Regional Briefs – June 7, 2017

9/11 Dedication Planned for Rescue Workers

NEW YORK – A permanent dedication will be erected at the 9/11 Memorial to honor rescue workers, The Associated Press reported. Bloomberg Philanthropies will fund the site that will be located on the Memorial Glade, a grassy clearing at the 8-acre plaza.

Owner Charged After 2 Pit Bulls Attack Young Girl

HERKIMER, N.Y. – A 12-year-old girl was savagely attacked by two pit bulls while waiting for her school bus, The Associated Press reported. Aaron Brown, 25, was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment for allowing his dogs to run loose. The victim is recovering.

NY Lawmakers Strengthen Animal Cruelty Penalties

ALBANY – People convicted of extreme animal cruelty would be prohibited from owning a pet under legislation passed Tuesday by the state Senate, The Associated Press reported. The bill passed on the annual animal advocacy day, which brought dogs, owls, hawks, reptiles and a pony to the Capitol.

Atlantic City Councilman Wins Democrat Mayor Primary

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – A councilman sharply critical of Atlantic City’s Republican mayor over the state takeover won the Democratic primary Tuesday, The Associated Press reported. While Marty Small won more votes, Frank Gilliam got most of the absentee ballots.