Regional Briefs – July 2, 2018

Suspected Armed Robber Dies in Fall on Subway Tracks

NEW YORK (AP) – An armed robbery suspect who was running from police in New York City has died in a fall on the subway tracks.

Authorities say the 29-year-old man was first spotted near a Bronx deli where a robbery was reported early Sunday morning.

Police officers chased the man into the Fordham Road subway station, and they found him shortly afterward lying unconscious on the subway tracks. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities believe the man was trying to run across the tracks from the northbound to the southbound trains.

Carbon Monoxide Apparently Kills 2 Found Dead on Boat

FIRE ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) – Police say two people have been found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning on a boat on Fire Island.

The victims were identified as 54-year-old Peter D’Ancona and 51-year-old Tina Sgambati, both of Moriches.

The Suffolk County medical examiner is to determine the exact cause of deaths.

West Point Welcomes More Than 1,200 for Class of 2022

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) – The U.S. Military Academy is welcoming a new class of more than 1,200.

Monday is reception day, or R-Day, at West Point.

The reception kicks off six weeks of rigorous Cadet Basic Training, after which they will be formally accepted into the Corps of Cadets. The Acceptance Day Parade for the Class of 2022 is scheduled for Aug. 18.

Teen Swimmer Dies After Being Pulled Unconscious From Pond

MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) – Authorities say a teenage swimmer who was unconscious when he was pulled from a southern New Jersey pond has died from his injuries.

Millville police say the 17-year-old Bridgeton boy was swimming Friday night with three friends in the Menantico Ponds Wildlife Management Area when his friends saw him start to struggle while swimming in a deeper area of a pond. They saw the boy go under the surface but were eventually able to drag him to shore with the help of another person who happened to be in the area.

Longtime Democratic Assemblyman Sworn in as Mayor Of Trenton

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – A longtime state lawmaker is the new mayor of New Jersey’s capital city.

Reed Gusciora was sworn in Sunday in Trenton. The ceremony came one day after the Democratic Assemblyman resigned the legislative seat he had held for 22 years.

Gusciora won the mayor’s seat in a runoff election last month, defeating Democratic businessman Paul Perez. They were the top two finishers in a May election.