Regional Briefs

Suspect Turns Himself In for Assault on Cops

NEW YORK – A suspect turned himself in on Thursday for questioning in connection with the assault on police officers during a Brooklyn Bridge protest last weekend, The Associated Press reported. Police say they also have strong leads on the other five suspects still being sought.

Lawsuits Take Aim at Supermarket Bakery Labels

CAMDEN, N.J. – Consumers in New Jersey are suing Acme, Wegmans and Whole Foods Market, claiming their bakery goods are not made from scratch but are just reheated in their stores, the Courier-Post of Cherry Hill reported. The lawyers want damages of at least $100 per customer who buys products labeled “fresh baked” each week.

Christie to Discuss 2016 With Family

BROOKSIDE, N.J. – Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday he’ll discuss a potential 2016 presidential bid with his family over the year-end vacation period, when his two oldest children are home from college, and make a decision early next year. He is under pressure since he and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush appeal to many of the same donors.

Rutgers Saves $300K After Cutting Cafeteria Trays

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Rutgers University saved $300,000 in lower food costs and in dishwashing in the 10 weeks since it eliminated trays in three dining halls, the Home News Tribune reported. Students eat 20 percent less but complain it’s hard to balance the food.

Bill Would Allow Early Voting in NYC

NEW YORK – A New York City Council bill would allow for two weeks of early voting in some polling places. Councilmember Ben Kallos’s bill would only apply in citywide elections, not state or federal.

Woman Sues Police for Not Arresting Son

MINEOLA, N.Y. – A woman whose 29-year-old son died in a drunken driving crash is suing police because they decided not to arrest him for DWI earlier that night, Newsday reported. Kathi Fedden claims officers allowed her son Peter continue driving because he owned a deli where he allowed officers to eat for $1.