Regional Briefs – December 8, 2016

Hudson Airport to Offer Low-Cost Europe Flights

NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Norwegian Air will offer in 2017 the cheapest trans-Atlantic flights in history, with service to Ireland out of Stewart Airport and the possibility of other European cities, the Poughkeepsie Journal reported. There will be an introductory fare of $69 one way.

Tragedy on the ‘L’: Boy, 14, Killed Jumping Off Train

BROOKLYN – A 14-year-old boy tragically died Wednesday night while attempting to perform a stunt at the New Lots subway station, The Associated Press reported. The boy was riding between the cars of an L train when he tried to jump onto the platform. He missed, and landed on the tracks.

1st Draft of FDR’s ‘Day of Infamy’ Speech on Display

HYDE PARK, N.Y. – Seventy-five years since he dictated one of the most famous speeches by a U.S. president, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first draft of his “Day of Infamy” speech is on display at his museum, The Associated Press reported. It shows FDR’s scratched out “world history,” replacing it with “infamy.”

Cop Sued for Killing Dog After Arriving at Wrong Address

WYCKOFF, N.J. – A homeowner sued an officer who killed his dog after mistakenly going to the wrong address during a 2015 burglary, NJ.com reported. Officer Kyle Ferreira went to house No. 622 instead of 621, and Goran Vukobratovic’s German shepherd Otto lunged out an open window and bit him.

Tree Farmer Returns Wedding Band Lost 15 Years Ago

WHITE, N.J. – A farmer sticking trees in the ground spotted something shiny in the soil. It was a wedding ring that slipped off a customer’s finger 15 years ago, NJ.com reported. The reunion was bittersweet for David Penner, whose wife of 42 years died just three months ago.

NJ Transit Station Begins Screening for Explosives

SECAUCUS, N.J. – Commuters at NJ Transit’s Secaucus station started getting screened Wednesday for explosives, NJ.com reported. The TSA is using a new device which monitors body density and doesn’t require commuters to empty their pockets.