Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski holds a ticket showing his $100 bet on the Philadelphia Phillies to win the 2019 World Series at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J. on March 8, 2019. Figures released on March 13, 2019 show New Jersey gamblers have wagered almost $2 billion on sporting events since it started nine months ago. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Nearly $2 billion has been wagered on sporting events in New Jersey in the nine months since such betting became legal last year. New Jersey gamblers plunked down more than $320 million on sporting events in February, led by action on the day of the Feb. 3 Super Bowl and the two days preceding it. And regulators and gambling industry officials predict the college basketball championship tournament this month will surpass Super Bowl betting in terms of volume. "FanDuel Sportsbook's first Super Bowl vastly exceeded our expectations and, despite the people's choice New England Patriots winning, … [Read more...] about In first 9 months, N.J. counts almost $2B in sports wagering
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An unemployed New Jersey man who won last Friday’s $273 million Mega Millions jackpot said he wants to reward the mystery person who returned the tickets to a store where he’d left them a day earlier. Mike Weirsky said at a news conference with lottery officials Thursday that he bought the tickets last Thursday at a Quick Check store in Phillipsburg, near the Pennsylvania border, and forgot them there because he was more focused on his cellphone. Someone found them and gave them to the store to hold. When Weirsky returned on Friday, he verified the tickets were his and store employees returned them. Lottery officials said Thursday that if the person who found the tickets had held onto them and signed them, they could have claimed the jackpot. ‘‘I’m looking for the guy that handed them in, I want to thank him,’’ Weirsky said. ‘‘I’m going to give him something, but I’m going to keep that … [Read more...] about A N.J. man bought a $237 million winning ticket. He initially forgot it at the store.
Congress An undocumented employee who was recently fired from President Donald Trump’s golf club in New Jersey will attend the State of the Union address next week. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J) invited Victorina Morales, who worked at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., as her guest for the president’s address to Congress on Tuesday, the congresswoman's office announced on Wednesday. The Washington Post first reported the invitation.Story Continued Below Morales, who was born in Guatemala but has been in the United States for nearly 20 years, recently spoke out about her undocumented status and was fired shortly after. Watson Coleman in a statement said that Trump justified shutting the government down “by demonizing immigrants as the scourge of the country and the root of our nation’s crime and insecurity.“ She added that Trump‘s company, which is now run by his children, “relied extensively on the hard work of undocumented … [Read more...] about N.J. lawmaker invites undocumented worker fired by Trump Organization to State of the Union
Updated 3:55 pm PST, Friday, January 18, 2019 Travelers organize their luggage before entering a security checkpoint at Miami International Airport, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Miami. The three-day holiday weekend is likely to bring bigger airport crowds. Travelers organize their luggage before entering a security checkpoint at Miami International Airport, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Miami. The three-day holiday weekend is likely to bring bigger airport crowds. Photo: Lynne Sladky, AP Photo: Lynne Sladky, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Travelers organize their luggage before entering a security checkpoint at Miami International Airport, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Miami. The three-day holiday weekend is likely to bring bigger airport crowds. Travelers organize their … [Read more...] about The Latest: TSA adds personnel to Newark, N.J., airport
Associated Press Published 10:21 AM EST Jan 14, 2019 Logan Township, N.J. – Police have surrounded a United Parcel Service facility in New Jersey in response to a reported active shooter. Television images show police cars surrounding the loading dock area of the building in Logan Township, about 20 miles south of Philadelphia. Armed officers can be seen crouching behind one of the vehicles. A person answering the phone at the township police department says it is an active shooter situation, but didn’t give further details. … [Read more...] about Reported active shooter at UPS facility in N.J.