Regional Briefs – July 5, 2018

Several Children Among 13 Rescued After Boat Capsizes

BURLINGTON CITY, N.J. (AP) – Authorities say 13 people including several children were rescued after a boat capsized in waters off southern New Jersey.

Emergency responders were called to Burlington Island, near Burlington City, around 11 p.m. Wednesday for a report of people stranded along the Delaware River.

No injuries were reported. The boaters were transported to the Bucks County boat dock in Croydon, Pa.

It wasn’t immediately known what caused the boat to capsize.

Stray Bullet Strikes, Injures Five-Year-Old Girl in Newark

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Authorities say a stray bullet struck and injured a five-year-old girl as she walked with her father in New Jersey’s largest city.

Newark police say the shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Treacy and Avon avenues.

The bullet struck the girl in the leg, and she was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Delivery Issue Spurs Last-Minute Fireworks Show Cancelations

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. (AP) – Fourth of July fireworks shows didn’t go off as planned in two New Jersey communities when a vendor failed to deliver the fireworks.

Rochelle Park-based Fireworks Extravaganza posted an apology Thursday. It said a “perfect storm of events took place” that meant the fireworks could not be legally delivered Wednesday to Beachwood and Milltown on Wednesday.

Fireworks Extravaganza President John Sagaria took the blame for the delivery problems in both towns.