieClinton mayor named 3rd V.P. of N.J. League of Municipalitie

    Kovach, who previously served on the League's Executive Board, was elected today at the League of Municipalities' Annual Business Meeting in Atlantic City. As Third Vice President of the New Jersey League of Municipalities, Kovach will help lead the Association of New Jersey's 565 municipal governments.

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  • Game changers: 11 matchups to watch in Sunday's boys soccer state finalsGame changers: 11 matchups to watch in Sunday's boys soccer state finals

    Who are the players to watch in the group finals?

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  • Atlantic City man dies after Thursday night shooting | Crime ... - Press of Atlantic CityAtlantic City man dies after Thursday night shooting | Crime ... - Press of Atlantic City

    Press of Atlantic CityAtlantic City man dies after Thursday night shooting | Crime ...Press of Atlantic CityATLANTIC CITY — A city man was fatally shot Thursday in the resort, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.One Man Dead Following Shooting in Atlantic City - South Jersey ...SNJ Todayall 4 news articles »

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  • N.J. football mega-coverage guide: Everything you need for playoff semifinalsN.J. football mega-coverage guide: Everything you need for playoff semifinals

    Find all the previews and picks for the state football semifinals with the NJ.com mega-coverage guide ESSENTIALS • LIVE updates, results and links for sectional semifinals• Complete, statewide semifinals schedule• Statewide stat leaders for Week 10 of the HS football season• Football playoffs 2017: Results and links for Round 1 games• Statewide conference football standings• Updated 2017 NJSIAA football state tournament brackets SECTION SEMIFINAL PREVIEWS/PICKS• North 1: Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4 | Group 5 • North 2: Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4 | Group 5• Central: Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4 | Group 5• South:  Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4 | Group 5• Non-Public: Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4 RANKINGS • Top 20• Group and conference MUST-READ CONTENT • N.J.'s 1,000-yard rushers for 2017: Who are the 85 players to make the list (so far)?• Small-school studs: 29 standout players still alive in N.J. football playoffs• Ousted Verona coach blasts district over 'outrageous' investigation, defends coaching tactics• Perennial powers Timber Creek, Delsea ready for showdown• Latest rite of Fall: West Deptford vs. Cedar Creek in a big playoff game• Salem faces Paulsboro in South Jersey Times Game of the Week• Highland happily surprised to be around, facing Hammonton in South Jersey, Group 4 semifinals• 14 bold predictions for sectional semifinal weekend• 21 football players in the 20-touchdown club• Are concussions up or down in N.J. football? Why nobody can answer that question• The top 30 performances from the football quarterfinals• Transgender policy gets overhaul by state athletic association• Voorhees, North Hunterdon football gearing for NJSIAA playoff semifinals• "Unsung Heroes" honored from Times of Trenton area football teams• The 12th Man TD Club of Trenton announces weekly football honors (Week 10)• South Jersey Touchdown Club honors Players of the Week, West Deptford's Paratore feels he belongs• Hot takes from Round 1 of the football playoffs: Thrillers, blowouts and upsets• From Asbury Park to zero-win teams: A-to-Z guide to the playoffs RECRUITING • Rutgers offers preferred walk-on opportunity to South Jersey specialist Zachary Sterr• How does Jaaron Hayek, Rutgers' newest commit, compare to his 2 brothers?• DePaul 3-star OL Khris Banks being patient in deciding his 2nd time around• What have N.J.'s top 50 high school football recruits been up to? Joe Zedalis may be reached at jzedalis@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @josephzedalis. Like NJ.com HS sports on Facebook.

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  • Small-school studs: 29 standout players still alive in N.J. football playoffsSmall-school studs: 29 standout players still alive in N.J. football playoffs

    Highlighting 29 players still alive in the Group 1 or Group 2 playoffs who can be difference makers in the season's biggest moments.

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  • Woman rescued after falling into underground septic tankWoman rescued after falling into underground septic tank

    The 57-year-old landed 10 feet below after tumbling through a rotted cover Watch video A 57-year-old South Jersey woman spent about two-and-half-hours in an abandoned, underground septic tank before being rescued on Thursday afternoon, police said. The Mullica resident fell 10 feet through a rotted cover into the tank around 2 p.m. but it took about 30 minutes for her son to hear her screaming, officials said. Emergency workers arrived at 2:40 p.m. and began the process of removing her by using a system of ropes and braces. The Atlantic City Fire Department traveled 30 miles to assist in the rescue. Firefighters from the Nesco and Elwood sections of Mullica also responded.  The woman was flown to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City to be treated. Township police noted the rescue on the 3600 block of Nesco Road "required a great deal of technical skill and patience." Jeff Goldman may be reached at jeff_goldman@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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  • How Homeland Security hacked into a Boeing 757How Homeland Security hacked into a Boeing 757

    We collect zip code so that we may deliver news, weather, special offers and other content related to your specific geographic area. We have sent a confirmation email to {* data_emailAddress *}.

