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Could sports leagues end up paying for losing wager against sports gambling?

College and professional sports leagues lost their bet against legalized sports gambling. Now, New Jersey may make them pay up, nj.com reports. State Senate President Steve Sweeney told NJ Advance Media he’s exploring a lawsuit against the leagues so the state can recoup legal fees and back tax revenue now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in New Jersey’s favor, according to an article by Brent Johnson. The leagues include the NFL, NBA, MLB,
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Pleasantville man allegedly ran from police and threw loaded gun

A Pleasantville man was arrested after he allegedly ran from police and threw a handgun. Steven Young Jr., who was wanted on warrants, was spotted by Atlantic City Officers Valmir Loga and Jeffrey Hannon at 2:18 p.m. Wednesday at South Carolina and Baltic avenues, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The two recognized him as being wanted on warrants, Fair said. As the officers got out of their car and went to stop Young, he started to
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Atlantic City KFC-Taco Bell closing unexpected even for workers

Customers weren’t the only ones surprised when they found out the KFC/Taco Bell in Atlantic City closed Thursday. Workers were called into a meeting Thursday morning and told the longtime location at 1501 Atlantic Ave. was closing permanently, a worker told BreakingAC. “They closed it right then and there at 10 a.m.,” Dayionna Taylor said. Taylor started working there in March 2017, and within a year was promoted to shift manager. She said it had
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BreakingAC debuts new series highlighting local YouTubers

Residents are finding their voice — and a following — on YouTube. Local channels offer a little bit of everything, from web series to make-up tutorials to weather and sports and everything in between. Whether it’s to highlight their musical talents or share their inner thoughts, they all show a passion for what they post. Starting next week, BreakingAC will be highlighting a different YouTuber each week. A story will introduce the YouTuber and a
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Philadelphia man arrested in Atlantic City knife attack

A Philadelphia man was arrested Monday after he allegedly slashed a man with a knife during an altercation. Officers were called to Sovereign and Atlantic avenues at 5:36 p.m. for the report of a man cut on the hand, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Officer Robert Reynolds found the 55-year-old victim, who said he was cut by a man who fled. The victim was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus. Reynolds got a description
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Family mourns Atlantic City man killed in Philly shooting

Antonio Williams “a big ball of light that lit up any room when you walked in,” his family said Friday night. But early Thursday morning, that light went out. The Atlantic City man was killed in a shooting in Philadelphia at 2:11 a.m. Two other residents were wounded. Shadi Cottman, 27, was shot five times and underwent surgery Friday. Anthony Allen, 30, suffered a gunshot wound to his hand. Williams, 35, leaves behind a son
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Atlantic City man wanted after not showing up for sentencing in shoot-out

An Atlantic City who admitted to firing a gun during a 2016 shoot-out inside an Atlantic City casino hotel is now on the run, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Taquay Dunston, now 21, was set to be sentenced April 13 on charges including aggravated assault and weapons charges. He faced a sentence of 11 years with six years of parole ineligibility. But failed to appear at his sentencing after bailing out following his plea
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Atlantic City man dead, two others wounded in Philadelphia shooting

An Atlantic City man was killed and two others wounded in a Philadelphia shooting overnight, BreakingAC has learned. The shooting happened in the 2200 block of South 58th Street on the highway at 2:11 a.m., a spokesman for the Philadelphia Police Department said. One of the men, 35, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby at 2:26 a.m. Police are not releasing his identity until all next of kin
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Atlantic City man charged in assault and robbery of 74-year-old woman

An Atlantic City man is charged in two violent robberies, including one in which he allegedly beat a 74-year-old woman. Jose R. Rivera, 50, was arrested Tuesday, after an investigation by Detective Sterling Wheaten. Rivera allegedly went into the Maytag Laundromat on South Florida Avenue armed with a screwdriver at about 7:20 a.m. Monday. He then began to punch and kick the elderly woman, and stole her money and cell phone, Sgt. Kevin Fair said.
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Atlantic City’s incoming casino expands employee pool to Drug Court

Newly named ‘Recovery Court’ gets help from Local 54, Hard Rock Atlantic and Cape May County Drug Court is getting a new name and offering new opportunities. Now known as Recovery Court, the program is partnering with the city’s casino union to train participants for work in the casino industry. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will be the first resort casino to open its employment up to Drug Court participants. “If you’re sober
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