AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ
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JERSEY CITY — A severely burned bystander who allegedly was kicked and dragged by police after a high-speed car chase ended in a fiery crash is now suing the city where it occurred. The lawsuit filed by Miguel Feliz-Rodriguez claims Jersey City police failed to safely handle the chase and assaulted him while he was on fire. The suit doesn’t specify the amount of damages it seeks, but legal papers filed late last year said Felix-Rodriguez would be seeking up to $25 million. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: 275 words by 1 p.m.
BEACH WEDDINGS BAN
SPRING LAKE — A New Jersey shore community is banning all weddings and celebrations from its boardwalk and beach. The Spring Lake Borough Council recently enacted the ban, citing issues with congestion. But it won’t take effect until Nov. 1, so weddings that already were planned for this summer and fall still can proceed. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: 275 words by noon.
OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Some of the men who say they were molested by a now-dead team doctor decades ago at Ohio State University describe him as a locker-room voyeur who unnecessarily groped athletes during medical exams and wasn’t stopped by administrators even after students complained about his behavior. Former wrestler Nick Nutter remembers teammates referring to Dr. Richard Strauss by the nickname “Dr. Jelly Paws.” By Kantele Franko, Andrew Welsh-Huggins and John Seewer. SENT: 1,253 words, photos and video.
AROUND THE STATE:
— FIREWORKS SPARK FIRE — Authorities say fireworks set off by a resident in a New Jersey neighborhood on the Fourth of July sparked a fire that destroyed 14 junk vehicles at one site and 2 acres of woods.
— WOMAN KILLED-HEAD TRAUMA —A man convicted of killing a woman who was found dead of head injuries outside his New Jersey home is now headed to prison.
— SWIMMER DROWNS — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man drowned after he became fatigued while swimming at the New Jersey shore on the Fourth of July.
— REMAINS FOUND — Police have identified the remains of a woman who was found burned and dismembered in New Jersey.
— KAYAKER SEARCH — Rescue crews in Vermont will resume their search for a kayaker from New Jersey who was last seen holding onto his overturned yellow kayak on Lake Champlain.
— OBIT--ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT — Roger Williams University says President Donald Farish has died at the age of 75. He previously served as president of Rowan University in New Jersey.
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