Regional Briefs – June 18, 2017

Firetruck Overturns, Injuring 3 Firefighters

NUTLEY, N.J. – A firetruck overturned without warning late Saturday, injuring three firefighters, The Associated Press reported. Two of the injured firefighters were treated at a hospital and released, and the third remained hospitalized.

Atlantic City Mayor Accidentally Runs Over Girl

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – A 7-year-old girl suffered minor injuries when she ran into the street Saturday afternoon and was run over by a car being driven by Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian, The Associated Press reported. Guardian wasn’t issued a ticket because the accident was unavoidable.

Mayor Resigns to Help Settle Lawsuit Over Where He Lives

WILLINGBORO, N.J. – The mayor of Willingboro resigned Friday as part of a deal that settles a lawsuit arguing he no longer lives in the community since his house went into foreclosure, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Christopher Walker had won a contested Democratic primary days earlier.

I Dead, 6 Sickened in NYC Legionnaires’ Cluster

NEW YORK – An elderly person with “significant underlying health conditions” has died of Legionnaires’ disease and six others sickened in the Upper East Side over the past two weeks, The Associated Press reported. Investigators are focusing on water towers as they seek to determine the source of the cluster.

Gov. Cuomo Taps Liberal Judge for State’s Top Court

ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday tapped a longtime judge known for his liberal opinions to serve on the state’s highest court. Paul Feinman fills a vacancy created by the death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, who was found dead in the Hudson River in April.

2nd Cyclist Fatally Struck by Bus in Same Area in 1 Week

NEW YORK – An 80-year-old cyclist was struck and killed by a charter bus in Manhattan Saturday, five days and three blocks away from a similar incident, The Associated Press reported. Michael Mamoukakis’s accident occurred the same week as the death of cyclist Dan Hanegby, 36.