May 21: 5 non-COVID-19 stories from across the tri-state region
Looking for some stories that are not about the coronavirus? Here's a selection of stories from across our regions.
Turn to Tara: Organ transplants in NY plummet, down 90% in last month: The number of organ transplants in New York has plummeted — down 90% in the past month. The shortage is affecting Anthony Luisi, a father of four who is in end stage renal failure. A dialysis machine now keeps him alive. He is treated with one four hours a day, three days a week. That’s because the transplant world in New York is at a standstill, a victim of neglect amidst a heated competition for medical resources.
Cesspool company worker injured after cigarette ignited fumes: A cesspool company employee was injured while working at a St. James home Wednesday. Police say the man was working on a cesspool at a Storybook Lane home just before 11:30 a.m. when his cigarette ignited fumes from the cesspool and caused burns to his face. The man was rushed to Stony Book University Hospital for treatment.
Police interrupt business owner as she was selling items on Facebook Live: A small business owner who had to close her nonessential business says that she has had several run-ins with police while she tried to make some money. The latest incident came while Katherine Hermes was conducting a shop-from-home-style Facebook Live video from her Country Home store in downtown Bernardsville. Hermes and a friend were inside the store – both not wearing masks – showing off the products to viewers who can purchase them online. Police showed up around 9 p.m. on Tuesday.
Teen accused of stabbing woman randomly in Westport released under strict conditions: A Guilford teen accused of stabbing a woman he didn't know in Westport will now essentially be under house arrest. Ellis Tibere has spent the past 12 weeks in a psychiatric hospital under round-the-clock supervision. A judge OK'd his release Wednesday with strict conditions.