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Local News | Oct 20, 2006

Student dies from gunshot

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) – Police continue searching for the
person who shot an Asbury Park High School student in the head on a
street corner.
Tylik Pugh died last night.
The 18-year-old was shot Wednesday morning near a middle school.
Asbury’s five schools have been closed ever since because
officials fear reprisals. They’re due to reopen Monday and
counselors will be available for students.
Pugh’s shooting followed two shootings in the city on Sunday.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Local News | Oct 20, 2006

Boy, 11, accused of selling drugs

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) – New Brunswick police are accusing an
eleven-year-old of selling cocaine and heroin.
The boy was arrested along with two teenagers on the corner of
Remsen Avenue and Townsend Street.
Police say the trio had 234 bags of heroin and 111 bags of
cocaine, worth nearly 35-hundred dollars on the street.
The eleven-year-old was released to his relatives. The two teens
remain in juvenile detention.
Police did not release their names because of their ages.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Local News | Oct 20, 2006

Rain to give way to windy conditions

UNDATED (AP) – Wet weather around the Garden State.
Forecasters say there’s a slight risk of severe thunderstorms.
However, the National Weather Service is predicting the rain should
end sometime this afternoon.
After the front passes, forecasters say gusty winds will follow.
Speeds of 20 to 25 miles per hour are expected, with gusts as high
as 40 miles per hour.
A wind advisory is in effect for northeast Jersey from four
o’clock until midnight.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Local News | Oct 20, 2006

Governor announces plans to enhance NJ school security

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Governor Corzine announces plans to enhance
security in and around New Jersey schools.
Noting that recent school attacks in the U-S have created a new
sense of urgency, Corzine yesterday announced several statewide
school security initiatives. They include guidelines for lockdowns
and emergency evacuations and a proposal to require schools to run
security drills.
The governor announced the new security measures during
appearances at a Fort Lee high school and a middle school in
Bordentown.
The unveiling of the plans came a day after an 18-year-old high
school student in Asbury Park was shot on a street corner a block
from a middle school. Officials fearing reprisals closed the city’s
schools until Monday.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Local News | Oct 17, 2006

Nearly 400 medical mistakes reported in NJ in 2005

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – There were nearly 400 medical mistakes in
New Jersey hospitals in 2005.
Of those, 57 patients died from preventable events including
falls, bed sores and care management.
The information is disclosed in the state’s first Patient Safety
Initiative. The report does not name the patients or list the
hospitals.
Hospitals also reported 65 surgical errors that included leaving
objects inside patients, operating on the wrong patient or wrong
body part.
Health officials say the purpose of the report is to determine
where hospitals need to improve care.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)