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  • The rankings and the recruiting for Rutgers Wrestling are on the riseThe rankings and the recruiting for Rutgers Wrestling are on the rise

    They all signed National Letters of Intent to compete for the Scarlet Knights beginning next fall. Four of the recruits are ranked in the top 20 of their respective weight classes: Janzer , Robinson , Aguilar , and Benner .

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  • Menendez avoids 'political grave,' but cloud still loomsMenendez avoids 'political grave,' but cloud still looms

    Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez becomes emotional as he speaks to reporters in front of the courthouse in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The federal bribery trial of Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said i... .

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  • Phil Murphy lays out aggressive agenda in Atlantic City speech - Press of Atlantic CityPhil Murphy lays out aggressive agenda in Atlantic City speech - Press of Atlantic City

    Press of Atlantic CityPhil Murphy lays out aggressive agenda in Atlantic City speechPress of Atlantic CityATLANTIC CITY — New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy laid out an aggressive agenda for his first year in office that included raising taxes on millionaires, fully funding public education, fixing NJ Transit lines and restoring funds for women's health care.Murphy to NJ local leaders: Help us dump Trump tax planNJ.comMurphy: New Jersey Is Poised for a ComebackObserverall 47 news articles »

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  • Teens planned their escape from detention facility, official saysTeens planned their escape from detention facility, official says

    The four teens were caught in two counties over two days. Hours after police collared the fourth and final teenager who broke out of a youth detention facility Wednesday, an official said investigators believe the escape wasn't a spur of the moment decision. "We do in fact believe it was a planned escape," Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said Thursday. He also said investigators are still trying to figure out how the teens, some wearing only underwear, were able to travel around South Jersey in the hours after their escape early Wednesday.  Three were found Wednesday in Bridgeton, about 35 miles from the Harborfields Youth Detention Facility in Egg Harbor City. The fourth, Michael Huggins, 18, was found in Atlantic City around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Huggins, of Bridgeton, charged with murder in the 2016 killing of Davonte Lee, had a handgun when he was discovered in an apartment in the 100 block of North South Carolina Avenue in Atlantic City, Tyner said.  Tyner said at a press conference Thursday at the Atlantic County Superior Courthouse investigators are still trying to determine if Huggins was ever in Bridgeton. Officials have said that the four youth overpowered a corrections officer at the detention facility, stealing his keys and his car but ultimately crashing the car into a building nearby in the early hours of Wednesday. They then allegedly fled on foot. Huggins attorney has said he does not believe that his client was a ringleader or even a conspirator in the break out, but simply went along when the opportunity presented itself.  "I wouldn't believe that Michael would have orchestrated this," said James Gerrow Jr., a Burlington County attorney. He said he was shocked to hear that his client was on the run and he has been in contact with Huggins mother, who was very concerned that her son was being sought by police and could possibly be in danger. "We're all relieved Michael was taken into custody," he said. Because the teens fled on foot, the manhunt Wednesday morning focused on Egg Harbor City. However, a tip from a person in the Bridgeton led them to arrest the three juveniles in the area of Pamphylia Avenue, not far from South Woods State Prison. "We received some information that was very valuable," Tyner said of the tip.  Authorities focused much of their search on that same area of Bridgeton throughout Wednesday and into Thursday, searching around residences and causing several schools to be put on lockdown.  While they were still actively searching in Bridgeton, officials received information Thursday that Huggins was in an apartment in Atlantic City, Tyner said. He declined to say whether anyone else was arrested Thursday besides Huggins. "The apartment that he was located in, the individuals opened the door and were cooperative," he said. He did not say what connection Huggins had to the residents. Tyner said authorities don't know for sure where Huggins got the gun, but that it was not taken from any corrections officer. The corrections officers at Harborfields are not armed. Huggins, who was arrested without incident and is now being held at the Atlantic County Jail, is facing new charges of escape, assault on a law enforcement officer, robbery, conspiracy and unlawful weapons possession.  Gerrow said his client was held in the youth detention facility, though he was 18 and charged with murder, because state regulations suggest that young offenders who are charged as adults should continue to be held in youth facilities until they are 21. Tyner said the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office tried unsuccessfully to have him transferred to a jail but Gerrow said no motion to that effect was ever made.* Huggins maintains he did not kill Lee and is heading to trial, Gerrow said. According to the probable cause statement, police believe Huggins, who was 17 at the time, shot Lee in a parked car outside Huggins home on Oct. 7, 2016. Lee and a friend went to Huggins home for a "narcotics transaction," according to court papers. Huggins approached the men in the parked car, brandished a gun, demanded money, and shot Lee, police claim. Gerrow said part of his defense will be that the man who identified Huggins as the shooter has since given a second statement to a private investigator that indicates police strongly suggested to him that he identify Huggins as the shooter. Rebecca Everett may be reached at reverett@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccajeverett. Find NJ.com on Facebook. *This story was updated to include comments additional comments from Gerrow.  

