Regional Briefs – May 3, 2016

Carbon Monoxide Likely Killed Boy, Seriously Injured Sister

LINDEN, N.J. – Carbon monoxide poisoning apparently caused the death of a 9-year-old boy and seriously injured his 10-year-old sister overnight Tuesday, The Associated Press reported. Their mother found them unresponsive in their bedroom. A carbon monoxide detector was not working.

Spooked Deer Run Into Ocean, 1 Caught in Rip Current

MANASQUAN, N.J. – Three spooked deer ran into the ocean on Monday, the Asbury Park Press reported. One of the animals got caught in a rip current and was pulled away; the other two paddled back ashore.

Trump Opening Campaign Headquarters in New Jersey

EDISON, N.J. – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday opened a campaign headquarters in New Jersey ahead of the June 7 primary he is heavily favored to win. Both Trump and Gov. Chris Christie, who has endorsed him, were not at the Edison event.

New York Publishes New Atlas of Its Inland Fisheries

ALBANY – New York has published a new book about its 181 native and introduced freshwater fish following years of research and field work. “The Atlas of Inland Fishes of New York” includes an illustration of each, a brief description of its habitat and native range and maps for all but two species.

Appeals Court Upholds Conviction of Ex-Councilman

NEW YORK – A Queens councilman’s conviction and 10-year prison term was upheld Thursday by a federal appeals court that rejected the argument that the First Amendment protects some bribes, The Associated Press reported. Daniel Halloran helped Democrat Malcolm Smith bribe GOP leaders to let him run for mayor as a Republican.