Regional Briefs – July 18, 2016

Trump’s Childhood Home Up for Sale for $1.65M

QUEENS – The home where Donald Trump grew up is on the market for $1.65 million, Newsday reported. The 2,000-square-foot home in Jamaica Estates will automatically become a historic site if Trump becomes president. He was born on Ocean Parkway but the family moved shortly after to Queens.

Police Seeking ‘America’s Bandit’ Who Robbed 6 Banks

NEW YORK – The FBI and NYPD are seeking a gunman who robbed six Lower Manhattan banks over the past year, The Associated Press reported. His nickname, “America’s bandit,” comes since most of the banks are on Avenue of the Americas. He’s made off with $9,500. There’s a $5,000 reward for him.

NJ Transit Buses Collide in Lincoln Tunnel

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. – One NJ Transit bus rear-ended another inside the Lincoln Tunnel Monday morning, leading to two-hour delays, The Associated Press reported. The driver of one of the buses was hospitalized and 14 of the 103 passengers were treated at the scene.

92 Ducks Left Outside of a Mall Available for Adoption

SECAUCUS, N.J. – A massive brood of 92 ducklings was abandoned in the grass outside the Mill Creek Mall Sunday morning, The Associated Press reported. The state’s wildlife department brought them to a sanctuary that is looking for people to adopt them.

Three Killed in Small Plane Crash Upstate

ESPERANCE, N.Y. – Three people were killed Saturday when their small plane crashed in a heavily wooded area before blowing up, The Associated Press reported. The plane was taking off from a private airport when it crashed 1,000 feet from the facility. A fourth passenger was airlifted to a hospital.

Christie Still Had Campaign Debt After Trump Fundraiser

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie’s abortive presidential campaign still has $170,000 in debts after a May fundraiser headlined by Donald Trump, a filing released by the Federal Election Commission Friday shows. The Republican raised nearly $257,000 in May and June.