Regional Briefs – July 12, 2017

Venezuelan Diplomat Bites Protester Who Yelled at Him

WILLIAMSBURG – Venezuela’s U.N. envoy bit the arm of a woman who called him a “murderer” while he was dining in a Brooklyn steakhouse, El Nuevo Herald reported. Rafael Ramirez, one of the late socialist president Hugo Cavez’s confidents, tweeted about the protesters that he “put them in place.”

Trooper Injured in Crash Released From Hospital

ROCHESTER – A state trooper seriously injured in an accident last spring was released from the hospital on Wednesday, The Associated Press reported. Troopers and hospital staff applauded as Craig Foglia walked out. He’d been parked on the shoulder behind a vehicle he pulled over when he was rear-ended by a pickup.

Man Killed in Crash was Inspired by WWII Hero Dad

REMSEN, N.Y. – Family members say a pilot killed when his plane crashed last week had earned his pilot’s license to honor his hero father, who also died in a plane crash during World War II before his son was born, the Post-Standard reported. The single-engine plane piloted by Jonathan Coxwell, 74, crashed in a farm field.