Linwood social worker accused of trying to pay to have man permanently disfigured

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A clinical social worker from Somers Point is accused of trying to pay for the assault of a Massachusetts man. Diane Sylvia, who provides mental health counseling in Linwood, thought she was talking to a hitman when she asked that the unnamed target not be killed but instead permanently disfigured, according to the complaint signed … Read moreLinwood social worker accused of trying to pay to have man permanently disfigured

Ocean County man sentenced in killing of Navy vet’s therapy dog

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A Manahawkin man was sentenced to 90 days in jail in the killing of a Navy veteran’s service dog in training. Joseph Russo, 25, pleaded guilty in June to animal cruelty in the killing of Diesel, a 3-year-old Pomeranian who was training to be a service/therapy dog for Navy veteran Abigail Russel. Russo will be … Read moreOcean County man sentenced in killing of Navy vet’s therapy dog

EHC man beaten on Halloween is back in hospital

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An Egg Harbor City man brutally beaten on Halloween was headed back to the hospital Monday. Danny Peterson, 29, had his jaw broken in three places and needed 28 stitches to close up facial lacerations in the attack on Philadelphia Avenue. He was taken back to the hospital Friday after he still was unable to … Read moreEHC man beaten on Halloween is back in hospital

EHC man already serving life for murder gets 116 years on drug, gun charges

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An Egg Harbor City man already serving a life term for murder was sentenced to 116 additional years on drug and gun charges last week. Rafael Olmo, 35, would have to serve at least 47½ of those years before being eligible for parole because he faced extended terms due to his criminal history. The jury … Read moreEHC man already serving life for murder gets 116 years on drug, gun charges

Convicted burglar with pending burglary charges accused again

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An Atlantic City man already facing a string of burglary charges is now accused in a new burglary. James Mason was arrested at his New York Avenue home in a burglary of the Worship Surf Bar in the Showboat on Nov. 1, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. He is accused of stealing cash and causing more … Read moreConvicted burglar with pending burglary charges accused again