Regional Briefs – March 19, 2017

Quacks on the Tracks: NYPD Rescues Duck From Subway

BROOKLYN – NYPD officers found themselves chasing down a duck that strayed onto the L line tracks Friday morning, The Associated Press reported. It took four officers but New York’s Finest finally got the quack under control. Transit Chief Joseph Fox quipped that the “apprehension went swimmingly.”

Man Struck, Injured by Train Claims He Had Bomb

HILLSDALE, N.J. – A man struck by a NJ Transit train Friday night was arrested after he told police that he had a bomb, The Associated Press reported. Jordan Konikoff, 30, suffered minor facial injuries, then made the bomb threat. No explosive device was found.

Officer Gets Prison in Crash That Left Man in a Coma

JERSEY CITY – A city patrolman was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for a hit and run that left a pedestrian in a coma, the Jersey Journal reported. Jermaine Gonzalez, 34, struck Firas Natsheh, 43, a Jordanian immigrant. Natsheh remains in a coma.

Chelsea Clinton Joins Expedia Board of Directors

NEW YORK – Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of President Bill Clinton, is joining the board of directors of online travel booking site Expedia, where she will likely earn in excess of $250,000, The Associated Press reported. It comes amid reports she is looking to run for political office in New York.