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Authorities in northern New Jersey have charged a Florida man with manslaughter and other offenses after he allegedly crashed a stolen car in the heart of downtown Paterson. One person was killed and five others were hospitalized after the wild scene unfolded Tuesday afternoon. The Passaic County prosecutor's office says Harold Rasbin was driving a Honda CRV when he hit a parked police vehicle then sped away and hit another car, lost control and hit several pedestrians. After the car crashed into a light pole, Rasbin allegedly fled but was caught nearby. The 31-year-old Orlando, Florida resident is being held awaiting a detention hearing Monday.

People were upset two years ago when the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to stay inside and mostly interact with others virtually. But since then, residents have acclimated to the convenience of having everything readily accessible online, including government meetings.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has proposed legislation to expand abortion access and require insurance companies to pay for the procedure Murphy vowed state agencies also won’t cooperate with other states that might try to prosecute New Jersey abortion providers, or women who seek abortions here. The Democratic governor's announcement Wednesday comes four months after the signed a law guaranteeing abortion rights. While offering few specifics at this stage, the governor said he wants to allow advanced practice registered nurses, physicians assistants and certified nurse midwives provide abortion services. The legislation also would mandate that insurance providers cover abortions without cost-sharing or out-of-pocket expenses. 

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