Regional Briefs – May 17, 2016

Man Robs Same Bank Twice Within 4 Days

ALBANY – A Syracuse man was arrested after he was caught robbing the same Chase bank twice within four day, The Associated Press reported. James Chisholm, 26, walked into a Chase branch on March 12, handed a teller a note demanding money, reached for his belt as if he had a weapon, and left with $489. Four days later he left with $2,753.

West Point Gears Up for Graduation Events

WEST POINT – The U.S. Military Academy will be holding graduation events through Saturday, when more than 950 cadets will be commissioned as second lieutenants. Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak. A graduation parade will be held Friday.

NYPD Ticketing Drivers Who Endanger Bikers

NEW YORK – An NYPD crackdown is underway this week on motorists who endanger bicyclists, Transit Bureau Chief Thomas Chan said Monday. Officers will also be on the lookout for parking violations.

Ramapo School Listed As National Landmark

HILLBURN, N.Y. – A Ramapo school where Thurgood Marshall, the future first black Supreme Court justice, in the 1940s protested the district’s segregation, was listed Sunday in the State and National Register of Historic Places, the Journal News reported. The Hillburn School serves as an administration building for the Ramapo School District.

NY Utility Workers Want Deterrent From Attacks

ALBANY – Utility unions are calling on New York lawmakers to make it a felony to attack a utility worker, The Associated Press reported. The union says some have been assaulted, shot, stabbed and robbed.

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