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$2.4B Revel casino shuts down after just 2 years

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Revel Casino Hotel closed its doors Tuesday morning, a little more than two years after opening with high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market.

The 5:25 a.m. casino shutdown followed the closure of its hotel on Monday.

By mid-September, four of Atlantic City's 12 casinos will have closed, but none will be a costlier failure than Revel.

It started construction just before the Great Recession hit and had to take on so much debt it never could turn a profit.

The Showboat closed on Sunday, Trump Plaza is closing Sept. 16, and the Atlantic Club closed in January.

The consolidation is a reaction to the saturated northeastern U.S. casino market, which continues to add new gambling halls to markets without enough demand to support them all.


New Jersey OKs Trump Plaza shutdown Sept. 16

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey casino regulators have given final approval to Trump Plaza's plan to shut down in two weeks.

The state Division of Gaming Enforcement issued a closing notice Tuesday to Trump Plaza, which will cease operations at 6 a.m. Sept. 16.

Trump Plaza will be the fourth Atlantic City casino to go out of business this year.

The Atlantic Club shut its doors in January.

The Showboat shut down on Sunday, and Revel closed Tuesday morning.

Atlantic City began the year with 12 casinos, but will have eight by mid-September.

The market has been pummeled by competition from casinos in nearby states.


New Jersey police search for stabbing suspects

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

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) - Police in southern New Jersey are searching for suspects who fatally stabbed a man who was found dead in an apartment.

Bridgeton Police Chief Mark Ott tells the South Jersey Times that detectives do not know the identity of the victim or any suspects.

They also do not know a motive.

Police say a patrol officer was flagged down by a pedestrian Saturday night and told a man in a nearby apartment was injured.

Police found a man dead inside, with stab wounds in his abdomen.


New Jersey teen struck and killed by train

(Information in the following story is from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, )

HAZLET, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a New Jersey teenager has been struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit train.

Rail line officials tell the Asbury Park Press that 17-year-old Nicholas Kansky steed in front of a train in his hometown of Hazlet around 5:30 a.m. Monday.

None of the riders or crew members were hurt.

But service was suspended for more than two hours Monday morning on a stretch of the North Jersey Coast Line Service.


1 tube of Lincoln Tunnel closed after accident

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) - One of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel has been closed after a chain-reaction accident involving a New York-bound jitney bus and two other vehicles.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman says three people were reported injured in the accident in the center tube at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Coleman says the passenger of one car was in cardiac arrest. The drivers of both passenger vehicles were also injured. No injuries were reported to bus passengers, though one had a panic attack after the crash.

It was not immediately clear how long the tube would remain closed.

Traffic from New Jersey to New York was being diverted to the south tube, where there were rush-hour delays of more than an hour.


2 men accused of robbing gas station 3 times

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

ABSECON, N.J. (AP) - Two men are accused of robbing the same New Jersey gas station three times in a month.

Authorities tell The Press of Atlantic City that 49-year-old Jack Kalman and 53-year-old Arthur Schellinger III were arrested Monday.

Police say they broke into a Sunoco station in Absecon three times in August, each time stealing cash and tobacco products.

Police say they were caught with the help of surveillance video.

They were both being held in the Atlantic County Jail on bail and it was unclear if either man had a lawyer.


Semester starts at Rutgers; new class is largest

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Rutgers University says its new class is the largest ever for New Jersey's flagship public university.

Classes begin Tuesday at the state university, including nearly 7,900 first-year undergraduate students.

Most of the newcomers are at the main campus in New Brunswick and Piscataway.

Nearly 90 percent of the class is from New Jersey and more than one-third are the first in their families to attend college.

Nearly 200 were valedictorians or salutatorian of their high school graduating glasses.

The university has a big change in its sports world as its teams begin competing in the Big Ten conference.


New Jersey gets hot and muggy weather

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Expect another hot and muggy day across New Jersey.

The National Weather Service says that whole the calendar says it's September, the weather it behaving like the hottest part of summer.

Temperatures Tuesday were expected to be above 90 degrees in many parts of the state. With high humidity, it will feel even hotter.

Air quality advisories are also in effect in some areas.

Some areas could be hit be Tuesday evening by thunderstorms.

It's expected to be in the upper 80s the rest of the week.

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