Regional Briefs – April 30, 2018

Top Democrats Holding Back From Backing Cuomo

ALBANY – New York’s two top Democrats are not endorsing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s reelection, saying they expect him to win the primary but will accept Cynthia Nixon, the Daily News reported. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Controller Thomas DiNapoli said they’re not yet ready endorse.

Boy, 9, Fatally Struck by 86-year-old Driver

QUEENS – A young boy was fatally struck by an 86-year-old driver while crossing a street with his mother Saturday afternoon near their home, The Associated Press reported. The driver who struck Giovanni Ampuero, 9, kept going but was stopped a few blocks away. Juan Jimenez was arrested.

Newark Publicizes Its Pitch To Amazon: ‘Yes, Newark’

NEWARK – New Jersey’s biggest city is giving the public a window into its bid to win Amazon’s second headquarters. Newark provided a 200-page, redacted version of its pitch, titled, “Yes, Newark,” The Associated Press reported. There are 20 cities named as a finalist.

3 Charged With Theft for Bogus Sandy Aid Claims

TRENTON – Three more New Jersey residents were charged Friday with filing fraudulent applications for Superstorm Sandy relief, bringing the total number charged statewide to 112, The Associated Press reported. If convicted, the defendants face up to 10 years in prison.

Former Lt. Gov. Guadagno Returning to Practicing Law

JERSEY CITY – New Jersey’s ex-Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno who lost the gubernatorial race to Democrat Phil Murphy is going back to practicing law, joining the Connell Foley firm, The Associated Press reported. Guadagno, who served under Gov. Chris Christie, for eight years, won’t lobby politicians.

Norovirus Confirmed After 50 College Students Fall Ill

CLINTON, N.Y. – Norovirus was confirmed at Hamilton College after it sickened over 50 students, The Associated Press reported. The highly contagious bug last week caused a Connecticut university to close two campuses after 100 students were sickened.