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Alleged gunman, victim among 6 charged after game shooting

Nov. 16, 2019 11:55 PM EST

Six men have been charged after a shooting at a New Jersey high school football game that critically wounded a 10-year-old boy and sent players and the packed crowd fleeing in panic. Ibn Abdullah, 27, was the target of the Friday night shooting and was charged because a gun was found on him when emergency...

Man, young boy shot at New Jersey high school football game

Nov. 16, 2019 5:20 AM EST

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Players and spectators ran for cover Friday night when a gunman opened fire at a New Jersey high school football game, wounding two people. One of the wounded was a young boy, who was airlifted to a children’s hospital in Philadelphia “with some serious...

Shields and Habazin rescheduled for January in Atlantic City

Nov. 15, 2019 5:47 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Claressa Shields is scheduled to fight in January at the Ocean Casino Resort, resuming a matchup in the ring after the previous attempt was canceled because Ivana Habazin’s trainer was hit and hospitalized. A prosecutor filed an assault charge against Shields’...

Another record month for sports betting in NJ: $487M in bets

Nov. 14, 2019 3:29 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s sports betting industry set another monthly record in October for the amount bet as gamblers plunked down close to a half-billion dollars while baseball’s playoffs and World Series, football, basketball and hockey were all on the betting board. Figures...

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...

New Jersey breaks its monthly sports betting record

Oct. 15, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers wagered a record-breaking $445 million on sports in New Jersey in September, the largest monthly total in the state since legal sports betting began in June 2018. Tuesday's release of figures came as the rapidly growing New Jersey sports betting market challenges Nevada...

Construction platform fails, leaving worker dangling in air

Oct. 14, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two workers on a construction platform in New Jersey were rescued after it failed and left one worker briefly dangling by his safety rope in midair. No injuries were reported Monday morning in Atlantic City. The platform holding the workers was about six floors up...

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...