Former Miss New Jersey, 24, Dies After Car Crash
A former Miss New Jersey who was critically injured in a car crash one week ago died early Monday morning in a hospital operating room.
Cara McCollum, 24, was driving a 2014 Ford Mustang on Route 55 in Pittsgrove Township on Feb. 15 when the convertible slid off an icy road and hit several trees. McCollum was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, the report stated.
She died “peacefully” about 4:31 a.m. on Monday surrounded by her family, according to Keith Jones, the woman’s boyfriend.McCollum’s organs would be donated, Jones said in the post.
McCollum won the 2013 Miss New Jersey pageant, then competed in the 2014 Miss America contest. (KTLA)
Kalamazoo shooting suspect charged with 6 counts of murder
Authorities charged accused Kalamazoo, Michigan, shooter Jason Brian Dalton, 45, on Monday with six counts of murder, two counts of assault with intent to commit murder and eight firearms charges. He is accused of killing six people in a shooting rampage Saturday.
For seven hours, the shooter drove from one target to another, police said, gunning down victims at random. And in between the shootings, he apparently picked up passengers for Uber. (CNN)
Gas Prices Drop To Lowest Since May 2009 In Southern California
In Los Angeles County, the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline decreased six-tenths of a cent to $2.396, hitting its lowest amount since May 9, 2009.
According to figures released by AAA and Oil Price Information Service, the average price has dropped 46 of the past 47 days, decreasing 67.9 cents, including 1.5 cents on Sunday.
The price of gasoline is currently 13.4 cents lower than it was a week ago, 47 cents lower than it was one month ago and 64.6 cents below what it cost in 2015.
In Orange County, the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline decreased 1.1 cents to $2.381, reaching its lowest amount since May 8, 2009.
The average price of gasoline continued to drop during 46 of the past 47 days, decreasing 68.8 cents, including 1.3 cents on Sunday. (CBS)
Apple tells Justice Dept. to withdraw demands for help, says its objections are ‘absolutely not’ about marketing
The public dispute between the Justice Department and Apple continued Monday as the tech giant called on the government to withdraw its demands for help in unlocking a phone used by one of the shooters in December’s terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., and instead let a commission of experts discuss the issue.
This request came in an unsigned letter posted online by Apple that offered the company’s perspective on the debate, the latest salvo in a war of words between the federal government and one of the world’s most valuable companies.
In recent days, the director of the FBI and the chief executive of Apple have both released public statements on the disagreement, each seeking to explain their side in what has become part of a much larger debate over balancing privacy and security.
So far, it appears that the public is siding with the Justice Department in this feud. A little more than half of Americans (51 percent) said Apple should help the FBI unlock the iPhone, compared to 38 percent who said Apple should not help, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Monday. (Another 11 percent said they did not know or have an opinion.) A poll taken by SurveyMonkey also found 51 percent of people siding with the FBI, while 41 percent agreed with Apple. (The Washington Post)