Regional Briefs – December 11, 2016

NY State Police Warning Residents of Phishing Scam

ALBANY – Police are warning New Yorkers of a phishing scam, in which scammers claim to be members of the State Police and tell people their identity has been stolen, or that they’re being investigated. The phone number displayed on caller IDs is 518-897-2000.

Car Crashes Through Home, Bumps Man in the Head

QUEENS – A driver slammed through a brick wall Friday night, coming close to a man sitting in bed in his Howard Beach neighborhood, The Associated Press reported. He had stepped on the accelerator instead of the brakes while attempting to avoid another car. Homeowner Andrew Terrana, 34, got a bump in the head.

NY Loosens More Medical-Marijuana Rules

ALBANY – New York state announced the lifting of a cap on the number of cannabis products dispensaries may manufacture and sell, The Associated Press reported. Officials also plan to allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to certify patients, and include chronic pain on the list of qualifying conditions.