Articles written by: Alfredo Boyd

Truck overturns in crash on New Jersey turnpike; 2 killed

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — State police in New Jersey say two people died when a truck overturned in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. Police say the accident happened just after 4:30 p.m. Friday at mile marker 104.4 in Newark. Officials say the crash involved a box truck and other vehicles colliding in the truck lane on the southbound […]

Georgia impacted by pre-cut melon salmonella outbreak

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is now on the list of states impacted by a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the outbreak in eight states has been linked to pre-cut melon sold at Walmart, Costco, Jay C, Payless, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens and Kroger stores. WSB-TV reports the outbreak, […]

French Open glance: Nadal taking on Thiem in final

PARIS (AP) — A quick look at the French Open: LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAY Rafael Nadal tries to win an 11th title at the French Open against Dominic Thiem, the only man to beat the top-ranked Spaniard on clay this season. Nadal has a 6-3 record against the seventh-seeded Thiem but the Austrian player prevailed the last time they met, in […]

Oregon school sends letters after national anthem protest

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon school district sent a letter to five high school staff members advising them not to engage in political expressions at work after they took a knee during the national anthem at a student assembly. The Register-Guard newspaper reports that the Eugene School District sent “the letter of directive” after the June 1 incident at […]

Group pushes to stop south Phoenix light rail expansion

PHOENIX (AP) — A group of Phoenix residents are hoping to persuade city officials to reverse course and derail a planned expansion of the metro area’s light rail system. The Arizona Republic reports the city has already approved the 6-mile (10-kilometer) expansion into south Phoenix with construction expected to begin in 2019. The project will extend the light rail south […]

New Mexico medical marijuana board short of members to meet

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s medical marijuana advisory board had to cancel a May meeting to consider recommending program changes because it lacked enough members. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board hasn’t had a full roster of members for years and that its membership recently dropped to two members, one short of […]

Applicant says she was assaulted by pizzeria manager

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A job applicant to a Connecticut pizzeria is accusing its manager of sexually assaulting her. The Connecticut Post reports 37-year-old Pizza Heaven manager Riza Sahin was charged Thursday with third-degree sexual assault and unlawful restraint. A 23-year-old woman says she went to the Bridgeport business to apply to a job, when Sahin suddenly grabbed and assaulted […]