Regional Briefs – November 11, 2018

Cop Indicted for Punching Man, Attempting Coverup

CAMDEN, N.J. – A cop was arrested Friday for repeatedly punching a man in the head and then falsifying a report to cover it up, The Associated Press reported. Nicholas Romantino was responding to a call about an armed man. A struggle ensued after Romantino startled the man, and he punched him.

Murphy Signs Bill Barring ‘Ghost Guns’ Into Law

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy signed a measure Thursday barring the purchase of 3-D printed guns or firearms parts used to make untraceable weapons, sometimes called “ghost guns,” The Associated Press reported. It’s the latest gun-control measure enacted by the Democrat since taking office.

Man Dies When Vehicle Slips Off Jacks, Pins Him

MILTON, N.Y. – A man died Thursday evening after he got pinned under his vehicle while working on it in his driveway, The Associated Press reported. The vehicle slipped off the car jacks, pinning the victim.

YWCA Apologizes for Falsely Accusing Police of Racism

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The YWCA apologized to Binghamton’s police department after accusing it of “blatant racism and brutality” when a black woman was arrested outside its building, the Binghamton Press reported. The YWCA says it rushed to judgment but later reviewed footage of the arrest.

Rare Military Knapsack Goes On Display for Veterans Day

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. – A rare military knapsack carried by a Connecticut soldier during the American Revolution went on display Saturday at Fort Ticonderoga, The Associated Press reported. Benjamin Warner’s knapsack is considered one of the rarest artifacts to survive the war of independence.