Regional Briefs – May 30, 2016

Fire Rips Through Harlem Building; 6 Injured, 1 Seriously

NEW YORK – An early Monday morning fire in a Harlem hardware store and apartment building injured six people, one seriously, as more than 100 firefighters rescued residents through windows by ladder, WCBS reported. Flames poured from the ground-floor shop and stretched higher in the six-story building.

2 Injured When Tree Falls on SUV on Road

GEDDES, N.Y. – A 33-year-old woman is in critical condition after the SUV she was riding in Sunday was hit by a falling tree, The Associated Press reported. Danielle Menzies and the driver, who was lightly hurt, had to be extricated. The road was closed for hours to remove the tree.

Warplane Museum Opens Interactive Briefing Room

GENESEO, N.Y. – The National Warplane Museum on Friday added a tour to give visitors a sense of the preparations for combat missions. Re-enactors run visitors through a historically accurate briefing before marching them out to a vintage military transport plane which dropped paratroopers over Normandy on D-Day for a flight.

NY State Police Get 3 New Mobile Command Vehicles

ALBANY – State troopers upstate are getting three new mobile command vehicles, featuring a conference room, communications equipment and computer workstations, The Associated Press reported. A fourth existing truck was upgraded and will cover NYC, the Hudson Valley and Long Island.

Amtrak’s NY Service Resumes After Boat Hits Bridge

NEW YORK – Service on Amtrak’s Empire line resumed Sunday, hours after a boat struck a rail bridge between Manhattan and the Bronx, The Associated Press reported. There were no injuries.

Computer Glitch Resolved at JFK After Massive Delays

NEW YORK – JFK’s Terminal 7, operated by British Airways, experienced massive delays on Sunday afternoon after a computer outage forced travelers to manually check in, The Associated Press reported. At one point, more than 1,000 passengers were waiting in line. All computers were running Monday.

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