Regional Briefs – April 13, 2015

Clinton Chooses Brooklyn To House National HQ

WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton is basing her 2016 campaign out of Brooklyn Heights, Politico reported. The Democrat leased two floors in a building which also houses the U.S. attorney’s office of Loretta Lynch, the attorney general nominee.

Jurors Finish Hearing Evidence in Etan Patz Trial

NEW YORK – Jurors finished hearing evidence in the case against Pedro Hernandez, who is charged with murder in the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, The Associated Press reported. Summations begin Monday.

New Technology Spots Gunshots That Aren’t Reported

NEW YORK – The NYPD says new technology has recorded more than 40 shooting incidents in two weeks that had not been reported to 911, including when 24 shots were fired with a machine gun, the Wall Street Journal reported. The pilot program began earlier this year in the Bronx and Brooklyn.

Gov.’s Campaign Committee Renamed ‘Cuomo 2018’

ALBANY – He just won re-election but Gov. Andrew Cuomo is already looking ahead to a possible third term, the Daily News reported. Board of Elections records show Cuomo’s campaign committee changed its name to “Andrew Cuomo 2018.” Ex-aide Larry Schwartz said he would “bet anything” that Cuomo runs again.

Casino Authority Site Hacked With Pro-ISIS Messages

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Hackers infiltrated the website of New Jersey’s casino authority and published pro-terrorist messages such as “I am Muslim and I love jihad and I love ISIS,” the Press of Atlantic City reported. The site was restored by early Sunday afternoon.

TSA Collected $76,000 in Loose Change at NYC Airports

NEW YORK – The TSA collected $76,000 in loose change left at security checkpoints in the New York City area’s three major airports last year. JFK alone had $42,550 in unclaimed change — the top spot for any U.S. airport, The Associated Press reported. The money is spent on security, according to a 2005 law passed by Congress.