Regional Briefs – August 31, 2015

Army: Did You See Our Lost Missile? Call 315-772-6324

FORT DRUM, N.Y. – Has anyone seen a stray missile? The Army is asking the public for help finding a dummy missile lost Friday morning during an Apache helicopter flight from Fort Drum to the air show at Stewart Airport, The Associated Press. The M36 Captive Flight Training Missile poses no risk to the public because it’s not explosive.

Agent Says He Had ‘No Other Option’ But to Kill Escapee

NEW YORK – A border patrol agent who shot escaped inmate Richard Matt after a weekslong manhunt says he had “no other option” but to kill him, NBC reported. Christopher Voss says Matt pointed a shotgun at him when he was discovered in the woods June 26.

Bank Robber Targets 3 Clifton Banks in 3 Days

CLIFTON, N.J. – A bank robber was arrested late Saturday morning after a weekend of three bank robberies in three days, The Associated Press reported. Jarjisu Isaah, 43, was caught in a getaway SUV. All the loot was recovered.

New Jersey Gas Prices Fall a Dime in One Week

TRENTON – The average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday fell 10 cents in a single week, to $2.22, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. A year ago motorists were paying $3.26. This marks the tenth straight week that prices have fallen in New Jersey. The national average price was $2.51.

Mailman Caught With 1,000 Pieces of Undelivered Mail

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. – A mailman was charged Wednesday with theft for neglecting to deliver more than 1,000 pieces of mail over the past three months, The Record reported. Dominic Damiani was arrested on Aug. 13 in a diner’s parking lot. That mail has since been delivered.

Motorcyclist Survives 50-Foot Fall Into Passaic River

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – A Bergen County man is hospitalized but lucky to be alive after he was thrown from his motorcycle and fell 50 feet into the Passaic River, NJ.com reported. Jason Montoni, 29, was traveling on Route 3 Thursday when a crash threw him off his bike and over the guardrail.