Detention hearing postponed for man accused of killing teen girl in Atlantic City

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UPDATE The detention hearing for a Pleasantville man accused of killing a 15-year-old girl was postponed Wednesday.Nahquil Lovest, 18, appeared briefly in court as attorney Alex Settle asked for a five-day postponement, allowed under bail reform.Lovest is charged with murder in the killing of Naimah Bell, who was found dead inside a home on South … Read moreDetention hearing postponed for man accused of killing teen girl in Atlantic City

Pleasantville police to test gunshot-detection system

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Pleasantville residents can expect to hear gunshots Thursday evening.But it’s just a test.Police will begin testing the ShotSpotter audio gunshot-detection system in a last step before the system officially goes live.ShotSpotter uses sensors to triangulate where a gunshot comes from, which is expected to help in shooting investigations. The system alerts police to shootings, letting … Read morePleasantville police to test gunshot-detection system

Pleasantville man admits to promoting prostitution

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A convicted sex offender has admitted to forcing women into prostitution through threats and drugs.Henry Lovest, 42, was arrested last year after investigators from the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit searched two rooms in Pleasantville’s Homestead Lodge.They also recovered a stolen handgun.Lovest pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-degree … Read morePleasantville man admits to promoting prostitution

Got warrants? Friday event will help get them cleared

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Those with warrants out of courts in Atlantic and Cape May counties will get a chance at a “Fresh Start” Friday. A Community Safe Surrender will give individuals a chance to clear their bench warrants out of most municipal and Superior Courts in the two counties. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. … Read moreGot warrants? Friday event will help get them cleared