SPRINGFIELD -- MGM Resorts International will buy the Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway, a move aimed at solidifying the company's gaming presence on the East Coast. The sale of the Yonkers, New York gaming destination was reported by USA Today affiliate LoHUD.com. Jim Murren, chief executive officer of Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts, said the company is "excited to announce the addition of Empire City to the MGM Resorts portfolio," LoHUD.com reported. MGM Resorts will pay about $850 for the Yonkers casino, according to a company press release. "With Empire City's approximately 40 percent share of gross gaming revenues in the market, we believe there are significant opportunities for MGM Resorts to further drive growth," said Dan D'Arrigo, executive vice president and chief financial officer for MGM Resorts. The sale comes as MGM Springfield is set to open its $960 million resort casino project on Aug. 24. In August … [Read more...] about MGM Resorts International buys Empire City Casino in New York, bolstering East Coast presence ahead of Springfield opening
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Updated 5:07 pm, Thursday, February 22, 2018 CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Two New York men have each been sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for robbing a rural eastern Iowa bank. Federal prosecutors in Iowa say 28-year-old Daniel Jackson and 22-year-old Jason Centeno, both of Yonkers, New York, were sentenced Thursday in a federal court in Cedar Rapids. Jackson received 15 years. Centeno was sentenced to nearly 11 years. Jackson was convicted in October of armed bank robbery, conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery and gun charges. Centeno was convicted in September of armed bank robbery and firearm use during a crime. Latest Houston & Texas News Now Playing: Now Playing Bibles and bulls mix at Huntsville cowboy church Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle 84-Year-Old Guitar Great Milton Hopkins Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle 84-Year-Old Guitar Great Milton Hopkins Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle How Houston socials party hop Amber … [Read more...] about 2 New York men sentenced to prison for robbing Iowa bank
ALBANY, N.Y. — Exit Route 17 in Sullivan County and go to the former Kutsher's Country Club and you can still see the remnants of a once-vibrant vacation spot.The main hotel building is still standing, but boarded up. The once-grand circular driveway where valets would rush to take your bags is now dirt and weeds.The tennis courts across the street are still there, remarkably, but without a fence and worn down from years of abandonment.In fact, the only evidence it was one of the Catskills' most prominent hotels is a fading sign on the property's empty racquetball building.The old Borscht Belt Catskills started to fade decades ago. It was once home to more than 500 hotels and bungalow colonies that greeted mainly New York City-area tourists looking to get away to the mountains.Now, the new Catskills open Feb. 8.That's when the $1.2 billion Resorts World Catskills opens seven miles from Kutshers, ending more than four decades of failed efforts to bring a … [Read more...] about Will New York’s largest casino revive the Catskills?
Commentary: The Times just wrote another story that makes Los Angeles sound like a strange alien world Ross A. Lincoln, provided by Published 5:31 pm, Thursday, February 1, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 If LA Journalists Covered New York Like the New York Times Covers LA 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The New York Times wrote another hilariously detached story about L.A. this week, making America’s second-largest city sound like a primitive society on a foreign planet. The Times called us a “city that never quite came together” that has “not developed the political, cultural and philanthropic institutions that have proved critical in other American cities.” We wondered, as we read the article by bonfire in our tent made of trash, what it would look like if L.A. journalists wrote about New York the way the Times writes about us. Here’s our best guess: Latest entertainment videos … [Read more...] about If LA Journalists Covered New York Like the New York Times Covers LA
Alpharetta police arrested a man in September on several charges, and now that same man has been charged with the 2008 murder of a man in Yonkers, New York. Damon Scott, 41, was arraigned before a judge in Westchester County, New York on Jan. 12 and charged with one count of murder in the second degree. The crime he is accused of committing is the June 16, 2008 murder of 35-year-old Jerome Hancock, who was shot in the chest while he was waiting for a cab, according to the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office. If convicted, Scott faces 25 years to life in state prison. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment and is being held without bond. His next court date is Jan. 25. According to a police report, Scott was pulled over by Alpharetta police at 2:21 p.m. on Sept. 20 for going 60 mph in a 40 mph zone on Haynes Bridge Road. Scott, driving a 2016 gray Infiniti, also made unsafe lane changes. Scott gave police fake names, including “Justin Daniels,” … [Read more...] about Man wanted in 2008 New York murder arrested in Alpharetta