Regional Briefs – June 11, 2015

Boy, 4, Hits Toddler With Van, Critically Injures Him

STATEN ISLAND – A 4-year-old boy who got behind the wheel of a van ran over a 2-year-old on Tuesday, critically injuring him, the Staten Island Advance reported. The van full of children was left running as the day care provider was with another child. No charges were filed.

Earliest Known Cello Going on View at the Met

NEW YORK – The earliest known cello dating to the 1500s is going on view Thursday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Associated Press reported. The Amati “King” cello, decorated with royal emblems of King Charles IX of France, was one of 38 stringed instruments commissioned by the royal court.

Ellenville School on Lockdown as Car Thief Flees

ELLENVILLE, N.Y. – A car theft suspect from Indiana was arrested Tuesday after he fled into a school in Ellenville, sending it into a seven-minute lockdown, the Times Herald-Record reported. As police got word of a stolen car, they received another call of an intruder in an elementary school. Derek Cook, 33, was arrested four minutes later.

Tornado Rolls Through NY Village; Minor Injuries

SCOTIA, N.Y. – A village near Albany was hit by a brief, 25-yard wide tornado Tuesday, with winds up to 80 mph, the National Weather Service reported. A roof was ripped off a shed and several trees were toppled. Three people in a shed that was knocked over suffered bruises.

Truck Driver Helps Rescue Bald Eagle on Rt. 17

ROCKLAND, N.Y. – A driver on Tuesday helped save an American bald eagle along Route 17, The Associated Press reported. Mario Giorbano spotted the eagle injured in a roadside ditch. Authorities believe it was feeding on a raccoon carcass when it was struck by a vehicle.

NYC Health Dept Proposes High-Salt Warning on Menus

NEW YORK – The NYC Health Department on Wednesday voted to require chain restaurants to warn about high-salt products, The Associated Press reported. Following a public comment period, a salt-shaker symbol will warn if anything has more than a teaspoon of salt.