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Man who sexually assaulted several children gets prison term

Aug. 21, 2018 7:18 AM EDT

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who sexually assaulted several children in Atlantic City has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. Atlantic County prosecutors say Adan Otero also faces the potential of civil commitment upon his release from prison. The 27-year-old Atlantic City man had...

Gretchen Carlson: Miss America's claims cost pageant $75K

Aug. 20, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss America chairwoman Gretchen Carlson has struck back against the reigning Miss America, saying Cara Mund's allegations that Carlson and others bullied her have led to a loss of $75,000 in scholarship money for this year's contestants. In a Twitter post late Sunday night whose...

Miss America: Leadership bullied, manipulated, silenced me

Aug. 17, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership, including Gretchen Carlson. In a letter sent Friday to former Miss Americas, Cara Mund says she decided to speak out despite the risk of punishment. Her letter is...

The Latest: Miss America Org. upset with Cara Mund's claims

Aug. 17, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on reigning Miss America Cara Mund saying she's been bullied by pageant leadership (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The Miss America Organization says it is disappointing that reigning Miss America Cara Mund went public with her criticism of the organization's leadership....

New Jersey unemployment rate falls to 4.2 percent

Aug. 16, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey employers added 13,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate fell from 4.3 percent to 4.2 percent. The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced the Bureau of Labor Statistics data from last month on Thursday. The department says the job growth was...

New Jersey takes in $40.6 million in sports bets in July

Aug. 14, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Sports betting is off and running in New Jersey, with three casinos and two racetracks taking in $40.6 million in wagers in July, the first full month it was legal. Those figures were part of a report that showed that Hard Rock debuted as Atlantic City's No. 3 casino in terms of...

The Latest: 6th Atlantic City casino to offer sports betting

Aug. 14, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey's expanding sports betting market (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Atlantic City's Golden Nugget casino will become the sixth in New Jersey to offer sports betting. State Division of Gaming Enforcement Director David Rebuck says he has approved the Golden...

Police: Driver leaves crash scene in good Samaritan's car

Aug. 14, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a driver who struck a utility pole left the crash scene in the car of a good Samaritan who had stopped to help. The crash occurred around 7:20 a.m. Monday on eastbound Route 30 in Atlantic City. Authorities say 23-year-old city resident Isiah Davis and a...

Resorts casino set to start taking in-person sports bets

Aug. 13, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Resorts casino will begin taking in-person sports bets on Wednesday. The exact time still has not been worked out, pending approval from New Jersey gambling regulators. Resorts, which earlier this month became the first gambling company in New Jersey to offer...

University board OK's purchase of former casino near campus

Aug. 8, 2018 9:10 PM EDT

GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — Stockton University's board of trustees has given approval for the purchase of a former casino site near a campus slated to open next month in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The university says the purchase agreement with Clearwater, Florida-based TJM Properties involves 11 upland lots...