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Affidavit: Daughter's boyfriend of whom Atlantic City Mayor disapproved recorded abuse in video call

Apr. 16, 2024 13:36 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small and his wife disapproved of their teenage daughter's boyfriend, who secretly recorded an incident of him allegedly physically and verbally assaulting the girl over a video chat, according to an affidavit filed by prosecutors. ...

Atlantic City mayor, wife charged with abusing and assaulting teenage daughter

Apr. 15, 2024 16:45 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small and his wife were charged Monday with abusing and assaulting their teenage daughter on multiple occasions, including hitting her in the head with a broom and knocking her unconscious. The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office...

Opponents of smoking in casinos try to enlist shareholders of gambling companies in non-smoking push

Apr. 10, 2024 13:58 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Add investors to the list of people that opponents of smoking in casinos are enlisting in hopes of banning the practice. A national non-smoking group and a Michigan health system have placed shareholder proposals on the agenda of annual meetings for two...

Atlantic City casinos were less profitable in 2023, even with online help

Apr. 08, 2024 21:01 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos were less profitable in 2023 than they were a year earlier, even with help from the state's booming online gambling market. Figures released Monday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the nine casinos collectively...

Workers sue to overturn law that exempts Atlantic City casinos from indoor smoking ban

Apr. 05, 2024 14:30 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Frustrated at having unsuccessfully agitated for over three years to get lawmakers to ban smoking in Atlantic City casinos, workers on Friday tried a new tactic. They filed a lawsuit to try to overturn a law that leaves casino workers as the only ones not covered by the...

Atlantic City mayor says search warrants involve 'private family issue,' not corruption

Apr. 01, 2024 13:41 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small said Monday that a search of his home last week by prosecutors involved “a private family issue,” not a crime. The Democratic mayor held a news conference at City Hall to respond to the execution last Thursday of five...

Law enforcement executed search warrants at Atlantic City mayor's home, attorney says

Mar. 28, 2024 18:28 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small said law enforcement officers visited the mayor's home Thursday morning to execute search warrants, but would not reveal further information, including whether anyone was taken into custody. Edwin Jacobs...

'Every shot matters to someone.' Basketball fans revel in, and bet on, March Madness tournament

Mar. 21, 2024 13:57 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — This is the best time of the year for Mark Bawers: Day after day of uninterrupted college basketball, all of it consequential. “I love how excited everyone gets — every shot matters to someone: on the points spread, the total, on a bracket,” he...

Too much Atlantic in Atlantic City: Beach erosion has casinos desperately seeking sand by summer

Mar. 18, 2024 14:35 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The ocean and beaches have always been a part of Atlantic City's identity: from salt water taffy to Miss America bathing beauties to the name of the place itself, the city has been marketed as a place to have fun by the sea. But there is a little too much...

Saint Peter's beats Fairfield 68-63 to win MAAC tourney, earn berth in NCAA Tournament

Mar. 16, 2024 22:33 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Corey Washington scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half to rally fifth-seeded Saint Peter's to a 68-63 victory over No. 2 seed Fairfield in the championship game of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament on Saturday night, earning the Peacocks an...