Regional Briefs – June 22, 2016

Head of 9/11 Memorial to Step Down This Year

NEW YORK – The head of the 9/11 Memorial said Wednesday he’s planning on stepping down this year, The Associated Press reported. During his 11 years at the helm, Joe Daniels oversaw the World Trade Center site’s transformation.

Bear Safely Removed From College Campus Tree

ROCHESTER – State wildlife workers early Wednesday safely removed a black bear from a tree in the Rochester Institute of Technology campus, The Associated Press reported. They set up a net under the tree and fired a dart to tranquilize the bear, which fell into the net.

NJ Supreme Court: Marital Status Can’t Get You Fired

TRENTON – Marital status cannot get an employee fired in New Jersey, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, The Associated Press reported. Millville’s Rescue Squad’s operations director had sued after he was fired because he was divorcing his wife, a co-worker.

Fake Parking Tickets Issued At Apartment Complex

VOORHEES, N.J. – Someone is issuing fake parking tickets at an apartment complex in Voorhees, NJ, police are warning residents, The Associated Press reported. They were not legitimate officers and police are threatening to prosecute whoever it is.

Northern NJ Experiencing Moderate Drought

ORADELL, N.J. – The federal Drought Monitor said Tuesday that numerous counties in northern New Jersey are in the midst of a moderate drought, with damaged crops and water-use limits, The Associated Press reported. The state says that drinking water is still plentiful and reservoirs aren’t seriously affected.

Man Pleads Guilty in Bank Robbery Spree

TRENTON – A man admitted Tuesday to robbing eight banks during a three-month period, disguising himself with an elaborate array of hats, hooded jackets and wigs, The Associated Press reported. In some instances, Steven Wisnowski, 32, falsely hinted to tellers he was armed. He faces 160 years in prison when he’s sentenced Oct. 11.