Regional Briefs – May 29, 2015

Long-Lost Diamond Ring Found in Old Log Cabin

LISBON, N.Y. – A diamond ring lost for 30 years was found by preservationists dismantling a 19th-century log cabin so it can be moved, the Watertown Daily Times reported. Beverly Parmeter’s son dropped it in a gap in the cabin. She searched for it but never found it by the time they moved in 1989.

Toddler Stable After Falling From Boro Park Window

BROOKLYN – A 2-year-old girl is in serious but stable condition after falling Wednesday from a third-floor window on Ninth Ave. and 44th Street, WCBS reported. Nyjeana Civil went through a window guard and screen, landing on the sidewalk 30 feet below.

6 Students Charged In Senior Prank Gone Awry

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – Six students who vandalized their high school in a weekend senior prank face criminal charges, WGRZ reported. They tied lockers together with kite string, scattered reams of paper, dusted the building with glitter and damaged the lock on an office door. None had a history of trouble.

Trenton Slaughterhouse Ticketed After Cow Escapes

TRENTON – Animal control officers on Friday ticketed an Islamic slaughterhouse in Trenton for creating a public nuisance after a cow escaped, the Times of Trenton reported. The bovine fled Trenton Halal Packing Company to I-295 after it was shot with a tranquilizer dart. It died shortly thereafter.

NYC Releases Mapped Grid of Historical Photos

NEW YORK – The New York Public Library introduced a new interactive map that takes its massive digitized archive of historical photos and plots them on a map, DNAInfo reported. Click on a dot and a variety of vintage photos taken in that area from years ago pops up.

City Hall Military Flag Missing; De Blasio Apologizes

NEW YORK – A black flag required by law to fly over City Hall until every POW returns has been missing for more than a year, the Daily News reported. Mayor de Blasio apologized, calling it “a stupid mistake” that will be rectified. The flag was replaced on Tuesday night.