Regional

Homeless Veteran Gets Probation in GoFundMe Scam

The homeless veteran who admitted to conspiring with a New Jersey couple in a GoFundMe scam that raised more than $400,000 was sentenced Friday to five years’ probation. Johnny Bobbitt…

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Regional Briefs – April 11, 2019

Bus Bursts Into Flames At High School; No Injuries Reported MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) – Authorities say a school bus caught fire at a New Jersey high school just moments after…

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NYC Mayor Says City is Investigating WiFi Glitch

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says they’re investigating the glitch that disrupted the city’s wireless system and traffic lights at 13,000 intersections. The mayor on Thursday said that…

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NY Lawmakers to Try Again With New Rules for Airbnb

State lawmakers in New York proposed new rules Tuesday for regulating home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb that would replace regulations that cracked down on short-term rentals in New York City.…

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Man Killed in New Jersey Parachuting Accident

A skydiver fell to his death in New Jersey when his parachute apparently failed to deploy. Authorities say 54-year-old Paul Haaf Jr. was found around 5:25 p.m. Sunday on Brookdale…

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NY Lawmakers Pivot to Legal Marijuana, Rent Rules

New York state lawmakers who delivered a budget on time this past week are turning their attention to thorny debates over legalizing recreational marijuana and renewing New York City’s rent…

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