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Massive Fire Destroys New Jersey Pizza Parlor and Damages Other Businesses

A New Jersey pizza parlor has been completely destroyed after a massive fire. WNBC-TV reports the flames ignited at Bruno’s Pizzeria around 10 p.m. Sunday in Passaic, N.J. Fire Chief Patrick Trentacost says the fire burned for a while before …

New York State Set to Study Technology, Privacy of ‘Textalyzer’

New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the “textalyzer” that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday …

NTSB Releases Results of Investigation Into 2015 New York Train Crash

Federal safety investigators said Tuesday they can’t determine why an SUV ended up in the path of an oncoming commuter train, causing a crash that killed six people at a rail crossing in suburban New York in 2015. Detailing the …

Woman Who Stole $3M from Employer’s New Jersey Facility Sentenced

A Tennessee woman accused of stealing $3 million from a trucking company’s New Jersey facility has been sentenced. Fifty-five-year-old Tracey Perrigan, of Sparta, was sentenced to 33 months in prison Monday. Perrigan had previously pleaded guilty to wire fraud. Prosecutors …

U.S. Safety Board to Detail Findings of Deadly New York Train Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board was scheduled to meet and detail a probe into a 2015 crash between a commuter train and an SUV that killed six people in the New York suburbs, a day after a U.S. official told …

Woman Accused in Fiance’s River Kayaking Death in New York Pleads Guilty

A woman who was accused of intentionally drowning her fiance in the Hudson River by tampering with his kayak as part of a murderous plot to collect on his life insurance pleaded guilty on Monday to a lesser charge that …

Sick Employee Blamed for Norovirus in Closing of Virginia Chipotle

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is retraining kitchen crews on food safety and enforcing a zero-tolerance policy for employees refusing to abide by new rules, after identifying a sick employee as the cause of a Norovirus outbreak that forced it to …

G.F.H. Insurance Acquires Peyton, Cheely and Woodle Insurance in Virginia

G.F.H. Insurance Agency Inc., a Richmond, Va.-headquartered insurance broker, has acquired Peyton, Cheely and Woodle Insurance of Richmond, Va., effective June 12, 2017. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Peyton, Cheely and Woodle has a long history in the …

Blaze Rips Through Massachusetts Apartment Complex Under Construction

Fire officials say a blaze tore through an apartment complex under construction in Massachusetts. Waltham Fire Chief Paul Ciccone says the complex’s five buildings collapsed in the early Sunday fire. Ciccone says none of the neighboring buildings caught fire. Crews …

Maine Legislative Panel Mulls Raising 10 Percent Tax on Marijuana

As the legalization of recreational marijuana sales in Maine nears, a legislative panel has spent months pondering the best way to tax pot to bring in state revenue, fund regulatory enforcement and discourage the illicit market. In November, legalization of …

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