Miss America is leaving Atlantic City, again. The organization has signed a deal to have the 2020 pageant at a casino in Connecticut. The event will also move from its traditional September date to less than a week before Christmas.
A 22 year old Atlantic City man was arrested Sunday night for riding his dirt bike on the city’s boardwalk. 22 year old George Jones struck three pedestrians as he took the joy ride. Two women suffered serious injuries.
A fire destroyed a small boat located at the Farley Marina adjacent to the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City Wednesday morning. Fire crews were called to the scene of the blaze that sent thick black smoke billowing into the sky. No reports of any injuries, nor of a cause of today’s fire.
Atlantic City Police are investigating the shooting of a man early Saturday morning on North Massachusetts Avenue in the city. Police say the victim of the shooting was a 24 year old man, who remains unidentified. The gunman remains at large.
An Atlantic City police officer who won $40,000 in a whistleblower lawsuit should be entitled to sue for punitive damages, says an appellate court. Frank Timek won the judgement after he reported misconduct by another officer. Timek was assigned to another unit in the department after filing the complaint.
Sports betting is now big business in Atlantic City. New figures released just before the weekend put New Jersey’s sports betting figures at over $3 billion during the first year in business. New Jersey has officially passed Nevada in sports betting bets.
Three Pleasantville men have admitted to participating in a shootout on the Atlantic City Expressway. The men ambushed another motorist during the summer of 2016 and gunfire was exchanged between two vehicles. An SUV involved in the battle was shot over 20 times.
The girlfriend of Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera has dropped assault charges lodged against him in Atlantic City. A judge agreed to the dismissal on Wednesday with the understanding that Herrera complete counseling within 60 days.
21 year old Jordan Reaves of Pleasantville was shot and killed in Atlantic City Sunday night. Police in the gaming resort responded to a shooting call on North Pennsylvania Avenue, according to the county prosecutor’s office. Reaves himself a suspect in a shooting that occurred three days ago.
The Haven nightclub inside Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget casino will shut down before the end of July. The casino confirmed the closure and says a new amenity will come to the gaming hall, but details have not been disclosed. The nightclub is notorious for a fight that involved Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam.