Regional Briefs – August 11, 2016

Missing New York Man Survived 11 Days in Woods

TONAWANDA, N.Y. – A 65-year-old man spent 11 days lost in the woods without food after failing to return from a walk, The Associated Press reported. John Tylock was found Tuesday by volunteers, disoriented and covered in bug bites.

Arrest Made in Bronx Killing Of Man With Cop’s Gun

BRONX – The man who grabbed an NYPD officer’s gun and used it to kill another man, was arrested late Wednesday, The Associated Press reported. Efrain Guzman, 30, had been wounded by a second officer early Tuesday but managed to flee.

NY Grants $8M to Aid Disabled Appeal Benefit Denials

ALBANY – New York has awarded $8.2 million to provide legal help for disabled people who have been denied federal disability benefits. The money will go to 11 organizations that help represent them. About 73 percent of those helped ended up getting the benefits.

Christie’s Security Team Bills $2M Since 2010 for Trips

TRENTON – Invoices show New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s security team has billed the state $2 million for dozens of trips outside the state since 2010, The Record reported. He continues to travel the country as a surrogate for Donald Trump.

2 People Found Dead in Cemetery Struck by Lightning

BATAVIA, N.Y. – A couple was found dead Wednesday in Batavia Cemetery in western New York, struck by lightning during an early morning storm. They both had burns similar to lightning strikes.

Tire Coming Off Dump Truck Causes Accident on I-81

SYRACUSE – A dump truck driver trying to recover a rear tire that fell off Thursday was hit by a medical transport van who lost control after hitting the tire, The Associated Press reported. David Cutrone, 51, is hospitalized in serious condition.

Meteorologists Report Weak Tornado on Long Island

MATTITUCK, N.Y. – A severe thunderstorm that moved across Long Island Wednesday produced a weak, short-lived tornado, the National Weather Service confirmed.