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  • Report: VA clinic where vet set self on fire was remissReport: VA clinic where vet set self on fire was remiss

    In this March 23, 2016 photo, a couple who identified themselves as the parents-in-law of Navy veteran Charles R. Ingram visit the memorial at the site where Ingram set himself ablaze outside the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Northfield, N.J. Ingram went nearly a year without a mental health appointment or medication, one of several serious problems government investigators found with the clinic in a report released Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.

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  • Report critical of clinic where veteran set himself on fireReport critical of clinic where veteran set himself on fire

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. >> A government inspector has found that a veteran who set himself on fire and died outside a veterans clinic in New Jersey had waited three months for an appointment. The Veterans Affairs Department's inspector general found Charles Ingram III had requested an appointment to see his psychologist at the clinic in Northfield in late 2015.

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  • Escaped teen murder suspect captured in Atlantic City, New Jersey - 6abc.comEscaped teen murder suspect captured in Atlantic City, New Jersey - 6abc.com

    6abc.comEscaped teen murder suspect captured in Atlantic City, New Jersey6abc.comThe teenage murder suspect who escaped custody early Wednesday morning in New Jersey has been captured in Atlantic City. Michael Huggins, 18, was one of four teens who escaped from the Harborfields Youth Detention Facility in Egg Harbor City.Escaped teen accused in killing caught in Atlantic City | NJ.comNJ.comEscaped Teen Inmate Michael Huggins Caught in Atlantic CitySNJ TodayEscaped NJ teen murder suspect is capturedPhilly.comall 31 news articles »

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  • Escaped teen accused in killing caught in Atlantic CityEscaped teen accused in killing caught in Atlantic City

    He is accused of killing a man in Cumberland County in 2016. The search for a teen accused of murder who allegedly escaped from an Atlantic County youth detention facility ended Thursday morning when authorities arrested him in Atlantic City. Atlantic City Police Sgt. Kevin Fair said Michael Huggins, 18, was arrested after 10 a.m. in the 100 block of North South Carolina Avenue. Huggins was one of four teens who authorities say escaped by overpowering a corrections officer at Harborfield Youth Detention Facility in Egg Harbor City just after midnight Wednesday. They stole a car but crashed it nearby, officials said, and the three other teens were caught and arrested 35 miles away in Bridgeton around 10 a.m. Wednesday. New Jersey State Police and numerous local agencies combed Bridgeton Wednesday and Thursday in the hopes that Huggins, who hails from the small Cumberland County city, was also in the area. It was not immediately clear how Huggins got to Atlantic City. Fair said he was arrested by New Jersey State Police and officers from the Atlantic County prosecutor's and sheriff's offices. Huggins is charged with murder in the Oct. 7, 2016 killing of Davonte Lee, 21. Huggins was 17 at the time, authorities said. According to the probable cause statement in the case, Lee and a friend went to Huggins home for a "narcotics transaction." Huggins approached the men in the parked car, brandished a gun, demanded money, and shot Lee, police claim. The statement said that Huggins sister, a juvenile, witnessed the shooting. Rebecca Everett may be reached at reverett@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccajeverett. Find NJ.com on Facebook.  

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  • NJ.com boys soccer Top 20, Nov. 16: Stunning upsets reshape rankingsNJ.com boys soccer Top 20, Nov. 16: Stunning upsets reshape rankings

    Wild state tournament dramatically changed the boys soccer Top 20.

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