Regional Briefs – July 23, 2015

Monsey Deck Collapses, 2 Children Have Minor Injuries

MONSEY – Two children suffered minor injuries Tuesday when a deck collapsed in Monsey during a party, The Associated Press reported. Several children were on the deck at the time of the incident.

Man Sneaks Into Home, Hides Under Bed for 3 Days

SPOTSWOOD, N.J. – A man sneaked into a home and hid under a bed in a spare room for three days before being discovered, The Associated Press reported. Jason Hubbard was charged with burglary in the May incident publicized on Wednesday. He’s also charged with theft for charging four cellphones in an electrical outlet under the bed.

NJ Trains Resume Service to NYC After Power Problems

NEWARK – For the third day in a row thousands of NJ Transit commuters were delayed from getting to and from New York City, The Associated Press reported. Overhead wire problems on Wednesday affected both tubes of the Hudson River Tunnel. On Monday, a disabled train caused the delays.

Five More Planes Illuminated By Lasers Over NYC Area

NEW YORK – The pilots of five more planes over the NYC area complained Tuesday night that lasers were shone on them, The Associated Press reported. Two were hit near Newark, another near LaGuardia and two near Warwick.

NYC Park to Feature Jet-Engine Fans, ‘Smart Soil’

NEW YORK – Plans for a new Manhattan park released Wednesday have jet engines powering fans, “smart soil” and “super-chilled roots,” The Associated Press reported. The Hudson Yards Public Square will open in mid-year 2018.

Cuomo Picks Ethics Chief to Lead Tax Investigations

ALBANY – The director of New York’s ethics board was tapped by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday to lead criminal investigations at the state’s tax department. Letizia Tagliafierro was appointed deputy commissioner of the Criminal Investigations Division at the Department of Taxation and Finance.