NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – A passenger who screamed that he had poison aboard a plane that was headed for New Jersey’s Newark airport on Monday was taken into custody by FBI agents when the plane landed, law enforcement officials said.
United Airlines Flight 116 was en route from Hong Kong to Newark Liberty International Airport when a passenger “became disruptive,” the carrier said.
By David Jones
(Reuters) – A police officer assigned to a county prosecutor’s office in New Jersey has been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter for allegedly shooting a man to death in Maryland in what police describe as an incident of road rage.
Joseph Walker, 40, was being held on $1 million bond on the charges stemming from the shooting on Saturday night, Maryland State Police said.
NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced his candidacy on Saturday for a U.S. Senate seat for New Jersey and will run in a Democratic primary set for August to fill the seat of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg.
“I do not run from challenges. I run towards them,” Booker said at a news conference in the city where he has served as mayor since 2006.
, June 8 (Reuters) – A JetBlue flight
made an emergency landing at Newark Liberty International
Airport late Friday after encountering lightning after taking
off from Boston, according to an airline spokesman.
JetBlue flight 425, headed to West Palm Beach, Fla., with
148 passengers and five crew members, encountered lightning
after taking off from Boston’s Logan International Airport at
8:54 p.m. EDT (00:54 Saturday GMT).
June 7 (Reuters) – Newark Mayor Cory Booker was expected to
announce on Saturday he will run for U.S. Senate in New Jersey
in a Democratic primary set for August to fill the seat of the
late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a source close to Booker said on
The campaign staffer asked to remain anonymous because he
was unauthorized to speak publicly about the announcement.
By David Jones
(Reuters) – Rutgers University’s incoming athletic director, under fire over revelations that players at another school accused her of abusive behavior, said on Wednesday that she had difficulties in the past but that they left her well-qualified for her new post.
Julie Hermann has faced calls for her dismissal after the public exposure of complaints from her former volleyball players at the University of Tennessee.
NEWARK (Reuters) – A homeless man who briefly gained Internet fame when he thwarted an attack on a woman in California by rushing to her assistance wielding a hatchet pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that he killed a 73-year-old man in New Jersey, according to a source familiar with the proceedings.
The man, 24-year-old Caleb McGillvary, was arrested in May after police charged him with killing attorney Joseph Galfy, who was found bludgeoned to death in his house in Clark.
NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects pleaded not guilty on Tuesday in a Hackensack, New Jersey, court to marijuana-related charges, her attorney said.
Bella Tsarnaeva, 24, was arrested in December 2012 at her Fairview, New Jersey, apartment after police responded to a call about a domestic disturbance and found what they said was marijuana, said her attorney, Mario Blanch.
NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – A New Jersey man was sentenced on Tuesday to two years probation for conspiring with his brother to funnel illegal contributions to the campaign of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez.
Benedetto Bigica, 46, who lives in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, and owns a private radiology firm, pleaded guilty in federal court in January to conspiring to make $21,400 in illegal campaign contributions from 2005 to 2008, according to prosecutors.
NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – Rutgers University is standing by its new athletic director in the wake of a newspaper report that she had been accused of abusing her volleyball team 16 years ago at another school, the New Jersey school’s president said on Monday.
The athletic director, Julie Hermann, had been hired earlier this month after her predecessor resigned under pressure for not firing Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice for abusive behavior toward his players.