Regional Briefs – June 12, 2017

Car Parked on Top of Hot Coals Catches Fire

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – A car parked on top of some loose hot coals outside a concert Sunday night caught fire, spreading to three other cars within minutes, NJ.com reported. One woman passed out from heat exhaustion.

Rock-Throwing Teens Injure Driver, Damage Five Vehicles

ALBANY – Three teenagers aged 13 to 15 throwing rocks at vehicles along an interstate highway in Albany were arrested on Monday, The Associated Press reported. One of the rocks smashed through a closed sunroof and hit a motorist in the head; he suffered a concussion. In all, five cars were damaged.

Small Plane Lands on Long Island Golf Course

BELLPORT, N.Y. – A small plane with one person aboard made an emergency landing on a golf course Monday at Long Island, Newsday reported. The pilot had reported engine problems. One of the wings struck a tree during the landing.

Biden’s Niece Pleads Guilty In $110K Credit-Account Theft

NEW YORK – A niece of former Vice President Joe Biden pleaded guilty Friday in a $110,000 credit-account theft at a Manhattan drugstore, The Associated Press reported. Caroline Biden, 29, gets two years’ probation if she repays the money, does 10 days of community service and avoids re-arrest for a year.

Happy Birthday, Update License: Christie Signs Law

TRENTON – Birthdays will mean a trip to the Motor Vehicle Commission for some New Jersey drivers under legislation that Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Friday, The Associated Press reported. Driver’s licenses will now expire on the driver’s birthday instead of last day of the month every four years.