New York Briefs – September 3, 2014

Driver in Cardiac Arrest After Lincoln Tunnel Crash

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. – One of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel was closed Tuesday for nearly four hours after a chain-reaction accident involving a jitney bus and two cars, The Associated Press reported. One passenger went into cardiac arrest.

2 Men Rob Same Gas Station 3 Times in Month

ABSECON, N.J. – Two men robbed the same Sunoco gas station three times in August, The Press of Atlantic City reported. Jack Kalman Arthur Schellinger were arrested Monday for their third break-in, each time stealing cash and tobacco.

Grimm’s Trial Set for Dec. 1

NEW YORK – Rep. Michael Grimm’s tax evasion trial was set on Tuesday for Dec. 1 by a U.S. judge, who rejected a defense request to put it off until 2015. The Staten Island Republican running for re-election says he’s the target of a Democrat witch hunt.

Flight Diverted Due to Dispute Over Seat

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Delta flight from New York to Florida was diverted Monday when a woman trying to sleep started screaming at the woman in front of her for reclining her seat, News 4 Jax reported. When the plane landed, police removed the unruly woman, who said she was upset over the deaths of her two dogs.

Eric Cantor Takes Job At Wall Street Bank

NEW YORK – Former House Leader Eric Cantor is joining Wall Street investment bank Moelis & Co. as vice chairman and managing director, The Associated Press reported. The Virginia Republican lost to a tea party candidate in a June primary.

90 NYC Public Schools Fail All Minority Students

NEW YORK – Ninety New York City public schools failed to pass a single black or Hispanic student on state math and reading tests this year, the Daily News reported. A Families of Excellent Schools official said the city needs to acknowledge “this is not the fault of children, it’s the fault of our system.”

$1M Powerball Ticket Sold In NJ Set to Expire

TRENTON – A $1 million Powerball ticket that was sold at a Bergen, N.J., store a year ago will expire by Sept. 18 if left unclaimed, The Associated Press reported. The winning numbers were 7, 10, 22, 32 and 35 and the Powerball Number was 19.