Regional Briefs – April 30, 2015

Mayor’s Son, Dante de Blasio, to Attend Yale

NEW YORK – Mayor Bill de Blasio’s son Dante was accepted at all ten colleges he applied for, but will be attending Yale University this fall, The Associated Press reported. He is expected to live on the school’s New Haven, Conn., campus, a two-hour train ride from New York.

Student Arrested for Pouring Salt in Teacher’s Coffee

BERKELEY, N.J. – A high school student was arrested for lacing his Spanish teacher’s iced coffee with saline solution Tuesday morning, The Associated Press reported. The teacher was out of class when the teen poured a few drops of saline into the cup. The teacher drank the coffee and required hospitalization.

Off-Duty State Troopers Save Woman From Burning Home

MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. – Two New Jersey troopers rushed into a burning home Tuesday evening to save a woman while on their way home from work, The Associated Press reported. Adam Gonzalez and Justin Storie rescued Josephine Maulback, 51. All three are doing well.

Man Holds Up Jewelry Store, Escapes Through Sewer

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. – A man posing as a customer at an Englewood jewelry store suddenly began smashing display cases Saturday before grabbing two trays of rings and fleeing into the sewer, The Associated Press reported. Cops sealed off the sewer tunnel’s exits but he escaped.

NY Legislator to Resign, Admit False Expense Claims

ALBANY – Assemblyman William Scarborough will plead guilty to federal charges of filing false claims for travel reimbursements, The Associated Press reported. The Queens Democrat’s felony plea on May 7 automatically costs him the seat he’s held since 1994. He blamed it on not getting a salary raise in 16 years.

Police Tranquilize, Collar Coyote in Queens

QUEENS – A second coyote was captured in New York, this time in Queens on Tuesday, The Associated Press reported. Police tranquilized the animal and gave it to an animal control group. At least four coyotes were spotted in Manhattan this year.