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Ms. Wiggins was freed on a $10,000 bond; the seven others are being held without bond.

Ms. Wiggins is a friend and landlord to Leonard Gonzalez Jr., 35, described as a “pivotal person” in organizing the break-in, authorities said.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Armstrong check goes for $27,000

AMHERST — A check signed by Neil Armstrong hours before he took off for the moon has been sold for $27,350, 40 years to the day after it was written.

An engineer in California bought it in an online auction run by RR Auction of Amherst, N.H.

The $10.50 check was for money Mr. Armstrong had borrowed from Harold Collins, a NASA manager. According to the auction house, Mr. Armstrong wrote it in case anything happened to him on the moon mission, but told Mr. Collins not to cash it because he would return.

The check was sold Thursday morning, ending the 17-day auction.

Anthony Pizzitola of the Universal Autograph Collectors Club said the price is a record for a single Armstrong autograph.

Jack Staub, from Newport Beach, Calif., bought the check.

NEW JERSEY

Five officers injured in fatal ‘gunfight’

JERSEY CITY — Five police officers were shot — two of them critically wounded — in a shootout that broke out Thursday morning during a police stakeout of two armed robbery suspects in New Jersey’s second-largest city.

The two suspects were killed in the shootout in Jersey City, authorities said.

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