Regional Briefs – April 3, 2017

Book Returned to New Jersey Library 50 Years Later

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. – Someone returned a book to a New Jersey library 50 years after it was taken out, NJ.com reported. The novel, checked out on Jan. 5, 1967, is in too poor of a condition to return to the shelves. The late fee is 10 cents a day but is capped at $3.

Children’s Museum Explores Muslim Culture in Exhibit

NEW YORK – An exhibition about Muslim cultures around the world opened at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan called America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far, The Associated Press reported. The exhibition includes an interactive marketplace where children can pretend to buy products from an Arab bazaar.

Overturned Tanker Spills 7,000 Gallons on AC Highway

HAMILTON, N.J. – A gasoline tanker flipped on its side Sunday afternoon, pouring 7,000 gallons of fuel onto the Atlantic City Expressway, The Associated Press reported. The lanes were partially reopened Monday, but there are still delays as clean-up continued.

WWII Vet, 102, Receives Diploma, Overdue Medals

BUFFALO – A 102-year-old World War II veteran who served in both the U.S. and Canadian militaries received his high school diploma and 10 overdue medals on Friday, The Associated Press reported. Sydney Cole spent the last four months of the war in a German POW camp.

Girl Retrieving Phone on Tracks Fatally Hit by Train

QUEENS – A 13-year-old girl trying to retrieve her cellphone after it fell onto the subway tracks Sunday afternoon was tragically struck and killed by a train, The Associated Press reported. Deena Kadribasic was struck by an R train as she climbed down onto the tracks.

1 Hurt When Small Plane Overturns at Airport

UNION VALE, N.Y. – A small plane with four people on board flipped over while landing Sunday, minorly injuring one passenger, The Associated Press reported. The Cessna was attempting to land at Sky Acres Airport when it ran off the east shoulder and came to a rest overturned in a small pond.