Regional Briefs – September 23, 2019

First Lady Melania Trump Rings NY Stock Exchange Bell

NEW YORK (AP) – First lady Melania Trump has rung the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

The exchange’s first female president, Stacey Cunningham, escorted Mrs. Trump on Monday and discussed the exchange’s history with her.

They were flanked by children from the United Nations International School while standing in front of a backdrop promoting Be Best, the first lady’s youth initiative.

President Donald Trump is in New York for a three-day visit to the United Nations.

Gas Leak Causes Evacuation at Community College; No Injuries

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) – A community college in New Jersey has been evacuated due to a gas leak, but no injuries are being reported.

The leak at Ocean County College in Toms River was discovered late Monday morning. Authorities believe it was caused by a construction accident, but that remains under investigation.

Police Investigate Jewelry Thefts at Trump Tower

NEW YORK (AP) – Detectives are investigating reports of thefts of about $350,000 worth of jewelry from residents in Manhattan’s Trump Tower.

The jewelry was allegedly stolen from inside two apartments in the building where President Donald Trump owns a penthouse triplex, police said.

Stolen School Bus Traveling The Wrong Way Crashes Into Car

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) – Authorities say a stolen school bus going the wrong way on a highway crashed head-on into a car, injuring the car driver and sparking an intense fire.

Camden County police say the bus was parked outside a Camden home when it was stolen around 10 p.m. Saturday.

2 Year-Old Boy Dies After Fall From 6th Floor Window

NEW YORK (AP) – Authorities say a 2-year-old boy has died after a fall from a window.

Fire Department of New York officials say a call came in shortly after 11 a.m. Monday that a child had fallen from the sixth floor window at the building on Eldert Lane in Brooklyn.

The NYPD has not yet released the boy’s name.

Banker Who Tipped Off Dad Convicted Anew of Insider Trading

NEW YORK (AP) – An investment banker whose insider trading conviction was overturned by an appeals court was convicted again at a second trial Monday by a jury that reached a speedy verdict.

The Yale-educated Sean Stewart, 38, of North Merrick, was convicted of charges including securities fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud by a Manhattan federal court jury that deliberated little more than an hour over two days.

The swift judgment came despite the exclusion of some evidence that was introduced in Stewart’s 2016 trial.