Regional Briefs – November 6, 2014

Vendor Admits Bribing NJ Transit Employee

TRENTON – A vendor on Wednesday admitted paying $3,500 in bribes to a NJ Transit employee to obtain landscaping contracts. Raymond Rapuano faces up to 10 years in prison when he’s sentenced March 18.

Boy Gives Ancient Find to Museum

BEACH HAVEN, N.J. – A Virginia boy donated an ancient projectile point that he found along the New Jersey shore to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, the Asbury Park Press reported. Noah Cordle was vacationing in late August when the Clovis point struck the 10-year-old’s leg.

Town Meets on Indian Homes’ Invasions

EDISON, N.J. – Edison officials on Wednesday held a forum on home security in the wake of recent home invasions that targeted Asian-Indian residents, the Home News Tribune reported. Mayor Thomas Lankey said he wanted to reassure residents that police are working closely to find the perpetrators.

Feds Reject Hospital’s Mobile Unit for Ebola

HACKENSACK, N.J. – Federal officials have rejected Hackensack Medical Center’s plan to use trailers to care for potential Ebola patients, The Record reported. They wanted to station the trailers behind a fast-food restaurant to isolate Ebola patients.

Deer Pays House Visit, Awakens Woman

STRYKERSVILLE, N.Y. – A deer crashed through a window into a woman’s living room Monday, awakening her, the Buffalo News reported. The sheriff who responded said the young buck was standing near a couch when he arrived but jumped out through another window and trotted off into the woods.