Regional Briefs – November 26, 2014

Three Kids Rewarded for Honesty in South Jersey

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. –Three Cote siblings learned Monday that it pays to be honest, The Press of Atlantic City reported. Ricky, 13, Bella, 9, and Robby, 6, found $180 in a parking lot on May 31 and turned it in to police. The money became theirs after six months. Police Capt. Donna Higbee added for each of them $100, giant lollipops and some gift cards. Ricky plans to use the money to buy new wheels for his bike; Robby and Bella want toys.

Recount Shows Longtime Mayor Loses by 2 Votes

EATONTOWN, N.J. –A recount announced Monday confirmed that the longtime mayor of Eatontown, N.J., lost his re-election bid by two votes, The Associated Press reported. Democrat Gerald Tarantolo, a 16-year incumbent, and Republican Councilman Dennis Connelly each picked up one additional vote, Connelly’s from a provisional ballot and Tarantolo’s by a vote-by-mail ballot. The final tally was 1,482 votes for Connelly and 1,480 for Tarantolo.

Grand Jury Indicts Man in Fatal Subway Push

NEW YORK – A grand jury on Monday indicted Kevin Darden, 34, on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges for wantonly pushing a stranger in front of a moving Bronx subway train, killing him, The Associated Press reported. Wai Kuen Kwok, 61, was standing with his wife on the platform when Darden shoved him in front of an oncoming train on Nov. 16. Darden is being held without bail.