Regional Briefs – June 14, 2016

At Least 18 Cases Dismissed After Cop Files False Reports

CAMDEN, N.J. – Prosecutors dismissed 18 cases and expect to toss out more after a Camden police officer was found to have filed false reports, The Associated Press reported. All cases involved Douglas Dickinson being the only officer to testify.

Official Apologizes for Fliers Baked on Windshields

READINGTON, N.J. – A Republican county leader apologized after fliers he placed on parked cars reminding people to vote became baked onto the windshields, NJ.com reported. Patrick Torpey placed the thick coated-paper fliers on vehicles last Tuesday.

Car Crashes Through Wall, Knocks Man Out of Bed

COLONIE, N.Y. – A 72-year-old driver in a medical emergency crashed his car through a wall of his apartment building at 3 a.m. Tuesday, knocking a sleeping Richard Quaglieri, 85, out of bed, The Associated Press reported. Both Quaglieri and Donald Tuttle, the driver, were hospitalized.

Buffalo Students Celebrates Teacher Who Began Flag Day

BUFFALO – Buffalo students celebrated Flag Day Tuesday at the gravesite of the teacher who started the tradition in 1891, The Associated Press reported. Sarah Hinson taught children to salute the flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. She chose June 14, the day in 1777 when the Continental Congress accepted the flag’s design.

3 Heroes Hailed for NYC Subway Rescue

NEW YORK – Onlookers jumped onto subway tracks at the City Hall station Friday to rescue a man who had fallen, two minutes before a train arrived, WABC reported. Video shows three people lifting the man onto the platform before hoisting themselves up.

Central NY Veteran Receiving Overdue WWII POW Medal

SYRACUSE – A long-overdue medal was presented Monday to a WWII veteran who spent nine months in a German prisoner-of-war camp, the Post-Standard reported. Fay Bailey, 94, was shot down on his 35th mission in August 1944 while on a bombing run over Germany.