Regional Briefs – March 25, 2015

Newark Airport Worker Arrested for Stealing Cash

NEWARK – An United Airlines worker was arrested on Monday for stealing cash at a security checkpoint at Newark Airport, The Associated Press reported. A passenger discovered his wallet was missing $576 after retrieving it from security screening. When police reviewed footage, they saw the 52-year-old worker removing the cash.

Sinkhole Swallows Vehicle In South Amboy

SOUTH AMBOY, N.J. – A sinkhole swallowed up a small sized SUV and closed a road in South Amboy early Tuesday, the Home News Tribune reported. The sinkhole is believed to have been caused by a water main break. Four homes were evacuated.

Service Animals Now Allowed On N.J. School Buses

TRENTON – Students with disabilities are now allowed to bring service animals on school buses in New Jersey, The Associated Press reported. A prior law only allowed the animals into classrooms. The law requires the animal to be leashed at all times.

Dog Gets Paw Stuck in Treadmill

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – A dog had his paw stuck in a treadmill, The Record reported. Luckily for him, the machine was not on. Unluckily for the owner, when he tried freeing the pet, it bit him.

Review Clears Highway Operations in 40-Vehicle Wreck

CRANBURY, N.J. – A state review finds a “sudden weather event” caused a flash freeze of black ice before a deadly 40-vehicle wreck last month on the New Jersey Turnpike, clearing road operations of any fault, NJ.com reported. At the Feb. 9 accident, one man was trapped in his car and died and dozens others were injured.

Newark Penn Station Marks 80th Anniversary

NEWARK – Newark Penn Station celebrated its 80th anniversary Monday with a nostalgic look back, The Associated Press reported. NJ Transit offered behind-the-scene tours and historic buses were on hand. The building’s original cost in 1935 was $42 million. Today, it shuttles tens of thousands of commuters every weekday.