'Lottery Angel' Helps New Jersey Teen Win $1M

In other area headlines, a hate crime fugitive has been arrested by U.S. Marshals, and a man charged in sewer scandal died in a motorcycle accident.

'Lottery Angel' Helps New Jersey Teen Win $1M

Inspired by his recently deceased grandmother, a 19-year-old New Jersey took home $1 million from a scratch-off lottery ticket.

The teen, who has remained anonymous, played scratch-offs growing up with his grandmother, who died Sept. 12. 

Soon after her death, the teen asked his mother, “‘I think I’m going to start playing scratch-offs again. Do you think mom-mom will make me win?’" the mother told Patch. “I said, ‘I highly doubt mom-mom has any connection with you winning or not winning the lottery.’” Read more...

Hate Crime Fugitive Arrested by U.S. Marshals

U.S. Marshals arrested a fugitive in Maryland on Wednesday for violating his probation related to a hate crime conviction, as well as weapon and drug possession charges.

The conviction against Michael Patrick Dawson came after he allegedly pulled a knife on a Washington D.C. cab driver and said: "I'm going to kill you. I already killed your brother."

Officials said Dawson is a member of the Arian Nation, a white supremecist organization. Read more...

Man Charged in Sewer Scandal Dies in Accident

A New Jersey man allegedly involved in a sewer scandal died in a motorcycle accident Oct. 13 after his bike tipped over and slid on a road.

Joseph Lehman, 27, made headlines in February when he was arrested and charged with theft and conspiracy to commit theft in the Cinnaminson Sewerage Authority scandal.

Lehman, who was a subcontractor with the authority, was allegedly one of 10 men involved in a scheme in which more than $100,000 allegedly was stolen in public resources. Read more...


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