Regional Briefs – September 1, 2015

U.S. Treasurer Oversees Town Hall On $10 Bill Design

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. – Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were the most cited nominees to be on the $10 bill during a town hall meeting Monday with U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios in Seneca Falls, The Associated Press reported. Rios said several hundred names have been suggested to replace Alexander Hamilton’s image with a woman’s.

54,000 NYC Kids Got Jobs Through Youth Corps

NEW YORK – More than 54,000 NYC youths landed jobs through Youth Corps this summer, the highest in its 50-year history, the Daily News reported. The $79-million program is open to anyone aged 14-24 with paid summer jobs lasting up to six weeks. A lottery winnowed the 130,000 applicants.

Police Searching for Prisoner Who Escaped From Hospital

NEW YORK – Police are searching for a prisoner who slipped out of her handcuffs Sunday and escaped from Presbyterian Hospital in Lower Manhattan wearing a hospital gown, The Associated Press reported. Tiffany Neumann, 23, was arrested on Saturday for stealing.

Small Plane Overturns at Upstate Airport, No Injuries

EDINBURG, N.Y. – No one was injured after a small plane overran the runway, hit a fence and overturned Saturday at a privately owned airport in upstate New York, The Associated Press reported. Patrick Morris was unable to stop his 1951 Piper PA22 aircraft before the runway ended at Edinburg Airport.

Historic Promotion of Black Woman to Top NYPD Rank

NEW YORK – An officer reached the highest rank for a black woman in NYPD history, The Associated Press reported. Kim Royster was promoted to assistant chief, the third-highest rank, on Monday. She will be in charge of recruitment.

Annual Revolutionary War Re-Enactment May be Last

ELMIRA, N.Y. – A Revolutionary War battle re-enactment held upstate for more than 20 years may have fired its last volley this past weekend, the Star-Gazette reported. Scores of history buffs re-enacted the 1779 Battle of Newtown. But fewer people are available to run it.

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