Regional Briefs – April 10, 2016

Arrest at Holland Tunnel Yields Gun, 175 Rounds of Ammo

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man has been charged with a weapons offense after his arrest at the entrance to the Holland Tunnel. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police say an officer noticed a pickup truck driving through the toll plaza Saturday evening with a large, blue plastic drum in the back. Officer Evangelos Mageros pulled the truck over to check for hazardous materials. A search found a 12-gauge shotgun and 175 rounds of ammunition. Police say 45-year-old Marlon Murphy, of Easton, Pennsylvania, couldn’t provide documentation for the shotgun. He was charged with unlawful weapons possession. Bail was set at $30,000. A phone listing couldn’t be found for Murphy, and it wasn’t immediately known if he’d retained an attorney.

Schumer Proposes $25K Reward For Social Media Terror Tips

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is introducing legislation requiring a $25,000 reward for information generated through social media that helps thwart a terror attack. The New York Democrat tells The Associated Press the legislation will be introduced later this month. Schumer says current law does not specifically cover tips generated through social media. The proposed bill would require the Department of State to pay rewards of no less than $25,000 for information that leads to an arrest or conviction in a terror case.

More Than 40 Treated From New Jersey Shore Building Fire

KEYPORT, N.J. (AP) – Monmouth County officials say more than 40 people were treated for various health issues after a five-alarm fire at the New Jersey shore Friday. Eight firefighters were sent to a hospital but didn’t suffer life-threatening injuries. Some were hurt during a partial building collapse. The fire destroyed several buildings and affected businesses and apartments above them. It drew approximately 200 firefighters in all. The cause Is under investigation.