Friday, December 19, 2014

5 stories to follow: Nov. 26

Here's your daily look at five stories to know about:

5 stories to follow: Nov. 26

A computer screen in Atlantic City, N.J., shows an Internet roulette game in which the ball landed on No. 18 on the international site of the partypoker website on Nov. 19, 2013. The company is partnered with the Borgata Hotel Casino and was allowed to begin offering Internet gambling throughout New Jersey. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
A computer screen in Atlantic City, N.J., shows an Internet roulette game in which the ball landed on No. 18 on the international site of the partypoker website on Nov. 19, 2013. The company is partnered with the Borgata Hotel Casino and was allowed to begin offering Internet gambling throughout New Jersey. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Here's your daily look at five stories to know about:

1. Online gambling: Online gambling became legal in New Jersey at 12:01 a.m. The state is just the third in the country to permit Internet gambling.

2. Levittown deaths: Authorities are investigating the deaths of a pregnant woman and her 4-year-old daughter, who died in an assault and arson fire at a Levittown apartment complex. Officials say the two were stabbed, and the fire may have been set to cover up the crime scene.

3. Contractor charged: The demolition contractor overseeing work at the site of June's deadly building collapse in Center City has been charged with third-degree murder and other offenses. Prosecutors say Griffin Campbell made safety shortcuts in order to maximize profits while demolishing a building at 22nd and Market streets, which collapsed onto an adjoining Salvation Army thrift store. Six people were killed and 14, including an excavator operator who was previously charged in the incident, were injured.

4. Holiday travel weather: A storm moving across the East Coast threatens to disrupt travel for the Thanksgiving holiday. In the Philadelphia area, the heaviest rains are expected to hit between this evening and Wednesday morning.

5. Business outlook: New Jersey business owners are slated to release their annual outlook for 2014 today. More than 1,000 owners in the New Jersey Business and Industry Association will share their expectations for hiring, sales, profits and the impact of the Affordable Care Act.

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