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No instant end to New Jersey's takeover of Atlantic City

Sep. 20, 2018 3:48 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Democrat Phil Murphy campaigned for governor of New Jersey in part on a promise to end the state takeover of Atlantic City, the cash-strapped seaside gambling resort whose assets and major decision-making power were seized by his Republican predecessor, Chris Christie. But after...

Indictment: Guard smuggled drugs to federal prison inmates

Sep. 18, 2018 2:22 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former corrections officer who allegedly smuggled drugs to inmates at a federal prison and used some of the cash he was paid to gamble in Atlantic City has been indicted on bribery charges and other counts. Federal prosecutors say Paul Wright allegedly received the drugs and cash in...

Stockton University to conduct study on environmental center

Sep. 18, 2018 12:43 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Stockton University will conduct a study on a proposed environmental center. The Press of Atlantic City reports Atlantic City and the university received a $100,000 state grant last week to conduct the feasibility study on the new Marine and Environmental Science Center....

Coastal residents look back on the Great Atlantic Hurricane

Sep. 16, 2018 10:00 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Great Atlantic Hurricane of 1944 hit the New Jersey Coast 74 years ago on Sept. 14, destroying most boardwalks — including Atlantic City's — and leaving Atlantic and Cape May counties in ruins. Most of the nine people who died in the storm in New Jersey drowned...

She lost one home to Sandy. Will Florence spare her now?

Sep. 14, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jennifer Liebelt and her family were rescued by boat from their home in Union Beach, New Jersey, as Superstorm Sandy destroyed it in 2012. Rather than rebuild, they moved to Wilmington, North Carolina — where Hurricane Florence threatened their new home this week. This...

Atlantic City casino to take in hurricane evacuees for free

Sep. 12, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An Atlantic City casino owner says he'll take in people fleeing the powerful hurricane due to strike the East Coast this week. Bruce Deifik told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he will let anyone fleeing the storm stay for free at his Ocean Resort Casino until it has...

Eldorado gets temporary OK to own Tropicana casino

Sep. 12, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eldorado Resorts was given temporary approval to own Atlantic City's Tropicana casino, expressing optimism about a growing market rather than nervousness over increasing competition. The Reno, Nevada-based company is taking over the Atlantic City as part of a $1.85 billion...

Sports betting soars to $95M in New Jersey in August

Sep. 12, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Sports betting is a second-inning home run in New Jersey, where gamblers plunked down more than $95 million on sporting events in August, helping Atlantic City's casinos to one of their biggest monthly revenue increases in three decades. The $95.6 million wagered on sports in...

Lawyer: Miss America report finding no bullying a whitewash

Sep. 10, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hours after a new Miss America was crowned, the Miss America Organization released a report Monday denying the outgoing one had been bullied by pageant leaders including chairwoman Gretchen Carlson. The lawyer for former Miss America Cara Mund called the report, commissioned by...

New Miss America glad she didn't have to don swimsuit to win

Sep. 10, 2018 8:30 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The first woman to win the Miss America crown without having to don a swimsuit says she's glad she didn't have to. Nia Imani Franklin, who won the title Sunday night in Atlantic City while competing as Miss New York, said the changes in the 98-year-old pageant are a welcome...