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Atlantic City transfers power amid corruption - yet again

Oct. 15, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For over a decade, things had been quiet in Atlantic City, the seaside gambling resort known as much for its colorful political corruption as for its slot machines and saltwater taffy. But that came to an end this month when Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. pleaded guilty to wire fraud,...

The Latest: Councilman Marty Small named Atlantic City mayor

Oct. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the selection of Marty Small as Atlantic City's new mayor (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Council members in Atlantic City have named Council President Marty Small the city's new mayor at a special meeting. Small has been serving as acting mayor since former Mayor...

Small, 2 others nominated to be next Atlantic City mayor

Oct. 8, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Acting Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small and two others were nominated by the city's Democratic party to be considered to serve as mayor for the next year or so. Small became acting mayor last week when Frank Gilliam Jr. resigned after acknowledging having taken $87,000 from a...

Marty Small: New rider in Atlantic City's mayor-go-round

Oct. 5, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Marty Small intends on bringing big changes to Atlantic City, where yet another political corruption scandal has propelled him to the office he has sought for so long. Small, the City Council president, became acting mayor Friday, a day after Frank Gilliam Jr., a fellow Democrat,...

New Atlantic City mayor's vow: I'll follow the law

Oct. 4, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Marty Small began his tenure as acting mayor of Atlantic City by setting a seemingly low bar for himself, yet one that has tripped up many of his predecessors in the ethically challenged city. "I'm going to follow the law at all times," he declared. Small was speaking at a...

Atlantic City mayor pleads guilty to stealing, resigns

Oct. 3, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s mayor pleaded guilty to stealing $87,000 from a youth basketball team and resigned from office Thursday, becoming the latest in a line of corrupt city officials so long that it spawned a hit HBO TV series. Frank Gilliam Jr. appeared in federal court in...

The Latest: Atlantic City mayor resigns after guilty plea

Oct. 3, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. pleading guilty to wire fraud (all times local): 7 p.m. The mayor of Atlantic City has resigned after pleading guilty to defrauding a youth basketball club out of $87,000. Frank Gilliam Jr. filed a resignation letter with the city...

Mayor of Atlantic City resigns after pleading guilty to defrauding youth basketball club out of $87K

Oct. 3, 2019 7:01 PM EDT
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Mayor of Atlantic City resigns after pleading guilty to defrauding youth basketball club out of $87K.

Musician helps launch Boston youth basketball league

Sep. 22, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Michael Bivins, a founding member of the bands New Edition and Bell Biv Devoe, is turning his attention from music to sports. The Roxbury YMCA in Boston says Bivins has teamed up with Puma to sponsor a basketball league for kids ages 9 to 13. Every Saturday for 10 weeks, eight teams will...

Grandmother of slain 9-year-old Chicago boy testifies

Sep. 18, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee's grandmother took the witness stand in the trial of two men charged with murder in the boy's slaying to recount for jurors how the fourth grader told her he loved her before racing off to play basketball on the day he was shot to death. The Chicago Tribune reports...