A Burlington City man will spend the next three decades in prison after admitting he fired several shots into a crowd last August, which fatally wounded a man in the head.

27-year old Samuel James agreed to the sentence as part of his guilty plea to one count of murder.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 11 for the murder of 24-year old Bryon Turner who James says wasn't his intended target.

The U.S. Supreme Court decision to hear New Jersey's case for legalized sports betting in the Garden State brought joy to federal lawmakers who support it.

Shore Representative Frank LoBiondo is predicting a rebound for Atlantic City, similar to how the Hard Rock Hotel that'll replace the old Taj Mahal by this time next year.

“I like the idea of having people come into the bricks and mortar,” he said. “Next year at this time, we’ll have Hard Rock, which will be a fabulous addition. The Hard Rock team and Jim Allen are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to upgrade that [former Trump Taj Mahal] property. People are going to want to come for the experience, or to catch a show, besides whatever the playoff game is.”

In 1992 State Lawmakers rejected the opportunity.

LoBiondo sponsors legislation to let states legalize sports betting, renewable every four years.

Over 8,500 people in New Jersey have no real place to call home, according to the latest count from Cranford-based Monarch Housing Associates.

This rounds to nearly 400-fewer homeless individuals than in 2016, but the total has stayed in the same area for the past few years.


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