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Coal-fired plant imploded in New Jersey for battery array

Dec. 02, 2022 12:52 PM EST

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A former coal-fired power plant in New Jersey was imploded Friday, and its owners announced plans for a new $1 billion venture on the site, where batteries will be deployed to store power from clean energy sources including wind and solar. The move came...

Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum to close in Atlantic City

Dec. 01, 2022 18:41 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Believe it or not, an iconic part of the Atlantic City Boardwalk is closing soon. The Ripley's Believe It Or Not! museum said Thursday that it will close on Dec. 31 after more than 26 years of tempting Boardwalk strollers with oddities including shrunken...

Borscht Belt comedian Freddie Roman dies at age 85

Nov. 27, 2022 18:40 PM EST

Comedian Freddie Roman, the former dean of The Friars Club and a staple of the Catskills comedy scene, has died. He was 85. Roman died Saturday afternoon at Bethesda Hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida, his booking agent and friend Alison Chaplin said Sunday. His daughter told the...

Police: 3 sought in stabbing at NJ casino that wounded 3

Nov. 26, 2022 13:59 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say they are seeking three people and have issued a summons to a fourth person in connection with a stabbing at an Atlantic City casino on Thanksgiving Day. Atlantic City police say officers were dispatched just after 1:30 a.m....

NJ Q3 casino earns down 13%, but most surpass pre-COVID rate

Nov. 22, 2022 17:05 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos saw their third-quarter profitability decrease by more than 13% compared with a year ago, but there was encouraging news in figures released Tuesday by New Jersey gambling regulators. Earnings numbers from the state Division of...

$3B canals, housing proposed for ex-airport in Atlantic City

Nov. 21, 2022 13:12 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two Philadelphia developers want to build a $3 billion housing, office and retail project on the site of a historic former airport in Atlantic City, the latest proposal for one of the largest tracts of buildable land near the ocean on the U.S. East Coast. ...

NJ casino, sports bet, online revenue down slightly in Oct.

Nov. 17, 2022 15:47 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s casinos, horse tracks that offer sports betting, and the online partners of both types of gambling outlets won over $445 million in October, a decline of less than 1% from the same period a year earlier. Figures released Thursday by the New...

If Astros win World Series, gambler will earn record payout

Nov. 01, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A prolific Texas gambler with a knack for attention-getting bets stands to win nearly $75 million if the Houston Astros win the World Series, including what sportsbooks say would be the largest payout on a single legal sports bet in U.S. history. Jim...

Man pleads guilty in police car fire at George Floyd protest

Oct. 23, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who admitted to setting a police vehicle on fire during protests in Philadelphia over the police killing of George Floyd has pleaded guilty to federal charges. Carlos Matchett, 32, of Atlantic City, New Jersey, pleaded guilty Friday to felony counts of...

Esports video games hold vast betting potential, experts say

Oct. 18, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Competitive video games hold vast economic potential in the U.S. and worldwide, particularly once gambling companies figure out how to interest players and spectators in betting on them, participants in an industry conference said Tuesday. Speaking at the...