Regional Briefs – May 23, 2017

Alcoholics Anonymous Sues For 12-step Manuscript

NEW YORK – Alcoholics Anonymous is suing for the return of its 1939 original manuscript describing the “Twelve Step” recovery program due to be sold June 8 at auction, The Associated Press reported. A man had left instructions for it to be given to Alcoholics Anonymous upon his death. But it never was.

‘Horror’ Townhouse Project Set for Demolition

WANAQUE, N.J. – The owner of a string of abandoned townhouses that have been described by neighbors as a “horror,” “skid row tenement” and a “war zone” in Iraq agreed Monday to demolish them next week, NJ.com reported. Lakeside Manor will be destroyed along with three nearby homes.

Texting Driver Hits Tractor-Trailer Head On

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. – A driver was texting when he slammed head-on into a tractor-trailer Monday, The Associated Press reported. No one was seriously injured in what South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka called an “everyday tragedy just waiting to happen.” Pava Dama, 33, was ticketed.

LED Lights Coming to Iconic ‘Trenton Makes’ Bridge

TRENTON – The iconic “Trenton Makes The World Takes” letters on the Lower Trenton Bridge are getting new LED lights that can change color for special events, NJ.com reported. The sign on the bridge spanning New Jersey and Pennsylvania will get its sixth upgrade since it went up in 1911.

NJ Transit Agent Arrested for Selling Fake Tickets

NEWARK – A NJ Transit ticket agent was arrested Monday for tricking passengers into buying fake tickets and keeping the cash, The Associated Press reported. John Davey, 49, put fake signs reading “no cash” on his vending machines.