Engine trouble forced a United Airlines flight heading from Seattle to Newark, New Jersey, to make an emergency landing in Spokane. KXLY reports that the Airbus A320 was diverted to the eastern Washington city Sunday night, where it landed safely with power from only one engine.
ASBURY PARK - The teenage home of writer Stephen Crane is believed to be the oldest house in Asbury Park, and now it has a designation to reflect that. The Crane House, which went through several transformations since it was built in 1878, was placed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places last week, making it eligible for money for much-needed repairs, local historians say.
Big-city police departments and union leaders warned officers Sunday to change up their routines and insist on extra backup after a gunman who had ranted online about the slayings of black men killed two New York patrolmen sitting in their squad car. Investigators were trying to determine if the killer really had a deep sympathy for the protests or simply latched on to the cause for the final act of a violent spree.
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NEWARK - A clothing store employee was shot in the stomach after an off-duty corrections officer interrupted a robbery Saturday night, authorities said. At 6:25 p.m., the off-duty corrections officer was inside a clothing business located at 427 Orange St. visiting relatives when two robbers entered, Chief of Detectives Anthony Ambrose said in a press release.
TRENTON - The State Police will change its training program for troopers on how to handle people with mental illness after facing criticism it was not doing enough in response to the controversial 2008 death of a Newark man on the side of a highway. Members of the division's training academy recently met with officials from the National Alliance on Mental Illness New Jersey and the Mental Health Association in New Jersey to discuss improvements, a spokesman, Capt.