Regional Briefs – November 13, 2014

Toddler Drowns in Day Care Center’s Goldfish Pond

MILLVILLE, N.J. – A 15-month-old boy on Tuesday tragically drowned in a day care center’s foot-deep goldfish pond, the Daily Journal of Vineland reported. Sunshine Day Care’s owner was caring for six children and was inside tending to one of them when the toddler fell in the pond. The center was shut as police investigate.

Ancient Artifacts Auctioned Over Mexico Objections

NEW YORK – Bonhams on Wednesday auctioned Aztec and Maya artifacts over the objections of the Mexican government, which claimed that at least half of the more than 100 pieces were fakes and the other half rightfully belong to it, The Associated Press reported. The British auction house said it is evaluating the “new information.”

Macy’s Cuts Outlook in Sign of Deep Discounts

NEW YORK – Macy’s cut its profit outlook after a sales shortfall in its latest quarter, suggesting that shoppers can expect another discount-laden shopping season next month, The Associated Press reported.

Niagara Falls Parkway Work Set to Start This Week

NIAGARA FALLS – A multi-million-dollar project that will reconfigure a stretch of highway along the Niagara Gorge gets underway Wednesday afternoon. The four-lane parkway will be replaced with a low-speed, two-lane thoroughfare with a hiking trail and views of the rapids.

Gun Maker Lays Off 126 More in New York

ILION, N.Y. – Another 126 workers at the Remington Arms plant in the Mohawk Valley are being laid off in what some are blaming on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2013 gun law, the Utica Observer-Dispatch reported. In August, 105 people were laid off, with the jobs — but not the workers — going to its new plant in Alabama.

Bank Robbery Suspect Caught After Crash

WATCHUNG, N.J. – A bank robber making his escape Tuesday was captured after the getaway car collided with another vehicle during a police chase. Jason Aguilera, 27, is out on $100,000 cash bail for robbing a TD Bank branch in Warren Township, N.J. The cash taken during the robbery was recovered.