Regional Briefs – February 25, 2019

NY to Let Teachers Report Student Safety Concerns

NEW YORK – Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Monday authorizing teachers and school officials to go to a judge with concerns about students who may pose a danger, The Associated Press reported. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Cuomo for the signing.

NJ Township Forms Council To Assist NYC Commuters

MONROE, N.J. – A New Jersey township is seeking to improve the commuting experience of residents into Manhattan with the help of a newly-formed council, NJ.com reported. The Commuter Council addresses Monroe’s concerns about reliability and costs.

11 Taken to Hospital After Early Morning Van Crash

ALPINE, N.J. – Eleven people were injured after an early morning van crash on the Palisades, but none were life-threatening, The Record reported. The van from Rockland County to New York City swerved to avoid a deer, ran off the highway and hit a tree. Six adults and five youths were taken to hospitals.

3rd Child Death Associated With Flu Reported in NJ

TRENTON – Officials confirmed Monday the death of a third New Jersey child associated with the flu this season, The Associated Press reported. An infant from the northern part of the state died in late January and had several underlying conditions. The child was not vaccinated for medical reasons.

Man Pleads Guilty in ATM ‘Skimming’ Scheme

NEWARK – A 12th defendant pleaded guilty to steal $428,000 from ATMs by a process known as “skimming,” The Associated Press reported. Bogdan Rusu, 39, of Queens faces up to 30 years in prison for installing equipment in ATMs to read card numbers.