‘East Coast Rapist’ Caught in Connecticut; MTA Working on 15 Subway Lines This Weekend; Libyan Rebels Fight For Control of Key City


  • A man known by police as the “East Coast Rapist” has been apprehended in Connecticut. Aaron Thomas, 39, has allegedly sexually assaulted 17 women in four states (Maryland, Virginia, Rhode Island, and Connecticut). Earlier this week, law enforcement created the aptly named to catch the dude, who they describe as brazen and cold-blooded.[CNN]
  • Are you a person who rides the subway? Then this weekend will suck. [Gothamist]
  • The beleaguered Spider Man musical was hit with three workplace violations after a bunch of injuries. [NYDN]
  • Three Columbia frats whose members were arrested for dealing drugs were put on probation and kicked out of their frat houses. [NYP]
  • The battle between Libyan rebels and the government continues, with the rebel-controlled city of Zawiya under attack by pro-Qaddafi forces. [BBC]
  • The Montana legislature is considering repealing a six-year-old medical marijuana law. If that happens, Montana will be the first state with legal medical pot to go back on its decision. [NYT]