Regional Briefs – December 20, 2016

Truck Crash Spills 40,000 Lb. of Syrup

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. – A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of syrup jackknifed near the NJ Turnpike Tuesday, spilling its load onto the roadway, The Associated Press reported. The syrup shifted as the driver made a turn.

Firefighter Injured Falling Off Fire Engine

TRENTON – A firefighter was severely injured Monday after falling out of a fire engine when the vehicle rounded a curve, NJ.com reported. Officials say it appears the man will make a full recovery.

Stray Bullet Whizzes Into NY Classroom

BROOKLYN – A stray bullet flew through a window into a Canarsie high school classroom and struck a bulletin board on Tuesday, The Associated Press reported. None of the students were injured and police don’t believe the school was targeted.

Third Sea Lion Dies In Zoo in 4 Months

ROCHESTER – A third sea lion died unexpectedly at a Rochester zoo in four months, The Associated Press reported. Sunny, a pup born in June, showed no cause of death.

NYC to Retest Schools For Lead in Water

NEW YORK – All NYC public schools will be retested for lead in the water, the Daily News reported. This time the water won’t be flushed the night before to clear it of sediment.