Regional Briefs – June 23, 2015

Five NYPD Officers Injured After 2 Police Cruisers Collide

BRONX – Five NYPD officers were injured Sunday night after two police cruisers responding to a call in the Bronx collided, WNBC reported. Three officers suffered neck and back injuries, one suffered a laceration to the head and one may have a broken arm. At least four are in serious but stable condition.

Pickup Truck Goes Off Road Into River, Couple Rescued

YONKERS, N.Y. – A couple whose pickup truck went off the road and into the river Sunday evening in Westchester County was rescued by an off-duty fire captain, the Journal News reported. Capt. Robert Smith was driving when he saw the truck go into the Saw Mill River. The man and woman inside were not seriously injured.

Gunshots Fired at Empty Manhattan School Bus

NEW YORK – Early morning gunfire struck a school bus in Washington Heights on Monday but there were no children on board and the bus driver was not injured, The Associated Press reported.

Long Island Carbon Monoxide Leak Hospitalizes 11

BAY SHORE, N.Y. – A carbon monoxide leak at a Long Island apartment building Sunday morning sent six adults and five children residents to the hospital, Newsday reported. Evacuated residents were allowed to return later in the day and none of the injuries were life threatening.

Free Fishing in NY Without Licenses This Weekend

ALBANY – Free fishing will be coming to New York state this weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced. Residents and visitors can fish for free without a license in the state’s 7,500 lakes and ponds, and 50,000 miles of rivers and streams, as a way to boost New York tourism.

Bill Backs Crackdown on Unregistered Car Dealers

ALBANY – New York legislators voted to crack down on unregistered car dealers who use city streets as showrooms, The Associated Press reported. So-called “curbstoners,” lawmakers say, put unsafe vehicles on the street and congest traffic. A bill would increase penalties from $1,000 to $4,010 for a third infraction within 30 months.