Regional Briefs – May 22, 2017

Cafe Worker Fired Over Anti-Cop Insults on Receipt

GALLOWAY, N.J. – A cafe worker who wrote insults in Spanish on a police officer’s receipt Sunday was fired from Romanelli’s Garden Café, The Associated Press reported. Owner Drew Huggard apologized and said he supports police.

1-year-old Child Drowns in House Swimming Pool

KINDERHOOK, N.Y. – A 1-year-old child tragically died Friday afternoon when he was found unconscious in his family home’s swimming pool, The Associated Press reported. Police are investigating the death as an accident.

Firetruck Overturns While Responding to EMS Call

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. – A firetruck loaded down with nearly 1,000 gallons of water overturned rolled down an embankment Sunday afternoon while returning from an emergency, The Associated Press reported. Four firefighters suffered minor injuries. It took two tow trucks to pull the truck back onto the road after the water was drained.

Animal Welfare Agents Find 61 Cats Inside Home

KENT, N.Y. – Animal welfare agents found 61 living cats and nine dead ones inside a home last week, the Journal News reported. The felines were removed and owner, who has been hospitalized, is expected to be charged with animal cruelty.

Helicopter Crashes in New Jersey, 2 Onboard Not Hurt

LINDEN, N.J. – A helicopter hovering a few feet off the ground at Linden Airport crashed Saturday, but the instructor and student on board were not injured, WNBC reported. Only minor damage was reported to the copter.

300 Acres Added to Adirondacks to Settle Dispute

ALBANY – New York signed ceremonial maps Monday to add 296 acres to Adirondack Park, settling decades of differences between the state and a group of residents, The Associated Press reported. For years, state and private claims overlapped. Stakeholders finally agreed the state would give up its claims if the private owners paid for other land.