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Revel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 years

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel.

Its casino will close early Tuesday.

Revel is shutting down a little over two years after opening with high hopes of revitalizing Atlantic City's struggling gambling market.

But mired in its second bankruptcy in as many years, Revel has been unable to find anyone willing to buy the property and keep it open as a casino.

Analysts and competitors say Revel was hampered by business decisions including a total smoking ban, the lack of a buffet and daily bus trips to and from the casino, and the lack of a players' database from which to solicit customers.


Showboat closes after 27 years in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The Mardi Gras-themed casino shut down at 4 p.m. Sunday after 27 years on the Boardwalk.

Owner Caesars Entertainment closed the still-profitable Showboat to reduce the number of casinos in Atlantic City, which has been struggling with plunging revenue and increased competition.

Caesars still owns three other casinos in Atlantic City.

The seaside gambling resort began the year with 12 casinos. But before summer is over it will be down to eight.

The Atlantic Club closed in January. Revel will begin a two-day shutdown Monday. And Trump Plaza is closing Sept. 16.

Nearly 8,000 casino workers will have lost their jobs.


Man killed, woman wounded in street shooting

(Information in the following story is from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), )

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - A man was killed and a woman was seriously injured when gunfire erupted on a Paterson street.

The Record reports that officers responding to multiple calls about shots fired found the victims around 3:50 a.m. Sunday in the area of North 6th and Temple streets.

The man was found lying on a sidewalk, but had already died from his injuries. The wounded woman was taken to a hospital, where she was in critical condition.

Further details on the shootings and the victims were not disclosed, including what type of weapon may have been used.

A motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

No arrests have been made.


Teen soccer player on life support following crash

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a teenage soccer player who was seriously injured in a multivehicle crash in southern New Jersey remains on life support.

Fourteen-year-old Aisling Cooke of Linwood and four teammates were on their way to compete in a charity tournament when the crash occurred Saturday morning on Route 40 in Hamilton Township. The four other girls were treated at a hospital for various undisclosed injuries and were released later Saturday.

Authorities have said an eastbound pickup truck driven by 39-year-old Nicholas Gareffi of Vineland apparently crossed the center lane. The truck first struck a westbound box truck driven by 48-year-old Darrel Jacobs of Vineland, then hit a car driven by 18-year-old Madelyn Williscroft of Linwood.

Williscroft and her passengers are all soccer players at Mainland Regional High School in Linwood.


Man shot, wounded during botched street robbery

(Information in the following story is from: The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, )

IRVINGTON, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a northern New Jersey man shot and wounded during a botched street robbery should make a full recovery.

The Star-Ledger reports that the shooting on Springfield Avenue in Irvington occurred around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. It was the sixth shooting reported in the city this month.

The victim, identified only as a 24-year-old city resident, was shot in the side. He was being treated at a hospital, but further information on the shooting and his wounds were not disclosed.

No arrests have been made.

Citing the recent rash of shootings, city officials recently formed a task force that will investigate all nonfatal shootings, reports of shots fired and armed robberies in Irvington.


Cops: Woman assaults friend who gave her ride home

(Information in the following story is from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), )

ABSECON, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a woman attacked a friend who was driving her home from Atlantic City, then assaulted three police officers involved in her arrest.

The Press of Atlantic City says 24-year-old Shannon Walsh of Sayreville also allegedly assaulted her friend's 3-year-old son during the incident, which occurred Friday morning.

But it's not clear what sparked the incident.

Authorities say Walsh called her friend, a 26-year-old Monmouth County resident, and asked for a ride home. But Walsh allegedly began assaulting the friend as the woman drove westbound on the White Horse Pike.

Walsh was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, as well as three counts each of aggravated assault on police officers. Her bail was set at $75,000.

It wasn't known Sunday if Walsh has retained a lawyer.


Police: Newark woman slashed, boyfriend charged

(Information in the following story is from: The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, )

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A Newark couple's violent dispute ended with both of them being hospitalized and the man facing charges.

Newark police tell The Star-Ledger that 50-year-old Oscar Jaramillo was captured early Saturday on the third-floor balcony of his home. He allegedly was holding a knife and threatening to jump, but was pulled to safety after officers convinced him to surrender the weapon.

Jaramillo suffered severe throat wounds that investigators say were self-inflicted, while his 42-year-old girlfriend had slash wounds to her neck. Both are expected to recover from their injuries.

Police responding to reports of an injured woman near Jaramillo's home found the pair around 3:30 a.m. Investigators have not said what sparked the dispute.

Jaramillo faces aggravated assault and weapons charges. It's not known if he's retained an attorney.


Authorities: 2 hurt when motorcycle, car collide

SALEM, N.J. (AP) - Two people were injured when the motorcycle they were riding on and a passenger car collided in southern New Jersey.

Authorities say the crash occurred around 11:15 a.m. Sunday in Salem.

The man and the woman on the motorcycle were thrown off the bike and ended up in the roadway. But their names and further details on their conditions were not immediately disclosed.

The car driver was not injured.

No charges have been filed, but the cause of the accident remains under investigation.


Police: DWI suspect caught after car chase, crash

(Information in the following story is from: South Jersey Times (Woodbury, N.J.), )

GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) - An accused drunken driver who allegedly fled from a traffic stop was captured when he crashed into a sign for an apartment complex in southern New Jersey.

Glassboro police tell the South Jersey Times that officers targeting suspected drunken and impaired drivers had stopped 62-year-old Bruce Berry Jr. around 11:30 p.m. Friday. The Barrington resident initially stopped his vehicle, but soon sped off with officers in pursuit.

A brief chase ensued through residential neighborhoods south of Rowan University's campus. It ended when Berry's vehicle crashed into the sign in front of the Campus Crossing complex on Route 322.

Berry was charged with eluding and several motor vehicle violations. His bail was set at $25,000 cash, and it wasn't known if he had retained an attorney.


Man admits distributing child pornography online

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a central New Jersey man has admitted sharing numerous images of child sexual abuse online.

Armia Alber, of East Brunswick, recently pleaded guilty to distributing child porn. He faces between five and 20 years when he's sentenced Dec. 16, and will have to register as a sex offender.

The 28-year-old Alber admitted that between March and July 2013, he was a member of an online peer-to-peer file sharing network and had more than 600 images or videos of children being sexually abused.

During this period, prosecutors say a law enforcement agent successfully downloaded multiple images and videos from Alber's home computer.

In July 2013, federal law enforcement agents executed a search warrant at Alber's home and seized two computer hard drives.


Coast Guard: 6 safely rescued from sinking boat

SEA GIRT, N.J. (AP) - Six people were rescued after a 25-foot pleasure craft started to sink in waters off the New Jersey coast.

Coast Guard and state police crews responded around 9:15 a.m. Sunday, after a person aboard the boat reported it was quickly filling with water. The person also said they had fired a distress flare to help responders locate their position, which was about a mile off Sea Girt.

A 47-foot motor life boat crew and a 25-foot response boat-small crew were dispatched from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet. A state police marine unit and a Coast Guard Auxiliary boat crew also were deployed.

The responders found six people standing in about two feet of water in the boat.

No injuries were reported.

It's not clear what caused the boat to sink.

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