UConn Wins

Connecticut Huskies Ryan Boatright gets the celebration started after defeating the Michigan State Spartans 60-54 to take the NCAA East Regional title and advance to the Final 4.

Jason Collins

Brooklyn Nets’ Jason Collins is in the spotlight prior to his first home game Monday against the Chicago Bulls. Collins is the first openly gay athlete to play in the NBA.

Mall Shooting

Law enforcement from all of the state converged on the Garden State Plaza Mall late Monday night after reports of gunfire. The Mall was in lockdown for several hours while police searched for the shooter. Eventually they discovered the shooter killed himself in a non-public portion of the Mall.

Medal of Honor

The casket holding MSgt Nick Oresko, US Army, Medal of Honor recipient, is carried by an honor guard into George Washington Memorial Park cemetery Thursday. Bob Jerome, of Park Ridge, carries Oresko’s Medal of Honor behind the casket.