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Man, 18, faces 10 years in shooting death of NJ girl, 15

Jan. 21, 2020 5:02 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, Pa. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated manslaughter in the shooting death of a 15-year-old New Jersey girl last summer. The Atlantic City prosecutor's office said Tuesday that 18-year-old Nahquil Lovest of Pleasantville faces a 10-year prison term when he is...

Cops: Waze app directs casino-bound drivers into wilderness

Jan. 21, 2020 9:44 AM EST

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — An ad in the Waze navigation app is misdirecting motorists headed to Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa into the wilderness of New Jersey's Pine Barrens, police said. Jackson Township police posted on Facebook that officers in recent weeks have had to help motorists who...

Atlantic City mayor: Tear down 'eyesore' of ex-Trump casino

Jan. 17, 2020 4:06 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's mayor wants to demolish the former Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino. Mayor Marty Small said in a speech Thursday to a business group that knocking down the vacant casino once owned by President Donald Trump is one of his main goals for 2020. It is currently owned...

Hard Rock boss: Atlantic City 'going in wrong direction'

Jan. 16, 2020 3:46 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The CEO of Hard Rock International says Atlantic City “is going in the wrong direction” and is in worse shape than when the global entertainment company bought its casino there nearly three years ago. Speaking after an employee meeting Thursday where Hard Rock...

Mayor Marty Small, left, speaks at a church in Atlantic City N.J. on Jan. 15, 2020 as City Councilman Kaleem Shabazz listens. The mayor called a press conference to rally opposition to a proposed change of government that would eliminate an elected mayor. A vote has been set for March 31. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Atlantic City relents, sets vote on government change

Jan. 15, 2020 6:09 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City voters will decide whether to change the city's form of government to eliminate an elected mayor now that the city admits proponents of the move have enough valid petition signatures to force a special election on the question. Mayor Marty Small said Wednesday the...

In this June 20, 2019 photo, players gather around a table for a game of craps at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City N.J. New Jersey's casinos won nearly $3.3 billion from gamblers in 2019, the first time since 2012 that the Atlantic City gambling halls had won more than $3 billion, according to figures released Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.  (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Rebounding Atlantic City casinos see $3.3B revenue in 2019

Jan. 14, 2020 4:39 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos won almost $3.3 billion from gamblers in 2019, helped by surging sports and internet bets as the seaside resort continued to rebound from a mid-decade meltdown that saw five casinos close. Figures released Tuesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming...

Phillies cut former All-Star Odubel Herrera

Jan. 14, 2020 4:37 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have cut outfielder Odubel Herrera and claimed outfielder Nick Martini off waivers. Herrera was designated for assignment on Tuesday to make room on the roster for Martini. Herrera was suspended last season under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy...

Claressa Shields climbs from the ring after defeating Ivana Habazin in their 154-pound title boxing bout in Atlantic City, N.J., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields adds 154-pound belt

Jan. 11, 2020 12:23 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Claressa Shields wore a crown over her blue, braided hair, and shouted a victorious call-and-answer plea to the crowd. "What's my name!?" "What's my name!?" "What's my name!?" She's been called T-Rex, an Olympian, the GWOAT and absolutely, call her champ. Shields, the two-time...

This Aug. 26, 2015 photo shows Resorts casino owner Morris Bailey speaking during an event at his casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Bailey, along with the head of the city's main casino workers union and a retired state senator, say they will appeal the rejection of petition signatures seeking to force a special election to change Atlantic City's form of government. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Move to oust 'cartel' from Atlantic City Hall is rejected

Jan. 9, 2020 1:33 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An effort to drastically reshape government in Atlantic City, which has a tradition of corruption so extensive and colorful that it was the star of hit HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” has a hit a roadblock. In response to the storied dirty dealings of this seaside...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo, Claressa Shields, left, stands with Ivana Habazin and promotor Dmitriy Salita during a press conference in Detroit. Claressa Shields tries for a third time to win a world title in three divisions. The first bout against Ivana Habazin was scratched because Shields injured her knee in training. The second attempt, well, even for the wacky world of boxing weigh-ins, this one went off the rails. Habazin's trainer was struck by Shields' brother and hospitalized: Artis Mack was charged with assault and the fight again was postponed. Shields and Habazin have kept the week leading up to Saturday's 154-pound fight in Atlantic City, New Jersey free of drama or any other distractions that could cancel the bout. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Gold medalist Shields goes for title in 3rd weight class

Jan. 9, 2020 12:44 PM EST

Claressa Shields will try for a third time to win a world title in three divisions. The first bout against Ivana Habazin was scratched because Shields injured her knee in training. The second attempt, wacky even for the world of boxing weigh-ins, went off the rails: Habazin's trainer was struck by Shields'...