Regional Briefs – June 6, 2016

Three People Attack Muslim Man Outside Mosque

QUEENS – Three people attacked a Muslim man outside a Queens mosque Wednesday night and police are investigating as a possible bias assault, the New York Post reported. Bones on Mohamed Rasheed Khan’s face were broken and he was scheduled for surgery on Monday.

WWII Veteran Who Flew D-Day Mission Honored

FRANKLIN SQUARE, N.Y. – A WWII veteran from Long Island who flew a bomber mission on D-Day received one of France’s highest honors on Monday, the 72nd anniversary of the invasion of France, The Associated Press reported. Brooklyn-born Harold Smith, 98, was awarded the Legion of Honor.

Bill Bars Train Engineers With Revoked Licenses

TRENTON – A New Jersey legislative panel voted Monday to ban engineers from operating trains if their driver’s licenses are suspended for drunken driving, The Associated Press reported. The bill, coming in response to a NJ Transit employee with a similar case, was passed by the Senate two weeks ago.

Quest Diagnostics Keeping HQ in NJ After Tax Credits

MADISON, N.J. – Quest Diagnostics will keep its headquarters in New Jersey after receiving $18.6 million in tax credits, The Associated Press reported. The medical testing company’s office will move its 2,300 employees from Madison to Secaucus after mulling incentives from other states.

Light Rail Train, Tractor-Trailer Collide

JERSEY CITY – A light rail train collided Monday with a tractor-trailer, causing a brief service suspension on the Hudson/Bergen line but no serious injuries, The Associated Press reported. There were 23 people on board the train.

No Injuries When Small Plane Crashes at Airport

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – A NYC couple escaped injury Sunday when their small plane developed engine trouble and crashed as it was trying to land at Essex County Airport, The Associated Press reported. Tal Kienan, 46, and his wife were the only people on board.