Regional Briefs – December 7, 2016

New York Has Most Nonprofit Jobs in the Nation

ALBANY – New York state leads in the nation in nonprofit jobs and organizations, according to a report released Wednesday by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. There are 1.3 million New Yorkers working for charities educational institutions or other nonprofits, with 31,000 such organizations around the state.

Record Number of Votes Cast in NJ in 2016 Election

TRENTON – New Jersey election results show a record number of 3,957,303 New Jersey residents voted in last month’s presidential contest, The Associated Press reported. The state Board of Canvassers met on Tuesday to certify the results. Democrat Hillary Clinton won the state’s 14 electoral votes while Republican Donald Trump won the national election.

Three Arrested for Spate of Jewelry Store Burglaries

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Two men and a woman were arrested Tuesday for a series of jewelry store burglaries that netted them nearly $1 million in stolen goods, The Associated Press reported. Michael Davis, 54, Terrance Worthy, 59, and Keir Dargon, 35, took part in six burglaries of jewelry stores across New Jersey.

Record 607 Bears Killed In New Jersey’s Hunt

TRENTON – Hunters have killed a record 607 bears in New Jersey in the annual hunt that began Monday and ends Saturday, The Associated Press reported. The previous record was 592 bears killed in 2010.

100 Snakes, Lots of Rats, 2 Mini Pigs Seized From Home

WILSON, N.Y. – Authorities seized Tuesday 100 snakes, lots of rats, two miniature pigs and a few dozen birds from a home where dozens of creatures were found dead, The Associated Press reported. The homeowners face animal cruelty charges and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Lake Effect Snow Warnings Issued for Western, Central NY

BUFFALO – The National Weather Service has issued lake effect snow warnings for parts of western and central New York where up to 3 feet could fall starting 6 a.m. Thursday through the weekend.