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Woman becomes instant millionaire at Harrah’s

A woman who became an instant millionaire at an Atlantic City casino spread the wealth around this weekend. The Monmouth County player, who wants to remain anonymous, placed a $5 bet and won a $1,681,458.40 mega jackpot on a progressive poker game Saturday at Harrah’s Resort. It’s Caesar Entertainment’s largest jackpot payout on a progressive … Read more

Atlantic County, AtlantiCare offer free drive-thru COVID testing

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing is coming to Atlantic County next week. The county is collaborating with AtlantiCare to offer PCR, or polymerase chain reaction, testing for both symptomatic and asymptomatic adults and children. The testing begins Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beginning Tuesday, the opening time will be 9 a.m. Appointments are required. Identification … Read more

Atlantic County extends COVID vaccination, booster hours Wednesday

Atlantic County will extend its free COVID-19 vaccination and booster clinic Wednesday, to mark the one-year anniversary of the first vaccine administered in the state. The Atlantic County Division of Public Health normally offers its free vaccine and boosters from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday at 201 S. Shore Road in Northfield. But … Read more

Weymouth man held in beating of neighbor, attack on police

A Weymouth man accused of beating his neighbor, threatening the property manager and battling police was ordered held in jail Tuesday.Gilberto Baez Jr., 33, went to his neighbor’s apartment Oct. 9, telling him, “I have a problem with you,” before forcing his way inside, according to the affidavit read at his detention hearing.The unnamed victim … Read more