Regional Briefs – July 3, 2016

3 NYPD Officers Rescue Drowning Man During Storm

NEW YORK – Three NYPD officers jumped into a stormy Hudson River Friday night to rescue a drowning man, The Associated Press reported. Detective Jason Curley reached the man who was sinking. Two others jumped in to help, and a fourth secured a rope ladder to haul the man to safety.

New York Has New Rules To Keep Bald Eagles Safe

ALBANY – New York has a new plan to help protect the state’s 200 remaining pairs of bald eagles, the national symbol which is listed as a threatened species. They are mandating a minimum 330-foot buffer zone around nests unless birds have demonstrated a tolerance for people and machines.

Teenage West Point Cadet Dies After Saving Swimmer

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – A West Point cadet from Missouri who saved a swimmer caught in a rip current off a Long Island beach died Friday, The Associated Press reported. Thomas Surdyke, who would have turned 19 Monday, had been on life support since the June 24 incident.

NY Regulators Post Rules For Sewage Spill Reporting

ALBANY – New York state began a 45-day public comment period on new regulations under the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Act, The Associated Press reported. The rules require four hours warning to the public and two hours to the state when sewage is discharged into waterways.

NY Assemblyman Faces Fraud Charges in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH – A New York assemblyman is among four people facing fraud charges in Cambodia for obtaining a $1 million investment for their rice-exporting company, then shutting the company down, the Khmer Times reported. Court proceedings against Republican William Nojay begin Monday.